Justin Martin De La Rosa was born in Dallas, Texas, to Jose and Deborah De La Rosa, Oct.5, 1984.

A chubby baby boy, he lived in Dallas, Texas until he was 5 years old, when the family returned to Burns. At that time, he began kindergarten at Slater Elementary School. The family remained in the area until Justin was 12, when they relocated to Salem. Justin attended school in Salem briefly, before moving to Mt. Angel, where he successfully completed his G.E.D. in 2002. Since then, he had worked in various customer service type jobs – these jobs were fitting to Justin’s outgoing personality.

He was such a character, and there was never a dull moment when he was around. Justin was a good-hearted guy, always full of laughs and had never-ending jokes. Of course, we can’t forget that “oh-so goofy laugh of his.” Above all, he truly enjoyed spending his days with numerous family and friends and was very proud to be Burns Paiute. As all, Justin was finding his way in this world, especially within this past year. He was working hard to improve his life, not only for himself, but his two children. In doing so, he maintained a full-time job, continually looking forward to his weekends, a happy time spent with his precious sons.

Justin leaves behind his two sons, Angel, 11; and Justin Jr., 9. The two were Justin’s world, and he loved them deeply.

Justin is survived by his parents, Jose and Deborah De La Rosa of Burns; sisters, Vanessa Gonzalez of Salem; and Josie Chavarria of Eagle Pass, Texas; brothers, Joe De La Rosa of Tualatin; and Tony De La Rosa of Klamath Falls; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Juan De La Rosa in 1991.

Joyce Glee Newton 1935 – 2012

Posted on November 7th in Obituaries

Joyce Glee Newton, 77, of Burns died Oct. 27 at her daughter’s home in Bend.

Joyce was born to Charles and Celestia (Mow) Rogers on June 16, 1935, in Klamath Falls. She graduated from high school in Mullinville, Kan., and then moved back to Oregon in 1954, the same year she married her husband, Vernon Newton.

Joyce was a devout member of the Church of God in Bend and loved spending time with her family and friends.

Joyce is survived by her six children, Roselee (husband Bobby) Ostrander of Bend, Celestia (husband Kerry) Hodges of Dayton, Nev., Tammy Anglesey of Eugene, Venetta (husband Todd) Bigelow of Burns, Mark (wife Christy) Newton of Burns and Daniel Newton of Riddle; and brother, Ralph Rogers of Nevada.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.

An urn committal was held at La Pine Community Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Joyce’s name to Redmond-Sisters Hospice, 732 Southwest 23rd Street, Redmond, OR 97756, www.redmondhospice.org.

Baird Funeral Home of Bend was in charge of arrangements, 541-382-0903, www.bairdmortuaries.com.

Burns outlasts Nyssa in five games

Posted on October 10th in Sports

Charli Siegner goes up for the shot in the Hilanders’ win over the Bulldogs. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

Hilanders stay unbeaten in EOL play

By Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

Down 12-14 to the Nyssa Bulldogs in the fifth and deciding game, the Hilanders battled back for a 17-15 win to take the game and the match in Eastern Oregon League volleyball action on Thursday, Oct. 4.

The Hilanders won the first two games 25-16, 25-11, then lost the next two 25-27, 23-25 to set up the comeback finish.

With the win, Burns improved to 4-0 in league play, while Nyssa fell to 1-1.

Burns never trailed in the first game, getting out to a 20-12 lead on their way to the nine-point win.

The Hilanders also started fast in the second game, jumping out to a 10-3 lead and then steadily pulling away for the victory.

The Bulldogs turned things around in the third game, getting ahead early and building a 20-16 lead. The Hilanders got a bit of a rally going, and an ace by Kayla McConnell and two kills by Charli Siegner put Burns up 22-21.

Burns got to match point at 24-22, but Nyssa picked up the next two points and then outlasted the Hilanders to get the win.

It looked like the Hilanders would win the match in four games as they built a 19-14 lead, but the Bulldogs put together another comeback. They tied the game at 22-22 and then outscored the Hilanders 3-1 to force a fifth game.

With the momentum on their side, the Bulldogs took an 8-4 lead before Burns got back to within one on a tip shot by Baylee Hanner. The Bulldogs stretched the lead back to three and were on the verge of victory, up 14-11.

Burns then got a side-out, and scored the next two points to tie the game at 14-14.

After Nyssa won the next point, the Hilanders rebounded once again, scoring the next three points, including the game-winner on a block by Siegner, to win the match.

Siegner pounded out 35 kills in the match, Hanner added eight and Jordan Long six.

McConnell led the team in assists with 45.

