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COMMENTARY Nov. 5
FARMER'S FATE: Good old boots can be too hard to replace
Columnist Brianna Walker's boots were eye-catching, but not necessarily in a good way. So it was time for a long romantic walk down the boot aisle at the farm store.
EVENTS Nov. 5
Romani guitar duo to grace the stage in Ontario
A Veterans Day concert will be held Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Four Rivers Cultural Center. It is free to veterans and active-duty military and their families. Other adults pay $20, while students pay $10, and discounts are available with the purchase of a concert series season pass or punch card.
COMMUNITY Nov. 5
Cooking mishap leads to Malheur County writer's first published book
A disastrous soup creation many years ago was the inspiration for a new children's book by a Malheur County author, writing under the pen name B. Dawn. But "Grandma's Green Grass Soup" is just the start – her second book is headed for publication next spring.
COMMUNITY Nov. 5
VALE NEWS: Book club takes up 'Mercy'
Local book aficionados will hold their monthly discussion Thursday evening in Vale. Also on the community's calendar, the senior center is serving a hot meal this Friday.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Nov. 5
Nyssa High School gives students an alternate pathway to adult life
The high school equivalency program, which serves students in the migrant program, offers a GED class on Nyssa High School's campus which students and teachers say is meeting the need for an alternate pathway toward college and the workforce.
FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 4
Part 4: CHILDREN IN CRISIS: Improvement is slow for distressed Oregon families
New beds for psychiatric residential treatment and intensive therapy will help, Oregon state officials say.
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY Nov. 4
Malheur County Circuit Court issues warrant for Nyssa man in connection to deadly Ontario shooting
Police seek Leonardo Rafael Arvizu, 23, after two men were gunned down at the Rosewood Apartments late last month.
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY Nov. 4
State police report Vale man dies in rollover crash
Calvin Hiatt perished from injuries suffered in the crash on U.S. Highway 20 Wednesday. Two juveniles were also in the pickup truck when it rolled but sustained minor injuries.
FreeSTATE NEWS Nov. 4
Coos Bay forestry official selected as new state forester
Calvin Mukumoto is set to lead the department following the departure of the former state forester over reports of mismanagement.
MALHEUR COUNTY Nov. 4
Volunteers in Brogan seek help for park, community hall upkeep
County officials tell the struggling Brogan backers that Covid relief funding can't be used for their park, but they could qualify for matching funds if they seek grants.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Nov. 4
Four Rivers to showcase local artists at Saturday's Tradition Keepers Folklife Festival
The free event will be in two sessions Saturday. The first session will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. while the second begins at 7 p.m. and run until 9 p.m.
FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 4
CHILDREN IN CRISIS: Pandemic sparked exodus of employees in children’s mental health system
Specialists say their employees aren’t coming back to work at facilities that treat chlildren because the pay is poor and the job is difficult.
MALHEUR COUNTY EDUCATION Nov. 4
Ontario school district moves to four-day week
Students will participate in "Asynch Friday," or asynchronous learning, which involves virtual lessons that students complete at their own pace.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Nov. 4
Ontario boys beat state's No. 1 soccer team, advance in state playoffs
Ontario beat Stayton 1-0 on Wednesday while Nyssa/Harper Charter lost 8-0 in the opening round of state soccer playoffs. Three local football teams are in state playoff action this week.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Nov. 4
Annual veterans parade slated Saturday in Ontario
The event, sponsored by Ontario's American Legion Post 67, begins at 1 p.m. A Veterans Day ceremony will also be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in front of Four Rivers Cultural Center.
FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 3
Restaurant tax coming to Cannon Beach, southern Oregon dam gets repair money in Tuesday’s vote
Most school, fire districts with taxing measures on Tuesday’s ballot won approval in the special election. One county considers a move to Idaho.
POLITICS Nov. 3
Three Malheur County law enforcement officers appear on leaked Oath Keepers list
A list of members of the far-right group was leaked to media. OPB first reported the presence of two members of Malheur County law enforcement on the list in October.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Nov. 3
OBITUARY: Wayne A Netcher
Wayne A Netcher of Vale, Oregon, passed away Oct. 18 at the age of 77 from natural causes. (Submitted Information)
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Nov. 3
Adrian School Board picks Meyer to be interim superintendent
Raeshelle Meyer, who has taught in Vale and has administrative experience at Four Rivers Community School, is the new interim superintendent in the Adrian School District.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Nov. 3
OBITUARY: John Russell Holliday
John Russell Holliday was born August 13,1940, in Dayton, Ohio. After 81 years on this earth he joined his parents, Russell and Clarys (Sutton) Holliday, in heaven on Oct. 27. His body was tired but not a victim of Covid. (Submitted Information)
PUBLIC NOTICES Nov. 3
Publications from local governments, private parties
Ironside Rural Road District, Malheur County Court, Notice of Sale
COMMUNITY Nov. 3
PHOTO GALLERY: Halloween revelers hit the streets
Vale's businesses decorated and put out the treats as the annual downtown trick-or-treat event drew a crowd last Friday.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Nov. 3
OBITUARY: Larry Murray
Larry Murray, 76, passed away suddenly at his home in Deer Park, Washington, on Sept. 8, with his family by his side. (Submitted Information)
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY Nov. 3
Nyssa's lone bank to close in January
The U.S. Bank location in Nyssa will be closing its doors Jan. 19, 2022, forcing customers to travel to Vale, Parma or Ontario to do in-person banking.
EMPLOYMENT Nov. 3
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include Gas Station
FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 2
CHILDREN IN CRISIS: ‘Bottlenecked’ mental health system leaves kids untreated
Providers say they’re seeing an increasing number of children with severe mental health issues.
COMMUNITY Nov. 2
NYSSA NEWS: Thursday's the day to celebrate harvest, recognize farmers
The Nyssa Chamber is holding a harvest festival with music and food this Thursday, Nov. 4, at Thunderegg Park. That's also the first day of a holiday bazaar and bake sale at the senior center.
FreeSTATE NEWS Nov. 2
Emergency food benefits for Oregonians to continue in November
As the pandemic continues to strain household budgets, officials announced that extra food benefits will continue in November. Oregon's Self-Sufficiency Program welcomed the extension of emergency aid.
MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Nov. 2
Vale, Adrian and Nyssa football squads clinch first-round playoff slots
Meanwhile, Nyssa and Ontario boys soccer teams earned first-round playoff games slated Wednesday. The Ontario girls soccer team lost 2-1 to Newport/Eddyville last weekend to end their season. They finish their season 4-9 and a 4-2 league record.
FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 1
CHILDREN IN CRISIS: Mental health, addiction care falling short for distressed children
Mental health providers and insurers who administer Medicaid warned the state this summer that something needs to be done immediately to keep the system from collapse.

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