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Jan 21 2019 thru Jan 27 2019

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NYSSA NEWS January 25
Bulldogs get ready for all-school reunion in July
An Nyssa all-school reunion is in the planning stages and will be seeking volunteers for upcoming community events. For more information and updates, check the Nyssa Bulldogs Facebook. Also, the Nyssa PTO will be hosting two fundraisers in March and a dinner for teachers during conferences. Parents of students at Nyssa Elementary are encouraged to give their input by emailing [email protected]
YOUR COMMUNITY January 24
Impact from government shutdown ripples across Malheur County
The fallout from the clash between President Donald Trump and Democrats in Congress is felt from the Vale BLM district office to farmers who seek loans for the upcoming harvest season.
STATE GOVERNMENT January 24
Business group analysis finds Oregon state employees contribute less to health care than in neighboring states
Compared to Washington, Idaho, California and Nevada, Oregon state employees get top tier benefits at a low price. Unions criticism the report as pointed because it didn't take into account the total compensation package.
EDUCATION January 24
Malheur County graduation rates climb overall
High schools generally saw a higher percentage of students graduate in 2018, according to data released Thursday morning by the Oregon Department of Education. However, not all high school graduation rates in the area trended positively.
YOUR COMMUNITY January 24
Vale farrier now trying his hand at knives
Rick Padgett is a certified farrier based in Vale and has been shoeing horses for nearly 30 years. Recently, he began making knives.
EMPLOYMENT January 24
They're hiring - local job openings
Available positions para-professional position, Coaching Vacancy, Herbicide Applicator - Maintenance
YOUR COMMUNITY January 23
Relief nursery offers home visits for rural families in Malheur County
The Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery is offering home visits to families within Malheur County to help parents detect signs of developmental delays and health issues early, which can help prevent child abuse and neglect.
YOUR GOVERNMENT January 23
Walden's town hall blitz swings into Ontario
The longtime Oregon congressman told an audience at Four Rivers Cultural Center Monday that he supports border security but doesn't believe the issue should keep federal workers from going to work.
LOCAL SCHOOLS January 23
Vale Middle School project moves ahead
The new building, which sits on top of a former alfalfa field, will include new classrooms, a media center, wrestling facility and a new gym. Work on the project is expected to be complete by May.
SPORTS January 23
Bulldog hoop teams overpower Vale
Both the Nyssa girls and boys varsity squads notched victories Tuesday night in Eastern Oregon League prep action.
OBITUARIES January 23
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Duane Stanley McPheeters, Hugh Norris, Richard (Dick) King, Beth A. Heck, Michael Henry Kreider, Gordan Hammerle
NATURAL RESOURCES January 23
Malheur stewardship coalition takes new Owyhee plan to Congress
Those proposing more local say over federal lands in Malheur County traveled to Washington to make their case. Environmental groups, waiting for a meeting over the issue, were caught by surprise over the action.
PUBLIC NOTICES January 23
Publications from local governments, private parties
MAILING OF ANNUAL MEETING, Storage Auction, Estate of Otto Jr. Goodman, Estate of Lance J. Norman, Notice of Election of Board Members, Notice of sale
OREGON LEGISLATURE January 23
Opening day at Oregon Legislature is about ceremony, getting acquainted
Freshmen legislators continued learning the ways of their new duties amid song, handshakes, and meetings at Tuesday's start of the 2019 Oregon Legislature.
SPORTS January 22
Lady Vikings sweep road games
The Vale girls varsity basketball team clinched wins over Riverside and Umatilla to secure a 4-1 league mark. Meanwhile, Vale boys drop two contests over the weekend.
YOUR GOVERNMENT January 21
Walden tells Ontario crowd he wants federal government to be fully open
The session, at Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario Monday afternoon included questions from the audience and focused on key issues such as border security, the environment and the opioid crisis.
OREGON POLITICS January 21
You don't have to be a powerful lobbyist to have influence at Oregon Legislature
Former legislators share insights on how citizens can shape politics and the law during the 2019 Legislature. Reaching out and being active gives voters a way to have a say on what happens at the Capitol.
YOUR COMMUNITY January 21
Can you help a child? Foster parents needed in Malheur County, state says
A free session scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 23, will explain the need for foster parents in Malheur County and what it takes to serve as one.

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