Defensively, Burns racked up 82 digs in the match, led by McConnell with 22, Siegner 21 and Erika Bentz 20.

Long was the team leader in blocks, finishing with seven.

The Burns JV and freshmen / sophomore teams both won their matches in two games.

On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Hilanders took part in the Just in Time Tournament at Henley High School.

In pool play, the Hilanders split their first match with Bonanza 21-14, 17-21, split with Klamath Union 10-21, 21-14 and split with Henley 23-21, 19-21.

The first round in bracket play was a rematch with Henley, and Burns lost to the Hornets 25-14, 22-25, 12-15.

In their final match of the day, the Hilanders topped Klamath Union 25-12, 25-11 to finish third in the tournament.

The Hilanders play at Ridgeview on Thursday, Oct. 11.

Vicki Lee Hughes 1949–2012

Posted on October 10th in Obituaries

Vicki Lee Hughes died Sept. 25 at her home in Burns.

Vicki was born April 24, 1949, to Jim and Gladys Gardner in Burns.

Vicki and her family resided in Drewsey for many years before moving to Redmond.

Vicki married Robert Dean Hughes on Dec. 24, 1968. The couple resided in Redmond before moving to Klamath Falls. They then moved to Burns, where they lived for the past 16 years.

Vicki liked sewing and talking with family and friends. She is most remembered by family and friends for her great cooking.

She is survived by her husband, Robert D. Hughes; daughters, Jennifer Hughes and Deanna Wilson both of Burns; grandchildren, Travis Hatley of La Grande, Samantha and Candace Hatley of Klamath Falls and Kevin and Robert Hughes of Burns.

A private memorial service will be held in Burns by family and friends.

Contributions in Vicki’s name can be made in care of LaFollette’s Chapel to Harney County Home Health & Hospice or The Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Patricia Dee Foulon 1940–2012

Posted on October 10th in Obituaries

Patricia Dee Foulon, 71, died at home on Sept. 30 from ovarian cancer.

Pat was born Nov. 26, 1940, in Klamath Falls to Edward and Dorothy (Anderson) Foulon.

She graduated from Medford High School in 1959 and was employed by First Interstate Bank of Oregon for 32 years.

Upon retirement, she did childcare for 18 years, and it was her most rewarding time.

Pat is survived by her mother, Dorothy Crandall of Klamath Falls; her life companion, John Leehmann of Burns; son, Scott (wife Lizzie and daughter Emily) Foulon of Lincoln, England; brothers and their wives, Ray and Linda Foulon of Medford and Bill and Robin Foulon of Klamath Falls; sisters and their husbands, Carol and Mark Chaney of Troutdale, Rene and Gary Borden of Prineville and Annette Anhorn of Portland; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and two special friends, Deanna Russell of Medford and Bobbi Jo Heany of Burns.

Pat was preceded in death by her father, Edward Foulon.

No services will be held, but there will be a family celebration of life in the spring.

Contributions in Pat’s memory may be made to Harney County Hospice.

LaFollette’s Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Dennis L. Deiter 1947-2012

Posted on August 29th in Obituaries

Dennis L. Deiter, 64, died on Aug. 11 at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Grand Junction, Colo., on Nov. 6, 1947, to Edwin James and Pearline Ann (Nichols) Deiter. He attended grade school in Colorado and Burns, graduating from Burns High School in 1965.

After graduation, he joined the Navy for two years and continued his military career with the National Guard. He joined the Army in 1969, serving three tours in Vietnam as a tracker dog handler. He returned home and rejoined the National Guard, retiring in 1992.

On Aug. 18, 1972, he married Novell and had two sons. Upon returning home from the Army he went to work for Edward Hines Lumber Company, working there for eight years. He attended schools in Klamath Falls and Eugene, working toward a degree in diesel mechanics. He worked for Harney County Farm Supply before going to work for Tecton Laminates in 1987, then Louisiana Pacific Corporation until his retirement in 2007.

He loved to spend time with his sons and grandchildren hunting, fishing and camping every chance he got.

He loved to attend all sporting events that his sons and grandchildren participated in.
He was an active member of the American Legion Post #63, and since 2007, he enjoyed driving for the VA Clinic taking local veterans to Boise for doctor appointments.

