Sunday July 5

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A free community dinner, eat in or take out (no strings attached),will be served the first Sunday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 417 W. Washington in Burns. The church is both wheelchair and walker accessible, and a limited number of deliveries are available. For more information, call 541-493-1987.

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

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


Monday July 6

Posted on July 1st in Community Calendar

Masonic Lodge meets the first Monday of each month at the Burns Masonic Lodge, 1210 W. Taylor, at 7 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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


Tuesday July 7

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The first High Desert iPad Academy for all Harney County incoming sixth through eighth graders will be held July 7-9. To register or for more information, contact Janet Caldwell at 541-573-4822 or caldwellj@harneyedu.net

Come Home to Harney County, the Hines train project, meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Hines Council Chambers, 101 E. Barnes in Hines. All interested are welcome to attend.

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.

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

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

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

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

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


Classifieds

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Legals

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE

On July 15, 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.

PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS, READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY
Before bidding at the sale, a prospective bidder should independently investigate:
(a) The priority of the lien or interest of the judgment creditor;
(b) Land use laws and regulations applicable to the property;
(c) Approved uses for the property;
(d) Limits on farming or forest practices on the property;
(e) Rights of neighboring property owners; and
(f) Environmental laws and regulations that affect the property.

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

David M. Ward – Sheriff

By: Dorathy M. Ousley — Deputy

Publish: June 10, 17 and 24 and July 1, 2015.

 

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE

On July 29, 2015, at the hour of 2:00 p.m. at the Harney County Court House, 450 N Buena Vista Street, Burns OR 97720, the defendant’s interest will be sold, subject to redemption, in the real property commonly known as: 974 West Filmore, Burns OR 97720.  The court case number is 1405211CV, where Nationstar is plaintiff, and Hammon is defendant.  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.

PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS, READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY
Before bidding at the sale, a prospective bidder should independently investigate:
(a) The priority of the lien or interest of the judgment creditor;
(b) Land use laws and regulations applicable to the property;
(c) Approved uses for the property;
(d) Limits on farming or forest practices on the property;
(e) Rights of neighboring property owners; and
(f) Environmental laws and regulations that affect the property.

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

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

Publish: June 17 and 24 and July 1 and 8, 2015.

 

 

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE

On July 29, 2015, at the hour of 2:30 p.m. at the Harney County Court House, 450 N Buena Vista, Burns, OR 97720, the defendant’s interest will be sold, subject to redemption, in the real property commonly known as: 537 Dapple Grey Street, Hines, OR 97738. The court case number is 1207293CV, where Green Planet, LLC, its successors in interest and/or assigns is plaintiff, and Roger Lockwood; The Real Property located at 537 Dapple Grey Street, Hines, OR; and occupants of the premises is defendant.  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.

PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS, READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY
Before bidding at the sale, a prospective bidder should independently investigate:
(a) The priority of the lien or interest of the judgment creditor;
(b) Land use laws and regulations applicable to the property;
(c) Approved uses for the property;
(d) Limits on farming or forest practices on the property;
(e) Rights of neighboring property owners; and
(f) Environmental laws and regulations that affect the property.

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

by Dorathy M. Ousley Deputy for Sheriff David M. Ward

Publish: June 17 and 24 and July 1 and 8, 2015.

 

 

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE

On July 29, 2015, at the hour of 3:00 p.m. at the Harney County Court House, 450 N. Buena Vista Ave., Burns, OR, the defendant’s interest will be sold, subject to redemption, in the real property commonly known as: 192 S. Alvord Ave., Burns, OR 97720.  The court case number is 1405198CV, where The Bank of NY Mellon is plaintiff, and Tammy Otis is defendant.  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.

PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS, READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY
Before bidding at the sale, a prospective bidder should independently investigate:
(a) The priority of the lien or interest of the judgment creditor;
(b) Land use laws and regulations applicable to the property;
(c) Approved uses for the property;
(d) Limits on farming or forest practices on the property;
(e) Rights of neighboring property owners; and
(f) Environmental laws and regulations that affect the property.

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

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

Publish: June 17 and 24 and July 1 and 8, 2015.

 

CARD OF THANKS

The family of Art Fishel thanks all the friends, family and strangers that have helped us through this transition. We all miss the old goat. To the folks who attended his celebration, thanks for catching up. All are welcome to attend a fourth of July celebration at Art’s favorite Opal Mine, Virgin Valley CCC Camp, 25 miles west of Denio, Nevada. Free camping and warm spring pool.

