Friday May 22

Posted on May 20th in Community Calendar

Join Harney District Hospital EMS and celebrate our local emergency team with a barbecue and open house on Friday, May 22, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the EMS Department of Harney District Hospital. Barbecue lunch, ambulance tours and goodies for the kids!! For more information, contact Harney District Hospital EMT Christi Banton, 541-573-3687. 

Oregon Old Time Fiddlers, District 9, meets the first, third and fourth Friday of each month. Call Micky, 541-573-2515, for time and place.

A recovery group, “Celebrate Recovery,” meets each Friday at the Harney County Church of the Nazarene, 311 Roe Davis Ave. in Hines. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. The main meeting is held at 6 p.m. and small group sessions are at 7 p.m. For more information, call 541-573-7100.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets each Friday at Symmetry Care at 5 p.m.

Saturday May 23

Posted on May 20th in Community Calendar

There are no scheduled events for this day.

Sunday May 24

Posted on May 20th in Community Calendar

A free community dinner, eat in or take out (no strings attached), will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at Burns Elks Lodge. Call 541-573-6170.

Overeaters Anonymous meets each Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Harney District Hospital Annex (downstairs in cafeteria area).Enter through the cafeteria door on North Grand. For more information, call Susie at 541-589-1522.

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

Monday May 25

Posted on May 20th in Community Calendar

Memorial Day 2015

Harney County Library will be closed for Memorial Day. 

A Grief Support Group is held the second and fourth Monday of each month by Harney County Hospice and Rev. Jean Hurst during the day as well as the evening. For more information, call Harney County Hospice, 541-573-8360.

The Harney County Health Department is available at the Harney County Senior Center, 17 S. Alder, to check blood pressure the fourth Monday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. There is no charge for the clinic and results can be forwarded to a physician or nurse practitioner at your request.

Harney County Search and Rescue meets the fourth Monday of each month at the Search and Rescue Building at 7 p.m.

The Burns Lions Club meets every Monday, except holidays, at noon at the Burns Elks Lodge. Those interested in serving the community and visitors are welcome. For more information call 541-573-4000.

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 May 26

Posted on May 20th in Community Calendar

Hines Common Council meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Hines City Hall, 101 E. Barnes, at 6:30 p.m.

The Breast Cancer Support Group will meet Tuesday, May 26, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Harney District Hospital conference room. Learn and share about breast cancer, ways to manage symptoms or treatment side effects, and other valuable information. For details, contact HDH Outreach Coordinators Kristen Gregg or Maria Pichette, 541-573-8614.

Join the ‘Walk With Ease’ walking group for this great program. Group meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at the BHS Library; sessions include brief education, warm-up & stretching, walking, then cool down & stretching. Group suitable for those with arthritis or those who just want to make walking a part of their life. For details, please contact Harney District Hospital’s Amy Dobson, 541-573-8318 or Kristen Gregg, 541-573-8614.

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program (SHIBA) trained volunteers will be at the Harney County Senior and Community Services Center, 17 S. Alder, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. each Tuesday to help with Medicare insurance needs or medications you cannot afford.

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.

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.


Posted on May 20th in Classified Ads



By virtue of an Order of Sale of County Property, issued out of the Harney County Court on the 15th day of April, 2015, directing me to sell real property heretofore acquired by Harney County by foreclosure of delinquent tax liens, exchange, devise or gift;

I will sell at auction the below described property on Thursday, the 21st day of May at 10:00 a.m., at the Harney County Courthouse, 450 N. Buena Vista, Burns, Oregon, subject to ORS 275.110, and reserving to the County of Harney all gas, oil and mineral rights, geothermal or other energy sources, and right for County road right of way, to the highest and best bidder, but under no circumstance for a sum less than 100% of Real Market Value, plus $150.00 to cover advertising and costs, all of the remaining interest of Harney County in the following described real property:

ACCOUNT #23559
T 25 S., R 33 E.,W.M. TL 7100
RANGE 33 E.,W.M. SECTION 18: SE1/4

ACCOUNT #42587
T 35 S., R 33 E.,W.M. SEC 25 TL 600
RANGE 33 E.,W.M. SECTION 25: S1/2N1/2NW1/4NW1/4

ACCOUNT #59089
T 39 S., R 35 E.,W.M. TL 1000
RANGE 35 E.,W.M. SECTION 22: S1/2SE1/4NW1/4NE1/4

This property has been assessed by Harney County Assessor’s Office. The deed to the property described does not allow use in violation of applicable land use laws and regulations. Before accepting title to this property, the person acquiring fee title should check with the appropriate city or county planning department, to verify approved uses.

Payment for property purchased must be CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK or MONEY ORDER on the day of sale. Harney County will not accept personal checks or credit cards and will not provide financing.

DATED this 16th day of April, 2015.

David M. Ward, Sheriff
Harney County, Oregon

Publish: April 29 and May 6, 13 and 20, 2015.


