OBIT Jones WEBDavid Sullivan Jones passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Veterans Hospital in Portland Saturday, Dec 5, with family by his side.

David was born June 6, 1935, the middle child of 12 children born to Jesse J. Jones and Dora J. Jones (Yarbor). He was the last of the kids to be born in Burns, as the family moved to Merlin, near Grants Pass. As a teen boy in those days, he helped on the homestead and worked in the hop fields along the river. He was drafted into the Army during the Korean War, and spent two years in Korea as a heavy equipment operator in the 7th Infantry 13 Engineer Battalion, stationed at Camp Casey Korea.

After returning home, he met Dorothy L. Hurst (Hodges), a widowed mother of two, Judy and Jack. They were married in 1961. David made a living for the family in the vast lumber industry and raising horses. In July of 1961, their first child together, Denise Sue, joined the family. In 1965, David and Dorothy lost a son after birth. In 1967, the family moved from Wolf Creek to the Merlin area, where David worked for Kabax Lumber in Cave Junction.  In April of 1970, David and Dorothy had a son, Kelly Lou. David was an avid horseman, which involved his children and all who were around him. David was also a hunter, and hunting every year was his gift. He could find elk, deer, or bear anywhere!

David is survived by his step-daughter, Judy Jones and husband, Kim of Blaine, Wash.; daughter, Denise Goguen and husband, Dave of Grants Pass; son, Kelly Jones and wife, Lori of Heppner; grandchildren, Brandi Haycraft of Grants Pass, Heather Sciurba of Klamath Falls, Bailey and Courtney Jones of Lewiston, Idaho; and great-grandchildren, Logan, Landon and Amelia. David is also survived by brother, Jay M. Jones; and sisters, Marian Eggers of Grants Pass and Clarice (Tyke) Boatman of Hermiston.

David was preceded in death by his mother and father; four brothers; four sisters; stepson, Jack (Melvin L. Hurst); and Jack’s mother, Dorothy.


A memorial service for Clyde Wensenk will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, in the Memorial Building at the Harney County Fairgrounds. Everyone is invited and encouraged to come. We look forward to bringing together the many people who were touched by the life of Clyde and celebrating his memory.


Merle “Stocky” Stockwell, 94, of John Day passed away Dec. 13 at the Blue Mountain Hospital. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the St. Andrew’s Cemetery in Canyon City. A reception will follow the service at the Snaffle Bit Dinner House.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Seneca School Foundation or the Blue Mountain Hospital Foundation through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.


Wednesday Dec. 16

Posted on December 16th in Community Calendar

Burns City Council will hold their only meeting of the month at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at city hall.

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.

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. 17

Posted on December 16th in Community Calendar

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

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 Dec. 18

Posted on December 16th in Community Calendar

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.

The Harney County Health Department is available at the Harney County Senior Center, 17 S. Alder, to check blood pressure the third Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. There is no charge for the clinic and results can be forwarded to a physician or nurse practitioner at your request.

A recovery group, “Celebrate Recovery,” meets each Friday at the Harney County Church of the Nazarene, 311 Roe Davis Ave. in Hines. Snacks 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 10 a.m. at Harney District Hospital in the small conference room near the cafeteria.

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


Saturday Dec. 19

Posted on December 16th in Community Calendar

Burns Butte Sportsmen’s Club is hosting their Christmas fun and games trap shoot on Saturday, Dec. 19. It will be held at the trap range on Radar Hill. Practice begins at 9:30 a.m., and the fun and games will follow at 10 a.m. If you break a colored bird, you receive a stocking. All level of shooters are welcome. 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.


Sunday Dec. 20

Posted on December 16th in Community Calendar

A free community dinner, eat in or take out (no strings attached), will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, at Burns Christian Church, 125 S. Buena Vista. Call 541-573-2216.

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 Dec. 21

Posted on December 16th in Community Calendar

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 Dec. 22

Posted on December 16th in Community Calendar

A breast cancer support group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Harney District Hospital conference room from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Kristen Gregg at 541-573-8614.

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.

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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