Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

Meet the school boards around J.C.

Meet the school boards around J.C.

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School board members tell why they do what they do and how districts have changed over the years in the county.
1st baby of 2020 joins family

1st baby of 2020 joins family

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Culver baby arrived several weeks early, surprising his parents and siblings.
Scouts will pick up old trees Saturday

Scouts will pick up old trees Saturday

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It's not too late to have local Scouts pick up and dispose of your Christmas tree.
Many programs in the works for 2020

Many programs in the works for 2020

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Jefferson County Library planning craft nights, films and more in the new year.
Racers rally to make Ezra smile

Racers rally to make Ezra smile

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Hero cards came from all across U.S. and Canada in support of young boy who suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Birth announcements

Birth announcements

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Birth announcements for the week of Jan. 1, 2020, at St. Charles Madras hospital.
'A bolt of cloth'

'A bolt of cloth'

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Pioneer story from 1945 outlines one theory of how Madras got its name. Others disagree.
First Thursday art walk this week

First Thursday art walk this week

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Madras Downtown Association is hosting their monthly event Thursday, January 2.
'What is the Bible?' class starts Sunday

'What is the Bible?' class starts Sunday

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Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and St. Mark's Episcopal Church class explores scripture.
Making a 'Big Resolution' in 2020

Making a 'Big Resolution' in 2020

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Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for mentor volunteers in 2020. Informational meetings set for January.
Central Oregon high school writing contest opens

Central Oregon high school writing contest opens

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The tri-county contest focuses on the Oregon High Desert. The winner receives $250.
It's a 'Miracle' cat survived

It's a 'Miracle' cat survived

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Cat found in a tote has been returned to its grateful owner; Humane Society seeks help for other animals.
Interpretive programs offered at Bachelor

Interpretive programs offered at Bachelor

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Snowshoe, snowboard or ski with a ranger and learn about the area's ecology, geology and wildlife.
Four Belknap sons follow in father's footsteps

Four Belknap sons follow in father's footsteps

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All four sons of one of Central Oregon's earliest doctors, Horace Belknap, all became doctors as well
Churches offer Christmas services

Churches offer Christmas services

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Blue Christmas Wednesday, Dec. 18; Christmas Eve services at several churches; Christmas Mass at Catholic churches
Gift donations accepted until Dec. 23

Gift donations accepted until Dec. 23

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Operation Rudolph volunteers keep wrapping until just days before Christmas.
Merry music to all Madras Elementary students

Merry music to all Madras Elementary students

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Students perform at winter concert for the first year with a certified teacher.
VFW Auxiliary puts together stockings for VA Medical Center

VFW Auxiliary puts together stockings for VA Medical Center

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The project fits with Auxiliary's mission to help veterans and their family.
Santa Claus is 'flying' to town

Santa Claus is 'flying' to town

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No sightings of flying reindeer or festive red sleigh full of gifts are expected.
Birth announcement

Birth announcement

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Birth announcement for the week of Dec. 18, 2019 at St. Charles Madras hospital.
Shaniko mom fights for Oregonians' rights to care for their…

Shaniko mom fights for Oregonians' rights to care for their…

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Keelia Carver lost her 4-year-old son last year. Now she is helping families have the funerals and burials they want.
Revamping Elks bingo

Revamping Elks bingo

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Long-time bingo player wants to get more involvement from the community as new organizer for weekly event.
Can you 'bee'lieve it? Bees active year round

Can you 'bee'lieve it? Bees active year round

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Harsh winters can be detrimental to bee colonies used to pollinate C.O. seed crops.
Pet act comes to PAC Thursday, Dec. 12

Pet act comes to PAC Thursday, Dec. 12

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The World Famous Popovich Pet Theater trains rescue animals, has been on 'America's Got Talent'
Unmistakable blue and gold corduroy

Unmistakable blue and gold corduroy

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Madras FFA member receives FFA jacket from Northwest Farm Credit Services through the Blue Jacket Experience.
Operation Rudolph now in full swing

Operation Rudolph now in full swing

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Drop-off locations for gifts are set up around town and gift wrapping is set to begin.
Giving thanks

Giving thanks

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Last year's Jefferson County Winter Shelter guests are giving back and helping out.
What it means to be truly thankful on Thanksgiving

What it means to be truly thankful on Thanksgiving

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Thankfulness should encompass character, not just possessions and lead into contentment.
Library's kids section gets facelift

Library's kids section gets facelift

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The renovation is expected to be completed by the start of summer, in time for the summer reading program.
Country Christmas this weekend

Country Christmas this weekend

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The bazaar runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.

