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Mar 21 2022 thru Mar 27 2022

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MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS Mar. 25
Brothers planning do-it-yourself concrete plant in Ontario
Josh and Adam Rynearson's latest business venture will supply concrete for homeowner and small business jobs that only need small batches.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Mar. 25
Nyssa singers advance to solo competition at state
Five Nyssa High School musicians received top ratings for their performances at a district music competition, and will advance to the OSAA State Solo Festival April 30.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Mar. 25
In TVCC competition, students put new spin on 'natural foods'
The competition was fierce but all in good fun, as students in a wildlife management class at Treasure Valley Community College mixed culinary arts with hunting and harvesting skills.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Mar. 24
Flynn steps into top slot at Owyhee Irrigation District
The Washington state native takes over for long-time manager Jay Chamberlin. Flynn comes to the district after a long career in the irrigation field.
FreeAROUND OREGON Mar. 24
Tucked into Oregon rural infrastructure package, $4 million to save a staircase
Advocates say the staircase work is not a pork barrel project, but the result of years of fighting to save a critical piece of Eastern Oregon University and La Grande history.
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY Mar. 24
After long delay, Western Treasure Valley Economic Breakfast is back on the local events schedule
The economic development session - set for March 31 - is sponsored by Snake River Economic Development Alliance, the Small Business Development Center at Treasure Valley Community College and the Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce
PUBLIC SAFETY Mar. 24
Ontario man charged with Salem robberies
Three people were robbed at gunpoint in separate instances in Salem dating back to December. An Ontario man was arrested Tuesday.
VALE Mar. 23
You can help Vale and get a crab-and-steak dinner on Saturday
This weekend has a tasty centerpiece with the annual crab and steak dinner in Vale on Saturday. And then mark your calendars for the Vale High School art show, and the return of the ever-popular Easter Egg Hunt.
OBITUARIES Mar. 23
OBITUARY: Rosann Lang
Rosann Lang, 83, of Vale died March 15 at her home. Rosann was born in Geneva, Nebraska, in 1939. Her family moved to Oregon in 1941, and she was proud to have a Vale address for 80 years. In 1957 she married Darrel Lang, settled in Vale, and started their family. They had a son Dave and a daughter Patricia.
OBITUARIES Mar. 23
OBITUARY: Robert Leo Johnson Sr.
Robert Leo Johnson Sr. peacefully passed away Friday, February 25, 2022. A funeral service will be held March 26 at the LDS church in Vale at 11 a.m. All who knew Bob (and there are so many) are welcome to join.
FreeSTATE NEWS Mar. 23
Emergency food aid will continue for hundreds of thousands of Oregonians
Low-income Oregonians will continue to get extra help with food costs, as the state extends the SNAP benefit bump for two more months.
PUBLIC NOTICES Mar. 23
Publications from local governments, private parties
Notice of Budget Committee meeting, Estate of Patrecia Jean Molt, Estate of Sandra D. Mayo
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT Mar. 23
Malheur County's Border Board gets another $6 million for local projects
The regional board, created to bolster the Malheur County economy, could use some of its new money to help the county pay off debt from a real estate deal for its industrial park.
EMPLOYMENT Mar. 23
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include: Special Education Teacher & Case Manager, K-8 Counselor/Behavior Specialist, Vale High School Chemistry Teacher, Operator/Laborer
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Mar. 23
Health department reports four deaths from Covid but the number of overall cases of the infection continues to fall
The four cases push the total number of deaths from Covid in Malheur County since the pandemic began to 104. Meanwhile, vaccinations rates are improving in some age groups but not in others.
MALHEUR COUNTY POLITICS Mar. 23
Vale political forum draws GOP hopefuls for top offices
The session is scheduled for Saturday, March 26 at the Vale Christian Church and will feature more than a dozen candidates running for governor or for the chance to unseat long-time U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon. The forum is open to the public.
MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Mar. 23
Nyssa girls track team clinches big win at Ontario Icebreaker
The regional track meet is the traditional kick-off of the spring track and field season. In boys track standings Vale tied with Stanfield/Echo for third place. Orin Stipe of Nyssa had a big day.
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT Mar. 22
Fees going up at Malheur County's Lytle landfill
The loss of a major customer and increasing costs have prompted an increase in tipping fees at the landfill.

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