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Dec 6 2021 thru Dec 12 2021

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FreeAROUND OREGON Dec. 10
Sen. Findley asked to act on shifting counties to Idaho – a request he sought
In a letter seeking legislative action, the Grant County Court took no position on the proposal to merge parts of Oregon with Idaho.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Dec. 9
OBITUARY: Michael “Albert” Valenzuela
Michael “Albert” Valenzuela died Dec. 3, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. (Submitted information)
FreeCOMMUNITY Dec. 9
Malheur Health: Bring a friend to vax clinic and get a gift card
Saturday's drive-thru Covid vaccine clinic at Ontario Airport has an added attraction: $25 give certificates for vaccinated people who bring along unvaccinated friends to get the jab. The offer is good for families with children getting the vaccination, too.
COMMUNITY Dec. 9
NYSSA NEWS: Volunteers make season bright for all
In Nyssa, community volunteers are joining together to help their neighbors and celebrate the holidays. Columnist Susan Barton follows up on the Thanksgiving dinner and the holiday parade.
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY Dec. 9
Latest unemployment figures show Malheur County economy is going strong
The number of unemployed continues to drop in Malheur County, making it more challenging for employers to fill jobs. That won't ease anytime soon, officials say.
MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Dec. 8
Ontario soccer coach finds success by caring about players and staying focused on high standards
Jaime Gonzalez was recently recognized by the National Federation of High Schools as Oregon's soccer coach of the year.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Dec. 8
OBITUARY: Donita Lynn Olsen
Donita Lynn Olsen passed away after a short battle with colon cancer on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. (Submitted Information)
PHOTO GALLERY Dec. 8
Still need gifts? Holiday bazaar continues this weekend at fairgrounds
The Malheur County Fairgrounds featured two buildings with vendors eager to help fill holiday stockings and finish gift lists. The bazaar returns Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10-11.
EMPLOYMENT Dec. 8
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include Independent certified public accounting firm, Feed Lot
PUBLIC NOTICES Dec. 8
Publications from local governments, private parties
Water Right Transfer, Notice of Sale
MALHEUR COUNTY Dec. 8
Malheur County employees get bonus pay for work during pandemic
More than 100 county employees got a one-time pay bump last month, thanks to federal pandemic relief funds. The "premium pay" – ranging from $1,500 to $2,500 – went to heath workers, jail staff, office personnel and even some elected officials.
FreeAROUND OREGON Dec. 7
Brown calls for $200 million in workforce spending, offers few details
Gov. Kate Brown urged business leaders to push legislators to support the spending package.
FreeAROUND OREGON Dec. 7
Investments needed in higher ed, job training to recover from pandemic, Oregon leaders say
At a meeting of business leaders Monday, Gov. Kate Brown and state’s higher education director said the state needs to bolster career training.
PHOTO GALLERY Dec. 7
PHOTOS: Fans brave the cold to line Ontario parade route
The Winter Wonderland Parade, a mainstay of the holidays in Malheur County, returned on Saturday, Dec. 4, and fans were ready for it. Who you see that you know?
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Dec. 6
Get a free Christmas concert Tuesday night at Four Rivers
Bands from Treasure Valley Community College at last get to put on their holiday concert - a tradition missed the past two years. The show Tuesday night is free at Four Rivers Cultural Center.
PHOTO GALLERY Dec. 6
PHOTOS: Christmas Spirit fills Four Rivers Cultural Center with Santa, song and treats
The Christmas Spirit and Light Show at Ontario's Four Rivers Cultural Center drew people from a wide area on Friday, Dec. 3. Santa was one draw. So were the lights.
MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Dec. 6
Vale leads all-league football honors
John Wolfe was named Eastern Oregon League offensive player of the year while William Tolman was recognized as the offensive lineman of the year for the Vikings.
FreeAROUND OREGON Dec. 6
Oregonians can bid for lower taxes while funding scholarships through state auction
You could shave your income tax bill and push money into Oregon scholarships with an online auction under this week.

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