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Heritage Church honors its organist Delores Cook

On Sunday, May 14, Odessa's Heritage Church honored Delores Cook as its long-time church organist. She has been playing for as long as anyone can remember. She started playing the piano at five years...

 
 By Laura Estes    Community    May 18, 2017

Welcome to My Kitchen

Recipes that include ingredients used in an unexpected or non-traditional way intrigue me. Maybe necessity was the mother of invention or, as is often the case now, dietary needs create new...

 
 By Vivianne Poe    Community    May 11, 2017

Meet your neighbors

I am sitting here at my dining room table looking out the window as I prepare to write this column. My thoughts go back to May 24, 2016, the day we moved to Odessa. In my first Meet your neighbors...

 

Stitching need not be a solitary endeavor; join in

As witnessed by the annual success of our Spring Fling Quilt Show which just completed its 25th consecutive year this past weekend, there’s a whole lot of stitching going on in Odessa and the surrounding area. Stitching, in all its many forms, can...

 

Sean Owsley, Blue Mustangs play Spring Fling gig

It's the morning of Saturday, April 29, of Spring Fling in Odessa, and I'm getting ready to follow through on a commitment I made just a few days before. I am meeting Sean Owsley, lead singer of the...

 
 By Terri King    Community    May 4, 2017

Got Pink? team gathers for Pink Ribbon Run

Odessa's Got Pink? Team was in full force on Sunday, April 23, for the Pink Ribbon Run, a fundraiser to benefit early detection of breast cancer. The Got Pink? Team was originally formed in 2010 by...

 

Excitement builds with live auction items

Come one, come all – to the Odessa Healthcare Foundation’s 26th Annual Wine Tasting, Microbrew Sampling & Auction on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.  Next week, many incredible donations will be available in the live auction.  Here are just a...

 

Zagelow, Hardung win bikes from local Masons

Odessa Lodge No. 156, Free and Accepted Masons, held their annual, "Bikes-for-Books" drawing at the Odessa School, Friday, March 31. Students that reached a given reading goal were entered into the...

 

Babysitting class certifies 12 youngsters

On the first day of spring break, April 3, 2017, 12 students spent the day in the basement of the Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center becoming certificated babysitters. This brings the total to 93...

 

On VP's List at BBCC for winter 2017

The winter 2017 Vice President’s List from Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake includes the names of students who have completed 12 or more graded credits with a grade-point average of 3.33 to 3.74. Odessa High School students in the Running...

 

Heritage Church men's conference is on April 22

Over the last several years, Almira Community Church has hosted an annual Men’s Conference called Anvil. Unfortunately, they were unable to put another Anvil conference together this year. Heritage Church has stepped up to assist. This is not a...

 

More help needed

Strong backs and pickup trucks are being requested by the members of the Old Town Rejuvenation Society. Items that have been donated for the indoor yard sale to be held at the Old Town Hall during Spring Fling need to be moved now to an interim...

 

O. and H. school boards continue co-op talks

A crowd filled the cafeteria of the Odessa schools March 8 for the special meeting called by the Harrington and Odessa School Boards for the purpose of discussing further the athletic cooperative betw...

 

Deutschesfest forum gives food for thought

The January 29 community forum on the future of Deutschesfest resulted in lots of feedback and ideas for improvement. The comments received were compiled last week by the author and Lise Ott. Next...

 

Gun clubs end season with games, potluck

Marlin The Marlin Gun Club finished the season last Sunday, March 5, with awards, fun games and a meal of prime rib and cheesy potatoes. Members also contributed potluck dishes to the meal. Winners were announced for each of the seven classes of...

 

February 26 results for Marlin, Odessa Gun Clubs

Marlin Mark Edwins, Richard Swanson and Cody Follett were the three perfect 25 shooters on Sunday, February 26. Dan Asker, Jan Jensen, Daryl Kimble, Kevin Myer, Tristan Rocha, Jakob Starkel, Juan Rocha and Taeven Brashear all shot 24. Mark Iksic,...

 

Hummingbirds

In spring when the smell of flowers fills the air, I love to watch and stare, as the hummingbirds fill the air. They dart, first here, then there, as they fly so fast through the air. Hummingbirds are almost as light as air, so they can fly high and...

 

February 19 results for Marlin, Odessa Gun Clubs

Marlin No one from Marlin Gun Club shot a perfect 25 on Sunday, February 19. Shooting 24 was Travis Iksic. Mark Iksic, Dan Asker, Mark Edwins, Bill James, Doug Starkel, Scott Mortimer, Mark Brashear, Rich Swanson, Dave Asker, Jan Jensen, Cody...

 

Meet the Shimics

Rebecca Zahler-Shimic, Bella Arens, Maverick Dylan Shimic, Jr. and Maverick Dylan Shimic, Sr. enjoyed a day with family in Spokane. Baby Maverick was born November 22, 2016, weighing in at 10 pounds,...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

Avocado Ice Cream? My first thought was “that is a horrible thing to do to an avocado”, but apparently this is all the rage in several east coast areas. One restaurant serves avocado ice cream on...

 

Free movie at CLC 2/19

Who: The community What: PG-rated movie Woodlawn, a faith-based film based on the true story of a high school football team. When: Sunday, February 19, 6:30 p.m. Where: Christ Lutheran Church Cost: One can of food as donation for Odessa Food Bank...

 

Poetry Corner

Where local writers may share their creative efforts with the rest of the community....

 

February 12 results for Marlin, Odessa Gun Clubs

Marlin Doug Starkel, Rich Swanson, Dave Asker and Jan Jensen all found themselves in first place on Sunday, February 12, after shooting perfect scores of 25 for the Marlin Gun Club. Shooting 24 werre Dan Asker, Bill James, Cory Shearer, Ken Thompson...

 

Free movie at CLC 2/19

The community is invited to a movie night at Christ Lutheran Church on February 19 at 6:30 p.m. The movie being shown is Woodlawn, faith-based film based on the true story of a high school football team. It is rated PG. The price of admission is one...

 

February 5 results for Marlin, Odessa Gun Clubs

Marlin On February 5, the Marlin Gun Club’s Austin Nelson, Cory Shearer, Rich Swanson, Jan Jensen and Brent Finkbeiner shot perfect scores of 25. Shooting 24 were Mark Iksic, Dan Asker, Mark Edwins, Bill James, Jim Imbert, Mark Brashear, Carmen...

 

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