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).


Zora E. Retherford 1916-2014

Posted on October 1st in Obituaries

OBIT Retherford webZora E. Retherford, 97, passed away Sept. 10 at Ashley Manor.

Zora was born Dec. 18, 1916, in Banks to Joseph Lloyd Berry and Harriet Margaret Aydelott Berry.

Zora was the oldest of six children born to Joseph and Harriet, and she also had a half-brother that was older.

Zora grew up in the Willamette Valley, and as a child, worked in hop yards, peach orchards, and always helped with big vegetable gardens grown by her parents to feed their family. Even though they lived through the depression, they never felt deprived.

Zora attended Hopville grade school and finished eighth grade with the highest state average in Polk County, 97 percent. Zora graduated from Independence High School in 1935 as the valedictorian of her class. Zora received a state scholarship to Oregon State College and graduated in 1939 from the school of home economics with a bachelor of science degree. Her first teaching certificate was for junior high, high school and junior college. Zora loved school and would have gone to school all her life if she could have. She attended summer school and took correspondent courses to advance her teaching certificate.

Zora took her first teaching job in the fall of 1939 at Crane. Being from the green Willamette Valley, when she arrived in Crane she thought she’d died and gone to hell, the sagebrush and dust just about did her in, and her nose dripped for the next 75 years. Zora soon fell in love with the people in Harney County, and was glad to call it home.

Zora married Kenneth W. Retherford June 10, 1940 in Crane, and they were married 50-plus years. They had three children, Linda May, Kenneth Dale and Susan Gail.

Zora taught school for 24 years. She taught in Crane, Perrydale, John Day and Burns. While in Perrydale, she started the first school lunch program and it was very successful. In her career as a teacher, she taught home economics, science, girls P.E., world history, geography, typing I, bookkeeping, English, and fifth and sixth grade classes. One of her favorite classes was boys home economics in junior high. During her teaching career, Zora was also active in many organizations: BPW (Business and Professional Women), OEA (Oregon Education Association), Delta Kappa Gamma, 4-H, Brownies, and taught FHA (Future Homemakers of America).

After retiring, Zora and husband, Ken, traveled a lot. They went on a cruise to Alaska, they went to Hawaii, they were snowbirds in the winter months, going to Mexico and Arizona in their motor home. They also went to Oklahoma, where Ken’s family was from. That was Ken’s last trip, as he passed away in 1991.

After Ken’s passing, Zora wanted to return to the Willamette Valley to spend time with her brothers and sisters. So, Zora moved into a mobile home park in Monmouth, where her two sisters lived. They had a great time together for the next seven or eight years. When they had also passed, Zora wanted to return home to Harney County for the rest of her years.

Zora moved into The Aspens, but soon became bored. She needed dirt to dig in. Everywhere Zora lived was always covered with flowers and gardens. There was no dirt to dig in or plant anything at The Aspens. In 2000, at the age of 84, Zora and her daughter, Sue, bought a 102-year-old house on the hill by the library. For the next eight to nine years, Zora enjoyed fixing up the beautiful house and yard. In 2001, she received the beautification award from the Sunrise Garden Club. There was a lot of work done on the house and yard, but it was very rewarding and fun for Zora. At the age of 90-plus, there was a party to celebrate the house work (the upstairs had finally been finished after 109 years), and an early birthday for Zora.

Zora enjoyed the house and yard, but her dementia was taking its toll, so she had to move to Dutch Apple. She was there a year or so and they closed, so she then moved to Ashley Manor, where she lived until her passing.

Zora loved her family most of all, and spent a lot of time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Zora is survived by son, Kenneth, and wife, Randy; daughter, Sue, and husband, Tiny; brother, Larry, and wife, Jan; grandchildren, J.D. Tschunko, and wife, Lisa, Michelle Tye and husband, Steve, Sheree Retherford, Crystal Fretwell and husband, Kenny; great-grandchildren, Caden Tschunko, Amber and Stevie Tye, Jordie Collingwood, Ledger Tye, Hailey Vinson, Leland and Naomi Fretwell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Harriet; half-brother, Lionel; sisters, Ella and Marilyn; brothers, George and Dale; husband, Kenneth; and daughter, Linda.

A Celebration of Life for Zora was held Saturday, Sept. 27. Donations in her memory may be made to the Sunrise Garden Club.


OBIT UgaldebwAdolpho David Ugalde, 84, passed away of natural causes Sept. 7 at his home in McDermitt, Nev.

Adolpho was born March 22, 1930, in Winnemucca, Nev.

He was the eighth of eight children born to Juan Antonio Ugalde and Paula Maria Erquiaga Ugalde.  He started school in Kings River Valley at the Nine Mile Ranch and completed the eighth grade in Orovada, Nev. He lived at the Buffalo Ranch with his Tia and Tio while he was in school. He worked at the Quinn River Ranch and at home at the Nine Mile Ranch until he went to serve in Korea from Sept. 19, 1951, to June 18, 1953, where he earned the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, National Defense, Rifleman Cross, and Infantry medals.

