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May 6 2019 thru May 12 2019

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS May 10
Nyssa, Vale tennis players head to regionals
The Vale and Nyssa tennis teams will send athletes to regionals this weekend, after placing in the top four at the 4A/3A/2A/1A sub-district tournament last weekend at Nyssa High School.
OBITUARIES May 10
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Zona M. Koopman, James Ronald “Ron” Johnson, Douglas E. Williams, Larkin D Ellison, Stanley R. Speir, Kevin Louis Trees
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS May 10
Railroad’s conditions limit service for Nyssa facility
In a recent letter, to Greg Smith, Malheur County economic development director, Union Pacific said it can furnish service to the rail center, but won't provide faster shipping. The railroad also outlined several other conditions for its service.
NYSSA NEWS May 10
Nyssa senior center hosts yard and bake sale
The Yard and Bake Sale is coming to the Nyssa Senior Center this Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also, a youth group at St. Bridget Catholic Church is looking for artificial flower donations to decorate graves at Hilltop Memorial Cemetery for Memorial Day.
PUBLIC NOTICES May 10
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of Doris Lucille Simpson, Notice of Sale, Budget Meeting
COMING UP May 10
History, nachos, auction fun in store in Ontario
Coming up this week in Ontario: a Malheur Country Historical Society meeting to discuss the old First Bank in Vale, a nacho feed at May Roberts Elementary, a benefit dinner for Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery and pop music by the Treasure Valley Symphony.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS May 10
Lady Vikings remain perfect in league play
Vale shrugged off a slow start to build a 10-0 Eastern Oregon League record. Vale typically translates an explosive offense, and opportunistic defense, to scuttle league opponents.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS May 9
Malheur County schools' graduation ceremonies begin Saturday
Malheur County’s high school seniors are gearing up for one of the most exciting days in their young lives – graduation. The pomp and circumstance festivities will take place over the coming month, starting this weekend at Jordan Valley.
WATCHDOG May 9
Enterprise responds to Malheur County's statement on investigative report
A careful analysis of a three-page statement from Greg Smith, Malheur County's economic development director, raises questions about the accuracy of his claims.
YOUR COMMUNITY May 9
Budget woes may force Vale to cut back on police services
City has contract with the Malheur County Sheriff's Office for law enforcement duties but officials need to slash expenses. What impact the move will have on public safety remains unknown.
WATCHDOG May 9
Smith responds to investigative report on rail project
After declining interview requests and not addressing written questions, Malheur County's economic development director Wednesday took to Facebook to address issues with the Treasure Valley Reload Center. Greg Smith, the part-time director, is overseeing the rail shipping project
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS May 9
Malheur County approves zoning, sage grouse permits for Nevada mining firm
Plans for the proposed gold and silver mine at Grassy Mountain southwest of Vale are on track, following the Malheur County Planning Commission's recent approval of two applications for Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
EDUCATION May 8
Jordan Valley seniors walk the graduation stage this weekend
Jordan Valley High School will welcome 10 seniors into alumni status this weekend in the first commencement ceremony of the season for schools across the county. Graduation rites for the Class of 2019 begin at 4 p.m. Saturday at the high school.
EMPLOYMENT May 8
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions available Roofers, Nursing Instructor, Director of Nursing, Temporary Maintenance.
YOUR COMMUNITY May 8
Malheur County veterans organization ready to move into new digs
Veterans Advocates of Ore-Ida, an Ontario-based non-profit, will sponsor an open house May 18. At the center of the celebration will be the dedication of a new building that offers a host of services for area veterans.
WATCHDOG REPORT May 8
Malheur County takes over funding costs of pursuing rail shipping center
More than a half-million dollars in public money has gone to consultants and contractors for planning the Treasure Valley Reload Center. The county's economic development director declines to discuss the spending, which includes money going to his private firm.
OREGON POLITICS May 8
Oregon teachers plan strong showing Wednesday in midst of Legislature's tax battle
Across Oregon, schools in at least 23 districts will be closed Wednesday as teachers rally for more state money for their schools. Teachers in Nyssa may participate.
OREGON LEGISLATURE May 8
Wanted: Republican senators. Call Oregon Senate if found
Senate Republicans absconded from the Capitol Tuesday to deny Democrats action a major business tax bill that would boost spending on schools. Without a quorum, the Senate can't act.
SPORTS May 7
Vale baseball team drops game to Burns/Crane
Now 8-2, the Vikings face an important contest this weekend. That's when they will travel to Irrigon for an Eastern Oregon League doubleheader to close out the season.
OREGON LEGISLATURE May 7
Bentz, other Republicans braced to stall vote on Oregon tax increase
Standing in the minority, Republicans in the Oregon Senate are suggesting they won't attend sessions and deny Democrats a quorum to act on a new business tax. At least one Republican needs to be on the floor of the Senate with the Democrats for a quorum.
OREGON LEGISLATURE May 7
Contentious Oregon vaccine bill passes House, heads to Senate
More Oregon children without vaccinations would be barred from school under controversial legislation approved by the Oregon House. Only medical exemptions would still stand under the law change being considered.
OREGON LEGISLATURE May 6
For an elite Capitol audience, she reads - and reads and reads and reads
As a tactic, House Republicans are insisting that the entire text of legislation up for a vote be read aloud. There isn't much drama in reading changes to Oregon Revised Statutes, but an official reader gives the task her best effort.

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