Sports…Madras White Buffalo girls basketball lost at Mountain View Friday night, 59-62. Next up for the Lady Buffs is a trip to Valley Catholic on Friday. The boys were defeated by Mountain View Friday night too. They host the Valiants this Friday night.
Jefferson County Public Health is inviting folks an Open House for the new Jefferson County community website called JeffCoConnects. The Open House is this Friday at the COCC Madras Computer Lab from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and will be an opportunity for people who need help to register to use the website and get an orientation to the site. The website features a directory, community calendar, news, projects, events and functions for volunteer recruitment and ePress Releases. The website went live today. You can check it out at www.jeffcoconnects.org.
A confirmed case of measles was identified January third in a Portland hospital, and that person had spent time in The Dalles and Hood River between December 26-31. Measles is a highly contagious disease with the potential to cause significant health complications. Fortunately, due to very high vaccination rates in Oregon, cases of measles are rare. Most Oregonians have been vaccinated against measles and their risk is low. Risk may be higher for unvaccinated persons who may have been exposed at one of these locations: December 29 at The Discovery Center in The Dalles, December 30 at Doppio Café, Goodwill or Full Sail Brewery in Hood River on December 30 or Fred Meyer in The Dalles on December 31.