Adolpho came home from Korea and worked for numerous ranches throughout Nevada and Oregon. He met the love of his life, Elsie, and they were married on March 21, 1960. They enjoyed 48 years together. When Adolpho married Elsie, he became the father of her three children, Connie, Ken and Dave. Adolpho loved his new family very much. On Aug. 1, 1961 his son, Kap, was born.

Adolpho worked on many ranches from Paradise Valley, Nev. to Frenchglen. He was known for making some of the finest bridle horses in the country, and was often referred to as “The Prince A Horseback.”

In 1983, he went to work for McDermitt Mine, living in McDermitt, Nev. Then he went to work for Amax mine, where he worked until his retirement in 1995.

Adolpho loved branding calves, fishing, and spending time with his kids, grandchildren, and many friends. We will all cherish the great stories and memories that we have.

Adolpho is survived by his son, Kap A. Ugalde and Cathy of Fields; Connie Burlile and Les of Emmett, Idaho, Kenny Holloway of Kuna, Idaho, Dave Holloway of Emmett, Idaho; sisters-in-law, Sammie Ugalde and Donna Ugalde; grandchildren, Darcy Ugalde, Shane Ugalde, Tami Brutsman, Kelly McCraken, Raymond Smith,         Jamie Holloway, Kerri Bryant, Kyle Holloway,  Morgan Holloway, Kelsey Robinson, Kimberly Holloway; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews, and his many great friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie; parents, Antonio and Paula Ugalde; brothers, Jaime Ugalde, Emilio Ugalde, Theodore Ugalde and Daniel Ugalde; sisters, Helen Olson, Anne Mendieta and Aurelia Jones.

Adolpho requested no service. It was his wish to be cremated and be placed at one of his favorite spots where he loved to ride.


OBIT DickensonbwRonald Omar Dickenson, 58, passed away from heart failure Sept. 15 in Springfield.

Ron was born Aug. 2, 1956, in Burns to Earl and Kinuko (Kim) Dickenson. He attended Burns grade school and graduated from Burns Union High School in 1975. He married Becky Masson May 13, 1977, in Burns. Ron worked at the Edward Hines plywood mill for a few years before moving to Oakridge, then to Springfield, where he worked at Rosboro lumber Company until his death.

Ron loved his family, fishing, hunting and camping. He was a very generous, kind-hearted man with a great sense of humor and a quick wit. His broad, warm smile could be seen a mile away. His favorite camping spots were Steens Mountain, Spring Creek and Curry Garden Creek. He liked playing pinochle, and was usually on the winning team.

Ron is survived by his wife of 37 years, Becky; daughter, Crystal, and her husband, Tom Barto; son, Chad; three grandchildren, Joshua and Kayla Barto, and Cooper Dickenson, all of Springfield; mother, Kinuko (Kim) Dickenson; sisters, Janet Vinson of Burns and Ella Whiteaker of Hines; and brother David Dickenson of Burns.

He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Dickenson, in 1985.

A private memorial will be held in July in Burns.


Wednesday October 1

Posted on October 1st in Community Calendar

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

The Harney County Community Response Team (CRT) meets the first Wednesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Community Center, 484 N. Broadway. The CRT consists of anyone interested in what is going on in the county as it relates to business and industry. County, city and tribal leaders provide general information to the public regarding xisting programs and recruitment efforts.

High Desert Park and Recreation District board of directors meets the first Wednesday of each month in their office at Ponderosa Village, at 7 p.m.

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

Free cardio-kick classes are offered Wednesday evenings, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Faith Baptist Church. The classes are good for beginning to moderate workouts, and everyone is welcome. For more information call 541-573-7777.

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, 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 2

Posted on October 1st in Community Calendar

Burns Butte Sportsmen’s Club meets the first Thursday of each month at the State Office Building, 809 W. Jackson, 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.

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 3

Posted on October 1st 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.

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 4

Posted on October 1st in Community Calendar

The H.C. Arts & Crafts Association will meet Saturday, Oct. 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the courthouse basement meeting room. Fred Pelroy will lead a workshop on using watercolor pencils. Materials will be provided and the public is welcome to come and learn more about using this art medium. Contact Karen Hendrickson at 541-413-0124 for more information.

A Veterans lunch will be served at the Hampton Station Cafe the first Saturday of each month beginning March 1. RSVP  by calling Shelley at 541-420-0828.

Diabetes Support Group meets at the Harney County Health Building, 420 N. Fairview, the first Saturday of each month at 2 p.m.

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


Sunday October 5

Posted on October 1st in Community Calendar

Harney County Life Chain Committee invites you to support a nation-wide event by joining our 14th year, standing up for life. On Respect Life Sunday, Oct. 5, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. meet at Ruthie’s along Broadway Avenue. Life Chain is families and churches, uniting to show support for unborn children and their parents. This is a silent, prayerful witness to save lives and change hearts.  If you have questions, please call Sandra at 541-573-6059 or contact your local pastor.

A free community dinner 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. For more information, call 541-493-1987.

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


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