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Dammel honored for excellence

If you need to speak to Stan Dammel these days, you may need to make an appointment. Life keeps him so busy that the odds of catching him on the spur of the moment are just about slim to none. This has been a very busy year for Dammel, who describes...

 

Survival in small town U.S.A. How do you do it?

This past summer I found myself sitting in the middle of a dirt road/driveway leading to a friend’s farmhouse listening. Listening to nothing, but then again listening to everything. The wind in the grass, the lowing of cattle and the sound of...

 

Hauge Memorial talent show

Saturday, September 16, was a beautiful day with the sun shining, a slight breeze in the air which made for a nearly perfect temperature all day. It was the kind of day that Pastor Tim would have...

 

OH Volleyball vs Lions & Bronco Invitational

The girls volleyball team won their away conference match against the Columbia Lions of Hunters September 6 by a final score of 3-0. Early on in the match the Tigers dominated the Lions, never giving...

 

Tiger girls take three of four at Gorilla Classic

The girls volleyball team traveled to Davenport Saturday to compete in the Gorilla Classic Volleyball Tournament, a neutral tournament with Almira-Coulee/Hartline, Davenport, Yakama Nation Tribal School and Medical Lake participating. In the first...

 

Go! Odessa Recreation organizes meet

As I was getting ready for work Friday, June 30, I received a message from Kaylene James that said, "Today, for the last day of track and field camp, they are having a mini track meet. Thought if the...

 

Sean Owsley, Blue Mustangs play Spring Fling gig

It's the morning of Saturday, April 29, of Spring Fling in Odessa, and I'm getting ready to follow through on a commitment I made just a few days before. I am meeting Sean Owsley, lead singer of the...

 
 By Linda Goodman    News    March 23, 2017

GO! Odessa Recreation

Kaylene James is a busy lady. Along with a husband (Brian), two children (Evan 15 and Merick 1), she also owns and operates a licensed daycare, Kinder Haus Family Home Childcare. One would think finding time for herself, let alone any additional...

 

Dammel now a "Master Pilot"

Odessa local Stan Dammel has recently received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. This award, named after the Wright Brothers of early aviation fame, is to recognize individuals who have...

 
 By Linda Goodman    News    January 12, 2017

Local girl scout troop #3362 half way to goal

The Odessa Girl Scout Troop #3362 has teamed up with the Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church to host a textile drive through Clothes for the Cause, a fundraising group that collects clothing, shoes,...

 

Watching Odessa's youngsters grow up

One particular thing I have truly enjoyed while living in Odessa is watching the little ones, kids and teenagers, grow. In eight short years I have gotten to know quite a few of the kids around Odessa. I have witnessed two siblings close to toddler...

 

Positive messages for 2-0 junior-high Titans

The junior-high Titan football team has had a great start to the 8-man football season with a 2-0 record so far. Their first game was a 14-point win against ACH with a final score of 27-13. Then following that with a 47 point win against Entiat, the...

 

Titan football team rolls over Republic; wins by 54

The Titan football team took the field by storm in the Sausage Bowl game on Saturday when they annihilated Republic by a score of 60-6. The games started with four touchdowns in the first quarter. The first by Colton Hunt scoring on a 22-yard run,...

 
 By Linda Goodman    News    July 28, 2016

Meet your neighbors

This week The Record begins an occasional series on newcomers to Odessa. Anyone who would like to share their stories and introduce themselves to the community is welcome to call or come by The Record...

 
 By Linda Goodman    Opinion    July 21, 2016

An open letter to my more immature self

Dear younger self, I thought I would write a list in hopes you might read it, and maybe it will help guide you throughout the rest of your life. I don’t claim to know everything, but what I do know is that about 80 percent of what you think you...

 
 By Linda Goodman    School    June 9, 2016

Track & Field

Athletes from the Odessa-Harrington track and field team and their parents and friends were presented with end-of-season awards at a backyard barbecue Friday, June 1, at the home of their head coach Travis Schuh. Most Valuable Player awards went to...

 
 By Linda Goodman    News    June 2, 2016

Conversations with Paul reflect unique Hoppyness

If you’ve lived in Odessa for any length of time, then you know who Paul Hopp is. I’ve never heard anyone utter as much as one cross word about Paul. To know him is to love him, and if you don’t love him, you don’t know him. With a passion...

 
 By Linda Goodman    School    June 2, 2016

Track & Field

The Titan track and field team spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Eastern Washington University for State 1B competition. Both the Titan boys and girls excelled individually. For the girls...

 
 By Linda Goodman    School    May 19, 2016

Baseball

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E PMY 0 0 0 2 1 2 X 5 5 4 O-H 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 3 5 The OH Titans baseball team finished the 2016 season May 10, when they lost a district playoff game to Pomeroy by a final score of...

 
 By Linda Goodman    School    May 19, 2016

Track & Field

It was a busy week for the Titan track team as they competed in the Riverside Twilight meet and the NE 1B District meet. The Riverside meet in Chattaroy May 6 hosted 20 different schools from as far...

 
 By Linda Goodman    School    May 12, 2016

Baseball

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E ACH 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 10 3 O-H 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 5 1 The O-H high school baseball team played a doubleheader against Almira/Coulee-Hartline May 3, taking home one win and one loss....

 
 By Linda Goodman    School    May 12, 2016

Track & Field

The O-H Titans hosted the NE 1B championship meet in Davenport May 3, competing against 11 teams, including Almira/Coulee Hartline, Columbia (Hunters), Curlew, Cusick, Inchelium, Northport, Republic, Selkirk, Valley Christian and Wellpinit. The top...

 
 By Linda Goodman    News    May 5, 2016

Saturday weather perfect for Spring Fling

With the rain on Friday, it started out to be a dreary, cold weekend for Odessa's Spring Fling. By Saturday, however, the sun was out, the jackets were off and spirits were high, not only for quilt...

 
 By Linda Goodman    School    May 5, 2016

Golf

The Odessa-Harrington Titan golf team hosted the Mead and Lewis & Clark JV teams in Harrington on April 29. Individually, Cody Hagel and Thomas Brown of Mead tied for first with a score of 85. Ben Wendel of Lewis & Clark was third with 86 and Tanner...

 
 By Linda Goodman    School    May 5, 2016

Track

The Titan track team competed in the Undeberg Invite in Ritzville April 30, hosted by the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague athletic cooperative. The boys placed 10th out of 29 teams. The top three teams were Okanogan, Kittitas and NW Christian (Colbert). The...

 

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