Friday April 11

Posted on April 9th in Community Calendar

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 April 12

Posted on April 9th in Community Calendar

The High Desert Cutters will be having their first cutting of the year Saturday, April 12, starting at 9 a.m. It will be held at Cory Shelman’s on Highway 20. Sign up by Wednesday, April 9. Call or text Sallianne Kelly 541-413-0788 or email skelly.002@hotmail.com. There will be a short meeting before the cutting starts to elect the scholarship board. Please be there by 8:40 a.m. for this important topic.

The Harney County Radio Association meets every second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. in the basement meeting room of the Harney County Courthouse. All amateur radio operators and interested parties are welcome.


Sunday April 13

Posted on April 9th in Community Calendar

A free community dinner, eat in or take out (no strings attached), will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at the Episcopal/Lutheran Church at the corner of Diamond and A streets. Call 541-573-2802.

Oregon Old Time Fiddlers, District 9, holds a potluck and jam session the second Sunday of each month at Harney County Senior Center, 17 S. Alder, October through May at 1 p.m. with music and dancing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

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


Monday April 14

Posted on April 9th in Community Calendar

The Hi-Desert Swim Team will be having a parent meeting and registration at 6 p.m. Monday, April 14, at Figaro’s Pizza. For more information, contact Becky Thein 541-573-7001.

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 Burns Lions Club meets every Monday at noon at the Burns Elks Lodge. Those interested in serving the community are welcome.

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.


Tuesday April 15

Posted on April 9th in Community Calendar

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

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

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

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

An Infant/Toddler Play Group is held each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Early Childhood Center for children ages birth to three. For more information, call 541-573-6461.

Free income tax preparation and assistance is available for taxpayers age 60+ and low and middle-income taxpayers of any age through the AARP Tax-Aide program. Trained volunteers will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday, until April 15. at the Harney County School District No. 3 administrative office to prepare tax returns or assist with questions. For more information, call Sam Caizza at 541-573-3262.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Classified Ads

Posted on April 9th in Classified Ads

LEGALS

 

