Monday May 4

Posted on April 29th 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 May 5

Posted on April 29th in Community Calendar

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Classifieds

Posted on April 29th in Classified Ads

Legals

TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE File No. 7471.20926

Reference is made to that certain trust deed made by Raymond V Breshears Jr. Jessica J Breshears, as grantor, to Chicago Title Insurance Company of Oregon, as trustee, in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for M&T Mortgage Corporation, as beneficiary, dated 05/26/05, recorded 06/03/05, in the mortgage records of Harney County, Oregon, as 20051077 and subsequently assigned to Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Company by Assignment recorded as 2014-1113, covering the following described real property situated in said county and state, to wit: Land in the City of Hines, Harney County, Oregon, as follows: In Twp. 23 S., R. 30 E., W.M.: Sec. 23: A tract of land in the S1/2S1/2SW1/4SE1/4, which is described as follows: Beginning at a point within the S1/2S1/2SW1/4SE1/4 of Sec. 23 and which point is Northerly along the North-South center line of Sec. 23 a distance of 331.98 feet to the North boundary of said subdivision from the South quarter corner of said Sec. 23; thence S. 89 degrees 24’10” E., along the North boundary of said subdivision 361.00 feet; thence S. 03 degrees 28’50” W. 106.00 feet to the True Point of Beginning; thence S. 03 degrees 28’50” W. 96.00 feet; thence S. 89 degrees 24’10” E. 120.00 feet; thence N. 03 degrees 28’50” E. 96.00 feet; thence N. 89 degrees 24’10” W. 120.00 feet, more or less, to the True Point of Beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 312 West Byrd Avenue Hines, OR 97738 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 86.752(3); the default for which the foreclosure is made is grantor’s failure to pay when due the following sums: monthly payments of $924.00 beginning 09/01/14; monthly payments of $907.00 beginning 02/01/15; plus late charges of $36.96 each month beginning 09/16/14 and ending 11/16/14; plus prior accrued late charges of $73.92; plus advances of $181.90; 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 the trust deed immediately due and payable, said sums being the following, to wit: $94,916.15 with interest thereon at the rate of 5.875 percent per annum beginning 08/01/14; plus late charges of $36.96 each month beginning 09/16/14 until paid; plus prior accrued late charges of $73.92; plus advances of $181.90; together with title expense, costs, trustee’s fees and attorneys 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 July 15, 2015 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 86.786 and 86.789 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 86.778 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 86.778. Requests from persons named in ORS 86.778 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. Without limiting the trustee’s disclaimer of representation or warranties, Oregon law requires the trustee to state in this notice that some residential property sold at a trustee’s sale may have been used in manufacturing methamphetamine, the chemical components of which are known to be toxic. Prospective purchasers of residential property should be aware of this potential danger before deciding to place a bid for this property at the trustee’s sale. 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: Nanci Lambert Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 586-1900 Breshears, Raymond V. and Jessica J. (TS# 7471.20926) 1002.278739-File No.

Publish: April 15, 22 and 29 and May 6, 2015.

 

 

NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the SOUTH HARNEY SD #33, HARNEY, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 will be held at FIELDS SCHOOL, 23657 FIELDS DENIO ROAD, FIELDS, OR. The meeting will take place on May 8, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 4 at CLERK’S OFFICE between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Publish: April 22 and 29, 2015.

 

 

NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the City of Burns, Harney County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, will be held at 242 South Broadway, Burns, Oregon. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. A second meeting will be scheduled for May 6, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 5, 2015 at Burns City Hall, 242 S. Broadway, Burns, Oregon between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.

Publish: April 22 and 29, 2015.

