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Dec 21 2020 thru Dec 27 2020

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VALE December 26
Fireworks show in Vale is on - and you can help
Donations are needed to help cover the costs of the area's New Year's Eve fireworks show in Vale.
COMMUNITY NEWS December 24
Girl Scouts close out troop in Vale with generosity
After Covid made it impossible to continue meeting in person, Troop 339 decided to liquidate their cookie money into the community.
MALHEUR COUNTY EDUCATION December 24
Former Ontario High School football coach sues district
Tony Cade, asserts he was wrongfully terminated and his constitutional rights were violated in 2019. Cade took the helm of the Tiger grid squad in June, 2019 but resigned from the position three months later.
COMMUNITY NEWS December 24
First responders in Ontario receive gift cards
Sarah Ray, owner of Sarah's Foster Homes, donated $3,000 in gift cards to the Plaza Inn Restaurant in Ontario to first responders.
EDUCATION December 24
Adrian parents, kids speak out in protest
A group of parents organizing around the slogan "Get our Adrian kids back in school" hosted a rally and then, a few days later, a "Parent Force Open" in which they dropped their kids off for the length of a full school day, even though the schools were only open for limited in-person instruction.
OBITUARIES December 23
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
David Richard DeMayo, Charles Yancey Becker, Duane James “Jim” Chamberlain, Maria Leon Vargas, Alena Apodaca “Helen” Ybanez, Betty Ann Corfield, Patricia Boyenger, Terry DeVier, Harold David Alexander, William Bond, Elizabeth A. Flowers
FreeCOVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY December 23
Malheur County schools could open in January as governor announces new rules
New measures regarding in-person school instruction will be advisory, not mandatory, and the decisions will be made at the local, not state, level. The goal is to return students to in-person instruction by Feb. 15, 2021.
MALHEUR COUNTY DUCATION December 23
Local officials press the case for Malheur County schools to open fully
The Malheur Education Service District board, Ontario City Council, and Vale School Board each sent a message to the governor asking her to reopen county schools.
EMPLOYMENT December 23
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include English Instructor, Lifeways
PUBLIC NOTICES December 23
Publications from local governments, private parties
Federal Communications Commission, Estate of Glen Allen Schoeneman
VALE CITY GOVERNMENT December 23
Vale council expects to fill city manager position early next year
The application deadline to fill Vale's top administrative slot is Dec. 31. Katy Lamb has filled the position since July on an interim basis after former city manager Russ Kirkpatrick resigned.
AROUND OREGON December 23
AROUND OREGON: Arrests and outrage follow violent protest at Capitol
State and local leaders condemned assaults on journalists by protesters attempting to break into the Capitol building on Monday. Police have made arrests and are seeking another individual. Legislative leaders said there is an investigation into a breach at the building.
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY December 23
The need is deep as Malheur County businesses seek county relief
More than 60 Malheur County companies applied for $1.5 million - double the amount available - in a stark reminder of the impact of the pandemic locally. County officials are expected to decide which businesses will get help within the next two weeks.
VALE December 22
Holiday event in Vale gives folks a chance to overcome pandemic fatigue with food, fun and singing
Vale was the scene of one of Malheur County's largest holiday events on Saturday, all because one local businessman wanted to give people a break from winter's closures.
VALE December 21
PHOTOS: Vale shrugs off pandemic, celebrates with community holiday party
Bonfires, hot chocolate, Santa and more were at the informal holiday party put on Saturday, Dec. 19, in downtown Vale. Photographer Amy Eddy chronicled the event.
RAIL RELOAD CENTER December 21
Rail project leaps over another hurdle with completion of appraisal
The independent evaluation for Malheur County's Treasure Valley Reload Center assessed 54 acres set aside for the facility and concluded it was worth $830,000.

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