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Jan 31 2022 thru Feb 6 2022

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AROUND OREGON Feb. 5
Luxury sales tax proposed for Oregon to help low-income parents, former foster youth
An Oregon legislator is proposing a 3% sales tax on certain goods to fund help for Oregonians in need. Voters have consistently rejected a state sales tax.
FreeAROUND OREGON Feb. 3
In final State of the State address, Brown touts victories, pushes spending plan
Gov. Kate Brown urged the Legislature to approve about $700 million for job training, housing and child care during a speech from her office on Thursday, Feb. 3.
COMMUNITY Feb. 3
Vale Book Club takes up crime novel in monthly meeting
A novel by the popular writer J.A. Jance is next up for the Vale Book Club, which meets this Thursday, Feb. 3.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Feb. 3
Ontario council OKs savings fund for local students' continuing education
The council approved setting up the Ontario Promise savings program, using some of the city's new marijuana tax revenues. "We're trying to help the students," said Mayor Riley Hill.
ONTARIO Feb. 3
Regional training center in works for firefighters, police, medics in Ontario area
With the green light from the city council, Ontario Fire Chief Terry Leighton is ready to move ahead to develop a regional training facility for his agency and others in the region.
COMMUNITY Feb. 2
COMING UP: Connection dinner gathering, trio concert, Center Ball
Billed for "Gals and Guys," Treasure Valley Connection offers music, dining and an inspirational talk next Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Kirley's in Ontario.
PUBLIC NOTICES Feb. 2
Publications from local governments, private parties
Malheur County Court Proceedings and the Schedule of Payments, Board of Equalization Notice, Road Assessment District Notice, Request for Proposals, Ironside Rural Road District Meeting, Human Services Transportation Plan, Summons.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Feb. 2
Ray steps into familiar role at Vale Senior Center
Barbara Ray was elected president of the senior center last month, a post she's held in the past and one she said she enjoys. Ray said she'd like to make the center more accessible to area seniors.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Feb. 2
OBITUARY: Dorin S. Daniels
Dorin S. Daniels MD passed away on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. Services will be held this Saturday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m. at the Butte Baptist Church.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Feb. 2
OBITUARY: Emery Earl Cameron
Emery Earl Cameron, 91, of Ontario, passed away quietly Jan. 26 at his home, surrounded by his family. Emery was born May 6, 1930, in Kimberly, Idaho, to Edith Matilda Davis and John Emery Cameron. Emery had an older sister Marjorie, an older brother Keith and at the age of 3 years old a younger sister named Fern was added to the family. According to Emery, they traded an old roan cow for his new little sister.
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT Feb. 2
Ontario city manager one of three finalists for top job in Keizer
Adam Brown, who has served five years in the Ontario city manager position, will interview with Keizer officials later this month.
MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Feb. 2
Vale boys, girls varsity hoop teams record Tuesday night wins
The Vikings received big games from John Wolfe on the boys side and Kailey McGourty for the Lady Viks to help sweep Umatilla in Eastern Oregon League prep action.
VALE Feb. 2
Vale officials plead: Watch what you flush
City Manager Todd Fuller wants to remind residents Vale's wastewater system isn't a land fill and to refrain from flushing the wrong items.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Feb. 2
Former tech industry executive gives Treasure Valley Community College big financial boost
Gerald Findley's story is one of triumph over adversity but the former Malheur County resident also wanted to give back to his community through a $1 million donation.
EMPLOYMENT Feb. 2
They're hiring - local job openings
Vale BLM Snake River Valley Wildland Firefighting Recruitment
MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Jan. 31
Offensive attack pushes Vale boys varsity basketball team past Irrigon in Eastern Oregon League action
Led by Diesel Johnson and John Wolfe, the Vikings improve to 5-0 in league play. Meanwhile the Lady Viks used a big third quarter to beat the Irrigon girls Friday night in Vale.
FreeAROUND OREGON Jan. 31
Oregon 2022 legislative preview: What’s ahead that could affect your life as legislators gather
Job training is top of mind for most lawmakers and Gov. Kate Brown. The session opens on Tuesday, Feb. 1, and while the Capitol is open, much of the action will remain virtual.
FreeCOMMUNITY Jan. 31
Picture this: A photo contest spotlights Malheur County’s people, places and activities
The Enterprise is seeking your great photos of Malheur County to showcase on the coming edition of Discover, our annual visitor and business guide. Local photographers can submit their entries for a chance to win the spotlight and a gift card.

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