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Odessa float debuts May 20 at Lilac Parade

The Odessa community float made its appearance before the townspeople, accompanied by police and fire department vehicles, last Thursday, May 18. The hard work of the float committee chaired by Amy...

 
 News    May 25, 2017 

President budget undercuts rural communities

Center for Rural Affairs says the budget zeroes out programs that address challenges of rural communities Lyons, Neb. – Center for Rural Affairs policy associate Anna Johnson says that President Trump’s 2018 budget does not support rural America...

 
 News    May 25, 2017 

OHS alumni banquet coming June 17

It is that time of the year again. The 81st annual alumni banquet is approaching fast on Saturday, June 17. The letters are mailed. If you are an Odessa High School graduate and you would like to be in the alumni database, please get your information...

 
 News    May 25, 2017 

Keller Ferry out of service

KELLER FERRY – The Keller Ferry that crosses the Columbia River on State Route 21 is out of service until further notice due to issues with the north shore loading ramp. Drivers are advised to seek alternate routes. There is no estimate on when...

 
 News    May 25, 2017 

Memorial Day services

Monday, May 29, the Odessa Veterans of Foreign War Post #7395 and the Odessa American Legion Post #105 will perform Memorial Day services at 10 a.m. at the hospital and 11 a.m. at the Odessa Cemetery. The cemetery service will include a flag...

 
 News    May 25, 2017 

Reclamation grants go to area irrigation districts

BOISE, Idaho – The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded four Water Conservation Field Services Program grants in the Pacific Northwest Region. The program provides technical and financial assistance to irrigation districts and other entities with...

 
 News    May 25, 2017 

Harrington news

Cruizin' Harrington May 21, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., was the sixth annual Classic Car Show promoted by Allen Barth of the Studebaker Garage. Although the chicken ordinance for the city of...

 

Students mobilize to tackle community needs

Odessa, WA, May 16, 2017 – The Odessa High School chapter of FBLA will be awarded $10,000 for their chapter's nonprofit of choice, Odessa Friends of the Pool, and $5,000 in Apple products for their...

 

Free food, fun in Reardan, Harrington this summer

This summer the Reardan Memorial Library and the Harrington City Library will be offering two hours of crafts, books and fun beginning on July 3, closed on the Fourth of July, but then continuing every Monday through Friday through August 11. The...

 

Small forest landowner legislation signed by gov.

Small forest landowners will get some assistance in reducing wildfire risk on their property with the signing into law of House Bill 1924. The governor signed the bill sponsored by Rep. Tom Dent, with Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz in...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    May 18, 2017

Harrington news

War memorial Recent interest has been shown in the war memorial that was erected in 1926 for Armistice Day by the American Legion Post No. 95, Magnolia Rebekah No. 123, IOOF No. 160 and the Harrington...

 

Winetasting, brew sampling, auctions help OMHC

Friday's winetasting, microbrew sampling and auctions drew the usual large crowd to the community center, as the medical community and the residents of Odessa came together to raise funds for the...

 
 By Lois Hubbard    News    May 11, 2017

Mayor's report

Spring has finally arrived and with it come some new developments and some new challenges for the town. We have set up a Cemetery Improvement Fund that can accept donations for the maintenance, beautification and expansion of the Odessa Cemetery. We...

 

Spring Fling continued: horseshoes, quilt of valor

Horseshoes tournament The horseshoes tournament held Saturday of Spring Fling weekend saw 22 competitors battling it out for prizes. The weather was good, and only an occasional gust of wind...

 

OMHC staff is celebrating National Healthcare Week

May 7-13, 2017 is National Hospital Week. Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center uses the word “healthcare” instead and celebrates National “Healthcare” Week in order to include all the fine professionals who work at the medical center, inclusive...

 

School board

On April 26, 2017, superintendent Dan Read, principal Jamie Nelson, Ed Deife, Heather Valverde, Chris Crossley and Carmen Weishaar held a workshop in the district office prior to the regular school board meeting for the purpose of discussing...

 
 By Kathie M. Donahue    News    May 11, 2017

SBA disaster assistance for nonprofits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in Washington following President Trump’s federal disaster declaration for public assistance as a result of severe winter...

 

Harrington news

Meeting of HOHS The Harrington Opera House Society met May 1 at 7 p.m. with Ed and Bunny Haugan, Billie and Gordon Herron, Mark Stedman, Cade Clarke, Carol, Linda Wagner, Marge Womach, Karen...

 

Scott Hutsell to lend state Public Works Board

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Scott Hutsell to serve as chair position of the Washington State Public Works Board. Hutsell, a lifetime resident of Washington, currently serves...

 

Spring Fling was a success

Spring Fling drew a lively crowd this year, as quilt lovers, car lovers, horseshoe lovers, baseball fans, yard sale aficianados and many others visited the town last weekend. We are providing a...

 
 By Rebecca Fortner    News    May 4, 2017

FBLA shines at state conference

Washington state's FBLA Leadership Conference in Spokane April 19-22 was attended by 35 students from Odessa High School. The trip began with a tour of the KREM2 News studio, where members toured the...

 
 By Mo Sheldon    News    May 4, 2017

Foundation project 2017

The Odessa Healthcare Foundation has elected to purchase an “ER Package” consisting of a GlideScope® and a trauma stretcher. This decision was made on recommendation of the providers and in consultation with our hospital staff to best serve the...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

Auditions at Masquer's Theater

Auditions for a play called “Weekend Comedy,” directed by Cheri Barbre, will be held at the Masquers Theater in Soap Lake May 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. The director is looking for two male and two female parts to cast as one young couple and one older...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

Poet Laureate to visit Odessa

Washington state’s Poet Laureate for 2016-2019 is Dr. Tod Marshall. He lives in Spokane and occupies the Robert K. and Ann J. Powers Professor Chair of the Humanities at Gonzaga University. Marshall is the author of three poetry collections and a...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    May 4, 2017

Harrington news

The Harrington Opera House Society presented Heidi Muller and Bob Webb at the Opera House April 29 at 7 p.m. Muller became popular as a Seattle recording artist in the '80s and '90s, when her name...

 

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