Sincerely,
Paul Bradley and Greg Fishel

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The Friskey Fleas Dog Club extends a big THANK YOU to AmeriTitle, Ed Staub & Sons, Margaret Ritches, Nathan Ritches, Jennie Lee, Helen Hart, Ken & Charlotte Wood, Eli Ward, Robert Corson and Joanna Corson for sponsoring trophies for our 4-H Invitational Dog Show on June 20. Four of our 4-Hers earned a chance to show their dogs at State Fair at this show. Thanks also to the Harney County Fair Board, the Fairground Caretaker, Harney County 4-H office, the Burns Times-Herald for printing all our notices, and the 4-Hers, parents and leaders who have been so supportive all year long. You have been there for us, and we appreciate your support.

 

FREE

Free kittens and cats. Call Feather at 541-573-6777.

TW 7/1 1t

 

PERSONAL/MISC

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

AH TFN

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

Burns Electric
70 S. Fairview
541-573-6626

BE 1/10/07 TFN

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

HH 7/19/12 TFN

 

JOB MARKET

Silvies River Charter School is hiring!

We have the following positions open:

— One .25 time Virtual High School Science position in Harney County.
— One .25 time HQT Virtual High School Language Arts and/or Math position in Harney County.
— One .25 time Virtual Teaching position in the Bend area.

Please see http://www.silviesrcs.org for further information or contact our Superintendent/Principal Shawn Farrens, EdD at 541-589-2401 or s.farrens@silviesrcs.org.

SF 7/1 1t

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DeAtley Crushing Company is seeking persons for all positions.  Demanding physical labor w/ long hrs.  Willing to travel throughout NW.  Competitive slry & benefits pkg including: medical/dental/vision, 401K/Retirement Plan, pd holidays/vacation.  Send resumes to P.O. Box 759 Lewiston, ID  83501 or fax to 208-743-6474.

EOE. DC 6/24-7/15 4t

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Community Counseling Solutions is a 501(c)3 serving Oregon in Morrow, Wheeler, Gilliam, Grant, Lake and Harney Counties. We are recruiting for a Registered Nurse at Juniper Ridge Acute Care Center, a Secure Psychiatric Facility in John Day, providing services to individuals with severe mental illness. Qualified applicants must have a valid Oregon Registered Professional Nurse’s license at the time of hire, hold a valid ODL and pass a criminal history background check. New Grads are welcome! Wage between $25.14 to $37.98/hour DOE. Excellent benefit package, $4,000 signing bonus, $2,500 relocation expenses.  Make a 2-year commitment and receive $10,000 to pay down your student loans. Shifts are 3 on, 1 off, 3 on and 7 off. Download an application at www.CommunityCounselingSolutions.org and forward it with cover letter and resume to human resources at ladawn.fronapel@gobhi.net. Position open until filled. EOE.

LF 6/24-7/15 4t

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Safeway is looking for motivated individuals to work in our deli department and front end!

Employment is contingent on passing a Criminal Background Check and Pre-employment Drug Screening.

Please apply online at safeway.com/careers. Please ensure your application is saved as final!

SH 6/17-7/1 3t

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

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

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

To learn more about this position and apply, please visit our website at www.selco.org

SELCO Community Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FH 6/17-7/8 4t

 

FIREWOOD

Firewood for sale. Call 541-573-5030.

BR 1/8 TFN

 

HAY/ LIVESTOCK FEED

Custom hay stacking, Kyle Mastre. We can stack 3×4’s and 3×3’s. Pricing is stacked on the edge of the field. Will quote further distances. 3×3, $3.75/bale. 3×4, $5.25/bale. Ward Mastre, 541-589-3889.

KM 6/24-7/15 4t

 

SERVICES OFFERED

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. 541-413-0808. 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.

SL 6/17-7/8 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

2 bedroom duplex in nice, quiet location in Hines. Carpeted, W/S/G paid. Carport & lots of storage. No smoking, no pets. Shared laundry room. Available July 1. 541-573-3515.

KH TFN

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Office space ready to rent or remodel with longer lease. Perfect for two businesses sharing space. 541-573-6608.

