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Town, Sheriff in agreement

Monday night’s meeting of the Odessa Town Council provided closure of a sort to the story of Odessa’s $12,000 per month contract with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for coverage while the...

 

Moffet nets 2,000 points in HS career

Since starting for the Odessa High School boys basketball team as a freshman, Ryan Moffet, now a junior, has accumulated 2,000 points. Head basketball coach Larry Weber awarded Moffet a white basketba...

 

The Year in Review

September The 48th annual Deutschesfest arrived, and Odessa rolled out the welcome mat to the many friends, family members, former residents, long-time repeat visitors and first-timers to the...

 

The Year in Review

June Odessa agriculture science teacher HaLee Walter and school superintendent Dan Read applied for and have received a grant for $15,000 from the Washington FFA Foundation. The Foundation provides...

 

New police chief sworn in Monday

Monday night's meeting of the Odessa Town Council included the swearing in of the town's new police chief Brent Dell by Mayor Bill Crossley. The meeting was followed by a "meet and greet" session...

 

THE YEAR IN REVIEW

March The Odessa High School boys basketball team took fourth place at the state 1B tournament in Spokane last week after a grueling post-season of play. Two Odessa boys earned medals for...

 

Sgobbas' jail and prison ministry relocates to Odessa

By TERRIE SCHMIDT-CROSBY Now that our sometime columnist Vivianne Poe has become busy with other pursuits and has less time to devote to our Meet Your Neighbors articles, we will try to fill the gap...

 

The Year in Review

January A five-to-six-month-old pup left for dead in the cold of December was rescued and revived by a group of several animal lovers. Thus began the saga of LuLu in a series of stories written by...

 

First place in Lions Club lighting contest

Sam and Donna Mullens took first place in the 2018 Christmas lighting contest sponsored by the Odessa Lions Club. Their house and yard (front and back) on Sixth Avenue were filled with lights and...

 

Tiger boys jump out to 4-0 winning streak in BB

The Tiger boys got off to a great start this basketball season, with only Almira-Coulee-Hartline providing any serious competition for the 2018-2019 squad. Results for the first four games got to The...

 

Town Council Council adopts one-month contract

Monday night’s meeting of the Odessa Town Council once again nearly filled the Odessa Public Library, as citizens appeared eager to learn as much as possible about the council’s efforts to provide...

 

Chamber okays 2019 budget, elects officers

he Odessa Chamber of Commerce adopted its budget for 2019 at its monthly meeting at Any Occasion Banquet Hall on December 11. Much of the budget remained the same or very similar to what was adopted...

 

Peterson retires, Clark let go, Odessa has no police

Odessa Mayor Bill Crossley has confirmed that Officer Bryce Peterson retired from the Odessa Police Dept. last Friday and that police chief Tom Clark was let go Monday evening of this week for what...

 

Odessa FFA members compete at state

On November 15, twelve FFA members were able to compete in State Potato Judging and State Tractor Driving. This event is held annually at CBTech in Moses Lake. FFA members from all over Washington...

 

Christmas Fest December 5 in community center

The Odessa Junior Livestock 4-H Club is once again busily gearing up for Christmas Fest, which will be held in the Odessa Community Center next Wednesday, December 5. Vendors from near and far will...

 

Playoffs, turkey bingo make for busy day

Saturday, November 17, was a busy day for many Odessa folks. The day started off for parents of school-aged children and other interested community members with a trip to Moses Lake's Lions Field, whe...

 

Projects under way; animals debated

Normally, the Odessa Town Council would have met on Tuesday, since Monday was a designated holiday, Veterans Day. Consultation with council members revealed, however, that no quorum would be achieved...

 

Welcome to Odessa's 48th annual Deutschesfest!

The 48th annual Deutschesfest has arrived, and Odessa has rolled out the welcome mat to the many friends, family members, former residents, long-time repeat visitors and first-timers to the town's...

 

Welcome to Odessa's 48th annual Deutschesfest!

The 48th annual Deutschesfest has arrived, and Odessa has rolled out the welcome mat to the many friends, family members, former residents, long-time repeat visitors and first-timers to the town's...

 

Town Council

The town council met August 27 in the public library to hear from Steve Nelson of Century West Engineering on the status of various projects dealing with streets and water/sewer infrastructure. He...

 

For the Walters, LC Fair is a family affair

The four young sons of HaLee and Colley Walter of Odessa participated in the Lincoln County Fair in Davenport in August, taking part in various aspects of the event and supporting one another in...

 

Meet Tay Tantivirum from Thailand

Tay Tantivirun stopped in at the office of The Odessa Record last Thursday on his way via bicycle from Seattle to Ann Arbor, Mich., where he recently finished up a bachelor's degree in mechanical engi...

 

Town Council and Chamber of Commerce

The last two meetings of the Odessa Town Council on July 26 and August 9 were well attended by several townspeople with concerns about the effectiveness of Odessa’s dog ordinance. Barking dogs,...

 

Catching up with a former Odessa Tiger

After a successful career in banking, 70-year-old Jon Heimbigner has kept busy in retirement pursuing volunteer work in the areas of athletic halls of fame and engaging older athletes in the sports ac...

 

Seven complete local nursing class

Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center has announced that the following nursing assistants have graduated from a class recently offered in Odessa: Leanna Ferrer, Emily Rawson, Rachel Schell, Aimee...

 

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