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

This will serve as official notice to the owner(s) of the following vehicles, and associated personal property: two OD green demolition derby sedans, no licenses, one Mitsubishi 4wd pickup license 26E507, one Ford 4wd pickup OR license UT0562, one Ford F250 sport, OR license MJA977, one Toyota Celica, OR license NUA335, one Ford F250, OR license 279GET, one Ford F150 WA license A22880J, one Ford F150 WA license 95179X, one extended cab Ford 4wd, OR license VAC136, one J& R pickup canopy, one Prowler travel trailer OR license R464227, one Komfort travel trailer, OR license K602097, including any and all personal property located on the following location, be removed from T23S.,R31E., SEC 18CC TL6200 (Culp Lane) or secure arrangements, extending the storage period, commencing on the posting date and extending for thirty days. Arrangements can be made by contacting the owner at 509-669-4037. Failure to contact the owner within that 30 day period will be considered tacit approval for the disposal and or removal of all associated items.

Publish April 22, 29, May 6, and 13, 2015

 

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Harney Soil & Water Conservation District is requesting proposals for cutting of approximately 347 acres of juniper and excavator piling of 210 acres. The project is located in the Cottonwood Creek drainage north of Drewsey, Oregon. Bid packets can be obtained at the SWCD, 530 Hwy 20 South in Hines. Contact SWCD @ 573-5010 for more information.

Mandatory Bid Tour will depart Harney Soil and Water Conservation District at 08:00 AM on April 30, 2015.  Perspective bidders must provide their own personal transportation to the project area.

Bid Proposals must be submitted to Harney Soil and Water Conservation District by 12:00 PM noon, May 6, 2015. Proposals must be sealed in an envelope referencing bid proposal name.

Project scope must be completed by September 30, 2015.

A Construction Contractors Board (CCB) license is not required for this project.

Proposals will be evaluated based on a variety of factors including price, past performance, staffing plan, and meeting internal evaluation criteria of the SWCD local contract review board.

Publish: April 22 and 29, 2015.

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE OF SCOPING

The Emigrant Creek Ranger District, Malheur National Forest is proposing to remove dead, dying and unsound hazard trees within the Idlewild, Joaquin Miller, Rock Springs, Yellowjacket, Falls Creek, Emigrant Creek, Delintment Lake, Tip Top, Alder Springs, and Buck Springs campgrounds. The objectives of this project are to provide safe travel and recreational conditions while recovering the economic value of hazard trees. Identified hazard trees would be cut down or pruned before the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Cut trees would then be removed as timber, used as fuelwood for the campgrounds, or left on site for other resource needs. Developed recreation campgrounds would be inspected annually for hazard trees and removal would occur annually as required.

For additional information about this project please contact Lori Bailey or Melissa Ward at 265 Highway 20 South, Hines Oregon 97738, or telephone (541) 573-4300. Questions or comments may also be emailed to comments-pacificnorthwest-malheur-emigrantcreek@fs.fed.us.

At this time, it is anticipated that this project would be Categorically Excluded from documentation in an EIS or EA pursuant to 40 CFR 1508.4 and FSH 1909.15, Chapter 30. During this scoping phase of the NEPA process, we are seeking input, either verbal or written. We are interested in any issues, concerns or opportunities that you think need to be considered in the development of this project.

Please submit your comments by May 15, 2015 to Lori Bailey or Melissa Ward at 265 Highway 20 South, Hines Oregon 97738, or telephone (541) 573-4300. Comments may also be emailed to comments-pacificnorthwest-malheur-emigrantcreek@fs.fed.us.

Publish: April 29, 2015.

 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE  is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Burns City Council in the Burns Council Chambers, 242 S. Broadway, Burns, Oregon, on May 13, 2015.   The hearing will commence at 6:15 p.m. for the proposed text amendments to the Burns Comprehensive Plan/Zoning Ordinance and to update the regulations in the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.

Dauna Wensenk
City Clerk

Publish: April 29, 2015.