(Real Property)

On the 3rd day of  June, 2015 , at the hour of 2:00 p.m., at the Harney County Court house, 450 N. Buena Vista, in the City of Burns, Oregon 97720, the defendant’s interest will be sold, subject to redemption, in the real property commonly known as: 630 S. Kearney Ave. Burns, OR 97738. The court case number is 1408660CV, U.S. BANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE, FOR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES CORP HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2002-HE 1, plaintiff(s) vs. MARIE ANGLETON; WILLIAM G ANGLETON, JR.; STATE OF OREGON; LESLIE ELAINE BEAL; AND OCCUPANTS OF THE PREMISES defendants(s).

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

By: Dorathy M. Ousley — Deputy for Sheriff David M. Ward

Publish: April 29 and May 6, 13 and 20, 2015.



Reference is made to that certain Deed of Trust made by Renee LeValley, as Grantor, to Rural Housing Service or its successor agency, as Trustee, in favor of United States of America acting through the Rural Housing Service or successor agency, United States Department of Agriculture, as Beneficiary, dated November 8, 2007, recorded November 16, 2007, as Instrument No. 20072501, Records of Harney County, Oregon, covering the following described real property situated in Harney County, Oregon, to-wit:

Land in STAFFORD, DERBES & ROY SUBDIVISION, City of Hines, Harney County, Oregon, according to the official plat thereof as follows:

In Block 99, Tract 5: Lots 15, 16, 17 and 18.

Commonly referred to as 145 Woldenburg Avenue, Hines OR 97738.

Alan N. Stewart of Hurley Re, P.C., 747 SW Mill View Way, Bend, OR 97702, was appointed Successor Trustee by the Beneficiary on January 27, 2015.

Both the Beneficiary and Trustee have elected to sell the said real property to satisfy the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust and a Notice of Default has been recorded pursuant to Oregon Revised Statutes 86.735(3); the default for which the foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay when due the following sums:

As of January 26, 2015, pursuant to the Promissory Note dated June 15, 2001, the amount of $10,199.04, plus late charges in the amount of $188.98, plus fees due in the amount of $13,982.69, for a total delinquency of $24,370.71.

By reason of the default, the Beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust immediately due and payable, those sums being the following, to-wit:

As of January 26, 2014, unpaid principal in the amount of $72,850.42, accrued interest in the amount of $6,694.26, subsidy recapture in the amount of $568.56, assessed fees in the amount of $15,147.13, and interest on fees in the amount of $22.31, for a total amount of $95,282.68, plus interest continuing to accrue at the rate of $11.9754 per day, including daily interest on fees at the rate of $0.1960, until paid, plus any unpaid property taxes, attorney’s fees, foreclosure costs, and sums advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms of said Deed of Trust.

WHEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the undersigned Trustee will on July 7, 2015, at the hour of 11:00 o-clock, A.M., in accord with the standard of time established by ORS 187.110, on the front steps of the Harney County Courthouse, 450 N. Buena Vista, in the City of Burns, County of Harney, State of Oregon, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the interest in the said described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of the execution by Grantor of the said Deed of Trust, together with any interest which the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including a reasonable charge by the Trustee.  Notice is further given that any person named in ORS 86.778 has the right, at any time prior to five (5) days before the date last set for the sale, to have this foreclosure proceeding dismissed and the Deed of Trust reinstated by payment to the Beneficiary of the entire amount then due (other than such portion of the principal and interest as would not then be due had no default occurred) and by curing any other default complained of herein that is capable of being cured by tendering the performance required under the obligation or Deed of Trust, and in addition to paying said sums or tendering the performance necessary to cure the default, by paying all costs and expenses actually incurred in enforcing the obligation and Deed of Trust, together with Trustees and attorneys fees not exceeding the amounts provided by said ORS 86.778.

In accordance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, this is an attempt to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. This communication is from a debt collector.

In construing this Notice, the singular includes the plural, the word AGrantor@ includes any successor in interest to the Grantor as well as any other person owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Deed of Trust, and the words ATrustee@ and ABeneficiary@ include its respective successors in interest, if any.

DATED: February 10, 2015

Alan N. Stewart, Successor Trustee
Hurley Re, P.C.
747 SW Mill View Way
Bend, OR 97702
Telephone: 541-317-5505

Publish: April 29 and May 6, 13 and 20, 2015.



A public meeting of the Budget Committee of Harney District Hospital to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 will be held in the Board Conference Room at Harney District Hospital. This meeting will take place on the 27th day of May, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. A copy of the proposed budget document may be inspected or obtained at the meeting. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.

Publish: May 13 and 20, 2015.



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce liens imposed on said property under the Oregon Self Storage Facility Act. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 30th day of May, 2015, at 10:00 a.m., on the premises where the said property has been stored and which is located at 190 Roe Davis Avenue, Hines, County of Harney, State of Oregon the following: miscellaneous goods contained in these units — Luis Rojas #30, Marica Hoodie #26, Ricky Joe Edwards #56, Robert Duron #113, Tammy Bopp-Hays #89, and Kyle Dobbs #103. All purchased items sold for cash and “as is/where is” and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Secure Self Storage LLC.

