Court selects Gregory Smith & Company LLC for economic development services

During its regular meeting on Aug. 2, the Harney County Court agreed to begin negotiating an economic development services contract with Gregory Smith & Company LLC of Heppner. The court also received proposals from PARC Resources, Greater Eastern Oregon Development Corporation (GEODC), and Denise Rose. All four applicants were interviewed by the court on July…

Grocery Outlet coming to Hines

A Grocery Outlet store will be opening in Hines this fall, offering shoppers an opportunity to purchase groceries at discounted prices. Dickerhoof Properties purchased a two-acre parcel next to Rite Aid in the Steens Mountain Plaza on Highway 20, and construction on the new building began in mid-July. Matt Dickerhoof, co-owner of Dickerhoof Properties and…

Carp Derby at MNWR draws a good crowd

Fifty-four participants tried their luck in this year’s Carp Derby held Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR). There were 34 carp caught, weighing a total of 213.5 pounds. The biggest fish caught was a 10-pounder. Winners of the “Most Fish Caught” contest were as follows: Ages 3-9 — Owen Kaino and…

Vernamae “Tootie” Z. Enquist 1941-2017

  Vernamae “Tootie”  Z. Enquist, 76, of 5 Cherokee Trail Naples, Fla., passed away July 31 at U.P. Health System-Marquette while in the loving care of her family and U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Vernamae was born April 30, 1941, to the late James Michaud and the late Maria Todish Cote in Iron Mountain, Mich….

JoAnn McKee 1942-2007

JoAnn McKee passed away Thursday, Aug. 3. She was born Sept. 18, 1942 in Willows, Calif., to Gene and Caroline Fonseca. She is survived by her husband, Fred McKee of Burns; son, Michael McKee of Burns; a granddaughter; and three grandkids. A viewing is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at LaFollette’s Chapel in…

Death notice — Barbara Biggs

Barbara Biggs, 89, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Aug. 7. She was born March 10, 1928. A full obituary and announcement of services to be shared Aug. 16. LaFollette’s Chapel is handling arrangements.

Burns Council considers city streets, donates to BHS athletic fields

With the goal of improving city streets, the city of Burns hired H.A. McCoy Engineering and Surveying of Redmond to evaluate the streets and make a recommendation for improvements. On Wednesday, July 26, Hayes McCoy attended the Burns City Council meeting to present his report. He acknowledged that street maintenance is a challenging issue for…

Senior Center hosting Medicare 101 Session

The public is invited to attend the Medicare 101 Session at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Harney County Senior and Community Services Center. The session is for those who are new to Medicare or will be soon, family and caregivers of Medicare consumers, anyone with questions about Medicare, anyone interested in Extra Help…

Charles Edward Trainer 1931 – 2017

  Charles “Chuck” Edward Trainer, 86, passed away peacefully July 21 in Corvallis, following a lengthy illness. Chuck was surrounded by the love of his family and friends. He was a humble man of deep faith, courage, and devotion, and a true gentleman and giver of his many talents to those who were fortunate to…

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