Monday Jan. 4

Posted on December 30th 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 Jan. 5

Posted on December 30th in Community Calendar

Committee for Better Schools meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Burns High School Library.

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

Harney Hospital Foundation meets the first Tuesday of each month in the Hospital Conference Room at 7 p.m.

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

The Chamber Orchestra meets the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Burns High School Band Room, 1100 Oregon Avenue, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Ken Peckham directing, September through November and January through March

SHIBA volunteers are at the  Harney County Senior and Community Services Center every Tuesday afternoon from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. to help you with your Medicare needs. No appointment necessary.

The Friskey Fleas 4-H Dog Club meets at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday in the Memorial Building at the fairgrounds. For more information, call Joanna Corson at 541-573-2241.

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.


Classifieds

Posted on December 30th in Classified Ads

Legals

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE
(Real Property)

On the 13th day of January, 2016, at the hour of 2:00 p.m., at the Harney County Court house, 450 N. Buena Vista Street, in the City of Burns, Oregon 97720, the defendant’s interest will be sold, subject to redemption, in the real property commonly known as: Land in FAIRVIEW ADDITION, City of Burns, Harney County, Oregon, according to the official plat thereof as follows: In Block 31: Lots 6, 7, and 8. And more commonly known as 772 Kearney Avenue, Burns, OR 97720. The court case number is 1306224CV, WILMINGTON TRUST N.A., plaintiff vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS OF LEONA I. BLASINGAME et al 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

Publish Dec. 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2015

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TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE

The Trustee under the terms of the Trust Deed described herein, at the direction of the Beneficiary, hereby elects to sell the property described in the Trust Deed to satisfy the obligations secured thereby.  Pursuant to ORS 86.771, the following information is provided:

1. PARTIES:

Grantor: SALVADOR SAHAGUN and JUANA SAHAGUN

Trustee: AMERITITLE

Successor Trustee: NANCY K. CARY

Beneficiary: SELCO COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO GREATER OREGON FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

2. DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:  The real property is described as follows:

In Twp. 23 S., R. 33 E., W.M.:  Sec. 6: Government Lots 1 and 2, S½NE¼, SAVE & EXCEPT beginning at the Northwest corner of said Government Lot 2, thence S. 89°56’01 E. along the North line of said Sec. 6, 2639.52 feet to the Northeast corner of said Government Lot 1, thence S. 00°02 E. 57.29 feet to a fence line, thence N. 89°17’05 W. along said fence line 2639.74 feet, thence N. 00°02 W. 27.40 feet to the True Point of Beginning.

TRUST DEED ONE:

3. RECORDING. The Trust Deed was recorded as follows:

Date Recorded:  December 14, 2007

Recording No. 20072658

Official Records of Harney County, Oregon

4. DEFAULT.  The Grantor or any other person obligated on the Trust Deed and Promissory Note secured thereby is in default and the Beneficiary seeks to foreclose the Trust Deed for failure to pay:  Monthly payments in the amount of $1,626.01 each, due the tenth (10) of each month, for the months of May 2015 through September 2015; plus late charges and advances; plus any unpaid real property taxes or liens, plus interest.

5. AMOUNT DUE.  The amount due on the Note which is secured by the Trust Deed referred to herein is:  Principal balance in the amount of $175,932.70; plus interest at the rate of 7.950% per annum from April 10, 2015; plus late charges of $25.00; plus advances and foreclosure attorney fees and costs.

TRUST DEED TWO:

6. RECORDING. The Trust Deed was recorded as follows:

Date Recorded:  May 5, 2008

Recording No. 20080729

Official Records of Harney County, Oregon

7. DEFAULT.  The Grantor or any other person obligated on the Trust Deed and Promissory Note secured thereby is in default and the Beneficiary seeks to foreclose the Trust Deed for failure to pay:  Monthly payments in the amount of $500.00 each, due the fifth (5) of each month, for the months of August 2015 through September 2015; plus late charges and advances; plus any unpaid real property taxes or liens, plus interest.

8. AMOUNT DUE.  The amount due on the Note which is secured by the Trust Deed referred to herein is:  Principal balance in the amount of $62,344.59; plus interest at the rate of 8.250% per annum from July 5, 2015; plus late charges of $10.00; plus advances and foreclosure attorney fees and costs.

