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FFA banquet honors chapters

Students in the Odessa FFA Chapter and in the school’s agriculture courses have been very busy attending the State FFA Convention and preparing for their annual banquet. It was held Sunday, June 1, in the school multipurpose room as a joint effort...

 

Students present accompishments

Odessa's FFA eighth-grade First-Year Member Team made a presentation to the board on their project involving improvements to the ag department's greenhouse. They placed ninth out of 45 teams at the...

 

Alumni banquet attendees signing up

Graduates of Odessa High School who have already signed up for this year’s alumni banquet to be held June 21 at the community center are listed below. This list, updated, will appear in The Record up until the date of the banquet. 1951: Coleen...

 

Drought triggers federal assistance

A recent disaster designation due to drought in Lincoln County has prompted federal disaster relief for local farmers and ranchers. A Secretarial (Secretary of Agriculture) Disaster Designation was automatically activated on May 28, 2014 when...

 

Odessa farmer filmed by WSU

Odessa canola grower Jeff Shibel was filmed by a crew from Washington State University as he describes his experiences with oil seed production during the May 29 field tour organized by WSU...

 
 By CAROL SCHOTT    Community    June 6, 2014

Wine Tasting and Auction post-event summary

All the post-event activities are complete, with reports printed, bills paid, and income and expenses posted and summarized. The Odessa Healthcare Foundation Board is pleased to report that the 2014 event was a big success. More than 150 people...

 
 By PEARSON BURKE    Opinion    June 6, 2014

Market Perspective

The wheat markets have been in a hard correction ever since the May USDA Crop Production Report came out a month ago. Before that the market experienced a strong rally supported by the deteriorating crop conditions of the Hard Red Winter Wheat crop...

 

Rock Doc

My elderly aunt in Canada recently came into some money. She decided – very generously –to send part of it to each of her nieces and nephews. This gave me the rather wonderful task of deciding how...

 

Letter to the Editor; Whooping crane sighted near Sylvan Lake

To the Editor: First it was pelicans. Now, a Whooping Crane has been sighted in the meadows just east of Sylvan Lake. Yesterday, May 29, at about 7:30 p.m., we were driving west on Laney Brothers Road when we saw the crane on the road that crosses...

 

Reasons to vote for Dems sighted by O-Record reader

To the Editor: I ask your readers if they have used or benefitted from any of the following and would like to have them available for their children and grandchildren: Weekends, work breaks, FMLA, sick leave, Social Security, minimum wage, Civil...

 

Pakootas kicks off campaign to unseat McMorris Rodgers

Joseph (Joe) Pakootas, 56, is the CEO credited with a $10 million economic turnaround for the Colville Confederated Tribes. Under his leadership, the Colville Tribal Federal Corporation (CTFC) manages hundreds of employees and operates 13...

 

Julia Kuwahara a 2014 grad of Brown University

Julia Kuwahara graduated from Brown University in Providence, R.I. on May 26, 2014. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. She is the granddaughter of the late John and Mildred Deife of...

 

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago From The Odessa Record June , 1914 There are no 50-year items this week, due to lack of a file. 75 years ago From The Odessa Record June 8, 1939 Picnics seem to be the highlight of this week in the history. The Baptists planned to hold...

 

Schutz a graduation of Carroll College with two degrees

Kramer Schutz graduated with distinction from Carroll College in Helena, Montana on May 10, 2014. He graduated with a double major, a Bachelors of Accounting and also a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance. Kramer was one of only five...

 
 By LAURA ESTES    Opinion    June 6, 2014

Welcome to my Kitchen

Graduation, wedding, Father’s Day and alumni celebrations abound during the month of June, calling for buffet dishes from salads and sides to desserts. Though it is always reassuring for finicky...

 
 By JON HAYASHI    Opinion    June 6, 2014

Pastor's Corner; Jon Hayashi

I found the opening statements to a recent interview with Seattle Seahawk's Doug Baldwin quite refreshing. Doug Baldwin was an undrafted free agent coming out of Stanford University in 2011....

 

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthdays for June 5: Parker Valverde and Ryan Scrupps. June 6: Connie Greenwalt and Kamie Iverson. June 7: Daniel Nelson Jr. and Kelly Weber. June 8: Leota Allen and Dylan Nichols. June 9: J R Worrell and Sam Roberts. June 10: Joel Hardung, Donald...

 

Harrington News

President Josh Steward opened the Public Development Authority meeting Tuesday, May 27 in the Opera House Art Room with Allan Barth, Jay Kane, Bunny Haugan, Margie Hall, Marge Womach and Peter Davenport in attendance. Minutes from the previous...

 

Relay for Life walk coming on June 13 at Davenport HS

The Odessa Memorial Relay for Life team will participate in the Lincoln County Relay for Life Walk to be held at the Davenport High School track with the opening ceremony starting at 6 p.m. on June 13 and continuing until 7 a.m. on June 14. Teams fro...

 

OTC Customer Appreciation Day

The Odessa Trading Company Customer Appreciation Day brought a good crowd to the community center for lunch....

 

Signing up might save your life

Signing up for the Lincoln County emergency alert system might save your life or the lives of those you care about, says Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers. In today’s world of cell phones, text messages, tablets and pads we are bombarded with...

 

Track/ field teams win two championship races each

The Odessa-Harrington track and field teams found success last weekend at the state 1A/2B/1B tournament held at Eastern Washington University May 30/31. Out of 32 1B teams, the O-H girls finished in...

 

New honor society members

New inductees into the National Honor Society based on leadership, character, service and scholarship are Thorsen Wehr, Caleb Singer, Katelyn Worley, Stacia Lesser, Alexis Burdick, Katie DeWulf, and...

 

Research earns awards at Spokane STEMposium event

The first Annual Spokane STEMposium provided the Odessa High School science department's students an excellent opportunity to explain their scientific research. Last Wednesday, Alexa Boss, Jenna Shafer, Thorsen Wehr, Elizabeth Larson and their teache...

 

Tough going for tennis duo

O-H Titans Katie DeWulf and Cydnee Kieffer were the only doubles tennis team at the state 1B/2B/1A tournament in Yakima to represent 1B schools. The duo lost their first two matches and were eliminated. DeWulf, a sophomore, will lose her partner...

 

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