Council considers airport fuel truck

Posted on February 18th in News

Plan approved to upgrade streetlights on North Broadway

by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Looking to increase the amount of fuel storage at the Burns Municipal Airport, Airport Manager Jeff Cotton asked the city council for permission to apply for a fuel truck through the General Services Administration (GSA) program.

Cotton told the council at their regular meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 11, there were currently two vehicles available through GSA. One has a 2,500 gallon tank, and the other a 6,000 gallon tank.

Cotton said he would prefer to get the larger tank as that would allow him to have more fuel on site during fire season when demand is high, and he could also order a full load of fuel to be delivered to the airport, resulting in a lower price.

Cotton explained that while he can submit a request for the vehicles, there is no guarantee one will be awarded to the airport. There is no cost for the vehicle if one is awarded to the city, but the city would have to pay for getting the vehicle to the airport. The preferred vehicle is in Palmdale, Calif., so the only expense to the city would be getting someone to the truck and driving it back to Burns.

The council agreed to allow Cotton to put in for the vehicles, and if neither is awarded, to continue searching for a fuel truck through the GSA program.

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Public Works Director Dave Cullens requested permission to use $6,544 from his budget to upgrade the streetlights on North Broadway. He said they would put in LED lights that provide better lighting while using less energy, and Oregon Trail Electric Co-op would help pay for a portion of the project. The LED lights would replace 16 of the lights currently being used.

The council approved the request.

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Mayor Craig LaFollette stated in the absence of a city manager, everybody has stepped up to help get work done, and he thanked them. He then proposed additional pay for Interim City Manager/City Clerk Dauna Wensenk and Municipal Judge/Utilities Clerk Dawn Crafts. The proposal was for an additional $500 a month for Wensenk and an additional $100 a month for Crafts until the time a city manager is in place.

The council unanimously approved the proposal.

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The council reviewed two donation requests, one from the Harney County Opportunity Team (HCOT) for the Arrowhead Plaza project, and the other from the Nadzitsaga Lacrosse Club.

Councilor Terri Presley stated when a donation request is made, she would like a representative from the group to attend the council meeting.

“It would be nice to have someone here to answer questions, if we have any. It’s a courtesy thing,” Presley said.

After some discussion, a motion was made to donate $100 to HCOT and $50 to Nadzitsaga. The motion passed on a 6-1, with Presley voting no.

 

In other business:

• the council approved Resolution 15-591 A, affecting changes to the 2014-2015 budget moving   funds from the water and sewer fund to the airport fund for the fire suppression project, and clarifying the well developed for the fire suppression project is the capital asset of the water and sewer fund;

• the council discussed Resolution No. 15-595 that establishes fees for medical marijuana dispensaries. Before approving the resolution, the council decided they needed clarification on the fee schedule, and tabled the discussion until they could talk with their legal counsel;

• Councilor Presley told the council the Capital Improvement Plan at the airport included putting up a structure to house snow removal equipment at a cost of $500,000. She explained that $450,000 would be Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds, and the other $50,000 would be a local match. Presley explained that one of the conditions of using the funds to build  the structure was that the city then agreed to purchase new snow removal equipment within the next five years. She recommended the city take building the structure out of the plan for now, as there was no guarantee of getting grants to fund a new equipment purchase. The council agreed;

• the council appointed Wensenk budget officer for the 2015-2016 fiscal year;

• Burns Police Officer Robby Tiller reported that he and Blaze, the drug dog, passed the training held in Mountain Home, Idaho, and received their certification.

The next Burns Council meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at city hall.


Sniffing out trouble

Posted on February 18th in News

Dogs are used in detection of illegal substances

by Steve Howe
Burns Times-Herald

Parker Hetherwick and “Monnty” (left), and Robby Tiller and “Blade” are the two certified drug detection dog and handler teams in Harney County law enforcement. (Photo by STEVE HOWE)

Parker Hetherwick and “Monnty” (left), and Robby Tiller and “Blade” are the two certified drug detection dog and handler teams in Harney County law enforcement. (Photo by STEVE HOWE)

Burns Police Department (BPD) officer Robby Tiller recently achieved his certification as a drug detection dog handler, working with Blade, his canine partner against crime.

