Inmate work crew fills sandbags for city

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A motorized sandbagger, DRCI crew and donated pallets help city prepare for flooding.

Madras Downtown Association plans Chili Cookoff

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More than 20 businesses will be participating by creating their most impressive chilis.

Weather causes date changes at art gallery

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Art Adventure Gallery postpones original March exhibit until April, and schedules interim exhibit.

Sister City students ready to visit Madras

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Students from Tomi City, Japan, are set to arrive in Friday, March 8; MHS students to visit Japan.

Warm Springs artist works to preserve native place names

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A large map, painted on a tule mat canvas, combines history and original names of region.

Pianist lends his talents

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John Nilsen will perform a benefit concert on Friday at the Madras United Methodist Church.

Births

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Birth announcements from the week of March 6, 2019, for St.Charles Madras hospital.

Madras Downtown Association plans Chili Cookoff

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More than 20 businesses will be participating by creating their most impressive chilis.

New owners offer consistent products at Java Rock

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Nichole and Mik Wimpari are keeping the old favorites, emphasizing customer service.

Birth Announcements

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Birth announcements from St. Charles Madras for the week of Feb. 20-27, 2019.

Tena Jackson named 'Most Valuable Banker'

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Longtime local banker surprised by Columbia Bank award for Inland Northwest Region.

Coffee, community key at Human Bean

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New coffee hut is up and running, and ready to get involved in local community.

Cub Scouts plan banquet, Pinewood Derby

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Cub Scout Pack 58 and 65 to hold Blue and Gold Banquet, Pinewood Derby Friday, Feb. 22.

VFW names winners of Patriot's Pen and Teacher of Year

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Winning entries for writing contest were selected from 13; MHS instructor named Teacher of Year.

'Young at Art' features student work

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Madras High School student art and photography is on display at Art Adventure Gallery.

OHSU offers internship opportunity to local students

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MHS and CHS students interested in cancer research are encouraged to apply for internship.

Free day at High Desert Museum

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Free admission to the High Desert Museum on Feb. 23. courtesy of Mid Oreogn Credit Union's program.

COCC works on new automotive certification

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The hybrid and electric vehicle sector are continuing to swerve the car market.

County students earn dean's list recognition and new…

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Students from Jefferson County are being recognized on fall term dean's lists.

Alzheimer's class scheduled at St.Charles Madras

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There will be an Alzheimer's educational program in Madras to discuss the impact of Alzheimer's.

OSU leads research program on hemp

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Hemp is used for animal feed, fiber, and also for its cannabinoid, or CBD, properties.

Season challenging, but water delivered

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Wickiup Reservoir starts season with 198,648 acre feet and ends with 2,682 acre feet.

Chinook Place director emphasizes creating a home

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For Derek Sandlin, details, caring environment make space feel like home for residents.

High Desert exhibit opening

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A new art exhibit is set to debut on Satuday, March 2, at the High Desert Museum.

The 'Monologues' set for the PAC

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'The Vagina Monologues,' will be presented at the Madras Performing Arts Center in Madras.

History pub features Pioneer history

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The presentation, on Feb. 22, will address various elements of the Pioneer's history.

Birth Announcements

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Birth announcements from St. Charles Madras hospital for the week of Feb. 13.

Foster Kids lobby for child welfare reform

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A group of current and former foster youths from across the state met with lawmakers.

509-J holding community engagement nights

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School district will hold meetings Feb. 13, in Warm Springs, and Feb. 20, at MHS.

Columbia Bank donates to Madras warming shelter

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The Warm Hearts Drive raises funds and toiletries for the Jefferson County Warming Shelter.

New exhibit at gallery

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The Art Adventure Gallery's student artwork exhibit is now open, and will run through February.

Madras basalt helping build Columbia jetty

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Central Oregon Basalt Products sends second shipment of boulders for project.

Madras FFA competes at districts

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Eighteen members participate in Central Oregon District Leadership career event.

