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It's a Wonderful Life on stage in Odessa

Wheatland Theatre Company, under managing director Drew Kowalkowski and artistic director Karen Brewster, provided an Odessa audience with a version of the It's a Wonderful Life story in the form of...

 

Pastor's Corner

Recently, I’ve had any number of people ask me, “Are you leaving?” Unfortunately, I can’t answer with a simple “yes” or “no,” because the answer has much less to do with me than with...

 

Meet Witten Jay Dirks

Witten Jay Dirks was born to parents Adam and Sara Dirks of Ritzville on November 10 in Spokane. At birth, he was 19.5 inches long and weighed six pounds, eight ounces. His paternal grandparents are...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

Christmas baking season has arrived. Whether you are preparing for family gatherings in your home, or making to take as part of a potluck, planning ahead will make the preparation easier. Making a...

 

Meet your neighbors

Christmas is in the air, a time for family, friends and festivities – also a time for giving and meeting new people. Let me introduce you to Hal and Jann Patterson. Hal was born in California and gr...

 

Dammel honored for excellence

If you need to speak to Stan Dammel these days, you may need to make an appointment. Life keeps him so busy that the odds of catching him on the spur of the moment are just about slim to none. This has been a very busy year for Dammel, who describes...

 

Meet newest local town resident Koda Lynn Orr

Koda Lynn Orr is the newest addition to the Johnson/Orr family of Odessa. Koda Lynn Orr was born November 2, 2017 at the Samaritan hospital in Moses Lake at 12:21 p.m. At birth he weighed 7.8 pounds and was 20 inches long. His parents are Brianna...

 

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,...

 

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