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OBITUARIES October 13
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Mardene Weinrich Keveren, Anthony J. Petersen, Melvin Johnson Cardon, Dalton J. Surmeier, Dennis Dwane Daugherty, Allyssa Jeannette Stark, Donna Prough, Dorothy L. Johnson
LOCAL BUSINESS October 13
Vale's Diamond Back Bar & Grill is open for business
Rusty and Cammie Bashon took over the former Sagebrush Saloon last month and believe their blend of good food and good friends is the recipe for success.
OREGON POLITICS October 13
Buehler invested in tax credits that became state scandal
Records of the state Energy Department show that Knute Buehler and his wife bought $100,000 in business energy tax credits. In the Legislature, Buehler criticized such credits as a "waste."
STATE GOVERNMENT October 12
From chickens to guns, local voters in Oregon face measures
While state ballot measures get the campaign money and attention, communities from one end of Oregon to the other have local measures to consider. Voters, for instance, will settle whether chickens can be kept at home in one city.
EDITORIAL October 11
EDITORIAL: Local nonprofits take on big job, play key role in giving season
EDITORIAL: As the benefit season rolls out this fall, consider what causes really touch you and then support them with passion. You’re helping people in Malheur County, who need support and help and who, without you, just may not get it.
EMPLOYMENT October 11
They're hiring - local job openings
Jobs available include Business Manager, Licensed Journeyman Electrician, Transportation Maintenance, Ranch Worker, Ditchrider.
COMMUNITY NEWS October 11
Refugee family recalls Vale's generosity when they were strangers
A Thai family reflects on the kindness of the people of Vale, particularly Frank and Mary Kavanaugh, who helped them during their resettlement in the United States during the Vietnam War.
YOUR GOVERNMENT October 10
Candidates forum set at Treasure Valley Community College
Ontario Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the event slated for Monday at 6 p.m. at the Weese Building.
SPORTS October 10
Burns defeats Vale in EOL volleyball action
In a series of close sets, Burns sweeps the Vikings and now stands firmly atop league rankings.
BUSINESS NEWS October 10
Announced with 125 jobs, Nyssa rail center now projected to have 7 full-time jobs
To get costs down, officials have trimmed the size of the rail depot, eliminated a rail spur, and postponed a new road intended to keep truck traffic out of downtown Nyssa.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS October 10
Lady Tigers hold off Pioneers offense in 1-1 draw
The Ontario girls soccer team tied McLoughlin last Saturday, breaking a four-game streak of losses. The Tigers will play Baker next on Saturday.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS October 10
Ontario penalty kick clinches win over Mac-Hi
The Ontario boys soccer team defeated archrival Mac-Hi 3-2 last Saturday, clinching the top spot in the Greater Oregon League.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT October 10
Planning commission supports restrictions on marijuana businesses
The Ontario Planning Commission met Monday night to discuss marijuana zoning laws, provided that the measure to lift the city-ban on marijuana sales passes Nov. 6. The proposal sets out the land-use regulations that cultivation centers, processing facilities and dispensaries would have to follow if they want to be part of the marijuana business in Ontario.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS October 10
Vikings scuttle Nyssa's vaunted offensive attack
Vale posts a 20-10 league victory over Nyssa by controlling the tempo in the second half and a stingy defense.
SPORTS October 10
La Grande overpowers Tigers in league action
La Grande puts together a huge second half of offense to bury the Tigers 49-12. Now Ontario must prepare for Baker this Friday in another tough Greater Oregon League contest.
PUBLIC NOTICES October 10
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of Darrell D. Standage, Estate of Doris F. Standage, Estate of Edith Earlene Jennings, Trustee's Notice of Sale.
STATE GOVERNMENT October 9
State wants to step up monitoring of water systems, large and small
The state says it is short handed and can't fully monitor about 900 water systems across Oregon for health hazards. A boost in fees would close the gap, the Oregon Health Authority says.
SPORTS GALLERY October 9
Uncommon athletic ability was a common virtue at first 'Black and Blue Bowl.'
In the biggest came of the season football players from Vale and Nyssa battled it out under a misty Malheur County October sky.
SPORTS GALLERY October 9
Crosby Invitational draws runners from across the region
The annual event held last week attracted twenty-four high school cross country teams from across the region. Locally, harriers from Vale, Adrian, Ontario and Nyssa competed.
YOUR COMMUNITY October 9
Nyssa family mourns death of father who died in house fire
Efren Amaral Pacheco was napping Friday night when an electrical short in his family's home turned into a fire that eventually killed him. A fund drive is underway to help with funeral expenses and resettle the family. A funeral service has been scheduled for Monday, Oct. 15, at 5 p.m. at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Nyssa.
PUBLIC SAFETY October 9
California woman leads state police on chase across two counties
Police say Lori Michelle Sorahan was driving the wrong way on Interstate 84 near Ontario and was finally stopped and arrested in Baker County.

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