OREGON TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE 

T.S. No: L544265 OR Unit Code: L Loan No: 38814458/WEBB   AP #1: 1081/23S31E18-BB-08600   Title #: 8390209   Reference is made to that certain Trust Deed made by WHITNEY WEBB,   NATHAN WEBB 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,   SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO FMHA UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF   AGRICULTURE as Beneficiary.   Dated June 8, 2011, Recorded June 10, 2011 as Instr. No.  2011-0694 in Book   — Page  —  of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of HARNEY   County; OREGON   covering the following described real property situated in said county and state, to   wit:   LAND IN VOEGTLY’S SECOND ADDITION, CITY OF BURNS, HARNEY   COUNTY, OREGON, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF AS   FOLLOWS:  IN BLOCK 20: LOT 3, THE SOUTH 25 FEET OF LOT 2 AND   THE NORTH 15 FEET OF LOT 4.   Both the beneficiary and the trustee have elected to sell the said real property to   satisfy the obligations secured by said Trust Deed 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: 7 PYMTS FROM 12/10/12 TO 06/10/13 @ 553.52 $3,874.64 6 PYMTS FROM 07/10/13 TO 12/10/13 @ 773.98 $4,643.88 TOTAL LATE CHARGES $53.32 MISCELLANEOUS FEES $855.37 Sub-Total of Amounts in Arrears: $9,427.21    Together with any default in the payment of recurring obligations as they become due.    ALSO, if you have failed to pay taxes on the property, provide insurance on the property or pay    other senior liens or encumbrances as required in the note and Trust Deed, the beneficiary may    insist that you do so in order to reinstate your account in good standing.  The beneficiary may    require as a condition to reinstatement that you provide reliable written evidence that you have paid    all senior liens or encumbrances, property taxes, and hazard insurance premiums.  These    requirements for reinstatement should be confirmed by contacting the undersigned Trustee.    The street or other common designation if any, of the real property described above is purported to    be :    429 SOUTH COURT AVENUE, BURNS, OR  97720    The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the above street or other    common designation.    By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by    said Trust Deed immediately due and payable, said sums being the following, to wit: Principal    $109,657.40, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured from    11/10/12, plus subsidy recapture in the sum of $3,747.82 and fees assessed in the amount of    $2,266.40,  plus accrued interest due thereon, and such other costs and fees are due under the note    or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute.    WHEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on May 2, 2014, at the    hour of 10:00 A.M. in accord with the Standard Time, as established by ORS 187.110, INSIDE    THE MAIN LOBBY OF THE HARNEY COUNTY COURTHOUSE,450 N.BUENA VISTA    AVE. ,BURNS , County of HARNEY, State of OREGON, (which is the new date, time and place    set for said sale) sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the interest in the said    described real property which the Grantor had or had power to convey at the time of execution by    him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor or his successors in    interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the foregoing 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 O.R.S.86.753 has the right, at any time prior to    five days before the date last set for the sale, to have this foreclosure proceeding dismissed and the    Trust Deed reinstated by payment to the beneficiary of the entire amount then due (other than such    portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred) and by curing any other    default complained herein that is capable of being cured by tendering the performance required    under the obligation of the Trust Deed, 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 Trust Deed, together with trustee’s and attorney’s fees not exceeding    the amounts provided by said ORS 86.753.    It will be necessary for you to contact the undersigned prior to the time you tender reinstatement or    payoff so that you may be advised of the exact amount, including trustee’s costs and fees, that you    will be required to pay.  Payment must be in the full amount in the form of cashier’s or certified    check.    The effect of the sale will be to deprive you and all those who hold by, through and under you of    all interest in the property described above.    In construing this notice, the masculine gender includes the feminine and the neuter, the singular    includes the plural, the word “grantor” 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 Trust Deed, and    the words “trustee” and “beneficiary” include their respective successors in interest, if any.    The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for    that purpose.    If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive    remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no    further recourse.    If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling    the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale:  (714) 480-5690 or you may access    sales information at salestrack.tdsf.com    DATED:  12/19/13    CHRISTOPHER C. DORR, OSBA # 992526    By CHRISTOPHER C. DORR, ATTORNEY AT LAW    DIRECT INQUIRIES TO:    T.D. SERVICE COMPANY    FORECLOSURE DEPARTMENT    4000 W. Metropolitan Drive    Suite 400    Orange, CA  92868    (800) 843-0260 TAC# 968118

Publish: March 19, 26 and April 2, 9, 2014.

 

 

NOTICE OF LAPSE OF MINERAL INTERESTS

Pursuant to ORS 517.170 et seq.

Notice is hereby given to all person that Pacific Land and Livestock Company, Inc., an Oregon Corporation, adminstratively dissolved on March 21, 2003, held certain mineral reservation as set forth in that certain deed dated May 8, 1968, and recored as instrument number 130765 on May 15, 1968, in Book 84 at Page 277 of the Deed Records of Harney County, Oregon. The land affected by the mineral interests is described as follows:

IN TOWNSHIP 26 S., RANGE 32 E., W.M.
SOUTH OF MALHEUR LAKE
SECTION 25: E1/2NW1/4; W1/2NE1/4; W1/2SW1/4; NE1/4SW1/4; NW1/4SE1/4
SECTION 36: N1/2; SW1/4; N1/2SE1/4; SE1/4SE1/4

The holder of the mineral interest must submit a statement of claim to the county clerk within 60 days after the date of last publication or the mineral interest may be extinguished.

The name and address of the person[s] giving notice are Earl Carson and Nancy Dowell c/o John B. Lamborn, Attorney at Law, PC, 191 West A Street, Burns, OR 97720. Telephone 541-573-2066.

Publish: March 26 and April 2, 9, 2014.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Lease of Tribal Indian Trust Land For Grazing Leases
Burns Paiute Tribal Trust Land

Sealed bids for grazing lease on the Burns Paiute Tribal Trust Land. Allotment #111 and New Farm:

#111; an undivided trust interest in and to NW1/4 of Section 32, Township 23, Range 32 1/2 East Willamette Meridian, Harney County, Oregon. Containing 160 acres, more or less.