Publish: May 13 and 20, 2015.


Probate Department
NO. 15-05-3286

In re: Trust Agreement

Notice is hereby given that Henry C. Vogler, III deceased, was the grantor of the Henry C. Vogler, III Living Trust under agreement dated November 15, 1995, as amended September 15, 1997 and August 4, 2003 (the “Trust”).

Connie J. Barber and Joyce O. Dickerson are the co-trustees of the Trust. All persons having claims against the Trust are required to present them in writing to the Trustees in care of attorney Robert D. Dayton at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC, 1211 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1900, Portland, OR 97204 within four months after the date of first publication of this notice, as stated below, or such claims may be barred.

Dated and first published May 20, 2015.

Publish: May 20 and 27 and June 3, 2015.



The City of Burns Budget Committee will hold a public hearing on the possible uses of State Revenue Sharing funds on May 27, 2015 in the Council Chambers of the Burns City Hall, 242 South Broadway, Burns, Oregon 97720 at 6:20 p.m. Citizens are invited to provide written or oral comments to or ask questions of the Burns Budget Committee members.

Dauna Wensenk
City Clerk

Publish: May 20, 2015.



The City of Burns Budget Committee will hold a public hearing on the proposed uses of State Revenue Sharing funds on May 27, 2015 in the Council Chambers of the Burns City Hall, 242 South Broadway, Burns, Oregon 97720 at 6:15 p.m. Citizens are invited to provide written or oral comments to or ask questions of the Burns Budget Committee members.

Dauna Wensenk
City Clerk

Publish: May 20, 2015.



The City of Burns is currently accepting proposals for the lease of certain agricultural land located on S. Egan, west of the radio station. The agricultural land consists of two parcels; one parcel consists of approximately 25 acres of land and the other parcel consists of approximately 220 acres of land (this parcel has grass hay and up to four months of animal forage, dependent on weather). The initial lease term will be one year, commencing on June 1, 2015 and ending on May 31, 2016. The lease will be for forage or pasture purposes.

A person interested in leasing one or both of the aforementioned parcels must submit a written proposal to the City containing the following minimum information:

1. Proposer’s name, address, and contact information.

2. Identification of the parcel(s) the proposer desires to lease from the City and the proposer’s intended use of the parcel(s).

3. Identification of the rent the proposer is willing to pay for lease of the identified parcel(s) for the initial one-year lease term and any extended term, if applicable.

To be considered, please submit your lease proposal to City Recorder Dauna Wensenk via email at or by mail or hand delivery to the address provided below:

City of Burns
Attn: Dauna Wensenk, City Recorder
242 S. Broadway
Burns, Oregon 97720

Please mark clearly on the outside of your proposal “Agricultural Lease Proposal.” Proposals must be received by the City on or before 5:00 p.m. on May 22, 2015. Proposals received after the deadline date/time may not be considered. The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. If one or more leases are awarded, the City will award the lease(s) to the proposer(s) whose proposal(s) is/are in the City’s best interests. Proposers responding to the solicitation do so at their own expense. The City is not responsible for any expenses associated with the preparation of any proposals.

The City and any selected proposer will enter in to an agricultural lease concerning the parcel(s), The lease will contain terms and conditions required under applicable law and will otherwise be in form and content satisfactory to the City. Without otherwise limiting the generality of the immediately preceding sentence, the lease will include terms and conditions concerning, among other things, acceptable uses of the parcel(s), rent, minimum insurance requirements, compliance with laws, and indemnification.

If you have any questions regarding this solicitation, please contact Dauna Wensenk at 541-573-5255.

Publish: May 20, 2015.



All persons having claims against the estate are required to present them within four months after the date of first publication of this notice to the personal representative at the address here designated or they may be barred. First published: May 20, 2015. All persons whose rights may be affected by the proceeding may obtain additional information from the records of the court, the personal representative Mark Webb or the attorney for the personal representative, the Law Office of Robert G. Dolton.

Publish: May 20 and 27 and June 3, 2015.



The Harney County Budget Committee will hold a public hearing to approve the fiscal year 2015/2016 budget on June 3, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. in Judge Steven E. Grasty’s office in the County Courthouse, 450 North Buena Vista, Burns, Oregon. The public is invited to attend.

Publish: May 20 and 27, 2015.


Legal Notice
Malheur National Forest
Central Malheur Allotment Grazing Reauthorization Decision

On Monday, May 11, 2015; Emigrant Creek District Ranger Christy A. Cheyne signed the Decision Notice for the Central Malheur Allotment Environmental Assessment. No objections were filed within the 45-day time period, therefore implementation of the decision may occur immediately.

The Decision continues authorization of livestock grazing on the Central Malheur Allotment using adaptive management strategies designed and implemented to meet Forest Plan standards and guidelines. Adaptive management principles would involve identifying management parameters designed to provide constrained flexibility, while ensuring that resource conditions are moving in the desired direction to produce the desired conditions.

