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Nov 5 2018 thru Nov 11 2018

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS November 9
Antelopes stymie Rockets to claim playoff victory
Adrian uses goal-line stand in second half, along with a stingy defense, to post a win over Pilot Rock/Nixyaawii Nov. 3.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS November 9
Nyssa clobbers Willamina in 3A playoff tilt
The Bulldogs blow open a close game in the second half to clinch 28-7 win. Nyssa will face No. 2-ranked Amity Saturday in second-round postseason action.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS November 9
Vale dominates Sutherlin to post first-round playoff win
The Vikings used a punishing defense and a vibrant offense to claim the lopsided win at Hawley Stadium.
EDITORIAL November 9
EDITORIAL: On Veterans Day, take time to reflect on all who serve our nation
EDITORIAL: Across Oregon, more than 310,000 people can say proudly, “I’m a vet.” That includes 25,600 women and about 2,000 military veterans in Malheur County. Use this Veterans Day to reflect on what those in the military have given you, and to consider what you can do to safeguard those ideals – for every American.
COMMUNITY NEWS November 9
Local bootcamp brings diversity in wildland firefighting
Federal agencies like the Bureau of Land Management are pushing for diversity and inclusion in wildland firefighting -- a field dominated by men.
NYSSA NEWS November 9
Nyssa breakfast in honor of Veterans Day
There will be a breakfast Saturday at the Nyssa Senior Citizens Center which will be free for area veterans. The cost for those who want to dine with our veterans is $5 for adults and $3 for kids under age 8. Other upcoming events in Nyssa include an open house for Nyssa Floral, a city council meeting Tuesday and Thanksgiving potluck at the senior center.
VALE NEWS November 9
In Vale, dental day, blood drive on calendar
Upcoming news in Vale: This Saturday, Atkinson Dental will hold its third annual Free Dental Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Patients 18 and older can get one service – a filling, cleaning or extraction with X-ray – for free. There will also be a community blood drive for the American Red Cross on Nov. 12 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gymnasium.
COMMUNITY NEWS November 9
Holiday bazaar set at Four Rivers Culture Center
The Four Rivers Culture Center will be sponsoring the annual holiday bazaar Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. This year's event, themed "Fill Your Sleigh," is free and will showcase a Santa workshop for kids, a gift-wrapping station, a raffle and a slew of vendors. Also coming up: From Nov. 15 through Nov. 17, the Four Rivers Children’s Community Theater program will stage “The Lion King.”
LOCAL BUSINESS NEWS November 8
Willowcreek's landmark cafe is back in business
After the Willowcreek mom-and-pop shop and café closed briefly at the end of the summer, a soon-to-be retiree from the BLM employee and his wife signed a lease deal with the landmark's owners and opened the café early last month.
NYSSA November 8
Nyssa school superintendent resigns
Nyssa School District Superintendent Jana Iverson, who was appointed in 2016, is resigning from her position effective June 30, 2019. Her resignation comes after the recent completion of a $12.3 million project to renovate Nyssa Middle School.
OREGON POLITICS November 8
Ontario had company in repealing marijuana ban
Ontario, Joseph, Klamath Falls, Gates, Sumpter and Clatskanie rejected or lifted bans on recreational marijuana sales
LETTERS TO EDITOR November 8
LETTER: Thoughts for new city leaders?
LETTER: Resident raises questions for new Ontario leaders.
COMMUNITY NEWS November 8
Ontario parade salutes veterans
The American Legion Post 67 in Ontario will host a parade this Saturday – a day before Veterans Day – to thank and honor veterans in Malheur County for their patriotism, service and loyalty to this country.
COMMUNITY NEWS November 8
Local teens take STEM cause to DC
Two local teens -- Isabel Lastiri of Vale High and Abi Wachtler of Nyssa High -- joined an international group of high school students in Washington, D.C., to advocate for more STEM education opportunities in their schools and communities as part of the chief science officer program.