W.S. elder travels to teach urban kids

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W.S. elder travels to teach urban kids
Linda Meanus travels to valley to talk to Lake Oswego fifth graders about native life in Oregon.

Program must go on despite lack of drivers

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Program must go on despite lack of drivers
Meals on Wheels in Jefferson County is struggling to find volunteers to deliver food.

Getting involved and giving back during…

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Getting involved and giving back during…
Churches are holding holiday dinners and local food pantries are looking for volunteers and donations.

Last chance Farmers Market Direct Checks

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Last chance Farmers Market Direct Checks
J.C. Public Health is hosting a fresh produce event for WIC participants Nov. 22.

Concert to benefit Madras Gospel Mission

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Concert to benefit Madras Gospel Mission
Mud Spring Gospel Band will play at 2 p.m. Saturday at Madras Free Methodist Church.

Warm Springs musicians to be featured

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Warm Springs musicians to be featured
COCC celebrates Native American Heritage Month with documentary, flute, rap performances.

First Thursday Art Walk back Nov. 7

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First Thursday Art Walk back Nov. 7
The Madras Downtown Association plans to host a sneak peek of its new storefront.

Birth anouncements

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Birth anouncements
Birth announcements from the week of Nov. 6, 2019 at St. Charles Madras hospital.

Veterans celebrated around Jefferson County

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Veterans celebrated around Jefferson County
Check out events around the county, including a concert, parade and program.

Prospective Bobcats invited to preview day

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Prospective Bobcats invited to preview day
Students considering attending college can learn about programs of study at preview day Nov. 8.

Halloween happenings, high jinks and haunting fun…

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Halloween happenings, high jinks  and haunting fun…
Jefferson County gears up for some family friendly fun on the spooky holiday.

Birth announcements

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Birth announcements
Birth announcements for the week of Oct. 30, 2019 at St. Charles Madras hospital.

COCC to hold health degree info session

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COCC to hold health degree info session
Session to provide info on college's Allied Health programs isset for Nov. 12.

New J.C. fair and rodeo court rides in

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New J.C. fair and rodeo court rides in
Aschten Thomas was crowned 2019 queen and with Brianna Smith as this year's princess.

Independence from Hunger funds distributed in county

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Independence from Hunger funds distributed in county
Grocery Outlet distributes funds from July fundraiser to Kids Club and Winter Shelter.

A difference of opinion? Listen before you respond

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A difference of opinion? Listen before you respond
Express love through your conversations and learn to really listen to those with differnt points of view.

Dia de los Muertos celebration set

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Dia de los Muertos celebration set
Madras Downtown Association and Latino Community Association team up to host celebration for the Mexican Holiday.

Quilts, crafts, cakes featured at bazaar

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Quilts, crafts, cakes featured at bazaar
Christmas bazaar set as fundraiser for the Community Center, featuring vendors, bake sale and quilt auction.

New art exhibit at COCC

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New art exhibit at COCC
A range of works from COCC art faculty members will be showcased in the exhibit, which runs Nov. 7-29.

Holiday food basket applications open

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Holiday food basket applications open
The Culver Community Improvement Group provides food and gifts at Christmastime to those needing assistance.

JCESD looks to fill vacant Culver seat

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JCESD looks to fill vacant Culver seat
Applicant must be at least 18 years old and live within the Culver School District.

Volunteers vital to fill gaps in community

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Volunteers vital to fill gaps in community
J.C. community organizations rely on volunteers, but a shortage leaves some of them struggling.

Birth announcement

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Birth announcement
Birth announcement for the week of Oct. 23, 2019, at St. Charles Madras hospital.

No tricks just treats in downtown Madras

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No tricks just treats in downtown Madras
Downtown Association hosts Halloween fun for families before sunset on Oct. 31.

'Buckshot and Blossoms' opens Thursday

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'Buckshot and Blossoms' opens Thursday
Wild comedy in the Wild West as Theatre Guild presents four day run of fall play at Madras PAC.

OSU professor receives award

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OSU professor receives award
Central Oregon OSU Extension's Glenda Hyde is honored for her distinguished service.

November free films revealed

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November free films revealed
Old, new and true, the library film center offers diverse films for next month.

Chamber invites business costumes

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Chamber invites business costumes
The last day to enter the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce's Merchant Halloween Costume Contest.

Services shower families with fun, information

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Services shower families with fun, information
Community baby showers around Central Oregon over the weekend bring out expectant families.

Outdoor School has lasting impact for J.C. fifth…

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Outdoor School has lasting impact for J.C. fifth…
Works to build relationships, self-esteem, confidence, and camp family for fifth graders from around the region.

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