Sharon (Green) Howard 1939-2017

Sharon (Green) Howard passed away unexpectedly July 17 at her home in Sun City West, Ariz. Sharon was born Oct. 24, 1939, in Burns. She was a 1957 graduate of Burns Union High School. Sharon is survived by her sons, Michael Jenson of Knoxville, Tenn., and Steven Jenson of Dayton, Ohio; and her brother, Michael…

Memorial service — Lawrence E. Ziemer

Lawrence E. Ziemer passed away in his home July 22, of natural causes. He was born July 23, 1942. Lienkaemper Chapel of Ontario will conduct a graveside service at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Owyhee Cemetery in Nyssa. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Elks…

Library awarded during court meeting

Katie Anderson, youth services consultant for the Oregon State Library, attended the regular meeting of the Harney County Court July 19 to present the 2016 Outstanding Ready to Read Project Award to Harney County Library staff. Each year, five out of 133 libraries are awarded in recognition of the services they offer using Ready to…

Tumbleweed Cannabis Co. opening for business in Hines

For Julie Beitzel, the medicinal benefits of cannabis are personal. Beitzel, co-owner and manager of Tumbleweed Cannabis Co. on Highway 20 in Hines, said she was injured several years ago when her vehicle was struck from behind by another. Traditional prescription medicines weren’t helping to alleviate the pain, so she decided to try medical marijuana,…

New Medicare cards combat fraud, illegal use

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is readying a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help combat identity theft, and safeguard taxpayer dollars. The new cards will use a unique, randomly-assigned number called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) to replace the Social Security-based Health Insurance Claim Number…

Council considers zoning for marijuana grow

by Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald The Hines Common Council met for the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. To begin the meeting, Daniel Grigg was sworn in to his position on the council. ••• The council was addressed by Chris Boyce of High Desert Transformations. Boyce detailed the issues that his…

Motorcycle crash claims life

On July 14, at approximately 11:50 a.m., the Oregon State Police responded to a fatal motorcycle crash on Highway 20 near milepost 163 in Harney County, which is approximately 30 miles east of Burns. The preliminary investigation revealed that 61-year-old Dan Barnum, from Florence, was riding a 2017 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Barnum was westbound on…

Ronald William Hawkins 1937-2017

Ronald William Hawkins passed away July 7 in Turlock, Calif. He had been cared for at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center since April. Ron was born Oct. 8, 1937, in Modesto, Calif., to Fred Robert and Marian Irene (Lemkuhl) Hawkins. Ron attended Waterford elementary schools and Oakdale High School. He married Rexann Taylor in 1959…

John C. Lagler 1927-2017

John Lagler, 90, passed away July 11 at home in Veneta, surrounded by his family. John was born in Wray, Colo., to Fred and Julia Lagler. He was one of eight children. He was married to Joyce Shell, his love of 70 years, and they have been blessed with six children. We invite you to…

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