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Businesses rejoice as Malheur County shifts toward normal

Danny Moore, owner of the Plaza Barber Shop, prepares to cut Jax Hale's hair Friday morning in Ontario. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

ONTARIO – Danny Moore scanned the parking lot.

There in the early Friday morning sunlight he saw a line of big Ford and Chevy trucks where men of various ages sat.

“This is going to be a crazy day,” said Moore.

Moore – his face hidden behind his mask, gloves on his hands – then turned and went back to the man sitting in the barber chair and began to cut his hair.

Gov. Kate Brown announced Thursday that Malheur County could move to reopen but Friday morning the response by residents was mixed. Barbershops in Ontario were busy but other formerly popular places – such as the Plaza Inn Restaurant – were not.

Moore’s Plaza . . .