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May 2 2022 thru May 8 2022

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MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT May. 6
Rail board calls special Saturday meeting to question engineers over construction matters
UPDATED: Greg Smith, Malheur County economic development director, announced an unprecedented meeting of the Malheur County Development Corp., which is building the Nyssa reload center. The meeting was announced just 24 hours ahead of time and with little explanation as the project struggles.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS May. 6
State opens investigation into Nyssa's Migrant Education Program
The Oregon Department of Education is reviewing a Nyssa School District program that serves 500 migrant families. Agency officials met with parents in a community meeting in Nyssa on Thursday, May 5, to explain developments.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS May. 6
COMING UP: Wine, chocolate, flowers and more in Malheur County
A Pops concert in Ontario, flower sales in Vale and Jordan Valley, and the history of BLM lands all get the spotlight this month. Check out the calendar of events and meetings.
MALHEUR COUNTY HEALTH May. 5
Regional effort begins to raise awareness regarding HIV
The new campaign will run through July and focuses on Pendleton, Hermiston, La Grande, Ontario and surrounding areas. A key component to the new program is to encourage people to get tested.
COMMENTARY May. 5
Letters: Committee urges support for Ontario charter changes
Letters from readers this week touch on proposed city charter changes in Ontario, the rail reload center project at Nyssa, and abortion.
NYSSA May. 5
NYSSA NEWS: Bulldog Cards prove a hit for school PTO
Columnist Susan Barton gives us the info on a student art show, burn days and the successful Bulldog Card fundraiser.
MALHEUR COUNTY AGRICULTURE May. 5
April storms boost water supplies in some areas of Malheur County
A binge of rain and snow squalls last month helped push water supplies in some area reservoirs - such as Owyhee Reservoir - up. Yet the storms bypassed other portions of the county, providing little relief as drought continues to linger.
OBITUARIES May. 4
OBITUARY: Douglas Dwayne “Joe” Nyborg
Joe Nyborg was born in International Falls, Minnesota, to Henry and Florence Nyborg. The youngest of five children, his siblings Karen, Floyd and Shirley all pre-decease him. He is survived by his sister Pearl (Tom) Weir.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY May. 4
USDA officials use fact-finding mission to gather feedback from Vale group
Federal leaders, including Margaret Hoffmann, the Oregon director of the USDA's Rural Development, visited the Vale community last week at a session sponsored by the Vale Community Coalition. At the luncheon meeting, the officials informed residents the USDA offers many loan and grant programs geared toward rural communities.
OBITUARIES May. 4
OBITUARY: Michele Melanie Baird (Tamez)
On Friday, April 8, Michele Melanie Baird (Tamez), loving sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away at age 70 surrounded by family.
PUBLIC NOTICES May. 4
Publications from local governments, private parties
Malheur County Clerk, Estate of Sandra Isbell, Budget Committee meetings, Ironside Rural Road District Meeting
PHOTO GALLERY May. 4
PHOTOS: Crews dig in to clean up Alameda Drive property
A years-long effort to bring a stop to a neighborhood eyesore in Ontario took a major step forward on Saturday, April 30, when crews tackled mounts of debris and garbage.
EMPLOYMENT May. 4
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include: Vale High School Principal, K-12 ESOL Teacher, Vale Elementary School 2nd Grade Teacher, K-5 Multisubject Teacher, and a Dorm Host.
PHOTO GALLERY May. 4
PHOTOS: Serve Day draws hundreds of volunteers in Ontario
Paint brushes, brooms and shovels were the tools of the day on Saturday, April 30, as volunteers spread out across Ontario to participate in Serve Day.
MALHEUR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS May. 3
Nyssa girls win Don Walker Invitational as 21 track teams compete
Girls on Nyssa High School's track team won several events on Friday, April 29, to take the team title at the Don Walker Invitational. The Nyssa boys team finished second at the meet.
ONTARIO May. 3
Alameda eyesore gets a cleaning – with more to come
Crews brought heavy equipment, large drop boxes and plenty of gloves on Saturday, April 30, to clean up a residential property across from Alameda Elementary School in Ontario. A resolution to a long-standing family issue opened the door for the work.
FreeOREGON POLITICS May. 2
THEIR WORDS: Those who want to be governor answer for rural matters
Candidates for Oregon governor were asked to describe how they specifically would deal with rural issues if elected. A statewide media collaboration, including the Malheur Enterprise, assembled answers from most of those on the May 17 ballot.
PHOTO GALLERY May. 2
PHOTOS: Serve Day in Vale
Paint brushes, brooms and shovels were the tools of the day on Saturday, April 30, as volunteers spread out across Vale to participate in Serve Day.

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