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May 20 2019 thru May 26 2019

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MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS May 25
Nyssa FFA honors members, top volunteers
The Nyssa FFA and FFA Alumni recently held their annual awards banquet and auction, drawing a crowd of community supporters to raise money for scholarships. The event included installment of newly elected officers and accolades for chapter members, past and present.
PUBLIC NOTICES May 25
Publications from local governments, private parties
Storage Auction, Notice of Sale, Public Hearing, Budget Meetings
Oregon Legislature May 24
DOME DIGEST: Hazing, cemeteries and payday loans
In a new feature from the news team at the Oregon Capital Bureau, we present a digest of new laws passed by the Oregon Legislature that aren't making big headlines but will affect Oregonians in many ways.
VALE NEWS May 24
Vale American Legion to honor veterans Monday
Vale American Legion Post No. 96 will hold a memorial service to honor veterans at the Valley View Cemetery on Monday, May 27, starting at 11 a.m. In addition, applications for next year’s Vale 4th of July Rodeo queen are now open.
BREAKING NEWS May 24
Fire destroys downtown block in Huntington
UPDATE: An early morning fire Friday hit a row of business buildings in downtown Huntington. According to social media accounts, no one was injured. A Huntington man has been arrested for arson.
PHOTO GALLERY May 24
Photo Gallery: Vale High School graduates its Class of 2019
Photos: Images from the Vale High School graduation on Sunday, May 19, at the school gymnasium. Who do you know in these scenes?
OBITUARIES May 24
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Jacquelyn Jo Marshall, Vaughn L. Moser, Owen G. Froerer
NATURAL RESOURCES May 24
State grants boost key projects to help water, range improvements
Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board funneled more than $300,000 to two local conservation groups. The money will be key for the success of five projects spread across the county.
COMMUNITY NEWS May 23
Fusion food truck offers new tastes in Ontario
To bring more Middle Eastern food to Malheur County, the Four Rivers Welcome Center is opening a food truck called Amal’s Ethnic Fusion this Saturday at the Four Rivers Health Clinic in Ontario.
OREGON GOVERNMENT May 23
Trump awards Oregon trooper the nation's highest police honor
Trooper Nic Cederberg got the Medal of Valor from President Donald Trump on Wednesday after surviving a shootout on Christmas Day in 2016.
PHOTO GALLERY May 23
Photo Gallery: Big time at the Jordan Valley Big Loop
PHOTOS: Weather didn't stop the 60th annual Jordan Valley Big Loop Rodeo.
EDITORIAL May 23
EDITORIAL: Time running out for Malheur County to ensure rail project
In about one month, a powerful state commission will decide whether Malheur County's rail project should come to life. For the community's benefit, the county's leaders should act now and aggressively to do all it can to avoid seeing the project eliminated.
NYSSA NEWS May 23
Clean-up and decoration, Memorial Day services on tap at Nyssa
Volunteers are needed to clean up and decorate the veterans’ section of Hilltop Memorial Cemetery this Friday, starting at 9 a.m. On Monday, Memorial Day services will start at 11 a.m. followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at Stringer Landing, located east of Nyssa just before crossing the Snake River.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS May 23
Harper ends track season with trophy, claims third at state
Harper Charter School took third place overall among boys teams in the Class 1A state track and field championships last Saturday. The Hornets did it with only three athletes on the team: Morgan Butler, Corbin Palmer and Ryan Talbot.
EMPLOYMENT May 22
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions available include outside work, nursing instructor, director of nursing
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT May 22
Rail project: What is it, what will it accomplish?
Get up to speed on plans for the Treasure Valley Reload Center, a rail shipping depot proposed for Nyssa. We tell you its purpose and where matters stand on this economic development project.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS May 22
Adrian High sends 13 to stage Sunday
Thirteen Antelope seniors will be in the spotlight this Sunday, as they graduate from Adrian High School. The ceremony starts at 6 p.m. in the school district gymnasium. The class is led by valedictorians Sadey Speelmon and Roby Young.
PHOTO GALLERY May 22
PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans Advocates of Ore-Ida dedicates new headquarters
Elected leaders and officials were on hand May 18 for the ceremony that marked a milestone for the local outreach group. A large crowd of residents and veterans also attended the event in Ontario.
EDUCATION May 22
Nyssa Class of ’19 ready to graduate
The Nyssa High School Class of 2019 will march to the podium this weekend in graduation ceremonies at the school. Commencement starts at 1 p.m. Sunday at the school.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS May 22
Dedication pays off for Harper's Morgan Butler
Dedicated, passionate and coachable – those are just a few of the words community members use to describe Harper High School senior Morgan Butler. The recent grad won his second state title in discus at the 1A track and field state championships last week on top of breaking school records throughout the season.
YOUR COMMUNITY May 22
Vale group wants to help you kick off summer with Friday event
The Vale Community Coalition will sponsor the Summer Kick-off Celebration at Wadleigh Park Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event will be moved to the Vale High School if inclement weather arrives.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS May 22
Playoff games Wednesday as three softball teams qualify for state
After action on the diamond last weekend, Nyssa, Ontario and Vale all move into post-season play this week. The Lady Vikings, Ontario and Nyssa all kick-off playoff games Wednesday. All three teams will be on the road.
PHOTO GALLERY May 22
Photo Gallery: Harper graduates class of 2019
Family and friends gathered Sunday to celebrate Harper Charter School’s class of 2019 at the school gymnasium.
MALHEUR COUNTY POLITICS May 22
Ontario voters say no to school bond - again
Voters were more emphatic than they were two years ago in rejecting a request from the Ontario School District for millions for school expansions and repairs. The results of Tuesday's election scrap a long list of projects.
WATCHDOG May 21
State legislator's private company poised to get another $180,000 from Malheur County
Officials in Malheur County last year approved an extra $6,000 a month in payments to Greg Smith's private company. Records show the person hired with that extra public money has been working on another Smith project in the Willamette Valley.
OREGON POLITICS May 21
Foundation drives to limit worker dues, challenging Oregon public unions
Oregon's home health care workers are caught in a political battle between powerful public employee unions and a foundation aiming to limit union strength. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is taking up the workers' cause.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS May 20
Adrian girls return home as state track champs
Stormy weather didn't deter the Antelope girls, as Adrian claimed the state title at the OSAA 1A track and field meet in Monmouth over the weekend.

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