Tuesday Dec. 1

Posted on November 25th in Community Calendar

Harney County School District No. 3 will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Lincoln Building to discuss the ground lease to access a biomass boiler building and tunnels at Slater Elementary School.

Silvies River Spinners meets the first Tuesday of each month in the Harney County Courthouse basement meeting room at 5:30 p.m.

Harney Hospital Foundation meets the first Tuesday of each month in the Hospital Conference Room at 7 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 Friskey Fleas 4-H Dog Club meets at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday in the Memorial Building at the fairgrounds. For more information, call Joanna Corson at 541-573-2241.

Medicare Open Enrollment ends Dec. 7. Have you had a checkup on your Medicare insurance coverage? A change in your Medicare D plan could save you hundreds of dollars. You can also get an Advantage Health Insurance plan at this time. Trained volunteers are at the Senior Center every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Call 541-573-6024 for an appointment.

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 November 25th in Classified Ads



On December 16, 2015, at the hour of 2:00 p.m. at the Harney County Court House, 450 N. Buena Vista Ave., Burns, OR 97720, the defendant’s interest will be sold, subject to redemption, in the real property commonly known as: 158 S. Saginaw, Hines, OR 97738.  The court case number is 1408372CV, where Deutsche Bank (et.) (al.) is plaintiff(s), and Dale E. Hatley; Jennifer D. Hatley; PS Claims, LLC (et.) (al.) is/are defendant(s).  The sale is a public auction to the highest bidder for cash or cashier’s check, in hand, made out to Harney County Sheriff’s Office.


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.

For more information on this sale, go to: www.oregonsheriffs.com/sales.htm

David M. Ward — Sheriff

By: Dorathy M. Ousley — Deputy

Publish Nov. 11, 18, 25 and Dec. 2, 2015



Case No.: 1507252CV








You are hereby required to appear and defend the Complaint filed against you in the above entitled cause within thirty (30) days from the date of service of this summons upon you, and in case of your failure to do so, for want thereof, Plaintiff will apply to the court for the relief demanded in the Complaint.



You must “appear” in this case or the other side will win automatically.  To “appear” you must file with the court a legal paper called a “motion” or “answer.” The “motion” or “answer” (or “reply”) must be given to the court clerk or administrator within 30 days of the date of first publication specified herein along with the required filing fee.  It must be in proper form and have proof of service on the plaintiff’s attorney or, if the plaintiff does not have an attorney, proof of service on the plaintiff.

If you have questions, you should see an attorney immediately.  If you need help in finding an attorney, you may call the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service at (503) 684-3763 or toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-7636.

The relief sought in the Complaint is the foreclosure of the property located at 115 N. Ogden Avenue, Hines, OR 97738.

Date of First Publication: 11/11/2015

McCarthy & Holthus, LLP

[ ] Casey Pence, OSB #975271

[X] Robert B. Hakari, OSB# 114082

[ ] Amber Labrecque, OSB# 094593

[ ] Carrie A. Majors-Staab, OSB# 980785

[ ] Ellis W. Wilder, OSB# 124995

[ ] Lisa E. Lear, OSB #852672

[ ] Andreanna C. Smith, OSB# 131336

[ ] James Nicita, OSB# 024068

[ ] Brady Godbout, OSB# 132708

920 SW 3rd Ave, 1st Floor
Portland, OR  97204
Phone: (855) 809-3977
Fax: (971) 201-3202
Email: rhakari@mccarthyholthus.com

Of Attorneys for Plaintiff

Publish Nov. 11, 18, 25, and Dec. 2, 2015



Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received and publicly opened at 2:00 p.m., local time on December 16, 2015 by the City of Burns at the City Manager’s Office, 242 South Broadway, Burns, Oregon 97720, for the construction of “Airport Improvements” to include the following:


• Schedule I – Removals, Earthwork, Grading, Edge Drains, Storm Drain, & Electrical.

• Schedule II – Alternative ‘A’ – Portland Cement Concrete Pavement

• Schedule II – Alternative ‘B’ – Asphalt Pavement

• Schedule III – Alternative ‘A’ – Taxiway Lighting

• Schedule III – Alternative ‘B’ – Taxiway Reflectors

This work is to include all tools, equipment, materials and labor to complete this project.

Bids must be sealed and delivered to the City Manager’s Office at or before 2:00 p.m., local time on December 16, 2015, and marked “Bid for Airport Improvements at the Burns Municipal Airport.  The bidder’s name, address and state Contractor’s Registration Number shall appear in the lower left hand corner of the envelope.

BID BOND.  All bids must be accompanied by lawful monies of the United States or a Cashier’s Check, a Certified Check, Bid Bond, Bank Money Order or Bank Draft, drawn and issued by a National Banking Association located in the State of Oregon, or by any Banking Corporation incorporated under the Laws of the State of Oregon, in an amount equal to not less than ten (10) percent of the total bid, payable to the order of the City of Burns as liquidated damages in the event said successful bidder shall fail or refuse to execute the contract in accordance with the terms of his bid.  After a contract is awarded, the successful bidder will be required to furnish a separate Performance and Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract.

