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Retiree, rodeo in the spotlight in Nyssa

In the past few years, my mantra has been, “Plan for retirement, cuz it’s a really cool gig.” On Friday, the community is invited to join Pat Oliver in celebrating his retirement from the U.S. Postal Service. The celebration starts at 7 p.m. at Thunderegg Coffee Company.

• Nyssa Nite Rodeo activities begin on Saturday with both the Junior Barrel Qualifier and the fourth annual Richard Mejia Memorial Roping. Both events take place at Oregon Trail Arena in Nyssa. 

Junior Barrel Qualifier starts at 10 a.m. Contestants are split into two age groups: 13 and under and 14-18. The top 10 in each age group will participate in the Nyssa Nite Rodeo. 

Ropers in Malheur County and counties touching Malheur and Gem County, Idaho with a roping level of 2.5 are invited to participate . . .