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  • Old Town Hall Renovation nears completion

    Terri King, Special to The Record-Times|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    ODESSA - After six months of a grass roots effort by the Lion's Club, High School FBLA, the Town of Odessa maintenance crew and dozens of community volunteers, the latest renovation to Odessa's Old Town Hall is nearly complete. The entry and bathrooms have been restored to their original 1920s grandeur and are now safer and more functional for all who use the building...especially senior citizens who use the building frequently for senior meals and exercise classes. With a...

  • Students place at Winter Conference

    Terri King, FBLA chapter advisor|Updated Mar 11, 2021

    ODESSA – Despite a pandemic, Odessa FBLA members competed virtually in the Winter Conference with the entire state. All competitions that involved presentations were recorded and submitted for judging. The Northeast Region held its own virtual awards ceremony, where hundreds of students from around the area gathered on Zoom. Odessa members gathered in the multipurpose room and tried to maintain some traditions with doughnuts and games before the awards program began. W...

  • Odessa sixth-graders participate in Project Build

    Terri King, Odessa FBLA adviser|Updated Jan 20, 2021

    ODESSA – With the help of members of Odessa High School’s FBLA chapter, Odessa sixth-graders began using real-world budgeting lessons to enhance their personal financial skills. They participated in Project Build, part of the high-school chapter’s American Enterprise Project, where they learned the importance of budgeting and how to build a budget. They applied this knowledge to build their own budget for a gingerbread house. Each student received the basics: Four walls, two roof panels and a tube of icing. From there, they...

  • Odessa FBLA chapter recognized

    Terri King, Special to The Record|Updated Jul 1, 2020

    NEWARK, Del. - A total of 39 middle school and high school teams were selected June 15 as winners of the Lead4Change Challenge, part of the Lead4Change Student Leadership Program that teaches students leadership lessons such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and collaboration. Students use these skills to develop a service project that addresses a need in their community. Each year as we wrap up the Challenge, we at the Lift a Life Novak Family Foundation...

  • Odessa FBLA chapter brings home state awards

    Terri King, Special to The Record|Updated May 18, 2020

    ODESSA - The Odessa High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter was named the state's Outstanding Chapter for 2020 during the organization's annual State Leadership Conference. This year, the traditional conference turned into a virtual conference, with 17 local members competing from their homes. Each chapter created, recorded and uploaded digital presentations to the state office for judging. After waiting several weeks, awards were announced over a two-week period. Odessa High School was named Washington Outstan...

  • Milestone events coming in year 2020

    Terri King|Updated Dec 6, 2019

    The November 12 meeting of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce was held at noon in the public library with several guests in attendance. Hospital administrator Mo Sheldon introduced James DeDeaux, a mental health provider who has been hired as a member of the Odessa Clinic staff. DeDeaux and his wife have moved here from Mississippi. He will begin seeing patients at the clinic in January after he has become familiar with procedures at the hospital and clinic. The couple has purchased a home on Third Avenue. As reported earlier in...

  • Odessa FBLA named Outstanding Chapter of the Year 2019

    Terri King, FBLA Advisor|Updated Apr 26, 2019

    The Odessa High School FBLA chapter traveled to the state business leadership conference held in Bellevue last week, April 10-13. Despite being ambushed by a wayward pine branch as the Odessa group was touring the University of Washington campus, the students handled their presentations during the conference with skill and confidence. The following teams won awards and the ability to attend the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas from June 24 to June 27 this... Full story

  • FBLA: 17 teams place at conference, 10 get first

    Terri King|Updated Feb 18, 2019

    Odessa High School’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America celebrated FBLA Week with many fun activities. Sophomore class president Pilot Weishaar received a pie in the face from junior class president Ryan Moffet as part of the annual “Copper vs. Silver” competition. All proceeds went to support the March of Dimes. Last Thursday, 36 students competed at the Northeast Region Winter Conference in Spokane for a chance to move on to the state competition in Bellevue in April. Those who placed are listed below. First... Full story

  • A window for our view, Old Town Hall needs you

    Terri King, OHS advisor for FBLA|Updated Dec 22, 2018

    The senior citizens of Odessa have been the focus of community service by the local high school chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America for the past two years. Last year the chapter was able to donate $9,000 toward the new roof on the Old Town Hall, which is used for senior meals and SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life) classes for seniors. This year, the chapter has continued to put their efforts into improving the lives of Odessa senior citizens by assisting with yard work and chores this fall, cooking and... Full story

  • 38 attend FBLA's fall conference

    Terri King|Updated Nov 10, 2018

    Odessa's Future Business Leaders of America attended the NE Region Fall Conference at the Spokane Ag Expo Center. This is the kickoff to a very busy year for the 38 members. Students learned how to improve their leadership, business and careers skills by attending sessions offered by a variety of speakers. In addition, Tori Weishaar, Camden Weber and Maddy Wagner hosted two sessions on "How to Build a Strong Chapter." Careful not to give all our secrets away, the team shared... Full story

  • Community service project team first in the nation

    Terri King|Updated Jul 24, 2018

    Baltimore, Maryland was the destination for 25 members of Odessa High School's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter competing in the 2018 National Leadership Conference. Over 12,000 students were in attendance competing in approximately 100 events. Odessa competed in 10 events, made the finals in three of those events and placed in two. Coming home with a first place award and competing against over 100 schools was the Community Service Project team of Kassidy...

  • Odessa FBLA competes at the State Leadership Conference

    Terri King, OHS advisor for FBLA|Updated Apr 19, 2018

    The Washington State Leadership Conference of the Future Business Leaders of America was held in Bellevue on April 4-7 and was attended by 31 students from Odessa High School. The trip began with a stop at Central Washington University where former FBLA members and Odessa High graduates Carsen Weber, John DeWulf and Trevor King, all brothers of current chapter members, gave the group an awesome tour of the campus. The trip continued to Bellevue where students were allowed to...

