Sunday October 19

Posted on October 15th in Community Calendar

A free community dinner, eat in or take out (no strings attached), will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at Burns Christian Church, 125 S. Buena Vista. Call 541-573-2216.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Sunday at 7 p.m. at Foursquare Church for 12×12 study.


Monday October 20

Posted on October 15th in Community Calendar

A Walking Class is held each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. indoors at the Harney County Senior and Community Services Center.

Burns Fire Dept. meets each Monday at the Burns Fire Hall at 7 p.m.

The Hines Volunteer Fire Department meets at the Hines Fire Hall each Monday at 7 p.m. (except the last Monday of the month). Prospective members may contact Fire Chief Bob Spence at 541-573-7477 or 541-573-2251.

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Monday at 10 a.m. in the community room at Saginaw Village, 605 N. Saginaw. For more information call 541-589-4405.


Tuesday October 21

Posted on October 15th in Community Calendar

The American Legion Harney County Post #63 meets at 63 W. “C” Street the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Harney County Watershed Council meets the third Tuesday of each month at the EOARC (Section 5) on Hwy. 205 in the conference room at 5:30 p.m.

Sylvia Rebekah Lodge meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at the I.O.O.F. Hall, 348 N. Broadway, at 6:30 p.m.

The Chamber Orchestra meets the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Burns High School Band Room, 1100 Oregon Avenue, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Ken Peckham directing, September through November and January through March.

Harney County Preppers, a group to help people get going and stay going in their preparedness, meets the third Tuesday of the month every other month in the courthouse basement meeting room from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fall open enrollment for Medicare Drug plans and Advantage Healthplans. Trained SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program) will be at the Senior Center, 17 S. Alder, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to help you compare your plans. Call 541-573-6024 for appointments.

Harney Basin Writers meets each Tuesday from noon until 4 p.m. in room 302 of the former Lincoln School, corner of A Street and Court Ave. in Burns. Elevator on the south side. Quiet writing time until 2 p.m., then readings begin. Adults of any writing style are welcome to attend.

A Walking Class is held each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. indoors at the Harney County Senior and Community Services Center.

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program (SHIBA) trained volunteers will be at the Harney County Senior Center each Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call the senior center at 541-573-6024.

Tai Chi for Better Balance with Diane Rapaport is held each Tuesday and Thursday at Harney County Senior and Community Services Center from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — free.

Boy Scouts meet each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the LDS Church in Hines. All boys age 11 and above are welcome to participate.

Alcoholics Anonymous holds an open meeting each Tuesday at Foursquare Church, 74 S. Alvord in Burns at 7 p.m.


Classified Ads

Posted on October 15th in Classified Ads

LEGALS

 

Probate No. 14-09-3264
NOTICE TO INTERESTED PERSONS IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON
For the County of Harney

 

The Estate of

STEPHANIE FERNE CAGLE

Deceased.

Notice is hereby given that Charles H. Cagle has been appointed Personal Representative.  All persons having claims against the Estate must present them, with vouchers attached, within four months after the date of first publication of this notice, as stated below, to the Personal Representative at Yturri Rose LLP, 89 SW 3rd Avenue, PO Box “S”, Ontario, Oregon 97914. Claims not presented within the four months may be barred.

All persons whose rights may be affected by the proceedings may obtain additional information from the records of the Court, the Personal Representative, or the lawyers for the Personal Representative.

Attorneys for Personal Representative:
Scott Warner, OSB 935094
Yturri Rose LLP
P.O. Box “S”
89 SW 3rd Avenue
Ontario, OR 97914
Telephone: (541) 889-5368
Facsimile: (541) 889-2432
swarner@yturrirose.com

DATED and first published: October 8, 2014.

Publish: October 8, 15 and 22, 2014.

 

 

TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE

The Trustee under the terms of the Trust Deed described herein, at the direction of the Beneficiary, hereby elects to sell the property described in the Trust Deed to satisfy the obligations secured thereby. Pursuant to ORS 86.771, the following information is provided:

1. Grantor: JAY P. WINN

Trustee: AMERITITLE

Successor Trustee: NANCY K. CARY

Beneficiary: SELCO COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO GREATER OREGON FEDERAL CREDIT UNION.

