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Articles from the January 17, 2013 edition

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The Year in Review

July The Odessa High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America sent 16 students to the national FBLA conference in San Antonio, Texas last summer. The chapter, as a whole, won first place for its Partnership with Business...

 

Lynn Schmidt resigns council seat; Kiesz sworn in

At the January 14 Odessa Town Council meeting, Mayor Doug Plinski got right to business by reading a letter of resignation from councilman Lynn Schmidt, dated December 31, 2012. Schmidt cited his...

 

Chamber seeks new officers

The Odessa Chamber of Commerce met Tuesday, January 8, at Any Occasion Banquet Hall. January is the time for nominating new officers for the organization, and president Marlon Schafer asked members to seek out anyone who might be interested in...

 

Flu vaccine still available

Flu activity is picking up across our state and the nation. The timing and severity of flu seasons are unpredictable and flu can be severe. Each year in Washington and around the country the flu causes hospitalizations and deaths. “Any death from...

 

Contemplating two very different Americas

On Monday, January 21, we celebrate both Martin Luther King, Jr., Day and the inauguration of Barack Obama. Much has happened between the Civil Rights Movement, which began in 1954 with Brown vs. Board of Education, to the election of America’s...

 
 By Lise Ott    Opinion    January 17, 2013

Advice from a small town girl

Personally, I blame it all on Walt Disney. Seriously. Before Walt came along, fairy tales tended to be not just cautionary, but downright terrifying. I’m pretty sure that prior to being introduced...

 

Rock Doc

A few weeks ago I lost the use of my toilet and learned first hand just how much I missed it when it wasn’t there. My plumbing went out of order when the pipe between my house and the city’s...

 

Letter to the Editor: WSP candidates with right qualities seem very hard to find

I have a genuine concern about the young men and women of America! We have tens of thousands of young people in our state looking for work. However, the Washington State Patrol is facing a crisis because they can’t find enough good candidates to...

 

Gregoire gives her farewell remarks to state legislators

Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire reflected on her eight-years in office in her State of the State address at the Capitol Tuesday morning, her last official act before relinquishing the reins of that office to Gov.-elect Jay Inslee. Among the...

 

Tribute: Dr. Richard Reuben Sackmann

Dr. Richard Reuben Sackmann, 93, passed away Sunday, December 16th in his Yakima home. He was born November 10, 1919 in the German community of Ritzville Wa. to Martin and Caroline (Hille) Sackmann. H...

 

Tribute: Gertrude M. (Trudy) Heimbigner

Trudy Heimbigner died January 10, 2013 in Spokane. She was born July 30, 1932 in St. John’s, New Foundland, Canada to Stan and Lilly (Stevenson) Collins. She grew up in St. John’s and attended school and graduating high school. She later met and...

 

This Week in Odessa History

The operating hours of Odessa’s several saloons early in the last century were always a matter of controversy. No one seemed to care that they were open for business at 5 a.m., but there was concern about the closing time, which in 1912 was at 10:3...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

Here it is, as promised, my list of “must keep” cookbooks. If I had to pare my cookbook library to just twelve books, these would be my selections. With these twelve publications I would feel well...

 

Adam and Katie Porubek welcome Lucas Matthew

Lucas Matthew Porubek was born December 15, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Wash. to Adam and Katie Porubek of Orting, Wash. Lucas was born at 1:05 p.m. weighing 8 pounds and 15 ounces,...

 

Weekly grain report

Byron Behne watches the grain markets for the Odessa Union Warehouse. 1/10/13: Tomorrow the USDA bombards us with their latest round of reports including monthly supply and demand, quarterly stocks and final corn and soybean production. The reports...

 

The Hand of God

Often we don’t understand the ways of God until we look back and see the whole picture. For example, we didn’t understand why God sent a young girl out of “juvenile detention” to live with us and become our daughter. It was a very difficult...

 

Jessi Fink makes Dean's List at George Fox University

Jessi Fink of Odessa earned Dean’s List recognition at George Fox University in Newberg, Ore. for the fall 2012 semester. Fink, a senior majoring in Biblical Studies and Business Administration, earned the distinction for earning a 3.5 grade point...

 

Titan boys win one, lose two in last week's league games

Boys O-H vs. ACH Varsity On Tuesday, January 8, the O-H Titans were defeated by the Almira-Coulee/Hartline Warriors, 50-57, at an away game played in Coulee City. The Titans led in the first quarter,...

 

Meeting of joint school boards

The joint board of directors of the Odessa and Harrington School Boards met on January 9, 2013. The Athletic Director’s report prepared by Mike Perry follows below: Fall Sports Junior-high (JH) football had 16 participants and posted a 1-3-1 season...

 

Marlin Gun Club results from second meet of 2013

The Marlin Gun Club met Sunday, January 13, 2013. Shooting 25's: Carmen Eckhart, Dave Long and Doug Starkel. Shooting 24's: Bill James, Mark Iksic, Kyle Lesser and Kurt Moore. Kyler Kennison and Camden Eckhart shot 23's. Shooting 22's: Daryl Kimble,...

 

BBCC Foundation seeking scholarship applications

Big Bend Community College Foundation scholarship applications for 2013-14 are available now in the Financial Aid Office and in local high school counseling offices. The deadline is March 15 for receiving completed applications in the Financial Aid O...

 

Court Report

Sheriff's Report INCIDENT LOG Editor's note: Most items in this section reflect the starting point for response by local police and emergency agencies. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office does not release names of individuals who report possible...

 
 By Dr Terry Leas    News    January 17, 2013

BBCC working to create public-private partnerships

Though the 2013 Washington legislative session faces many challenges in the state’s budget, the session also offers opportunities to improve the state’s economy by investing in workforce development via public higher education. Seventy percent of...

 

MRSC rosters available for public works projects

Businesses can now register with local governments in one location to become eligible for small to medium-sized public works project notifications. Traditionally, a business needed to complete separate, yet identical, applications for each public...

 

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