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MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Sep. 10
Longoria keeps focus on equity, student success in Ontario
Ontario Middle School principal Lisa Longoria draws on her own personal experiences as an Ontario School District alumna to effectively serve a diverse student body.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Sep. 10
Ontario charity 5k run open for registration
A charity run benefitting the Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11. The Relief Run Color Blast will start at 10 a.m. at Beck-Kiwanis Park in Ontario. Entry is $30 for individuals and $100 for teams.
MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Sep. 10
Vale claims first win of the season, Bulldogs fall to Cole Valley
The Vikings clinched a 25-0 win over Parma but the Chargers defeated Nyssa/Harper Charter 16-0 last Friday night. Both games were non-league contests. This week Vale is scheduled to host La Pine in another non-league game while Nyssa/Harper Charter travels to Melba.
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY Sep. 9
Victim in Ontario racist stabbing faces attacker, who gets 16 years in federal prison
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Nolan L. Strauss, 27, of Colorado, to 16 years in prison for a federal hate crime in Ontario in 2019. The victim, Ronnell T. Hughes, appeared in the Eugene courtroom to speak about the attack.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Sep. 9
Adrian community looks for unity as Mark Redmond named interim superintendent
Mark Redmond, the superintendent of the Malheur Education Service District, was named interim superintendent for Adrian School District Wednesday night. Adrian fired their previous superintendent, Kevin Purnell, last week amidst disagreements over the state's mask mandate for schools. Redmond said the mask mandate must be followed.
MALHEUR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Sep. 9
Experience, know-how will define 2021 Antelope grid squad
Adrian welcomes a number of returning starters to a program that has defined 8-man football success in recent years. Head coach Bill Wortman, though, cautioned every game this season will be a tough one.
FreeCOVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Sep. 9
Kids continue to get Covid in Malheur County, officials report
Covid cases in people under 18 have “increased dramatically” since July, officials say. Malheur County reported 115 pediatric cases in August.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Sep. 8
Vale plans Patriot Day celebration on Saturday
The event, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, will showcase area first responders. Vale Mayor Tom Vialpando pushed for the event and invites the community to attend the event at Wadleigh Park.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Sep. 8
OBITUARY: Mary Trump
How can one sum up the life of a woman who was such a wise matriarch and a never-ending source of encouragement in just a few paragraphs? There are not enough words or pages to do her justice, but we will start from the beginning and tell you a few things about the most amazing woman we have ever known, our mother Mary Pearl Armon Trump. (submitted Information)
PUBLIC NOTICES Sep. 8
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of GERALD JAMES LEROY
EMPLOYMENT Sep. 8
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include feed lot help
FreeCOVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Sep. 8
Cases hit record in Malheur County, vax rate lowest in Oregon
Health and medical professionals renewed their call for people to get vaccinated against Covid as the surest way to prevent deaths. “We continue to lose people who didn’t have to die. We continue to comfort families after a death that didn’t have to happen. There is heartache and there is pain,” said Dr. Richard Augustus of West Valley Medical Center.
EDUCATION Sep. 7
Adrian to pay former superintendent more than $100,000; he agrees not to sue
Kevin Purnell, the superintendent in Adrian who was recently terminated related to the state's mask mandate, agreed not to sue the district. According to the settlement agreement, he will receive a payout two installments while the district searches for a replacement.
FreeCOVID CRISIS Sep. 7
Idaho forced to ration medical care as hospitals buckle under Covid
Idaho Capital Sun: The state's unprecedented decision on Tuesday means a rationing of emergency care in the northern part of Idaho. This could impact hospitals in the Boise, which treats Covid patients from Malheur County.
AROUND OREGON Sep. 6
AROUND OREGON: Today's cannabis consumers break the stereotype, survey finds
Cannabis consumers tend to be younger and college educated, not unemployed drug users, according to a study done by Dutchie, a Bend-based online marketplace platform. The survey showed that the stereotype of a cannabis user is false, said Ross Lipson, Dutchie CEO, in an interview. The survey showed that the baby boomers are the fastest growing demographic for cannabis sales, Lipson said

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