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Apr 30 2018 thru May 6 2018

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LOCAL NEWS May 5
Hilltop Memorial Cemetery in Nyssa lists damaged gravesites
An inventory of the damage at Hilltop Memorial Cemetery lists gravesites by name and what was damaged. Vandals struck the cemetery Wednesday night.
BREAKING NEWS May 3
Vandals destroy headstones at rural cemetery outside Nyssa
BREAKING -- Up to 50 headstones were destroyed or damaged during a vandal rampage Wednesday night at Hilltop Memorial Cemetery outside of Nyssa. Authorities and families continue to assess the damage and plan for recovery.
BREAKING NEWS May 2
Budget whistleblower draws heat from Ontario city officials, pro tax campaign
BREAKING: Mary Jo Evers did her homework on the city budget and then raised concerns with city leaders. They conceded a budget error, but then questioned her motives and conduct.
EDITORIAL May 2
Sales tax voters will chart Ontario's future
EDITORIAL: Voters marking their ballot in Ontario concerning the sales tax should consider what type of community they want. Read the Enterprise's position on whether to vote yes or not.
LETTERS TO EDITOR May 2
Ontario readers offer their opinions on the 1 percent tax vote
LETTERS -- An array of opinions came in this week, including one noting if the sales tax is passed, bikes sold in Ontario will be double taxed.
YOUR SCHOOLS May 2
Enrollment climbs as tech classes move back to Malheur County schools
TVCC used to host the vocational programs but now the courses are offered at local high schools. The shift has produced more graduates with career certifications.
YOUR COMMUNITY May 2
For Ontario's John Scholtes, city sales tax proposal is the wrong answer
The retiree, who lives in Ontario, would rather be working in his garden but the city sales levy debate pushed him out from under the shade. Last month, Scholtes penned a four-page commentary on the proposed tax and printed at his own expense to hand out.
COMMUNITY PHOTOS May 2
Children's Day, Vale FFA plant sale and Ontario School District volunteers of the year
PHOTOS -- Children had fun Sunday at the Malheur County Fairgrounds while on Friday, gardeners were out in force at the Vale FFA plant and flower sale. Working all year, the Ontario School District names the district's volunteers of the year.
YOUR GOVERNMENT May 2
Vale's freshman lawmaker shares account of first days at Legislature
State Rep. Lynn Findley tells locals at an informal town hall last week that his first tour in Salem was "humbling."
LOCAL NEWS May 2
Wyden fields tough questions at Vale High School for town hall
The students attending Vale High School had the opportunity to provide insight, ask questions, and offer advice to the Oregon senator on Monday.
COMMUNITY ROUND UP May 2
What's going on: health fair in Nyssa, Vale's annual city-wide yard sale and a hoedown in Ontario.
Also catch up with a plant sale at Project DOVE and the time is now to sign up the Relay for Life of Four Rivers.
YOUR GOVERNMENT May 2
Flaw in Ontario's proposed city budget reveals an extra $200,000
After a local accountant questions Ontario's figures, the city goes back to work figuring how to spend money in the new budget year.
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP May 2
Catch up on Vale golf and baseball, Nyssa tennis
The Vikings host a few teams on the course while the Vale baseball team splits with Irrigon. Nyssa tennis picks up a big win over Ontario.
AGRICULTURE May 2
Malheur County mountains holding low snowpacks
Mother Nature was stingy with the wet stuff this year and that could have big implications for the 2019 growing season.
LOCAL SPORTS May 2
Ontario Tiger twins run close, fast
Twins Alex and Gonzalo Espinoza grew up in Ontario after being born two minutes apart. The Tiger runners are now less than .03 of a second apart approaching district and state track meets.
EMPLOYMENT May 2
They're hiring - local job openings
City of Vale, TVCC, Dentinger's and more have job openings.
LOCAL SPORTS May 2
Heat helps times at Don Walker in Nyssa
The Burns Hilanders went home with both team titles, but local athletes bumped up in the league standings in track action.
NYSSA NEWS May 2
Nyssa librarian honored by local chamber
Faith Adams was recently honored as the chamber's Public Servant of the Year for her service at the library. Adams started volunteering in 1991 and was named librarian the following year.
PUBLIC NOTICES May 2
Publications from local governments, private parties
Local budget committees to meet
OBITUARIES May 2
Lawrence Raymond “Larry” Mendiola, Symona “Monie” Lee Maire, John William “Bill” Keele

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