9. TIME OF SALE. Date: February 25, 2016.  Time: 11:00 a.m., Place: Harney County Courthouse, 450 N. Buena Vista, Burns, Oregon

10. RIGHT TO REINSTATE. Any person named in ORS 86.778 has the right, at any time that is not later than five days before the Trustee conducts the sale, to have this foreclosure 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, by curing any other default that is capable of being cured by tendering the performance required under the obligation or Trust Deed and by paying all costs and expenses actually incurred in enforcing the obligation and Trust Deed, together with the trustee’s and attorney’s fees not exceeding the amount provided in ORS 86.778.

NOTICE REGARDING POTENTIAL HAZARDS

(This notice is required for notices of sale sent on or after January 1, 2015.)

Without limiting the trustee’s disclaimer of representations 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 methamphetamines, 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.

You may reach the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service at 503-684-3763 or toll-free in Oregon at 800-452-7636 or you may visit its website at: www.osbar.org.  Legal assistance may be available if you have a low income and meet federal poverty guidelines.  For more information and a directory of legal aid programs, go to http://www.oregonlawhelp.org.

Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to Lisa Summers, Paralegal, (541) 686-0344

(TS #18316.30052).

DATED: October 7, 2015. Nancy K. Cary, Successor Trustee, Hershner Hunter, LLP, P.O. Box 1475, Eugene, OR 97440.

Publish Dec. 16, 23, 30, and January 6, 2015

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IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON
FOR THE COUNTY OF HARNEY
NOTICE TO INTERESTED PERSONS

In the Matter of the Estate of
RICHARD DEAN STAFFORD, Deceased.
Case No. 15 – 12 – 3308

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on December 4, 2015, Eva Y. Stafford was appointed personal representative of the Estate of Richard Dean Stafford, Deceased. All persons having claims against the estate are required to present them, with vouchers attached, to John B. Lamborn, attorney for the Personal Representative, at John B. Lamborn, Attorney at law, PC, 191 West A Street, Burns, Oregon 97720, within four months after the date of first publication of this notice, or the claims may be barred.

All persons whose rights may be affected by the proceedings may obtain additional information from the records of the Court, or the lawyer for the personal representative.

Dated and first published on December 16, 2015

John B. Lamborn
Attorney for the Personal Representative

Publish Dec. 16, 23 and 30, 2015

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
BURNS PLANNING COMMISSION

NOTICE is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Burns Planning Commission at the Burns City Hall in Burns, Harney County, Oregon, on the 21st  day of January, 2016, at the hour of 7:00 p.m., to consider the application of Tommy Phelps for a variance to allow the construction of a 10’ X 5’ enclosed glass porch 3 ft. from the front property line where 20 ft. is required in the commercial Zone (CG), at the property located at Tax Map #23S31E07CC, LOT#1, Block#R, also known as  5 S. Diamond, Burns, OR 97720.

Mindy Clemens
Secretary,
Burns Planning Commission

Publish Dec. 30, 2015

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Notice of Burns Planning Commission Workshops

The Burns Planning Commission will be holding workshops to discuss verbiage changes to the Zoning Ordinance regarding:

• Heavy Industrial Zone to include Equine Therapy Center

• Changes to Livestock Activities

• Fowl and Poultry to Livestock Activities

• Auto Body and Repair Facilities

• Residential Uses in the General Commercial Zone

• IL Zone to include recycling center and limitations

• Changes/additions regarding cellphone towers

The workshops are scheduled for 1/5/16, 1/7/16, 1/12/16, 1/19/16 and 1/21/16 at 7:00 p.m. at Burns City Hall, 242 S. Broadway, Burns, OR.

Copies of the suggested changes may be inspected or obtained at Burns City Hall between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or on our website at ci.burns.or.us.

Publish Dec. 30, 2015 and Jan. 6, 2016

 

 

PERSONAL/MISC

ONE STOP SHOP —  The Western Specialty Gift Store! The best place around for unique, one of a kind items for everyone! 29 E. Washington, 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

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

AH 8/26 TFN

 

 

JOB MARKET

Community Counseling Solutions is a 501(c)(3) corporation serving Oregon in Gilliam, Grant, Lake, Morrow, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties. We are currently recruiting for a Developmental Disabilities Quality Assurance Coordinator who will be responsible for developing and monitoring quality assurance and improvement plans for the DD Program. Based in John Day, this position will supervise the program’s DD Service Coordinators. Qualified candidates must have a graduate degree in psychology, social work, counseling, psychiatric nursing and/or related field. Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required. This management position requires knowledge of the policies, procedures, and regulations of developmental disability programs. Requires a minimum of three years of experience in a supervisory role, providing and/or coordinating quality assurance activities, utilization management functions, developing outcome measures, and implementing quality improvement strategies in a treatment setting. Experience and knowledge in contract compliance, program evaluation, data analysis, and management of databases/information systems preferred. Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or training may be considered. The salary range for this full-time exempt position is $57,300 – $87,100, DOEE. Excellent benefit package, including 401K. Apply online and upload resume at communitycounselingsolutions.org. Position open until filled. EEO.

