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Alumni reservations still arriving for Saturday's banquet

Reservations are still coming in for the 2015 Odessa High School Alumni Banquet to be held June 20 in the community center. Those who have signed up to date are listed below: 1942: Laverna (Lesser)...

 

Special filing period open next week for 2015 election

Lincoln County Auditor Shelly Johnston has announced that there will be a special three- (3-) day filing period held Tuesday, June 23, 2015, through Thursday, June 25, 2015, for the purpose of declaring candidacy for the following elective positions...

 

Odessa Athletics Hall of Fame established

Jon Heimbigner, a 1966 graduate of Odessa High School, has a long history of participation in and promotion of sports of all kinds in Spokane. Gerald (Gerry) Ray, whose letters to the editor often appear in this newspaper, is a former Odessa school...

 

Future of OHS ag program prompts letters to the editor

To the Editor: Odessa is a small community with a traditional agriculture base. The local opportunities that are currently available to our youth include sports, church, FBLA, Science, 4-H, and FFA. With this information I am saddened to learn that...

 

Harrington News

City Council Wednesday evening, June 10, Mayor Paul Gilliland called the meeting to order with all council members present: Terry Howe, Rick Becker, Peter Davenport, Levi Schenk and Mike Cronrath, along with Bunny Haugan, clerk, and Scott McGowan...

 

Matthew W. Bren

Matthew Walter Bren passed away unexpectedly on June 7, 2015, as the result of an auto accident. Matt was born to Frank and Donna Bren October 1, 1979. Matt attended elementary school in Odessa and...

 

James Ralph Lathrop

James Ralph Lathrop (Col. Jim) was born December 1,1935, in Madison, Wis. He passed away peacefully June 9, 2015, surrounded by friends and family. He was the sixth child of Ralph and Dessa Lathrop....

 

Ronald W. Hardt

Ronald W. Hardt, age 70, of Othello, passed away June 8, 2015 at Trios Southridge Hospital in Kennewick, surrounded by his loved ones. Ron was born in Spokane, Washington on July 24, 1944 to Alvin and...

 

Zachary A. Zagelow

Zachary A. Zagelow, 18, of Milton, Wis. died June 12, 2015 at Loyola University Hospital of Chicago, where he had been hospitalized in hopes of receiving a lung transplant. Zach was born February 13,...

 

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago From The Odessa Record June 18, 1915 Headline: Big crowd coming to celebrate in Odessa The biggest 4th of July celebration is Eastern Washington is to be held on Friday and Saturday, July 2 and 3, in Odessa. Crop prospects, the best...

 

Ask Dr. Universe

Asked by Rohan Dear Rohan, The left and right side of the brain each have unique abilities, so when they come together, it’s a kind of brain duet. My friend Sheila Converse is a music professor here at Washington State University. She said to try...

 

Second semester honor roll announced for Odessa kids

The second semester honor roll for the Odessa Jr-Sr High School is based on the criteria below: A student must have a grade point of 3.50-4.00 to be on the Honor Roll and Honorable Mention requires a grade point of 3.25-3.49. Grade values are based...

 

Benjamin Kim Porubek

Benjamin Kim Porubek was born May 22, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Wash. to Adam and Katie Porubek of Orting, Wash. Ben was born at 8:18 p.m. weighing nine pounds, five ounces, and...

 

Track and field sports awards presented at home cookout

As reported last week, the end of the spring sports season was celebrated by holding an awards ceremony. An end-of-season barbecue was held at the home of track and field coaches Travis and Maria...

 

Second and Fourth grade classes field trip to Museum

Kim Todd's second grade class and Ellen Holman's fourth grade class visited the Odessa Historical Museum, where they learned why the Germans from Russia moved to America and how Odessa got it's name....

 

Correction

In our story on the 2015 graduates last week, we neglected to mention the two students who received the citizenship awards, Carsen Weber and Jenna Shafer....

 

Sebesta/Frederick wedding held May 2 in Coeur d'Alene

Nick Sebesta and Kristen Frederick were married on May 2, 2015, at the Coeur d'Alene Resort in a small family ceremony. Kristen is the daughter of Jeff and Kelly Frederick of Moses Lake and the...

 
 By SUELLEN WHITE    School    June 18, 2015

Ag teacher or work around program sought

Odessa Schools Superintendent The administration and school board are committed to having an agriculture education program in Odessa that meets the needs of our students now and for their future. The biggest issue that we are trying to solve is to fi...

 

Spring graduate on Dean's List; 3 on WSU honor roll

Alex C. Wagenblast, formerly of Odessa, has graduated from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas with a degree from the Department of Physics and Geosciences. He was also on the Dean’s List for the spring semester. To be eligible for the...

 

Keith Erber graduates June 10 from California high school

Keith Erber, son of the late John Erber of Marlin and godson of Gordon Peterson, graduated June 10, 2015, from San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, Calif. He attended Odessa schools until the end...

 

Co-op boards seek better communication

At the joint meeting of the Odessa and Harrington school boards June 10 to discuss issues involving the athletic cooperative between the two schools, it was quickly apparent that better and more consistent communication was needed between the boards...

 

Love - The Odessa Record "By Your Relative"

Odessa Record subscriber Larry Fisher of Spokane continues his series of articles on the history of the Batum/Lauer area where his wife, the former Joyce Kiesz, grew up. Hi, here I am again. Bertha Raugust grew up at Batum, lived in both houses, the...

 

The Weather

High Low Prec. S Jun. 11 92 56 .00 Jun. 12 90 51 .00 Jun. 13 79 41 .00 Jun. 14 78 41 .00 Jun. 15 83 45 .00 Jun. 16 86 46 .00 Jun. 17 88 55 .00 Yearly total to date 9.27 inches. Snow accumulation: .93 inches to date....

 

Odessa Grain

The latest cash grain market here shows Soft White Wheat down at $5.24. Hard Red Winter is down at $5.21. DNS is down at $6.29. Barley is down at 128.00....

 
 By LAURA ESTES    Opinion    June 18, 2015

Welcome to my Kitchen

Carrots tend to get overlooked except as the color in a veggie tray or grated into salads. Savory Grill Roasted Carrots flavorful side dish easy to prepare along side any slow grilling item as they...

 

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