Dennis is survived by his wife of 40 years, Novell; sons, Chris and wife Windi of John Day and Nick and wife Bonnie of Fortuna, Calif.; sisters, Vivian and husband Brent Drury and Lana and husband Robert Barber; grandchildren, Rachelle, Kyler, Zack, Cole, Kylynn, Brandin and Taylor; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Pearl Deiter; brothers, Eugene, Ron and James; and sister, Karen.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Aug. 17, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church with military honors. Donations in Dennis Deiter’s memory may be made to the American Legion Post #63 or the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in care of LaFollette’s Chapel, PO Box 488, Burns, OR 97720.

www.lafolletteschapel.com to send condolences to the family by signing the guest book. LaFollette’s Chapel was in charge of funeral arrangements.

  2012 Steens Rim Run Results 
Place    Name                    City             Age     Group        Sex    Time
1    Chas Biederman    Hines, OR        26    1st-20-29        M    0:48:29
2    Nick Miller        Hines, OR        33    1st-30-39        M    0:49:20
3    Nathan Banet    Burns, OR        23    2nd-20-29        M    0:53:15
4    Rene Villagrana    Hines, OR        30    2nd-30-39        M    0:53:20
5    Andrew Kelm    Medford, OR    39    3rd-30-39        M    0:53:25
6    Barry Dew        Baker City, OR    47    1st-40-49        M    0:54:27
7    Dakota Pittullo    Princeton, OR    15    1st-13-15        M    0:56:47
8    Kate MacTavish    Corvallis, OR    49    1st-40-49        F    0:58:03
9    Ron Bennett    Lake Oswego, OR    60    1st-60-69        M    0:59:01
10    Michael Norton    Hot Springs, SD    27    3rd-20-29        M    0:59:20
11    Troy Hooker        Hines, OR        50    1st-50-59        M    1:00:00
12    Michael Burri    Hines, OR        28            M    1:01:21
13    Ted Hervoigt    Eugene, OR    43    2nd-40-49        M    1:01:48
14    Brad Noyes        Central Point, OR    36            M    1:02:59
15    Matson Gahley    Burns, OR        17    1st-16-19        M    1:03:21
16    Darbie Kemper    Hines, OR        30    1st-30-39        F    1:03:55
17    Jake White        Hines, OR        17    2nd-16-19        M    1:04:13
18    Michael Sturn    Seattle, WA        29            M    1:04:24
19    Eric Wright        Bend, OR        44    3rd-40-49        M    1:04:36
20    Seth Jordan        Portland, OR    40            M    1:04:46
21    Jason Brewer    Burns, OR        40            M    1:05:26
22    Kurt Mortland    Bend, OR        45            M    1:05:45
23    Russ West        Imbler, OR        59    2nd-50-59        M    1:06:10
24    Payden Paramore    Hines, OR        16    3rd-16-19        M    1:06:15
25    John Barry        Eugene, OR    60    2nd-60-69        M    1:07:02
26    Jon Thompson     Seattle, WA        43            M    1:07:38
27    Mike Carl        Portland, OR    39            M    1:07:42
28    Madison Winn    Hines, OR        16    1st-16-19        F    1:07:59
29    Joey VanLewven    Imbler, OR        48            M    1:08:24
30    Dan Bartell        Woodinville, WA    40            M    1:09:13
31    Rex Pittullo        Coos Bay, OR    40            M    1:09:30
32    Ashley Schouviller    Burns, OR        21    1st-20-29        F    1:09:33
33    Leon Neuschwander    Burns, OR        59    3rd-50-59        M    1:10:23
34    Mark Vickery    McMinnville, OR    48            M    1:10:43
35    Cindy Sloan        Joseph, OR        55    1st-50-59        F    1:11:20
36    Paul Weil        Hines, OR        32            M    1:12:27
37    Justin Brown    Bend, OR        33            M    1:12:33
38    Lydia Neuman    The Dallas, OR    24    2nd-20-29        F    1:13:24
39    Bret Bossuot    Hines, OR        26            M    1:13:42
40    Andy Chillrud    Saratoga Springs, NV    51            M    1:13:55
41    Matt Meskill        Portland, OR    49            M    1:13:57
42    Georgi Douglas    Bend, OR        55    2nd-50-59        F    1:13:58
43    Doula VanLewven    Imbler, OR        47    2nd-40-49        F    1:14:10
44    Cynthia Morris    Cove, OR        53    3rd-50-59        F    1:14:10
45    Eric Bush        Canyon City, OR    40            M    1:14:26
46    Aaron Placher    Cornelius, OR    25            M    1:14:43
47    David Noyes    Central Point, OR    40            M    1:14:43
48    Deon Chillard    Grants Pass, OR    16            M    1:15:13
49    Richard Thompson    Mt. Vernon, OR    65    3rd-60-69        M    1:15:41
50    Ken Kendall        Klamath Falls, OR    62            M    1:16:43
51    Sarah Bush        Canyon City, OR    39    2nd-20-29        F    1:17:06
52    Ty Volle        Burns, OR        31            M    1:17:26
53    Rick Saenz        Bend, OR        50            M    1:17:41
54    Terrence Clark    West Linn, OR    56            M    1:18:34
55    Sheila Comer    Canyon City, OR    39    3rd-30-39        F    1:18:36
56    Steve Starkey    Salem, OR        62            M    1:18:54
57    Dani Gregg        Burns, OR        28    3rd-20-29        F    1:19:05
58    Gary Miller        Hines, OR        61            M    1:19:10
59    Thomas Bischoff    Portland, OR    65            M    1:19:18
60    Mike Cantaloub    West Richland, WA    48            M    1:19:24
61    Lora Tennant    Corvallis, OR    29            F    1:19:28
62    Bob Rogers        Dallas, OR        51            M    1:19:51