The environmental assessment (EA) and decision notice (DN) can be accessed on the Forest Service Website at: A paper copy of the documents or additional project information can be obtained by contacting Melissa Ward or Lori Bailey at the Emigrant Creek Ranger District office, 265 Hwy 20 South, Hines, Oregon 97738; 541-573-4300

Publish: May 20, 2015.



The City of Hines welcomes quotes for zero-turning-radius diesel mower for the parks. Requirements include diesel-fueled, minimum 60-inch cutting width, power take-off, shaft-driven transmission and mowers, hopper style grass catcher (minimum 10 bushels) hydraulic lift, safety lift for blade removal, and dual fuel tanks, delivered to Hines City Hall no later than June 15, 2015. Accessories include a grass catcher, blower kit, mount kit and mulch kit. Quotes for mower and accessories must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. PDST on June 9, 2015, at Hines City Hall, 101 E. Barnes Avenue, Hines, OR. They may be mailed in a clearly marked envelope signifying “Mower Bid” and addressed to Joan Davies, Hines City Administrator, P.O. Box 336, Hines, OR 97738. Postmarks do not satisfy the deadline requirement. Quotes will be reviewed and decided upon at the regular Hines Common Council meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on June 9, 2015. Equipment must be delivered to City of Hines no later than June 15, 2015.

Publish: May 20 and 27, 2015.



The family of Colean Norton thank each of you for your love, concern, and prayers during this time of sorrow. She loved to watch the Community Flag, and with your donations, the flag will continue to fly. We didn’t get all the names or addresses of those who donated, but we thank you. Baking cookies was one of mom’s favorite activities, so all the cookies at the funeral were an awesome way to honor her.

— Paul and Beverly Sunderlin

— Karen Starbuck and Family



ONE STOP SHOP! Western gifts, custom printing, framing, photography, artwork, jewelry, all-natural soaps, lotions and so much more! 29 E. Washington, Monday-Saturday, 9-5, 541-589-4249.



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

Burns Electric
70 S. Fairview

BE 1/10/07 TFN


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



Kittens — happy, fat, loved black kittens looking for a new home. Male & female with spay & neuter certificates included. Free. 541-589-4617.

PR 5/20 1t



Harney County Community Corrections is seeking to fill the position of Community Corrections Office Assistant. This position is clerical, offering support to the Community Corrections Officers and Director. The Office Assistant will handle the incoming phone calls and transfer them as necessary or take messages. They will also greet the individuals on probation as they come into the Community Corrections Office to check in, meet with the Community Corrections Officers, or turn in paperwork. The Office Assistant will also accept and receipt payments turned in for supervision fees, treatment, and polygraphs. This will then be entered in the DOC system, which is the statewide database. They will assist with other data entry and tracking in the DOC system.

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of office practices and procedures, including operation of office equipment. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, have knowledge of English, spelling, composition and record keeping methods.


Submit your resume to Harney Community Corrections, 348 W. Adams #B, Burns, OR 97720 or by email to by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015.

LP 5/20-5/27 2t


Harney County Community Corrections is seeking a Community Service Work Crew Supervisor. The Work Crew Supervisor arranges and supervises the community service work crew, which consists of individuals on probation as well as jail inmates. The Work Crew Supervisor maintains communication with agencies and individuals within the community to plan and coordinate activities for the work crew. The Work Crew Supervisor transports the work crew to job sites. This position is responsible for accurately tracking the hours of the work crew participants. This position involves physical labor.

Position is part time, with flexibility in scheduling at $14.17+ per hour depending on experience.

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Candidate must have a valid driver’s license. Must have time management skills and strong communication skills. Candidate must have knowledge of and be able to operate tools for various projects. Candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check.

Applications can be picked up and dropped off at Harney Community Corrections, 348 W. Adams #B, Burns, OR 97720. Deadline to apply is Friday, May 22, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

LP 5/20 1t


Can Temp. 4 month fill-in positions in Lakeview, OR for long-term care and/or hospital. Offering $500 if hired: $250 upon hire and $250 at end of 4 months. Will pay for Oregon license. Experience preferred, current Oregon certification or able to obtain ASAP, may offer FT or PT with full benefits at end of 4 months temp work. Apply online: Call 541-947-2114 X230 for info.

HF 5/20-6/10 4t


SELCO Community Credit Union has a full-time opening for a Business Loan Officer in Burns. SELCO is a growing and multifaceted credit union serving over 100,000 members through 26 counties in Oregon.

This position is responsible for providing quality services to existing members and actively developing new business relationships. This position is also responsible for the development and maintenance of SELCO’s local business loan portfolio working closely with other employees and management.

This successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business or equivalent related experience; and at least two (2) years of experience in commercial credit analysis and/or commercial lending experience.

To learn more about this position and apply, please visit our website at

SELCO Community Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FH 5/6-5/27 4t


Retail Clerk — Permanent, 25-40 hrs/wk., nights and weekends. Cashier & stocking. Posses good customer service skills, reliable, dependable, able to multi-task. Contact Payroll & Temp Services for more info at 541-573-2000.