CCS 12/9 – 12/30 4t

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Community Counseling Solutions is a 501(c)(3) corporation serving Oregon in Gilliam, Grant, Lake, Morrow, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties. We are currently recruiting for a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Grant County Health Department to provide primary care to patients and families served by the clinic. Must have ability to prescribe medications and have a valid DEA license with the ability to prescribe Scheduled II substances. Qualified applicants must possess a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing. Must possess FNP Certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and American Association of Practitioners (AANP). Must possess a current license from the Oregon State Board of Nursing for advanced practice. Preferred two years of experience in a public health setting, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training, which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties. The salary range for this full-time exempt position is $75,400-$142,000, DOEE. Excellent benefit package, including 401K. Apply online and upload resume at communitycounselingsolutions.org. Position open until filled. EEO.

CCS 12/9 – 12/30 4t

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Community Counseling Solutions is a 501(c)(3) corporation serving Oregon in Gilliam, Grant, Lake, Morrow, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties. We are currently recruiting for a Registered Nurse to provide services to individuals with severe mental illness at Juniper Ridge Acute Care Center in John Day. 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! Excellent benefit package, including 401K, $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. The hourly wage is $25.14 to $37.98, DOEE. Excellent benefit package, including 401K. Apply online and upload resume at communitycounselingsolutions.org. Position open until filled. EEO. CCS 12/9 – 12/30 4t

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Farm Rodent Control —  Ground squirrel abatement through the application of bait followed by

pesticide application.  Will be 4-6 weeks March-April. Certification course provided.  $17.00/hour. Apply at Payroll & Temp Services 316 N. Alvord.

TH 12/23 – 1/13 4t

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Umpqua Bank

Challenging Convention and going where no bank has gone before is what we do best. Especially if it creates an innovative, unsurpassed customer service experience.

If you’d like to leave the norm behind and change the way the world sees banking, consider the possibilities at Umpqua Bank.

Umpqua Bank currently has the following opportunity at our Burns location:
Part Time Universal Associate
(Experienced Banker)
Job #DH20735

For further details, or to apply for the position, please visit: www.umpquabank.com

Umpqua Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Harney Co. School District #3

POSITION OPEN: Part-Time K-5 Behavior Support

Position Begins: January 4, 2016
Short term, for remaining 2015-2016 school year

Qualifications: PBIS knowledge desired.
Counseling or psychology background beneficial.
Demonstrated ability to work with challenging behavior.

If you are interested, please respond in writing to:
Harney County School District #3
550 North Court Avenue
Burns, OR 97720
Attn: Brenda Graham
Or email your letter of interest to grahamb@harneyesd.k12.or.us

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting open until 3:00 p.m. on December 17, 2015, or until filled.

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Harney Co. School District #3

POSITION OPEN: Social Studies Teacher

Position Begins: August, 2016

Qualifications: Current Oregon Teaching License Required

If you are interested, please respond in writing to:
Harney County School District #3
550 North Court Avenue
Burns, OR 97720
Attn: Brenda Graham
Or email your letter of interest to grahamb@harneyesd.k12.or.us

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting open until 8:00 a.m. on March 28, 2016, or until filled.

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Harney Co. School District #3

POSITION OPEN: High School Band Teacher
2 hours/day, Monday-Thursday

Position Begins: January 4, 2016 to June 10, 2016

Qualifications: Obtains or ability to obtain Oregon Teaching License Holds or ability to obtain Music Endorsement

If you are interested, please respond in writing to:
Harney County School District #3
550 North Court Avenue
Burns, OR 97720
Attn: Brenda Graham
Or email your letter of interest to grahamb@harneyesd.k12.or.us

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting open until 8:00 a.m. on December 14th, 2015, or until filled.

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Harney Co. School District #3

POSITION OPEN: Special Education Teacher

Position Begins: August, 2016

Qualifications: Current Oregon Teaching License Required
Holds or Willing to Obtain Special Education Endorsement

If you are interested, please respond in writing to:
Harney County School District #3
550 North Court Avenue
Burns, OR 97720
Attn: Brenda Graham
Or email your letter of interest to grahamb@harneyesd.k12.or.us

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting open until 8:00 a.m. on March 28, 2016, or until filled.