Tiller has been an officer with BPD for two-and-a-half years, and has been working with Blade, a 7-year-old Belgian Malinois, since last September. The two have been training for the certification exam since that time, and on Feb. 5, they scored 100 percent on the intensive, three-hour test.

Parker Hetherwick, deputy with the Harney County Sheriff’s Office, has been Tiller’s instructor throughout the process. Hetherwick has been with the sheriff’s office for eight months, and worked previously for the Burns Tribal Police for four-and-half years. He has worked with detection dogs for a number of years, and currently spends his days with a two-year-old black Czech Shepherd named Monnty.

Both Blade and Monnty are trained as drug detection dogs, and Monnty is “dual-purpose,” as he is also trained in apprehension and tracking. This means that he can chase or track and hold down someone who is attempting to evade law enforcement officers.

Tiller and Hetherwick both said that the dogs are great tools, and they wouldn’t be able to do a lot of their work without them. Hetherwick stressed that the dogs are used because of their special skills, which help keep the community safer.

“The intent is not to scare people. We use dogs because their sense of smell is 10 times more sensitive than humans,” Hetherwick said.

To explain, he suggested imagining you walked into a house where beef stew is being cooked. A person can smell the stew as a whole entity, while a dog would be able to smell the beef, carrots, and each of the various components.

Hetherwick said that dogs have an amazing ability to sniff out narcotics, even when they are packaged up and masked by other scents.

Passing the test

The certification is conducted by the Pacific Northwest Police Detection Dog Association. Tiller’s certifying exam was held in Mountain Home, Idaho, and involved detection testing in a variety of situations, including vehicles, various rooms in a building, and parcels and luggage.

Tiller said the test was stressful, but it was all about him and Blade working together as a team.

“It’s all about trusting the dog,” he said.

He added that it’s vital to be able to pick up on subtle signals that the dog gives, such as when sniffing becomes more rapid.

Maintaining the skills

Re-certification is required annually, and Tiller and Hetherwick have to log four hours per week of drug detection training with Blade and Monnty. Hetherwick must do an additional four hours per week of apprehension training with his dog.

When practicing apprehension drills, Tiller puts on a bite suit or sleeve, and Hetherwick gives the command to Monnty to pursue him. The dog bites and locks his jaw on Tiller, trying to hold him in place until Hetherwick gives the command to release him.

Canine crime fighters

Detection dog training starts early, at two months of age. Blade was originally procured from Adlerhorst International, Inc. in Riverside, Calif., an organization that specializes in police canine training. Drug dogs are trained in detection of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana. They learn to pursue a specific toy, and then are introduced to the scent of each drug when a packaged sample of it is inserted into the toy. Blade’s “go-to” item is a rubber ball, and Monnty’s is a rubber Kong toy.

Commands are given in a language other than English, in order to ensure that the dog only responds to its handler, and not the person being apprehended. Blade has been trained in German, while Monnty “speaks” only Czech.

Off the clock

The dogs live at home with their handlers and lead normal canine lives when they’re off duty. Hetherwick said Monnty fits right in with the family, and the only thing they have to watch out for is keeping him away from people food, so that he doesn’t become distracted by the smell of it during drug searches.

On duty

Tiller and Hetherwick are the only certified detection dog handlers in Harney County law enforcement. They are called with specific requests from all local law enforcement agencies when there is suspicion of the presence of illegal drugs. Their work shifts have been coordinated so that there is a dog available during every shift.

If one of the dogs alerts,  it gives probable cause for an immediate search in some cases, and in others probable cause to obtain a search warrant.

Tiller said that on the very same day of his certification, he made a traffic stop and recovered a full marijuana pipe.