 

 

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S AUCTION

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

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

ACCOUNT #23559
T 25 S., R 33 E.,W.M. TL 7100
LAND IN HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, AS FOLLOWS: IN TOWNSHIP 25 S.,
RANGE 33 E.,W.M. SECTION 18: SE1/4

ACCOUNT #42587
T 35 S., R 33 E.,W.M. SEC 25 TL 600
LAND IN HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, AS FOLLOWS: IN TOWNSHIP 35 S.,
RANGE 33 E.,W.M. SECTION 25: S1/2N1/2NW1/4NW1/4

ACCOUNT #59089
T 39 S., R 35 E.,W.M. TL 1000
LAND IN HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, AS FOLLOWS: IN TOWNSHIP 39 S.,
RANGE 35 E.,W.M. SECTION 22: S1/2SE1/4NW1/4NE1/4

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

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

DATED this 16th day of April, 2015.

David M. Ward, Sheriff
Harney County, Oregon

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

 

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE
(Real Property)

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

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

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

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

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

 

TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DATED: February 10, 2015

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

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

 

NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to ORS 249.401, that a meeting of the Budget Committee of Diamond School District No. 7, Harney County, State of Oregon, will be held at the Diamond Community Hall on the 13th Day of May, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. for the purpose of receiving the budget message and budget document of said district for the fiscal year 2015-2016.  This is a public meeting where deliberations of the Budget Committee will take place, and any person may appear and discuss proposed programs with the Budget committee at that time.  A copy of the budget document will be available at the time of the meeting.

Signed:  Annette Carson, Clerk

Publish: April 29, 2015.

 

NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
HARNEY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #3

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to ORS 294.401, that a meeting of the Budget Committee of the Harney County School District No. 3 will be held on the 12th day of May, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of receiving the budget message and budget document of the district for the fiscal year 2015-2016. The meeting will be held at the District Office, 550 North Court Avenue, Burns, Oregon.

This is a public meeting where deliberations of the Budget Committee will take place and any person may appear and comment on proposed programs with the Budget Committee at that time.  A copy of the budget document will be available at the time of the meeting.

This notice is also published on the District’s website: www.burnsschools.k12.or.us

Dr. Marilyn L. McBride, Superintendent & Budget Officer

Publish: April 29, 2015.

 

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING(S)

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Suntex School District No. 10, Harney County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, will be held at the Suntex School. This meeting will take place on the 13th day of May, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained at the meeting May 13th at 7:00 p.m. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the budget committee.

Signed: Julie Opie, Clerk

Publish: April 29, 2015.

 

LEGAL NOTICE
2ND NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING(S)

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Pine Creek School District No. 5, Harney County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, will be held at Pine Creek School. This meeting will take place on the 11th day of May, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained at the meting May 11th at 7:00 p.m. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.

The first notice was published in the Burns Times-Herald on April 22, 2015.

Signed: Julie Opie, Clerk

Publish: April 29, 2015.

 

CARD OF THANKS

As Harold’s journey with us is over, he is home with his heavenly father. I would like to thank everyone for their love, support, and prayers. He will be in our hearts forever.

— Family of Harold Wickersham.

 

PERSONAL/MISC

2nd Annual Cowboys & Artists Color Experiences. May 4-7 at Steens Mountain Guest Ranch. 3 days of watercolor lessons & workshops. CONTACT: Susan at Steens Mountain Guest Ranch, 541-493-1164.

MLW 4/15-5/6 4t

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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

 

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

 

WANTED

Steens Mountain Brewing Company is seeking ‘heirloom’ hops located throughout Harney County. If anyone is willing to share these locations and hop cones/plants exclusively with SMBC it would be greatly appreciated. Steens Mountain Brewing Company uses these ‘heirloom’ varieties in the brewing process. Please call Brewmaster Rick at 541-589-1159.

RR 4/15-5/6 4t

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WANTED: Person to provide laundry service for senior citizen: pick up return completed. Contact 541-751-0555.

