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Last week The Odessa Record included a Deutschesfest insert. In the insert on page 3 is a stock recipe for Apple Strudel. Please Do Not use that recipe. Reason one, amounts in metric or US are incorrect. At best, you will end up with goop suitable...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

School is in session and the school lunch dilemma has come to the fore. Some kids will eat anything provided, and others have extremely discriminating tastes. Parents pack a nice, well balanced lunch...

 

Meet your neighbor

As summer is winding down and we are headed toward fall, I notice the summer flowers slowly fading and the fall flowers starting their entry into the wonderful world of beauty. Along the pathway, I al...

 

Johnson and Cosseau are wed in Colorado

Shirley A. Johnson of Odessa recently returned from the Denver area where she attended the wedding of her son James Dean (JD) Johnson to his lovely bride Loren M. Cosseau. Friends and family of the...

 

Pastor's Corner

During some recent conversations, I didn’t realize how many people are still hurting deeply over the loss of Pastor Tim Hauge. I should have figured that out, knowing how deeply I’m still affected by it and struggling to deal with it, especially...

 

Meet your neighbor

I had a wonderful visit with an awesome lady and learned some history about this area as she told me her story. Alva Richardson was born in Odessa and remembers when, before there was a Deutschesfest,...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

Summer produce is in abundant supply, as are recipes for the column. I won’t be able to get them all into one issue but will start out with those calling for currently available produce. Carrie Greenwalt shared two of her favorite summertime...

 

D-fest prep timeline:

Making kraut ranzas: July 29 (Saturday), the members of St. Joseph Catholic Church and friends made their kraut ranzas all in one day. They are in the freezer and ready for Fest. Making apple strudel: September 5, 6 and 7 (Tuesday through Thursday)...

 

Go! Odessa Recreation

The summer recreation program being offered by Kinder Haus Family Home Daycare has several events scheduled in August. August 7: Beginner sewing, Monday 12:30 p.m. at Experience Quilts in downtown Odessa. August 12: Family Scavenger Hunt, Saturday,...

 
 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...

 

"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...

 

Lady golfers start season

The women’s golf league “Chicks with Sticks” started another season with a kick-off dinner at the Odessa Golf & RV club house June 20. Week two saw two teams, the Ball Wackers (consisting of Deanna Smith, Barbara Walter and Tracy Walter) tie...

 

Area students at EWU and WSU get high grades

Eastern Washington Univ. The Dean’s List at Eastern Washington University is released after every fall, winter and spring quarter. An undergraduate student who earns 12 quality hours and receives a GPA of 3.5 or better is placed on the Dean’s...

 

Meet your neighbor

As I was interviewing Karen Peterson for this column, I realized that most of you probably already know her and her family. But then there are newbies like myself who do not. Karen was born in Seattle and grew up in Edmonds. She met and married Ron P...

 

Kendall Todd weds Zachary Shuholm

Kendall GraceAnn Todd and Zachary Michael Shuhom were married July 1, 2017 at five o'clock in the afternoon. The ceremony was officiated by Nate Emhoff in a garden setting at the historic Glover...

 

Go! Odessa Recreation organizes meet

As I was getting ready for work Friday, June 30, I received a message from Kaylene James that said, "Today, for the last day of track and field camp, they are having a mini track meet. Thought if the...

 

School Board

The Board of Directors of Odessa School District #105 met in the school library at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The board approved a motion to return to the Odessa Tiger mascot, with school colors of orange, white and black. As a point of...

 
 By Laura Estes    Community    June 29, 2017

Welcome to My Kitchen

Several weeks ago a gentleman dropped a recipe by The Odessa Record office, but staff did not catch his name. Our policy is to not print recipes anonymously, but the recipe concept intrigued me. The r...

 

Wheatland retains 5-star rating for 41 quarters

Wheatland Bank, Spokane, is pleased to report it has once again earned a coveted 5-Star rating from BauerFinancial, the nation’s premier bank rating firm. (A five-star rating indicates the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability,...

 

Basketball players attend camp

The annual BNB High School Basketball Camp for boys held in Soap Lake June 19 through 22 drew teams from throughout the state. Odessa High School sent nine members of the 2017-18 basketball team to the camp. The boys played against 10 different...

 
 By Wendy Meise    Community    June 15, 2017

Our bahama cruise

My daughter, Jena Meise has been selling LuLaRoe clothing for about a year now, and what a great experience LuLaRoe has been for us. Recently, I was blessed to go along with her on a cruise to the Bahamas and Virgin Islands, a cruise she earned by se...

 

Masons' scholarship goes to Odessa's valedictorian

Each year, the Washington State Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons awards somewhere in the neighborhood of a dozen scholarships for outstanding students across the state. For the size of our state, not that many are awarded. This year Elizabeth...

 

Waylon Phillip Parr born on May 10 in Spokane

Justin and Natasha Parr of Odessa joyfully announce the birth of their son, Waylon Phillip Parr. He was born May 10, 2017, at 3:28 p.m. at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He weighed seven...

 

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...

 

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