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Third annual Daddy-Daughter Dance

This is the second year I’ve happily donated the balloons and my time to build an arch for Go! Odessa Recreation’s Third Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance. Since this year’s theme was the circus,...

 

What was the best gift you received as a child?

What was the best gift you remember receiving as a child? I'm not talking about obvious big-ticket gifts like a car or computer. I'm talking about a gift given to you when you were in grades 1 through...

 
 By Linda Goodman    News    March 14, 2019

Will cold weather delay the start of spring sports

With the late arrival of the winter weather that has taken hold around the region, one might find themselves wondering when, or even if, the spring sports season might get under way. Well if you might...

 

Grabbing life by the horns at age 15

I first met Charleigh Cornett when she was a cute, freckle-faced eight-year-old with a brilliant smile and an adventurous spirit. From that very first meeting I had a friend. Since she loves to cook,...

 
 By Linda Goodman    News    January 10, 2019

A family Christmas to remember

This year, for me, Christmas was an extremely rare treat, I was able to spend it with both of my children. Usually when I visit Ephrata they are working opposing schedules so I can only visit with...

 

Meet The Record's new writer Dyanne Deering

Hello readers. I want to introduce you to my good friend and co-worker Dyanne Deering. Some of you may already have had the privilege of knowing who she is from her irregularly appearing feature,...

 

Growing up Goodman: Never take for granted the ones you're closest to

Have you ever missed someone but never really come to the realization of it until you met up with or spoke with that person again? Usually it's someone we take for granted and assume they will always...

 

Lucky LuLu: At least she was able to be a puppy

I’ve needed to write this update for awhile now, and every time I have started it I end up stuck. I know what to say, but the words don’t want to come out as eloquently as I feel they should. So w...

 
 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...

 

Mad Hatter's Ball Daddy/Daughter Dance

On Saturday, March 24, I had the extreme pleasure of donating and building, with the much needed help of Tammy Tokas, a 25-ft.-long (give or take) balloon arch for The Mad Hatters Ball, the second...

 
 By Linda Goodman    News    March 15, 2018

From skin-and-bones to pot-bellied pup, that's LuLu

Hey Odessa! I thought it was time to give you another update on LuLu, the brindle puppy found shortly after Christmas frozen to the ground, starving, so emaciated that even the word emaciated didn't...

 

My first visit with LuLu at the Carlson family farm

On January 20, I finally saw LuLu for the first time since that cold morning of December 28, when the first thing I did was check to make sure she had survived the night. That Saturday morning I went...

 

Health for lucky LuLu improving

Last week, as many of you know, we wrote about meeting LuLu, a brindle pup that was found after being shot twice and left for dead. LuLu was taken to the veterinarian by sisters Karen Carlson and Tamm...

 
 By Linda Goodman    News    January 4, 2018

Cruel beginning has happy ending for LuLu

Although the rest of my family met her Wednesday night, I first met LuLu (although she was nameless at that time) the morning of Thursday, December 28, when I went to our laundry area to make sure...

 

Santa returns to Odessa so ALL kids can see him

Santa loves Odessa and all the good boys and girls who live here (both young and old). He made a return visit on Saturday to Rolling Thunder Pizza just to make sure everyone was able to visit with...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Hauge Memorial talent show

Saturday, September 16, was a beautiful day with the sun shining, a slight breeze in the air which made for a nearly perfect temperature all day. It was the kind of day that Pastor Tim would have...

 

OH Volleyball vs Lions & Bronco Invitational

The girls volleyball team won their away conference match against the Columbia Lions of Hunters September 6 by a final score of 3-0. Early on in the match the Tigers dominated the Lions, never giving...

 

Tiger girls take three of four at Gorilla Classic

The girls volleyball team traveled to Davenport Saturday to compete in the Gorilla Classic Volleyball Tournament, a neutral tournament with Almira-Coulee/Hartline, Davenport, Yakama Nation Tribal...

 
 By Linda Goodman    News    August 31, 2017

Girl Scouts in D.C.

Recently, as you may recall, the girls of Scout Troop #3362 carried out various fund-raising activities which included selling laundry soap and cheesecakes and hosting a clothing drive in order to...

 

Go! Odessa Recreation organizes meet

As I was getting ready for work Friday, June 30, I received a message from Kaylene James that said, "Today, for the last day of track and field camp, they are having a mini track meet. Thought if the...

 

Sean Owsley, Blue Mustangs play Spring Fling gig

It's the morning of Saturday, April 29, of Spring Fling in Odessa, and I'm getting ready to follow through on a commitment I made just a few days before. I am meeting Sean Owsley, lead singer of the...

 
 By Linda Goodman    News    March 23, 2017

GO! Odessa Recreation

Kaylene James is a busy lady. Along with a husband (Brian), two children (Evan 15 and Merick 1), she also owns and operates a licensed daycare, Kinder Haus Family Home Childcare. One would think...

 

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...

 

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