CS 4/8-4/29 4t

 

JOB MARKET

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

TH 4/29-5/20 4t

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Seasonal Applicator:

The Harney County Weed Control office has a part-time seasonal position open. This person(s) must be 18 years or older and have a valid driver’s license. Oregon Department of Agriculture Public Applicators license with Agriculture and/or Regulatory Weed categories preferred.

Job Description: This position will work cooperatively with local agencies to inventory, map, and treat noxious weeds affecting Harney County.

Job Requirements: This individual must be self motivated, reliable and be able to work as a team member as well as independently; able to operate and maintain spray equipment — including: ATV, pick up, sprayer unit, and trailer. There will be some over night stays away from home and long hours. Must be able to pack 45 pounds and work in various weather conditions. The ability to use Excel and Microsoft Word are preferred. Must be able to use and read topographical maps, GPS units, and digital camera. Neat record keeping ability is a must.

Pay starting at $13.35 to $17.04 per hour DOE.

For more information on the position or to obtain an application, please contact the Harney County Weed Control office at 541-573-8385. Or for an application, see Sharon Johnson in the County Court office.

Position closes May 1, 2015. Estimated start Date: May 26, 2015.

HCWC 4/22-4/29 2t

 

LIVESTOCK

Pheasant Quail Chucker chicks, $2.50 each. 67950 Highway 78, Burns. 541-413-0959.

MC 4/29 1t

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Angus Simmental yearling Bulls. Performance, semen and ultrasound tested. Low birth weights, moderate milk moderate size. Bred for the rangelands of Eastern Oregon. $2,500 each. Jack Southworth, 541-542-2558.

JS 4/29 1t

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Bulls for sale

Angus, salers, optimizers.

Yearlings & 2-year olds.

Trick & semen tested.

Can deliver. 541-372-5303.

T 4/22-4/29 2t

 

FIREWOOD

Firewood for sale. Call 541-573-5030.

BR 1/8 TFN

 

HAY/ LIVESTOCK FEED

Alfalfa Hay

3x3x8, 3x4x8

24.1 Protein, $220/ ton.

23.6 Protein, $200/ ton.

16.1 Protein, $170/ ton.

Princeton, OR

541-493-2693.

LD 1/14 TFN

 

PASTURE

6,100 A. by Crane. Good early and late grass. 30 A. reservoir trout bass. 2.5 miles of creek. Elk, deer, upland birds & waterfowl. $2.95m. Wilburn Ranch Brokerage. 541-421-5300.

RW 4/8-5/13 6t

 

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Court approves variance for hangar

Posted on April 22nd in News

Court continues biomass cooperative discussion

by Samantha White
Burns Times-Herald

A public hearing was held during the regularly-scheduled meeting of the Harney County Court (held April 15) to review Nick Schott’s request for a flood plain development variance to construct an aircraft hangar at the Burns Municipal Airport.

Schott said he operates a crop dusting business and needs a place to store his airplane. He’s been renting an existing hangar at the airport, but the person who he rented from is expanding his business and no longer has room.

James and Wanda Goggin, who live next-door to the proposed site, attended the hearing to express their support for the hangar.

“I’ve got three words: Go for it,” J. Goggin said.

Harney County Judge Steve Grasty said a variance would be required to build the hangar because the proposed site is in the flood plain.

Current flood plain designations were established in the 1980s to give people the opportunity to obtain flood insurance. However, the court has been working to convince the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to change the designations, as they were not based in science and no base flood elevation (BFE) was established. Schott’s proposed building site is considered one foot below the BFE, even though this elevation has not been determined.

Grasty said a lidar flight was conducted to identify the location of the true flood plain.

He then warned Schott that he’ll have trouble selling the hangar if it remains in the flood plain after the re-mapping. Schott said he understood.

Next, Schott and the court engaged in a conversation concerning some of the flood proofing that will be required for the hangar.

Grasty then stated that the conditions for granting the variance were easily met.

“To me this is a no-brainer,” Grasty said. “But I want you protected.”