New Farm: An undivided trust interest in and to SE 1/4 of Section 31, Township 23, Range 32 1/2 East Willamette Meridian, Harney County, Oregon. Containing 160 acres, more or less.

Term beginning May 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014, unless otherwise specified and determinied by the Burns Paiute Tribe, will be received at the office of the;

Burns Paiute Tribe
100 Pasigo Street
Burns, OR 97720

Close of business, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Aprill 11, 2014, bids will be opened on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Burns Paiute Tribal Administration.

Bid forms and other pertinent information regarding bidding will be available at the Burns Paiute Tribe, Lease Compliance Office located at Tribal Adminstration, Jody Richards, 541-573-8014.

Invitation for bids will be open from March 17, 2014 through April 11, 2014.

Publish: March 26 and April 2, 9, 2014.

 

 

INVITATION FOR BID

Harney Soil & Water Conservation District is requesting bids for pre-commercial thinning and hand piling of approximately 53 acres of conifer. The project is located in the Skull Creek drainage approximately 20 miles north west of Burns, Oregon. Bid packets can be obtained at the SWCD, 530 Hwy 20 South in Hines. Contact Mike Weil  @ 541-573-5010 or 541-573-6908 for more information.

Mandatory Bid Tour will begin at Harney Soil and Water Conservation District at 08:00 AM on April 16, 2014.  Perspective Bidders must provide there own personal transportation to the project area. Bid tour participation is mandatory for bids to be considered.

Bid Quotes must be received at Harney Soil and Water Conservation District by 12:00 PM April 23, 2014.

Bid Award April 24, 2014.

Publish: April 2, 9, 2014.

 

 

INVITATION FOR BID

Harney Soil & Water Conservation District is requesting bids for (1) cutting and excavator piling of approximately 67 acres of juniper & pine, and (2) cutting of every other tree on approximately 420 acres of juniper. The project is located in the Cottonwood Creek & Otis Creek drainage approximately 15 miles north west of Drewsey, Oregon. Bid packets can be obtained at the SWCD, 530 Hwy 20 South in Hines. Contact Mike Weil @ 573-5010 or 541-573-6908 for more information.

Mandatory Bid Tour will begin at Harney Soil and Water Conservation District at 08:00 AM on April 14, 2014.  Perspective Bidders must provide their own personal transportation, including ATV, to the project area. The ATV departure point can be reached by standard 4 wheel drive pickup. Bid tour participation is mandatory for bids to be considered.

Bid Quotes must be submitted to Harney Soil and Water Conservation District by 12:00 noon, April 21, 2014

Bid Award April 24, 2014

Publish: April 2, 9, 2014.

 

 

TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE 

File No. 7827.20507 Reference is made to that certain trust deed made by Betty M. Pratt, a Widow, as grantor, to Alliance Title, as trustee, in favor of Financial Freedom Senior Funding Corporation, a subsidiary of IndyMac Bank F.S.B., as beneficiary, dated 06/08/06, recorded 06/30/06, in the mortgage records of Harney County, Oregon, as 20061361 and subsequently assigned to OneWest Bank, FSB by Assignment recorded as 2013-1668, covering the following described real property situated in said county and state, to wit: Lot One and the North Forty feet of Lot Two, in Block “A”, SECOND ADDITION, City of Burns, County of Harney and State of Oregon. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 311 E E Street aka 311 East E Street Burns, OR 97720 Both the beneficiary and the trustee have elected to sell the real property to satisfy the obligations secured by the trust deed and a notice of default has been recorded pursuant to Oregon Revised Statutes 86.735(3); the event of default under the note and deed of trust, pursuant to to Section 9(b)(i) of the Deed of Trust, which provides that, “Lender may require immediate payment in full of all sums secured by this Security Instrument if… The property ceases to be the principal residence of a Borrower for reasons other than death and the Property is not the principal residence of at least one other Borrower.”. Default date of 07/01/2013 and pay the following sums: principal balance of $57,663.91 with accrued interest from 06/10/2013; together with title expense, costs, trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees incurred herein by reason of said default; any further sums advanced by the beneficiary for the protection of the above described real property and its interest therein; and prepayment penalties/premiums, if applicable. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said trust deed immediately due and payable, said sums being the following, to wit: principal balance of $57,663.91 with interest thereon at the note rate of 1.640 percent per annum beginning 06/01/2013; together with title expense, costs, trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees incurred herein by reason of said default; any further sums advanced by the beneficiary for the protection of the above described real property and its interest therein; and prepayment penalties/premiums, if applicable. WHEREFORE, notice hereby is given that the undersigned trustee will on June 30, 2014 at the hour of 10:00 o’clock, A.M. in accord with the standard of time established by ORS 187.110, at the following place: inside the main lobby of the Harney County Courthouse, 450 N. Buena Vista Avenue, 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 described real property which the grantor had or had power to convey at the time of the execution by grantor of the trust deed, together with any interest which the grantor or grantor’s successors in interest acquired after the execution of the trust deed, to satisfy the foregoing obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including a reasonable charge by the trustee. Notice is further given that for reinstatement or payoff quotes requested pursuant to ORS 86.757 and 86.759 must be timely communicated in a written request that complies with that statute addressed to the trustee’s “Urgent Request Desk” either by personal delivery to the trustee’s physical offices (call for address) or by first class, certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to the trustee’s post office box address set forth in this notice. Due to potential conflicts with federal law, persons having no record legal or equitable interest in the subject property will only receive information concerning the lender’s estimated or actual bid. Lender bid information is also available at the trustee’s website, www.northwesttrustee.com. Notice is further given that any person named in ORS 86.753 has the right, at any time prior to five days before the date last set for the sale, to have this foreclosure proceeding dismissed and the trust deed reinstated by payment to the beneficiary of the entire amount then due (other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred) and by curing any other default complained of herein that is capable of being cured by tendering the performance required under the obligation or trust deed, 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 trust deed, together with trustee’s and attorney’s fees not exceeding the amounts provided by said ORS 86.753. Requests from persons named in ORS 86.753 for reinstatement quotes received less than six days prior to the date set for the trustee’s sale will be honored only at the discretion of the beneficiary or if required by the terms of the loan documents. In construing this notice, the singular includes the plural, the word “grantor” 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 trust deed, and the words “trustee” and “beneficiary” include their respective successors in interest, if any. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at www.northwesttrustee.com and www.USA-Foreclosure.com. For further information, please contact: Breanon Miller Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 425-86-1900 Pratt, Betty M. (TS# 7827.20507) 1002.264975-File No.

Publish: April 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014.

 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Pursuant to ORS 477.250, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held to receive from any interested persons suggestions, advice, objections or remonstrance’s to the proposed budget for the Central Oregon Forest Protection District.  A hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 1:00 P.M., at the John Day Unit, 415 Patterson Bridge Road, John Day, OR.  Copies of the tentative budget may be inspected during normal working hours.  To ensure the broadest range of services to individuals with disabilities, persons with disabilities requiring special arrangements should contact 541-575-1139 at least two working days in advance.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
DOUG DECKER,
STATE FORESTER

Publish: April 9, 16, 2014.

 

 PERSONAL/MISC

I, Michael Mack, as of March 31, 2014, am no longer responsible for any other persons debt than my own.
MM 4/9-4/23 3t

___________________

We carry Whirlpool Appliances, including freezers.
We also sell water heaters.
Burns Electric
70 S. Fairview
541-573-6626
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

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Cornerstone Couseling is available to all community members seeking individual, couples or family therapy in a private setting. Cash payment, credit or private insurance accepted. Call 541-589-1729 for an appointment.
SC 8/7 TFN

 

 FREE

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

 

JOB MARKET

Location: Burns, OR — Burns Paiute Reservation

Starting Date: As needed on call basis

Salary: $10.00/ hour (Nonexempt)/ no benefits.

This position is reponsible for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of passenger buses for the Tribally-operated public transportation system. Operator will operate a passenger bus on a regular fixed-route with assigned schedules.

• Applicants must be at least 21 years.

• Valid Oregon State driver’s license.

• Must pass a background check and a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

• Complete a Tribal Employment Application, with three work-related references; return to Human Resources Office, 100 Pasigo Street, Burns, OR 97720.

