Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

Home services during COVID-19

Home services during COVID-19

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Jefferson County Public Health on staying safe while allowing workers in your home.
Looking Back

Looking Back

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Antelope holds first stampede; Potter orchard plants trees; Kah-Nee-Tah plans 2nd phase; woman sues GM
Librarians are on the loose

Librarians are on the loose

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New library bilingual video podcast engages families by highlighting children's books, local organizations
2020 Latino Fest goes virtual this Saturday

2020 Latino Fest goes virtual this Saturday

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The 90-minute video featuring Madras Latino business owners and individuals will air Saturday, Sept. 12
COCC visiting scholar program goes virtual

COCC visiting scholar program goes virtual

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Talks on race and gender reform, vaccines, and the fate of food will be open to the public.
Central Oregon clean energy conference starts Sept. 15

Central Oregon clean energy conference starts Sept. 15

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Arlene Burns will participate in opening plenary session, 'The Climate Crisis: How to Take Bold Actions That Pay Off'
Public Health encourages limiting gatherings

Public Health encourages limiting gatherings

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Small gatherings have led to large spread of COVID-19, Jefferson County health department says.
Public Health explains school reopening metrics

Public Health explains school reopening metrics

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Ashwood School will likely be able to open because of its remote, rural nature.
SMART Reading makes changes for new school year

SMART Reading makes changes for new school year

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Nonprofit will distribute books, and volunteers will offer virtual reading sessions.
COCC has plans for fall

COCC has plans for fall

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In-person, online and hybrid classes will be available for students; safety precautions are in place.
COURTESY PHOTO - Oregon Farm Bureau is looking for pictures for its 2021 Oregon's Bounty calendar.

Farm Bureau seeks pics of Oregon agriculture for calendar

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The deadline for submissions is Sept. 15; winning entries will be featured in 2021.
Helping businesses survive COVID

Helping businesses survive COVID

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Chamber promotes Chamber Cheer and Chamber-Jefferson County Talks programs during pandemic
Public Health addresses school closure

Public Health addresses school closure

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The county health department explains what it would take for local schools to reopen.
Local nonprofits get help

Local nonprofits get help

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United Way of Central Oregon's latest round of grants includes several nonprofits from Jefferson County.
Kirk wins Governor's Arts Award

Kirk wins Governor's Arts Award

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Simnasho resident Roberta Kirk is recognized for clothing, beadwork and taking on apprentices.
County prioritizes COVID-19 testing for vulnerable…

County prioritizes COVID-19 testing for vulnerable…

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Long-term care facilities and daycares among those targeted for coronavirus tests.
Mexican seafood eatery opens for dine-in and take-out

Mexican seafood eatery opens for dine-in and take-out

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Antojitos Family Restaurant gets a second chance after closing for the pandemic
Jefferson County remains on governor's Watch List

Jefferson County remains on governor's Watch List

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Jefferson County Public Health's weekly update explains Watch List, need for those exposed to isolate.
SGT Dillon James Brown, US Army

SGT Dillon James Brown, US Army

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SGT Dillon James Brown, US ArmyJan. 11, 1995 - July 31, 2020Former Madras resident stationed at Fort Belvoir, VirginiaA full obituary will appear in…
Sharing what they love in Shaniko

Sharing what they love in Shaniko

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Mother-daughter duo Joni and Olivia Harms will put on a free country-western concert Saturday afternoon, Aug. 1 during Shaniko Days
Wandering Chef brings global tastes to Madras

Wandering Chef brings global tastes to Madras

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Thomas Lubinski opens The Wandering Chef on Fifth Street, serving international-inspired sandwiches
Care facilities may start having outdoor visitation

Care facilities may start having outdoor visitation

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Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are included in new guidelines.
Fundraiser benefits Humane Society executive director

Fundraiser benefits Humane Society executive director

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An online GoFundMe fundraiser is underway to benefit Jerilee Drynan, the executive director of the Madras and The Dalles Humane Societies, who had…
Jefferson County Public Health Department Update

Jefferson County Public Health Department Update

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Local Businesses and following the Governor's Orders, and COVID-19, WIC and clinic updates
Red Cross seeks volunteers

Red Cross seeks volunteers

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Wildfire season and COVID-19 increase demand for trained disaster volunteers.
Dr. Shani Rehwinkel graduates

Dr. Shani Rehwinkel graduates

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Dr. Shani A. Rehwinkel, daughter of Lyle and Laura Rehwinkel, of Madras, graduated with her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Regis University in…
Locals make OSU Honor Roll

Locals make OSU Honor Roll

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A total of 7,004 students earned a 3.5 or higher at Oregon State University Spring term.
Modified fair entries due July 17

Modified fair entries due July 17

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The Jefferson County Fair will take entries starting Friday for the open class exhibits and talent show.
MHS students earn FFA state degrees

MHS students earn FFA state degrees

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Amber Simmons and Katie Weygandt talk about their time with FFA and the importance of agriculture.
Latino Community Association gives COVID aid

Latino Community Association gives COVID aid

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Local nonprofit says immigrants are affected by COVID but aren't getting government help.