He added that the court would be granting something that FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program said it should rarely do.

But Airport Manager Jeff Cotton said others have expressed interest in building hangars at the airport.

This includes Keaton Molt, who attended the hearing to learn more about the process.

Grasty reiterated that the court is trying to get the flood plain re-mapped.

Harney County Commissioner Dan Nichols added, “We hope to alleviate the problems so we can make the airport serve the public and be an economic benefit.”

The court agreed to approve the variance for Schott.

•••

During the public comment period, Mary Ausmus addressed the court concerning the High Desert Biomass Cooperative
(HDBC), which will supply thermal heat energy to the Harney County Courthouse and Slater Elementary School.

Ausmus expressed concern about taxation, but Grasty assured her that the cooperative will only consist of voluntary participants. He added that, as of now, the cooperative is only made up of the court and Harney County School District (HCSD) No. 3, but others can choose to join later on.

Grasty explained that the courthouse needs to pay for a new heating system, and the school system needs to fund some necessary upgrades.

“This model is about finding a different way to finance it,” he said.

Ausmus also expressed concern regarding the job description for the HDBC project manager and asked whether the project manager would be picking his/her own board.

Grasty said he/she will not. He explained that the board will be formed to give direction to the project manager, and it will likely consist of a member from the court, school district, and possibly Symmetry Care (which has expressed interest in joining the cooperative), as well as members of the public.

“We want to have people who are a little bit cynical to ask the right questions,” he said.

Grasty added that an intensive amount of time will need to be put into the cooperative in the next 60 to 90 days in order to move ahead.

Later in the meeting, Grasty announced that the court would meet with HCSD No. 3 Board Chair Lori Cheek the following day (April 16) to continue the discussion.

At that time, Cheek announced that interviews for the project manager would be held April 17, and she and the court discussed how the position will be paid.

The court and Cheek then engaged in a lengthy conversation concerning the cooperative’s finances.

An additional meeting to discuss, and possibly take action on, the HDBC will be held Wednesday, April 22 at 9:30 a.m. in Grasty’s office at the courthouse.

•••

AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer Charlie Ewing attended the meeting to announce that his last day will be April 24.

Grasty said Ewing was instrumental in assisting with projects at the Harney County Health Department, including preparing for the triennial review, continuing and coordinating well water sampling, and updating the department’s technology.

“Those things wouldn’t have happened without you,” Grasty said. “Charlie, thanks so much.”

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Candace Carpenter attended to discuss her application to purchase county-owned land.

During the previous county court meeting (held April 1), Grasty expressed concerns regarding the property’s location, relationship to low-density sage grouse habitat, and other land use implications, and he recommended that the court elect not to sell it. The court agreed to deny Carpenter’s application and refund the fee.

During the April 15 meeting, Carpenter explained that she planned to use the parcel to host a cattle drive for young adults who have disabilities.

Grasty said he saw some conflicts with this particular piece of property, but other parcels may be available.

Carpenter said she’d keep looking.

Nichols said Carpenter’s idea is admirable and suggested that she talk to ranchers regarding jobs that could be completed on their property.

Carpenter said that was a good idea.

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In other business, the court:

• received an update from Grasty concerning sage grouse. Grasty said efforts to define “disturbance” are underway;

• agreed to sign an Order of Sale of County Owned Land for parcels identified as Assessors Account numbers 23559, 42587  and 59089.

The order directs the sheriff to sell the properties, which have already been approved for sale by the court;

• agreed to authorize Harney County Commissioner Pete Runnels to sign a personal services contract with Evelyn Neasham for clerical assistance with the Local Community Advisory Council (LCAC) on behalf of the court.

