Court appoints Dorroh commissioner

Future of Fair Board discussed During its regular meeting on Jan. 4, the Harney County Court appointed Patty Dorroh to fill Harney County Commissioner, Position No. 2. Dorroh will fill the vacancy left by Pete Runnels and serve the remainder of his term. Runnels resigned from his position as commissioner, effective Jan. 1, in order…

Community-Based Water Planning session to be held Jan. 18

The Harney County Watershed Council (HCWC) would like to invite members of the public to the first Community-Based Water Planning session from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Harney County Community Center, 484 N. Broadway in Burns. During this meeting, the proposed planning process will be outlined in order to solicit…

Hilanders fall to Outlaws

The Burns basketball team came up short in their non-conference game with Sisters on Friday, Jan. 6, losing 47-37. The Hilanders got off to a good start, leading 14-6 at the end of the first quarter. The Outlaws outscored Burns 21-11 over the next eight minutes and went into halftime with a 27-25 lead. Sisters…

Carole Fae Sexton 1932-2016

  Carole Fae Sexton, 84, passed away Dec. 27. She was born Feb. 4, 1932, in Hooper, Utah, to Elwood and Iona Child Flinders. She attended school in Hooper, high school in Nyssa, and took some classes at Brigham Young University. She also graduated from the Oregon Police Academy. She married Marvin Wilson (divorced) and…

Leslie (Les) R. Barlow Jr. 1942-2017

  Leslie (Les) R. Barlow Jr. passed away Jan. 2. Les was born March 25, 1942, to Leslie (Les) and Muriel (Marie) Barlow in Arcata, Calif. He logged with his father for years before moving on to working cattle all around the country including Anderson with Shasta Livestock, Corning, Vina, Cottonwood, Fort Klamath, Bly, and…

Robert C. Bertsch 1939-2016

Robert C. Bertsch, of Stanfield, passed away Dec. 8. Bob was born  May 14, 1939, in Klickitat, Wash., to parents, Marjorie (Monzingo) and Robert Bertsch. The family moved to Oregon shortly thereafter. Bob went to school one year in Monument, where he met his future wife of 54 years, Judith Mae Stirewalt. Born of this…

Raymond Russell Lissman 1927-2017

  Raymond Russell Lissman, 89, of Vale, passed away peacefully at his home Jan. 4. Ray was born Feb. 1, 1927, in Nelson Neb., to Henry and Della Webb/Lissman. He graduated high school in Pavillion Wyo., and the family then moved to the family farm on Gem Avenue in Ontario and Nyssa. Ray was drafted…

Ervene Morgan 1923–2017

  Ervene Morgan, 93, passed away Jan. 8. She was born in Denio, the fifth of seven children of Irwin “Mustang” and Marie Smith. Ervene had three children, Kaye Stinnett, Todd Morgan of Turlock, Calif., and Mark Morgan of Shingle Springs, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband,…

Death notice — Bob Fisk

Bob Fisk, 63, passed away Dec. 17, 2016, at his home in Burns. A celebration of life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Silverton Assembly in Silverton. A local service will be held in Burns at a later date.

Death notice — Earl R. Jones

Earl R. Jones, 68, of Coquille, passed away Jan. 7 in Coquille. Arrangements are pending with Amling/Schroeder Funeral Service — Coquille Chapel.

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