CONTRACT DOCUMENTS. The Contract Documents consisting of half size Drawings and Project Manual may be viewed online at http://www.m-m.net/project-bidding/. Complete electronic Project Plans, Project Manual, and “Bid Proposal Packet” are available at the Morrison-Maierle Inc. website “www.m-m.net” by clicking on the “Projects Bidding” link then the “Browse Projects” link and selecting this project from the project list. Documents can only be viewed on the Morrison-Maierle Inc. website, and cannot be downloaded or printed without purchasing. To purchase and download the project documents in pdf format and be placed on the planholder’s list, click “Download Project PDF” and sign on to QuestCDN.com or follow the link to create a username and password.  Plan documents and “Bid Proposal Packet” can be downloaded for a fee of $20.00. Please contact QuestCDN at 952-233-1632 or email “info@questcdn.com” for assistance in the free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information.

No Bid for this construction contract shall be received or considered by the City of Burns unless:

A.  The Bidder is on the official Plan Holder’s list by downloading the project documents from the website.

B.  The Bidder is registered with the Construction Contractors’ Board as required by ORS 701.035 through 701.055.

C.  The Bidder certifies that it will comply with the provisions of the Davis Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 276a) and Oregon Prevailing Wage Rates (ORS 279.805)

D.  The Bidder provides residency information as required by ORS 279C.365.

E.  The Bidder provides the Disclosure of First Tier Contractors within the time stated in the bid documents, as is required by ORS 279C.365.

F.  Pursuant to ORS 279C.505(2), all contractors and subcontractors working on public improvement contracts shall demonstrate that an employee drug testing program is in place.  Certificate of Bidder Employee Drug Testing Policy shall be submitted with the bid.

G.  Evidence of Competency and Financial Responsibility as per FAA General Conditions, Section 20, or on the forms provided in the proposal.

Bidders presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participation in this transaction by any Federal department or agency are not eligible for award.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive irregularities.

The Bidder must supply all the information required by the bid documents and specifications.

Funding for This Contract is Federally Assisted.  Contractors at every tier must comply with applicable federal requirements including but not limited to: the Buy American Preference, Foreign Trade Restriction, Davis Bacon, Affirmative Action, Government wide Debarment and Suspension, Government wide Requirements for Drug-free Workplace, as contained in the bid documents.

Title VI Solicitation Notice.  The City of Burns, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.

Wage Rates.  The Contractor will be required to comply with the wage and labor requirements and to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedule of Davis-Bacon wage rates established by the United States Department of Labor and Oregon Prevailing Wage Rates as referenced in the Contract.

Non-Segregated Facilities.  The Bidder is required to comply with the Certification of Non-segregated Facilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Requirement.  The proposed contract is under subject to 41 CFR § 60-1.4 and Executive Order 11246 of September 24, 1965, and to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Federal Labor Provisions. A Contractor having 50 or more employees and his subcontractors having 50 or more employees and who may be awarded a subcontract of $50,000 or more will be required to maintain an affirmative action program, the standards for which are contained in the specifications. To be eligible for award, each bidder must comply with the affirmative action requirements, which are contained in these specifications.

The City of Burns does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in the admission or access to, or treatment, or employment in, its programs or activities.

DBE Requirement.  The City of Burns has established an overall DBE goal for the year.  Under this contract, the Airport Authority is adopting a race-neutral means of facilitating DBE participation.  The bidder shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or sex in the performance of this contract.  The bidder shall carry out all applicable requirements of 49 CFR Part 26 in the award and administration of DOT assisted contracts

As required by 49 CFR Part 26, the Airport Authority is required to create a bidders list, consisting of information about all DBE and non-DBE firms that bid or quote on DOT-assisted contracts.  The purpose of this requirement is to allow use of the bidders list approach to calculating future overall DBE goals.  As per the requirements of the Proposal section, all Prime Bidders submitting bids on this project must submit, with his or her bid, a list including the name, address, and DBE/non-DBE status of all subcontractors and suppliers that bid or quote for work under this contract.  Failure to provide this information, as outlined in the Proposal section, will make the bidder non-responsive and not eligible for award of the contract.

Funding and Award.  This contract will be funded in part by a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. Therefore, award of the Contract by the Sponsor will be made subject to concurrence of FAA.  Bidders may not withdraw Proposals for a period of ninety (90) days after the bid opening date.

Notice to Proceed.  Notice to proceed for construction of the project will be issued spring of 2016.  

The pre-bid conference is hereby established at 11:00 a.m., December 9, 2015, in the Council Chambers at Burns City Hall, 242 South Broadway, Burns, Oregon.  A tour of the work site at the Burns Municipal Airport will be conducted following the pre-bid conference.

Signed: /s/ Dauna  Wensenk
City Manager

Publish Nov. 18 and 25, 2015


Public Notice

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Burns District Office, has prepared an Upton Mountain Allotment Management Plan Environmental Assessment (EA), DOI-BLM-ORWA-B050-2013-0021-EA. It will be available to read online beginning November 18, 2015, at: https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/lup/lup_register.do.

