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May 14 2018 thru May 20 2018

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LOCAL SCHOOLS May 18
Malheur County high school seniors ponder past, future
Before they donned the mortarboard and zipped up their graduation gowns, more than 100 area high school seniors responded to questions from the Maheur Enterprise. Their answers show ambition, hope -- and worry. This week, hear from Ontario and Adrian.
YOUR GOVERNMENT May 18
Montwheeler competency hearing delayed
During a court session Friday, Circuit Court Judge Thomas Ryan pushed back to September the hearing to determine whether Anthony Montwheeler is fit for trial. Montwheeler appeared in court rather than watching proceedings on jail video.
EDITORIAL May 17
Class assignment for Malheur County graduates: Bring civility back into vogue
EDITORIAL: After reading responses back from around Malheur County graduates, we are hopeful for the future and the insight provided by those taking the walks around the county.
COLLEGE NEWS May 16
TVCC board OKs new 3-year contract for Dana Young
A laudatory board gives Young five more vacation days and pledges a bump in pay for completing her doctorate, expected this summer.
COLUMN May 16
Projects abound for Malheur County Fair
Fair manager Lynelle Christiani provides an update on construction at the fair and the work volunteers have accomplished as fair time is closer than we think.
EMPLOYMENT May 16
They're hiring - local job openings
YOUR COMMUNITY May 16
Sunday auction closes the door on Ontario history collection
He called it the Knickerbockers West Museum and for Bob Peterson, his collection of antiques was a labor of love. Peterson died three years ago and Sunday his family will auction off a host of unique items he amassed over the years.
LOCAL SPORTS May 16
The Ida-Ore U-15 boys soccer team placed second at the recent tournament in Twin Falls
In addition to the team title, Julian Tellez brought home the Battle of the Goalies title.
YOUR COMMUNITY May 16
Rodeo season kicks off this weekend in Jordan Valley
The 59th annual Big Loop event starts Friday and runs through Sunday. The rodeo is the biggest celebration of the year for Malheur County's most secluded city.
LOCAL SPORTS May 16
No state play for Malheur County golf teams
The golf teams for Vale, Nyssa and Ontario were all shut out of state playoff contention after the recent district tournament.
LOCAL SPORTS May 16
Vale advances to district play after win over Nyssa, losses to Stanfield/Echo
The Vale baseball team ended the regular season in third place in the league standings and now start the march towards state with district playoffs.
PUBLIC NOTICES May 16
Publications from local governments, private parties
Budget notices for Jordan Valley Cemetery District, Pioneer Health District
LOCAL SPORTS May 16
Adrian Antelope boys bring home title, girls second
The Adrian boys track and field team are the Special District 4 champions while the girls placed second at the district meet. Take a look also at the state qualifiers from Adrian, Harper and Jordan Valley.
LOCAL SPORTS May 16
Vale Vikings sweep district tennis
After the completion of the district tennis tournament, 10 Vale netters are on the way to the state tournament. Two Ontario tennis players will also make the trip.
LOCAL SPORTS May 16
Ontario Tigers 3rd in GOL meet, sending 10 to state in Eugene
The Ontario track and field team head to the state meet with 10 athletes on board after both the boys and girls took third place finishes in the district meet.
LOCAL SPORTS May 16
Nyssa Bulldogs, Vale Vikings in EOL softball playoffs
Both local teams are looking to advance to the state playoffs with Nyssa on the field first while Vale receives a bye.
YOUR GOVERNMENT May 16
Court delays decison on rec district
Ontario resident Mary Jo Evers is pushing to create an independent recreation district for the city. Last week she stepped before the Malheur County Court to seek its assistance in placing the issue on the November ballot.
YOUR GOVERNMENT May 16
Montwheeler attorney asks for delay of competency hearing
David Falls cites his inability to "work closely" with his client for several months. Falls said in court documents that Montwheeler declined to meet with other members of his defense team.
YOUR SCHOOLS May 16
Vale seniors will cap high school with Sunday ceremony
Six valedictorians and one salutatorian lead 2018 class of Vikings. Graduation set for 3 p.m. at the Vale High School gym.
YOUR COMMUNITY May 16
Nyssa cemetery gets a little help from some anonymous friends
Vandalism caused more than $50,000 in damages at Nyssa's Hilltop Memorial Cemetery last week. Now private donors are offering assistance to help repair the damage.
LOCAL SPORTS May 16
Nyssa Bulldogs second in district meet
The Nyssa boys and girls both claimed second places finishes after competing in the district meet in Umatilla. The state meet will feature 13 Bulldogs and 2 Vikings.
YOUR GOVERNMENT May 16
Vale gets new city manager
She knows the ropes and knows the town and now Katy Lamb will guide Vale into the future. She was chosen to fill the vacant position by the Vale City Council May 8.
YOUR GOVERNMENT May 15
Ontario sales tax flops and service cuts loom
By a 2-to-1 margin, voters scuttled the effort to create a 1 percent levy for county's biggest city. City leaders hoped citizens would want to tax out-of-town shoppers to help pay for city services.

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