News Stories Wed., Mar. 28, 2018

The Warm Springs Land Buy Back Program is located at the Warm Springs Media Center and now includes two staff – Randy Scott and Tiffiney Yallup. They can assist landowners who have received Buy-Back bids on the options that are available. The current Buy-Back deadline for those who have received bids is coming up on April 24. For information you can also call 541-615-0997.

SALEM, Oregon – Flu season hasn’t relinquished its grip on the nation. In some parts of the country flu cases are on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control says the upswing in flu cases are strain B, not strain A that was so prevalent earlier in the season. Dr. Richard Lehman of the Oregon Health Authority says that’s not the case in Oregon.  He says, “That may be in part because we actually had Influenza B kind of straight on through this flu season, so a lot of people may already be immune.” There are still large numbers of people carrying the flu virus, and Lehman says people who aren’t vaccinated continue to run a risk. The flu season, meanwhile, is expected to continue for several more weeks.

At the Redmond Spring Break Invitational yesterday, it was a good day for Madras Softball. They defeated Cascade 21-11, and then won their game against Redmond 12-11. The White Buffaloes had 36 hits in the two wins. Jiana Smith Francis blasted a pair of three-run homers and finished with eight RBIs in Madras’ five-inning victory over Cascade. Against Redmond, the Buffs’ Niyallee Cochran was 4-for-4 with a home run. Jalaney Suppah hit a three-run double and finished with four RBIs.