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Vale FFA Foundation to hold annual auction Saturday Oct. 12

John Nalivka, a member of the Vale FFA scholarship foundation, and Adam Tolman co-owner of Malheur Drug in Vale hold up two rifles donated by the Vale FFA Foundation and Malheur Drug. The rifles will be auctioned off in annual FFA auction.

VALE – There are several annual autumn traditions in Vale.

Football season begins, pheasant hunters gear up for another season – and the annual Vale FFA scholarship auction kicks off.

This year the auction will be at the same place – the Vale School District Bus Barn just off South Cottage Street behind the elementary school – but there will be new items for sale in an effort that helps area youth get money for post-high school education.

“Since we’ve had the first auction, we’ve given away 173 scholarships totaling $166,000 . . .