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MALHEUR MOVERS: Nickie Shira – stirred to act for Adrian’s kids, future

Nickie Shira is the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) coordinator for the Malheur Education Service District. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

ADRIAN – The first thing you might notice when you walk from the back parking lot at Adrian High School on a crisp, autumn Friday night is the crowd.

People garbed in Carhartt, jeans and sweaters congregate north of the packed bleachers. The line of Antelope fans extends around a small building that exudes the aroma of grilled hamburgers, hotdogs and popcorn.

It is a typical fall scene at this rural school, where Friday night lights create a sense of community. One of the many people who helped turn those lights back on probably isn’t known to a lot of people – and that’s just the way Nickie Shira likes it.

The lights – bought . . .