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With these two certified dog and handler law enforcement duos “sniffing out” trouble, the community can only become a safer, happier and healthier place to live.


District tourney up next for Mustangs

by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Hannah Maupin of Crane puts up an off-balance shot after being fouled on the way to the basket. The shot was good, as was the ensuing free throw. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

Hannah Maupin of Crane puts up an off-balance shot after being fouled on the way to the basket. The shot was good, as was the ensuing free throw. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

Maria Thompson scored 22 points to lead the Crane Mustangs to a 66-58 win over Jordan Valley in girls basketball action on Saturday, Feb. 14.

With the win, Crane finished in first place in the High Desert League with a 13-1 record. Adrian was second at 12-2, and Jordan Valley third at 11-3.

Jordan Valley came out fast in the opening quarter and had a 16-11 lead after the first eight minutes.

After Jordan Valley opened the second quarter with a 5-0 run to stretch the lead to double figures,  Crane’s Savannah Maupin hit a 3-pointer and a basket to cut the lead back to five.

Jordan Valley answered with a field goal and a 3-pointer of their own to go back up by 10, but Crane came back with buckets by Bryanna Dunn and S. Maupin to get to within six.

Following a Jordan Valley basket, Hannah Maupin converted a three-point play and added another basket to bring Crane to within 30-25 at halftime.

The momentum swung Crane’s way at the outset of the third quarter as Thompson hit two quick baskets, and buckets by Dunn and H. Maupin put Crane up by one. Thompson sank another basket, and she and S. Maupin then hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Crane a 41-35 advantage. Crane eventually went up 49-39 in the quarter before Jordan Valley closed out the quarter with a 5-0 run.

Jordan Valley cut the lead to two several times in the fourth quarter, but Crane held off every charge. With Crane leading 60-56 with less than a minute to play, Thompson scored off an offensive rebound, and Dunn sank four consecutive free throws to seal the victory.

Dunn and H. Maupin each scored 12 points for Crane, S. Maupin added 11, Claire Hammond seven, and Kayla Mims two.

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On Friday, Feb. 13, Crane lost to Adrian, 62-41, their only league loss of the season.

The Antelopes doubled their score in the first three quarters, leading 12-6 at the end of the first quarter, 24-12 at halftime, and 48-19 at the end of the third period.

Crane did outscore Adrian 22-14 in the fourth period, but the lead was too much to make up.

Hammond was the leading scorer for the Mustangs with 17 points. Mims added 10, H. Maupin four, Morgan Cronin three, Dunn, Thompson and Grace Jensen two apiece, and S. Maupin one.

The Mustangs’ next action is the district tournament Feb. 19-21 in John Day.


OBIT White webRonald Dale White (Dale), 83, passed away Feb. 7 while vacationing with his son, Ron, in Aruba. Dale was diagnosed 10 years ago with myelodysplastic syndrome, which erupted into acute myeloid leukemia.

Dale was born Sept. 11, 1931, in Dent County, Missouri, to Cleo Marie (Fudge) White and Ronald Elsworth White, the first of their two children. Dale attended school in Missouri until about the second grade, which is when he moved West with his family. He attended schools in Fruitland, Idaho, and Drewsey until the family settled in Burns in 1941. He graduated from Burns High School in 1949 and played football, basketball, and baseball for the Burns Bulldogs. He loved the woods and a good thunderstorm and worked for the U.S. Forest Service, fighting fire and as a lookout on Calamity Butte in the summer months during high school and college.

Dale attended the University of Oregon on an ROTC scholarship and graduated in 1953 with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting, as well as a commission as a second lieutenant in the Army Finance Corp. He married JoAnna Westfall on April 11, 1954, and always referred to her as “the light of his life.” They moved with the Army to Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, and later to Fort Lewis, Washington. Dale was honorably discharged as a first lieutenant in 1956 and was a lifelong member of the American Legion.

