Central Oregon high school football Week 4 scores, schedules

Below is a look at the scores from the third four of action for 2023, provided by ScoreStream.

Culver already played on Thursday night, falling to Willamina 69-50.

You can also find the full 2023 football schedules for Central Oregon High Schools at these links

Bend | Caldera | Crook County | Culver | La Pine | Madras | Mountain ViewRedmond | Ridgeview | Sisters | Summit

 

 

▶️ Culver teacher named Jefferson County Regional Teacher of Year

Culver Elementary School 5th Grade teacher Rebecca Brouillard has been named Jefferson County Regional Teacher of the Year by the Oregon Department of Education.

Brouillard was presented with the honor at a surprise assembly at the school on Wednesday afternoon.

DOE, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery, said regional teachers of the year are nominated by students, colleagues, administrators and friends or family members.

“I believe all students are capable of making progress, and I will help them… it is essential to cultivate a classroom culture of learning and growth for all students,” Brouillard is quoted from her application, according to DOE.

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Each of Oregon’s regional teachers of the year win a $1,000 cash prize and are in the running for Oregon’s 2023-24 Teacher of the Year. That will be announced in October.

The Oregon Lottery, which has allocated revenue to public education since 1995, said it has sent $400,000 to the Culver School District in the past year and more than $2 million to Jefferson County.

▶️ Trout Creek Fire near Madras 95% contained

The Trout Creek Fire, which started Sunday north of Madras, was 95% contained Wednesday.

The U.S. Forest Service said the fire is still at 1,550 acres, where it has stayed for the past couple of days.

Firefighters were focusing on extinguishing small pockets of remaining heat within the interior of the fire and continuing to secure control lines along the perimeter, USFS said.

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▶️ COCC announces 11 percent enrollment growth for fall 2023 term

Central Oregon Community College announced double-digit enrollment growth Tuesday, reversing a trend.

“Since the pandemic, we’ve been seeing decreases,” Director of Admissions Tyler Hayes said. “Which is why it’s so exciting to see positive growth.”

He says the trend is national. Community colleges across the nation are seeing increases in enrollment. COCC attributes the growth to flexibility and affordability.

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“In this economy and with this labor market students are recognizing that value,” he said.

“Instead of paying, you know, upwards of ten, $20,000 per term, you could be around $5,000, or $1,500 per term,” said Ryan Crouter, a second-year education student at COCC.

Crouter also works on campus at the bookstore. This week, he’s been prepping for the incoming wave of students.

“Paramedic, aviation, there’s a culinary program. There’s just tons of different options,” he said. “I think it draws a big range of students from all over the world with just the amount of programs we have.”

Numbers on all COCC campuses are up, but the most significant increase is in Madras — an 87% jump.

“We’re going to be offering nursing, nursing assistant, and medical assisting programs in the coming year, so we’re seeing students start to take their prerequisites out on that campus this year,” Hayes said.

COCC expects even more students to trickle in before classes begin Monday.

“We’re excited to provide those opportunities and be accessible to students and help them succeed,” Hayes said.

▶️ Trout Creek Fire north of Madras 1,550 acres, 25% contained

A wildfire that started north of Madras Sunday afternoon has been mapped at 1,550 acres as of Monday afternoon and is 25% contained.

The Trout Creek Fire started about 1:00 p;m. Sunday. It was burning in grass, brush, and juniper on private lands, but was threatening Prineville BLM administered lands.

The Forest Service did not announce the cause.

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USFS said firefighting resources will remain on the fire. Resources responding were the local Rangeland Protection Association, Jefferson County, BLM and USFS.

Drivers should be aware that there could be potential delays on Highway 97 north of Madras.

 

▶️ Hundreds of bikers deliver teddy bears to hospitals in Central Oregon

Abate of Oregon and Wildhorse Harley-Davidson held their 25th Annual Teddy Bear Run Saturday.

Hundreds of bikers gathered at Wildhorse Harley-Davidson in Bend with new teddy bears and stuffed animals strapped to them.

They will deliver thousands of stuffed toys to St. Charles Hospitals in Central Oregon to calm frightened children during their visits.

All the bikers were invited by the nurses at St. Charles to stop by for a BBQ at Smith Rock Ranch.

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▶️ Bend woman pleads not guilty to 5 murder charges in Crook County

A Bend woman accused of kidnapping and murdering a Madras man last year pleaded not guilty to all charges in Crook County Circuit Court Friday morning, according to court records.

Audrey Nicole Hahn, 31, is charged with three counts of first degree murder, two counts of second degree murder and two counts of kidnapping in the case of Thomas Patrick Nielson, 61. A grand jury added the stipulation “with a firearm” to all those charges Thursday. 

In one of the counts, Hahn is accused of “intentional maiming or torture.”

Hahn is also charged with unlawful use of a weapon with a firearm and felon in possession of a firearm. Hahn has a conviction from Jefferson County last year for third-degree theft, according to court records.

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Charging documents say the crimes happened on or between Sept. 7 and Sept. 11, 2022.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police put out an alert last September asking the public’s help in finding Nielson. The alert stated he was last seen on Sept. 6, 2022, leaving his home at 1610 SW Culver Highway in Madras.

The Madras Pioneer reported on Sept. 19, 2022, that the same house burned down in a fire.

Crook County District Attorney Kari Hathorn says her office cannot comment on the case because the investigation is ongoing.

Central Oregon high school football Week 3 scores, schedules

Below is a look at the scores from the third week of action for 2023, provided by ScoreStream.

You can also find the full 2023 football schedules for Central Oregon High Schools at these links

Bend | Caldera | Crook County | Culver | La Pine | Madras | Mountain ViewRedmond | Ridgeview | Sisters | Summit

 

 

▶️ Firearm stipulation added to 5 murder charges against Bend woman

A grand jury in Crook County has added firearms stipulations to the murder and kidnapping charges that Bend woman is facing involving a Madras man.

Audrey Nicole Hahn, 31, was initially charged with three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of kidnapping in the case of Thomas Patrick Nielson. The 61-year-old disappeared in early September 2022.

On Thursday, Crook County Circuit Court records indicated that the grand jury added a “with a firearm” stipulation to all those counts. In one of the counts, Hahn is accused of “intentional maiming or torture.”

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They also added charges of unlawful use of a weapon with a firearm and felon in possession of a firearm. Hahn has a conviction from Jefferson County last year for third-degree theft, according to court records.

Hahn’s arraignment on the indictment is set for Friday.

Charging documents say the crimes happened on or between Sept. 7 and Sept. 11, 2022.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police put out an alert last September asking the public’s help in finding Nielson. The alert stated he was last seen on Sept. 6, 2022, leaving his home at 1610 SW Culver Highway in Madras.

The Madras Pioneer reported on Sept. 19, 2022, that the same house burned down in a fire.

▶️ Madras salon gives free hairstyling to students to start school year

A salon in Madras is making sure students are looking their best for the beginning of the school year.

Anyone Pre-K through 12th grade got a free haircut, hair tinsel or manicure from Meraki Salon Thursday.

The owners say this is a simple way they can help the younger people in their community feel confident in the classroom. 

“We just wanted to be able to show our appreciation to the business. And as busy as we’ve been, we want to be able to get back to the way that we we can,” said Andi, the salon co-owner and hairstylist.

Chairs at the salon were completely filled and the salon hopes this helps build pride in the kids as they head back to school. 

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