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Oct 14 2019 thru Oct 20 2019

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STATE NEWS October 17
Oregon Court of Appeals blocks flavored vape ban from taking effect
Oregon vape shops challenged Gov. Kate Brown's temporary ban on flavored vaping products, saying she and state health officials overstepped their legal authority.
NEWS October 17
BLM holding job fair at Vale district office Friday
The focus will be on entry-level positions in fire management, but the agency also wants to introduce attendees a wider array of opportunities.
NYSSA NEWS October 17
Harvest fun coming in time for Halloween
The annual Community Harvest Party will be from 5-7 p.m. in front of the Nyssa School District office building. This free event is for the entire community with carnival games, a bounce house, hot dogs, chili and hot chocolate.
COMMUNITY NEWS October 17
DHS steps in to help folks without a home
Employees from the Department of Human Services visited a meal site at the New Hope Day Shelter inside Origins Faith Community, an Ontario church, Wednesday to let people know about resources. This story includes ways you can help the homeless cause in Ontario.
OREGON GOVERNMENT October 17
ODOT, TSA warn travelers ‘Real ID’ compliance could cause massive headache
Oregon urges travelers get passports as the state is still months from providing driver's licenses that pass muster at airports.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS October 17
Ontario school outpaces state as test scores climb
Ontario Middle School not only outperformed its peers on the state level in the most recent assessment results released by the Oregon Department of Education, but the school has consistently increased in growth across the board in both English language arts and math.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS October 16
Ontario High School gains equipment to train youth and keep them in school
The Ontario School District made a deal with the John Day district to purchase new manufacturing equipment for Ontario High School's new manufacturing program that started this school year. The district paid $45,000 for the three machining lathes and two milling machines, and a fourth machining lathe was donated to the school as well.
NYSSA NEWS October 16
Harvest accident claims life of noted local farmer
The Sheriff’s Department received a call at 10:35 p.m. that night. The individual died at the scene. Officials said he was working with another man on the onion fields of Frahm Fresh Produce when equipment was started by the operator who did not know the victim was close by.
EMPLOYMENT October 16
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include Feedlot Help, highway maintenance
MALHEUR COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT October 16
Sax quartet ready to hit the Four Rivers stage
The quartet also will perform for area students in a student outreach concert on Oct. 24. Community Concerts of Treasure Valley received a grant to bus area students to Ontario for the special concert.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS October 16
Vikings hold back Nyssa 27-21
The Vikings built a 20-0 lead by halftime and seemed to be firmly in the driver’s seat. The Bulldogs, though, stopped the Vale car and pulled the Vikings out from behind the wheel late in the second half, powered by a successful goal line stand midway through the final quarter.
PHOTO GALLERY October 16
PHOTOS: Homeless along Snake River scramble to find new places to live
PHOTOS: The city of Ontario on Monday, Oct. 14, displaced a number of homeless people living in the woods along the river north of the city's water treatment plant after initiating a cleanup procedure. The procedure was sparked by concern that the water system could become contaminated after someone broke into a building housing a city well.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS October 16
In Adrian, a town, a team and football dreams
This year the Antelope football program improved with every game, running roughshod over teams with a high-octane, speed-option based offense and a solid defense. The latest victim of the Antelope juggernaut was Powder Valley Friday. Adrian rolled past the Badgers 84-26.
PUBLIC NOTICES October 16
Publications from local governments, private parties
Notice of Sale, Storage Auction, Vale School District Bid, TVCC Bid, Vale School District, Notice of Interested
ONTARIO SCHOOLS October 15
Ontario cites 'bullying' behavior to dismiss former football coach
Tony Cade was hired last June to take over the Ontario High School football program but was forced to resign part way through the season after administrators conducted an investigation concluding Cade was bullying players, according to a document released to the Enterprise.
ONTARIO October 15
Government crews clear out Ontario homeless camps
A potential breach of Ontario's drinking water system triggered a move Monday to eliminate a homeless camp. City and state workers used heavy equipment to clear an area along the Snake River.
OREGON POLITICS October 14
Recall effort against Oregon governor falls short
UPDATE: Two efforts to recall Kate Brown ended in failure Monday, with one organized by the Oregon Republican Party conceding without turning in petitions to the state. A second campaign submitted paperwork to the state claiming 290,000 signatures but elections officials concluded petitioners turned in significantly less than that.
COMMUNITY NEWS October 14
PHOTOS: A week of Viking pride at Vale homecoming
Vale High celebrated homecoming last week. Check out photos from five days of festivities that led up to an Oct. 11 homecoming football game and coronation.

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