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Election Results

Unofficial results of the Harney County Special Election held Tuesday, May 16, are as follows:   Harney District Hospital Director, Position 1 — Shana Withee 961 votes (97.76 percent); Write-in 22 votes (2.24 percent). Director, Position 2 — Daniel Brown 872 votes (99.20 percent); Write-in 7 votes (0.80 percent). Director, Position 3 — Rhonda Karges…

American Legion and Chamber to host Memorial Day March

Memorial Day is a day to remember all those who have laid down their life for all of us. Please join the American Legion Post No. 63 and the Harney County Chamber of Commerce in a Memorial Day March. Walk in memory of someone you know who has fallen in the line of duty. Meet…

Memorial service — Zachary Ivan Ethan Hicks

Zachary Ivan Ethan Hicks, 20, passed away March 22 after being struck by a vehicle while walking on Baseline Road in San Bernardino, Calif. Zachary was born Sept. 24, 1996, to Michael Glen Hicks and J. Darlene Fry Hicks. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 23, at the Harney County…

Hines council considers security cameras

by Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald The Hines Common Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. The council discussed implementing security cameras in Hines Park to deter vandalism to the bathrooms. They also further discussed citizens residing within commercially-zoned buildings. ••• City Administrator Judy Erwin reported on  a meeting…

DMV closed several days for repairs

The Burns DMV office will close for two weeks in May and nearly as long in June for upgrades to meet federal accessibility standards. The first closure will be Monday, May 15, through Monday, May 29, with the office reopening on Tuesday, May 30. All DMV offices will be closed Monday, May 29, for the…

Clifford Lorrell Dawson 1948-2017

Clifford Lorrell Dawson passed away May 8 at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. Cliff was born April 17, 1948, in Burns. He enjoyed buckarooing and worked at many ranches throughout Oregon and Nevada. The place he loved most was the MC Ranch. In 1972, he was cow boss for the Roaring Springs Ranch near…

H. Donald Elvin McGhehey 1922-2016

H. Donald Elvin McGhehey passed away peacefully Dec. 18, 2016, in his home in Redmond, surrounded by loving family and church friends. Donald was born to Robert and Myrtle McGhehey Sept. 10, 1922, in Portland. The family moved to Klamath Falls when Donald was 3 months old. Two years later, his little brother, Robert Stanley,…

Michael C. Smith

Michael C. Smith Michael C. Smith, who attended Burns High school from 1991-1993, passed away April 29, 2017, due to Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) at age 43. Michael was the store manager of the Port Angeles, Wash., O’Reilly Auto Parts for many years and enjoyed working with his great employees. He is survived by his…

Dorthy “Dot” Opie Skinner 1941-2017

  Dorthy “Dot” Opie Skinner, 75, of Crane, passed away May 1. Dot was born July 6, 1941, in Mesa, Ariz. to Henry and Gertrude Thompson Opie. She was the youngest of 13 siblings. She had lost both of her parents by the time she was 5 years old. For the next few years of…

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