Dale and JoAnna returned to Burns, where Dale began working for his parents at the Modern Laundry and entered into a ranching partnership with his father and brother, Don. Later, they formed the Fay Grazing Co-op with Bob Sitz and Tommy Swisher, while still running the laundry (which became a partnership between Dale and Don). The brothers eventually bought out their partners on the Fay ranch and also began ranching on Rye Grass Lane. They decided to sell the Fay ranch, but maintained the Rye Grass ranch for many years.

Dale became a major contributor to the community. In 1964, he received the Harney County Jaycee’s Distinguished Service Award as Harney County’s Outstanding Young Man. Nine years later, he received Harney County’s Senior Citizen Award. He was a Burns city councilor from 1965 to 1972 and served as mayor from 1973 to 1974. In 1975, he began his 24-year run as Harney County judge, retiring Jan. 1, 1999. Dale served on the board of directors of the Harney County ESD from 1964 to 1977 and was the administrator of Harney County Hospital from 1982 to 1983 and again from 1986 to 1990. He received the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Oregon Primary Care Association for his service.

As Dale’s community roles and recognition increased, he began garnering awards and appointments to state and national committees for his record with community involvement. From 1979 to 1998, he was a member of the Association of Oregon Counties, being elected as its president in 1983. Dale was also on the board of directors of the Western Interstate Region of Public Land Counties from 1982 to 1998, also serving as its president in 1988. In recognition of his efforts, he received the organization’s Nation’s Top Public Lands Elected County Official award. Dale served on the board of directors for the National Association of Counties from 1986 to 1998, serving as the chairman of the Public Lands Steering Committee from 1983 to 1989 and as the co-chairman of the National Association of Counties Rural Renaissance Task Force from 1996 to 1998.

According to Rick Keister, Washington, D.C. lobbyist for the National Association of Counties, “Dale was recognized as an articulate and forceful spokesman for the thousands of public-land communities in every Western state. Secretaries of interior, directors of BLM, and chiefs of the Forest Service knew Dale and often called on him to speak to federal land managers.”

Dale was appointed to the Oregon Economic Development Commission by Gov. Barbara Roberts in 1993 and was later re-appointed to the commission by Gov. John Kitzhaber, serving on the commission until 2005. The same year he was nominated to the commission, Dale received the Governor’s Award of Recognition for Exceptional Contribution to State and Local Economic Development from Gov. Roberts.

After retiring from the county judge position, Dale slowly decreased the number of committees he was on due to age and to take care of his wife, JoAnna, to whom he was married for 54 years. JoAnna passed away in 2008. Dale was honored as grand marshal of the Harney County Fair, Rodeo and Race Meet in 2008.

He was a member on the board of directors of the Kiwanis Club of Burns-Hines, Harney County Senior and Community Services Center, and The Aspens Assisted Living Center. He was also the church moderator for Faith Baptist Church of Harney County, of which he was a member for 68 years. Until his death, he worked tirelessly for the county that he loved. He served as county historian, researching rural roads and other pertinent information. Dale’s passion for Harney County, its land and people, was obvious to others.

Dale said, “We are blessed to be able to live and raise our children and grandchildren in the best place in the world, surrounded by the best people on earth. Harney County and its fine people have supported and encouraged us on life’s path and are the reason for whatever manner of success we may have enjoyed.”

Dale is survived by his three children, Linda Jo (White) Bennett and husband Rod, Kathy (White) Wassom and husband Ron, and Ronald Dale White Jr.; six grandchildren, Levi Bennett and wife Joelle, Mandi (Bennett) Whitehead and husband Andy, Natalie Wassom-Paul and husband Josh, Shyanne (White) Slate and husband Timothy, Samantha White, and Chance White; five great-grandchildren, Jorah Bennett, Rowan Bennett, Ryden Slate, Bowen Slate and Bethany Whitehead; brother, Don White and wife Lois; sister-in-law, Terry Westfall; numerous other family members; and a host of friends.

Dale was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnna; parents, Ron and Cleo; brother-in-law, John Westfall Jr.; nephew, Kurt White; and great-granddaughters, Jemma and Rory Bennett.

