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Donations of food to be picked up Sunday

Food donations will be picked up from porches Sunday, November 12. The Odessa Food Bank will not be open during the months of November and December. Instead, holiday food baskets will be delivered to those who have shown interest in receiving them....

 

Singer gets promotion

Sheriff Wade W. Magers announced the promotion of Deputy Roland Singer to the position of Lincoln County Sergeant. Sergeant Singer will begin his new duties effective November 1, 2017. Singer and his...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

Fall has arrived with below freezing nights and windy afternoons. Time for warm and comforting meals. Recently I was in on a discussion about ham and beans served over cornbread, and how it is almost...

 

Commish's Corner

The more time I spend serving the people of Lincoln County, the more things I see that make me shake my head. When I first got elected, I knew that there would be plenty of hurdles standing in the...

 

Meet your neighbors

A lot of leaves have fallen on our property, and I have put them in the garden. Fall is definitely in the air, with some sunny days and some rainy days. As I am writing this column, it is one of...

 

Movie night 10/22 at CLC

Christ Lutheran Church will be hosting a Movie Night on October 22. All are welcome to come enjoy the movie Believe In Me, based on a true story about “the Lady Cyclones,” a girls’ basketball team. It is an inspiring tale of perseverance,...

 

Youth will collect for Food Bank

Odessa Food Bank director Merleen Smith has announced that the Odessa Youth Group consisting of members of various local churches will once again be conducting a food drive for the Odessa Food Bank. The group will be knocking on doors and...

 

Documentary of life of Martin Luther on 11/2

On the evening of Thursday, November 2, at Any Occasion Banquet Hall on First Avenue in Odessa, the Odessa Public Library will present a new dramatized documentary chronicling the life and work of Martin Luther. Martin Luther was a German monk who...

 

Pastor's Corner

500 years is a long time. 500 years ago, the “New World” really was new, having only been known to Europeans for some 20 years. The printing press was just beginning to reach its widespread impact after being invented in 1440. And the United...

 

Booster Club's dinner and auction

The Odessa Tiger Booster Club dinner and auction is coming October 21, with a happy hour starting at 5:30 p.m., a prime rib dinner at 6, and the auction at 7:30. One of the items to be auctioned is...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

Another Deutschesfest is in the books. We have had a little rain to wash off the summer dust and smoke from wildfires. Gardens are beginning to wind down, but you may still have a few summer squash si...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

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...

 

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