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Apr 15 2019 thru Apr 21 2019

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OREGON GOVERNMENT April 20
Oregon prisons brace for growing population of elderly inmates
Elderly inmates are the fastest-growing segment of the state’s prison population, but the state has few prison facilities equipped for geriatric care.
EDUCATION April 20
Migrant leadership program seeks applicants from Ontario, Nyssa
Ontario, Nyssa and Intermountain students from migrant or farmworker families can apply to participate in the Oregon Migrant Leadership Institute this summer. The summer leadership camp will be hosted at Treasure Valley Community College during the month of July.
YOUR GOVERNMENT April 19
Grassy Mountain mine permit request draws ire of two conservation groups
The Oregon Natural Desert Association and the 1000 Friends of Oregon believe a bid by Calico Resources USA Corp., for a land use application should be denied by the county planning commission. The two conservation groups believe there are more questions than answers regarding a plan to build a gold and mining complex south of Vale.
STATE GOVERNMENT April 19
Mounting controversy over foster kids prompts Oregon governor to step in
On Thursday, Gov. Kate Brown announced her executive order giving her and her staff much more control and influence over the Department of Human Services’ Child Welfare division.
VALE NEWS April 19
Vale resident given state FFA honor for years of community service
Helen Thomas, a longtime Vale resident, was recently awarded an Honorary Oregon FFA State Degree. Thomas was nominated for the honor by FFA advisors in the Snake River District, which includes the Ontario, Nyssa, Vale, Adrian, Harper and Jordan Valley FFA chapters.
PUBLIC SAFETY April 18
Ontario woman killed in Oregon Highway 201 crash
Roberta Chandler, 41, died after her car drifted into the northbound lane of the highway and struck a Chevy Impala
NYSSA NEWS April 18
Family movies, egg hunt, Easter services on tap for Nyssa
The Nyssa Library will host Family Movie Night Thursday, April 18, at 5 p.m. On Saturday, the Nyssa Easter Egg Hunt at South Park will kick off with a breakfast at 10:30 a.m. and the egg hunt at 11.
OREGON LEGISLATURE April 18
Juvenile offenders would catch a break under Measure 11 reform
By a single vote, the Oregon Senate supported a change to voter-approved Measure 11 to go . easier on violent juvenile offenders. The legislation now goes to the House
VALE NEWS April 18
Vale Chamber and Lions Club staging Easter egg hunt
The Lions Club and Vale Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday at noon at Wadleigh Park. The egg hunt is free and open to kids up to 12 years of age.
COMMUNITY NEWS April 18
Malheur County spring fairs cultivate wellness, health care
The annual Spring into Wellness health fairs, which kicked off earlier this spring in Adrian and Jordan Valley, will be rolling into other Malheur County communities over the next two months. More than 25 agencies dealing with health and wellness are participating in the fairs, offering information and free health screenings. The next fair is scheduled for Sunday, April 28, 1-4 p.m. at the Nyssa Rodeo Grounds.
COMMUNITY NEWS April 18
Rock band, 'Aladdin' take stage at Ontario's Four Rivers Cultural Center
The Four Rivers Cultural Center will host tribute band “Boston Rocks” that plays the tunes of the great rock groups – such as Aerosmith, The Cars, Boston and The J. Geils Band. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $10. Also coming up, the Children's Community Theatre will stage its production of the Disney classic "Aladdin," from April 25-27. The show begins each night at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. on April 27.
BUSINESS April 17
Local company gives its workers a big bonus surprise
Employees of Truckstop.com. - including workers from Malheur County - recently received a boost in their paychecks after a San Francisco firm took a major ownership position in the company.
COMMUNITY NEWS April 17
Ontario's Berts Growler Garage celebrates 5 years of fun, friendship, family
Berts Growler Garage, with its signature style and large craft beer selection, recently celebrated five years in operation in Ontario.
OBITUARIES April 17
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Equilla Joy Parkhurst Carter ,Richard Thompson, A.J. Davis, Laura L. Spencer, Jacquelyn Jo Marshall, Ralph Owen Oliver, Celesta Polly Stewart, Georgia Ann Barklow
EMPLOYMENT April 17
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions available include Operator/ditch rider, Coaching Vacancy, CDL Driver, Mine Oiler, Mine Mechanic, Temporary Food Service, Information Services
SPORTS April 17
Viking softball, baseball teams notch league wins
In two important Eastern Oregon League games, the Vale softball team shrugged off a slow start to post a 11-10 win over Nyssa. Meanwhile, the Vale boys swept past the Bulldogs 13-3 Tuesday afternoon.
PUBLIC NOTICES April 17
Publications from local governments, private parties
Budget meetings, Oregon Telephone company, Sheriff's Sale, Estate of FRANK E. FISHER
PUBLIC SAFETY April 17
Attorneys for Montwheeler want to delay and move upcoming trial
The Nampa man will also return to the Oregon State Hospital for yet another evaluation. Montwheeler is charged with kidnapping and stabbing to death Annita Harmon, an ex-wife, two years ago and then killing David Bates of Vale and injuring his wife Jessica in a collision during a police chase.
OREGON LEGISLATURE April 17
Drivers would get relief from gas price hikes expected with enviro policy
As legislators drive to control carbon emissions in Oregon, they're hearing the concerns of Oregonians about the resulting increase in gas prices. Now, a plan would put money back into the pockets of some Oregonians to cover that cost.
COMMUNITY NEWS April 17
Vale student’s design chosen for FBLA pins
Vale High School student Sydney Bolyard recently won a design contest for the Oregon Future Business Leaders of America. Her pin design for the National Leadership Conference that won 75 percent of votes by FBLA’s Oregon officer team.
YOUR GOVERNMENT April 17
Wyden says he will lead effort on new Owyhee initiative
Battle lines between conservationists, county residents and ranchers were drawn years ago over how best to manage public lands such as the Owyhee Canyonlands. Last week during a town hall session in Ontario, Oregon's senior senator said he will bring all sides together to work out a compromise.
OREGON GOVERNMENT April 16
Rights group takes Oregon officials to court to force foster care improvements
A federal court is being asked to step in to mandate changes to Oregon's system for caring for thousands of children in foster care. The lawsuit comes after years of scandals in the state-run system.
MALHEUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE April 16
Former Malheur County employee charged with stealing office cash
The new director of the Malheur County Planning Department last year asked for help assessing finances in his agency. The review uncovered years of theft of cash, leading to charges against Jamie L. Willet
COMMUNITY April 15
Victim of fall, Nampa woman remembered for love of outdoors and adventure
Family members say Amanda Poole, who died March 30 in a fall from a cliff, should be remembered for her sense of adventure and love of life.
PUBLIC NOTICES April 15
Publications from local governments, private parties
Sheriff's Sale, Ontario Recreation District Budget meeting, Pioneer Place Budget Meeting
COMMUNITY April 15
Ontario group plans town hall meeting this Wednesday
The Citizens Coalition of Ontario has invited representatives of the city, school district and parks district on hand to talk to the public at a town hall session at 6 p.m. this Wednesday at Four Rivers Cultural Center.

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