If you have comments on the EA, please submit them postmarked by Friday, December 18, 2015, to Travis Hatley, Burns District Office, at the address above.  Email comments should be sent to thatley@blm.gov. After consideration of your substantive comment(s), a decision outlining the action to be taken within the scope of the EA will be developed and issued. If you submit comments to this EA, you will receive a copy of the decision. If you do not have comments but wish to receive a copy of the decision, please submit a written request, otherwise you will not receive a copy. The decision will also be posted to the above website.

Comments, including the names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the Burns District Office during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays) and may be published as part of the decision. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment — including your personal identifying information — may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Anonymous comments will not be considered. All submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety.

If you need further information, please contact Travis Hatley of the Three Rivers Resource Area, Burns District Office, at (541) 573-4529.

Publish Nov. 25, 2015.



NOTICE is hereby given that a public workshop will be held before the Burns Planning Commission at the Burns City Hall in Burns, Harney County, Oregon, on the 3rd day of December, 2015, at the hour of 7:00 p.m. for a workshop to consider verbiage changes to Heavy Industrial Zoning Ordinance to include Equine Therapy Center.  Changes in the Comprehensive Plan to include Chickens. Change verbiage within the Livestock Activities section of the Zoning Ordinance.  Change verbiage within the Commercial Zone to better define Auto Repair Facilities and the number of vehicles they can have on the premises at a time and the condition of those vehicles.

Mindy Clemens
Burns Planning Commission

Publish Nov. 25, 2015



The families of Blair and JoAnn Deshong would like to thank everyone for their kindness, caring and support through a terrible tragedy. To deal with a double loss has been unimaginable for our family. Through text, Facebook, phone calls, cards and visits by many, we have felt the love and support by so many, many people in Harney County and across the country from family members and friends.  We especially want to thank Pastor Brian Bowman and the Harney Church of the Nazarene for opening their hearts and doors of the church for the service. Guy Kahn and the kitchen crew were phenomenal for preparing, handling the food, and taking care of so many details. Tim Thomas, you are such a great caring, compassionate individual and friend. Words cannot express my gratitude for your support.  Sara Winn and many LDS families that brought food and supplies, again we cannot thank you enough.  The many friends that made a donation in our parents’ name to CAN Cancer, You are so Awesome. Thank you to the many individuals that bought fire wood from our dad over the years.  He loved being in the woods, and his little side business kept him active and happy. My siblings and I have met so many people that we did not know that knew our parents. Each of you had kind words. We appreciate everyone for thinking about our parents and supporting our families.

Tina Brewer and Family
Darin Boyd and Family
Roger Boyd and Family
Jenifer DeShong and Family



Free to a good home, standard white toilet in great condition.




First Lutheran Christmas Bazaar December 5, 10:00 to 3:00. 349 S. Egan — turn south at Pine Room. Need a table to sell your crafts and baked goods? Call 493-2140 for a table. No charge.

KS 11/11-12/2 4t


ONE STOP SHOP! has expanded! We’re bigger and better than ever with more gifts, more jewelry, more everything, including fresh produce! 29 E. Washington. 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


HAVE CAMERA, WILL SHOOT! I do school pictures, weddings, parties, family portraits, brandings, rodeos — anything you can think of! Reasonable rates! You can print your pictures here and have them framed here too! One Stop Shop, 29 E. Washington, 541-589-4249.

AH 8/26 TFN


BLACK WEDNESDAY SALE!!! Select items on sale throughout the store, up to 50% off! Stop in and get a great deal! And then stop in for FUN FRIDAY to see Santa Claus! ONLY AT ONE STOP SHOP! 29 E. Washington, 541-589-4249.

AH 11/25 1t



Harney Education Service District
Job Description

 Desktop Computer Technician


POSITION PURPOSE: To assist the IT Operations Manager and Director of Technology in delivering technology support to component school districts and agencies.

NATURE & SCOPE: This is a classified support 240-day position subject to board policy, administrative rules and procedures, and applicable state and federal statutes.

• Assist ESD Technology Department with installation and support of ESD computer hardware and software, including servers.
• Offer technical support on-site, via phone or email.
• Travel to component school districts within Harney County to provide technology support.
• Assist component school district personnel with hardware and software support.
• Communicate effectively with other staff, school district and agency personnel.

• Installing hardware and software systems
• Maintaining or repairing equipment
• Troubleshooting a variety of computer issues
• Setting up computer security measures
• Configuring computer networks

• Minimum of two years’ experience with computer hardware and software support.
• A+ certification preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree in computer science preferred.
• Demonstrated experience with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and MacOS.
• Demonstrated interest in extending knowledge of computers and troubleshooting.
• Demonstrated knowledge of common Windows applications.
• Ability and willingness to travel.
• Regular and reliable attendance.
• Fluent in the English language.
• Demonstrated ability to work well with people in a variety of settings.
• Ability to maintain accurate and up-to-date record keeping.
• Proven ability to work in a team environment.
• Demonstrated ability to follow directions and to follow through efficiently on assigned tasks.