63    Andi Brown        Bend, OR        32            F    1:20:26
64    Tee Voigt        Prairie City, OR    54            F    1:20:34
65    Shannon Davis    John Day, OR    27            F    1:20:39
66    Stefanie White    Payette, ID        46    3rd-40-49        F    1:21:45
67    Eric Thompson    Seattle, WA        14            M    1:22:10
68    Mark Hershey    Payette, ID        53            M    1:22:26
69    Ed Newcomb    Portland, OR    66            M    1:22:38
70    Ruth Ann Clark    Bend, OR        55            F    1:22:50
71    Stan Tellin        Beaverton, OR    51            M    1:23:25
72    Melissa Towers    Vale, OR        43            F    1:23:34
73    Mandi Hoyt        Burns, OR        37            F    1:25:09
74    Tammy McKenna    Mt. Vernon, OR    51            F    1:25:13
75    Larry Holloway    Lakeview, OR    58            M    1:25:18
76    Kimberly Theall     Hines, OR        34            F    1:26:00
77    Lawerence Chillrud    Tappan, NV        14    3rd-13-15        M    1:26:09
78    Steve Kowing    Canyon City, OR    47            M    1:26:42
79    Terry Frye        West Richland, WA    48            F     1:26:43
80    Charlotte Hartwig    Salem, OR        65            M    1:26:57
81    Dave Noyes        Central Point, OR    62            M    1:27:33
82    Lisa Grant        Hines, OR        30            F    1:27:54
83    Flavia Cooke    Hines, OR        29            F    1:28:09
84    Ciera Jones        Lakeview, OR    25            F    1:28:13
85    Rick Thompson    Boise, ID        59            M    1:28:20
86    Drew Robertson    Corvallis, OR    59            M    1:28:36
87    Dana Ketcher     Burns, OR        25            F    1:28:53
88    Anne Kness        Hines, OR        55            F    1:29:16
89    Jessica English    Hines, OR        31            F    1:29:16
90    Monique Noyes    Central Point, OR    36            F    1:29:46
91    Russ Comer    Canyon City, OR    39            M    1:29:48
92    Bradly Gerbing     Corvallis, OR    23            M    1:30:34
93    Jessica Wheeler    Burns, OR        21            F    1:30:43
94    Kristy Creed    Klamath Falls, OR    47            F    1:31:59
95    Sally Jackson    Tualatin, OR    49            F    1:32:30
96    Janellrae Matchett    Klamath Falls, OR    51            F    1:32:43
97    McKenzi Hoyt    Burns, OR        11    1st-Und. 12        F    1:33:07
98    Rachel Duhn    Burns, OR        12    2nd-Und. 12        F    1:34:10
99    Frank Duhn        Burns, OR        45            M    1:34:12
100    Rexford Hubbard    Boise, ID        42            M    1:35:01
101    Craig Zuger        Dallas, OR        56            M    1:37:43
102    George Biederman    Wilmette, IL        61            M    1:38:14
103    Vic Burri        Boring, OR        60            M    1:38:44
104    Aimee Allison    Sonora, CA        39            F    1:38:56
105    Mary Gregg        Burns, OR        23            F    1:40:02
106    Jodi Shaw        Portland, OR    44            F    1:40:21
107    Eddie Vitale        Portland, OR    50            M    1:40:48
108    Cindy Vitale     Portland, OR    53            F    1:40:48
109    Nick Taylor        Ontario, CA        32            M    1:40:49
110    Hunter Kemper    Hines, OR        7    1st-Und. 12        M    1:41:36
111    Kaeko Blackburn    Burns, OR        46            F    1:41:36
112    Garret Blackburn    Burns, OR        15            M    1:41:37
113    Clint Jackson     Boxton, OR        34            M    1:42:30
114    Jim Smith        Hines, OR        59            M    1:42:50
115    Lucy Charles     Tappan, NY        46            F    1:42:50
116    Lauren Noyes    Central Point, OR    11    3rd-Und. 12        F    1:43:20
117    Leo Chillrud        Tappan, NY        12    2nd-Und. 12        M    1:47:53
118    Steve Chillrud    Tappan, NY        49            M    1:47:57
119    Steve Greening    Bend, OR        64            M    1:48:33
120    Devin Pittullo    Princeton, OR    13            M    1:49:14
121    Haylee Jackson    Buxton, OR        10            F    1:49:20
122    Peyton Neault    Prairie City, OR    9    3rd-Und. 12        M    1:49:49
123    Pete Cadeua    Burns, OR        34            M    1:50:22
124    Bernadine Saenz    Bend, OR        50            F    1:51:53
125    Parker Neault    Prairie City, OR    8            M    1:52:59
126    Annette Hogue    Oregon City, OR    56            F    1:53:07
127    Kye Lee Peterson    Sherwood, OR    63    2nd-60-69        F    1:54:17
128    Bill McCracken     Portland, OR    68            M    1:56:55
129    Easton Kemper    Hines, OR        6            M    2:06:47
130    Adam Kemper    Hines, OR        35            M    2:06:48
131    Anna Thompson    Seattle, WA        11            F    2:08:02
132    Courtney Nolta    John Day, OR    34            F    2:08:34
133    Daniel Chillrud     Niskayuna, NY    9            M    2:15:35
134    Elisabeth Chillrud     Niskayuna, NY    12            F    2:15:35
135    Hannah Noyes    Central Point, OR    9            F    2:17:48
136    Kaitlyn Noyes    Central Point, OR    11            F    2:17:49
137    Colton Noyes     Central Point, OR    11            M    2:19:47
138    Renae Noyes    Central Point, OR    60            F    2:19:48
139    Leah Comer    Central Point, OR    9            F    2:19:53
140    Raimi Nolta        John Day, OR    10            M    2:20:00
141    Andrea Comer    Canyon City, OR    11            F    2:20:01

