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Oct 25 2021 thru Oct 31 2021

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FreeAROUND OREGON Oct. 30
Historic landmarks meeting in Oregon stopped by racist, homophobic slurs
The recording of the Zoom session, which was stopped, was turned over to Oregon State Police for investigation.
COMMUNITY Oct. 29
Classes to Career: Jessi Arriola enjoys life skills in construction class
Vale High School's construction program was on hold for a year due to the pandemic, but officials are pleased to have it resume this year – giving students like Jessi Arriola an opportunity to learn and sharpen skills for life.
FreeAROUND OREGON Oct. 29
Oregon’s emergency management director testifies to Congress about wildfire issues
Wildfire responders urge Congress to improve disaster aid process for at-risk communities.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Oct. 29
Substitute teacher finds value in her work at Ontario School District
Becca Henderson said that the job allowed for a good work-life balance, and that the local school administration was kind and supportive.
COMMUNITY Oct. 29
Auction, coffee time, events pack Malheur County calendar
The Vale Senior Center is cooking Friday meals, a benefit auction is coming up in Ontario, and state Sen. Lynn Findley is coming to the county for coffee.
MALHEUR COUNT POLITICS Oct. 29
State Sen. Lynn Findley to hold coffee meeting in Ontario
On Monday, Nov. 1 Findley will be at the Plaza Inn Restaurant beginning at 7 a.m.
MALHEUR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Oct. 29
SPORTS UPDATE: Vale hosts Burns, Jordan Valley advances, Ontario hosts soccer play
The Jordan Valley Mustangs won their volleyball match against Imbler and travel to Medford for playoff action on Saturday. Adrian's undefeated football team heads to LaGrande while Vale will host Burns.
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY Oct. 28
Vale Irrigation District employee dies when truck rolls
A 26-year-old Vale man died Wednesday, Oct. 27, while working on a canal bank project for the Vale Oregon Irrigation District.
FreeAROUND OREGON Oct. 28
Oregon officials plan for the administration of Covid-19 vaccine to children 5-11
The state plans to distribute shots to a range of clinics and community health centers in hopes of reaching everyone.
COVID Oct. 28
Bilingual outreach seeks to combat vaccine hesitancy across Malheur County
Vaccines rates among communities of color are still mostly lower than among the white community. The Malheur County Health Department and various local nonprofits are working to change that.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Oct. 28
Three apply for superintendent's seat in Adrian
All the candidates are local to Malheur County, said Mark Redmond, interim superintendent.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Oct. 28
Show off your spookiest moves at Vale's Grave Rave
The dance, which was organized by Vale High School senior Brock Kulm as a way to fundraise for a community flag, will take place Saturday, Oct. 30, from 8 to 11 p.m. on Court Street between Mal’s Diner and Malheur Drug.
AGRICULTURE Oct. 28
Hearing Friday will focus on plan for large dairy outside Vale
A hearing Friday will offer details on the proposal for what would be one of the largest dairy operations in the state at a farm west of Vale. Residents can listen in and comment as the state Department of Agriculture considers the plan.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Oct. 27
OBITUARY: Willis Duane Zillig (Willie)
Willis Duane Zillig (Willie) was born in Ainsworth, Nebraska on June 21, 1932 to William (Bill) and Nellie Zillig. He was the oldest of 5 children. He was taken from us on October 18, 2021. We were blessed to have him for 89 years. He was able to live on his own with assistance from friends and family when he could no longer drive. (Submitted Information)
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Oct. 27
OBITUARY: Susan Rae Faw (Jarvis)
Susan Rae Faw (Jarvis), 72, a retired social worker and longtime resident of Ontario passed Sept. 20, 2021. (Submitted Information)
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Oct. 27
OBITUARY: Grant Mayo
Grant Mayo 77, of Vale, Oregon, died in assisted living in Eagle, Idaho, of natural causes. He was born in Salem, Oregon, to Harry and Eileen Mayo. He married Sandra Reilly on June 1, 1965. They had one son, Tracy, and adopted grandchildren Savhannah and Jacob. Tracy was killed in a farming accident. (Submitted Information)
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Oct. 27
OBITUARY: Nathaniel Sean Stringer
Nathaniel Sean Stringer 35, died Sunday, October 17, in Nampa, Idaho. In his honor a vigil will be held Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. at the Japanese Garden at Four Rivers Cultural Center at 676 S.W. 5th Ave., in Ontario. (Submitted Information)
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Oct. 27
HALLOWEEN: Across Malheur County, it looks like a SPOOKY weekend
Malheur County communities are offering an array of activities – trunk or treats, a street dance, spooky movies and more – to celebrate Halloween this weekend. Here are some gatherings you won't want to miss.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Oct. 27
TVCC Gala returns to Four Rivers raise money for student scholars
Organizers say there will be gift certificates, dining deals, travel packages and more up for bid as the TVCC Gala banquet and auction returns to Four Rivers Cultural Center on Friday, Nov. 5.
EMPLOYMENT Oct. 27
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include Gas Station, Malheur ESD
NYSSA Oct. 27
NYSSA NEWS: Fall brings school news, treats, more
Nyssa senior citizens are planning a Halloween event, and the school District has some changes in store, with a board vacancy and a new administrative secretary. Susan Barton catches up on all things Nyssa.
ONTARIO Oct. 27
Sprint boat races coming to Ontario site next spring
Work has begun to transform a former golf course in Ontario into a water course for high-power sprint boat racing. The first event is set for next May.
FreeSTATE NEWS Oct. 26
Future of clean trucks, buses facing key agency vote in November
If adopted by the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission, new clean trucks rules could cut in half the greenhouse gas emissions from big vehicles sold in the state.
FreeAROUND OREGON Oct. 26
Two lawsuits challenge Oregon’s new legislative boundaries
One suit asks the Supreme Court to get rid of the Legislature’s plan entirely, while the other alleges Democrats punished one of their own.
MALHEUR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Oct. 26
Adrian football goes undefeated, Jordan Valley volleyball takes on Imbler - it's playoff time
The Adrian Antelopes finished their regular season undefeated at 8-0 and face Dufur Friday for the special district championship. Jordan Valley finishes second in league tournament
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY Oct. 25
Two dead after shooting at Ontario apartment
Authorities say two men were killed Sunday night related to a "personal" matter. One man was found dead inside an apartment and one outside.
FreeOREGON NEWS Oct. 25
New lawsuit in Oregon seeks injunction against Covid-19 vaccine mandate
Five corrections officers are plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed last week in Baker County Circuit Court, seeking to halt Gov. Kate Brown's Covid vaccine mandate for state workers.
FreeAROUND OREGON Oct. 25
Ethics complaint against former Oregon State president will be dismissed
A 3-2 commission vote to dismiss an ethics complaint against F. King Alexander was moot because the commission needed five votes

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