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Apr 19 2021 thru Apr 25 2021

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AROUND the NORTHWEST Apr. 23
AROUND OREGON: Supermoon, pink and flower versions, puts on a show this spring
The moon will put on a show this spring, with supermoons in late April and May as the moon's orbit brings it closer to planet Earth. The popular terms "pink moon" and "flower moon" refer not to the color of the moon but the timing in spring, as early flowers bloom.
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY Apr. 23
UPDATE: One dead, another seriously injured in early-morning crash near Cairo Junction
State police are still investigating the head-on collision that occurred at about 3:46 a.m. Friday. Jennifer Haueter, 31, Vale, died in the crash while another Vale resident was seriously injured.
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY Apr. 23
On Saturday, you can get rid of those old prescription drugs
A four-hour "take back" event is scheduled Saturday for people to drop off prescription medications they no longer need. The operation will be at Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Apr. 23
Nyssa residents object to rezone decision
Some homeowners in the southern part of town are frustrated with a recent move by the city council to switch several acres of land from a residential zone to a commercial zone to make way for the possible expansion of a local onion firm.
COMMUNITY Apr. 22
Classes to Career Profile: Tanner Steele's ag dream takes root in Vale greenhouse
A mix of classroom learning and hands-on greenhouse work offers experience and a glimpse of career opportunities, according to Vale student Tanner Steele. His goals are outlined in this week's Malheur Enterprise Classes to Career Profile.
FreeEDUCATION Apr. 22
SOLUCIONES: Las escuelas de Ontario buscan superar los retos de la pandemia para sus estudiantes de inglés
Antes de la pandemia, el distrito escolar de Ontario era de los mejores de todo Oregon en educar a niños que necesitaban aprender inglés. Ahora Covid ha retado a los maestros, pero ellos se han negado a rendirse. Por priorizar sus relaciones con sus estudiantes, han logrado atender sus necesidades básicas y crear las condiciones para que sigan aprendiendo aún en las circunstancias más difíciles.
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY Apr. 22
Local volunteer fire departments seek new recruits to protect communities
In Vale and Nyssa the help wanted signs have been up for a while but as participation nationally declines, local emergency responders find the route to fully-staffed crews to be a challenge.
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT Apr. 22
Key piece of rail crossing deal included unusual provision to muzzle local farm family
The county agreed to settle the lingering dispute with Froerer Family Farms for $400,000 but the pact included a condition that they could not speak to the media regarding the Treasure Valley Reload Center.
PROFILE Apr. 21
With drive and talent, singer bridges worlds – from farm fields to opera stage
Cecilia Violetta Lopez, whose parents were farmworkers in Rupert, Idaho during her childhood, recently spoke at Treasure Valley Community College about her pride in her roots and how the values of hard work she learned as a child helped her become a sought-after soprano.
EMPLOYMENT Apr. 21
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include Adrian School District, Fire Camp Support, Metal Fabricator, Production Worker, CDL Driver, Prep Cook
PUBLIC NOTICES Apr. 21
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of Elizabeth Lee McBride,Harper School District, Vale School District, City of Vale, Estate of Norma Joann Ebright, Notice of Sale, Jordan Valley, Valley View
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Apr. 21
OBITUARY:Sheri Dee Weatherby
Sheri Dee Weatherby, 51, passed away April 10, 2021. It was her wish to be cremated and taken home to her family. No services will be held. (Submitted information)
MALHEUR COUNTY SPORTS Apr. 21
Adrian School District may take its ball and go to Idaho
The talk of a move was triggered by Oregon's tighter Covid rules.
FreeCOVID Apr. 21
Drive-thru Covid vaccine clinic off to a slow start at the Ontario fairgrounds
The clinic has plenty of the Moderna vaccine to distribute each day from 4 to 8 p.m. through Friday, April 23.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Apr. 21
OBITUARY: Gerald Walli Slind
Gerald Walli Slind died April 12, 2021, of a combination of respiratory and cardiovascular issues. Gerald was born November 1, 1936, near La Crosse, Washington. He was the second of five children born to Gilbert and Magna (Walli) Slind, which included three other sons, Oris, Alan, and Marvin, and a daughter, Irene Ann. (Submitted information)
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Apr. 21
Draper quits Ontario School Board ahead of censure vote; Evans also censured
The Ontario School Board Tuesday night condemned the conduct of board members Derrick Draper and Eric Evans. The board refused to release the evidence of that conduct, instead discussing investigative findings in a session closed to the public.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Apr. 20
Petition seeks to force out Ontario High School principal
The turmoil in the Ontario School District continues with a local teacher hosting a petition calling for a change in leadership at Ontario High School. The tenure of Principal Jodi Elizondo is being questioned.

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