He was that rare person — an honorable county judge, an honorable husband, father, grandfather and, very simply, an honorable man.

A celebration of Dale’s life will be held at Faith Baptist Church on Monday, Feb. 23, at 11:00 a.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Kiwanis Club of Burns-Hines, Harney County Senior and Community Services Center, The Aspens Assisted Living Center, or to a charity of one’s choice.


Joseph Harold Toelle 1984-2015

Posted on February 18th in Obituaries

OBIT ToelleJoe Toelle, 30, passed away suddenly of unknown natural causes on Thursday, Feb. 5, in Burns.

Joseph Harold Toelle was born Sept. 20, 1984, in Burns to John and Connie Toelle. Less than 14 months later, Joe was joined by brother John Robert (J.R.) Toelle, and the two would become extraordinary best friends.

Growing up in Harney County, Joe loved to spend time on his grandparents’ ranch, often playing with his brother and cousins. He also helped build fence, move cows, and whatever else he could to help his grandparents. He particularly looked forward to brandings and always strived to be as good at roping as his Grandpa Don. Other area ranchers often invited Joe to their brandings, as good ropers are always in demand. He also loved hunting and was always looking for new opportunities. He was planning a hunting trip to Alaska with his good friend, Brian, that was to occur in the summer of 2015. Joe also enjoyed playing football in high school and watching both college and professional games. He was a loyal fan to both Oregon State and the Kansas City Chiefs, despite some unfortunately rough years.

In 2000, Joe was chosen to play basketball in England with Northwest Basketball Camps. He worked several jobs to pay his way and make it happen. Joe always liked to earn his own way. He was always willing to help others and rarely asked for help himself. Joe never sweated the small stuff and was most comfortable in a pair of Wranglers.

Joe graduated with honors from Burns High School in 2003. Following graduation, Joe got hired as a seasonal wildland firefighter with the BLM. He spent many summers working with the fire crew to help put himself through college. He had many friends there, and he really enjoyed the camaraderie they shared. In the spring of 2004, Joe started attending Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, where he graduated with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering technology in the spring of 2009. He returned to Burns for one more summer as a firefighter before he began working as an engineering technician at the BLM in Burns. While his college training only provided a base for the type of work he would be doing with the BLM, he jumped in with both feet and quickly learned how to do the job, and do it well. He became a much respected engineer within both the Burns District BLM and the state.

In spring 2004, Joe met the love of his life, Autumn Richardson, at a wedding in Bend. During their several years of a long-distance romance, the couple would talk every night, except on rare occasions when Joe was on a fire and was unable to call. When they were together, Joe, always the gentleman, made it a habit to always open doors for her. On Feb. 14, 2009, Joe proposed and was accepted, and they were married in Burns Sept. 5, 2009.

They made their home just outside of Burns, and Joe always had at least one project going on. If he was unsure about how to do something, he would research it until he was confident he could do it. Joe excelled at construction, woodworking, roping, hunting, working on trucks, remodeling, and many other things, often working on these projects with his wife. He made many improvements to the family’s house, turning it into the home of their dreams and making it ready for their family. He had looked forward to rebuilding an old Chevrolet truck with his sons when they were older. He would always give 150 percent, and loved to see his ideas turn into reality.

On Feb. 17, 2012, the couple welcomed their first son into their home, Cody Donald Toelle. From that moment, Joe was a devoted and loving father who cherished his family. He loved to spend time playing with Cody. No matter what Joe had going on, he always tried to be home in time to put Cody in his pajamas, give him his milk, tuck him in, and read him his bedtime stories.

Just when Joe did not think he could be any happier or more proud of his family, on Jan. 23, 2015, Joe and Autumn welcomed their second son into the world, Wade Allen Toelle.  Joe told many people that he had never been happier, and it was clear how much he loved and adored his family. During the two weeks Joe spent with Wade, he loved nothing more than to just hold and look at him. He couldn’t wait until Wade was old enough that he could make him smile and laugh. The last few weeks of his life were spent doing little but loving and showing off his family.