• Indian preference will be given to candidates showing proof of enrollment in a federally-recognized Tribe.

Copy of the job description is available at the address listed.

KD 4/2-4/9 2t

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Mental Health Sitters needed for on-call basis. Must be able to pass background check and be at least 18 years of age. For more information and how to apply, contact LeeAnn Eaton at Symmetry Care at 348 West Adams, Burns, OR. 541-573-8376.
SC 4/2-4/9 2t

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Ed Staub & Sons Petroleum, Inc., has an immediate opening for a professional, self-motivated team member. Applicant should have customer service experience; answering phones, customer account maintenance, posting payments along with other tasks. Must have experience with Word and Excel and have proven customer service skills.  This is a full time position. If you are comfortable multi-tasking and are detail oriented, then this may be the right opportunity for you. Pay is based on experience. If you are interested, please send resume to employment@edstaub.com, or you can fax to 877-846-2516.
GR 4/2-4/16 3t

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Convenience Store/Restaurant Manager/Truck Stop Manager

Fast Break of Oregon has an immediate opening for a professional, energetic, self-motivated leader to manage Eddie’s Truck and Auto in Hines.  Applicant should have retail management experience with strong food service experience, MUST have  excellent leadership and customer service skills.  This position will require preparing work schedules, formulating pricing policies, create and maintain menus, coordinate sales promotion activities, supervise employees, order merchandise, conduct regular inventory counts, be responsible for the security of the location, and other duties as required.  The position will require moderate lifting and carrying products.  Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays.  The successful applicant will be customer service orientated, comfortable multi-tasking and detail orientated. This is a fast paced environment. Experience working with computers and some knowledge of inventory would be helpful.  This is a full-time position and is eligible for benefits.  Please e-mail inquires or resume to employment@edstaub.com, mail to P.O. Box 850, Klamath Falls, OR 97601 or fax to 877-846-2516.

GR 4/9 1t

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Independance Place is looking for a life skills trainer to provide support services to residential clients. Pay is $12/ hour. Call 541-573-1780.
IP 4/9-4/16 2t

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Grady Contracting, Inc., Ely, NV, needs 3 temporary (04/28/14-10/28/14) Farmworkers. Moving irrigation pipes. Operating equip. to irrigate & harvest alfalfa hay. Loading, unloading & transporting hay. General farm related duties: facility maintenance, equip. operation & shop work. 3 months exp. Driver’s License in 30 days. $10.89p/h. Applicants may be offered higher than the advertised wage rate due to experience or merit. Hours above 40 per week may be offered, but are not guaranteed. Free tools, transport & housing if not within reasonable transport to jobsite. 3/4ths guaranteed. Transport & subsistence expenses to worksite paid at 50% of the contract. Apply at the nearest NV Job service office, phone: 775-289-1616, refer to job order #NV0338247.
GC 4/9 1t

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Burns Garage is expanding our Service Department and has an immediate opening for a Service Technician. Qualifications include: basic automotive repair knowledge, basic hand tools, valid driver’s license, clean drug test and have a GED or HS diploma. Burns Garage offers a competitive pay plan, 401K, and health insurance benefits. Drop off your resume or pick up an application at the Burns Garage Service Department today.
BG 4/9 1t

 

LIVESTOCK

For Sale: Registered Angus Bulls. 208-739-0475.
JB 4/9 TFN

 

 FIREWOOD

Firewood for sale. Call 541-573-5030.
BR 1/8 TFN

 

 HAY/ LIVESTOCK FEED

Alfalfa, Grass, Corn Seed. SAVE MONEY. Delivery anywhere.
Ray Odermott. 800-910-4101.
RO 3/12-5/28 12t

 

 BUILDING MATERIALS

Posts for sale. 3 and 4-inch, 8-foot treated pointed posts for $4.75 each. Fence stays $.50 each. Fuel tanks, 300 to 1,000 gallon. Used metal fence posts, $3 each. Call 503-798-6921 or 541-519-0571.
BH 4/2 TFN

 

SERVICES OFFERED

Spring Gun Show

The Oasis Spring Gun Show will be held in Juntura, Oregon at Oasis Cafe & RV Park. April 25- 27, 2014. Dealers have all of your shooting needs and BUY, SELL, TRADE. Hours are Friday & Saturday from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. FREE Admission! Contact Brian at 208-467-7788. Vendors Wanted.