• Analyze situations, evaluate alternatives, and implement solutions within standards (where applicable).
• Interpret guidelines and analyze factual information to adapt or modify processes in response to changing circumstances.
• Duties may require non-routine analysis, research and follow-through.
• May act as a resource to others to solve problems.

• Work and communicate with a wide range of people – peers, vendors, the public, staff members and others.
• Consistently demonstrate professional, positive, and approachable attitude/demeanor and discretion.
• Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information.
• Formulate and clearly communicate ideas to others.

• Work requires ability to lift 30 to 50 pounds on a regular basis. Work may require moderate physical exertion and/or physical strain.
• Willingness to work flexible hours.
• Willingness and ability to travel.
• Ability to work under stress during peak workload periods.
• Salary & Benefits: Salary range ($25,000 to $45,000) depending on experience and certification. Position is open until filled.

Interested candidates should submit their resume with cover letter to:
Eastern Oregon Technology
Attn: Boyce LaForest
P.O. Box 460
Burns, OR 97720
Or email to laforeb@harneyesd.k12.or.us



Crane Union High School
Harney County District 1J
P.O. Box 828
Crane, OR 97732

Para Professional
Full Time

Crane Union High School is accepting applications for employment for a Special Services Aide Position. All applicants must meet the requirements listed.

• Must meet NCLB Para Professional qualifications. (High School diploma + 2 years higher Ed or pass proficiency exam)
• Must meet minimum physical requirements
• Valid Oregon Driver’s License required
• Demonstrated ability to exercise confidentiality, tact and diplomacy
• Technology skills required
• Current First Aid Card

Interested parties need to obtain an application from the Crane Schools office between the hours of 7:30-4:00 Monday through Thursday or the Crane High School website www.cranehighschool.org. You may email your application to cargil-gl@harneyedu.net attention Glennie Cargill. Applications are open until filled.

For more information, call the Crane Schools Office at 541-493-2641 Ext. 1.

Crane Schools are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CHS 11/25-12/2 2t



Firewood for sale. Call 541-573-5030.

BR 1/8 TFN



Alfalfa Hay

3x4x8 ft. bales. No rain damage. 18% protein $145, 21%-22% protein $155, 22%-23% protein $160, 25% protein $210.  Rain damaged 19% protein $150. Princeton, OR 541-493-2693.

LD 10/7 TFN


Hay for sale:

Oat hay, triticale and alfalfa feeder hay 3×4 bales trucking available. 1,000 tons 3S Ranches. 541-493-2772. Contact Travis Singhose.

TS 10/28 TFN


Feeder Hay 3x4x8 Bales 400 ton Clean Triticale hay. Cut young, very green, no rain. 200 ton Beardless Barley/Alfalfa new seeding lots of alfalfa. Cut young, very green, no rain. Hay tests available. Crane, OR 541-589-3913.

MC 11/11-12/2 4t


Small Bales for sale. Triticale $180. Alfalfa $220.  Oats & Peas $180. Can Deliver Locally.  541-589-1596.

VP 11/25-12/2 2t



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


Highland Hair Fashions is open Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Saturdays by appointment. Customers are always welcome. Please call for an appointment. 119 Woodland, Hines. Turn right at Pettibone off of Hines Blvd., go up hill to stop sign, turn left on Woodland. Fourth house on left.  541-413-0808.

SL 11/18-12/9 4t


Considering an estate sale? Please call JC’s Best Buys at 541-589-2758.



Veteran Help

Veteran Service Officers
Guy McKay
P.O. Box 728 / 17 S. Alder Ave., Burns, OR

Tom Wolf

Senate Contacts
Senator Ron Wyden
Wayne Kinney (Field Rep)

Senator Jeff Merkley
Karen Wagner (Field Rep)

Joel Corcoran

Will Gmaz (Veteran Issues)

Congress Contact
Congressman Greg Walden
Cole (Veterans and active duty outreach caseworker)



For Sale: Four studded snow tires on rims. LT 225/75R16. Excellent condition $600.00 541-573-7106 or 589-0655.

BD 11/18-11/25 2t



2 bedroom house, carport, small animal OK.  $525.00 monthly. Call 541-589-0368.

WW 11/25 1t



REDUCED! REDUCED! FOR SALE 5-bed, 2.5 bath single-story 1,941 sq. ft. home. Recently remodeled. Wood and oil heat; attached garage, fenced back yard. 1844 Hines Blvd., Burns, OR. $145,500 Broker-owned. Call 541-413-0001 or see www.jdreburns.com.

Joan Davies Real Estate

JD 9/30 TFN

Three staff resignations accepted

by Steve Howe
Burns Times-Herald

During its regularly-scheduled meeting, the Harney County School District (HCSD) No. 3 Board of Directors was addressed by Harney Education Service District (Harney ESD) Instructional Support and Technology Director Eric Nichols regarding the 2014-15 Oregon school and school district report cards that were released last month.

Nichols presented a general overview of the report card format. He noted that there were some differences to the reports from previous years because of changes in assessment programs, including the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) and Smarter Balanced tests. Nichols said the state of Oregon, as a result of legislative action, did not rate schools this year because of the transition in testing systems.