 

2.  DESCRIPTION OF REAL PROPERTY: The real property is described as follows:

A parcel of land located in the W1/2 of Sec. 26, Twp. 23 S., R. 30 E., W.M., Harney County, Oregon, more particularly described as follows:

Parcel No. 1 and 3 of Partition Plat No. 09-12-243, recorded December 28, 2009, Instrument No. 20091847, Harney County Records.

A parcel of land located in the W1/2, of Sec. 26, Twp. 23 S., R. 30 E., W.M., Harney County, Oregon, more particularly described as follows:

Parcel No. 2 of Partition Plat No. 10-06-246, recorded June 30, 2010, Instrument No. 20100723, Harney County Records.

A parcel of land located in the W1/2, of Sec. 26, Twp. 23 S., R. 30 E., W.M., Harney County, Oregon, more particularly described as follows:

Parcel No. 1 and 3 of Partition Plat No. 11-09-253, recorded September 12, 2011, Instrument No. 20111112,  Harney County Records.

 

3. RECORDING.  The Trust Deed was recorded as follows:

Date Recorded: May 24, 2006

Recording No. 20061053

Official Records of Harney County, Oregon

 

4. DEFAULT.  The Grantor or any other person obligated on the Trust Deed and Promissory Note secured thereby is in default and the Beneficiary seeks to foreclose the Trust Deed for failure to pay:  Monthly payments in the amount of $1,612.17 each, due the twenty-fifth (25) of each month, for the months of May 2011 through July 2014; plus late charges and advances; plus any unpaid real property taxes or liens, plus interest.

 

5. AMOUNT DUE.  The amount due on the Note which is secured by the Trust Deed referred to herein is:  Principal balance in the amount of $166,202.73; plus interest at the rate of 8.250% per annum from April 1, 2011; plus late charges of $3,063.15; plus advances and foreclosure attorney fees and costs.

 

6. SALE OF PROPERTY.  The Trustee hereby states that the property will be sold to satisfy the obligations secured by the Trust Deed.  A Trustee’s Notice of Default and Election to Sell Under Terms of Trust Deed has been recorded in the Official Records of Harney County, Oregon.

 

7. TIME OF SALE.

Date: December 18, 2014.

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Place: Harney County Courthouse, 450 N. Buena Vista, Burns, Oregon

 

8. RIGHT TO REINSTATE.  Any person named in ORS 86.778 has the right, at any time that is not later than five days before the Trustee conducts the sale, to have this foreclosure dismissed and the Trust Deed reinstated by payment to the Beneficiary of the entire amount then due, other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred, by curing any other default that is capable of being cured by tendering the performance required under the obligation or Trust Deed and by paying all costs and expenses actually incurred in enforcing the obligation and Trust Deed, together with the trustee’s and attorney’s fees not exceeding the amount provided in ORS 86.778.

 

You may reach the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service at 503-684-3763 or toll-free in Oregon at 800-452-7636 or you may visit its website at: www.osbar.org.  Legal assistance may be available if you have a low income and meet federal poverty guidelines.  For more information and a directory of legal aid programs, go to http://www.oregonlawhelp.org.

Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to Lisa Summers, Paralegal, (541) 686-0344
(TS #18316.30034).

DATED:  August 4, 2014.

Nancy K. Cary, Successor Trustee
Hershner Hunter, LLP
P.O. Box 1475
Eugene, OR 97440

Publish: October 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2014.

 

 

TRUSTEES NOTICE OF SALE

The Trustee under the terms of the Trust Deed described herein, at the direction of the Beneficiary, hereby elects to sell the property described in the Trust Deed to satisfy the obligations secured thereby.  Pursuant to ORS 86.771, the following information is provided:

 

1. PARTIES:

Grantor: ROBERT E. DAVIS JR. AND VANESSA DAVIS

Trustee: AMERITITLE

Successor Trustee: NANCY K. CARY

Beneficiary: SELCO COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION, as successor in Interest to GREATER OREGON FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

 

2. DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:  The real property is described as follows:

In Twp. 23 S., R 30 E., W.M.:

Sec. 26: A parcel of land in the NW1/4NE1/4, which is described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the West line of Quincy Avenue South, which is 474.46 feet Southerly from the point of intersection of the North line of said Sec. 26 and the West line of said Quincy Avenue South; thence N. 86°31’10” W. 175 feet; thence S. 03°28’50” W. 124.455 feet; thence S. 86°31’10” E. 175 feet to the West line of said Quincy Avenue South; thence N. 03°28’50” E. along said West line, 124.455 feet to the point of beginning.