Weight loss contest ends Saturday

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Weight loss contest ends Saturday
Movin' Mountains final weigh-ins will be held Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11.

4-H/FFA Market Animal Sale set for July 26

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4-H/FFA Market Animal Sale set for July 26
The Jefferson County Livestock Association is holding the annual sale, along with a barbecue.

Suttle Lake Loop Trail closes for tree removal

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Suttle Lake Loop Trail closes for tree removal
Starting Monday, the trail will be closed between lodge and Blue Bay Campground for about a week.

Sole' Rose Wolfe-EsquiroElliana Theresa King

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Sole' Rose Wolfe-EsquiroElliana Theresa King
Sole was born to William and Sasha Wolfe-Esquiro. Elliana was born to Dalton King and Correa.

VFW to hold membership drive

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VFW to hold membership drive
State Commander George Carrol will visit Madras Stay Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday for the event.

Veteran bikers stop in Madras

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Veteran bikers stop in Madras
The Oregon Veterans Motorcycle Association rode to dedicate Highway 26 as a POW/MIA Memorial Highway.

Local students graduate from Oregon State University

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Local students graduate from Oregon State University
More than 7,000 students representing all 50 states and 73 countries have earned degrees as part of Oregon State University's class of 2020.

Community offers show of support to Madras Police,…

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Community offers show of support to Madras Police,…
About a dozen people delivered gift baskets to the Madras Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Museum at Warm Springs to open July 7

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Museum at Warm Springs to open July 7
New exhibit, 'The Path of Resilience,' will run through Sept. 26. The museum had been closed since April 1.

Talk focuses on wildflowers in Crooked River…

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Talk focuses on wildflowers in Crooked River…
'What's Blooming Now in the Grasslands?' will be presented via Zoom at 10 a.m. June 27

Tumalo Falls day-use area opens

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Tumalo Falls day-use area opens
Physical distancing is required, as are masks when 6 feet of distance cannot be kept.

Fire district honors volunteers

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Fire district honors volunteers
The Jefferson County Fire District No. 1 recognized its volunteers on June 19.

Dennis, Holcomb receive scholarships

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Dennis, Holcomb receive scholarships
The Madras FFA Alumni gave $750 each to Bailey Dennis and Aspen Holcomb for their service with FFA.

Halliday and Solis honored for turn-around during…

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Halliday and Solis honored for turn-around during…
Cameryn Halliday found a purpose in band and drama, while Angel Solis conquered procrastination.

Veteran motorcyle riders honor POW/MIA

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Veteran motorcyle riders honor POW/MIA
Dedication of Highway 26 as a memorial highway will drive through Madras Saturday, June 27.

Indian Head Casino opens Thursday

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Indian Head Casino opens Thursday
Occupancy will be limited to 250, no smoking allowed, and plexiglass will shield several areas.

Students recognized for turnaround

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Students recognized for turnaround
Dapri Miller and Andrew Ganuza started high school unmotivated, but both made huge strides by their senior years.

Birth Announcements

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Birth Announcements
ArVonius Daniel Smith, Warm SpringsKai Lawrence Wolfe, MadrasPaul Elden Birky, Madras

Fighting the climate battle

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Fighting the climate battle
Warm Springs resident Katherine Quaid intent on making a difference with WECAN

Saturday Market returns this week

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Saturday Market returns this week
The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sahalee Park; no music or hanging out, but lots of fresh produce.

Library gears up for busy summertime

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Library gears up for busy summertime
New website, summer youth and adult reading programs, online book club and more

A horse of a different ... stripe?

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A horse of a different ... stripe?
Bordeom led Culver sophomore Morgan Brandon to transform her horse in an unexpected way.

Madras grad set for June 13, Culver for May 30

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Madras grad set for June 13, Culver for May 30
Madras graduation will be drive-through; Culver's will be in gym, but individually.

COCC's Salmon Bake features online events

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COCC's Salmon Bake features online events
Native American flute concert, Zoom weaving class, and storyteller Jefferson Greene among events.

Youth corps is taking applications

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Youth corps is taking applications
16- to 18-year-olds in Central Oregon can apply for work; pay is $12 per hour, 36 hours per week.

13-year-old makes art for East Cascade residents

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13-year-old makes art for East Cascade residents
Breanna Lacey and her mother, Stacy, gathered funds to make 60 care packages for retirement community.

Madras Saturday Market set to open June 6

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Madras Saturday Market set to open June 6
The board is limiting vendors to those with products grown, made or designed in Oregon.

Flattening the online learning curve at COCC

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Flattening the online learning curve at COCC
In an academic environment that's gone virtual, COCC students share how they're staying the course.

Farm Bureau seeks calendar pictures

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Farm Bureau seeks calendar pictures
All entries will get a free calendar; those selected will get photo credit. Any ag subject is welcome.

MHS, Bridges graduation set for June 13; Culver May…

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MHS, Bridges graduation set for June 13; Culver May…
Distancing requirements will be adhered to, but students will get to walk across a stage, schools say.

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