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Beef, chicken and a good cause are on the menu

An unfortunate situation 400 miles away at the coast has some folks a little misty-eyed about the menu for the coming Vale Fire and Ambulance fundraiser dinner. Yes, the traditional crab feed is being turned into a steak and chicken feed this year. But here’s the thing, folks, crustaceans are[Read More…]

Shhh… Secret’s in the sauce

On the Edge of Common Sense By Baxter Black, DVM Sometimes it is embarrassing when your friends catch that entrepreneurial spirit. How many times have you gently tried to tell them that, sure, Amway’s great, but what are you going to do with all that soap in the closet? That[Read More…]

Fire protection loses out in wilderness ‘land grab’

To the Editor: The proposed wilderness area in Oregon’s Malheur County, if designated, will lead to the destruction of the very landscape some wish to protect. Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA), Keen Footwear, a multimillion dollar Portland company, and others seek such designation. Wilderness designation will mean very large blocks[Read More…]


Show features Nyssa artist

An exhibit of Nyssa resident Crystal Rodriguez’ artwork will open Friday, April 8, at the Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario. The opening event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit continues to June 5, and admission is free. Rodriguez works in acrylic in a style considered both[Read More…]


County voters turn out in droves, say NO

The Enterprise Local officials were ecstatic as Malheur County voters overwhelmingly rejected the idea of an Owyhee Canyonlands national monument last week. Results released by the Malheur County Clerk’s Office showed 90 percent, or 5,666 voters, saying no while 10 percent, or 633 voted yes in the March 8 election.[Read More…]


Short session ‘worst’ in decades

Sen. Ferrioli By Pat Caldwell For the Enterprise JOHN DAY – There was no mistaking the tone of frustration at the edge of Oregon Senate Minority Leader Ted Ferrioli’s voice last week when he reviewed the recently concluded session of the Oregon Legislature. During the short, 32-day session often punctuated[Read More…]


Wrestling: The Next Generation

Eight wrestlers from the Vale Middle School recently competed in the Oregon Middle School state-qualifying tournament. Two qualified for the state tournament to be held in Woodburn. Colt Cummings took third place and Jackson Schaffeld placed second in the qualifying tournament. Above: Colt Cummings, Jon Cooper, Ronnie Norton, Jackson Schaffeld,[Read More…]