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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.

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…

Sharon (Green) Howard 1939-2017

Sharon (Green) Howard passed away unexpectedly July 17 at her home in Sun City West, Ariz. Sharon was born Oct. 24, 1939, in Burns. She was a 1957 graduate of Burns Union High School. Sharon is survived by her sons, Michael Jenson of Knoxville, Tenn., and Steven Jenson of Dayton, Ohio; and her brother, Michael…

Memorial service — Lawrence E. Ziemer

Lawrence E. Ziemer passed away in his home July 22, of natural causes. He was born July 23, 1942. Lienkaemper Chapel of Ontario will conduct a graveside service at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Owyhee Cemetery in Nyssa. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Elks…

New Medicare cards combat fraud, illegal use

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is readying a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help combat identity theft, and safeguard taxpayer dollars. The new cards will use a unique, randomly-assigned number called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) to replace the Social Security-based Health Insurance Claim Number…

Council considers zoning for marijuana grow

by Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald The Hines Common Council met for the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. To begin the meeting, Daniel Grigg was sworn in to his position on the council. ••• The council was addressed by Chris Boyce of High Desert Transformations. Boyce detailed the issues that his…

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