The HCSD No. 3 report card includes the district profile (enrollment and demographics, teacher proficiency, per pupil spending, etc.), district performance (showing testing results in comparison to the state and to similar districts), and outcomes (graduation rate, continuing education rate, etc.). It can be found at http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx.


The board accepted the resignations of three educators: Natasha Monroe, band/music teacher (effective at the end of the school year), Shannon Swindlehurst,  special education teacher (effective  at the end of December), and Ron Wassom, Monroe School principal (effective at the end of the school year).

McBride and Board Vice Chair Doug Gunderson expressed appreciation for the resigning staff.

“I would like to thank our teachers for the service they’ve given in this district,” said Gunderson.

McBride noted that there was a teacher shortage in the state, and that the district was working to advertise job vacancies.

Brenda Graham, administrative assistant for human resources, said that the special education teaching position had been posted internally, on the district website, through the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators, TalentEd, SchoolSpring, and Indeed.com, and at numerous colleges across Oregon and Idaho.


McBride reported that the 2016-17 budget planning process had begun. The budget committee meetings have been set for Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6 p.m. and Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 5 p.m., both in the district office building.

McBride said that some of the boilers at Henry L. Slater Elementary were being replaced. She added that representatives from Wisewood Inc. (the biomass energy company that the district is working with) would be here on Nov. 20 to continue their work, and that things are moving along on schedule.

McBride also reported that:

• letters had been sent out to students with truancy issues;

• the district’s student population had increased from 849 to 863; and

• auditors were gathering information over the past week and would present a report to the board in January.


Slater Principal Nancy Moon delivered her report to the board. She noted that:

• Slater will be highlighted in the Oregon Standards newsletter for outperforming the state in math testing;

• Professional Learning Community practices had been updated to further incorporate the use of data-driven decision-making. She explained how regular meetings monitor goal progress, and the process of individual interventions;

• implementation of core instruction of English Language Arts continues, as teams work on pacing and alignment to Common Core standards;

• Red Ribbon Week, which occurred during the last week of October, featured many activities and an assembly that included high school sports teams delivering on the theme of, “I Won’t Let Drugs Ruin My Game”; and

• the Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) committee has revised the handbook and established time frames for “Rule Rodeos” to be conducted at specific times of the year.


Hines Middle School (HMS) Principal Jerry Mayes reported that HMS has been working with Harney Helping Organization for Personal Emergencies (HHOPE) to set up a consistent counseling and intervention program through a grant developed by HHOPE’s executive director, Angela Johnson. The grant will pay for an intervention specialist to be placed on a part-time, weekly basis at the school. He said it is hoped that the program will be successful and possibly be expanded in the future.

Mayes said HMS staff are on schedule with evaluation cycles. All pre-self-evaluations, pre-goal and goal conferences, as well as first-round informal observations have been completed, in addition to first-round formal observations with probationary teachers. He added that the teaching staff are doing a great job of preparing students to present at their Student-Led Conferences.

HMS fall football, volleyball, cross country and cheerleading teams had a successful season and represented the school well by demonstrating positive sportsmanship throughout the season, Mayes said.

Mayes reported that the Fall Enrichment Day was a great success thanks to the persistence and planning of Ann Choate. He said there were more than 20 stations manned by community business professionals showcasing their jobs to the students. Mayes added that they anticipate even more stations in the spring for their students to attend.

He also noted that the student body showed great participation in the Red Ribbon Week activities, and that several artisans had been teaching at HMS this past month through an arts grant program with Harney ESD.


Burns High School (BHS) Principal Brandon Yant reported that BHS participated in the Great Oregon ShakeOut statewide earthquake drill on Oct. 15. He said he and the staff were working on evacuation communications using group texts, and that it seemed to be reliable.

Yant also discussed English Language Arts state testing scores, and first trimester grades.


Wassom reported that Monroe School’s staff attended a workshop addressing Collaborative Problem Solving at Eastern Oregon Youth Correctional Facility (EOYCF), presented by Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) Joe Ferguson. The presentation dealt with philosophies, rationales, and procedures to equip education staff with the tools necessary to take feelings and needs into consideration when disruptions and confrontations arise.

Wassom said they have seen a number of youth come and go over the past month. New youth have been exposed to safety protocols within the vocational programs, had updates of assessments, and been placed in appropriate classes, he said. All youth on Unit B have completed the work vignettes, which are now registered in the Juvenile Justice Information System. Unit A youth are currently going through the vignettes. All youth who finish them receive a number of certificates showing their successful completion.

Wassom also reported that:

• all of the iPad carts for Slater had been constructed and delivered;

• Unit B students are enjoying a cinema class this term;

• Harney Education Service District continues to work with the Oregon Youth Authority and a contracted agency for login data for the utilization of Chromebooks;

• a number of graduate students are taking college-level courses via study.com; and

• Sandra Cargill continues to expand and improve the facility’s library. Wassom said it has been a great addition to Monroe School and the EOYCF.


Student Services Programs Director Chandra Ferguson gave a report on the Structured Learning Center. She said collaboration was a key focus this year, and that they were building and developing the program to adapt to individual student needs.