TH 4/29-5/20 4t



Trade: Good, solid 2-axle trailer for 2 cords split wood, delivered. See at 131 S. Roanoke.

JH 5/20 1t


Firewood for sale. Call 541-573-5030.

BR 1/8 TFN



H press 60 ton
Jet brand model HP-60
$1,500 OBO.

John Deere tractor
Model M year 1947 to 1950.
Great for parts or to refurbish.
$1,200 OBO.


SR 5/20 1t



Alfalfa Hay

3x3x8, 3x4x8

24.1 Protein, $220/ ton.

23.6 Protein, $200/ ton.

16.1 Protein, $170/ ton.

Princeton, OR


LD 1/14 TFN



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+


JZ 1/12 TFN



RV spaces for rent, $185.00 per month. Includes sewer and garbage. Call Jerry at 541-508-8484 (cell).

JP 5/6-5/27 4t


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


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



Wanted in Harney County: Home with owner terms. Call Harold at 541-413-0222.

5/20-6/10 4t


NEWLY-REMODELED 5bd/2.5ba ranch style in Burns. Attached garage, enclosed back yard, mature landscape. Hardwood floors, brick fireplace with woodstove insert, oil heat, two living rooms, deck, storage shed, garden space. $159,900. Broker-owned. See photos at or call 541-413-0001 for an appointment.

JD 4/1 TFN




2000 Ford Explorer XLT. Dark green, 4×4, 167,000 miles. New brakes, tires and muffler. Runs great. $2,800. 541-589-4617.

PR 5/20 1t

Event sponsored by HCAEF and Chamber

Community leaders, arts leaders, politicians, and artists of all kinds will gather in Burns May 19-20 for the SE Oregon Symposium on the Arts and Economic Development to learn how Harney County can grow a strong economic base through emphasizing the arts and developing the proposed Performing Arts and Education Center.

Other regions of the state and country that have successfully grown their connection between the arts and the economy will be highlighted — including Marfa, Texas; Yamhill County, Oregon; and rural Montana.

Cosponsored by the Harney County Arts in Education Foundation and the Harney County Chamber of Commerce, the symposium is funded by local businesses and ranchers, Oregon foundations, generous individual donors, and local and state government agencies.

Harney County Judge Steve Grasty said, “This symposium provides an important opportunity for the community to come together to examine and promote a regional development strategy for Harney County and the surrounding area.”

The two-day symposium will feature public performances, interactive panel discussions, and educational presentations. The public is invited and encouraged to attend these free events.

An Evening to Celebrate the Arts

The Harney County Arts in Education Foundation will host An Evening to Celebrate the Arts Tuesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Harney County Church of the Nazarene (311 Roe Davis in Hines).

Showcasing local youth in music, dance and art, this highly-anticipated, annual event brings together the performing and visual arts for an evening of celebration!

Four talented young musicians who excel in their instruments of choice will be featured this year. They are:

• Burns High School (BHS) senior Jon Caponetto (trombone);

• BHS sophomore Sam Ellibee (oboe);

• Rural Harney County home school student Mattie Herringshaw (piano); and

• BHS junior Nobuko Iwasa (trombone).

These youth are all Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) State Soloists and/or winners of the Sunriver Music Festival Young Artists Solo Competition.

They will be accompanied by Jean Shrader, professional accompanist and prominent musician from Bend.

The evening will also feature performances by professional musicians Megan Kartchner and Kyle Ruggles.

Kartchner is a Harney County resident and concert harpist, and Ruggles is a professional flutist who will return home to Burns to perform for the event.

Steens Mountain Ballet will also be featured during the performance part of the evening.

The captivating event will culminate with a reception and an art show by the Burns and Crane art departments. The show will feature wonderful works of art created by local students.

Additionally, local artist and teacher Connie Robbins will unveil a collaborative community art project. Robbins is designing a sculpture to represent all of the areas in music, dance, theatre, visual and written arts that combined to make Harney County and Southeast Oregon such an amazing place to explore. Youth and adults will be able to contribute to this sculpture, which will represent the entire region.

The event is free, but donations are appreciated.

For more information, call Debby Peckham at 541-573-2427.

A compelling conversation

Brian Wagner, community development coordinator for the Oregon Arts Commission, will facilitate a discussion concerning building connections between the arts and economic development in rural communities on Wednesday, May 20 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Harney County Community Center (484 N. Broadway in Burns).

This portion of the symposium will include presenters Buck Johnston from Marfa, Texas; Rob Dailey, executive director of Chehalem Cultural Center; Cinda Holt, business development specialist from the Montana Arts Council; and local author Diane Rapaport.

Johnston started designing websites and new media applications in 1995. She likes to say she was born on the web. She designs sites for Chianti Foundation, the Big Bend Sentinel and many artists’ sites — helping shape how Marfa is perceived from the world at large. In 2008, she developed Johnston also formed a nonprofit, Design Marfa, and owns and operates her gallery and store called Wrong.

