Letham finishes first in boys JV 5K

Sydnee Shelman of Burns closes in on the runner in front of her in the Oxford Classic JV race. (Submitted photo)

Sydnee Shelman of Burns closes in on the runner in front of her in the Oxford Classic JV race. (Submitted photo)

The Burns cross country teams traveled to Bend to compete in the junior varsity portion of the Oxford Classic on Friday, Oct. 3, and the Hilanders’ Daniel Letham brought home the gold from the men’s 5K race.

Letham finished first in a field of 158 runners with a time of 18:53.10.

Brandon Bingham of Burns wasn’t far behind, as he placed fourth with a time of 19:18.90.

The Hilanders’ Etienne Fischer finished in 25:18.80 and Brandon Emang ran a 27:34.20.

South Eugene placed first in the team standings with 23 points.

In the women’s 5K, Mary Letham was the top placer for Burns, finishing fifth with a time of 23:24.90. Sydnee Shelman came in eighth, (23.41.60) and Diana Camacho 21st (25:01.90). Kristen Desletts finished the race with a time of 34:44.40.

There were 123 runners in the women’s race, and South Eugene won the women’s team title with 17 points.

Burns will host their only home meet of the year Saturday, Oct. 11, at Idlewild.


Randall E. Rhines 1954-2014

Posted on October 8th in Obituaries

Randall E. Rhines, 59, passed away Sept. 26.

He was born Nov. 2, 1954, in Bremerton, Wash., to Robert and Vivian Rhines.

He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hiking, fishing, rock hunting and golfing. The highlight of his life was spending time with his grandson, Eli, taking walks and playing with trucks.

In his latter years, Randy got his wish of traveling in a motorhome and being a “snowbird.” He loved life, and family was his everything.

A service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at Sands RV Park, and will be followed by a potluck.

 


Verdalee Currey Cogburn passed away Sept. 29.

Verdalee was born August 1932 in Burns to Mildred and Judd Currey.

She graduated from Burns Union High School in 1950.

Verdalee is survived by her husband, Gordon Cogburn; their four children, sister, Jeanne Sink; brother, Donald Currey; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A service was held Oct. 5, at Good Shepherd Church in Boring.

Condolences may be sent to: Gordon Cogburn, 15292 SE Lostene Dive, Clackamas, OR 97015.

 


Gene Odam

Posted on October 8th in Obituaries

Gene Odam, 85, passed away Sept. 30, at Harney District Hospital in Burns.

Gene was born in Winona, Mo., to Art and Leone Odam. The family moved to Vernonia, where Gene lived until he was called by the Army to serve in the Korean War.

Gene made his living as a logger, and resided with his family in Brownsville for many years. He retired to Burns in 1994.

He is survived by his wife, Leslie; brother, Jack; daughter, Lisa and husband, Rick Gehrke; sons, Dan and Stan; as well as grandchildren and nieces.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bill and Myrl; sister, Helen; and son, Dave.

Gene will be buried next to his son, Dave, in a private cemetery in Brownsville.

LaFollette’s Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  Please visit www.lafolletteschapel.com and you can leave your condolences to the family.

 


Wednesday October 8

Posted on October 8th in Community Calendar

Burns City Council meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Burns City Hall, 242 S. Broadway, at 6 p.m.

The city of Burns Public Safety Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Burns Fire Hall.

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.

Christmas Cookie Prevention, a women’s fitness group will be held Wednesdays, Oct 15-Dec 17 at Faith Baptist Church, 777 Saginaw in Hines. A beginners fitness class will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and a moderate intensity class from 6:05 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. The classes are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Kara Nelson 541-589-3773.

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 9

Posted on October 8th in Community Calendar

The Casey Outreach Van is coming to Harney County. Brought to you by OHSU’s Casey Eye Institute and Harney District Hospital, they will provide free eye exams for low income and underinsured residents on Thursday, Oct. 9, at Harney District Hospital beginning at 8 a.m. Appointments will be made for pre-registered participants only. Call Kelly at HDH Family Care for more information or to get on the list.

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 10

Posted on October 8th in Community Calendar

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 11

Posted on October 8th in Community Calendar

The Burns Paiute Reservation Day, Prevention Powwow and Creator’s Game lacrosse tournament will be held Oct. 11-12 at Burns High School. Grand entries will be held at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 11 and at noon on Oct. 12. There will also be a free dinner for everyone at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.

The Harney County Radio Association meets every second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. in the basement meeting room of the Harney County Courthouse. All amateur radio operators and interested parties are welcome.

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


Sunday October 12

Posted on October 8th in Community Calendar

The Burns Paiute Reservation Day, Prevention Powwow and Creator’s Game lacrosse tournament will be held Oct. 11-12 at Burns High School. Grand entry will be held at noon on Oct. 12.

Steens Mountain Men hold a shoot the second Sunday of the month at noon at the shooting range on Radar Hill. Round ball and patch only, no inlines. For more information, contact Toni Brown 801-450-7064.

Oregon Old Time Fiddlers, District 9, holds a potluck and jam session the second Sunday of each month at Harney County Senior Center, 17 S. Alder, October through May at 1 p.m. with music and dancing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

A free community dinner, eat in or take out (no strings attached), will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal/Peace Lutheran Church at the corner of Diamond and A streets. Call 541-573-2802.

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


Monday October 13

Posted on October 8th in Community Calendar

A Grief Support Group is held the second and fourth Monday of each month by Harney County Hospice and Rev. Jean Hurst during the day as well as the evening. For more information, call Harney County Hospice, 541-573-8360.

The HHOPE board of directors meets the second Monday of the month at 5:15 p.m. in the conference room at 85 N. Date.

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.


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