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Fest updates

Horseshoe pitching Kathy Ratkowski, the sole surviving member of the Odessa Horseshoes Club, tells The Record that, unless a miracle happens, there will be no horseshoes event during Deutschesfest...

 

Good-bye to K-9 Sasha

At Monday evening’s meeting of the Odessa Town Council, Town Marshal Brent Dell reported that K-9 officer Sasha had recently undergone additional and more thorough health testing and was found to ha...

 

Wheat harvest winds down

The grain harvest in the immediate Odessa area is heading into its final stages this week. Although it was delayed by a week or two because of spring weather, this year’s harvest of wheat,...

 

Odessa school district faces $200,000 budget shortfall

The Board of Directors of Odessa School District #105 met in the high school library Wednesday, July 24, 2019, preceded by a workshop in the district office where Superintendent Dan Read gave a brief...

 

Candidate forum will be on October 7, 2019

Monday night’s meeting of the Odessa Town Council was attended by Mayor Bill Crossley and council members Vickie Iverson, Kelly Watkins and Marleen Kramer, with both Landon Lobe and Amy Hunt absent...

 

Legion riders feted to BBQ in the park

Members of the American Legion Riders Post #28 was in Odessa last week on their way to Spokane for a Legion convention. The group was met just outside of Odessa by members of the local VFW and...

 

Council, Chamber news

Town Council The town received one application for the Lodging Tax funds released for expenditure by the council. The application submitted by the Odessa Chamber of Commerce was approved unanimously....

 

Five Odessa FBLA teams place at national conference

The FBLA National Leadership Conference was held June 28-July 3 in San Antonio, Texas, where 29 Odessa students competed in 13 events and brought home five national awards. The Publication Design...

 

July 4 firemen's barbecue feeds nearly 300

The firemen's barbecue last week on July 4 at Reiman Park in Odessa was very well attended. Rural fire chief Roger Sebesta kept a tally of the meals purchased as approximately 270 people filed past...

 

Valor quilts awarded at pre-4th red-white-blue quilt show

Valor quilts, made by JoEllen Wollman and Lise Ott, proprietors of Experience Quilts! in Odessa, their fellow quilters from Odessa and other nearby towns, were presented to two local military service...

 

News updates from Chamber, town, PDA

Odessa Chamber of Commerce Final numbers for the Stumpjumpers Desert 100 event is $6,033 net profit from the hospitality tent, as well as $1,576 net profit from the Chamber banquet. Next year’s...

 

2019 grads earn scholarships worth $127,304

The 14 Odessa High School graduates of 2019 received their diplomas Saturday morning at commencement in the gymnasium. Though a relatively small group, these students collectively earned $127,304 in...

 

New addition to local law enforcement team

As Brent Dell and Les Jimerson have settled into their roles as members of the Odessa peace-keeping force over the past few months, some interesting changes have been announced for the town. Research...

 

Reservations arriving for alumni banquet

The following people have sent in their reservations for the 2019 alumni reunion to be held in the Odessa Community Center on June 15. 1949 Al Fink, George Rodeck 1951 Coleen (Luiten) Janke 1956...

 

School board Year-end housekeeping handled

The Board of Directors of Odessa School District #105 met in the high school library at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, preceded by a workshop in the district office at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of...

 

Baseball OHS second to state champs ACH

On Saturday, May 25, the Tiger baseball team faced off against the Almira-Coulee- Hartline Warriors to decide the 1B baseball championship. The game was played in Yakima, contrary to what The Record...

 

Track & Field Boys 4x100 relay team state champs

The state track meet for 1B, 2B and 1A schools took place last Friday and Saturday at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. The Odessa track and field teams acquitted themselves well, with the boys...

 

Street/sewer project shapes up; airport work blows up

May 7 special meeting A special meeting of the Odessa Town Council was held May 7 in the public library at the community center. Steve Nelson of CenturyWest Engineering and Rick Rose of the USDA were...

 

Hemp oil processor wants to buy former biodiesel plant

By TERRIE SCHMIDT-CROSBY The Odessa Public Development Authority, at its public meeting held Monday evening in the hospital's Guild Room, voted to accept a bid for the shuttered former biodiesel...

 

Baseball OHS to face ACH in championship game

Naselle On Saturday, May 18, the Tigers defeated the Naselle Comets in a quarter-final game at W.F. West High School in Chehalis, winning by a score of 11-2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R-H-E Na 0 0 0 0 2 0 0...

 

Track & Field Thinclads headed to State in Cheney

The 1B regional qualifying meet for Districts 7/9 was held May 17-18 at Central Valley High School in Spokane. Participating 1B teams were Almira/Coulee Hartline, Columbia (Hunters), Curlew,...

 

Merry Hikesters brighten Odessa with their presence

The Merry Hikesters are approximately 20 members of a hiking club out of Olympia who spent several days in Odessa last week. These retired educators and government workers had gotten to know a...

 

Baseball Odessa defeats Selkirk, faces Naselle Saturday

Selkirk On Saturday, May 11, the Tigers defeated Selkirk in a regional playoff game at home in Odessa, winning by a score of 14-3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Se 1 0 0 0 2 - - 3 8 7 Od 2 3 0 9 - - - 14 6 1...

 

Thinclads are headed to District

Ron Vanderholm Invitational The Ron Vanderholm Invitational was held Friday, May 3, 2019 in Royal City. Participating teams were Almira/Coulee Hartline, Chelan, College Place, Columbia (Burbank),...

 

Odessa defeats Curlew and Republic

Curlew On Tuesday, April 30, the Tigers defeated Curlew in both conference games played there. Odessa won the first game by a score of 19-0. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Cur 0 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - Od 7 2 2 8 - -...

 

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