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KWSO Calendar for Mon., Jun. 14, 2021

The “Take Your Shot, Oregon” campaign reminds everyone when you get a COVID-19 vaccination before June 28th – you are eligible to win a one million dollar grand prize. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community. In Warm Springs You can call the Health & Wellness Center to schedule a vaccination by calling 541-2131. Jefferson County Public Health is having a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for everyone 12 and older tomorrow from 5:30PM to 8:30PM at the Oregon Child Development Coalition Childcare Center. No appointment is needed. To learn more call 541-475-4456.
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1946: Plans shared for development of the Cove Palisades Park

Oregon Department of Corrections representative visits Madras to discuss possible prison site 25 years ago. On last Friday, in the section east of Ashwood known as the Muddy Creek section, occurred one of the worst cloud bursts and waterspouts that has ever occurred in the territory. In a letter to County Roadmaster Raymond Heider, Jesse Kilts, well-known resident of that section says, "The cloud burst today (Friday) was serious and did a great deal of damage. Muddy Creek fill is completely washed out and the bridge at Davis' is gone. To a great extent, the road is torn up and in many places it is filled with rock. My impression is that it is much worse farther down the creek. I believe the bridge at the Frates place is out as I don't see how it could possibly stand the strain of the rushing waters. Muddy Creek was a wide flooded river taking trees and boulders with it. From the top of the hill at Ollers I could see Cherry Creek was full to the banks." Mr. Heider left Wednesday morning to view the damage and prepare for the necessary repairs. This is a portion of the road from Ashwood to Mitchell and was only recently completed. People who had traveled the road say that it was an excellent piece of road construction, being better than the average road in this section. It is probable that rebuilding the road will commence at once, although members of the County Court have, as yet, not learned the exact condition of it.
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July 4 celebration slated

The community event includes parade, vendors, concert, flag ceremony and fireworks. The annual Fourth of July Celebration is set for Sunday, July 4 in Madras. A celebration in the park is planned for noon to 3 p.m. at Sahalee Park and will include food and craft vendors. The FunBobby band will entertain with their high-energy, danceable '80s hits. The parade beings at 1 p.m., and a flag ceremony follows at 2:30 p.m. A fireworks display will begin at dusk.
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KWSO Calendar for Fri., Jun. 10, 2021

The “Take Your Shot, Oregon” campaign reminds everyone when you get a COVID-19 vaccination before June 28th – you are eligible to win a one million dollar grand prize. In Warm Springs You can call the Health & Wellness Center to schedule a vaccination by calling 541-2131. It’s Senior Breakfast...
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Legion hosts Flag Retirement event on Flag Day

The Jefferson County American Legion Post 125 will hold a Flag Retirement event for the community on Flag Day, Monday, June 14 at 3 p.m. The Jefferson County American Legion Post 125 will hold a Flag Retirement event for the community on Flag Day, Monday, June 14 at 3 p.m. at the Community Center Veteran Healing Memorial, 860 SW Madison St. in Madras.
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KWSO Calendar for Sat., June 12, 2021

Warm Springs Branch of Public Utilities reminds community members to please conserve water. Do not leave water running and limit lawn and garden watering to ensure adequate water levels are maintained in reservoirs. Water conservation is something we can all remain focused on throughout this summer, as something we can do to help the community.
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Battle of the Books champs

The Madras Elementary Eagles team won the Jefferson County district championship. After a hard-fought battle that put their knowledge to the absolute test, a team of four Madras Elementary students emerged as the first ever Jefferson County School District Oregon Battle of the Books winner. The championship began Wednesday morning,...
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Governor declares drought emergency

Jefferson County puts up $10,000 for marketing to encourge sharing resources. Tuesday, June 8, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order declaring a state of drought emergency in Jefferson and Deschutes counties due to lack of precipitation and unusually low snowpack and streamflow. A second declaration includes Crook, Harney,...
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Madras Elementary gets seismic retrofit grant

Oregon Business distributes the grant to schools and emergency services buildings across the state. The Jefferson County School District is one of almost two dozen school districts across Oregon to receive a seismic rehabilitation grant from Business Oregon. The grant is worth $1,665,979 and will be used to design and...
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Fishing pond gets lined

Workers installed the liner in the fishing pond at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Monday morning. Workers installed the liner in the fishing pond at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Monday morning, as part of an effort to repair the pond's leaking original clay surface. "Somebody will be fishing this summer," said...
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Class of 2021: Big firsts for graduations

Students from Madras, Bridges and Culver high schools graduated in three ceremonies Saturday, June 5. Saturday, June 5 was a celebratory bookend to an unprecedented school year when 236 high school seniors graduated in Jefferson County in three separate commencement ceremonies. This was the first time the Jefferson County School...
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KWSO News for Wed., Jun. 9, 2021

The Warm Springs Early Childhood Education Center evacuated their facility late yesterday due to an unknown smell. Public Utilities did respond and has cleared ECE to open today at 1pm. So children in child care can be brought in at 1 this afternoon at Warm Springs ECE. The Warm Springs...
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KWSO COVID-19 UPDATE 6/9/21

The Warm Springs community COVID-19 Update today reports no (ZERO) new case of COVID-19 from 24 tests conducted on Tuesday (06/08/21) at the Health & Wellness Center. There is currently 1 active case of COVID-19 and 2 close contacts receiving daily monitoring. TESTING. If you would like to be tested...
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Life Lemons awards first two scholarships

The May 22 Life Lemons Charitie Scholarship Fundraiser raised nearly $9,000. The Saturday, May 22 Life Lemons Charitie Scholarship Fundraiser brought in close to $9,000, and two high school graduates were awarded scholarships. The event, held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, honored Charitie Lansing, a community volunteer and leader who...