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Jan 3 2022 thru Jan 9 2022

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COMMUNITY Jan. 8
Ontario college announces honor rolls
Malheur County students fared well during fall term at Treasure Valley Community College, which announced honor rolls recently.
FreeCORONAVIRUS IN OREGON Jan. 7
Oregon reaches dire stage in pandemic as state issues guidelines for rationing care
State health officials warn that infections will be so widespread that they’ll affect everyone’s life
FreeAROUND OREGON Jan. 6
With Oregon residency in question, Kristof won’t share documents
Democratic candidate Nick Kristof claims tax records, other documents will establish his qualifications to run for governor in Oregon.
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY Jan. 6
Malheur receives federal aid to help homeless afford places to live
A federal program is providing vouchers to the Malheur County House Authority to help transition homeless people into housing.
COMMUNITY Jan. 6
COMING UP: Mark your calendar for candidate visit, vaccine clinic, job fair
Malheur County residents can meet GOP gubernatorial candidate Dr. Bud Pierce this Thursday in Ontario, one of several events on the calendar in the coming week.
FreeCOVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Jan. 6
County reaches grim milestone as nearly 6,000 people have been diagnosed with Covid since the pandemic began
That means about one of six people locally have caught the infection based on data released by the Malheur County Health Department. However, officials believe there have been many more cases that have not been reported.
FreeAROUND OREGON Jan. 5
Kristof attorneys argue Yamhill has always been home for the gubernatorial candidate
Oregon election officials requested proof the Democratic candidate for governor meets residency requirements. Nick Kristof's campaign, which issued a 102-page response, contends he has always considered Yamhill home, and voters should get to make the call.
COMMUNITY Jan. 5
Author with Vale roots will zoom in to book club session
Shanna Wiggins Hatfield will join Vale Book Club members by zoom this Thursday, to talk about her book "Farm Girl, Rural Life Humor from a Farmer's Daughter" and the writing process.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Jan. 5
Sheriff's office secret Santa effort hands out cash, not tickets
The program which began at least a decade ago aims to deliver a little Christmas cheer to local residents while also educating them on traffic safety.
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY Jan. 5
Water outlook in Malheur County remains bleak despite spate of recent storms
Area reservoirs are low and the region is still locked in a drought but a shift in climatic patterns could deliver more snow. The availability of water in reservoirs and in snowpack is crucial for the county's agriculture industry.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Jan. 4
Students hone writing, interview skills with Latino success stories
Students in the Oregon Migrant Leadership Ambassadors Club at Ontario Middle School crafted inspirational stories about people embracing their Latino roots and culture. The effort entailed lessons about journalism and writing, with collaboration from the Malheur Enterprise.
MALHEUR COUNTY EDUCATION Jan. 4
Nyssa ag teacher keeps the focus on student success
Chad Cruickshank's record of triumph reflects a desire to concentrate on commitment and to allow youth to make mistakes and learn from them. Cruickshank was also recently named outstanding agriculture education teacher by the National Association of Agricultural Educators.
NYSSA Jan. 4
NYSSA NEWS: Let's eat – at the Senior Center
Nyssa correspondent Susan Barton reports on the latest at the senior center, library and around town.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Jan. 3
Longtime Vale resident picked to be new fairgrounds manager
Dawnita Haueter stepped into the post Monday. Haueter replaces former manager Lynelle Christiani who resigned in 2021.

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