Ferguson noted that they were using a new assessment program to determine where students are in math and reading. She said there are continuous placement meetings, and noted that the overall purpose is to meet individual students’ needs at their level.


In other business, the board:

• heard Veterans Day poems written and recited by three HMS students;

• approved the second read of Board Policies JHCDA – Prescription Medication, EBCB – Emergency Drills and Instruction, EBC/EBCA – Emergency Procedures and Disaster Plans, JFCF – Hazing, Harassment, Intimidation, Menacing, Bullying, Cyberbullying, Teen Dating Violence, Domestic Violence-Student, KL – Public Complaints, GAA – Personnel: Definitions, KGB – Public Conduct on District Property;

• accepted Sally Hendry’s donation of $200 to the BHS baseball team;

• voted to surplus the slide at Slater Elementary. In a letter to McBride, Moon said that the Slater safety committee proposed that the slide on the north field be removed due to ongoing safety concerns.

The next regularly-scheduled school board meeting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in the district office building.

Several 4-H members who received a 4-H Gold Medal for outstanding work in their project areas pose for a photo with OSU Extension Agent Shana Withee. (Submitted photo)

Several 4-H members who received a 4-H Gold Medal for outstanding work in their project areas pose for a photo with OSU Extension Agent Shana Withee. (Submitted photo)

Harney County 4-H gathered to celebrate the past year, organize for the new 4-H year, and invite our friends to become 4-H members and leaders. The 2015 4-H Awards Night was held on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Lincoln Junior High auditorium. Layle Bennett was master of ceremony, with assistance from Shyanne Petersen.  Other older youth assisting were Douglas Bush, Lucy Baron, Risa Thompson, and special assistants Eli Ward and Maurice Petersen.

4-H members received year pins for completing the year by turning in a completed 4-H record book by the August deadline.  Yearly certificates are given to all members and leaders. Each year a new gold seal is added.

The average 4-H volunteer donates 220 hours per year preparing and teaching. At a value of $22.55, that donation to 4-H is $4,961, almost $5,000 per leader; that is a one million dollar value to Harney County’s 4-H program and youth. A volunteer drives an average of 400 miles in their personal car, and spends $80 to $100 on teaching materials. With mileage and materials value of 1.5 million, Harney County’s 4-H Leaders donate almost three million dollars to our youth… thank you.

Joanna Corson (right), with OSU Extension Agent Shana Withee,  was honored for her 40 years of serving as a 4-H volunteer leader. (Submitted photo)

Joanna Corson (right), with OSU Extension Agent Shana Withee, was honored for her 40 years of serving as a 4-H volunteer leader. (Submitted photo)

4-H leaders also received yearly pins for their efforts. Of special note are first-year leaders: Katy Otley and Midge Smith; fifth-year leaders: Annette Carson, Brianne Bryan, Dahlia Bennett, and Jimmy Zamora;  10th-year leaders: Claire Larson, Linda Williams, Monica McCanna and Janna Mims; 15th-year leaders: Angie Ketscher and Karen Moon; 20th-year leaders: Fred Pelroy and Tiny Pedersen; 30th-year leader: Becky Cunningham; and a 40th-year 4-H leader, Joanna Corson.

Joanna Corson has been a 4-H Volunteer Leader for 40 years. Thirty-eight of those years have been with the Friskey Fleas 4-H Dog Club. She has worked with 15-30 youth and their dogs each Tuesday throughout the year. Imagine doing this for 1,900 consecutive Tuesday evenings…Sound like your idea of heaven?  Corson has, on a weekly basis, dealt with 1,200 youth and more than 3,000 dogs… impressive?  Yes. Add to that her work as a 4-H Association treasurer and we substantially increase the numbers of youth and adults’ lives who she has touched.

Junior leaders received pins and recognition for their efforts. Receiving pins were Sydney Temple, Caylyn Gilmer, Douglas Bush, Lucy  Baron, Ellie Riess, Lacy Singhose, Olivia Farnsworth, Shyanne Petersen, Madison Carson, Kirstin Miller, Layle Bennett and Kayla Mims.

4-H members receive a 4-H Gold Medal once in their 4-H career for outstanding work in their project area. The following 4-H members received gold medals this year:

Rabbit – Douglas Bush

Dog – Shyanne Petersen

Dog – Caylyn Gilmer

Dog – Olivia Farnsworth

Leadership – Lucy Baron

Leadership – Summer Andersen

Public Speaking – Layle Bennett

Citizenship – Nicol Gahley

Champion 4H Record Books were awarded cash awards sponsored by Safeway. Receiving cash for their outstanding 4-H record books were: Shaylee Root, Macy Temple, Jalee Chandler, Reese Rothwell, Olivia Farnsworth, Sayge Root, India Paramore, Shyanne Petersen, Layle Bennett, Kayla Mims, Warren Johnson, and Kirstin Miller. Our thanks to Safeway for their generous sponsorship.

4-H is an informal, practical, learn-by-doing educational program for youth. The purpose of 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable us to become self-directed, productive, and contributing members of society.  Our motto, “To Make the Best Better,” is something we strive for, not just in 4-H, but in everything.

