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Think you might be using too much fertilizer?

Last week, we were unable to publish in color, but thanks to an advertiser who wanted color this week, we can show our readers of the print edition the colorful photos of Odessa waterways. Next time...

 

Fest approaching fast, various groups working hard, work parties coming

The Marketing Committee of the Odessa Chamber has added new members Sara Dirks, Jesse Scheller and Kelsey Scrupps to its current roster of members Lise Ott, Sherrie Frederick, Terrie Schmidt-Crosby an...

 

Biodiesel plant likely to issue new RFP

It would appear from the discussion by the members of the Odessa Public Development Authority, who met Monday evening, June 19, in the Guild Room of the Odessa hospital, that the biodiesel plant in...

 

OHS Alumni gather for 81st annual banquet and meeting

The 81st annual Odessa High School alumni banquet last Saturday was a very well attended event. The community center was filled with OHS alumni from the 1940s to the current graduates of 2017. The...

 

School board

After several months of community meetings, discussions between the administrations of the two schools involved and plenty of traffic back and forth via social media, it would appear that the sports...

 

Odessa float debuts May 20 at Lilac Parade

The Odessa community float made its appearance before the townspeople, accompanied by police and fire department vehicles, last Thursday, May 18. The hard work of the float committee chaired by Amy...

 

Baseball

Pomeroy The O-H Titans were defeated by Pomeroy in a close contest played a Northwest Christian High School in Colbert May 9. Chance Messer pitched into the sixth inning before being relieved by...

 

Winetasting, brew sampling, auctions help OMHC

Friday's winetasting, microbrew sampling and auctions drew the usual large crowd to the community center, as the medical community and the residents of Odessa came together to raise funds for the...

 

Spring Fling continued: horseshoes, quilt of valor

Horseshoes tournament The horseshoes tournament held Saturday of Spring Fling weekend saw 22 competitors battling it out for prizes. The weather was good, and only an occasional gust of wind...

 

Spring Fling was a success

Spring Fling drew a lively crowd this year, as quilt lovers, car lovers, horseshoe lovers, baseball fans, yard sale aficianados and many others visited the town last weekend. We are providing a...

 

Baseball

In Saturday’s baseball game between Odessa-Harrington and Northport, the Titans took both ends of the doubleheader. Game one was a complete game no-hitter for O-H pitcher Chance Messer, who struck...

 

Wet enough for you?

Eastern Washington’s very wet winter and spring this year has resulted in the refilling of Pacific Lake. The upper section of the lake has now risen high enough that the water has begun to spill...

 

Baseball

ACH Dalton Kentner of ACH pitched a one-run complete game with nine strikeouts as Almira/Coulee-Hartline defeated Odessa-Harrington in game one of a doubleheader on April 18. Chance Messer pitched...

 

Lions Club Easter egg hunt adds to busy spring

The Lions Club Easter egg hunt was held last Saturday at Reiman Park, with plenty of children on hand to enjoy the hunt, followed by playtime on the playground (more interesting to some of the kids th...

 

Baseball

Selkirk On April 15, the O-H Titans played Selkirk in what had been scheduled as an away game but was instead played in Odessa. The Selkirk baseball field was not yet ready for play due to the...

 

Town Council

Recap of cat ordinance In the interest of promoting better understanding of Ordinance 682 passed by the Odessa Town Council at its most recent meeting on March 27, an abbreviated version of the...

 

Town council

The issue of parking next to the community center was discussed by the council with input from police chief Tom Clark. The decision was made to utilize perpendicular parking with spaces marked by whit...

 

The largest D-100 yet?

The Desert 100 off-road motorcycle endurance race may have been the largest ever judging from the size of the campsite at the corner of Irby Road and SR 28. Configured like a giant "L" the site...

 

Baseball

March 31 was the date of the Deer Park Invitational track and field meet, where both the girls’ and boys’ team competed against teams from Almira/Coulee-Hartline, Colfax, Deer Park, Kettle Falls,...

 

Town Council

Odessa’s feral cat problem has grown to unmanageable proportions in various hot spots all over town. Citizen complaints and concern by the health care community have prompted the Town of Odessa to...

 

Town Council

Council members discussed a suggestion from town clerk Gail Kiesz that the parking along the side of the community center be changed to angle parking. The reason for the change was that large pickups...

 

These quilters haven't wilted

Quilt Til You Wilt took place Monday in the Odessa Community Center with many kinds of activities and presentations going on all day long. By noon approximately 80 of the expected 100 or so visitors...

 

Biodiesel plant sale postponed again

A closing date of March 28 for the sale of Odessa’s mothballed biodiesel processing facility will pass, like so many dates preceding it, with no action taken. The sale is however still pending follo...

 

Hall of Fame selects slate

The Odessa Athletics Hall of Fame committee has resumed its meetings in Odessa under its chairman, current OHS athletic director Bruce Todd, and has selected the inductees for the 2017 induction...

 

Chamber of Commerce

At its monthly meeting last week, the Odessa Chamber of Commerce heard from float committee chairpersons Kevin and Amy Schaeffer that work will begin as soon as the community center becomes...

 

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