2012 Steens Rim Walk Results 
Place    Name               City               Age    Group       Sex    Time
1    Kevin Luckini    Sisters, OR        48    1st-40-49    M    1:19:00
2    David Fisher    John Day, OR    47    2nd-40-49    M    1:21:10
3    Sue Herringshaw    Burns, OR        50    1st-50-59    F    1:23:04
4    Rod Klus        Hines, OR        44    3rd-40-49    M    1:24:03
5    JR Toelle        Burns, OR        26    1st-20-29    M    1:24:05
6    Charmarie Bradach    Burns, OR        41    1st-40-49    F    1:24:30
7    Cloyd Robinson    Bend, OR        61    1st-60-69    M    1:26:00
8    Jeri Billingsley    Winnemucca, NV    52    2nd-50-59    F    1:26:02
9    Jill Andrews        Eugene, OR    43    2nd-40-49    F    1:26:12
10    Tammy Pollock    Winnemucca, NV    51    3rd-50-59    F    1:26:29
11    Isaias Zerufael    Portland, OR    18    1st-16-19    M    1:26:42
12    Tim Rines        Ontario, OR        48        M    1:27:30
13    Taylor Klus        Hines, OR        14    1st-13-15    M    1:27:45
14    William Jaques    Burns, OR        65    2nd-60-69    M    1:27:51
15    Blaine Hayes    Joseph, OR        47        M    1:29:08
16    Dale Helvoight    Eugene, OR    13    1st-13-15    F    1:29:33
17    Rick Vetter        Hines, OR        57    1st-50-59    M    1:30:51
18    Stephanie Williams    John Day, OR    38    1st-30-39    F    1:31:12
19    Tekeste Zerufael    Portland, OR    50    2nd-50-59    M    1:32:12
20    Doug Story        John Day, OR    51    3rd-50-59    M    1:32:58
21    Bernie Steininger    Vancouver, BC    66    3rd-60-69    M    1:33:07
22    Sarah Brosier    Bend, OR        52        F    1:33:38
23    Nicholas Winfrey    Mt. Vernon, OR    42        M    1:33:44
24    Helen Shepard    Bend, OR        60    1st-60-69    F    1:33:48
25    Reinaldo Cooke    Hines, OR        33    1st-30-39    M    1:34:29
26    Reese Shepard    Bend, OR        66        M    1:34:30
27    Tyler Fenton    Burns, OR        21    2nd-20-29    M    1:34:32
28    Joan Suther        Hines, OR        55        F    1:35:01
29    Troy Ansell        Corvallis, OR    29    3rd-20-29    M    1:35:16
30    Aleta Nafus        Hines, OR        31    2nd-30-39    F    1:35:17
31    Bill Martinak    Stayton, OR        60        M    1:35:18
32    William Cunningham    Bend, OR        63        M    1:35:25
33    Shawn Cray        Burns, OR        48        M    1:35:54
34    Ana Andueza    Portland, OR    48    3rd-40-49    F    1:36:00
35    Tara Martinak    Hines, OR        32    3rd-30-39    F    1:36:07
36    Gwen Haigh    Crane, OR        49        F    1:36:12
37    Elaine Livran    Canyon City, OR    56        F    1:36:37
38    Fenny Roberts    Salem, OR        59        F    1:36:57
39    Susan Sugai    Fairbanks, AK    63    2nd-60-69    F    1:37:31
40    Kimberly Noyes    Central Point, OR    30        F    1:37:33
41    Fred Barstad    Enterprise, OR    64        M    1:37:47
42    Kim Hayes        McMinnville, OR    37        F    1:38:00
43    Colleen Allen    Portland, OR    42        F    1:38:02
44    Tom Sharp        Burns, OR        60        M    1:38:18
45    Codi Peila        Burns, OR        31        F    1:38:52
46    Ryan Peila        Burns, OR        35    2nd-30-39    M    1:38:53
47    Duane Neuschwander    Burns, OR        60        M    1:39:25
48    Gina Barry        Canyon City, OR    50        F    1:39:45
49    Danielle Barry    Canyon City, OR    23    1st-20-29    F    1:39:46
50    Byron Hayes    McMinnville, OR    41        M    1:40:13
51    Hailey Boethin    Canyon City, OR    35        F    1:40:14
52    Andy Carrillo    Bend, OR        30    3rd-30-39    M    1:40:23
53    Julie Neuschwander    Shedd, OR        24    2nd-20-29    F    1:41:17
54    John Livran        Canyon City, OR    51        M    1:41:23
55    David Cray        Hines, OR        46        M    1:41:30
56    Michelle Gall    Eugene, OR    41        F    1:42:06
57    Reeve Helvoight    Eugene, OR     7    1st-Und. 12    F    1:42:06
58    Sherrie Ellson    Hines, OR        52        F    1:42:28
59    Pat Sharp        Burns, OR        60    3rd-60-69    F    1:42:37
60    Autumn Larkin    Hines, OR        34        F    1:42:44