To learn more about 4-H, contact the Harney County Extension Office in the courthouse basement or  at 541-573-2506 or shana.withee@oregonstate.edu

Mustangs to play Adrian Saturday, Nov. 21, at Hermiston High School

by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

The Mustangs’ William Clark comes down with a pass in the end zone. (Photo by BARBARA MAHER)

The Mustangs’ William Clark comes down with a pass in the end zone. (Photo by BARBARA MAHER)

Jack Bentz rushed for 89 yards and two touchdowns, and completed nine of 10  passes for 118 yards and three scores to lead Crane to a 50-6 win over Hosanna Christian (HC) in the OSAA 1A state football playoffs on Saturday, Nov. 14.

The No. 4-ranked Mustangs wasted little time getting on the scoreboard. After receiving the opening kickoff, Crane drove down the field and went ahead 8-0 on a 5-yard pass from Bentz to Matt Witzel, and the two-point conversion run by David Steeves.

The Lions fumbled on their first possession, giving the Mustangs the ball at their own 47. Bentz threw a 12-yard TD pass to William Clark to finish off the seven-play drive, and a two-point conversion pass from Bentz to Witzel put Crane up 16-0.

The Crane defense proved stingy on the Lions’ second drive of the afternoon, forcing the ball over on downs and taking over at the HC 38.

The Mustangs’ third score of the quarter came on a 2-yard pass from Bentz to Clark, and Bentz ran in the two-point conversion.

The Lions scored their lone touchdown of the game with just under nine minutes to play in the first half on a 10-yard pass from Matt Hettrick to Waylan Cole.

Crane was forced to punt on their next possession, but got the ball back at the HC 15 on an interception by Steeves.

The Mustangs kept the ball on the ground, and Bentz scored from one yard out to give Crane a 30-6 lead.

Crane added two more scores in the final minutes of the second quarter on a 14-yard run by Joe Valentine and a 38-yard scamper by Bentz.

Valentine added a 15-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to provide the final margin of victory.

The Crane defense held the Lions to 185 yards of total offense and just nine first downs.

With the win, Crane (10-1) advances to the 1A semifinals where they will face the top-ranked Adrian Antelopes (10-0) at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Hermiston High School.

The two teams met earlier this season, with Adrian coming away with a 50-34 win, Crane’s only loss of the season.

Dufur and Perrydale meet in the other 1A semifinal game.

HC       0       6       0      0      6

Cra     24     20      0      6     50

First quarter

Cra — Matt Witzel 5 pass from Jack Bentz (David Steeves run)

Cra — William Clark 12 pass from Bentz (Witzel pass from Bentz)

Cra — Clark 2 pass from Bentz (Bentz run)

Second quarter

HC — Waylan Cole 10 pass from Matt Hettrick (pass failed)

Cra — Bentz 1 run (run failed)

Cra— Joe Valentine 11 run (Cashe Davis pass from Bentz)

Cra — Bentz 38 run (run failed)

Fourth quarter

Cra — Valentine 15 run (pass failed)

Individual statistics

Rushing — Crane, Steeves 16-79, Ramge 10-55, Bentz 10-89, Valentine 3-47, Balowski 1-8, Epling 2-(-4). Hosanna Christian, Hettrick 10-(-14), Cole 9-50, Staub 7-3, Sanches 16-71.

Passing — Crane, Bentz 9-10-0 118. Hosanna Christian, Hettrick 7-14-1 50, Cole 0-1-0 0.

Receiving — Crane, Steeves 3-74, Ramge 1-8, Clark 2-14, Witzel 3-22. Hosanna Christian, Morris 1-20, W. Cole 3-36, M. Cole 1-0, Staub 1-(-3), Breedlove 1-4, Sanches 3-3, Drost 1-15.

Clarence A. Oster 1933-2015

Posted on November 18th in Obituaries

Oster OBIT WEBClarence Alfred Oster, 82, of Richland, Wash., passed away unexpectedly at home on Nov. 2, after a fall.

He was born on April 3, 1933, in his maternal grandparents’ home in Madras, and was the second of four sons of L. E. (Red) and Fannie Evalyn Messinger Oster who were homesteaders in the Fort Rock Valley. He grew up in ranching communities all over central and eastern Oregon.

In 1951, he graduated from Crane Union High School, a four-year public boarding school. Clarence then entered Eastern Oregon College of Education in La Grande and worked on ranches and in mills to fund his education. Requiring further funds, he volunteered for the draft in 1953, and served in the U.S. Army from Jan. 4, 1954, until Oct. 5, 1955. Before completing his service, he enrolled in Oregon State University. At the end of fall quarter, he transferred to the University of Oregon where he completed a BS (1957) and a MS (1958) in mathematics, with the help of the GI Bill.

While at the University of Oregon, he met the love of his life, Carolyn Ruth Kelts, and married on June 20, 1958. They honeymooned while moving to his job with Cal Tech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and received partial reimbursement for the journey. The newlyweds settled in Montrose, Calif., and worshiped at the Montrose Community Church where Clarence was baptized. Their first daughter, Karen Ruth, was born the following year.