 

3. RECORDING.  The Trust Deed was recorded as follows:

Date Recorded: November 7, 2008

Recording No. 20081940

Official Records of Harney County, Oregon

 

4. DEFAULT.  The Grantor or any other person obligated on the Trust Deed and Promissory Note secured thereby is in default and the Beneficiary seeks to foreclose the Trust Deed for failure to pay:  Monthly payments in the amount of $767.01 each, due the first of each month, for the months of September 2013 through July 2014; plus late charges and advances; plus any unpaid real property taxes or liens, plus interest.

 

5. AMOUNT DUE.  The amount due on the Note which is secured by the Trust Deed referred to herein is:  Principal balance in the amount of $95,061.83; plus interest at the rate of 8.950% per annum from August 1, 2013; plus late charges of $50.00; plus advances and foreclosure attorney fees and costs.

 

6. SALE OF PROPERTY.  The Trustee hereby states that the property will be sold to satisfy the obligations secured by the Trust Deed.  A Trustee’s Notice of Default and Election to Sell Under Terms of Trust Deed has been recorded in the Official Records of Harney County, Oregon.

 

7. TIME OF SALE.

Date: December 11, 2014.

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Place: Harney County Courthouse, 450 N. Buena Vista, Burns, Oregon

 

8. RIGHT TO REINSTATE.  Any person named in ORS 86.778 has the right, at any time that is not later than five days before the Trustee conducts the sale, to have this foreclosure dismissed and the Trust Deed reinstated by payment to the Beneficiary of the entire amount then due, other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred, by curing any other default that is capable of being cured by tendering the performance required under the obligation or Trust Deed and by paying all costs and expenses actually incurred in enforcing the obligation and Trust Deed, together with the trustee’s and attorney’s fees not exceeding the amount provided in ORS 86.778.

 

You may reach the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service at 503-684-3763 or toll-free in Oregon at 800-452-7636 or you may visit its website at: www.osbar.org.  Legal assistance may be available if you have a low income and meet federal poverty guidelines.  For more information and a directory of legal aid programs, go to http://www.oregonlawhelp.org.

Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to Lisa Summers, Paralegal, (541) 686-0344

(TS #18316.30038).

DATED:  July 22, 2014.

Nancy K. Cary, Successor Trustee
Hershner Hunter, LLP
P.O. Box 1475
Eugene, OR 97440

Publish: October 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2014.

 

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
IT Services for Harney County

The Harney County Court would like to receive proposals for end user support and maintenance of its IT equipment including: computers, servers, associated software, peripherals and network equipment.

Proposals will need to cover the monthly hardware / software maintenance at the following locations: County Library, Road Department, Courthouse, Sheriff’s Office, Jail, Home Health/Hospice and the Public Health Department.

Please submit proposals by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Hard copy to: Judge Steven E. Grasty, 450 North Buena Vista, Burns, Oregon 97720; by fax to: 541-573-8387 or electronic to: sharon.johnson@co.harney.or.us

Proposals should cover the time period of January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2017.

A list of requirements for the proposal can be obtained from Judge Grasty’s office, by email request to sharon.johnson@co.harney.or.us or by calling 541-573-6356.

Publish: October 8 and 15, 2014.

 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
BURNS PLANNING COMMISSION

NOTICE is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Burns Planning Commission in the Burns City Hall in Burns, Harney County, Oregon, on the 20th day of November, 2014, at the hour of 7:00 p.m. for applicant Ronald Jones for a Variance to build a 10’ x 20’ addition onto an existing carport on the property line where 10’ is required. Located at Tax Map #23S30E13AA, Block 600, Lots 5 & 6 in the Commercial Zone (C). Also know as 35 S. Grand Avenue.