Joe is survived by his wife, Autumn; sons, Cody, 3, and Wade, 2 weeks; parents, John Toelle of Burns, and Connie and Jim Karns of Chehalis, Wash.; brother, J.R.; grandparents, Don Toelle of Burns and Liz Moles of John Day; uncles and aunts, Dave and Toni, Leigh, Carol, Bob, David, and Donald; and numerous cousins, extended family members, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Shirley Toelle; and grandfathers, David and Raymond Moles.

Joe was an amazing husband, father, son, brother, grandson, and friend. He lived his life with no regrets and will always be loved and remembered. Contributions in Joe Toelle’s memory may be made to Autumn Toelle to help ensure Cody and Wade have all the opportunities Joe wanted for them. Contributions may be sent in care of LaFollette’s Chapel, P.O. Box 488, Burns, OR 97720. You can sign the online guestbook at www.lafolletteschapel.com.


Memorial service — Curt Denny

Posted on February 18th in Obituaries

There will be a memorial service for Curt Denny, who passed away Jan. 16, from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the former Memorial Field on Foley Drive in Burns.


Wednesday February 18

Posted on February 18th in Community Calendar

The Harney County Farmers Market will hold an end of the 2014 season meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the basement meeting room of the Harney County Courthouse. For more information, contact the Harney County Farmers Market manager at 541-589-2933.

Harney County Court meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Harney County Courthouse, 450 N. Buena Vista, at 10 a.m.

The Hilander Booster Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at noon at Glory Days Pizza.

Harney Grant Babe Ruth board meets the third Wednesday of each month in the courthouse basement meeting room, 450 N. Buena Vista, at 7 p.m.

Burns Elks Lodge, 118 N. Broadway, meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 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 19

Posted on February 18th in Community Calendar

Having trouble with your tablet, smartphone, Kindle, etc.? Bring your device to Harney County Library Thursday, Feb. 19, from 6:30-8 p.m. for one-on-one tech support with library staff. Or, try one of our devices before buying.

Harney County Master Gardeners are offering a fun and fit gardening class at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in the courthouse basement meeting room. For more information, contact Gena Harvey at 541-573-2506.

The High Desert Cutters will be having their second meeting of the year at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Big Bear Lodge. All are welcome. For questions call Corinne Elser at 541-589-1577

Coyote Cinema presents “The Trip” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Harney County Senior and Community Services Center. Free popcorn and free admission. (Donations appreciated)

Burns Planning Commission meets the third Thursday of each month at Burns City Hall, 242 S. Broadway, at 7 p.m.

Harney County Historical Society meets the third Thursday of each month at the Elks Lodge, 118 N. Broadway, at 11:45 a.m.

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 20

Posted on February 18th in Community Calendar

The new Native Plant Society of Oregon: Great Basin Chapter will hold its first meeting Friday, Feb. 20, time and place TBD. Attendees will learn about the NPSO’s mission and find out ways to get involved with the chapter. Contact Amy Goodwin for more information at greatbasinchapter@gmail.com or 503-453-0303.

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 21

Posted on February 18th in Community Calendar

Kiwanis Patriot’s Breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Harney County Community Center. Funds from the breakfast will be used to replace the fireworks trailer damaged last summer.

Burns Butte Sportsmen’s Club will host their February Fun and Games trap shoot on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the trap range on Radar Hill. Practice at 9:30 a.m., with games to follow. All levels of shooters encouraged to participate. You only shoot with shooters of your own ability. Lunch will be available.

Waggin’ Tales is held the first and third Saturday of the month at Harney County Library from 1-3 p.m. Please call the library, 541-573-6670, for an appointment to read with a dog.

An AARP Driver Safety Class will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Harney County Senior and Community Services Center. To register for the Smart Driver Safety Program, call Phyllis Commeree at 541-573-6405.


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