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Dec 17 2018 thru Dec 23 2018

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BREAKING NEWS December 22
Hours-long standoff in Ontario ends with suspect's surrender
An Ontario neighborhood was disrupted for hours Friday, Dec. 21, as a man wanted by police for attempted murder refused to surrender. Xavier R. Machuca, 27, of Ontario, finally gave up after talking to police for hours from a second-floor apartment.
BREAKING NEWS December 21
Man wanted for attempted murder holds off police at Ontario apartment.
The 27-year-old man, wanted for an attempted murder earlier Friday, refused to surrender to police and remained inside a second-floor Ontario apartment for hours.
COMMUNITY NEWS December 20
Klug is on a mission to find Toys for Tots in Malheur County
For the past six years Anna Klug, the on-site coordinator for the Malheur County Childhood Development Center, and the Marines worked together to provide gifts for local children as part of the Toys for Tots Program. The development center serves local pre-school children from low-income families.
BREAKING NEWS December 19
Bates sues Oregon, claims state should not have freed Montwheeler
Jessica Bates of Vale filed suit on Wednesday against the State of Oregon Health Authority, the state hospital and the Psychiatric Security Review Board. She said state officials were negligent in freeing Anthony Montwheeler from their supervision in December 2016. He is accused of killing her husband David Bates and Annita Harmon of Weiser less than a month later.
YOUR COMMUNITY December 19
Vale drug store's gift tree puts gifts under tree for local kids
The giving tree, a cooperative effort between Malheur Drug and the the Vale School District, is a holiday tradition that showcases the generosity of the community.
SPORTS December 19
Boys Hoops: Parma uses straight shooting to down Vale
The Panthers utilized a big second quarter of offense to post a 61-41 non-league win over the Vikings Dec. 15. This week the Vikings will compete in the Truckstop.com tournament at the College of Idaho in Caldwell.
COMMENTARY December 19
Letters from Readers - Dec. 19, 2018
Cultural Trust can double the impact of giving to qualified nonprofits in Oregon.
COMMUNITY NEWS December 19
Vale’s Starlite sets table for its annual Christmas meals
The eatery's community dinner is just one of several events to mark Christmas – also on the schedule: a dinner in Nyssa, a service in Harper, and a comedy show in Vale.
YOUR COMMUNITY December 19
One for the road? Think again as Malheur deputies launch DUI patrols
The special patrols began Dec. 13 and will run through the end of the year in a grant funded effort that will also target distracted drivers in 2019.
COMMUNITY NEWS December 19
Minimum-security inmates host senior luncheon, finding holiday spirit in giving back
Last week, minimum-security inmates at the Snake River Correctional Institute hosted over 100 local senior citizens at the prison's the 11th annual Senior Citizen Christmas Luncheon.
VALE NEWS December 19
Senator Bentz slated to speak to Vale Chamber Thursday
The Chamber meeting, the Drexel Foundation open house, a ceremony for county officials and more are on the calendar for Vale.
EMPLOYMENT December 19
They're hiring - local job openings
Available openings include BHC Technician, Production Worker, feed mill employee, Ranch Worker, Boards, commissions, and committees
COMMENTARY December 19
Our View: Prevent government shutdown
Rep. Greg Walden should use his political sway to help prevent a costly government shutdown.
PUBLIC NOTICES December 19
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of Richard L. Fly, Estate of Ernest Wiley Van Matre, Estate of Betty Lorene Gordon, Trustee's Notice of Sale
YOUR COMMUNITY December 18
Thieves hit popular Adrian restaurant for a third time
Nearly $20,000 is gone after separate break-ins that began Nov. 30. The Malheur County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the binge of thefts.
PHOTO GALLERY December 17
PHOTOS: Nyssa Elementary puts on show to warm your heart for holidays
Starting with tykes in kindergarten, Nyssa Elementary School students put on a terrific holiday program recently.
OREGON STATE GOVERNMENT December 17
Oregon agencies may find more watchdogs keeping an eye on them
For a decade, several large Oregon agencies have operated without internal auditors they were supposed to have. Such auditors catch wasteful spending and inefficient operations. A new state budget could include money for these government watchdogs.

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