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MALHEUR COUNTY POLITICS Mar. 31
Election 2022 Town Hall will feature candidates for Malheur County commission, judge
A free community town hall to let voters learn more about county candidates is scheduled for Monday, April 11, at Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario. Candidates Dan Joyce, Tom Vialpando and Jim Mendiola are scheduled to appear.
MALHEUR COUNTY POLITICS Mar. 31
Local legislators find little headway during the 2022 session of the Oregon Legislature
Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, and State Rep. Mark Owens, R-Crane pointed to the bill to furnish farm workers with overtime compensation as a big defeat. The Republican duo did, however, help get some funds sent to southeastern Oregon, including money to the Malheur County Fairgrounds and Treasure Valley Community College.
FreeCOMMENTARY Mar. 31
EDITORIAL: These voters care more about solutions, trust than party identity
Voters sharing thoughtful observations in recent forums are hungry for a governor who can unite Oregonians. They want to see the focus on performance, not party.
MALHEUR COUNTY POLITICS Mar. 31
PHOTO GALLERY: Republican candidates gather in Vale for political forum
The event, held last weekend at the Vale First Christian Church, attracted a large crowd to hear hopefuls for Oregon's governor slot and the seat held now by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Mar. 31
Vale High School senior rolls to victory in American Legion oratorical contest
Aliza Saunders clinched first place at the local, district and state level to earn a trip to the national competition in Indianapolis, Indiana, on April 22.
PUBLIC NOTICES Mar. 30
Publications from local governments, private parties
Notice of Budget Committee Meeting, Estate of Patrecia Jean Molt, Estate of Sandra D. Mayo
COMMUNITY Mar. 30
NYSSA NEWS: Bulldog cards will help fund school activities
Nyssa Elementary School's parent teacher organization has two fundraisers in the works: Bulldog cards, and the return of the painted paws and Ns on local driveways. Columnist Susan Barton has the details on this, and also on a Nyssa Rural Fire event this Saturday.
COMMUNITY Mar. 30
Saint Alphonsus foundation offers scholarships for students training for health fields
Students studying for a career in a critical health care field could qualify for scholarship aid through the Saint Alphonsus Ontario Foundation. But the application deadline is coming up – April 8.
EMPLOYMENT Mar. 30
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include: Special Education Teacher & Case Manager, K-8 Counselor/Behavior Specialist, Vale High School Chemistry Teacher, Vale Elementary School Teacher, Operator/Laborer, Farmhand
OBITUARIES Mar. 30
OBITUARY: Bruce Allen Bond
Bruce Allen Bond, 69, of Vale, went home to meet Jesus on Dec. 30, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at Vale Christian Church. The service will also be streamed on the Vale Christian Church Facebook page.
OBITUARIES Mar. 30
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.
COMMUNITY Mar. 30
New Ontario principal set to listen as students cope with pandemic impacts
Ken Martinez, named to succeed Jodi Elizondo as Ontario High School principal, says he plans listening sessions to hear the concerns of the community as the schools emerge from pandemic limitations.
MALHEUR COUNTY POLITICS Mar. 30
Republican candidates forum in Vale attracts large crowd
Republican hopefuls vying for the governor's seat and the position held by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, delivered few surprises in their stump speeches but focused on core GOP values.
COMMUNITY Mar. 30
Kiwanis seeking volunteers to help with Saturday clean-up in Ontario
Kiwanis members encourage the community to join them Saturday for "plogging" – picking up litter while jogging, or just walking – in Ontario parks and public spaces.
FreeNATIONAL NEWS Mar. 30
Wyden says he'll push for more economic sanctions against Russia
Sen. Ron Wyden said last week sanctions against Russia are having an impact, and Jeff Merkley said he's hearing strong support for such measures from Oregonians.
EDUCATION Mar. 29
Malheur County students find life lessons in FFA – and win awards at state
Local students returned with honors from the state FFA convention in Redmond. Among them is Monica Gomez, who talks about why this youth organization has meant a lot to her.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Mar. 29
More than 400 compete in Adrian's Owyhee Off-Road Challenge
One new course record was set in the Owyhee Off-Road Challenge held on Saturday, March 26, by the Adrian Sports Boosters. The event raised $13,000 for a new track.
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY Mar. 29
Woman breaks into Nyssa business, goes on damaging rampage
A 25-year-old Nyssa woman is facing felony charges in connection with a burglary at Medicap Pharmacy in Nyssa. The burglar damaged windows and destroyed goods in the store – all caught on security cameras.

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