Dailey is the executive director for the Chehalem Cultural Center, a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to building community by celebrating their arts and heritage. He served as deputy and interim director of the Santa Fe Children’s Museum (N.M.) and was director of operations for the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, a nationally-recognized professional chamber choir.

Holt is the business development specialist for the Montana Arts Council. She’s also the program director for Building Arts Participation and the Art of Leadership Institute. Additionally, she served as development director for Missoula Children’s Theatre Inc., steering a multimillion dollar campaign that resulted in a state of the art auditorium and administrative headquarters for the company. Holt also served 10 years (1982-1991) as the managing director of the Sundance Film Festival.

Rapaport is the author of Home Sweet Jerome: Death and Rebirth of Arizona’s Richest Copper Mining City, which was published by Johnson Books (Big Earth Publishing) in April 2014. This story tells how the town came back to life after mining abandoned it in 1953. Rapaport is also considered a pioneer of music business education, and she has a master’s degree in Renaissance literature from Cornell University.

The event is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. However, because seating is limited, registration is required by May 15.

Interested individuals can register online at or via phone at 541-573-2427 or 541-413-1974.

Telephone and Internet scams often target seniors

The Harney County Sheriff’s Office would like to inform the residents of Harney County of an increase in phone/email-generated scams that have been taking place in the area in recent weeks.

Some of the most commonly used scam are known as “sweepstakes/lottery” calls, in which the scammer contacts the victim and informs them they are the recipient of a large monetary prize, and the winner must pay a nominal fee via pre-paid credit card in order to collect their winnings. Popular sweepstakes, such as Publisher’s Clearing House, are being referenced in these calls.

One type of scam that is popular among scammers, and tends to target the senior citizen population, is one in which the scammer identifies himself/herself as law enforcement or other person of authority, informing the victim that a loved one has been arrested/detained in another city, state or country, and the victim must deposit bail money onto a pre-paid card to get the loved one out of trouble. With these types of calls, the victim may even be tricked into believing that they are actually talking to their loved one at some point in the call. The scammer will initiate the call and say something along the lines of, “Hi, Grandma. Do you know who this is?” When the unsuspecting grandparent guesses the name of the grandchild the scammer sounds most like, the scammer has established a fake identity without having any background research.

Unfortunately, during times of a loss, a victim becomes more vulnerable and an easy target. In one approach, the scammers read obituaries and call or attend the funeral service of a complete stranger to take advantage of the grieving widow or widower. Claiming the deceased had an outstanding debt with them, scammers will try to extort money from relatives to settle fake debts.

Health care/Medicare/health insurance fraud is also high among seniors. Every citizen older than 65 qualifies for Medicare, so there is rarely any need for a scam artist to research which private health insurance company older people have in order to scam them out of money. In these types of scams, scammers may pose as a Medicare representative to get seniors to give their personal information, or they will provide fake services at makeshift mobile clinics, then use the personal information provided to bill Medicare and pocket the money.

The Internet is another way that identities and personal information can be stolen. Common forms of Internet scams are pop-up windows that simulate virus-scanning software and will fool the victim into either downloading a fake anti-virus program, at a substantial cost, or an actual virus that will open up to the scammers whatever information is on the user’s computer. Also, a victim may receive an email that appears to be from a legitimate company or institution, asking them to update or verify their personal information.

The Harney County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens, “If it seems too good to be true, it usually is,” and to protect yourself by not giving personal or financial information to these scammers or others like them, nor follow any instructions they might give on how to go about collecting prizes or helping loved ones. In the event that you become a victim/recipient of one or more of these types of fraud/scam calls, you are encouraged to contact the Oregon Financial Fraud Consumer Protection Section by calling 1-877-877-9392 to report the incident.

by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Breaking from the blocks in the 100-meter race are Crane’s (L-R) Sam Williams, Corey Jenkins, Bryce Otley, Travis Landon and John O’Toole. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

Breaking from the blocks in the 100-meter race are Crane’s (L-R) Sam Williams, Corey Jenkins, Bryce Otley, Travis Landon and John O’Toole. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Crane track teams hosted the High Desert League Meet on Friday, May 8, and with a limited number of teams participating, the Mustangs easily won both the boys and girls titles.

Crane won the girls meet with 168 points, with Prairie City coming in a distant second with 71 points. Burnt River was third with 62, and Dayville finished with 54.

The Mustangs dominated the boys meet by racking up 291 points. Prairie City was second with 66 points, followed by Burnt River with 49 and Dayville 14.

The Mustangs compete in the OSAA 1A-Special District 4 Championship Meet on Thursday, May 14 in Baker City. The first events begin at 1 p.m. First and second place finishers from the district meet for each event, including relays, automatically qualify for the state championships. Any additional participants meeting the Qualifying Standard for an event in the district meet may qualify for the state meet.

Those placing in the top eight of their event for Crane are as follows:


100m — 2. Sadie O’Toole, 15.10.

