Christmas time is here, and there are plenty of holly, jolly activities planned throughout Harney County to help you celebrate the season. Get into the spirit by marking your calenders for the following festivities: Thursday, Nov. 30 • Holiday concert by the Burns High School (BHS)band at 7 p.m. in the BHS cafeteria. Friday, Dec….

Board selects fair manager

At the fair board meeting of Nov. 14, the board selected Jordon Bennett as the new permanent fair manager. Bennett hails from the Walla Walla, Wash., area and will start his new job in mid-December 2017. The board also decided to have the appreciation dinner for the volunteers in February 2018, thanking the volunteers and…

Crane holds fall sports awards banquet

by Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald The fall sports awards banquet was held on Tuesday, Nov. 21, to honor the Crane Union High School football and volleyball athletes. The football and volleyball coaches handed out JV letters, varsity letters, special awards, and High Desert League (HDL) awards. The special awards are as follows: Volleyball –– Most…

John Pierre Ebar Sr. 1938-2017

  John Pierre Ebar Sr. passed away Nov. 21. John was born Dec. 18, 1938, in Burns to John and Josephine (Laucirica) Ebar. John spent his entire  life in Burns. He attended Burns schools and graduated from Burns Union High School in 1957. After high school, he attended Oregon State University for one year, and…

Burns approves transportation fee

Earlier this year, the city of Burns commissioned a survey of the city streets, which determined that nearly 80 percent of them were in poor condition or worse. The report included existing funding and possible revenue resources to improve the streets, but found there is not adequate funding available to maintain all of them. The…

Hines tables water rate decision

by Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald On Tuesday, Nov. 14, the Hines Common Council met for its regularly scheduled meeting. The council was scheduled to vote on a water rate option to complete the water rate study. However, the vote was tabled until the next meeting so that the councilors could research the five options more…

Grocery Outlet to hold ribbon cutting, grand opening

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, the nation’s fastest-growing, extreme-value grocery retailer is opening its first store in Burns, creating more than 30 new jobs in the community. The ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 30, will feature donations of $1,000 in Grocery Outlet Gift Cards to Christian Church Food Bank. Following the ribbon cutting, lunch will be…

Clara L. (Parmele) Cannon 1929-2017

  Clara L. (Parmele) Cannon passed away Nov. 10 at her home in Bend, with family at her side. Clara was born in Taft Dec 3, 1929, to F. G. and Ruby Parmele. Even though she lived many years in Eastern and Central Oregon, her love for the ocean remained constant. After graduating from Burns…

Thanking our veterans

  Harney County School District No. 3 students and staff, community members, and local veterans celebrated Veterans Day 2017 with an assembly at Burns High School on Thursday, Nov. 9. The local American Legion Post No. 63 color guard began the day by leading Hines Middle School students on a march to the high school….

Cawlfield briefs court concerning modernization of public health

Public Health Director Jolene Cawlfield attended the Nov. 1 regular meeting of the Harney County Court to provide an overview of public health modernization. Adopted by the Oregon Legislature in 2015, public health modernization is a framework for the state and local public health system that aims to address Oregon’s health problems with a five-year…

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