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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, “Diary of a mad, fat, bipolar woman.” Others may...

 

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 with that said and having it be crunch time, here i...

 
 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...

 

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 has been a very busy year for Dammel, who describes...

 

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...

 

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 School and Medical Lake participating. In the first...

 
 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 raise $16,000 (each girl was responsible for raising...

 

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 finding time for herself, let alone any additional...

 

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...

 
 By Linda Goodman    News    January 12, 2017

Local girl scout troop #3362 half way to goal

The Odessa Girl Scout Troop #3362 has teamed up with the Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church to host a textile drive through Clothes for the Cause, a fundraising group that collects clothing, shoes,...

 

Watching Odessa's youngsters grow up

One particular thing I have truly enjoyed while living in Odessa is watching the little ones, kids and teenagers, grow. In eight short years I have gotten to know quite a few of the kids around Odessa. I have witnessed two siblings close to toddler...

 

Positive messages for 2-0 junior-high Titans

The junior-high Titan football team has had a great start to the 8-man football season with a 2-0 record so far. Their first game was a 14-point win against ACH with a final score of 27-13. Then following that with a 47 point win against Entiat, the...

 

Titan football team rolls over Republic; wins by 54

The Titan football team took the field by storm in the Sausage Bowl game on Saturday when they annihilated Republic by a score of 60-6. The games started with four touchdowns in the first quarter. The first by Colton Hunt scoring on a 22-yard run,...

 
 By Linda Goodman    News    July 28, 2016

Meet your neighbors

This week The Record begins an occasional series on newcomers to Odessa. Anyone who would like to share their stories and introduce themselves to the community is welcome to call or come by The Record...

 

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