61    John Herbik        Bend, OR        48        M    1:43:22
62    Anna Marie Kahn    John Day, OR    47        F    1:44:17
63    Charlene Morris    John Day, OR    60        F    1:44:19
64    Tori Fenton        Hines, OR        40        F    1:46:53
65    Chad Boyd        Burns, OR        45        M    1:47:41
66    Thomas Boyd    Burns, OR        9    1st-Und. 12    M    1:47:42
67    Bonnie Wood    Boise, ID        59        F    1:47:47
68    Rebecca Thein    Burns, OR        50        F    1:48:48
69    Eric Townsend    Bend, OR        33        M    1:48:57
70    Kimberly Nealut    Prarie City, OR    28    3rd-20-29    F    1:49:34
71    Halle Robertson    Crane, OR        13    2nd-13-15    F    1:49:40
72    Traci Robertson    Crane, OR        42        F    1:49:46
73    Amy Smith        Crane, OR        36        F    1:49:47
74    Bob Conklin        Hines, OR        39        M    1:51:01
75    Lauri Conklin    Hines, OR        45        F    1:51:02
76    Chris Boyd        Burns, OR        11    2nd-Und. 12    M    1:51:05
77    Amy Smith        Burns, OR        43        F    1:51:07
78    Jamie Meskill    Portland, OR    53        F    1:51:23
79    Maureen O’Connor    Portland, OR    56        F    1:51:44
80    Wayne Sugai    Corvallis, OR    60        M    1:52:16
81    Jan Keil        John Day, OR    53        F    1:52:49
82    Kathy Cray        Aurora, CO        48        F    1:53:25
83    Chris Brophy    Bend, OR        52        F    1:53:30
84    Amy Peterson    Union, OR        41        F    1:53:38
85    Jeff Peterson    Beaverton, OR    52        M    1:53:39
86    Elane Mace        Burns, OR        18    1st-16-19    F    1:56:02
87    Anna Masterson    Burns, OR        22        F    1:56:03
88    Elaine Rybak    Portland, OR    31        F    1:57:05
89    Rebecca Neault    Boise, ID        36        F    1:57:33
90    Linda Bafford    Sisters, OR        50        F    1:58:37
91    Julie Weikell        Princeton, OR    66        F    1:58:49
92    Sandy Ott        Pendleton, OR    63        F    1:58:54
93    Somer Bauer    Hines, OR        34        F    1:58:55
94    Patty Wilde        Portland, OR    33        F    1:58:55
95    Tammy Wheeler    Hines, OR        49        F    1:59:10
97    Sheila Holloway    Lakeview, OR    55        F    2:00:03
98    Marty Thayer    Seattle, WA        49        F    2:02:13
99    Doug Smith        John Day, OR    67        M    2:02:13
100    Raven Wing        Princeton, OR    63        F    2:02:44
101    Debby Miller    Princeton, OR    65        F    2:02:44
102    Sierra Whitlow    Philomath, OR    34        F    2:02:47
103    Julia Sharp        Burns, OR        32        F    2:02:47
104    George Koffler    Hermiston, OR    61        M    2:04:15
105    Lisa Sceirine    Hines, OR        51        F    2:04:28
106    Mandy DeCroo    Burns, OR        26        F    2:06:22
107    Harry Dudley    Portland, OR    52        M    2:08:27
108    Liz Watson        Oregon City, OR    61        F    2:09:08
109    Curt Rymer        Bend, OR        60        M    2:09:21
110    Michael Harris    Bend, OR        53        M    2:09:32
111    Jacqueline Kinsey    Salem, OR        64        F    2:11:32
112    Kathy Dapcic    Portland, OR    54        F    2:16:04
113    Alexis Hoyt        Burns, OR        9    2nd-Und. 12    F    2:23:42
114    Chi Akiyama    Japan        12    2nd-Und. 12    F    2:23:42
115    Chase Winters    Redmond, OR    17    2nd-1619    M    2:23:51
116    Chris Winters    Redmond, OR    42        M    2:23:51
117    Ashleigh Sohmoder    Bend, OR        28        F    2:25:19
118    Stefani Carrillo    Bend, OR        28        F    2:27:54
119    Gordon Choate    Hines, OR        65        M    2:28:33
120    Becky Winters    Redmond, OR    38        F    2:36:23
121    Isla Carl        Portland, OR    42        F    2:36:24
122    Marsha Wilson            59        F    2:36:45
123    Barbara Rothgeb    Burns, OR        52        F    2:36:52
124    Beth Spell        John Day, OR    63        F    2:37:04
125    Jim Spell        John Day, OR    65        M    2:37:04
126    Sally Hendry    Burns, OR        77    1st-70+    F    2:38:36

By Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

The Oregon Geographic Names Board (OGNB) held their summer meeting in Burns on Saturday, June 23, to discuss possible name changes in Harney and Malheur counties, as well as several other locations in the state.

President Sharon Nesbit reminded those in attendance that OGNB is an advisory board to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) and the BGN makes the final decisions on name changes or replacements.

During the public comment period of the meeting, several people spoke out against the proposed name changes in Harney and Malheur counties. The changes would remove the word “squaw” from each location while at the same time re-naming the location with a proposal from the Burns Paiute Tribe in their native language.

Some opposed to the changes felt the re-naming could hinder emergency situations, such as a Search and Rescue Operation.

Others felt that pronouncing the names could be problematic.

Greg Smith of Keizer, who also owns property between John Day and Baker City, stated that the OGNB was in error when they claimed that the word “squaw” must be eliminated because of a state law. “That is not true,” Smith said. “There is no mandate to get rid of that word and you’re confusing people. You need to step back and figure out what is law and what is not.”

Smith added that 44 other proposals were submitted by the public and they were all rejected by the board in favor of the tribal proposals.

The tribal requests are a response to 2001 Oregon legislative action calling for the elimination of the word “squaw” from Oregon’s place names.

Diane Teeman, a member of the Burns Paiute Tribal Council, said that the tribe was removed from the area in the late 19th century and had little or no input on geographic names despite the fact that they had lived in the area for centuries. “I appreciate that the name ‘squaw’ is to be removed,” Teeman said. “And the proposed names will continue to reflect our tribal history.”

Nesbit told the board that there were initially seven names up for consideration in Harney County, but they had received two new name proposals from property owners so they would not be acting on those two locations until the new proposals could be considered.

The board discussed whether they should recommend the tribal names or the English translation. Some felt that pronunciation of the names would be a hindrance, while others were somewhat offended by the idea of using the translation.

