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Area harvest is now in full swing

In a normal year, the canola harvest would be finished by now and even the subsequent wheat harvest would be winding down. This year, the long winter has led to concurrent harvesting of canola and...

 

Fest update: Tokens debut, volunteer BG scheduler needed

Preparations for Fest have begun in earnest over the past couple of weeks. The Chamber’s marketing committee has printed posters and smaller heavy-paper cards to hand out to interested visitors and to send with Miss Odessa and her princess as they...

 

Town Council

The Odessa Town Council met Monday evening with two members of the town’s engineering firm providing reports. Steven Nelson reported that the downtown street project is finished except for the...

 

Phishing scam targets businesses in our state

OLYMPIA - July 25, 2017 - The Washington Department of Revenue is warning businesses to be aware of an email phishing scam targeting Washington state businesses. The scammers are sending emails that appear to come from Revenue and provide them with...

 
 By Pat Gamache    Opinion    July 27, 2017

Time waits for no one

I was talking with a friend the other day, when I heard Simon and Garfunkel’s “59th Street Bridge Song” and its lyrics, “Slow down, you move too fast; you got to make the morning last. Kicking down the cobble stones, looking at life and...

 

Donald G. (Donnie) (Shots) Zimbelman

Donnie Zimbelman was born March 2, 1927 and passed away quietly in Moses Lake on July 18, 2017. He was born in Marlin to Gus and Emma (Kallenberger) Zimbelman. Donnie is survived by his brother,...

 

Cheryl D. (Buxton) Arlt

July 20, 1949 – July 15, 2017 Cheryl Arlt, age 67, passed away at Sacred Heart Hospital on July 15, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.Cheryl graduated from Odessa High School and shortly after...

 

Readers praise Odessa High's FBLA success

To the Editor: Once again, students at Odessa High School demonstrate that small schools rule! Congratulations to the FBLA for its state and national achievements this year. Another fantastic job! Kudos to your advisor, Terri King. The support from...

 
 By Laura Estes    Community    July 27, 2017

Welcome to My Kitchen

Summer harvest season is not just for wheat. Home gardens can produce a bumper crop leaving the gardener wondering what to do with it all. I received requests for an easy apricot jam, any ideas...

 

This Week in Odessa History

100 Years Ago The Odessa Record July 27, 1917 Guard against grain fires. Representative E.L. Farnsworth has asked the Record to publish this week a few suggestions offered by State Insurance...

 

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 Marjorie Womach    News    July 27, 2017

Harrington news

Summer Reading Program Eighteen energetic and vivacious children modified the normally quiet atmosphere of the Harrington Public Library on Thursday afternoon about 2 p.m., when they descended from...

 

Average wage nears $59,000 in 2016

OLYMPIA – Washington’s average annual wage grew by 4.8 percent in 2016 to $58,957, representing the largest percentage increase year over year since 2007. The average weekly wage rose from $1,082 in 2014 to $1,133 in 2016, according to the state...

 

"Golden Girls" rule on the links

The women in the “Chicks with Sticks” league continue to play some great games of golf. The side games for week #5 involved rolling a die with the amount rolled taken off the total score. Winning that game were the Golden Girls: Joyce Kuest,...

 

K. Todd graduates from Whitworth University

Kendall Todd, a 2013 graduate of Odessa High School, has been awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education. She graduated cum laude. Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the...

 

Walter completes WSU ag course

HaLee Walter, agriscience educator at Odessa High School recently attended an eight-day professional development institute at Washington State University to teach the Introduction to Agriculture,...

 
 By Eric Tegethoff    News    July 27, 2017

Comment on pesticides and bee health

SEATTLE - Today is the final day for the public to comment on an updated assessment of four pesticides that environmental and food-safety groups worry are killing off bees. Hundreds of thousands of public comments are being delivered to EPA...

 

Strengthening BSE disease safeguards

Billings, Mont. - In the wake of the discovery of a cow in Alabama infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) that did not enter the U.S. food supply, R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard issued the following statement regarding his...

 

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