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Hines council discusses marijuana tax, crime, and water rate study

by Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald On Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m., the Hines Common Council held their regularly scheduled meeting at Hines City Hall. The council collectively voiced their disappointment over City Administrator Judy Erwin’s report of the state’s decision to disperse tax money collected from marijuana sales to every city, not just the…

Alyssa Josephine Bahe 1994-2016

  Alyssa Josephine Bahe, 21, passed away from a brain aneurysm Nov. 20, 2016, at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, surrounded by family. She was born on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 1994, in Burns to Wes and Vanessa Bahe. Alyssa was an enrolled member of the Burns Paiute Tribe, Wadatika, from the Pa-si-go…

Ernie Gipson 1955 – 2017

  Ernie Gipson, 61, passed away Oct. 6 from complications during a transplant surgery in Portland. Ernie was born Nov. 19, 1955, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He spent most of his childhood and teenage years in Grand Junction, Colo., where he attended Central High School. In Ernie’s earlier years, he competed at a high level…

Ken Thompson

Ken Thompson passed away Oct. 2 after a prolonged battle with congestive heart failure. Ken was born in Rice Lake, Wis., but as a child moved to the Pacific Northwest where he lived for most of his adult life. Ken took on many interests, pursuing life as a foundry molder, a rancher, a horse trainer,…

Joyce M. Wheeler 1938-2017

  Joyce M. Wheeler passed away Oct. 1 at her home in Hines among family and friends. Joyce was born March 1, 1938, at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, Wash. She spent a couple of early grade school years attending St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Pendleton. At an early age, she moved to Burns where she…

Hugh L. Lytle 1925-2017

Hugh L. Lytle, 92, passed away of natural causes Oct. 2 at his home in Malheur County. Mr. Lytle, a World War II veteran, was buried at the Drewsey Cemetery Oct. 10. Hugh was born Jan. 31, 1925, in Drewsey. His parents were William Henry Lytle and Nellie Elizabeth McMullin. He served in the Navy…

Robert Lee Eberhard 1935-2017

  Robert L. Eberhard, the familiar face and voice of Eberhard’s Dairy Products in Central Oregon, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at his home in Redmond, ending his fight with cancer. Bob Eberhard was born May 6, 1935, in Prineville, to Swiss immigrant John Eberhard and his wife, Nelda. Bob was a hard working…

Paul A. Rhodes 1933-2017

Paul A. Rhodes, 84, of Cove, passed away Friday, Sept. 29, at a local care facility. Paul was born July 11, 1933, in Spooner, Wis., to Peter and Leona Rhodes. After high school, Paul enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in occupied Germany as a military policeman. He received the Occupation Medal,…

Faithe Rupp

Faithe Rupp passed away Thursday, Oct. 5. She championed two neurological diseases, Parkinson’s and multiple system atrophy, with amazing grace and stamina, to the very end. She remained in her home where she was surrounded by family, friends, and caregivers. She was age 70 at her passing. Faithe is survived by her loving and attentive…

‘Kindness Rocks’ project in Harney County

by MJ Wallis for the Burns Times-Herald The Harney County Arts and Crafts Association (HCACA) hosted a “Kindness Rocks” workshop on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the basement meeting room of the Harney County Courthouse. More than a dozen interested people of all ages and artistic abilities met to kick off our own version of the…

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