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COVID-19 virus forces cancellation of the Malheur County Fair

Vendors at the Malheur County Fair in 2019. This year's fair has been canceled. (The Enterprise/File).

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VALE – The Malheur County Fair Board voted Monday night to cancel the annual August event.

“Nothing is going to happen at the fairground this year,” said Lynelle Christiani, fairgrounds manager.

A local staple for 111 years, the fair was held during World War I, the dark days of World War II and after other national emergencies.

The decision . . .