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Harney Co. School District #3

POSITION OPEN: K-5 Behavior Support (Full Time)

Position Begins: August, 2016

Qualifications: PBIS knowledge desired.
Counseling or psychology background beneficial.
Demonstrated ability to work with challenging behavior.

If you are interested, please respond in writing to:
Harney County School District #3
550 North Court Avenue
Burns, OR 97720
Attn: Brenda Graham
Or email your letter of interest to grahamb@harneyesd.k12.or.us

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting open until 8:00 a.m. on March 28, 2016, or until filled.

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Harney Co. School District #3

POSITION OPEN: Music Teacher

Position Begins: August, 2016
For 2016-2017 school year

Qualifications:
Obtains or Ability to Obtain Oregon Teaching License

If you are interested, please respond in writing to:
Harney County School District #3
550 North Court Avenue
Burns, OR 97720
Attn: Brenda Graham
Or email your letter of interest to grahamb@harneyesd.k12.or.us

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting open until 8:00 a.m. on March 28, 2016, or until filled.

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Harney Co. School District #3

POSITION OPEN: Principal

Position Begins: 2016-2017 School Year

Qualifications: Administrative License required
Teaching experience
Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict
Ability to successfully implement SB 290

If you are interested, please respond in writing to:
Harney County School District #3
550 North Court Avenue
Burns, OR 97720
Attn: Brenda Graham
Or email your letter of interest to grahamb@harneyesd.k12.or.us

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting open until 8:00 a.m. on March 28, 2016, or until filled.

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Harney Co. School District #3

POSITION OPEN: Elementary Music Teacher
5 hours/day, 2 days/week

Position Begins: January 4, 2016 to June 2, 2016

Qualifications: Obtains or ability to obtain Oregon Teaching License Holds or ability to obtain Music
Endorsement

If you are interested, please respond in writing to:
Harney County School District #3
550 North Court Avenue
Burns, OR 97720
Attn: Brenda Graham
Or email your letter of interest to grahamb@harneyesd.k12.or.us

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting open until 8:00 a.m. on December 14th, 2015, or until filled.

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Harney Co. School District #3

POSITION OPEN: Leadership/Health/Senior Project Teacher

Position Begins: August, 2016

Qualifications: Current Oregon Teaching License Required Multiple Endorsements Desired

If you are interested, please respond in writing to:
Harney County School District #3
550 North Court Avenue
Burns, OR 97720
Attn: Brenda Graham
Or email your letter of interest to grahamb@harneyesd.k12.or.us

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting open until 8:00 a.m. on March 28, 2016, or until filled.

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Harney Co. School District #3

POSITION OPEN: OYA Teacher

Position Begins: July, 2016

Qualifications: Current Oregon Teaching License required
Multiple endorsements desired
OYA Training is required following hire
Willing to follow directives of Oregon Youth Authority

If you are interested, please respond in writing to:
Harney County School District #3
550 North Court Avenue, Burns, OR 97720
Attn: Brenda Graham
Or email your letter of interest to grahamb@harneyesd.k12.or.us

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting open until 8:00 a.m. on March 28, 2016, or until filled.

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The Oregon Department of Employment has the following job listings:
• Faculty Research Assistant
• Research Ecologist
• Certified Nursing Assistant
• SPF-PFS Coordinator
• Assistant Store Manager
• Engineering Equipment Operator
• Courier
• Registered Nurse
• Medical Assistant
• Juvenile Counselor
• Fire Dispatcher
• Personal Service Assistant
• Breakfast and Laundry Attendant
• Guest Service Agent
• Transportation Driver
• Public Works Superintendent
• Truck Drivers
• Truck Drivers
• Pharmacist

For more information, contact the Burns Employment Office at 809 W. Jackson Street or call 541-573-5251.

 

HAY/ LIVESTOCK FEED

Alfalfa Hay: 3x4x8 ft. bales. $135 – $175 per ton, 18 to 25% protein.  Tritcale Hay: 3x3x8 ft. bales. $100 per ton with grain or green.  Meadow Hay: 3x3x8 $100 per ton. 45 miles SE of Burns, OR. 541-493-2693.

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

LD 10/7 TFN

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Hay for sale:
Oat hay, triticale and alfalfa feeder hay 3×4 bales trucking available. 1,000 tons 3S Ranches. 541-493-2772. Contact Travis Singhose. TS 10/28 TFN

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125 tons nice Alfalfa Hay. 3×4 Bales $140 / Ton. 541-589-2068.

