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Results of the Migratory Bird Festival Youth Art Contest

Many Harney County students participated in the annual Migratory Bird Festival youth art contest this year. There were dozens of incredible submissions across all ages! Thank you to the teachers and helpers who made these masterpieces possible with classroom time and overall support for art education. Here are the results for first, second and third…

Teen Court Program revamped and re-energized

by Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald The Teen Court program is being revamped and re-energized by the Harney County Juvenile Department. Lori Cheek, Harney County Juvenile Department Director, and Brooke Nyman, Probation Officer, are working together to reinstate Teen Court as a viable program within the juvenile crime prevention program. Teen Court is a program in…

ESD receives grant for Studio to School program

Arts instruction and integrating the arts into the regular education classroom will continue to get a boost in Harney County. Recently, through a grant renewal process, Harney Education Service District (Harney ESD) gained approval for yet another $70,000. Harney ESD partnering with Harney County schools, Kids Club of Harney County and the Arts in Education…

Red Ribbon Week activities

  Harney Partners for Kids & Families is teaming up with numerous community sponsors to present a Red Ribbon Week celebration Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Harney County Fairgrounds. Starting at 6 p.m., a free hamburger or hot dog barbecue dinner will be served in the Memorial Building. Interactive booths will be open in the…

Crary confers with Crane students

Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald Jim Crary, the democratic congressional candidate running against republican Greg Walden for Oregon’s second district, spoke to the students of Crane Union High School on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Crary was born and raised in Fargo, N.D., attended college for a year, then enlisted in the Army for two years. After the…

Dollars for Scholars scholarships available

Harney County Dollars for Scholars would like to announce fall scholarships available for Harney County students who have attained junior status or higher toward completing college. These scholarships are available as follows: • The Alycia Jenkins Memorial Ag Scholarship, started with a donation from Wilbur-Ellis Company. Founded in 1921, Wilbur-Ellis is a leading international marketer…

Grigg to host ‘Shout Out to the Arts’ benefit concert on May 10

Realizing that there was a need for funding for the art and choir programs at Burns High School (BHS), Natalie Grigg focused her senior project on helping keeping the programs sustainable. Grigg is planning a “Shout Out to the Arts” benefit concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in the BHS cafeteria. Grigg said she’s…

Burns FFA Chapter attends state convention

Twenty-two members of the Burns FFA Chapter took attended the Oregon State Convention in Corvallis at Oregon State University March 18-21. Six Burns FFA members earned their state degree this year. The state degree is the highest award a state FFA association can bestow upon its members.  James Obradivich, Tyler Thomas, Mason Dahl, Sydnee Shelman,…

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