Representative Bentz briefs court

  Rep. Cliff Bentz attended the Sept. 6 regular meeting of the Harney County Court to provide a legislative briefing. He began by announcing that he intends to run for another two-year term as state representative of House District 60. Bentz also discussed damage caused by snow in Malheur County earlier this year. “We lost…

ESD brings virtual reality to learning experience

Harney Education Service District (ESD) continues to bring learning experiences to Harney County teachers and students in school year 2017-2018. Virtual reality is the latest tool Harney ESD brings to the table. Google Expeditions is a virtual-reality teaching tool. You can swim with sharks, visit outer space, walk through a museum far across the globe,…

Hilanders host 8-team tournament

The Burns volleyball team hosted the Burns Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 9, and when all the matches were completed, it was the Nampa Christian Lions (Nampa, Idaho) holding the championship trophy. The Hilanders opened pool play with a 25-19, 25-16 win over Ontario. Burns then defeated Bonanza 25-16, 25-14, and knocked off Adrian 25-23, 25-7….

Darrell Moffet 1937-2017

  Darrell Moffet passed away Aug. 31 in Little Rock, Ark., with his wife, Lucinda, and his oldest daughter, Sharlene, at his side. He had been ill for several months. Darrell was born Dec. 16, 1937, in Portland. He was raised in Drewsey and attended Kimball Flats School and Crane High School where he was…

William Alexander Smith 1933-2017

William “Bill” Alexander Smith passed away Sept. 1 at his home in Coquille with his family at his side. Bill was born April 25, 1933, in Miller, Kan., to William Leroy and Gertrude (Parks) Smith. Bill’s family moved to Lakeview in 1942, settling in the Westside area. He attended both the Union and Vernon schools….

Nanette “Bunny” Eydthe Winter 1955-2016

  Nanette “Bunny” Eydthe Winter, 62, passed away Sept. 28, 2016, at her home in Burns. Bunny was born June 30, 1955, in Moses Lake, Wash. She was the oldest of the children. She was a longtime resident of Harney County. She moved to Washington in 1995 where she became a school custodian for 13…

Death notice — Janet Lynn Pierce

Janet Lynn Pierce, 60, passed away Sept. 5, 2017, at her home in Burns. Janet is survived by her significant other, Gary Mentzer of Burns; children, Ron and Cassy of Ontario; and sisters, Brenda and Kathy. A service will be held at a later date this month in Ontario.

HDH Family Care welcomes new provider

Harney District Hospital (HDH) Family Care is pleased to announce the arrival of a new primary care provider to the clinic, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Amanda Jewell. Jewell and her family come to Harney County from Chattanooga, Tenn., though Jewell was born and raised in Southern California. She officially started on Aug. 22, and will…

Gregory Smith and Company LLC providing county’s economic development services

After being hired by the Harney County Court to provide economic development services, Gregory Smith and Company LLC of Heppner began its efforts by concentrating on building a foundation of information and developing lines of communication with local businesses, as well as state and federal agencies. Smith and his team took over the office on…

Outlaws hold off Hilanders 32-24

Sisters’ Korbin Sharp intercepted a pass inside the 5-yard line with 15 seconds left in the game to preserve a season-opening 32-24 victory over Burns on Friday, Sept. 1, at Corbett Memorial Field. The Outlaws trailed 12-6 at halftime, and then outscored Burns 26-12 in the second half for the win. After stopping Burns on…

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