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Mar 4 2019 thru Mar 10 2019

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COMMUNITY NEWS March 8
Japanese American group in Ontario serve up Bento meals to seniors in the community
A Japanese American group of volunteers continue a monthly tradition of assembling and serving up Bento box lunches to local seniors. The Japanese-themed lunch program started five years ago and has delivered over 4,400 meals to seniors in the community.
OBITUARIES March 8
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Gail Gardner Atkinson, Patricia m. Barber, Daniel Francis Bachini, Ted A. Pursifull, Patricia A. Foster, Edna Mae Bailey, Laurence O. “Larry” Powers, Janice Marie Knapp, Bettye Louise Simpson, Doris Lucille Simpson, Zona Ellen Sutherland, Marla Egbert, Patricia Perry
COMMENTARY March 8
Letters to the editor: Owyhee plans, Lady Viks and carbon emissions
Readers share their views on carbon emissions, local athletes, and the future of the Owyhee Canyonlands.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS March 7
Postseason triumphs elude Dawgs, Lady Viks
The Nyssa boys and Vale girls varsity basketball teams finished out the 2018-2019 hoop season with solid performances at the Class 3A state tourney but came up short in the end.
SPORTS March 7
Nyssa, Ontario baseball teams gear up for spring season
Nyssa looks to improve on a 1-13 record from 2018 while in Ontario head coach Greg Simmons believes a solid core of returning starters will help the Tigers find success.
NEWS March 7
Vale BLM transfers a fire rig to Nyssa Rural Fire
The Bureau of Land Management Vale District recently donated a wildland fire engine to the Nyssa Rural Fire Department as part of the federal agency’s new Rural Fire Readiness program to support local wildland firefighting partners.
EDITORIAL March 7
EDITORIAL: Carbon plan must heed needs of rural Oregon
EDITORIAL: The ambitious drive to save the planet could prove costly to Malheur County in ways that will damage a still-struggling economy. Gov. Kate Brown should ensure rural Oregon isn't hammered.
NYSSA NEWS March 7
Nyssa seniors serve up delicious baked treats this weekend
The Nyssa Senior Center is having a bake sale this Friday and Saturday at 316 Good Ave. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Next week, Nyssa schools will be performing at the high school auditorium Wednesday for an all-day band festival. The Malheur County Spelling Bee will also take place next Friday at the elementary school and will start at 8:30 a.m.
YOUR GOVERNMENT March 7
Malheur County lawmaker warns carbon plan may cost jobs
Rep. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, cautioned lawmakers last week that a carbon emissions limit under review by the Legislature could send businesses packing. Findley said EP Minerals, one of the county's biggest employers, may depart if the proposal is approved.
VALE NEWS March 7
Donkeys coming back to Vale gym for annual basketball game
This Saturday, four teams will be competing in donkey basketball at the Vale High School gym to benefit the Vale graduating class of 2021. The event starts at 6 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door.
YOUR COMMUNITY March 6
Lamb ready for next challenge as Vale city manager
Katy Lamb never expected to be named to the city's top slot but found the work to be interesting and rewarding. Now, a year after she was selected by the city council, Lamb has her attention fixed on an upcoming $1.2 million sidewalk project.
VALE NEWS March 6
Vale library holds computer classes starting next month
The Vale City Library will be offering basic computer classes for adults next month. The classes are free and will be held twice a week for six weeks, beginning April 2. Also coming up, the St Patrick’s Catholic Church Altar Society will be having a Lenten soup supper March 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. The processed of the soup fundraiser will benefit a family in Kenya whose home needs a new roof.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS March 6
Jordan Valley girls basketball comes up short at state tournament
The Jordan Valley High School girls basketball team suffered a disappointing end to its 2018-19 season last Friday, after losing to Crane 54-41 in the consolation finals at the Class 1A state basketball tournament held at Baker High School. The Mustangs finished the season ranked fifth in 1A basketball with a 23-4 overall record.
NEWS March 6
Ontario's marijuana industry players make progress in licensing
As the state’s cannabis regulators reopen applications, a bumper crop of budding entrepreneurs is getting ready to cash in on Ontario’s emerging recreational marijuana industry, some moving forward with building permits.
EMPLOYMENT March 6
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions available include Lead Groundskeeper, Program Assistant, Qualified Roofers, Part Time Ordinance Officer, TVCC Flight Instructor, Tidewater Contractors
YOUR GOVERNMENT March 6
Governor Kate Brown pledges to shield local jobs, economy
During two meetings last week, the Brown listened to feedback from residents and officials and said she is acutely aware of the economic challenges the region faces. She said she wants to help the region overcome those economic obstacles.
YOUR COMMUNITY March 6
Speelmon finds success as state FFA officer
The Adrian-area resident traveled across the state, the nation and overseas to educate people on the value of agriculture.
VALE NEWS March 6
Vale group invites community to feast and talk about food
A group of community members will be holding a town hall meeting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Chavelitas Restaurant in Vale this Thursday to discuss food, education and agriculture in the community.
PUBLIC NOTICES March 6
Publications from local governments, private parties
Ironside Rural Road District, Malheur County Court Proceedings, Nyssa Public Hearing, Notice of Sale
BREAKING NEWS March 5
Legislature to pay $1.3 million for harassment at Capitol
The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and leaders of the Oregon Legislature announced an agreement Tuesday to pay $1.3 million to settle claims from nine people who suffered harassment while working in Salem.

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