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Odessa science students excel at competition

Five Odessa students were among the 463 competitors at the 54th annual Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF) held April 1 and 2 at Bremerton High School. Odessa students won three...

 

Stumpjumpers depart; leave tired volunteers

This year’s Odessa Bike Week has come and gone, leaving some very tired volunteers in its wake, both Stumpjumper and Odessa Chamber members. As has been typical for the past couple of years, the...

 
 By Jeffery Wehr    News    April 14, 2011

Wehr science student of the year

Thorsen Wehr was reading a Popular Science magazine one day, and in an article saw listed the Top Ten Brilliant Minds. One person, a researcher at Cal Tech, was trying to focus sound like people focus light with a magnifying glass. Thor thought he...

 

Town Council

Fire Department Fire Chief Don Strebeck reported that the department has purchased nine state-of-the-art pagers for use by the department, the fire district, volunteers and the town. Strebeck and four volunteer firefighters will be attending a...

 

Reflexology leaves storefront to provide mobile service

Gloria Taylor of Gloria’s Reflexology & T-Zone has announced that the current tough economic times have prompted her to close her office in downtown Odessa. The last day the office was open was Tuesday, April 12. She will still visit Odessa and...

 

Congress Helps Small Business Dig Out

Just over a year ago when President Obama, then-U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., rammed Obamacare through Congress, no one really knew what was...

 
 By Lise Ott    Opinion    April 14, 2011

Knee pain causing influx of negative emotions?

What I need is a personality transplant. In the two weeks since I saw the doctor about my knee, I have reverted to what I consider to be my true personality - that of a banana slug. I haven’t been...

 

Letter to the Editor: WSHA position on house budget proposal

Washington State’s hospitals are strongly opposed to the House budget and its attack on hospitals and the health of our residents. The House budget makes deep cuts to payment rates and services that will directly impact safety net hospitals and...

 

Letter to the Editor: Reader lists some benefits provided by our government

Recently I heard this complaint: What does the government do for us? Let me count the ways, starting with money. Only the federal government has the right to print money. This “government” money shows up in many forms. Some of us receive Social...

 

Rural Soap Lake business searched for stolen property

In another strike against criminal activity in Grant County, members of the Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and the Adams County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant Thursday morning, March 31, on...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

Spring potluck meals brought a number of salad recipe requests. Dolores Cook brought a yummy elegant Molded Seafood Salad to a recent luncheon. The recipe is attributed to Mrs. Gale Salo in the 1967 e...

 

Smith marries Fix; both are in training for medical fields

Raymond Fix and Greg and Christina Adams announce the marriage of their daughter Taylor Anne Fix to Colton Jerome Smith, son of Chelsey Smith. Colton is the grandson of Bruce and Deb Walter, and the...

 

A. Iverson wins art contest at Sandhill Crane Festival

Alyssa Iverson, 8, daughter of Todd and Victoria Iverson of Odessa, has won her age division in an art contest sponsored by The Old Hotel Art Gallery in Othello. The art contest is an annual event...

 

Golfers back in the swing; Powell's 83 gets girls' medal

Coming back after spring break and getting back into the school routine is always a challenge. The Odessa-Harrington golf team finished in the middle of the pack after traveling to Colville for a match Monday, April 11. Coach Sam Read reported that...

 

Travis Iksic named to CWU honor roll for winter quarter

Travis William Iksic of Odessa has made the honor roll at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. Students listed on the honor roll attend CWU and have qualified for the winter quarter 2011 honor roll. CWU undergraduates earning a 3.5 or better...

 

Short-handed track & field team competes at Freeman

The O-H track and field team was back in action Tuesday, April 12, at the District 7 NE 1B/2B League meet hosted by Liberty at Freeman High School in Rockford. The boys results follow: In the 200 meters, Austin Schmierer had a time of 29.43 seconds,...

 

Weishaar qualifies for state gymnastics meet in Pasco

Tori Weishaar, age 10, daughter of Traig and Carmen Weishaar of Odessa, competed in the Eastern Washington State Sectionals April 9 and qualified for the Washington State Level 5 State Gymnastics...

 

Man rescued by helicopter from cliff near state park

David Reynolds, a 27-year-old Ephrata man, is safe after being rescued April 6 from a steep area near Lake Lenore Caves State Park. The man became stuck during a recreational hike, but was able to use his cell phone to call 911 around 4 p.m....

 

Smith graduates with honors from Army's basic training

On February 25, 2011, Private First Class Colton Jerome Smith graduated basic training in Alpha Battery, 1/19 Field Artillery, 4th Platoon in the United States Army, at Fort Sill, Okla. Colton is the...

 

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.) Dream 2. Continuation. Haase, John, (b. 10/24/1877, Kulm, Russia. d. 1971)....

 

Attorneys general oppose DirectBuy lawsuit settlement

Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna joined the attorneys general of 34 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia in objecting Tuesday to the settlement of a private, class-action lawsuit against DirectBuy, Inc.,...

 

This Week in Odessa History

Every spring, early in the past century, students at Lincoln County high school gathered for a tennis tournament combined with oratorical and declamatory contests. The third annual event of this kind was scheduled to be held in Odessa on May 7 and 8,...

 

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