Irene Madarieta
Secretary,
Burns Planning Commission

Publish: October 15, 2014.

 

 

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE
(Real Property)

On the 12th. day of November, 2014, at the hour of 2:00 p.m., at the Harney County Courthouse, 450 N Court, in the City of Burns, Oregon 97720, the defendant’s interest will be sold, subject to redemption, in the real property commonly known as: 542 Dapple Grey Street, Hines, Oregon 97738.  The court case number is 1306238CV, Bank of America N.A ,plaintiff(s) vs.    Thomas L. Garo, an individual; and all other persons or parties unknown claiming any legal or equitable right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described in the complaint herein, adverse to Plaintiff’s title, or any cloud on Plaintiff’s title to the Property, collectively designated as DOES 1 through 50, inclusive,  defendants(s).

PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS, READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY

Before bidding at the sale, a prospective bidder should independently investigate:

(a) The priority of the lien or interest of the judgment creditor;

(b) Land use laws and regulations applicable to the property;

(c) Approved uses for the property;

(d) Limits on farming or forest practices on the property;

(e) Rights of neighboring property owners; and

(f) Environmental laws and regulations that affect the property.

This is a public auction to the highest bidder for cash or cashier’s check, in hand.  For more details go to http://www.oregonsheriffs.com/sales-harney.htm

By Civil Deputy Dorathy M. Ousley

Publish: October 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 2014.

 

CARD OF THANKS

Harney Rodders would like to thank the sponsors and supporters of our recent Last Chance Show & Shine car show. Without their support, we would not be able to host such an event.

NAPA, Reflections Auto Detailing, Gourmet & Gadgets, Ebar Oil, Reid’s Country Store, Ribbons & Roses, Hines Market, Leathers Oil (Shell), Eddie’s Truck Stop, Studio 20 (Vicki Hageleganz), Erickson’s Thriftway, Rory & Ryan Inn, Subway, King’s Variety Store, Buermann’s Ranch Meats, Big R, AB Concepts, ACW, Broadway Deli, Wagner’s Furniture, Yekel’s Repair, The Truck Shop, Robbin’s Equipment, Les Schwab, Baxter’s Auto Parts, Burns Ford, Bella Java, Ivy Warren, Desert Dream Thrift Store.

 

PERSONAL/MISC

We carry Whirlpool Appliances, including freezers.
We also sell water heaters.

Burns Electric
70 S. Fairview
541-573-6626

BE 1/10/07 TFN

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24 HOUR CRISIS LINE: 541-573-7176. HHOPE offers free, confidential services for victims of physical, sexual and verbal abuse. Qualified staff, volunteers provide shelter, transportation and referrals with support and care.

HH 7/19/12 TFN

 

FREE

Free 12×65 mobile home. Needs cleaning to be livable or make good running gear for trailer. 541-589-2068.

DC 10/15-10/22 2t

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NEED FIRE STARTER? Stop by the Burns Times-Herald office (355 N. Broadway) on Tuesdays, and pick up bundles of paper before they go to recycling.

BTH TFN

 

WANTED

Wanted: Laundry service for senior citizen. References. Call 541-751-0555.

KS 10/8-10/29 4t

 

JOB MARKET

NOTICE OF PERMANENT VACANCY

HELP WANTED- The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Hines, Oregon is currently accepting applications for a full time, permanent, Program Technician. Applications and materials are available online at www.usajobs.gov, and will be accepted beginning October 15, 2014 and closing October 29, 2014 11:59 p.m. EDT. Salary begins $28,269 – $39,179 per year based on qualifications and experience. Applications must be submitted through USAJobs. For more information please contact the FSA Office at 530 Hwy 20 S, Hines, OR 541-573-6446. FSA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

KF 10/15-10/22 2t

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Frenchglen School District has an immediate opening for a custodian for the 2014-15 school year. For more info please call 541-493-2652.

EH 10/8-10/15 2t

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Burns Paiute Tribe
Natural Resource Department

Position: Wildlife Habitat/Fisheries Technician

Open: Until filled.