CB 6/10-7/1 4t

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2 bed, 1 bath, newer efficient home $425m + dep. fairly small but nice inside, vaulted ceiling, big windows. Electric heat. Background check req. Hines RV park 573-3220 or office at space #1. Available 4/20. KM 4/16 TFN

 

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

Hines: Great view. 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, large lot. Remodeled kitchen/ dining area. Sunroom & detached garage. $72,000. Courtesy to brokers. Move-in ready. 541-589-3637.

BM 6/24-7/15 4t

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PRICE REDUCED BY $10,000. Newly-remodeled 5bd/2.5ba Burns home. Attached garage, enclosed back yard, oil F/A, wood insert, deck, garden space, storage. $149,900. Broker-owned. www.jdreburns.com or call 541-413-0001.

JD 4/1 TFN

 

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

2002 Damon Challenger. 23,000 miles, gas, two slideouts, 10 cylinder, microwave, BBQ, Onan generator and hydraulic jacks. $25,000 cash, firm. Will have detailed, mechanically sound. 541-413-0192.

KR 6/10-7/1 4t


A crash involving two motorcycles and a pickup occurred on Highway 20 near Sage Hen rest area on Thursday. (Submitted photo)

A crash involving two motorcycles and a pickup occurred on Highway 20 near Sage Hen rest area on Thursday. (Submitted photo)

According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Sergeant Brian Williams, on June 18, at about 3:43 p.m., a 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Steven A. Gale, 71, of Montara, Calif., rear-ended another motorcycle on Highway 20 at milepost 114 (near Sage Hen rest area). The other motorcycle, a 2008 Harley Davidson, operated by Robert Resch, 65, of Half Moon Bay, Calif., lost control and crashed on the highway. Resch and his passenger, Janet Kluzik, 54, of Half Moon Bay, Calif., were both ejected.

After striking Resch’s motorcycle, Gale’s motorcycle veered into the path of a 2011 Ford F250 head-on. Gale was deceased upon arrival of emergency crews. The occupants of the F250, Richard Chernabaeff and Kristine Chernabaeff, both of Kerman, Calif., were not injured.

Resch was taken to Harney District Hospital for minor injuries. His passenger, Kluzik, was taken to Saint Charles Medical Center in Bend by air ambulance for serious injuries.

Preliminary information indicates Gale and Resch had been traveling together when they became separated. It appears Gale was traveling at a high rate of speed when he collided with Resch, who had just pulled out from Sage Hen rest area.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Harney County Sheriff’s Office, Hines Police Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation. The investigation is still continuing and information will be released when it is available.


by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Glen Allen Hudspeth

Glen Allen Hudspeth

On Tuesday, June 16, Glen Allen Hudspeth was found guilty by a 12-person Harney County Circuit Court jury of rape, sodomy and sexual abuse, and was remanded to custody pending sentencing on June 29.

The trial, which included two cases and 10 counts against Hudspeth, lasted 10 days, and the jury deliberated for two hours before coming back with guilty verdicts on all 10 counts.

In the first case, Hudspeth was found guilty of sodomy in the first degree (forcible compulsion), sodomy in the first degree (mental defect), sexual abuse in the first degree (forcible compulsion), sexual abuse in the first degree (mental defect), sexual abuse in the second degree, and sodomy in the third degree.

In the second case, Hudspeth was found guilty of rape in the first degree (forcible compulsion), rape in the first degree (mental defect), sexual abuse in the second degree and rape in the third degree.

On Dec. 31, 2013, the Harney County Sheriff’s Office conducted a criminal investigation into the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old female in rural Harney County.

Following the investigation, a warrant was issued for Hudspeth, who turned himself in to the Harney County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 6.


by Samantha White
Burns Times-Herald

A group of concerned citizens, local government  officials, and agency representatives met Tuesday, June 16, at the Harney County Senior and Community Services Center to discuss forest access in relation to the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision. The relationship between the Forest Plan Revision and Travel Management Rule was also discussed during the meeting in an effort to clear up any confusion that the public might have concerning these processes.

Additionally, facilitator Jack Southworth hosted a round table discussion in which participants were given an opportunity to ask questions, provide comments, and share their greatest fears concerning forest access.

About the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision

The National Forest Management Act of 1976 requires every national forest or grassland that’s managed by the United States Forest Service (USFS) to develop and maintain an effective land management plan (also known as a forest plan) to guide future management of natural resources for a period of approximately 10 to 15 years.