Runnels explained that LCAC funds come from the Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization (EOCCO) and Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Inc. (GOBHI);

• acknowledged Gov. Kate Brown’s executive order determining a state of drought emergency in Harney County;

• received a letter from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concerning the lack of water that’s already being experienced in the 2015 irrigation season;

• received a copy of the timber sales that are being offered between April 1 and Sept. 30;

• briefly discussed the Rangeland Fire Protection Summit that will be held May 19-20 in Burns;

• reviewed the Schedule of Proposed Actions on the Malheur National Forest.

The next regularly-scheduled meeting of the county court will be held Wednesday, May 6, at 10 a.m. in Judge Grasty’s office at the courthouse.


by Burns Fire Chief Scott Williamson 
for the Burns Times-Herald

Unable to see through their helmet visors, the firefighters had to rely on following the hose to navigate the course. (Submitted photo)

Unable to see through their helmet visors, the firefighters had to rely on following the hose to navigate the course. (Submitted photo)

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!

The most frightening three words that can be heard over the fire ground radio. Everyone who hears the call knows that what was a public emergency has now become an emergency for us. Something has gone wrong and one of our own needs help.

Firefighting is dangerous work. The conditions are harsh and life threatening, the visibility poor, and hazards are around every corner. Within an instant (and often without warning), a floor or ceiling can collapse, or a firefighter could get disorientated and lost within a building. Firefighters are the ones called to help, so who helps the firefighter when they get into trouble, and how do they call for that help? In the fire service, the standard call for help from fellow firefighters is the Mayday call.

For the April 13 training for the city of Burns, the city of Hines and Burns Paiute  volunteer fire departments, “Calling the Mayday: Hands on Training for Firefighters” was introduced, discussed and drilled to give firefighters better understanding of when and how to call the Mayday.

The course consisted of a lecture portion where Mayday conditions (or parameters) were discussed and videos were shown illustrating the importance of calling for help. Ego and pride often get in the way for a firefighter having to call for help and the delay in doing so is often the difference to avoid serious injury.

There were several obstacles along the course that the firefighters had to work their way through. (Submitted photo)

There were several obstacles along the course that the firefighters had to work their way through. (Submitted photo)

After the classroom portion, firefighters donned full personal protective gear, with breathing apparatus. Each member had their mask/face piece obscured, so visibility through the hands-on training portion was zero.

The drill itself was within the apparatus bay in the Burns Fire Department. Members crawled on their knees following a hose line. Several situations were presented while following the hose line,  including being trapped or lost, having something collapse on them, being snagged on wires, and falling through a floor or roof, with members having to call for a Mayday before being “rescued,” and then they continued. Some key takeaways were knowing when to call the Mayday, getting to radios/microphones/communications, communicating clearly, remaining calm, managing air, and working with equipment under stressful situations.

A big appreciation to the members at Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, who are certified to teach and train the course, and delivered a fantastic training.


by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

The Hilanders’ Britton Bentz tees off on No. 4. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Hilanders’ Britton Bentz tees off on No. 4. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Burns boys and girls golf teams hosted the Burns Invitational on Wednesday, April 15 at the Valley Golf Club.

The Burns 1 team placed third among the eight complete teams competing, while the Burns girls finished ahead of Vale, 497-581.

The Burns 1 team was led by Alex Falley, who finished with a 90 and tied for fourth in the individual standings. Britton Bentz shot 91 (tie for 7th), Clayton Bentz 95 (tie for 12th), Max Parks 110 (tie for 25th), and Mitch Wulff 112 (tie for 28th).

The Burns 2 team finished in the eighth spot in the team standings, and were led by David Wilson with a 106 (22nd). Jake Keady shot 121 (34th), Jordan Roozeboom 130 (35th), Scott Breshears 131 (36th) and Trey DeLange 132 (37th). The Hilanders’ Gage Cook finished with 141.

The Vale 1 team placed first with a team score of 362, and Ontario placed second with 380. Nyssa finished fourth with 421, followed by Vale 2 and Lakeview 2 with 431, and Lakeview 1 434. The Grant Union team was incomplete.

Tate Lightle of Vale won medalist honors with a 74.