Longing to return to the northwest, Clarence began working at General Electric (GE) in Richland, Wash., on Oct. 1, 1959, and the young family purchased a centrally located L-house. By the time Battelle’s Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) had replaced GE, daughters Barbara Lea and Helen Irene (Petra Elena) had completed the family. Shortly after moving to Richland, they transferred membership to West Side United Protestant Church and have remained active members to this day.

During his career, Clarence worked with computers, programming code to support astronomy at JPL, nuclear physics at GE, and a variety of projects at PNL. He also taught advanced mathematics courses at the Joint Center for Graduate Studies and WSU Tri-Cities. In 1987, he joined Boeing Computer Services, doing projects similar to what he did for PNL. He retired April 10, 1998, from Lockheed Martin Services, Inc.

Clarence enjoyed tromping through cemeteries with his wife while researching ancestors. Other hobbies included woodworking, caning furniture, gardening, and reading. After retirement, Clarence enjoyed genealogical and wildflower photography, traveling, vacationing at the Oregon Coast, and most of all, napping. Clarence and his wife have consistently supported children through World Vision since 1961. His family is blessed that he wrote his memoirs, Anecdotes and Milestones, which he self-published in 2005.

He is survived by Carolyn, his wife of 57 years; daughters, Karen (Brad) Barton, Barbara (Norm) Jones, and Petra (Robert) Eichelsdoerfer; grandchildren, Dan (Audrey), Evelyn, and Ed Eichelsdoerfer, KaraLynn (Renee) and Ben Barton; step-grandchildren, Casey (Debbie) and Emily Jones; four step-great grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Geri, Betty, and Kathy Oster, and Judi (Bob) Enstrom.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Arlie, Jess, and Leonard.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at RestHaven Cemetery in Richland. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at West Side Church in Richland. All are welcome to attend.

Memorial contributions may be made to West Side Church, 615 Wright Avenue, Richland, WA., 99352, 509-946-4656 or to World Vision, PO Box 78481, Tacoma, WA 98481 (reference source code: 31003726), 1-888-511-6519, www.worldvision.org.

The family invites you to sign Clarence’s tribute at www.einansatsunset.com.

Scott David Kelly, 85, of Boise, Idaho, passed away Nov. 9 at a Boise hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Cloverdale Funeral Home.

Wednesday Nov. 18

Posted on November 18th in Community Calendar

Burns City Council will hold their only meeting in November at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Burns City Hall, 242 S. Broadway.

The Hilander Booster Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at noon at Glory Days Pizza.

Harney Grant Babe Ruth board meets the third Wednesday of each month in the courthouse basement meeting room, 450 N. Buena Vista, at 7 p.m.

Burns Elks Lodge, 118 N. Broadway, meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

Bring babies to Lapsit Storytime at Harney County Library, 80 W. “D” St., each Wednesday at 10 a.m. Enjoy music, stories, rhymes and fingerplays especially for babies and toddlers.

Storytime for preschoolers is scheduled at the Harney County Library, 80 W. “D” St., each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Contact the Harney County Library for more information, 541-573-6670.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets each Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Foursquare Church, 74 S. Alvord, Burns.

ALANON, an ongoing support group for friends and families of alcoholics, meets every Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Foursquare Church, 74 S. Alvord, Burns. Please use the north side door. For more information, call 541-589-0329.

A Women’s AA meeting is held every Wednesday at noon at Foursquare Church, 74 S. Alvord, Burns.

Thursday Nov. 19

Posted on November 18th in Community Calendar

Burns Planning Commission meets the third Thursday of each month at Burns City Hall, 242 S. Broadway, at 7 p.m.

Medicare Open Enrollment ends Dec. 7. Have you had a checkup on your Medicare insurance coverage? A change in your Medicare D plan could save you hundreds of dollars. You can also get an Advantage Health Insurance plan at this time. Trained volunteers are at the Senior Center every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Call 541-573-6024 for an appointment.

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.

Kiwanis Club of Burns-Hines meets for a no-host luncheon at noon each Thursday at Bella Java, 314 N. Broadway in Burns.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at noon each Thursday at Hines City Hall, 101 E. Barnes. Call 541-573-2896.

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.

Friday Nov. 20

Posted on November 18th in Community Calendar

Gallery 15, Harney County’s newest shop for fine art and gifts, will host another Featured Artists reception and unveil The Holiday Show on Friday, Nov. 20, from 5 until 7 p.m. The featured artists will be all members of the gallery, who are filling the rooms with new art for the holiday shopping season. Some of the artists will also participate in the after-Thanksgiving Black Friday sale. 76 East Washington Street in Burns.

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets each Friday at 10 a.m. at Harney District Hospital in the small conference room near the cafeteria.

The Harney County Health Department is available at the Harney County Senior Center, 17 S. Alder, to check blood pressure the third Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. There is no charge for the clinic, and results can be forwarded to a physician or nurse practitioner at your request.

A recovery group, “Celebrate Recovery,” meets each Friday at the Harney County Church of the Nazarene, 311 Roe Davis Ave. in Hines. Snacks 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.

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