Salary Range: $10.66- $13.00 an hour

Full Time/Temporary

Contact: Kerrie Opie 541-573-8013, Mon.- Thurs.

KO 6/4 TFN

___________________

The Crane School Districts has an immediate job opening for a custodian. Duties include, but are not limited to: general custodial, floor care and buffing and gym clean up after games. $10 per hour, some weekends, no benefits. Must have HS diploma or equivalent, pass background check and be able to lift 50 lbs. Applications available at Worksource, 809 W. Jackson, Burns, OR and Crane HS Office, 43277 Crane-Venator Lane, Crane, OR. Position open until filled.

BB 10/1-10/15 3t

 

FIREWOOD

Firewood for sale. Call 541-573-5030.

BR 1/8 TFN

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Juniper firewood, 16” length rounds, $105 cord, you haul; 16” slab wood, $105 cord, you haul; irregular cuts 14” minus, $85 cord, you haul. Milemarker 120, Hwy 20. 503-931-6287.

LL 9/17-10/8 4t

 

HAY/LIVESTOCK FEED

20 tons dairy quality alfalfa hay, 3×3 bales, $220 per ton. 541-589-2068.

DC 10/15-11/5 4t

___________________

Winter is coming. Protect your hay. Top quality hay tarps in all sizes. 541-881-9448.

PE 9/24-11/12 8t

 

LIVESTOCK

Chukers for sale: $10.00 each. Laying hens: $5:00 each. 67950 Highway 78, Burns. 541-413-1428.

MC 10/15-10/22 2t

 

SERVICES OFFERED

Computer Questions?

Zieber Computer Repair / Tutoring

• Repairs, Maintenance, Sales, Parts
• Upgrades, Installations
• Personalized/Group Tutoring
• Senior Citizen Discount

“Now Offering Rentals!”

Microsoft Certified

Professional (MCP) A+

541-573-1143

jonzieber@yahoo.com

JZ 1/12 TFN

 

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Claw foot bathtub. 60 inches long, 31 inches wide, 22 inches height. $500. 541-589-1820.

RH 10/8-10/15 2t

 

PETS

AKC/UKC Rat Terrier Puppies for sale. 541-413-0479.

BR 10/1-10/22 4t

 

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT

3 bedroom, 1 bath, garage. Newly remodeled. No pets. Close to Hines Middle School. $600 per month plus first and last. Now accepting applications. 541-573-1214.

PA 10/15-11/5 4t

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Available in October. 3 bedroom, 1 bath house with fenced back yard, wood heat, in Hines. $400 per month. Call 541-306-0955.

SW 10/1-10/22 4t

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1 bedroom apartments available. Close to shopping and library. Clean and affordable. Call Brian Johnson at 541-493-2522 for more information.

MB 9/25 TFN

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2 bed, 1 bath, newer efficient home $425m + dep. fairly small but nice inside, vaulted ceiling, big windows. Electric heat. Background check req. Hines RV park 573-3220 or office at space #1. Available 4/20.

KM 4/16 TFN

 

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1,250 sf. house in Burns, not in flood plain. Updated, new kitchen and bath, new flooring, garage door and opener. Fenced yard and shade trees. $77,500. 541-589-0301.

10/1-10/22 4t

 

AUTOS FOR SALE

2004 Ford F-250. 6-speed, 5.4 liter, V-8, 4-door, 4×4. 105,000 miles. $7,500. 541-573-5750.

TS 10/1-10/22 4t


by Steve Howe
Burns Times-Herald

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and local organizations are taking the opportunity to shed some light on the issue.

•••

The Burns Paiute Tribe Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program is seeking to celebrate abuse-free lives and to honor the lives of men, women, and children who have lost their lives in domestic violence incidents with its “Light In The Window” campaign.

The program obtained purple, battery-operated candles and distributed them to tribal members and staff at a presentation about domestic violence on Oct. 2. The candles will be displayed in windows or on porches for the month of October, and serve as a statement that domestic violence is not accepted in the community.

