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Nov 15 2021 thru Nov 21 2021

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NYSSA Nov. 20
NYSSA NEWS: Scouts stock the pantry with food drive
Local families will have a bounty of food as Thanksgiving approaches, thanks to the efforts of local Scouts. Correspondent Susan Barton reports their Nyssa food drive was a big success.
FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 20
Oregon to get more than $400 million to rebuild from 2020 wildfires
Federal money continues to flow into the state to help homeowners, businesses recover from wildfires that tore through Oregon in 2020.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS Nov. 19
BUSINESS BEAT: New owners take on, expand Sears outlet in Ontario
The Sears Hometown Store in Ontario has new owners but they are not new to the business. Shaunie and Ryan Hamilton took on the business in September and have moved it to a new, larger location.
ONTARIO Nov. 18
Ex-chief sees challenges, urban issues facing Ontario police
Steven Romero, who recently ended his tenure as Ontario police chief, said the influx of marijuana businesses, a lack of mental health services and other issues continue to challenge what he sees as an underfunded and understaffed law enforcement agency.
VALE Nov. 18
Border board grant lays groundwork for future Vale parks blueprint
The $61,000 subsidy from the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board will help the city draft a parks master plan, a key document used to apply for future grants to upgrade local parks.
MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Nov. 18
Adrian pummels Dufur, 88-6, in state quarterfinal prep football contest
The Antelopes used a high-octane offense and a tough defense to overwhelm the visiting Rangers and earn a spot in the semifinals this Saturday in Bend.
FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 18
Oregon economic forecast: Higher wages drive state revenue, workers feel inflation
Portland is lagging the rest of the state in economic recovery as the Covid pandemic’s effects linger.
MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Nov. 18
Vale stages upset victory over No. 2-ranked Rainier
Spearheaded by a strong defense, the Viking victory punches their ticket to a semifinal game against No. 3-ranked South Umpqua at Caldera High School in Bend at 10 a.m. Saturday.
EMPLOYMENT Nov. 17
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include Gas Station, Wildland Fire Program, School Secretary, In Home Care
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Nov. 17
Audience - young and old - pays tribute to Malheur County's veterans
Rain held off on Thursday, Nov. 11, for Ontario's annual Veterans Day ceremony. Students from Four Rivers Community School showed up to give their thanks.
PUBLIC NOTICES Nov. 17
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of MARIANNE KINGSTON, Notice of Sale, Idaho Power Company Project
FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 17
Community college enrollments in Oregon begin to stabilize, but decade of decline worrying
Oregon community colleges will need to make steep enrollment gains to meet state workforce needs.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Nov. 17
OBITUARY: Calvin Neil Hiatt
Calvin Neil Hiatt, loving husband and father, of Vale, Oregon, passed away unexpectedly in an automobile accident, on Nov. 3, 2021, at age 42. (Submitted Information)
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Nov. 17
Vale's Moonlight Madness discount shopping event will offer something for everyone
The popular community happening kicks off Friday at stores throughout the city. While some merchants will stick to the traditional evening discount schedule, some stores will be offering deals throughout the day.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Nov. 17
OBITUARY: Denise Ann Warner
Denise Ann Warner of Caldwell, Idaho passed away Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, in a local hospital after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. (Submitted Information)
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Nov. 17
Adrian's resistance puts it on collision course with Oregon state officials
Records obtained by the Enterprise show events leading up to the state's decision to fine the Adrian School District over Oregon's mask mandate. School officials say they are ready to move on - and comply.
MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Nov. 16
PHOTO GALLERY: Vale uses stingy defense to knock off No. 2-ranked Rainier, 14-6
The Vikings slowed the vaunted Rainier running game and scored two touchdowns in the first half to help seal the playoff victory. Now, the Vikings will travel to Bend to face South Umpqua Saturday.
FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 16
School staffing issues in Oregon called ‘real, emergency situation’
Legislators hear how school districts across the state are scrambling to fill vacancies in a time when the labor market is tight.
STATE NEWS Nov. 16
Highway officials offer tips on chains, traction tires, studded tires
November has many motorists swapping their summer tires for winter-ready ones, but highway officials caution that studded tires aren't the best option for many conditions – or for the roads.
MALHEUR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Nov. 15
PHOTO GALLERY: A good day for football in Adrian
The Adrian Lopes piled touchdown upon touchdown on Saturday, Nov. 13, to beat the Dufur Rangers 88-6 in state playoff action.
FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 15
‘Sense of urgency’ in Oregon should follow passage of infrastructure bill, DeFazio says
The Oregon congressman expects the $1.2 trillion package to help drive up wages for American workers.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Nov. 15
PHOTO GALLERY: Ontario ceremony honors veterans
Speeches recounted the history of American Legion and the toll of suicide during the Veterans Day ceremony in Ontario on Thursday, Nov. 11.
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY Nov. 15
Ontario man arrested after shooting, police pursuit near the Malheur County Fairgrounds Saturday
Clemente Bobby Pineda fled after a routine traffic stop by police. Shots were then exchanged but neither Pineda nor an Ontario Police Department officer were injured.
FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 15
Oregon tenants urged to get bid in for state rent help before Dec. 1 cutoff
Gov. Kate Brown said she’s working with legislators on plans for a future special session.

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