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THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2019
Klamath Basin Weather
Partly sunny early, then becoming sunny, with a high near 82. Clear overnight with a low of 53.
Sunny, with a high near 90.
Sunny, with a high near 91.
Sunny, with a high near 90.
Sunny, with a high near 93.
The Bealls department store location in Klamath Falls will soon be converted to a Gordmans, another store which is owned by the same company as Bealls.
According to Blakeley Graham, manager of brand publicity for Stage “Gordmans is an off-price retailer, which means that it has a wide array of merchandise for the entire family at the lowest possible prices compared to department stores.”
All current employees at Bealls have been offered a job with Gordmans, which will have a grand opening in the spring of 2020. Additional employees may also be hired when the new store opens. The store offers popular name brand apparel, home décor, footwear, gifts, accessories, fragrances and more, according to Graham. Bealls is expected to close just a couple weeks before the rebrand.
Fire-use restrictions will go into effect for the Modoc National Forest on Friday. Fire restrictions help minimize the chances of human-caused wildland fires.
Modoc firefighters have contained three human-caused fires already this year. Due to fire-danger and increased use this time of year at Cedar Pass Campground, the Warner Mountain Ranger District will block vehicle access to the campground while these fire restrictions are in place. Access is walk in only during these times. Crews will soon begin work on addressing fuels along entrance roads and within the campground. While lightning is the No. 1 cause of fires on the forest, human-caused fires are a major concern.
Fire-use restrictions include: No Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire, except in designated recreation sites. No Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or a building within designated recreation sites, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material. No Welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame. No Operating an internal combustion engine, except on National Forest System roads or trails, or within the designated recreation sites.
A taste of farm life from a century ago will be offered during the Farm Country Festival, planned for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, at the Chimney Rock Ranch in the Hildebrand area east of Klamath Falls.
The free family-oriented event features antique tractor demonstrations and grain harvest operations, with draft horses and other farm animals on display. To reach the festival site, drive east on Highway 140 to mile post 22, and turn north on Bliss Road. Signs will provide directions from there.
Other activities planned include a making wood shingles, corn shelling, cider pressing and a tractor pull. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Demonstrations each day will include a tractor balancing contest at 10 a.m., threshing at 11:30, an antique tractor parade at 12:45 p.m., and a tractor pull at 2 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase both days on the grounds. A silent auction of various items will be offered to raise funds for the tractor club. The silent action will be concluded at 2 p.m. Sunday.
With the signing of House Bill 2817 by Oregon Governor Kate Brown, members of the Oregon National Guard will be able to receive Tuition Assistance at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and private institutions in addition to community colleges and public higher education institutions.
This law will expand higher education grants to qualified members of the Oregon National Guard by permitting grant(s) to be used for undergraduate degree program at OHSU or qualifying private post- secondary institutions or for program or curriculum designed to lead to certificate of completion at community college, public university, OHSU or qualifying private post-secondary institution.
The law states that “Grants provided under this section shall be awarded to a qualified student for up t 90 credit hours at a community college; or 180 credit hours at a public university and now 180 credit hours at a qualifying private institution; or 180 credit hours at Oregon Health and Science University.” This benefit will be available for the 2020-21 academic year and require student to be in “Good standing” with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher at OHSU or qualifying private and public intuitions at which they are enrolled.
Whether a city slicker or buckaroo, you’re in for a fun-filled evening of country Western comedy, dinner, and auctions at the Klamath Community College “Hay Klamath! KCC Scholarship Round-up.”
This year’s event is 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, on the lawn next to Founders Hall. Amazing local talents Dan Neubauer, Jeff Gardner, Aletta Mannix, Rebekah Beger, and Kayla McPherson will serve up a rollicking good time, chock-full of classic country Western comedy that will keep you in stitches. This three-hour evening event is the college’s annual scholarship fundraiser. Proceeds are disbursed each fall to students in an array of academic and workforce programs.
Katelyn Iversen, a member of the Henley FFA chapter, will be on stage and in the spotlight Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 during the 2019 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.
Iversen, a senior at Henley High School and the daughter of Matthew and Gretchen Iversen, has been selected to play clarinet in the National FFA Band.
Iversen submitted an audition tape and was selected to help bring full instrumental balance to the band from a pool of applicants nationwide.
The National FFA Band will perform several times during the national convention and expo. Iversen will join fellow band members in Indianapolis for rehearsals three days before the convention and expo begins.
Corteva Agriscience™ sponsors the National FFA Band.
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The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 653,359 student members who belong to one of 8,568 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 344,239 alumni members in 2,051 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.
Klamath Symphony in concert Sunday
Outdoor summer performance by the Klamath Symphony Orchestra will take place at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at Moore Park. Bring lawn chairs. Free ice cream sponsored by the Herald and News. More information click on Symphony.