•••

Another local program, Harney Helping Organization for Personal Emergencies, (HHOPE), will hold a candlelight vigil on Oct. 25 at 5 p.m., in the parking lot of the Harney County Museum. The purpose of the vigil is to commemorate the victims of domestic violence homicide.

HHOPE defines domestic violence as “a pattern of behaviors that one person uses to physically, sexually, emotionally and/or verbally abuse another person.”

A news release from HHOPE recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month states that:

• Domestic violence is never the fault of the victim.

• One in four women have been the victim of domestic violence by an intimate partner, while one in seven men have experienced the same;

• One in six women have been stalked during their lifetime, and one in 19 men have experienced the same;

• Jealousy and possessiveness are not a sign of love;

• Of those young women aged 15-19 who are murdered, 30 percent are killed by their intimate partner;

• Domestic violence occurs in every part of society. No group or community is immune to it;

• According to the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, nearly 20 Oregonians were killed by intimate partners in 2013.

HHOPE is a nonprofit with a mission “to provide housing, advocacy, and support services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through medical and emotional support, community education, and outreach by helping one person at a time escape an abusive situation.”

The organization reported that it responded  to 292 calls regarding domestic violence and provided 2057 shelter nights for adults and 943 shelter nights for children during 2013.

•••

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), Domestic Violence Awareness Month grew out of the first “Day of Unity” recognized in October, 1981. The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed in October of 1987, and also marked the establishment of a national telephone hotline.

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES
•••

Burns Paiute Tribe Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program: 541-413-0216

Domestic Violence Advocates:

Teresa Cowing, 541-573-8053

Phyllis Miller, 541-573-8004

Mazie Richards, 541-573-8045

•••

Harney Helping Organization for Personal Emergencies (HHOPE)

• Website: www.hhope.org

• Office: 541-573-2726

• 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 541-573-7176

•••

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)

Website: www.ncadv.org

•••

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

•••

In an emergency situation, always call 9-1-1.


by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Tree Top DSL Exchange webThe Department of State Lands (DSL) hosted a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 30, to receive input on the proposed land exchange between DSL and Tree Top Ranches.

The proposed exchange involves parcels of land located in Harney and Malheur counties, totaling about 1,220 acres.

Chris Castelli, senior policy and legislative analyst for the DSL, welcomed those in attendance and gave a short presentation showing the parcels of land that would be involved in the exchange.

The main concern of those attending was that the exchange could affect access to public lands and to South Fork Reservoir.

Castelli explained the reservoir does not meet the definition of a “navigable-for-public-use waterway,” and belongs to Tree Top Ranches.

In making its determination that the reservoir is not navigable-for-public-use, the DSL used an opinion of the Oregon Attorney General issued in 1972 regarding Fishhawk Lake, located in Clatsop and Columbia counties.

The question put forth in the Fishhawk Lake case  was, “Do members of the public have a right to use boats on the waters of an artificial lake, resulting from the damming of a non-navigable stream, although the beds and banks of the lake are privately owned and the waters are artificially impounded by the owner under a permit from the state engineer?”

The answer was, “No.”

In comparing South Fork reservoir to the Fishhawk Lake opinion, DSL determined that the reservoir is formed from the damming of a non-navigable stream, and is not deemed navigable by DSL.

Bill Mulder, representing Tree Top, said Tree Top is a cattle ranch, and the exchange makes sense because it aligns property lines with natural features. As for the reservoir, Mulder stated Larry Williams, the owner of Tree Top Ranches, has said if the exchange goes through, the reservoir will remain open to fishermen as long as use of the reservoir doesn’t become a nuisance.

Harney County resident Dave Glerup pointed out that three parcels of land that would go to Tree Top in the exchange, labeled 5B, 10B and 11B on the map, currently provide access to a large portion of public land, and if that access is closed, it would block off the public use.

Berry Anderson of Tree Top stated the issue for the ranch was hunting and the protection of private lands. He said fishermen are no problem, but Williams spends about $200,000 a year feeding wildlife on the ranch and hunters try to access the private land.

Members of the audience wanted to know if continued access to public land through the three parcels could be written into the exchange agreement. Several examples were given of past agreements where one of the parties said there was no problem, but as soon as the exchange was done, public access was blocked off.