DC 12/2 – 12/23 4t

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Alfalfa/Barley hay for sale $145 per ton. Or by the bale for $105. Call Bill 541-589-2360.

AL 12/23 – 1/13 4t

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Alfalfa small bales. 2nd cutting has some grass and 3rd cutting has no grass. 541-493-4669.

JW 12/23 – 12/30 2t

 

SERVICES OFFERED

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

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

SL 12/16-1/6 4t

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

TFN

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Reliable, quality farrier services. Burns and surrounding areas. Professional, trustworthy. Will communicate and show up on time. Call or text for questions, prices, references, scheduling 541-620-4242.

SR 12/30 1t

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Veteran Help

Veteran Service Officers
Guy McKay
P.O. Box 728 / 17 S. Alder Ave., Burns, OR
541-573-1342

Tom Wolf
541-475-5228
541-410-2176

Senate Contacts

Senator Ron Wyden
Wayne Kinney (Field Rep)
541-330-9142

Senator Jeff Merkley

Karen Wagner (Field Rep)
541-278-1129

Joel Corcoran
503-326-3386

Will Gmaz (Veteran Issues)
503-326-3386

Congress Contact

Congressman Greg Walden
Cole (Veterans and active duty outreach caseworker)
541-389-4408

 

 

STORAGE

CHEEK’S MINI STORAGE
S. Alder, Burns
Centrally Located one block off Main Street, behind Parr Lumber.
541-589-0960
UNITS FOR RENT
10×12 > 10×24

 

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT

2 Bedroom 1 Bath duplex for rent. Starting Jan 1st. $475 a month. Please call Rachel for Application.  541-589-1856.

RY 12/23-12/30 2t

 

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

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

Joan Davies Real Estate

JD 9/30 TFN

REAL ESTATE FOR LEASE

Now Leasing
Saginaw Village one and two bedrooms.  Section 8 property. Call today 541-573-5209. TDD 7 11.
Income limits apply
Equal Housing Opportunity

 

MANUFACTURED HOMES

Marlette Manufactured Homes
Model 2840-A
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
1,067 Sq. Ft.
$59,985.00
Delivered and Set up in your area
541-548-5511
jandmhomes.com


by Samantha White
Burns Times-Herald

During its meeting on Dec. 15, the Hines Common Council resumed its discussion concerning adopting an ordinance that would allow the city to opt out of any one (or more) of the state-licensed or registered marijuana businesses.

Both Harney County and the city of Burns have passed ordinances prohibiting all six categories of marijuana businesses within their jurisdictions. These businesses include medical marijuana processors, medical marijuana dispensaries, retail marijuana producers, retail marijuana processors, retail marijuana wholesalers, and retail marijuana retailers.

According to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s (OLCC’s) website, a processor is a business that transforms raw marijuana into another product or extract. Processors are also responsible for packaging and labeling recreational marijuana. Producers are also known as growers. Wholesalers buy in bulk and sell to resellers (rather than consumers), and retailers sell directly to consumers.

City Administrator Joan Davies explained that this was the council’s final opportunity to pass an ordinance, as the next council meeting will be held after the deadline.

Councilor Loren Emang presented data regarding the health concerns associated with smoking marijuana. He added that he didn’t see the value in allowing recreational marijuana, and thinks medical marijuana should be offered in the form of pills that are distributed through pharmacies.

“Where do you think pharmacies are going to get it?” Councilor Hilda Allison asked, explaining that the supply would depend on marijuana businesses.

Emang said he didn’t want to opt out of businesses that grow marijuana, just those that dispense it. Allison and Councilor Rod Bennett said they didn’t want to opt out of any of the marijuana businesses.

They added that there are a variety of options for using medical marijuana, aside from smoking it. Councilor Dick Baird noted that medicinal oils lack THC (marijuana’s primary mind-altering compound).

Allison said cannabis can be used for a variety of other products, including cosmetics and toiletries.

She added that the businesses would provide revenue that could be used to benefit the community.

“If you don’t let somebody develop something, you are standing in front of a free enterprise that might help everyone,” Baird added.

According to An Overview of Oregon’s Recreational Marijuana Program, an article by Katherine Thomas, League of Oregon Cities Assistant General Counsel, “Cities that prohibit OLCC licensees from operating within their jurisdictions will not receive any state tax revenues after July 1, 2017.”

Davies said Hines might also be able to impose local taxes, and she provided copies of an ordinance adopted by the city of Ontario. However, Mayor Nikki Morgan questioned the legality of imposing local taxes.