Brian 4/2-4/23 4t

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Computer Questions?
Zieber Computer Repair / Tutoring
• Repairs, Maintenance, Sales, Parts
•Upgrades, Installations
•Personalized/Group Tutoring
•Senior Citizen Discount
“Now Offering Rentals!”
Microsoft Certified
Professional (MCP) A+
541-573-1143
jonzieber@yahoo.com
JZ 1/12 TFN

 

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT

1 bedroom apartments available. Close to shopping and library. Clean and affordable. Call Brian Johnson at 541-493-2522 for more information.
MB 9/25 TFN

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2 bed, 1 bath nice home in the Hines RV Park. $450 per month plus deposit. 1/2 first months rent. 1995 nice clean single wide home with heat pump, and w/d hookups. Dogs under 20 lbs., criminal checks required. 541-573-3220 or the office at space #1.
KM TFN

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1 bedroom duplex with basement storage. Quiet neighborhood near downtown. Water, sewer and garbage paid. No pets. 541-573-6608.
RC 4/2-4/9 2t

 

MOBILE HOMES

SETUP – SITEWORK - FOUNDATIONS - TIE DOWNS

Call Brian Richardson at Bighorn Enterprises, Inc.

CCB# 74197

Call 541-589-3249

BR 3/26 TFN

 


Bound for Boston

Posted on April 2nd in News

Journey expected to take seven months

 by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Anna Harrington passed through Burns on her walk east to raise awareness for Shriners hospitals. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

Anna Harrington passed through Burns on her walk east to raise awareness for Shriners hospitals. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

On March 1, Anna Harrington was in Astoria, which is where she took the first step of her journey that will end in Boston, Mass., in, presumably, seven months time.

Harrington’s walk across the country is to raise awareness for Shriners Hospitals for Children, and she “officially” arrived in Burns Saturday, March 29.

Harrington, 42, said her first experience with Shriners Hospitals was in 2005, when her nephew received treatment for scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, at the hospital in Sacramento, Calif. While at the Sacramento site, Harrington met other families whose lives had been impacted by the medical care at the hospital.

Then, just a few years ago, Harrington heard that there was the possibility of some Shriners hospitals closing because of a shrinking endowment, and she made the decision to walk across America to help them out.

Growing up in Tucson, Ariz., Harrington had a dream of walking across the country for an important cause, and making the trip to benefit Shriners hospitals was a good fit.

“While in Sacramento, I saw the wonderful things they do,” she said.

Harrington’s plan is to visit a number of Shriners hospitals across the country, and her first visit was to the hospital in Portland. From the Rose City, she trekked up Mount Hood, dropped down into Madras, and followed Highway 20 into Burns. Harrington, who now lives in Meridian, Idaho, said her route will take her to Salt Lake City, Utah, where she will visit another hospital, and eastward from there, passing through a total of 14 states.

Harrington is pushing a cart that carries the essentials for the trip, including a tent, sleeping gear, food, water and clothing. She plans to try walking 20 miles each day, and noted that, so far, she has been impressed by the beauty of the ever-changing terrain.

Walking alone along busy highways could be daunting, but Harrington is finding a lot of help along the way. She said people have invited her in to spend the night, motels have donated rooms, motorists have checked on her along the way, and businesses have donated tires for her buggy, and a cell phone and charger.

“Cars on the highway are the scariest,” she said.

When asked about obstacles she might encounter, Harrington answered, “You don’t know how to prepare for everything. There’s always a fear of the unknown, but you can’t let that fear dictate your actions. It’s scary out there sometimes, but it’s also exciting, and the reward outweighs the fear.”

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jim Bishop has announced his upcoming retirement from Harney District Hospital (HDH).

He will leave his position with HDH in August 2015, just shy of 15 years of service to the hospital as both the chief financial officer (CFO) and CEO.