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Birth announcements from St. Charles Madras hospital for the week of Feb. 6, 2019.

Century Farm and Ranch applications being accepted.

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Oregon families who have farmed portions of their acreage for 100 or 150 years may apply.

Free tax filing

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Community resources throughout Central Oregon are offering free tax filing.

Pacific Power passes on tax cuts

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Pacific Power's 550,000 customers in Oregon will see a decrease in their bills starting Feb. 1.

Don't be afraid to prune blueberries

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The best time to prune is from January to early-March during the dormant period.

Fair Royalty Crowned

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A coronation dinner for Fair and Rodeo Princess Mary Olney and Queen Lindsey Sullivan was held.

Glenn Fessler is Livestockman of the Year

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Glenn Fessler was born in Silverton in 1962, and at the age of 8, his family moved to Madras.

Library announces February free films

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Burt Reynolds, 'RGB,' 'Crazy Rich Asians' among the offerings at the Rodriguez Annex.

Tai chi class popular in Madras

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Sisters Carolyn and Joy Harvey offer exercise classes in Local Motions studio on Culver Highway.

Homeless receive food, services

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Local homeless community surveyed and helped during annual Point-in-Time count and fair.

Births

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Birth announcements from St. Charles Madras hospital for babies born the week of Jan. 25.

An optimistic start to the new year

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In the monthly pastor's column, Pastor Nancy Slabaugh Hart discusses optimism.

Farm Fair expands its offerings

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This year's Central Oregon Farm Fair and Trade Show may look a little different.

509-J holding community engagement nights

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School District 509-J will be holding two community engagement evenings with a meal.

Mosaic Medical to provide care at Saving Grace…

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A Mosaic doctor will be making regular visits to the Saving Grace emergency shelter.

Scouts pick up used Christmas trees

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Cub Scouts in the newly-formed Pack 58, in Madras, offered a Christmas tree removal service.

Fessler named Livestockman of the Year

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Glenn Fessler grew up in Madras and leased the Monroe Ranch in Grizzly in 1992.

Accident injures five

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A three-car accident sent several people to the hospital on Thursday, Jan. 17.

Fair court coronation scheduled

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The public is invited to celebrate the coronation of the Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo Court.

Cultural awards presented

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The Jefferson County Cultural Coalition is announcing the following projects have been awarded grants.

Free museum entry for federal workers

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The High Desert Museum is now offering free admission to furloughed federal employees and their immediate family members for the duration of the…

Birth Announcements

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Birth announcements from St. Charles Madras hospital for the week of Jan. 18.

Pacific Power customers eligible for discounted…

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Nissan is offering Pacific Power customers and employees a $3,500 incentive to purchase an all-electric 2018 or 2019 Nissan LEAF.

Session on health careers

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COCC's Bend campus is hosting an information session on its Allied Health programs, Jan. 23

Going far beyond the map

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Geography studies in COCC geography classes explore cultures, climates and connections.

Culver PTO gets playground grant

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A Northwest Farm Credit Services Rural Community Grant will help support a new playground structure

Diabetes prevention program offered in C.O.

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Group setting provides social support in the free program, with a lifestyle coach.

Scholarship help days at COCC

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The Bend and Redmond campuses are hosting 'Scholarship Day,'on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

Brewpub's owner wants guests to feel at home

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Madras Brewing Co. has had a successful few weeks of business leading up to the grand opening.

Alternative high school program offers students…

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Bridges High School, an alternative program to Madras High School, helps get students on track.

Waterproofing business opens

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Owner has experience and is also a licensed general contractor and does remodeling.

Fair court coronation scheduled

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The public is invited to celebrate the coronation of the Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo Court.

Blood drive in Madras on Jan. 16

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The American Red Cross and MountainStar Family Relief Nursery are co-hosting a blood drive.

Culver FBLA pitches-in

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Throughout October and November, Culver FBLA raised money for the March of Dimes.