However, plans for the Blue Mountains National Forests — which include the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman national forests — haven’t been revised since 1990.

Numerous public meetings, as well as meetings with local, state, and federal agencies and tribes, have been held since the revision process began in 2004. Finally, a draft Forest Plan Revision was released in 2014.

Unfortunately, however, Malheur National Forest Supervisor Steve Beverlin said, “The teacher in the class wouldn’t like the grade we got.”

He added that, of the more than 1,000 comments that were received regarding the proposed revision, the three primary points of contention were regarding access, the pace and scale of restoration, and grazing and other associated uses on the forest.

In an attempt to address these concerns, the USFS decided to take a step back and reengage the public by participating in meetings in affected communities throughout Oregon and Washington.

(Additional meetings will be held in Harney County to address the pace and scale of restoration, as well as grazing and other associated forest uses. A final meeting will provide a recap of all three topics.)

Separate, but connected

During the June 16 access meeting, USFS staff explained that the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision and travel management planning under the Travel Management Rule are both separate and interconnected processes.

Beverlin explained that, although they do not make site-specific or project-level decisions, forest plans “will set the stage for all the activities in the forest.” Thus, travel management planning must be consistent with relevant forest plans.

He added that travel management planning will not be completed on the Malheur National Forest until after the Forest Plan Revision is finished.

About the Travel Management Rule

Announced in 2005, the Travel Management Rule requires every national forest or grassland in the United States to identify and designate the roads, trails, and areas that are open to motor vehicle use.

Dennis Dougherty, Blue Mountain Revision Team recreation planner, explained that these regulations implement Executive Order 11644 “Use of Off-Road Vehicles on Public Lands” — which  was issued by former President Richard Nixon Feb. 8, 1972 — and the May 24, 1977 amendment (Executive Order 11989). These executive orders direct federal agencies to ensure that the use of off-road vehicles on public lands will be controlled and directed in order to protect resources, promote the safety of all users, and minimize conflicts among the various uses on those lands.

The Travel Management Rule is divided into subparts A, B and C.

Subpart A provides an analysis of what is needed to administer and maintain road systems within the forest. Although it is not a decision document, Subpart A will be used to inform future project-level decisions and planning efforts.

Subpart B requires each national forest or ranger district to designate the roads, trails and areas that are open to motor vehicles. The designation must include the class of vehicle and, if appropriate, the time of year for motor vehicle use. Once designation is complete, motor vehicle use off the designated system (or use that is inconsistent with the designations) will be prohibited. Designation decisions will be made locally, with public input and coordination with state, local, and tribal governments. Additionally, the designations will be shown on a motor vehicle use map that can be updated annually.

Subpart C designates the roads, trails, and areas for over-snow vehicle use and applies where snowfall is adequate for that use to occur.

In March 2015, Pacific Northwest Regional Forester Jim Peña asked Beverlin and Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Supervisor Tom Montoya to defer any additional work required under Subpart B of the Travel Management Rule until after the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision is complete. However, work on subparts A and C will continue.

The Umatilla National Forest already completed subpart A and B analysis.

Current road closures

Dan Haak, Oregon executive director of the Pacific Northwest Four Wheel Drive Association, asked why roads are being closed prior to travel management planning.

Mike Masterson said he likes to use public lands to hunt, fish and camp, and he fears road closures will prevent him from doing that.

Jon Reponen said he fears the last road to his property will be closed, and Gene Scrivner asked why roads are being closed without public input.

Beverlin replied that some roads have been closed in order to complete projects.

Emigrant Creek District Ranger Christy Cheyne added that project planning is a public process, and she encouraged interested individuals to contact her or Lori Bailey for maps detailing proposed closures.

“As we move forward with projects, I hope you’ll get a map and voice your concerns,” she said.

Public relations

Harney County Judge Steve Grasty said many have developed a trust issue with the USFS. He clarified that the issue is not with individual staff members, but the system as a whole.

Jennie Stearns said she fears “rules are being dictated by outsiders who haven’t got a clue.”

Haak and Harney County Commissioner Pete Runnels both expressed concern that mandates from Washington, D.C. will negate the efforts of small focus groups, and Runnels asked whether more weight is given to comments from people who live in the affected areas.

Blue Mountain Revision Team Leader Sabrina Stadler said the Forest Plan Revision is not a voting process, comments are given the same consideration, and deciding officers look at “the greatest good.”

