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Letter to the Editor: Was your vote counted if mailed on Election Day?

To the Editor: A hundred or more Grant County voters in Zip Code 988 were disenfranchised because their ballots were postmarked after November 7. County and state election officials recognize this problem, as apparently some, if not many, ballots...

 

Letter to the Editor: GOP tax plan bashed by area reader of O-Record

To the Editor: The GOP tax plan will crush the middle class, and it will decimate students’ educations. Cathy McMorris Rodgers won’t even address the bill with her own constituents. She certainly won’t address education because of the damage...

 

Letter to the Editor: Avista's cost comparison advertising misleading?

To the Editor: Avista spends THEIR money advertising OUR electric service cost as “33% lower than the national average.” Duh!; so what? Here’s what! A more local comparison puts our residential cost nearly 300 percent HIGHER than Wenatchee’s...

 

Pastor's Corner

As we move towards Thanksgiving, obviously our “thankfulness quotient” goes up. While it’s in the forefront of our minds, we are more ready to remember to be thankful for the many blessings God has given us. But what about being thankful the...

 

Letter to the Editor: Former pharmacist's views on marijuana

To the Editor: This is what web MD says about marijuana. Also a study out of New Zealand on young adults 17-21 showed that after 40 years the teens who continued to smoke pot had an IQ of 10% less than the teenagers who did not smoke pot. Marijuana...

 

Editorial

You have probably noticed something new and different on the front page of this week’s issue. The Odessa Record has not run ads on its front page for many years, but our history shows that it has been done in the past. When Avista approached us...

 

Survival in small town U.S.A. How do you do it?

This past summer I found myself sitting in the middle of a dirt road/driveway leading to a friend’s farmhouse listening. Listening to nothing, but then again listening to everything. The wind in the grass, the lowing of cattle and the sound of...

 

Letter to the Editor: Potential new business for Odessa

Dear community of Odessa, My name is Levi Bridges, and I am part owner of Gold’N Grams, LLC, a family owned and operated recreational, legal cannabis farm. Our farm is currently located on the west side of the mountains in Arlington, Wash., where...

 

Letter to the Editor: Free press is needed if democracy is to flourish

To the Editor: The best cleansing agent to keep government accountable is a free press. Before the United States was created, the colonists recognized the importance of and necessity for a free press. The trial of Peter Zenger in 1733 points to that....

 

Ask Dr. Universe

Dear Dr. Universe: In space, which way is up? –Pablo, 10, Spokane, WA Dear Pablo, We might not always think about it, but every day gravity keeps us pulled to the Earth. It’s what brings us back down when we jump on a trampoline. It’s why a...

 

Letter to the Editor: Kudos to the students and advisor of local FBLA chapter

To the Editor: Once again, the OHS FBLA proves that small schools care and are, as Tony the Tiger says, GREAT! The FBLA’s record of volunteerism continues year after year under the guidance of advisor Terri King. The students not only pay back to...

 

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...

 

Letter to the Editor: Response to Boss letter from athletic director

To the Editor: I am writing this in response to the “Letter to the Editor” written by Briette Boss in last week’s Odessa Record. I will begin by saying everyone is certainly entitled to their own opinion, but not their own set of facts. Miss...

 

Letter to the Editor: Super-sizing ourselves out of small businesses

To the Editor: When I was a young boy, small business was the backbone of America. It was necessary to have because of gas rationing. Soon after the war was over, the business world decided bigger was better. Supermarkets soon followed, and Ike...

 

Editorial

Last week’s football report requires an explanation. The initial informaiton on the Touchet game listed on the MaxPreps website had Colton Hunt as the quarterback, completing a good percentage of his passes. We did notice further down the list of...

 

Pastor's Corner

Foundations As we watch and listen to the news of the past few weeks, we see how hurricanes have devastated much of the gulf coast from Texas to Florida, as well as other countries. In years gone by, I have spent time in the aftermath of such storms...

 

Letter to the Editor: Letter writer objects to second-class treatment

To the Editor: I was a cheerleader all throughout high school here in Odessa. When I was a freshman, we cheerleaders were allowed to ride the bus with the football players to all the out-of-town games. Over the years since my freshman year of high sc...

 

Letter to the Editor: Non English-speaking immigrants cost more

To the Editor: After the twin towers fell, Bin Laden said that his goal was to bankrupt America. I would assume that he would be proud, as would his followers. Our debt that we recognize is twenty trillion and climbing because we keep making...

 

Letter to the Editor: Trump support called "moral crisis"

To the Editor: Tammy Wynette once crooned a tune entitled, Stand By Your Man. Sadly, even though we have an incompetent, morally vacant man as our President, Cathy McMorris Rodgers stands by him. Some Republican leaders have had enough and are...

 

Letter to the Editor: Sign up for 2018 health insurance coverage soon

To the Editor: Since ACA (Obamacare) is still U. S. law, please remind your readers who wish to apply for health insurance in 2018 through the Washington State Health Benefit Exchange that open enrollment begins November 1 and ends December 15,...

 

Letter to the Editor: Do we want a "disrupter" as president of the U.S.?

To the Editor: Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers said at her August 10, Town Hall meeting, “ I support Donald Trump because…, because…, because he’s a disrupter and we need to change DC. I continue to support him.” When a later question...

 

Farmworker's death motivates march, protest

SUMAS, Wash. – Farmworkers and community members are demanding accountability from Sarbanand Farms in Whatcom County, after a worker died there over the weekend. Workers say Honesto Silva Ibarra complained to his employer about feeling ill before...

 

Ask Dr. Universe

Dear Dr. Universe: I was wondering, how does an eclipse happen? – Susan, 13, San Francisco, CA Dear Susan, It just so happens the Great American Eclipse is coming up on August 21, 2017. This solar eclipse will be the only one visible from across...

 

OP-ED

There’s good news for the Pacific Northwest and the federal hydro system that powers it. Inland Power supports our legislators in their effort to save the dams and protect our natural, renewable and affordable energy source. Key members of our...

 
 By Pat Gamache    Opinion    July 27, 2017

Time waits for no one

I was talking with a friend the other day, when I heard Simon and Garfunkel’s “59th Street Bridge Song” and its lyrics, “Slow down, you move too fast; you got to make the morning last. Kicking down the cobble stones, looking at life and...

 

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