Castelli was asked if all recorded, existing easements will remain in place after the exchange?

“That is our intent,” answered Castelli.

Jim Knott with the Oregon Hunters Association OHA) said, “There is a bad element wherever you go. People assume they can go anywhere they want, whenever they want.”

He said OHA tries to instill respect for private lands, and he would like to see a better description of some of the parcels included in the exchange proposal. He suggested maybe excluding some of the parcels that would be involved in the exchange.

Harney County Judge Steve Grasty stated a solution would be to institutionalize, or legalize, every two-track road in the area affected by the land swap, thereby creating an easement and preserving public access.

DSL will  continue taking public comment on the proposed land exchange until Oct. 15.

Comments may be emailed to: realproperty@state.or.us, with a subject line of “Tree Top” or mailed to Asset Analyst Clara Taylor, Oregon Department of State Lands, 775 Summer Street NE No. 100, Salem, OR 97301.


Letham finishes first in boys JV 5K

Sydnee Shelman of Burns closes in on the runner in front of her in the Oxford Classic JV race. (Submitted photo)

Sydnee Shelman of Burns closes in on the runner in front of her in the Oxford Classic JV race. (Submitted photo)

The Burns cross country teams traveled to Bend to compete in the junior varsity portion of the Oxford Classic on Friday, Oct. 3, and the Hilanders’ Daniel Letham brought home the gold from the men’s 5K race.

Letham finished first in a field of 158 runners with a time of 18:53.10.

Brandon Bingham of Burns wasn’t far behind, as he placed fourth with a time of 19:18.90.

The Hilanders’ Etienne Fischer finished in 25:18.80 and Brandon Emang ran a 27:34.20.

South Eugene placed first in the team standings with 23 points.

In the women’s 5K, Mary Letham was the top placer for Burns, finishing fifth with a time of 23:24.90. Sydnee Shelman came in eighth, (23.41.60) and Diana Camacho 21st (25:01.90). Kristen Desletts finished the race with a time of 34:44.40.

There were 123 runners in the women’s race, and South Eugene won the women’s team title with 17 points.

Burns will host their only home meet of the year Saturday, Oct. 11, at Idlewild.


Randall E. Rhines 1954-2014

Posted on October 8th in Obituaries

Randall E. Rhines, 59, passed away Sept. 26.

He was born Nov. 2, 1954, in Bremerton, Wash., to Robert and Vivian Rhines.

He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hiking, fishing, rock hunting and golfing. The highlight of his life was spending time with his grandson, Eli, taking walks and playing with trucks.

In his latter years, Randy got his wish of traveling in a motorhome and being a “snowbird.” He loved life, and family was his everything.

A service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at Sands RV Park, and will be followed by a potluck.

 


Verdalee Currey Cogburn passed away Sept. 29.

Verdalee was born August 1932 in Burns to Mildred and Judd Currey.

She graduated from Burns Union High School in 1950.

Verdalee is survived by her husband, Gordon Cogburn; their four children, sister, Jeanne Sink; brother, Donald Currey; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A service was held Oct. 5, at Good Shepherd Church in Boring.

Condolences may be sent to: Gordon Cogburn, 15292 SE Lostene Dive, Clackamas, OR 97015.

 


Gene Odam

Posted on October 8th in Obituaries

Gene Odam, 85, passed away Sept. 30, at Harney District Hospital in Burns.

Gene was born in Winona, Mo., to Art and Leone Odam. The family moved to Vernonia, where Gene lived until he was called by the Army to serve in the Korean War.

Gene made his living as a logger, and resided with his family in Brownsville for many years. He retired to Burns in 1994.

He is survived by his wife, Leslie; brother, Jack; daughter, Lisa and husband, Rick Gehrke; sons, Dan and Stan; as well as grandchildren and nieces.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bill and Myrl; sister, Helen; and son, Dave.

Gene will be buried next to his son, Dave, in a private cemetery in Brownsville.

LaFollette’s Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  Please visit www.lafolletteschapel.com and you can leave your condolences to the family.

 


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