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Apr 29 2019 thru May 5 2019

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SPORTS PHOTO GALLERY May 3
PHOTOS: Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Ontario Invitational draws regional competition
16 Teams descended on the Ontario High School football field last week for a day of track and field events. Fruitland claimed top honors in boys team scores while Baker was the top team in girls standings.
BUSINESS May 3
Vale meat business ready to carry on a family tradition
Jace Morrison took over the former Hawley Meats in 2017. He changed the name, bought a new mobile butcher truck and offers retail sales in an effort to provide reliable service to Malheur County.
COMMENTARY May 3
College journalism class studies Enterprise, suggests changes
For a semester, teams of students at Arizona State University poked and prodded the Malheur Enterprise. Recently, we traveled to Phoenix to hear what they concluded.
PHOTO GALLERY May 3
Photo Gallery: Novice rodeo and celebrating Children's Day in Nyssa
The Children's Day Celebration and novice rodeo hosted by Euvalcree and Tri-State Rodeo Company at the at the Oregon Trail Arena in Nyssa featured novice breakaway, team roping, barrel racing, bull and bronc riding, as well as live music, games and raffles.
COMING UP May 3
Annual hoedown, Succor Creek cleanup, history lesson and more on tap for Malheur County
Need something to do? The Saint Alphonsus Foundation in Ontario will be putting on its fourth annual hoedown from 6-11 p.m. Also coming up is the annual Succor Creek cleanup Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
NYSSA NEWS May 2
Nyssa athletes hold spaghetti feed and fire volunteers get ready for its annual ball this Saturday
The Nyssa Volunteer Fireman will be holding its annual ball with dinner, an auction and dancing at the Eagles Hall on Saturday. Also scheduled for Saturday is the Nyssa Senior Citizens Center monthly dance from 6 to 9 p.m. and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes' spaghetti feed at 5 p.m.
POLITICS May 2
Merkley urges an investment in families, infrastructure
In an exclusive interview with the Enterprise last week, the junior senator from Oregon also touched on the Trump adminstration's immigration policies and said he is worried about corruption in national politics.
RAIL RELOAD CENTER May 2
Union Pacific promises to provide service to proposed facility
The railroad giant, though, will do so based on a series conditions. The railroad said in a letter to economic development officials Wednesday it cannot promise express service nor reach all destinations.
OREGON LEGISLATURE May 2
Oregon House backs new business tax, school spending on partisan vote
Flexing their political muscle, Democrats in the Oregon House used their majority status to approve the Student Success Act, a blend of taxation and school spending. The package is headed to the Senate, where Democrats also hold the majority.
EDUCATION May 2
Resignations hit Treasure Valley Community College nursing program
Why four instructors in the past month signaled they are leaving remains unclear but college officials said the moves were not 'entirely unexpected.' The resignations may create future challenges for a department that boasts a 100% job placement rate after graduation.
VALE NEWS May 1
Vale Chamber president proposes new focus on business members
The Vale Chamber of Commerce is undergoing changes under its new president, Jessica Kulm. In addition to designing a new logo, the chamber plans to drop its monthly luncheon, craft a new business initiative, revamp its website and no longer offer food vendors at the annual Oregon Trail Days.
RAIL RELOAD CENTER May 1
Malheur County pursues major logistics company to operate rail center
In documents delivered to state transportation officials last week, local leaders reported they are in tentative discussions with AmeriCold Logistics. However, whether a deal will be inked with the firm is uncertain.
OBITUARIES May 1
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Kenneth (Kenny) Dwight Price, James Ronald (Ron) Johnson, John C. Johnston, Zona M. Koopman
EMPLOYMENT May 1
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions available include Bus drivers and roofers.
PUBLIC NOTICES May 1
Publications from local governments, private parties
Notice of Sale, Estate of Frank E. Fisher, Ironside Rural Road District, Malheur County Court,Estate of Doris Lucille Simpson, Budget meetings
ONTARIO NEWS May 1
Organic excess in water treatment plant has Ontario holding its nose
An excessive influx of organic matter into the Ontario wastewater treatment system has resulted in offensive odors permeating the city air. Public officials say an upset to the plant's biological system has resulted in a non-hazardous foul smell, which they hope will clear up in several weeks.
SPORTS April 30
Teams from across the region compete in Nyssa's Don Walker Invite
The Nyssa boys and girls track and field teams both finished second Friday at the Don Walker Invitational held at Nyssa High School, where hundreds of athletes representing 20 schools from eastern Oregon and Idaho competed.
STATE NEWS April 30
$2 billion education package moves forward in Oregon Legislature
A $1 billion-per-year tax plan to boost education cleared a major procedural hurdle in the Capitol Monday — and got a big political boost in the process.
SPORTS April 30
Ontario track invitational draws a plethroa of teams
Fruitland boys and Baker girls teams claim top honors at meet sponsored by Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Ontario Saturday.
LOCAL BUSINESS April 30
Enterprise adds 3 to news team as it joins national program
In a boon for Malheur County news coverage, the Vale-based Enterprise expands its staff with reporting corps member, and students from UO and University of Missouri.

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