Over the last five years, the Harney County Health District Board of Directors and HDH administration have developed a succession plan, which provides an organized approach to filling open positions with qualified candidates. This plan allows current HDH employees to bolster their education through district-sponsored trainings and tuition support, and develops a process for recruiting external candidates. Both approaches provide assistance in filling open HDH positions with existing or new staff.

The CEO is the only HDH position that is hired by, and reports directly to, the Health District Board. The board has already contracted with an advisor who is well-versed in Oregon’s rural hospitals to facilitate the planning process for recruiting this important position.

A strong health district is valuable to our community, not only in terms of economic benefit and employment opportunities, but also in ensuring that top-quality healthcare is readily available in our remote area.

HDH has seen much growth under Bishop’s leadership. Among other accomplishments, the new HDH facility was built and moved into; 24/7 general and emergency surgical coverage is now the norm; a new electronic health record (EHR) system has been installed; the Swing Bed, Infusion Clinic, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Sleep Study programs were developed; and HDH Family Care and HDH Physical Therapy became departments of the hospital.

The CEO Recruiting Committee consists of three board members, two administrators, one physician, and two members of the public, in addition to the advisor. Recruiting, preliminary interviews, and reference checks will take place throughout the remainder of this year, with final candidate interviews and board selection in early 2015.

 


Board discusses EOCCO

 by Samantha White
Burns Times-Herald

During the Harney County Health District Board of Directors meeting (held March 26), the board agreed to approve the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Recruitment Committee charter.

The eight-person committee, which was approved by the board during its previous meeting (held Feb. 26), will work with an advisor to recruit a CEO for Harney District Hospital (HDH).

Current HDH CEO, Jim Bishop, announced that he will retire in August 2015, after almost 15 years of service to the hospital.

Board chair Dan Brown  explained that the committee will not make the hiring decision. Instead, it will make recommendations to the board. (See story titled, “Hospital CEO announces he will retire next year.”)

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During the March 26 meeting, CEO Bishop shared some of the information that was presented at the Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization (EOCCO) meeting with the board.

Bishop reported that an “unusually large number of people” in Harney County signed up for Medicaid coverage, and most of them (more than 90 percent) are assigned to HDH Family Care.

Bishop also reported that the majority of patient costs are concentrated in a small number of people. In fact, only 5 percent of patients account for 55 percent of costs. For Harney County, that 5 percent represents 72 people, Bishop said.

Dr. Kevin Johnston explained that these are the patients who have required intensive, regular contact as a means of avoiding even more expensive treatment and wasted/duplicate testing.

Dr. Johnston said many of these patients have both mental and physical health issues, possess a limited subset of skills, and lack sufficient social support. As a result, many of them call the ambulance and go to the emergency room multiple times a week.

Dr. Johnston said these are the type of patients who may be ideally managed by primary providers and clinical care coordinators.

Clinical care coordinators are licensed health care professionals who, as part of a multidisciplinary team, provide daily care management services that are determined by individualized care plans.

However, Dr. Johnston added that the top 10 users of medical care would all have separate problems, and financial resources may need to be committed based on classes of disease.

Dr. Johnston said the goal is to find ways to save money, while helping these patients in a more appropriate way.

CEO Bishop added that patients will probably be selected based on their clinical needs, rather than just money.

“That’s what we need to do — select clinically, and the money will follow some time in the future,” he said.

Board member Tim Smith said it seems logical for care providers to focus on the conditions that they have the talent and skill set to deal with.

CEO Bishop also shared the inpatient maternity statistics from December 2012 through November 2013. These statistics, which were presented at the EOCCO meeting, show that HDH had the highest rate of Cesarean deliveries (C-sections).

However, Brown said that, because the statistics were taken from a small sample size, they aren’t really valid.

CEO Bishop agreed, stating, “If you changed three of those babies from C-sections to not C-sections, we are average.”

Dr. Johnston said, because HDH does not have a neonatal intensive care unit, doctors are willing to err on the side of calling a C-section early, rather than pushing an infant to the point that he/she has to be resuscitated or flown to another facility.

