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Pedersens selected grand marshals

  In honor of the many volunteers who help make the Harney County Fair, Rodeo, and Race Meet a success, the Fair Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Memorial Building at the fairgrounds. Following a tri-tip dinner, it was announced that Tiny and Sue Pedersen will serve as grand marshals for…

Robert Orville (Bob) Carter 1947-2018

  Robert Orville (Bob) Carter, 70, passed away Jan. 5, at his home in Spokane, Wash. His wife and longtime companion, Karen, was with him at the time of his death. Bob had serious medical issues for the past number of years, and his death was due to a heart attack. Bob was born Dec….

Funeral notice — Randolph “Randy” Wenick

Randolph “Randy” Wenick, 69, passed away Feb. 9, at The Aspens in Hines. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Burns Elks Lodge No. 1680, with burial to follow in the Burns Cemetery. Donations in Randy’s memory may be made to Harney County Hospice. LaFollette’s Chapel is in…

Free income tax preparation offered

Free income tax preparation and assistance is available for taxpayers through the AARP Tax-Aide program. There is no income or age limit for participating in this program; only the complexity of the tax return determines whether a taxpayer may participate. The Tax-Aide program is sponsored by the AARP Foundation with training and materials supplied by…

Randy Brian Turley

Randy Brian Turley, 64, passed away Jan. 28 at his home in Riddle. Randy was born in Burns to Ray and Luella Turley. He worked as a millwright most of his adulthood, most recently with Roseburg Forest Products Company. His skills were used away from work fixing just about anything broken, and he also built…

Ova Mae Smith Petersen 1926-2018

  Ova Mae Smith Petersen passed away Jan. 14 in Redmond, following a brief illness, with her family at her bedside. Ova was 91 years old and had a beautiful sparkle in her eyes, loved to live life to the fullest, and always had a smile on her face. She was born Dec. 4, 1926,…

Ruth Elizabeth Paul 1925-2018

Ruth Elizabeth Paul passed away Jan. 30 at The Aspens Living Center in Hines. She was born Dec. 31, 1925, to Carl August and Lina Marie Heck in Roseburg. After graduating from high school in Roseburg, she attended Biola Institute and Oregon State University. On April 7, 1946, she married Walter Grensted Paul in Roseburg….

Death notice — Barry Lee Roley

Barry Lee Roley, 62, of Burns, passed away Jan. 25. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be left at redmondmemorial.com

Chamber hosts 68th annual awards dinner

The 68th annual Chamber Awards Dinner was held Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Memorial Building at the Harney County Fairgrounds. Debbie Arntz was the master of ceremonies, and Rev. Jean Hurst provided the invocation. The 2018 Harney County Fair Court led the Pledge of Allegiance. Chelsea Harrison, executive director of the Harney County Chamber of…

Rena Adams Beers 1918-2018

  Rena Adams Beers passed away Jan. 16 on the Burns Paiute Indian Reservation (BPIR). Rena was born March 16, 1918, in Jordan Valley, near a large boulder that had fallen from the cliff above. Her father was John Adams, and her mother was Annie Adams. Both of her parents were Northern Paiutes. Rena spent…

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