Wednesday October 8

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

The city of Burns Public Safety Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Burns Fire Hall.

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.

Christmas Cookie Prevention, a women’s fitness group will be held Wednesdays, Oct 15-Dec 17 at Faith Baptist Church, 777 Saginaw in Hines. A beginners fitness class will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and a moderate intensity class from 6:05 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. The classes are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Kara Nelson 541-589-3773.

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.

 


Thursday October 9

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The Casey Outreach Van is coming to Harney County. Brought to you by OHSU’s Casey Eye Institute and Harney District Hospital, they will provide free eye exams for low income and underinsured residents on Thursday, Oct. 9, at Harney District Hospital beginning at 8 a.m. Appointments will be made for pre-registered participants only. Call Kelly at HDH Family Care for more information or to get on the list.

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.

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

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

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


Friday October 10

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A recovery group, “Celebrate Recovery,” meets each Friday at the Harney County Church of the Nazarene, 311 Roe Davis Ave. in Hines. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. The main meeting is held at 6 p.m. and small group sessions are at 7 p.m. For more information, call 541-573-7100.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets each Friday at Symmetry Care at 5 p.m.


Saturday October 11

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The Burns Paiute Reservation Day, Prevention Powwow and Creator’s Game lacrosse tournament will be held Oct. 11-12 at Burns High School. Grand entries will be held at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 11 and at noon on Oct. 12. There will also be a free dinner for everyone at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.

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

Harney County Farmers Market from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Hines City Park.


Sunday October 12

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The Burns Paiute Reservation Day, Prevention Powwow and Creator’s Game lacrosse tournament will be held Oct. 11-12 at Burns High School. Grand entry will be held at noon on Oct. 12.

Steens Mountain Men hold a shoot the second Sunday of the month at noon at the shooting range on Radar Hill. Round ball and patch only, no inlines. For more information, contact Toni Brown 801-450-7064.

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

A free community dinner, eat in or take out (no strings attached), will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal/Peace Lutheran Church at the corner of Diamond and A streets. Call 541-573-2802.

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


Monday October 13

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A Grief Support Group is held the second and fourth Monday of each month by Harney County Hospice and Rev. Jean Hurst during the day as well as the evening. For more information, call Harney County Hospice, 541-573-8360.

The HHOPE board of directors meets the second Monday of the month at 5:15 p.m. in the conference room at 85 N. Date.

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 October 14

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Harney County Fair Board meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Hibbard Building at the Harney County Fairgrounds at 7 p.m.

The Harney County Library Foundation board of directors meets the second Tuesday of each month at the library at 5:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. For more information, call 541-573-7339.

Disabilities Services Advisory Council for Harney County meets the second Tuesday of each month at the state office building, 809 W. Jackson, at 1:30 p.m.

Symmetry Care Advisory Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at Symmetry Care, 53 W. Washington, at 1:30 p.m.

The American Legion Auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of each month at 63 W. “C” Street at 2 p.m.

The Harney County Chamber Music Society meets the second and fourth Tuesday, September-November and January-March. The choir meets in the Burns High School band room from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Marianne Andrews directing. Singers ages 13-up are welcome.

The Harney County School District No. 3 board of directors meets at the District Office, 550 N. Court, the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Hines Common Council meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Hines City Hall, 101 E. Barnes, at 6:30 p.m.

Overeaters Anonymous meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. in the Harney District Hospital Annex (downstairs in cafeteria area). For more information, call Carol at 541-589-1272.

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

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

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

Tai Chi for Better Balance with Diane Rapaport is held each Tuesday 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.


Water meters to be replaced or repaired

by Steve Howe
Burns Times-Herald

The Hines Common Council met for its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23. During the meeting, the council heard from those involved in a group seeking to “bring home” a train engine and caboose that ran on the historic Oregon & Northwestern (O&NW) railroad in Hines, as well as a flatbed car, to put on display at Hines Park.

A subsidiary of the Edward Hines Lumber Company, O&NW hauled logs, lumber (and occasionally livestock) between Hines and Seneca from 1929 until 1984.

The project committee, organized by Councilor Hilda Allison, is seeking to raise the necessary funds to purchase the No. 4 O&NW engine and a flatbed car from the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, Calif., (just northwest of Reno, Nev.) and transport them here to be placed permanently in Hines Park. Wayne Monger, co-author of Images of Rail: Oregon & Northwestern Railroad, is considering donating a refurbished, 100-year-old O&NW caboose pending the acquisition of the No. 4 engine.

Monica Newkirk, Mayor Nikki Morgan, and City Administrator Joan Davies presented information from the group’s recent meeting.

Newkirk reported that the engine would cost around $16,000, and would need to be purchased within the year, as it is slated to be scrapped. She said that costs for transporting the engine would come to around $25,000.

Morgan said that the flatbed car is $1,000, and would need refurbishment of its redwood decking. She said that it could be used as a stage for performances in the park. Morgan added that the requirements to have the train engine and cars displayed include a prepared ground surface, new railroad ties and track, and a roof over the engine.

Newkirk said that they will aim to raise $50,000 – $60,000 in total.

