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Nov 29 2021 thru Dec 5 2021

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FreeAROUND OREGON Dec. 3
Hundreds still languish in Oregon hospitals, waiting a place to go for continued care
Staffing shortages in skilled nursing facilities and other long-term care centers are causing bottlenecks that are bad for patients and companies.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Dec. 3
TVCC: Enroll by Dec. 15 and get a scholarship
Treasure Valley Community College is offering $1,000 scholarships to students who enroll for winter term as part of a "Stay on Track" initiative. The effort follows a fall scholarship program that sought to help students overcome obstacles linked to the pandemic economy.
FreeAROUND OREGON Dec. 3
Oregon health officials work on voluntary digital vaccine card
Oregon officials say a digital vaccine card could be available next spring. It would be a free, optional resource for Oregonians – and they stress that it would not be a "passport," as rumors have suggested.
COMMUNITY Dec. 3
Citizen panel 'desperate' for new members to monitor foster cases in Malheur County
The citizens board in Malheur County that reviews foster care is down to two members, and officials are asking for volunteers to step up and help.
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY Dec. 2
Former Fry Foods official sentenced to more than three years in prison for wire and mail fraud and money laundering
Doug Wold was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Boise. Wold also still faces numerous charges in Malheur County Circuit Court for a series of schemes he fostered in 2020.
COMMUNITY EVENTS Dec. 2
COMING UP: Art show, tree lighting, more on Malheur events calendar
A tree lighting, a gathering that celebrates "Christmas Magic," and a showing of local artist Eddie Melendrez' work are on the calendar in the coming days.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Dec. 2
Local attorney buys former Vale Masonic Lodge
Bob Butler, a managing partner in the local law firm Butler & Looney PC, outbid competitors and purchased the local landmark for $70,000. Butler said he isn't sure what he will do with the building.
NYSSA Dec. 1
NYSSA NEWS: Groups plan holiday sales, local pharmacy makes 'robust' move
Nyssa's Medicap Pharmacy has a new location and expanded offerings, and community groups are planning Christmas season sales. Correspondent Susan Barton catches up on all things Nyssa.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Dec. 1
OBITUARY: Shirley Lea (Harvey) Grace
Shirley Lea (Harvey) Grace, 91, of Oregon Slope, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 18, 2021. Shirley was born Aug. 11, 1930, in Hazzard, Nebraska, to Roscoe A. and Mabel M. Harvey. They moved away from Nebraska during the Great Depression and lived in various places before settling on the Oregon Slope. Shirley attended Lincoln Grade School, Jefferson Grade School, and graduated from Ontario High School in 1948. (Submitted Information)
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Dec. 1
A mobile home blows off course and onto private land near Vale - owner stuck with the mess
In September, a wind gust dropped half of a double-wide mobile home onto Johnny Pitts property at the top of Trenkel Hill. Since then, he's struggled to get someone to take responsibility for the hulk and move it off his property. So far, he's had no luck.
COMMUNITY Dec. 1
Vale Book Club reads tale of of spies and redemption spanning two world wars
"The Alice Network," a novel by Kate Quinn, is the topic at this Thursday's meeting of the Vale Book Club.
PUBLIC NOTICES Dec. 1
Publications from local governments, private parties
Ironside Rural Road District, Malheur County Court, Estate of MARIANNE KINGSTON, Notice of Sale
FreeAROUND OREGON Dec. 1
Governor calls special session on eviction protections for Oregon tenants
Gov. Kate Brown is asking state legislators to provide $190 million in new state funding for rental assistance, other protections.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Dec. 1
Get in the holiday spirit with Malheur County events this weekend
The annual Winter Wonderland Parade will kick off the holiday season Saturday at 1 p.m. Meanwhile, the annual Holiday Bazaar at the Malheur County Fairgrounds is just around the corner and Four Rivers Cultural Center will showcase its Christmas Spirit & Light Show Friday.
EMPLOYMENT Dec. 1
They're hiring - local job openings
positions include Gas Station, production assistant
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY Nov. 30
Ontario man charged after police investigate death of infant
Sergio Manuel Diaz, 24, faces charges of criminal negligent homicide and first-degree criminal mistreatment. His case will go before a grand jury this week.
PHOTO GALLERY Nov. 30
ADRIAN TITLE: Lopes collect state trophy, celebrate on field with fans
Friends and relatives headed for the field at Baker High School Saturday, Nov. 27, to congratulate the Adrian Antelopes on winning the state 1A football title. The Lopes beat the Powder Valley Badgers 46-38.
FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 30
Oregon officials watching for Omicron, urge vaccinations, boosters ‘soon as possible’
No cases of the latest variation of Covid-19 have been reported in the U.S. – but they are expected.
FreePHOTO GALLERY Nov. 29
ADRIAN TITLE: Fans show up in big numbers to cheer on Lopes
The football stadium at Baker High School was a sea of green - Adrian green - on Saturday, Nov. 27, as the Lopes took on the Powder Valley Badgers in the state 1A title game. Adrian won 46-38. See someone you know?
MALHEUR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Nov. 29
ADRIAN TITLE: Fumble recovery late in the game sets up winning score
The Antelopes faced a Powder Valley squad of a different caliber than the one they kept scoreless in a game in October. Adrian recovered its power ball rhythm to overtake the Badgers and win the state title 46-38 on Saturday, Nov. 27.
FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 29
Medical professionals want mental health program extended to Oregon nurses
The Oregon Wellness Program now offers free and confidential therapy sessions to doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, podiatrists and dentists.

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