COMMUNITY NEWS November 8
Time for property tax bills -- and they're going up
Taxpayers in the Adrian community will see the largest increase in property taxes in Malheur County this year, with the local rate going up by 7 percent. Two items pushed the tax up: the Nyssa road district and the Adrian school bond.
EMPLOYMENT November 8
They're hiring - local job openings
Jobs available include General Ranch Worker
PUBLIC NOTICES November 8
Publications from local governments, private parties
Ironside Rural Road District, Malheur County Court, Estate of Robert G. Cooper, Producers Livestock Marketing Association
ELECTION RESULTS: OREGON LEGISLATURE November 7
Democrats strengthen grip on Oregon Legislature
Three incumbent Republican state representatives fell Tuesday night, shifting more of the Oregon House power to Democrats. That has implications for controversial legislation.
OREGON ELECTION RESULTS: GOVERNOR'S RACE November 6
With win, Brown looks ahead to four years -- her last in elective office
In a surprisingly swift end, Gov. Kate Brown fended off state legislator many saw as the Republican's best chance to return to the governor's suite. Brown will go into her new term with a stronger-than-ever Democratic majority in the Legislature.
OREGON ELECTION: PHOTOS November 6
Brown's camp celebrates, Buehler supporter watch concession
After more than 400 days on the campaign trail, Kate Brown and Knute Buehler ended their contest Tuesday night before hundreds of supporters.
OREGON ELECTION RESULTS UPDATE: BALLOT MEASURES November 6
Oregonians turn back ballot measures to limit taxes, lift sanctuary status
Despite millions spent on political advertising, supporters of measures to limit grocery taxes and legislative authority to raise revenue and other issues went home empty handed after Tuesday's election results showed them losing at every turn.
ELECTION RESULTS: VALE November 6
UPDATED RESULTS: One incumbent, two newcomers to take Vale Council seats
Local voters had to decide between four candidates to fill three open slots on Vale City Council.
ELECTION RESULTS: OREGON GOVERNOR - UPDATED November 6
Brown wins second term, turning back hard push by Buehler
In one of the most expensive campaigns in Oregon history, Kate Brown wins another term as governor.
ELECTION RESULTS: NYSSA November 6
UPDATED RESULTS: Nyssa mayor draws fewest votes in city council race
Six candidates vied for the four open seats on city council. The three with the highest number of votes will each serve a four-year term. The person who finishes fourth will serve a two-year term.
ELECTION RESULTS: ONTARIO CITY RACES November 6
UPDATED RESULTS: Hill to become new Ontario mayor, third seat on city council too close to call
Ontario voters elected a new mayor and three councilors for office.
ELECTION RESULTS: OREGON BALLOT MEASURES November 6
Oregon voters reject conservative social measures, tax restrictions
Oregon voters appeared in no mood to amend the state constitution to restrict taxes and turned back a determined effort to repeal the state's sanctuary law.
ELECTION RESULTS: ONTARIO MEASURES November 6
UPDATED RESULTS: Voters approve Ontario ballot measures on marijuana, rec district
As Ontario voters turned in their ballots Tuesday, they had two local measures to decide. One would form an independent recreation district and the other would allow marijuana sales in the city.
OREGON POLITICS November 6
A history of Oregon governor's races
Democrats have had the keys to the governor's office since 1986, and elections haven't always been a close. Here's a look at the contests for Oregon's highest office.
OREGON POLITICS November 6
With hours to go, Brown and Buehler hit campaign trail one last time
After more than a year of campaigning, Gov. Kate Brown and state Rep. Knute Buehler finished up their bid for the governorship with rallies, phone calls, and time with family. The two candidates took markedly different approaches to Monday's campaign work.
OREGON GOVERNMENT November 5
Oregon officials confident election systems are secure
With worries across the country about election hacking and other threats, county clerks in Oregon are required to have elaborate security plans in place. State officials say security puts Oregon at low risk for manipulation of voting and tabulations.

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