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Oct 21 2019 thru Oct 27 2019

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COMMUNITY NEWS October 25
They gather, they quilt, and they help local causes
The quilts they make together have been donated to charity and to families whose homes have been lost to fire. Next month the club will raffle off a quilt they made to raise funds for more fabric and supplies.
COMMENTARY October 24
COMMENTARY: Rural reporting project in Vale offers new opportunities, lessons
Next spring, a half a dozen or so students from Los Angeles will come to Malheur County for a couple of weeks through a partnership between the paper and the University of Southern California's journalism school. It's a unique opportunity rural outlets seldom get. What topics do you think these students should cover?
VALE HALL OF FAME October 24
Retired educator Don Wayne lauds Vale for his own success
Don Wayne spent 29 years as a teacher and coach in Vale. Wayne helped put the town on the map through cross country. He's now being inducted into the Vale Alumni Hall of Fame.
COMMUNITY NEWS October 24
Get ready for spooky fun, sweet treats next week around Malheur County
Local businesses decorate and stock up on candy to offer to the children in the late afternoon on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31.
ONTARIO October 24
HOMELESS IN ONTARIO: A hand up, not a handout
The clearout of a homeless camp by the Snake River north of Ontario last week brought homelessness to the fore. Some of the folks displaced in that clearout shared their plight. A common thread ran through their stories: they want a hand up, not a handout.
VALE HALL OF FAME October 23
Gert De Long honored as example for kids and Vale community
Gert De Long served as a beloved cook in the Vale School District for 35 years. She will be inducted into the Vale Alumni Hall of Fame at a banquet hosted by the Vale Alumni Association Saturday, Oct. 26.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS October 23
Vikings overpower Irrigon, waits for Umatilla
Vale piled up nearly 500 yards of offense in the first half and was out in front 59-6 at intermission.
PUBLIC SAFETY October 23
Nyssa police investigate shooting incident
An 18-year-old Nyssa woman was shot in the leg after a fight with another female late Tuesday night in the 200 block of Green Avenue.
EVENTS October 23
Bert's and Saint Alphonsus team up for breast cancer fundraiser Thursday
Bert's Growler Garage will partner with Saint Alphonsus Ontario Foundation Thursday, Oct. 24 to host a fundraiser for the foundation's breast care fund. The event goes from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature a special "pink drink," silent auction and prizes for top costumes.
OBITUARIES October 23
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Lynn Dale Hiatt, Albert R. Emmons, Marlow Henry Trick, Vickie Jo Sumner, Ann Lydia Goldizen, James P Deuel, Ann Marie Lawrence, Lucille Stocke
EMPLOYMENT October 23
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include Feedlot, Pool Manager, Equipment Operator
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS October 23
Lady Viks end season with perfect record
Vale was undefeated in league and the Vikings are hosting the district tournament on Saturday, Oct. 26. See a video interview with Coach Shannon Steele.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS October 23
Tiger boys clinch league soccer title
The Ontario boys soccer program is now currently ranked third in the state by the Oregon School Activities Association, but the team still has to face off once again against La Grande at home for one last league game before the season comes to an end.
AGRICULTURE October 23
Officials stress safety in height of harvest season
Statistics show little change for Malheur County when it comes to injuries in agriculture: not worse, yet not better.
VALE October 23
New librarian has treats in store for Vale community
Shevham, who stepped into the head librarian slot in September, said one of her main goals is to strengthen the library’s ties with the local community.
VALE HALL OF FAME October 23
Dentinger creates a legacy in Vale
Lindy Dentinger, co-owner of Dentinger Feed & Seed, is one of three Vale High alumni who will be honored Oct. 26 at the Vale Alumni Association’s annual banquet and Hall of Fame induction.
ONTARIO October 23
Solutions remain elusive as Ontario grapples with homeless issues
The operation, which involved clearing out a homeless camp in Ontario took place on Monday, Oct. 14, and was announced a week ahead of time to give the homeless campers warning. The sweep and clear effort was triggered by two break-ins at a water well structure and worries that the city’s water could be contaminated.
PHOTO GALLERY October 23
PHOTOS: Burns rolls past Nyssa in prep football action
The Hilanders used a stingy defense to blockade the Bulldogs in their game last Friday. The Bulldogs started strong but could not maintain momentum in the Eastern Oregon League contest.
PUBLIC NOTICES October 23
Publications from local governments, private parties
Storage Auction, Notice of Sale, TVCC, Notice to Interested Person
OREGON POLITICS October 23
Petition drive to restrict Oregon licenses derailed by state ruling
Proponents who want to repeal an Oregon law granting driver's licenses to those without proven citizenship didn't follow legal requirements, state officials ruled. Petitioners say the secretary of state got it wrong.
COMMUNITY NEWS October 22
Elementary school takes field trip to pumpkin patch
On Monday, Oct. 21, the kindergarteners took a field trip to Recla's Pumpkin Patch. The kids selected their pumpkins, both large and small, to carve and display for the fall season.
PHOTO GALLERY October 22
PHOTOS: Nyssa boys, girls play back-to-back against Irrigon
The Nyssa Bulldogs played at home league games against Irrigon on Saturday, Oct. 19.
OREGON GOVERNMENT October 22
State still struggling to handle Oregon's child abuse tip calls
An internal state report shows that the state Department of Human Services has seen uneven performance out of a central hotline that was supposed to ease reporting on possible abuse of children. Dropped calls and long wait times on hold persist, the report said.
OREGON GOVERNMENT October 21
Seeking to curb ICE courthouse arrests in Oregon, immigrant advocates push for new court rule
The state's judicial arm is considering new restrictions that would limit the arrests in courthouses of those wanted for immigration violations. A judicial advisory committee advanced a new rule Friday that will require federal immigration enforcement agents to get a warrant from a judge before making arrests.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT October 21
Walden votes against Trump's policy on Kurds
The longtime Republican lawmaker, who represents Oregon's 2nd Congressional District, joined other GOP elected leaders last week and voted for a resolution that rebuked President Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops from northern Syria.
PHOTO GALLERY October 21
PHOTOS: Little fiddlers fiddle the night away in Vale
The Vale Middle School gym was filled with the sounds of the fiddle on Thursday, Oct. 17, as Fiddle Night 2019 got underway.
NEWS October 21
Farm safety seminar slated
The training runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and lunch is provided. SAIF is offering the programs in several cities, with this year’s program focusing on respiratory personal protective equipment, working at elevation, safety leadership, and incident analysis.

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