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Apr 22 2019 thru Apr 28 2019

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COMMUNITY NEWS April 26
Vale FFA honors members and community supports
The Vale FFA chapter recently held its annual FFA Banquet at Vale High School, where chapter members and community leaders were recognized for their achievements over the last year.
YOUR COMMUNITY April 26
Local photographer faces tragedy and finds triumph behind the camera lens
Nearly killed in an accident, Royce Nowlin discovered a love - and talent - for photography. Now, many of his snapshots adorn the halls of the new medical/surgical wing at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Ontario.
EDITORIAL April 26
EDITORIAL: Ontario voters should say yes to better schools
The Ontario School District deserves the community’s support for this measure. In recent years, school officials have significantly moved the needle on local education. Voters should trust that district executives and school board members that they can deliver results.
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY April 26
Malheur County plans to ink deal with major logistics firm to operate rail center
In documents delivered to state officials Tuesday, the Malheur County Development Corp., said it will seek a pact with AmeriCold Logistics, LLC to run the proposed facility north of Nyssa.
LOCAL SCHOOLS April 26
Vale High School students take FBLA state honors
Japheth Carlson and Sydney Bolyard of Vale High School placed in the top four at the Future Business Leaders of America State Business Leadership Conference held recently in Portland.
COMMUNITY NEWS April 25
Weekend rodeo clinic teaches roping, riding in Nyssa
Beginners can learn how to ride bulls and saddle broncs in a novice clinic this weekend at the Nyssa Rodeo Grounds. The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, with a rodeo at 2 p.m. Sunday. The nonprofit Euvalcree will host a variety of activities Sunday for Children’s Day.
EDUCATION April 25
Bond will help Ontario School District beef up security
The specter of school shootings across the nation means even small, rural learning centers must prepare for the worst. That's why district officials propose to use some of the money tied to a proposed bond to ensure students remain safe.
NYSSA NEWS April 25
Reunion plans, wellness fair, fundraiser pack Nyssa's calendar
The Nyssa High School All Class Reunion team will be meeting Thursday, 6:30 p.m. at Apple Valley Pizza. This weekend, there will be a fundraiser for Debbie Petty at Cow Hollow Park Saturday and a health and wellness fair Sunday at the Nyssa Rodeo Grounds.
YOUR COMMUNITY April 25
Aladdin swoops into Four Rivers Cultural Center this week
The Disney classic is just the latest in a host of productions staged by Four Rivers Children's Community Theatre. Performances begin Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. and feature more than 90 local teenagers from area schools.
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY April 25
Proposed Nyssa facility faces important deadline for state money
County leaders were scheduled to furnish detailed plans this week to state officials and face another key target date in May to prove the project will be sustainable. The facility is projected to employ seven year around workers and up to 19 seasonal employees.
PUBLIC SAFETY April 24
Judge sets bail for Ontario duo arrested after fatal shooting
Circuit court judge Lung Hung set a bail for Star Bales at $500,000 and placed a $1 million bond for Nicholas Tucker. Police arrested Bales, 21, and Tucker, 20, Tuesday afternoon as part of an investigation into the shooting death of Raymond Kelly, 21.
COMMUNITY NEWS April 24
Fly fishermen and volunteers pitch in to clean up the Owyhee River
The Indianhead Fly Fishers of Weiser recently held its 14th annual Owyhee River cleanup event. About 50 volunteers came out to pick up trash and remove debris along the riverbank and Owyhee Lake Road.
OBITUARIES April 24
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Susan Lee (Szekely) Oft, Richard A. “Radio Dick” Thompson, Chuck Kuwahara, George R. Neiberger, Dorothy Carol May Thompson, Ronald Lee Fehlman, Melanie Beth Stephens, Barbara A. Heinz, Roberta Chandler, Ron Johnson, Austin Brock Robbins Jr., Grace Marie Enterkine, Judy H. Stubbert, Billy Welch, Kenneth “Kenny” Price
EMPLOYMENT April 24
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions available include Operator/ditch rider, Information Services, Substitute Bus Driver
PUBLIC NOTICES April 24
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of Frank E. Fisher, Notice of Sale, Budget Meeting Notices
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS April 24
Cannabis specialty shops open in Ontario
The CBD trend has made its way into Ontario, with a couple new stores popping up in Ontario. The Golden Nugget CBD and Hotbox CBD offer numerous boutique cannabis products.
PUBLIC SAFETY April 23
District attorney's office releases name of man shot early Tuesday
Meanwhile, two other people arrested Tuesday after a police investigation of the incident are scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Malheur County Circuit Court.
SHOOTING UPDATE April 23
Police investigating fatal shooting in Ontario
UPDATE: Ontario police arrested two men after the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man in Ontario early this morning.
OREGON LEGISLATURE April 23
Findley presses measure to open up marginal farm land in Malheur County for housing
From farmland to mobile home parks, legislators are looking for ways to preserve and expand affordable housing. Finding millions to do so remains a challenge at the Oregon Legislature.

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