by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

The Burns boys won the district title and will advance to the state playoffs. (Submitted photo)

The Burns boys won the district title and will advance to the state playoffs. (Submitted photo)

The Burns boys basketball team beat Imbler 33-24 on Saturday, Feb. 21, to claim the top spot in the Wapiti League district tournament held at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande.

Austin Feist tallied a double-double for the Hilanders, scoring 15 points and pulling down 11 rebounds. He also led the team in steals with four.

Ty Hueckman and Ty Reid each added five points for Burns, Scott Davies had four, Trace Tiller three, and Trey Recanzone one.

With the victory, the Hilanders are the No. 1 seed into the state playoffs and will host Oakland at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. Imbler goes into the state playoffs as the No. 2 seed, and Union earned the No. 3 seed by beating Elgin 63-50.

In the girls district tournament, the third time was the charm for the Union Bobcats as they topped Burns 57-36 to grab the No. 1 seed into the state playoffs. The Hilanders had beaten Union in their previous two meetings this season.

Burns, the No. 2 seed, will host Faith Bible at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28.

 The Burns girls team finished second and will also advance to the state playoffs. (Submitted photo)

The Burns girls team finished second and will also advance to the state playoffs. (Submitted photo)

Grant Union topped Imbler 48-14 to become the No. 3 seed.

No passes will be accepted for the playoff games. Admission for adults is $6, students get in for $4.

After the first round of the state playoffs, the remaining eight teams advance to the championship brackets. The final games will be played March 5-7 in Pendleton.


OBIT Dice WORKEDVal Gene “Togo” Dice, 82, of Vale, passed away Feb. 8.

Togo was born March 1, 1932 in Ontario to George Dice and Mona Becker. He was raised by his grandparents, Jim and Blanche Becker, on the ranch in Westfall, where his grandfather nicknamed him “Togo.”

Togo married Beverly Jordan in Burns, Dec. 22, 1957. They made their home in Westfall, on the same ranch he was raised on.

In 1959, their life was changed when their only daughter, Penny, arrived. While in Westfall, they created many fond memories with their lifelong friends and neighbors.

After selling the ranch in 1978, they moved to Vale. He became a brand inspector for the state of Oregon for 14 years, retiring in 1994. He enjoyed his career as it allowed him to be involved with the ranching community and serve the people and lifestyle he loved.

The big highlight of his life was being able to rope with his grandsons, Mark and Scott. Team roping, branding, fixing problem horses, and making them well-mannered broke horses were his passions. He was grateful to be able to share these passions with his family and friends.

Togo is survived by his wife, Beverly; daughter, Penny Black, of Mountain Home, Idaho; grandsons, Mark Black and his wife, Julie, of Wickenburg, Ariz., and Scott Black of West Richland, Wash.; brothers, Jim and his wife, Annette Bassett of Springfield, and Mick Bassett of Ontario; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; brothers, Clayne Dice and Jim Dice; and two of his favorite uncles, Cotton and Bud Becker.

A celebration of life was held Feb. 14 in Vale.

Condolence messages for the family may be posted on www.lienkaemper-thomason.com

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may made to Vale Ambulance Service or a charity of your choosing.

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Death notice — Daryl D. Ross

Posted on February 25th in Obituaries

Daryl D. Ross passed away Feb. 17.

A memorial service will be held at a later date, and a full obituary will be forthcoming. Contributions in Daryl’s memory may be made to the Valley Golf Club or ALS, in care of LaFollette’s Chapel, P.O. Box 488, Burns, OR 97720.


Wednesday February 25

Posted on February 25th 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.

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.


Thursday February 26

Posted on February 25th in Community Calendar

Harney County Library will be hosting a fun Papercraft Workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26. Create two unique gifts using scrapbook techniques and recycled items. Only skills required are the ability to glue and use scissors. Program is free.

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.

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 February 27

Posted on February 25th in Community Calendar

Hang out with friends at Harney County Library teen late night from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. Open to grades 6-12. 

Oregon Old Time Fiddlers, District 9, meets the first, third and fourth Friday of each month. Call Micky, 541-573-2515, for time and place.

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 February 28

Posted on February 25th in Community Calendar

The Chamber Music Society Scholarship Audition Concert, for grades 6 to 12, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Harney County Church of the Nazarene. Admission is free and there will be refreshments provided after the concert. Please join us in enjoying good music and in supporting the talented youth of our community.

A fundraising All You Can Eat Soup Dinner, clam chowder and vegetable beef soup, with bread and dessert, will be served from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at American Legion Post #63 at the corner of C and Alvord streets. Proceeds will go toward Charlie Schmidt’s campaign for American Legion National Commander. For more information, call Shirley at 541-589-2468.


Sunday March 1

Posted on February 25th in Community Calendar

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

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

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


Monday March 2

Posted on February 25th 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 March 3

Posted on February 25th 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.

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.

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.


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