However, Beverlin said more weight is given to local comments because they are generally more specific and can be used to make specific modifications to the proposed revision.

“Name specific roads. We can use that,” he said. “We desire hearing from you to add weight, substance, and agreement to our alternatives.”

Stadler agreed, stating that a comment requesting to keep all of the roads open wouldn’t be specific enough. However, a comment requesting to keep a certain road open so that people can pick berries in the fall would be considered.

Scrivner urged USFS staff to continue participating in public meetings and increase public relations efforts.

“Road closure rings a bell that sets people off,” he said, adding that he’d like agency staff to write public relations pieces explaining the implications that individual projects will have on the roads.

Haak agreed, stating that meetings regarding specific road closures would garner significant public participation, but not a lot of people are willing to attend meetings concerning plans and projects. He added that he’d like to see more young people get involved, as they are the people who will be using the forest when the plans are implemented.

Regarding the proposed rules, regulations and road closures, Cindy Grasty asked, “Does anyone take the time to consider what this does to a community?”

Beverlin replied that the USFS is hiring more people like Regional Social Scientist Lis Grinspoon to provide social and economic analysis.

Grinspoon explained that social scientists gather as much information as they can regarding peoples’ values, attitudes and beliefs concerning the forest and then strive to find an alternative that provides the most comfort to the most people while remaining in compliance with laws and regulations. She explained that this can be especially difficult considering that the people within a community can have many different ideals.

Peace and quiet

Roy Sutcliffe and Karen Nitz both said they’d like to have quiet areas where they can get away from motorized vehicle traffic.

Masterson said he isn’t against having quiet areas, but he expressed concern that his older relatives won’t be able to access the areas that they’ve been visiting for years if roads are closed to motorized travel.

Bob Stearns expressed similar concerns, stating, “I’m at an age where if you close a road, I’m not getting there.”

Sutcliffe replied, “It’s a big playground. I think there’s enough use for all of us.”

Cheyne and Beverlin both said they’d like to discuss quiet area use.

The next steps

Beverlin said efforts to complete the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision will continue, as reengagment meetings are held throughout Oregon and Washington. The revision team will collect and sift through comments in an attempt to incorporate them into the revision’s proposed alternatives.

The public is encouraged to continue the conversation by contacting the revision team via email at bluemtnplanrevision@fs.fed.us or visiting the team’s website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/BlueMtnsPlanRevision. Stadler can also be reached by calling 541-523-1264.


 

OBIT SondermanRonald “Dennis” Sonderman, 75, passed away June 5 at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

He was born Sept. 9, 1939, to Alvin and Florence Pearson Sonderman of Indus, Minn.

Alvin Sonderman moved his family to Toledo in 1944 to work at the CD Johnson Lumber Mill. The Sondermans lived there a year before moving to  Salem, where they stayed until 1953, when the family moved to Port Orford. Dennis graduated from Pacific High School in 1958. After high school, he drove bus, logged, worked for Turner Auto Parts and a Standard service station in Gold Beach. He enjoyed cars, drag racing and flying, obtaining his pilot’s license at age 27. He was hired as a Curry County Sheriff’s deputy in January 1967.

In January 1967, Dennis became an instant family man and stepfather to Brett and Shane when he married Donna Jean Strawn Byerly. In January 1968, the family moved to Salem when Denis was hired by the Salem Police Department. The Sonderman family grew by two in July 1968, when twins Darren and Shelley were born. After spending five years in Salem, Dennis and Donna moved the family to Grand Island, near Dayton, into an old farmhouse (definitely a “fixer-upper”), on eight acres.

Dennis moved up through the ranks over his 25 years at the Salem Police Department, retiring as a lieutenant in 1993. Retirement coincided with completion of remodeling work on the farmhouse, which led Dennis to his next occupation. He obtained his general contractor’s license and proceeded to build, remodel and resell homes.

During this time period, he and Donna moved from Grand Island to Gold Beach, where they lived in several project homes, ranging from a house on the Rogue River to a hangar apartment at the airport. They finally ended up in Hines, where Dennis retired a second time, dividing his time between restoring classic cars, traveling with Donna, and spending time with his grandchildren. Dennis rarely met anyone who was not a friend to him, and he always had time to help anyone with a project, no matter how large or small.