According to Thomas’ article, Measure 91 “purports to prohibit cities from imposing local taxes on marijuana.” However, the article adds that, “Nonetheless, to date, more than 60 cities have imposed such taxes based on different legal theories and interpretations. Those taxes have not yet been tested in court.”

Davies noted that overtaxation could price legitimate businesses out of the market.

The council also discussed where marijuana businesses could be located within the city. According to the OLCC’s website, medical marijuana dispensaries and recreational marijuana retailers may not be located within 1,000 feet of a school. Davies provided a map showing property buffers for Hines’ schools, noting that very few areas within the city’s jurisdiction would meet this qualification.

Allison said, “I’m looking at the map saying, ‘It’s practically nil,’ but why get ourselves out of an opportunity?”

Emang warned of the social costs of allowing these businesses, but Bennett asserted that a lot of information concerning marijuana isn’t based on scientific facts. Morgan added that anything from gasoline to potato chips can be abused.

Davies said, whether or not the ordinance is passed, adults will be allowed to grow and use marijuana in the city.

Morgan asked if the council had reached a consensus. Baird, Allison, Bennett and Councilor Ron Williams said they didn’t want to opt out, and Emang said he did. Councilor John Mims wasn’t present during the meeting. An ordinance was not passed.

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Police Chief Ryan DeLange said the department had been swamped. He added that Officer Casey Held may be leaving the department, as he interviewed for a position with the state police. DeLange also informed the council that Alan Johnson volunteered to serve as a reserve officer.

After some discussion, the council agreed to reinstate the department’s reserve program.

DeLange reported that Officer Roxane Ellis is doing an excellent job, and the council welcomed her aboard.

DeLange added that he recently wrote two citations for underage marijuana use.

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Public Works Department Lead Worker Jerry Lewellen said Randy Tiller and Lee Thumberg, recently hired utility workers, are doing well in their new positions. He said they’ve already responded to a water main that broke on Roanoke Avenue, and they’ve been busy plowing snow.

“Whenever it snows, we appreciate you guys so much,” Morgan said.

Lewellen said the grader could use two new tires. Expressing safety concerns, Williams, Bennett, Davies and Morgan stated that the tires should be purchased as soon as possible.

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Fire Chief Bob Spence reported that the Hines Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) assisted the Burns department with 10 calls, including a structure fire on Thursday, Dec. 10. Spence said firefighters were unable to enter the building because it was too dangerous.

Davies said the building was full of antiques, and US Bank set up an account for donations to assist owner John Mims.

Allison asked whether it’s now safe to enter the building, and Spence replied that it isn’t.

He added that the safety of firefighters and community members is the department’s number one priority, but firefighters do their best to salvage property when they can. He explained that, whenever possible, firefighters place tarps over furniture, put runners over carpets, and save irreplaceable possessions such as family photographs.

“Bob, that just touches my heart that you try to save peoples’ things. That’s a big deal,” Davies said.

Spence added that Glen Williams, owner of Central Pastime, donated seven large pizzas to the firefighters.

“People like that are pretty nice to have in the community,” he said.

Spence also reported that the annual Grant-Harney training is set to begin in January, and he thanked Davies for assisting with the purchase of a new air compressor to replace the one that stopped working.

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The council also discussed issues concerning the doors at the HVFD fire hall. A company from Bend came over to fix the inoperative door at Engine 5 and evaluate the other needed repairs. The bill for repairing the inoperative door was $274, and the estimated cost of fully repairing all three doors is about $2,100.

Spence expressed concern about the doors collapsing onto a fire truck.

Morgan asked whether the contractor who installed the doors would be liable for the cost of the repairs. Davies said the doors need to be repaired immediately, as they are a safety hazard, but she’ll discuss the possibility of recovering costs with the city’s attorney.

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The council approved an animal impound contract with Carolyn Mathews of CJ Bar Dog Ranch.

The ranch will provide boarding for all dogs impounded by the city for a period not to exceed five days. Any dog not claimed by the end of the impound period may be adopted or fostered by a new owner or organization. The city, the ranch, and the veterinarian on call will discuss what to do with animals that are not claimed, adopted, or fostered by the end of the impound period.

Sick or injured dogs will be humanely euthanized by a veterinarian to alleviate undue suffering. No other veterinary care will be provided to impound animals without the prior approval of the city.

Impound and veterinary fees will be paid by the owner. If the owner does not pay, the city will be responsible for paying the amount due.

