Nazrat Promotions was started in 2008 by Merv and Patsy with the launch of a local advertising paper called the Crossroads Weekly after three years the opportunity arose to publish the Malheur County and Payette County Fair Premium Books. At this time it became evident that the weekly was consuming time that would be better spent on the fair books so it was closed down. In 2013 again the mission was altered slightly as we began to also publish Business and Tourism Guides for some of the surrounding cities.
As of January 2014 we are publishing the Malheur, Payette, and Baker County Fair books and guides for the cities of Nyssa, Vale, Caldwell and Weiser.
Merv has lived and worked in the Treasure Valley all his life, except for the four years he spent in the United States Navy. Raised on a farm west of Ontario, he attended school beginning at Lindberg Elementary in the first grade through the fourth grade when he was transferred to Cairo Elementary, after the sixth grade he went to Ontario Junior High and then his freshman year at Ontario High School. At this time his family moved to Payette where he graduated from Payette High School.
After graduation, he joined the United States Navy for four years and was honorably discharged after serving tours at several duty stations including in Vietnam. When he came back home he started working in the construction trades spending time as owner of a fencing company for several years. When an opportunity came about he started a fire extinguisher company. In 2012 the fire extinguisher company was sold, and at this time he joined Patsy as a full time part of Nazrat Promotions.
Patsy was born in Anderson, Missouri but moved to Idaho with her family by the time she was two years old. She attended school first at Apple Valley Elementary and then progressed through Junior High and High School in Parma. After graduating she was employed at several businesses including the Gate City Journal in Nyssa. Later she moved to Baker City where she worked at the Democrat Herald (Baker City Herald) learning even more about the publishing world.
In 1986 she relocated to Fruitland and worked at the Malheur County Health Department, Ontario School District and the Malheur County Circuit Court with the Oregon State Judicial Department.
In 2008 she decided to return to the publishing business and started Nazrat Promotions with her husband Merv.