Dennis is survived by his wife of 48 years, Donna; son Darren and his wife, Caryn, and their three children, Devan, Sydney and Wyatt of Atlanta, Ga.; stepson, Brett Byerly and his wife, Jennifer, and their two children, Erin and Kelly of Gresham; stepson, Shane Byerly and his wife, Laurie, and their two children, Shelby and Travis, of Dayton; brother, Ray and his wife, Shirley of Gig Harbor, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Shelley Rae Sonderman; parents, Alvin and Florence Sonderman; brothers, Vernon Sonderman and Allen Sonderman; and sister, Shirley Burson.

A celebration of life for Ronald “Dennis” Sonderman will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at the Palmer Creek Lodge (Dayton Community Center), 606 4th Street in Dayton. Donations in his memory may be made to the “See Ya Later” Foundation of McMinnville


 

OBIT CampbellCurt Jeffrey Campbell, 56, passed away June 5, from complications related to a cancer surgery two weeks prior at Sunnyside Medical Center in Portland with his family by his side.

Curt was born in San Bernardino, Calif., during his father’s surgery residency and moved to Burns in 1959 at six months of age. He attended Burns Union High School, graduating in 1977, but missed the graduating ceremony as a result of painting his class year “77” on the gym roof – backwards! After high school, Curt attended Oregon State University (OSU) where he was a member of the Reserve Officer Training Corps and the Sigma Nu Fraternity. At OSU, he studied math and history, occasionally, when he wasn’t building the OSU homecoming bonfire or something else more fun.

Curt went on to serve in the military as an Army M.P. and Secret Document Courier during the time he was stationed in Europe. After returning to the states, Curt traveled the U.S., worked in the oil fields for a couple years, and settled down in Portland. In Portland, Curt managed the 40-person IT department for the Campbells’ veterinary practice, which he helped to grow to 750 locations in the U.S., UK and Latin America – the largest veterinary practice in the world. After the practice was sold, Curt found a new career as a successful real estate broker in the Portland-Vancouver area and managed the IT network at Silvies Valley Ranch.

Curt’s remarkable sense of humor and ability to effortlessly build relationships made him the friend everyone wanted to be.  He was a warm and welcoming host, and loved to guide friends and family to local restaurants and the newest “eateries” in the Portland area. Curt loved syfy, music, books, good food, gadgets of all types, and anything complicated and technical. He was never very far from his furry housemate, “Pete,” his Maine Coon cat, and enjoyed helping others with any pet-related problem, or practically anything else.

Curt’s quick wit and sometimes startling sense of humor brought much laughter to those in his life.  He was an amazing brother and uncle, and always there for his family, sharing his life and experiences with them. Curt’s uncanny ability to create treasured memories is a legacy treasured by those who were blessed by his friendship.

Curt is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Sandy Campbell; brother, Jeff Campbell, all of Silvies; sister, Kathy Jo Campbell; nephews, Tygh and Rand Campbell; uncle, Tim Campbell of North Carolina; aunts, Mary Campbell of Montana and Kathryn Goodwin of Boise; as well as many, many cousins and friends.

Curt was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Johanna Campbell of Burns.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Portland home of Scott and Sandy Campbell. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in Curt’s name to Hannah’s Helping Hands, 7610 SE 162nd Ave, Portland, OR 97236, to support the “Curt’s Help” program, which will help families that are having trouble affording care for their pet.  Curt’s ashes will be spread, as he requested, in Harney County.


Johnny H. Reynolds

Posted on June 24th in Obituaries

Johnny H. Reynolds, 81, passed away May 8 in Nampa, Idaho, from complications caused by pneumonia and emphysema.

Johnny married Sue Shepherd, who was born and raised in Burns, on Aug. 11, 1960.

He served 20 years with the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1971, and then worked at various jobs in the Boise/Nampa area.

Johnny is survived by his wife, Sue (Shepherd) Reynolds; two children, Joe (Becky) Reynolds of Boise, Idaho, and Pam (Kim) Edwards of Eagle River, Alaska; grandchildren, Kayla Reynolds-Shippey, Tanya Reynolds, Christi (Chris) Kahklen and Brandon Edwards; great-granddaughter, Olivia Belle Kahklen; mother-in-law, Alice Shepherd of Burns; sister-in-law, Jo Ellen (Bill) McCurdy of Challis, Idaho; two brothers; one sister; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by six sisters, three brothers and father-in-law, Wallace Shepherd.

In accordance with John’s wishes, he was cremated and there was no memorial service.


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