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Letter to the editor: To those men who changed my life

To the Editor: In the world today people have lost the ability to be what we are supposed to be. As humans we have become selfish, materialistic and uncaring. We have stepped away from what God intended for us to be. He put us here to be kind, to tak...

 
 By Linda Goodman    Opinion    May 31, 2018

Just one thing a day; is it that simple?

I watched a news segment a week or so ago. When it was over, I remember sitting there shaking my head in amazement at what I had seen, while tears were streaming down my face. I cannot tell you the specific reason I was crying, but I can tell you...

 

Letter to the Editor: Odessa Tiger coasters; are they irreplaceable?

To the Town of Odessa: A week ago I came up to Odessa to your Quilt Show and Bike & Car Show (must not forget all the garage and rummage sales). The weather was perfect, it was a good weekend. I do have one request. While in Odessa at a rummage...

 

Letter to the Editor: Birthday greetings

To the Editor: Please pass a happy birthday to Wilma. She and myself spent our early school days in the grade school. I turned 90 years in February. She now has caught up (almost). Thank you. Echo Geissler Davenport...

 
 By Rob Coffman    Opinion    April 26, 2018

Commissioner's Corner

In September of 2016, the Board of Lincoln County Commissioners adopted Resolution 16-21, setting a policy that union employee contract negotiations will be conducted in open public meetings. Only...

 

Letter to the Editor: Cemetery ordinance not popular with townsfolk

To the Editor: Thank you Jill [Connolly] for your wonderful letter. You are so right. The cemetery is so lonely and forgotten looking – no flowers or fixed decorations, etc., the things that were put there with love and respect for the loved ones...

 

Letter to the Editor: Hammond running for 13th District state rep

To the Editor: I recently spent a rainy but wonderful Wednesday campaigning in Odessa for representative position #2 in the 13th District. Since my husband and I have attended Odessa’s Deutschesfest for years, I was looking forward to the visit....

 

Letter to the Editor: On cemetery etiquette; how do you grieve?

To the Editor: Spring is here, the grass is starting to grow and people are beginning to emerge from their winter shells to begin the never-ending lawn maintenance chores of summer. This also means that cemetery maintenance will be in full swing as...

 

Letter to the Editor: Hitchhiking vs. giving a lift after a car breakdown

To the Editor: Don’t pick up strangers. Yes, but are there exceptions? In Odessa, if I see a friend walking, I will pull over and ask if they are just walking or need a ride, especially if I see a woman carrying grocery bags. I pull over and offer...

 

Letter to the Editor: Writer happy with some political responses, not all

To the Editor: I was glad to attend Cathy McMorris Rodger’s “Top O’ The Morning Breakfast” on March 29 at the Davenport Grand Hotel. I was very happy that Cathy had copies of The Constitution placed at every place setting. While there, I was...

 
 By Tom Dent    Opinion    March 22, 2018

Dent's recap of session

The gavel fell on the night of March 8 adjourning the 2018 legislative session. The Legislature was able to reach an agreement on all three supplemental budgets – operating, capital and transportation – to avoid a special session for the first ti...

 
 By Josh Kelety    Opinion    March 15, 2018

Legislators exempt selves from disclosure

When Governor Jay Inslee vetoed Senate Bill 6617 recently, he had some time to spare. But not much. The governor had until 11:59 p.m. to decide whether to sign the controversial bill, veto it entirely, partially veto it, or let it pass without his...

 

Letter to the Editor: Youth need reality check on the finality of death

To the Editor: Today’s youth no longer grow up in multi-generational households where children, parents and grandparents all reside under the same roof from cradle to grave. Few die at home anymore. Most youth have no idea what death is really all...

 

Letter to the Editor: Businessman and six-year-old like movie night

To the Editor: I really enjoyed the family movie night at the Christ Lutheran Church last weekend. It was a “food-raiser” event for the local food bank, and I was able to enjoy my first movie night out with my little Tympist, age 6. I very much...

 

Letter to the Editor: Writer excoriates rep in Congress for vote record

To the Editor: I found a card the other day that said, “I Think of You Often.” I decided Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers needed to know that I think of her often, so I sent her a note: “I think of you often. I think of how you do not...

 

Tax cuts created current budget mess

When conservative members of Congress worked with the White House to force through a tax cut that was a huge windfall for millionaires and billionaires, many observed how this would inflate the Federal deficit. After decades of presenting themselves...

 

Letter to the Editor: More phone fraud on the loose in Odessa area

To the Editor: Here is another example of phone fraud: I received a call this week from someone claiming to be from Dish Network. He said they were sending me updated equipment and needed my credit card number as “insurance”. I have autopay, so...

 

Letter to the Editor: Should official language of the USA be English?

To the Editor: It is unfortunate that Teddy Roosevelt didn’t act on his idea of having Congress declare that English would be the official language of our Republic. We need to look at some of the problems that we would probably not be faced with....

 

Cantwell on Trump plan to privatize the BPA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) has released the following statement regarding privatization of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). “Selling off BPA’s...

 

Letter to the Editor: Local job fair coming to Rolling Thunder Pizza

To the Editor: Nate here. I have never felt so optimistic as today for the Town of Odessa that I love. We just stepped up to local and regional deliveries. We are actually looking and talking about franchise opportunities. Contact me if interested....

 

Commish's Corner

In 2013, the federal government shut down for 16 days. What that meant for those of us wishing to access our very own Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area at that time, was nothing short of unbelie...

 

Editorial

The staff of The Odessa Record would like to thank our readers for their loyalty over the past year, their patience in dealing with late papers now and then and the many kind words and compliments from so many of you. Although we sometimes feel that...

 

Letter to the Editor: Look in the mirror, says letter writer to GOP pols

To the Editor: Can anyone explain President Trump’s and the Republicans’ hostile positions on immigration? Several of our country’s leaders have/had foreign-born wives, think Trump (Czechoslovakia, Slovenia), McConnell (China), Mnuchin (Scotlan...

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Will a minimum wage of $15 an hour lift a full-time worker of a family of four out of poverty? Yes and No. Yes, it will; $15 an hour equals $25,923 yearly income. The poverty threshold for 2017 was $24,257. No, it won’t, because the threshold will...

 

Letter to the Editor: Is political correctness being taken too far?

To the Editor: Changes, changes, changes. Amendments, appeals, initiatives, etc. in politics, the culture/media/society of our state/county/country/world. Voting is just the first step. Now we need to communicate, directly (phone, townhall meetings,...

 

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