Klamath Basin News, Tuesday, Nov. 19 – Klamath County Returns Unspent Funds to Road Reserve Fund

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Today’s Headlines

The Klamath Family Warming Center is set to open in Klamath Falls on December 8th.

The center is at Thrive Church formerly called Klamath Assembly of God on South Laguna Street. It can serve up to 30 people per night with a warm place to sleep showers and a meal in the morning. The center also provides bedding and clean clothes if needed. Just about anyone can come to the center but no drugs or alcohol are allowed inside and those who have been convicted of sex crimes are not allowed to stay.

A meeting for those interested in volunteering at the center will take place at 5 p.m. tonight in the Thrive Church gymnasium. Volunteers under 18 years old must be accompanied by a family member.

Earlier this month the Klamath County Commissioners returned $776,539.69 of unspent funds from the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office 2018-2019 budget to the road reserve fund which has been funding patrol for the law enforcement agency for the past several years.

Although not all of the returned funds were savings from patrol specifically Commissioner Donnie Boyd said they broke from the tradition of returning unspent money from the sheriff’s office to the county’s general fund and returned the entire savings to the diminishing road fund.

Last year the sheriff’s office received about $1.8 million from the road fund for patrols because according to Boyd citizens want us to have a more robust sheriff’s department

Henley FFA members pose with Michael Kai Taipin, a 2018 graduate of Henley High School and member of Henley FFA, who received his received his American FFA Degree.

The Henley High School FFA chapter this month attended  the 92nd annual National FFA Convention in Indianapolis where members had the opportunity to listen and watch keynote speakers and attend workshops about leadership in agriculture.

Michael Kai Taipin, a 2018 graduate of Henley High School and member of Henley FFA received his American FFA Degree. The American FFA Degree is the highest degree a member can achieve in FFA, and is awarded to only ½-to 1 percent of all members.

Kai, who currently attends Butte Community College plans to obtain a degree in agriculture business and transfer to California State University at Chico next fall.

Around the region

A dog attack hospitalized a UPS driver in Lake County. According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office a female UPS delivery driver was dropping off a package at a home on Lovell Lane in Silver Lake when she was attacked by a dog of the great Pyrenees breed.

The UPS employee Wendy Pierson suffered severe injuries to her arms, legs, back and head. Though the injuries were not life-threatening they were deemed severe enough to necessitate being airlifted to Bend’s St. Charles Medical Center for treatment. She has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Around the state

The cremated remains of more than 20 babies that were found on mortuary shelves in Roseburg will be buried Sunday a special ceremony.

The remains were discovered by a woman who was searching for the unclaimed remains of veterans who had not received funerals.

A funeral for the 28 veterans whose remains were found in that effort happened in May. Some of the infants’ remains have been on a mortuary shelf for up to 70 years and most of the babies are believed to have been stillborn or died within a day of birth.

Carol Hunt the woman who found the remains formed a group called Wings of Love to accomplish the burial project. The remains will be interred at Roseburg Memorial Gardens.

Oregon State University will use a $3.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study pollution from tiny plastics and its impact on aquatic life.

The university said Monday that scientists will develop tools and methods for evaluating micro- and nanoplastics in everything from the ocean to estuaries. Research will focus on the impact of tiny plastics on an estuary fish called the inland silversides and on oyster larvae off the Oregon coast.

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