200m — 1. Hannah Maupin, 28.07; 2. O’Toole, 30.84; 5. Maria Thompson, 34.01; 7. Kayla Mims, 34.18.

800m — 1. Bryanna Dunn, 3:04.13; 2. Elina Jenks, 3:15.54.

1500m — 1. Jenks, 6:58.21.

100m hurdles — 1. Amanda Casey, 17.34.

300m hurdles — 1. Casey, 49.56; 2. H. Maupin, 50.63.

Shot put — 2. Mims, 28-05.50; 3. Thompson, 27-04.75.

Discus — 1. Mims, 77-00; 2. Thompson, 76-04; 3. Dunn, 74-08.

Javelin — 2. Mims, 89-10.

Pole vault — 1. Casey, 9-03.00.

Long jump — 1. Dunn, 14-07.50; 3. Savannah Maupin, 12.07.50.

Triple jump — 2. S. Maupin, 24-09.50.


100m — 1. John O’Toole, 12.34; 2. Travis Landon, 12.54; 3. Austin Roath, 12.60; 5. Bryce Otley, 12.87; 6. Joe Valentine; 7. JayJay Balowski, 13.17; 8. Miles Maupin, 13.34.

200m — 2. Landon, 25.69; 3. Dustin Ramge, 25.99; 4. Valentine, 26.73; 5. Corey Jenkins, 27.43; 6. Maupin, 27.53.

800m — 1. B. Otley, 2:27.69; 2. Joel Otley, 2:47.38; 3. Zach Zurfluh, 2:53.58.

1500m — 1. Randy Epling, 5:08.77; 3. J. Otley, 5:40.47; 4. Zurfluh, 6:08.46.

3000m — 1. Epling, 12:09. 45.

110m hurdles — 2. Roath, 18.09.

300m hurdles — 2. Jack Bentz, 45.89; 3. Roath, 45.95.

4×100 relay — 1. Crane  (Landon, Bentz, Valentine, O’Toole), 46.54.

4×400 relay — 1. Crane (B. Otley, O’Toole, Ramge, Bentz), 3:58.09.

Shot put — 1. Valentine, 39-07.00; 2. B. Otley, 34-08.75; 3. Sam Williams, 31-06.50; 4. Jenkins, 28-08.50.

Discus — 1. David Steeves, 111-02; 2. Bentz, 83-06; 3. Williams, 80-01; 6. O’Toole, 65-08.

Javelin — 2. Steeves, 128-08; 3. Maupin, 127-11; 5. Williams, 112-01; 6. Roath, 112-00; 8. J. Otley, 92.01.

High jump — 1. Steeves, 5-04.00.

Pole vault — 2. Ramge, 11-00.00; 3. Steeves, 10.06.00.

Long jump — 1. Balowski, 17.09.50; 5. Zurfluh, 12-07.00.

Triple jump — 1. Balowski, 35-01.50; 2. Maupin, 32-11.00.

Dick Morgan 1935-2015

Posted on May 13th in Obituaries


OBIT Morgan WEBDick Morgan, a lifelong Harney County resident, passed away Saturday, April 4.

Dick was born in Burns Sept. 29, 1935, to James Madison (Matt) Morgan and Jessie Marie Seward Morgan. He was born in his Aunt Vera Fine’s house, which sat on the corner of Grand and Washington Streets, where the current home of Harney District Hospital (HDH) Family Care Clinic is located. His first bassinet was a drawer in his Aunt Vera’s dresser. He was the last of four children, and was 12 years younger than his youngest sister. He was raised in Frenchglen while his Dad ran sheep with Joe Fine (Dick’s uncle by marriage), and they moved to the P Ranch when his dad began working for the refuge. His childhood friends, Joe and Jerry Miller and Fred Witzel, kept the Blitzen valley lively, as only young boys can do!

When Dick was in middle school, he and his mom and dad moved to Leavenworth, Wash. Dick was a trumpet player in the band there, and this is where his love of music really took hold. They spent approximately two years there until his dad’s health forced them to move to Ontario to be near doctors and family.  His dad, Matt, died when Dick was only 13.

Dick had always been a “spirited child” and had a mind of his own.  The “Dick Morgan Way” started young and was his theme throughout his life.  The “Dick Morgan Way” wasn’t necessarily the right way or the easy way, but it wasn’t necessarily the wrong way either. It was just his way. This spirit became a challenge to his mother and Dick started down a road of being very independent after the death of his dad. He graduated from Crane Union High School in 1953 where he played football, baseball, and basketball. When he wasn’t in school, he spent most of his free time with his childhood friends, Joe and Jerry Miller, with his sister, Irene, in John Day, and working as a buckaroo for Joe Fine.

After high school, he went to school at OIT in Klamath Falls for a time, worked for Edward Hines, and worked as a buckaroo, mostly for Roaring Springs Ranch. He also tried his hand at bareback riding on the professional rodeo circuit. His nephew remembers seeing him crash through a fence at the Grant County Fair rodeo. Soon after that abrupt dismount, his rodeo career ended.