The statistics also showed that HDH had the lowest rate of infants requiring neonatal intensive care.

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The board received an update from the Paragon project managers regarding the hospital’s change to the Paragon electronic health record system.

One of the project managers explained that the goal of the change is to improve the patient care experience by aligning HDH with the St. Charles Health System.

Another project manager added that the system update is taking place on an “extremely aggressive time line,” but a third manager said the update is on track to meet the June 9 deadline.

HDH CFO Catherine White said a percentage of the money that was invested into the system will be reimbursed if project deadlines are met.

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Sammie Masterson (HDH human resources) said the hospital participated in the “active shooter” training that was held Friday, March 14.

“It was quite the undertaking with all the entities involved,” Masterson said. However, she added that it was “a great cooperative effort” and said she was glad the hospital participated in the training.

Masterson and Chief Nursing Officer Barb Chambers recognized HDH Safety Officer Perrilyn Wells for her role in organizing the training.

Chambers said staff from all over the facility stepped outside their regular roles to participate.

“The team work that was happening was amazing,” Chambers added.

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In other business, the board:

• appointed CFO White as the budget officer;

• appointed six people to the budget committee;

• learned from HDH Development Coordinator Denise Rose that some HDH employees have expressed interest in enhancing their skills and moving to other areas of the hospital. She said some are even going back to school to earn additional qualifications. Rose said staff members’ desire to work internally to find better and more fulfilling jobs shows that they want to stay at the hospital;

• learned from Rose that HDH and Symmetry Care are working together to apply for a grant from the EOCCO to be used toward a licensed clinical social worker position. Rose said HDH has enjoyed building a relationship with Symmetry Care;

• learned from Chambers that feedback from patients regarding HDH staff has been positive.

“Staff here are doing an exceptional job in every department,” she said.

The next board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the hospital board conference room.


by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Trace Tiller steals second in the Hilanders’ win over Willamina. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

Trace Tiller steals second in the Hilanders’ win over Willamina. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Burns baseball team hosted the Spring Thaw tournament March 25-27, and came away with one win and two losses.

In the opening game of the tournament on Tuesday, March 25, the Hilanders lost to Glide 15-3.

The Wildcats scored twice in the first inning, and added four more runs in the third for a 6-0 lead.

Burns put two runs on the scoreboard in the fourth to cut Glide’s lead to four.

After Glide scored four runs in the fifth, the Hilanders pushed another run across the plate in the sixth, but the Wildcats put together a five-run rally in their half of the inning, ending the game.

Burns was held to just three hits in the game, and got RBIs from Logan Bailey and Ty Reid.

Bailey took the loss, giving up six runs, four earned, on five hits over four innings

Glide then took on Willamina in the second game on Tuesday, and Glide picked up a 19-1 victory.

Cool temperatures and blustery winds greeted Burns and Willamina the following morning. The Bulldogs broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the top of the fifth, but Burns battled back with eight runs over the next two innings for an 8-2 win.

Austin Feist led the Hilander hitting attack, banging out a double, triple and home run with four RBIs in four trips to the plate.

Nathan Palmer gave up two runs on four hits over five innings to get the win. He struck out six, while walking four.

Vale and Glide played the second game of the day, and it was the Vikings coming out on top 5-4.

Burns then played South Eugene in Wednesday’s finale, and the Axemen defeated the Hilanders 19-1.

The Axemen took an early lead with seven runs in the second, while Burns picked up their only run in the bottom of the second on an RBI-single by Justin Lewellen.

Along with Lewellen’s single, Reid had two hits, including a double, and Feist one.

Ty Hueckman was tagged with the loss, giving up seven runs, six earned, in two innings.

South Eugene then tacked on five runs in the third and seven in the fifth to round out their scoring.

Vale played Willamina in the final game of the tournament on Thursday, and the Vikings kept their undefeated record intact with an 11-1 win.

Burns was to host Grant Union for a non-conference game on Tuesday, April 1, but the game was postponed because of the weather.

The Hilander JV team will host Vale for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. Friday, April 4, and the varsity gets back in action Saturday, April 5, with a doubleheader at La Grande, starting at 1 p.m.


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