The council also approved a special hold agreement for animals that are not current on their rabies vaccinations and have injured a person.

The special hold agreement also applies to animals that are held by the ranch because the owner is incarcerated (or for other reasons, as approved on an individual basis).

DeLange said he toured the ranch, and he thinks it will be excellent.

In other business, the council:

• received a report from Davies regarding a meeting that she attended with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the city of Burns to discuss the cities’ deer populations.

DeLange said he’s been hazing the deer with paintballs, which has been helping. He added that he and ODFW District Wildlife Biologist Rod Klus have been discussing the possibility of issuing controlled kill permits to select landowners with properties surrounding the city;

• discussed the 2014 Department of Environmental Quality Material Recovery and Waste Generation Summary;

• received a thank you letter from Kids Club of Harney County for its $100 donation;

• agreed to amend the contract for the preparation of a water system master plan to add required language;

• approved a business license for Jerome Headlands Press, a book production business owned by Diane Rapaport;

• agreed to purchase $30 beef certificates for city employees. The certificates are purchased annually to show appreciation;

• commented that the city’s department heads are doing an excellent job;

• agreed to close city hall at 3 p.m. on Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) and Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve).

The next council meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at city hall.


Maintaining overall good health involves more than just addressing physical symptoms. It also requires looking at behavioral health and evaluating the mind-body-behavior connection. An integration of physical and behavioral health services continues to develop at Harney District Hospital (HDH) Family Care clinic, where primary care providers have been joined by Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) Richard Friday. As part of a year-long fellowship, Physician Assistant Lisa Howe is working to create work flow and communication processes between the providers and Friday to unite two areas of health care that have been historically kept separate.

 

Clinical Innovation Fellowship

Howe was selected in June to be a participant in the 2015-16 Clinical Innovation Fellows program. The program’s stated aim is “to build the capacity of health system transformation leadership within Oregon, support the success of coordinated care organizations, and spread the coordinated care model.” Fellows are selected by the Oregon Council of Clinical Innovators, a steering committee of Oregon health care leaders convened by the Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center.

Howe and 14 other Oregon health care professionals are participating in this year-long learning experience by developing innovation projects in their communities, through which they will “develop and refine skills in leadership, quality improvement, implementation and dissemination science” to create a “network of expertise.”

Howe heard about the fellowship opportunity through the Central Oregon Independent Practice Association. This is the second year of the program, and she noticed there had been no representative from Eastern Oregon in the program yet – so she decided to apply.

Part of the application process was to have a project planned or already in place. Howe said that former HDH Family Care Clinic Manager Stacie Rothwell had been working on behavioral health integration at the clinic for a year already, and that the topic is a major one in health care right now. This made it a natural choice for her fellowship project.

Howe explained that the fellowship provides the manpower and financial help (a $15,000 grant) to launch behavioral health integration at HDH.

 

Behavioral Health Consultation

One of the aims of the project was the recruitment of a BHC for the clinic. But even before Howe’s fellowship began in July, Friday, a licensed master’s social worker, was coming on board at HDH Family Care.

Friday moved to Harney County from Portland, where he was educated at Lewis and Clark College and Portland State University. He is in the process of becoming a licensed clinical social worker.

Friday’s primary role involves being available for patients following a visit with their primary care provider, to address habits, behaviors, stress, worries, or emotional concerns about physical or other life problems that are interfering with the patient’s daily life and overall health. These behavioral health concerns may come up during patient-provider conversation, and the provider may suggest a meeting with Friday to discuss them further. Most often, that meeting is able to happen immediately after the patient speaks with the provider. Ultimately, the patient may have between one and five brief (approximately 40-minute), solution-focused sessions with Friday. Along with the patient’s provider, Friday will work to develop and implement an integrated care plan that fits the individual. Behavioral change plans might address smoking cessation, weight loss, alcohol use, exercise, or other lifestyle modifications.

A BHC can help manage symptoms associated with various psychological conditions such as anger, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, grief, insomnia, panic attacks, stress, and more. However, a BHC does not provide traditional psychotherapy. If the patient or the BHC thinks that there may be benefit from specialty mental health services, a referral is made to other resources in the community.

 

Moving forward

Howe said the main focus of her project is on work flow and communication between Friday and the providers. This means identifying patients that may benefit from behavioral health consultation, determining how and when they will be referred to Friday, and maintaining the conversation between all involved.

Howe noted that, historically, physical and mental health services have been “siloed,” and that integrating these services involves changing the health care culture, which takes time.