In 1958, he was drafted into Uncle Sam’s Army.  Dick spent two years in the service, attending training at Fort Sill, Okla., and then on to Dachau, Germany, where he spent 17 months with the 2D Howitzer Battalion 37th Artillery. Now remember, he had that “Dick Morgan Way” which didn’t always match up with “Uncle Sam’s Way.”  Needless to say, his quirky sense of humor and adventure made sure he was an expert at peeling potatoes and paint! He was an original Beetle Bailey. One of his biggest misadventures was a train ride that lasted WAY too long. He got on in Munich and was headed back to Dachau. He fell asleep and passed Dachau, and woke up in a small train station in Floffenhaufen.  He eventually made it back to Dachau where the potatoes were waiting! He was very proud of those that served before him and liberated the camps at Dachau. His daughter had a chance to visit Dachau in the 1980s and they got to spend hours poring over pictures and sharing what they had each seen. He had a great respect and reverence for those who served in the military, but didn’t feel he deserved any recognition as a veteran. He always told people to focus their gratitude on those who served in combat time or spent their careers in the military. He made some good friends in Dachau and in the 1990s, was able to reunite with one his Army buddies after 30-plus years. He got the opportunity to travel to Virginia twice and visit his buddy, “Kirk,” telling stories and trying to top the other’s tall tales. They talked regularly on the phone for a minimum of an hour each time, fixing the ways of the world.

In 1960, he returned from Germany and picked his life back up as a logger and buckaroo. He made a lasting friendship with Babe Gibson and his son, Monty, and began working as his partner racing horses. He had an ownership in one horse, Harney King, who won a number of races and then was taken in a claims race in early 1963. As Dick noted, it gave him a nest egg for his upcoming marriage. At the racetrack is where he refined and honed his horse shoeing skills, enamored by how swift and accurate those racehorse farriers could set a shoe. As noted in some stories he’d written, prior to that he learned to shoe horses the Miller way – which was just get iron between the foot and the rocks. Shoeing a horse was an art to him, and he agonized over each foot that he crafted. He would tell you, “God knows I wasn’t built for it,” but he certainly did love it.

In June of 1963, he married Terry Karen Garris in Pendleton. They met at a Diamond dance in 1961 when Karen accompanied Susan Haines O’Toole home from college. Karen was going to nursing school in Portland, and Dick would go to Portland Meadows to race and take time to visit Karen. As he always said, he was a bright boy… he waited for them to get married until she graduated from college so she could support him!

In 1964, his daughter Terri Jo was born, and in 1969, his son, Fred Mattison (Matt), was born. He treasured his children and always put them first. He was always the parent who was silently in the background making sure whatever activity his children were involved in could happen. He spent hours grooming and lining the Little League ball fields in town. He’d work all day in the woods and then come home in the afternoon and line the fields so games could begin. The fields near Fillmore are named Morgan Field in honor of the work that he did. He shod almost every 4-Her’s horses during the time his daughter was in horse 4-H.  While she was on the fair court, he was the “fetch it” guy whenever they traveled.

Dick’s love of animals was almost legendary. Any animal that came to reside at the Morgan residence was loved and respected, right down to the hamsters Santa brought one Christmas. His black lab, Lucy Jane, was his constant companion, almost living in his pickup. Many people in town thought that his wife used to ride in the middle next to him on the seat, but on closer look it was just his black lab. His last “dog” was actually a cat that he cherished as much as any animal. We believe the Rainbow Bridge is where animals go to await their master’s entrance to heaven. That bridge was full of four-legged critters awaiting the return of their beloved Dick.

He was a man of many talents. He played the trumpet for many years in school, and loved most types of music (new age country, hip hop and rock and roll just didn’t quite make the grade). He was a bareback rider for a time (but always said that he couldn’t make enough money to support that habit), was a racehorse trainer/owner and pony person, a buckaroo, a horse shoer, author, and an artist who worked in pen and ink when he drew. When his hands would no longer let him draw up to the Dick Morgan standard, he became a paver stone artist. He designed and built driveways and walkways.  One of his favorite accomplishments was the paver stones over the graves of his sister, Edith Morgan Dripps, and her family at the Drewsey cemetery.   Everything that he did was with perfection and was done the Dick Morgan Way! And for those who knew him, it always seemed to be “just the right way!”

He is survived by his wife of 51 ½ years, Karen; daughter, Terri Jo Morgan; son, Matt Morgan; niece, Jane Dripps; nephews, Fred Waterman, Todd Morgan and Mark Morgan; and many great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Irene Morgan Waterman; brother, James Donald (Don) Morgan; sister, Edith Morgan Dripps; nephews, Gene Dripps and Steve Waterman; and nieces, Verna Jo Waterman Pierce and Kay Morgan.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Harney County Community Flag Fund or the High School Athletic Fund, in care of LaFollette’s Chapel, PO Box 488, Burns, OR  97720.

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