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 News    March 16, 2017 

Irrigation dates changed due to weather issues

Due to weather, runoff and related damage, the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District is adjusting start-up dates for the 2017 irrigation season, says Craig N. Simpson, secretary-manager of the District. The East District will change the filling of...

 
 News    March 16, 2017 

Boater education classes

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit is offering four boater education courses in 2017. State law requires most operators of motorboats with a 15 horsepower or greater motor to get a boater education card. Boat operators who were born...

 

Firemen's auction of March 4 a success

The Odessa Volunteer Fire Department held its seventh annual equipment auction Saturday, March 4, and was able to draw a better crowd than had been expected thanks to some last-minute additions to...

 
 News    March 16, 2017 

First buttercup of 2017 found north of Odessa

On his family's farm, young Mason Lewis and his grandmother found the first buttercup of 2017 to be reported to The Odessa Record. Mason is the son of Tim and Jennifer Lewis of Odessa and the...

 
 News    March 16, 2017 

Town Council

With the White Knuckle and Frostbite races set to begin the weekend of March 25-26 and the Desert 100 endurance race coming to town the following weekend, the members of the Odessa Town Council met Monday evening and approved an ordinance allowing...

 
 News    March 16, 2017 

Quilt til you Wilt Monday

On March 20, quilters from all over the northwest will converge on Odessa for the 22nd straight time to quilt their hearts out. This will be the 22nd year of the annual event. Quilting begins at 6 a.m. and ends at 10 p.m. and takes place at the Odess...

 
 News    March 16, 2017 

County's tax statements will be mailed out soon

Lincoln County Treasurer Linda Fisher has completed the Tax & Assessment roll for collection and is providing notification that the Treasurer shall now accept payment and issue receipts for the 2017 taxes and assessments per RCW 84.56.020. Lincoln...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    March 16, 2017 

Harrington news

Harrington Opera House Society The Society met Monday evening, March 6, for its monthly meeting in the Art Room of the opera house. Present were Billie and Gordon Herron, Bunny Haugan, Cade Clarke, Sheryl Stedman, Cherie MacClellan, Carol, Linda...

 

Lawmakers host telephone town hall

Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, and Reps. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, and Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, are holding an hour-long telephone town hall on Monday, March 13, at 6 p.m. The program is similar to a call-in radio show in which people may call...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    March 9, 2017

Harrington news

Car enthusiasts Recently, the Inland Northwest Car Club Council met at Northern Quest Casino and Resort for their 2016 Man of the Year award meeting with more than 150 car enthusiasts attending, including locals Allen Barth and Paul Charlton. Their...

 
 By Becky Bailey    News    March 2, 2017

Posse formed by mountain search/rescue volunteers

A new organization has been formed within Lincoln County. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Posse (LCSP) is a mounted search and rescue team of volunteers, appointed by the Lincoln County Sheriff, to assist in search and rescue operations when called...

 

School board

Several members of the community requested that the school board discuss with them their concerns regarding the O-H athletic co-op. Board chairman Ed Deife began by asking those in attendance to...

 

Summer day camp for Lincoln, Adams counties

Grants from the Washington State Library and Inland Northwest Community Foundation mean that kids in Lincoln and Adams counties can take advantage of a fun summer day camp beginning this July. The day camp program, called Stimulating Summers, will...

 
 By Kelsey Scrupps    News    March 2, 2017

Friends of the Pool prepare for future

As the sun is making its reappearance, and the snow is slowly but surely melting, all of us parents are breathing a sigh of relief: We can send our kids back outside! At last, liberation from our cabin fever. With warmer weather coming, our dreams...

 

Wheatland Bank posts record earnings

(Spokane, WA) – Community Financial Group, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Wheatland Bank, reported consolidated net income of $2.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2016, up 38 percent over the prior year’s net income. In 2016,...

 

FSA Youth Loan Program can teach financial skills

With spring approaching, the Farm Service Agency Youth Loan Program is a valuable tool in the lending toolbox. The Youth Loan Program assists youth in 4-H and FFA who are interested in agriculture. FSA can provide financing to income-producing projec...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    March 2, 2017

Harrington news

Early history As early as 1886, there is evidence of "Literaries" being held in area communities as they were being formed. These groups consisted of programs containing debates, musical...

 

Upcoming events still need able volunteers

Continued from last week To continue our story on events that put Odessa on the map for visitors, we provide here some additional information from the February 14 meeting of the Odessa Chamber of Comm...

 

Town Council

The Odessa Town Council met Monday, February 13, in the public library at the community center. Hal and Jan Patterson were introduced as new members of the community attending their first council...

 

Celebrate National FFA Week

National FFA Week is celebrated by FFA chapters all over the U.S. In 1947, the National FFA Board of Directors designated National FFA Week as the week that includes George Washington’s birthday, in order to recognize his legacy of being an agricul...

 

Harrington news

Library board meeting Staci Rasmussen, Susan Larmer, Grace Moeller, Marge Womach and Mayor Dillon Haas met Thursday, February 16, to assess the KOHA bar-code software program. The Harrington Public Library has a contract with the Washington State...

 

Recent house fire update

Our story last week on the fire that destroyed the home of John Hilty was incorrect on a couple of minor points. Hilty had started out for Moses Lake that morning, but the roads were bad, and he said...

 

East Low Canal will begin filling March 21

The East Columbia Basin Irrigation District has announced that it will begin filling the East Low Canal for the 2017 irrigation season on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The East Low Canal serves the Moses Lake, Warden and Othello areas of the East...

 

Dammel now a "Master Pilot"

Odessa local Stan Dammel has recently received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. This award, named after the Wright Brothers of early aviation fame, is to recognize individuals who have...

 

New employees at OTC

Long-time Odessa Trading Company employee Bud Largent thought it would be a good idea to introduce the company's three newest employees to the Odessa community, especially since all three are from...

 

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