Teeman explained that the name proposals had been researched by tribal elders and the names were common-use names, most often derived from events or the visual aspect.

When it came to a vote, the OGNB voted to recommend the five name changes to the BGN. Those names are: Kaiba agai Creek (Mountain Trout Creek); Puhi-Pane Na-De Flat (pretty Blue Flat); Puhi-Pane Na-De Lake (Pretty Blue Lake); WogonagaT potso-na Flat (Whispering Pine Flat); and WogonagaT potso-na Spring (Whispering Pine Spring).

As for the 14 proposed changes in Malheur County, a motion was made to wait until the OGNB meeting in November to make a decision to see if any other proposals came in.

Several board members felt that people have had since 2001 to submit proposals and a delay wasn’t needed.

The board voted against delaying the recommendations and then voted in favor of sending them on to the BGN.

The board also voted to recommend one other name replacement, Téemux Creek, in Wallowa County. Other recommendations included High Lakes Pass in Klamath County, Little Elk Creek in Jackson County and Shadley Spring in Wasco County.

Carol Dunten of Drewsey asked the board to consider returning the Bartlett Spring name to what is now known as O’Toole Spring. The board agreed to gather more information before their winter meeting.

The board also deferred any action on the proposed name of “Silvertip Peak” in Wallowa County.

Nisbet announced that the group’s winter meeting was tentatively scheduled for Nov. 3 in Clackamas County.

Bill Myers, 64, of Klamath Falls died unexpectedly May 9 after launching his beloved drift boat on the Rogue River near Shady Cove.

He was born Jan. 24, 1948, in Corvallis to Doris and John Myers. He enjoyed a childhood full of camping trips, fishing, basketball, tennis and many other outdoor activities. He graduated from Corvallis High in 1966 and Oregon State with a degree in range management in 1971.

After college, Bill entered the Peace Corps and enjoyed his work in the deserts of Iran for more than two years.

Afterward he became a Farsi translator in Washington, D.C., and later on worked for the Earth Satellite Company doing remote sensing and mapping in California.

In 1979 he met the love of his life in Manhattan Beach, Calif., Margaret Ellen Hickey. Two years later they wed and shortly afterward moved to Eastern Oregon where Bill took a job working for the Soil Conservation Service as a district conservationist.

They made their home for the next 31 years in Eastern Oregon with stops in Heppner, Burns and Klamath Falls.

During this time they started a family and had three children, Alice, James and John. Bill loved being a father and spent years traveling all over the west coast for his children’s swim meets, basketball camps, football games, volleyball matches and track meets.

As anyone who knew Bill already knows, he loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was an avid sports fan and always cheered for the Hornets, Grizzlies and, of course, “The Beavs.”

Bill also enjoyed traveling, both worldwide and statewide. Family trips included Mexico, Pesca Maya, Hawaii, South Africa, Alaska, Turkey, New Zealand and the Florida Keys. But it was his Oregon backyard that he loved the most, Steens Mountain, Rogue River, Deschutes River, Paulina Lake, Cape Lookout, Gold Beach, Mt. Bachelor, and the coastal rivers full of salmon and steelhead.

Most of all, Bill enjoyed sharing all of these experiences with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Margee Myers; daughter, Alice Rhoades, and son-in-law, Brad Rhoades; sons, James and John Myers; father, John Myers; sister, Janis Halsey, and brother-in-law, Mark Halsey; and brother, Robert Myers, and sister-in-law Patti Myers.

A memorial service was held at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at Pius X Catholic Church in Klamath Falls May 14.

Paul John Arritola 1942-2012

Posted on April 11th in Obituaries

Paul John Arritola, 69,  died Sunday, April 1, in Klamath Falls.

He was born Sept.16, 1942, in Jordan Valley to Paul and Felicia (Madariga) Arritola. He graduated from Jordan Valley High School in 1960.

He was active in his community, a familiar face in sports and rodeo social circles. Known to many for his larger-than-life personality with his quiet demeanor and strong opinions. His voice will be missed in many arenas in many states.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Dan.

He is survived by his three sisters, four children and 11 grandchildren.

A celebration of life memorial service was held  April 7 at the Klamath County Fairgrounds in the John Hancock  Event Center. A separate service was held in Jordan Valley  April 9 in the elementary school with concluding services, at the Jordan Valley Cemetery.

His family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in his name to Oregon High School Rodeo Association and to Klamath Falls Junior Rodeo group. Flahiff Funeral Chapels, 208-459-0833, is in charge of the arrangements.

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