Birth announcements

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Birth announcements from St. Charles Madras hospital for the week of Jan. 4 are listed.

Watershed council to meet

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The Middle Deschutes Watershed Council will hold a public meeting on Jan. 22, at 4:30 p.m.

Nominate a favorite teacher

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The Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery, is sponsoring the Oregon Regional Teacher of the Year.

VFW recognizes Voice of Democracy participants

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Madras High School students recive certificates for participation in the Voice of Democracy program.

J.C. Farm Bureau receives state OFB award

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The Jefferson County Farm Bureau recently received the highest level of Agro Award attainable.

Housing Works opens up voucher waiting list

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Will only open Monday, Jan. 14, at 8 a.m. and remain open through Jan. 18, at 5 p.m.

Community website launched for J.C.

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The website promotes events, activities, awareness, and opportunities for community members.

Memorial event for Cora

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Participate in a crossfit program that the girl helped write at a memorial event on Jan. 12.

Central Oregon Farm Fair and Trade Show scheduled…

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What visitors can expect at the 39th annual Central Oregon Farm Fair and Trade Show.

Births

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Birth announcements for babies born at St. Charles Madras hospital between Dec. 31 and Jan. 3.

Hikers visit Otter Bench

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Desert Trail Association member Dan Chamness led a New Year's Eve hike on Otter Bench Trail.

Annual livestock association banquet to be held…

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The Jefferson County Livestock Association will hold their annual banquet on Saturday, Jan. 19.

'Miracle' donation goes to LINC

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The LINC organization, which helps low-income people in the community, received a $900 donation.

LINC volunteers bring gifts to W.S.

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Volunteers from LINC brought some Christmas cheer to students in Warm Springs in December.

Rural advocates help Healthy Beginnings

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Healthy Beginnings, a Central Oreogn nonprofit, is launching its Rural Advocate Program.

Epiphany event celebrates coming of wise men

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Local residents are invited to come celebrate Epiphany, the 12th day of Christmas.

KJIV Radio offers the unexpected

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There's a low-power radio station emitting music from the top of Grizzly Butte.

Kings cake celebrates wise men

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Epiphany, or the arrival of the three wise men, is celebrated with a 'Ring of kings' cake.

Jobs for Life grads tell about goals

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The latest graduating students reside at the Deer Ridge Correctional Facility in Madras.

Class reveals mechanics of the mind

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Central Oregon Community College psychology program takes students to next level

New 'Mamma Mia' film at library

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The Jefferson County Library Film Center will be featuring the new 'Mama Mia' film in January.

Births

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Birth announcements from St. Charles Madras hospital from Nov. 23 through Dec. 21.

Be a master food preserver

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Applications are being accepted for 'Master Food Preserver' volunteer training.

FFA does community service

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The Madras FFA chapter, and students in the Agricultural Leadership class recently did a community service project.

Deputies grow beards for a cause

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office joined the No Shave November effort.

Life coach helps people reach goals

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Local counselor Dan Crowley is now offering services as a life coach to help people reach their goals.

Whale watch time on the coast

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You can view gray whales on the move south again this December off the coast of Oregon.

W.S. healing conference helps ride out the storm

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Pastor Upham shared, 'Healing the Orphan's Heart,' a message of hope, healing and restoration.

Christian School offers preschool story time

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The Madras Christian School is offering 'Your Story Hour,' a free program for preschoolers.

Culver grad helps build house of the future

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Kellian Moore was recently in Dubai as part of Virginia Tech's first-place winning FutureHAUS team.

Warming shelter welcomes local homeless people

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In November, the first full month, we had 205 guest overnight stays and served 450 meals.

Car crashes into yard

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The circumstances of an accident at Seventh and E streets, is still being investigated.

Freeze Your Fanny run coming

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The Freeze Your Fanny event on Dec. 29, is a benefit for MountainStar Relief Nursery.

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