  • Volunteerism Award from 2nd Harvest

    Terri King|Updated Oct 9, 2017

    Odessa High School FBLA has been selected for a Civic Award by 2nd Harvest of Spokane. While many categories reflect their dedication to community and feeding the hungry, the Volunteerism award best represents their work over the last year. Besides raising over $6,000 in sponsorships for 50 children to participate in the weekend Backpack Program, they also raised $1,400 by decorating and selling pumpkins to provide 25 children with coats, boots, hats, gloves and snow pants...

  • Odessa shines in Anaheim

    Terri King, FBLA advisor at OHS|Updated Jul 16, 2017

    Anaheim, California was the destination for 29 members of Odessa High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter competing in the 2017 National Leadership Conference. Over 12,000 students were in attendance competing in nearly 100 events. Odessa competed in ten events, the most ever, and were thrilled when members placed in five of these events! Two Business Financial Plan teams came away with awards. The team of Molly Schafer, Eric Johnston and Jayd Jennings placed third, and the team of Wyatt Haase, Ireland L...

  • FBLA gives $10,000 to municipal pool

    Terri King, OHS advisor for FBLA|Updated Jun 29, 2017

    Odessa High School FBLA members observed first hand how winning the Lead2Feed Challenge for the third year in a row impacts the Odessa Community. Members celebrated their second-place award for the 2017 school year at a special assembly where they presented a check for $10,000 to Lindsy Starkel, president of the Odessa Friends of the Pool. This money, along with the $2,500 won by FBLA for their Toasty Tots project from STCU last December, will be used for two new heat pumps,...

  • Got Pink? team gathers for Pink Ribbon Run

    Terri King|Updated May 14, 2017

    Odessa's Got Pink? Team was in full force on Sunday, April 23, for the Pink Ribbon Run, a fundraiser to benefit early detection of breast cancer. The Got Pink? Team was originally formed in 2010 by Kim Todd, who was training for a marathon at the time, and over the years the team has grown to as many as 150 members. Got Pink? has raised over $20,000 and honored 22 breast cancer survivors from Odessa or those associated with an Odessa team member. As a participant in this race...

  • OHS FBLA chapter shines at Spokane conference

    Terri King|Updated Feb 13, 2016

    FBLA advisor The Odessa High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America competed successfully at the NE Region Winter Conference, with 29 students now eligible for the opportunity to compete at the state conference in April in Spokane. We are especially proud of our hard-working freshmen who came home with many awards and competed in speaking competitions for the first time. Awards First place in Emerging Business Issues: Zoe Clark and Rebecca Fortner. First place...

  • Job Shadow Day at school

    Terri King|Updated Dec 30, 2015

    Odessa High School FBLA partnerned with the Lincoln County Econcomic Development Council to address one of Lincoln County's greatest problems, "Youth Out-migration." Students are graduating from our schools and attending college but are not returning for employment. This leaves many positions unfilled or filled by commuters, which is a detriment to our economy. A career fair was hosted last year, and the feedback from students was that they liked the fair but wanted to see...

  • FBLA feeds crews in state's worst fire season

    Terri King|Updated Oct 9, 2015

    OHS FBLA advisor On August 13, 2015, the North Star Fire broke out on the Colville Indian Reservation, 25 miles north of Grand Coulee. Due to drought conditions, hot temperatures and strong winds, the fire quickly grew to 45,000 acres after the first week, and 170,000 acres by the second week. At the same time, the Okanogan Complex and Chelan Complex fires were burning out of control, and the fires were ravaging hundreds of thousands of acres in Washington state, creating the...

  • A banner year for the Odessa FBLA

    TERRI KING|Updated Jul 9, 2015

  • FBLA competes at the State Leadership Conference

    TERRI KING|Updated Apr 30, 2014

    The Washington State FBLA Leadership Conference was held in Seattle, April 16-19, attended by 34 students from Odessa High School. The trip began early Wednesday morning with a stop in Ellensburg to tour Central Washington University, followed by a stop at the University of Washington in Seattle, where former Odessa graduates Hailey Williams and Cade Weber gave the OHS students a personal tour. The next stop was a visit to the Woodland Park Zoo in the pouring rain. The FBLA...

  • FBLA gets a 1st and a 2nd at nationals

    Terri King|Updated Jul 13, 2012

    San Antonio, Texas was the destination for 18 students from Odessa High School who competed in the 2012 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference. With the support of the Odessa community and the school, the students were able to make the trip of a lifetime. It was an experience we will not forget! More than 8,000 students from around the nation competed in 60 different events. Competition was tough, but our little high school was quite...

  • Odessa FBLA students visit Second Harvest food bank

    Terri King|Updated Feb 25, 2012

    The Odessa High School FBLA chapter formed a partnership with 2nd Harvest Food Bank for the purpose of learning business skills from business professionals and applying that knowledge to benefit our local community. From this partnership, the FBLA chapter has implemented the Back Pack program. This program provides a backpack full of non-perishable food to 35 Odessa students each Friday to eat over the weekend. The food is packaged by Second Harvest Food Bank and distributed...

  • FBLA places 3rd, 5th and 9th in nation

    Terri King

    Orlando, Florida was the destination for 17 students from Odessa High School who competed in the 2011 National Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Conference. The support of the community and the school made it the trip of a lifetime and an experience they will not soon forget! With over 8,000 students from around the nation in attendance, competition was tough, but our little high school was one of the most successful. Odessa students competed in six different events,...