Davies said that they are considering placement on the southern edge of the main park, in a dirt area where it would not take away any grass or play area. Davies also noted that the city’s insurance carrier had been consulted, and that there would be no extra cost to the city with the addition of the train engine and cars to the city park.

Morgan also reported that the group includes a high school student, Hannah Rohwer, who will be working on grant-writing and publicity as part of her senior project. She said that Rohwer has met with Desert Historic Theatre owner Tiny Petersen about showing a short film about the train and the mill, and possibly tying it in with a dinner event as a fundraiser.

Councilors Dick Baird and Dick Anderson raised concerns about extra work and maintenance expenses for the city once the train engine and cars were placed in the city park. A discussion ensued about the project in terms of its historical value to the community, as well as tourism.

“The businesses…will benefit when people come through here,” said Morgan.

“We’ll be on the map for those railroad enthusiasts,” she added.

Allison asked if there was any public process that needed to happen before the group started fundraising. Anderson suggested that the city send out a questionnaire with the water bill to gauge public opinion on the matter. Morgan said that time was limited, and it would have to be sent out with next month’s bills.

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Hines Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) Chief Bob Spence reported that there had been only two calls since the last council meeting one month ago. He also said that HVFD continues to participate in joint training activities with Burns Fire Department and the Burns Tribal Fire Department.

Spence said although there had been some rain, there will need to be more before the ban can be lifted for burn barrels.

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Superintendent of Public Works Pedro Zabala said 10 water meters were replaced or repaired, and 30 are currently in progress.

The council voted to approve Resolution No. 2192, transferring $2,100 from the contingency fund to pay for water meter repairs and replacements.

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Hines Police Chief Ryan DeLange was absent from the meeting, as he was attending a training session. Davies delivered his report, which noted that there have been two house burglaries as of late, and that Officer Casey Held has been busy working with the joint drug task-force team.

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Davies reported that there was $1,736.37 in the cans and bottles fund for the park.

She read aloud a letter from a resident, thanking the city for cleaning the alley behind her house.

Davies said a resident contacted her regarding the police “cracking down” on illegal use of golf carts and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on city streets. The resident heard that John Day passed an ordinance allowing golf carts. Davies said she checked into that city’s ordinance, and although it makes an allowance for ATVs (i.e., for plowing snow), it does not allow golf carts.

“I believe your position is that we won’t [allow golf carts] either,” Davies said, addressing the councilors. She also noted that it was illegal anyway, and the city couldn’t make allowances for state highways.

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In other business, the council:

• voted to award contracts for crack sealing and a slurry seal for Circle Drive to TopLoc (Councilor Ron Williams abstained from both votes, as he was a contractor that bid on the projects).

• approved accounts payable in the amount of $32,757.81;

• approved per diem for Davies to attend the League of Oregon Cities meeting in Eugene, Sept. 25-27;

• approved mileage expense for Davies and city treasurer Rachel Robinson to attend the Chaves Consulting conference in Baker City Oct. 8.


On Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25-26, members of the community gathered at the Burns Cemetery to plant trees in memory of Josh Shepherd. The 128 trees, blue spruce and Ponderosa pine, were donated by Kraemer’s Nursery of Mount Angel, where Shepherd was employed before passing away from injuries suffered in a traffic accident last May. The trees were planted in two rows to form a windbreak along the west side of the cemetery. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

On Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25-26, members of the community gathered at the Burns Cemetery to plant trees in memory of Josh Shepherd. The 128 trees, blue spruce and Ponderosa pine, were donated by Kraemer’s Nursery of Mount Angel, where Shepherd was employed before passing away from injuries suffered in a traffic accident last May. The trees were planted in two rows to form a windbreak along the west side of the cemetery. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

Shepherd’s wife, Jennifer, his father, Jim Shepherd and son, Liam, help with the planting of trees. (submitted photo)

Shepherd’s wife, Jennifer, his father, Jim Shepherd, and son, Liam, help with the planting of trees. (Submitted photo)


Tegan Strickland bumps a serve ahead to teammate. (Photo by STEVE HOWE)

Tegan Strickland bumps a serve ahead to teammate. (Photo by STEVE HOWE)

The Crane varsity volleyball team defeated Prairie City for the fourth time in as many meetings this season, downing the Panthers in five sets on Friday, Sept. 26.

The Mustangs won the first two sets, 25-15, 25-17, and then lost the next two, 23-25, 17-25, setting up a fifth and deciding set, which Crane won 15-12.

“Wow, it was a close game. We played hot and cold through all the games,” Crane coach Mandi Dowell said. “Gaining the lead by six or seven points and then giving it back to them. It was our fourth time playing Prairie City, and I think maybe it’s hard to continue defeating a team so many times.”

The Crane JV team also won, defeating Prairie City in three sets, 21-25, 25-19, 15-12.

The Mustangs hosted McDermitt, Nev. on Tuesday, Sept. 30. Results of the match were not available by press time.

Crane’s next match is on the road, as they travel to Jordan Valley Friday, Oct. 3. The match is set to start at 3 p.m. (Pacific Time).


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