“It’s important for patients to realize that their providers are working as a team with their behaviorist,” said Howe, “and it’s important to create an environment of total care.”

Howe said the fellowship gives her the structure and resources to give behavioral health consultation the boost it needs to take off at HDH.

“This fellowship is a bridge between the providers and the behavioral consultant, providing resources and project management,” Howe said.

As the year-long project continues, Howe noted that one upcoming challenge is to develop metrics to evaluate the success of behavioral health integration, and to make sure it’s sustainable. She and Friday are working on creating a system to document statistics and patient satisfaction.

Although the fellowship program has an end date, behavioral health integration, and the move toward a team-based approach to health care, is a long-term cultural transformation toward patient-centered, coordinated care.

For more information about behavioral health consultation, contact your primary care provider or HDH Family Care at 541-573-2074.


by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

 Matt Witzel of Crane scores over a North Lake defender. (Photo by BARBARA MAHER)


Matt Witzel of Crane scores over a North Lake defender. (Photo by BARBARA MAHER)

The Crane boys basketball team won both of their games, and claimed the first-place trophy at the Crane Christmas Tournament held Dec. 18-19.

The Mustangs opened up the tournament by downing North Lake 53-35 in the first round.

On Saturday, Crane played McDermitt, Nev., and came out on top 45-35.

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The Crane girls basketball team placed second at the Crane Christmas Tournament after splitting their two games.

Crane beat North Lake 56-29 in the opening round, and then lost to McDermitt 48-37.

Going into Christmas break, the Crane girls own a 7-2 mark, and the boys are 6-3.

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On Tuesday, Dec. 15, the Crane basketball teams traveled to McDermitt, and both teams returned home with victories under their belts.

The Crane girls won 52-43, and the boys defeated McDermitt 34-28.


OBIT RobirtsbwAlta Rose Robirts (Schmidt) passed away Dec. 19, marking the end of life’s long journey for the granddaughter of two of Harney County’s earliest pioneers. Her grandparents, Samuel and Willamina  King, came to the basin in 1884. They established a homestead north of Burns at what came to be known as Thousand Springs Ranch. Her parents, B. Frank and Catherine King, were also lifelong residents, continuing with the ranch, as well as establishing a presence in Hines, with King Avenue being named after them.

Rose, as she was affectionately called, was born Sept. 23, 1924. Learning the meaning of hard work at the ranch, and many other places throughout the county, became a characteristic she displayed throughout her life. At the age of 90, her family would watch her bake her special lemon pies and prepare other items. When asked what she was up to, she answered it was part of her going to the senior center to “help out the old people”.

Rose married Frank W. Schmidt, and the two soon acquired the beginnings of a ranch in the area known as Potter Swamp. It became known as Rimrock Ranch. They had four children while together, Duane, Sandee, Jerry, and Frank. The family went on to include 23 grandchildren, and innumerable great- and great-great-grandchildren.

Rose and Frank eventually sold the ranch in1968. They later divorced, after which she married Jim Robirts of Harney County. They remained together until Jim’s death in 2001.

Almost any parents living in Harney County who gave birth to children at the Harney District Hospital from the 60s through most of the 90s have most assuredly crossed paths with Rose. She worked at the hospital for 35 years, almost all of which was spent in obstetrics. She would occasionally remark that she has probably held a good third of the current residents in her arms at on time or another. She was loved by most all that knew her, and will be sorely missed by friends and family.

A funeral service for Rose will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, at the Burns Christian Church. Please, no flowers. If you would like to make a donation to the Harney County Food Bank in her name, that would be so appropriate, as Rose never allowed anyone who wandered close to her home to go away hungry. Come help friends and family wish her well as she moves on to a new journey.


Death notice — Leroy Wion

Posted on December 23rd in Obituaries

Leroy Wion, 74, passed away Nov. 26 at Pioneer Place in Vale. A full obituary will follow at a later date.


Wednesday Dec. 23

Posted on December 23rd in Community Calendar

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.

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

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

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

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

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


Thursday Dec. 24

Posted on December 23rd in Community Calendar

A service of lessons and carols will be held at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve at St. Andrew Episcopal and Peace Lutheran Church at the corner of Diamond and A streets. A cookie reception will follow.

A Christmas Eve Service will be held at 7 p.m. at the Church of Living Waters on the Burns Paiute Indian Reservation. Everyone welcome to attend.

Harney County Soil and Water Conservation District board of directors meets the fourth Thursday of each month at the USDA Service Center in Hines at 4:30 p.m. The public is 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.

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

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


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