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Sep 9 2019 thru Sep 15 2019

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SPORTS September 14
PHOTOS: Adrian/Jordan Valley Antelopes beat Crane Mustangs 42-36
The league match at home was the first one the 'Lopes played beneath the newly installed field lights.
OREGON GOVERNMENT September 14
Oregon's public records council calls for independent advocate
Moves are a first step to clearing up gray areas in 2017 law creating the public records advocate.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS September 14
Nyssa boys soccer team victorious vs. Four Rivers
The Bulldogs played hard at an away game in Ontario, clinching their first league win for the season.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS September 13
PHOTOS: Nyssa JV football team beats New Plymouth 52-0
The Bulldogs played a non-league match at home against the Pilgrims Thursday, Sept. 12. Check out photos by Nyssa High School junior Yolanda Diaz.
YOUR COMMUNITY September 13
Ag calendar showcases Jordan Valley 6th grader's art
Claire Collins' drawing, chosen from 2,100 entries, will be featured on the December page of the Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation calendar.
PHOTO GALLERY September 13
Oompa Loompas are coming to Ontario
Three performers were the first to audition for parts as Oompa Loompas in the Willy Wonka play showing in November.
YOUR COMMUNITY September 13
Vale book club ready for a new year
"The Martian" and "A Gentleman in Moscow" are among the book's the club chose to read this season. The first meeting is set for Oct. 3.
NYSSA NEWS September 13
Nyssa Library welcomes employee, seeks new board member
The library, which is currently having a book sale, is seeking to fill a vacant board member seat. They're also looking for more people to join the Friends of the Nyssa Library fundraising non-profit.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS September 13
Students getting crack at computer coding in classes now offered at Nyssa, Vale and Adrian
The computer science program is an initiative by the Malheur Education Service District to help address poverty and workforce development in the county. The courses are taught by Tom Whaley, who has been teaching computer science since 1975.
EDUCATION September 12
Nyssa FFA chapter launches new year of competitions
Members took home two banners from the Snake River District Dairy Judging Competition and a slew of other prize at the Malheur County Fair this summer.
YOUR COMMUNITY September 12
Hydrant repaint effort seeks volunteers
Local civic action group is ready for its second effort to spruce up the town's hydrants Saturday but they need help from the public.
EDITORIAL September 12
EDITORIAL: Malheur County commissioners have duty to audit county operation
EDITORIAL: Looking the other way shouldn't be the response of county commissioners to serious questions about credibility of their economic development unit. Citizens say a review is in order. When will the Malheur County Court act?
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS September 12
Bulls and Broncs Extravaganza rodeo comes to Vale Saturday
Ready for a little more rodeo? The event kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Vale rodeo grounds. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. A street dance in Vale caps the day.
VALE BUSINESS September 12
Mal's Diner in Vale lands spot on Oregon Ice Cream Trail
The Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council devised the trail to highlight the state's dairy industry. Mal's is one of only two eastern Oregon shops on a list of 53 ice cream spots across the state.
OBITUARIES September 11
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Alex Silva,Kimberly Jean Venhaus, Porter Willis, Alejandra Rivas Cervantes, Mario Muniz, Robert Werner Widmer, Helen L. Hollopeter, Bennie Dale Kelso
PUBLIC SAFETY September 11
Payette man charged in abuse case worked at Ontario elementary school
Alexander S. Plaza, 25, a former Fruitland police officer, was charged with seven felonies including sexual battery of a minor and child sexual abuse.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS September 11
Four Rivers Cultural Center will host Mexican Independence Day event Sunday
The free event runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and features food, dancing, mariachi and games.
PUBLIC NOTICES September 11
Publications from local governments, private parties
Summons, Vale Planning Commission, Notice of Sale
EMPLOYMENT September 11
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions available Qualified Roofers, Maintenance, Truck Driver, General Work, Academic Advisor, City Council Vacancies
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS September 11
U.S. Bank closes accounts of local hemp business, complicating new local industry
Owners of Treasure Valley Extractions, based in Ontario, believe the decision hinged on the company's production of CBD oil.
NYSSA NEWS September 11
Nyssa librarian retires after 27 years
Faith Adams started out as a volunteer at the Nyssa Public library before becoming its director.
VALE BUSINESS September 11
Diamond Back Bar & Grill will move to Starlite Cafe site in Vale
Diamond Back owners Cammie and Colin Bashon are leasing the Starlite property and expect to move to the Vale location in early October.
YOUR COMMUNITY September 10
Wanted: Oompa Loompas for Willy Wonka show
Auditions for the Children's Community Theater's fall production of "Willy Wonka Jr" will be held Sept. 12, 14 and 16.
SPORTS September 10
PHOTOS: Vale caps intense week at net with Nampa loss
The Vikings lost at home to the Nampa Christian Trojans in four sets Monday, Sept. 9: 20-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-17.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS September 10
Malheur County's economic development director urged to stop attacks on local newspaper
The Society of Professional Journalists, a national organization, said tactics used by Greg Smith, Malheur County economic development director, are usually employed by "totalitarian regimes" against the press.
SPORTS September 9
Baker rolls over Nyssa in Friday night prep action
The visiting Baker Bulldogs established jurisdiction early and never let go on the way to a 38-0 non-league victory. Nyssa will face New Plymouth Friday in another non-league game.
STATE NEWS September 9
Oregon’s first public records advocate quits
Ginger McCall, hired a year ago to improve transparency, claims pressure from governor’s office led to her resignation.

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