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Death notices

Ronald E. Perkins, 78, of Ontario, died August 3, 2016 at a local hospital. Arrangements by Lienkaemper Chapel, Ontario. Condolences to the family may be made at Joseph C. Tucker, 90, of Ontario, died August 4, 2016 at a local hospital. Arrangements by Lienkaemper Chapel, Ontario. Condolences to the[Read More…]

Ortha Emry

Ortha Loretta Emry, formerly of Vale passed away at the Brown County Hospital on August 1, 2016, at the age of 93. She was born to John L. Reynolds and Susie Amy (Shattuck) Reynolds on April 13, 1923 in her parent’s house about 13 miles northwest of Springview, in Keya[Read More…]

Just keep them dogies movin’

On the Edge of Common Sense By Baxter Black, DVM “Truly a beautiful day to be movin’ cows to summer pasture,” observed Steve’s boss. Satisfaction wafted off him in gently rising curls. Steve wiped a streak of green off his pant leg with a flat stick. They’d loaded the cows[Read More…]

My other brain is ready to help

Another View By Bill Hal As I grow older, I know more each day than I have ever known before. That’s almost true. The difference is that I don’t keep all my knowledge in my head. A lot of my information and facts and wishes are kept in my telephone[Read More…]

Legislators must not wimp out on PERS issue

The recent news about Oregon’s Public Employees Retirement System was gloomy, but the response was understated – almost as if we’re all getting inured to continuing high cost of questionable decisions made years ago. And yet we should ignore this rollout of bad news only at our peril. The latest[Read More…]


Lightning sparks 20 wildfires

A wildfire burns southwest of Harper Sunday. A lightning storm over the weekend ignited a number of fires across the region. (The Enterprise/Kelsey Haueter) By John L. Braese Malheur Enterprise VALE – A lightning storm swept through the area Aug. 7, sparking at least 20 wildfires. The three largest fires[Read More…]

Walden touts measure to bar funding for Owhee monument

By John L. Braese The Enterprise ONTARIO – Appearing before a standing-room-only crowd, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden announced House passage of a bill that includes a provision barring any federal spending to explore a Canyonlands designation. “The bill passed 225 to 202,” Walden told some 40 constituents at an early-morning[Read More…]


Field Day shines spotlight on farming

A number of booths and special activities were all part of the annual Malheur Experiment Station and Farm Festival last week. One of the events included a demonstration regarding the different types of soils in the valley and how they help farmers. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell) By Pat Caldwell Malheur Enterprise[Read More…]


Vale student tackles Scout project

Noah Carlson digsup the ground outsidethe Vale Pool,preparing to planta Magic CarpetSpirea. Carlsondecided to focushis Eagle Scoutproject on helpingout the Vale SwimmingPool withTLC that includedtidying up the facility’sexterior. By John L. Braese The Malheur Enterprise VALE – Incoming Vale High School senior Noah Carlson was looking for a worthy idea[Read More…]