The Hilanders’ Catherine Clemens captured medalist honors in the girls meet, finishing with an 87, and Gaby Gibbon placed third in the individual standings with 127. Izzy Bradach carded a 136, Kendal Thompson 147 and Summer Anderson 153.

Teams from La Pine, and Nyssa were incomplete.

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On Friday, April 17, the Burns golf teams traveled to John Day to compete in the Grant Union Invitational.

The Burns boys team finished fourth out of the five teams competing with a score of 416.

Falley led the Hilanders with a 94, B. Bentz shot 99, Wulff 108, Parks 115, and Wilson 128.

Vale placed first in the team standings with 391. Grant Union was second with 397, Enterprise was third with 413, and Wallowa fifth with 458.

The Prospectors’ Nathan Gehley and Duane Stokes both shot 91 to tie for medalist honors.

There were only two teams entered in the girls meet, and Burns beat Enterprise 516 to 530.

The Hilanders’ Clemens won medalist honors with an 87. Gibbon shot 127, Bradach 148, Anderson 154, and Thompson 165.


Dorothy L. Heinz 1934-2015

Posted on April 22nd in Obituaries

OBIT Heinz WEBDorothy L. Heinz, 81, passed away April 15, surrounded by her family and friends.

She was born Jan. 6, 1934, in Prairie City to Dolly and Nellie Williams. She grew up in Brogan, occasionally living in other places when she followed her dad, as he worked for the State Highway Department.

She married Don Heinz in November 1954. The couple had two sons, and were married for 53 years, until 2007, when Don passed away. She lived in the Burns/Hines community, and she worked for most of the years she spent here at US Bank, until she retired and worked part-time at Ebar Oil.

She was devoted to her family, rarely missing any events that her sons were involved with. Later, she did the same with her grandchildren and took great pride in all their accomplishments.

She never knew a person who she would not help out in some way. She loved to knit, read, and work in her yard, taking great joy in her flower gardens. She especially had a passion for hummingbirds, keeping her feeders full in the summer months.

She is survived by two sons, Dave and Dan (Bonnie) Heinz; grandchildren, Nick (Amanda), Cara, Ali, Taylor, Drew and Casey; and great-grandchildren, Amia, Aleah, Desiree, and Lexi.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dolly and Nellie; brother, Darrell; sister, Beth Ann; and husband, Don.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 24, at Burns Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Harney County Special Olympics, in care of LaFollette’s Chapel, PO Box 488, Burns, OR 97720.

LaFollette’s Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.


OBIT Wickersham WEBHarold Duane Wickersham, 64, passed away April 9 at his home in Riley following a tough battle with cancer.

Harold was born Oct. 25, 1950, and raised in Nashoba, Okla. He lived in Medford prior to moving to Riley in 1993. He loved fishing, hunting and music.

Harold is survived by his wife, Deb; two daughters, Natalie and Shana; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Donations in his memory may be made to CAN Cancer in care of LaFollette’s Chapel, P.O. Box 488, Burns OR 97720.


A memorial service for Elmer Graves, who passed away Feb. 12, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Burns Christian Church.


Wednesday April 22

Posted on April 22nd in Community Calendar

The Burns High School band will be serving their tri-tip dinner to go Wednesday, April 22. Dinners may be picked up between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Burns Elks Lodge. For more information, call 541-573-6059.

High Desert Park and Recreation District board of directors meets the fourth Wednesday of each month in their office at Ponderosa Village, at 7 p.m.

Harney County Health District board of directors meets the fourth Wednesday of each month in the board conference room of the hospital, in the entrance off N. Grand, at 6 p.m.

Burns City Council meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Burns City Hall, 242 S. Broadway, at 6 p.m.

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, a support group for friends and families of alcoholics, meets each Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Foursquare Church, 74 S. Alvord, Burns. Please use the back door on the south side of the building. All interested are welcome.

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


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