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Lions Club awards home decorating prizes

ODESSA – "The Odessa Lions Club would like to give a big shout out to the local community for dressing up so nicely for Christmas. There are too many really great displays to... — Updated 12/23/2020


Metropolitan Park District wins approval

ODESSA — School District voters are overwhelmingly supporting an effor to establish the proposed Metropolitan Park District to help fund the city swimming pool. The initial general election tally Tuesday night, Nov. 3, showed... — Updated 11/4/2020


Rejected ballot? Here's what to do

LINCOLN COUNTY – Of the 7,853 registered voters in eastern Washington’s Lincoln County, 3,506 had submitted their ballots as of as of October 27 for a total of 44.6 percent of its voting public. In all of Lincoln County, only... — Updated 10/30/2020


Rattlesnakes spotted around town

At least three different rattlesnakes visited downtown Odessa last week. Why so many at about the same time is a mystery. It is fairly rare that the slithering critters are seen on... — Updated 10/19/2020


Wind storm creates fire storm

The Labor Day 2020 windstorm this week resulted in a firestorm, with wildfires popping up in numerous locations in eastern Washington. Odessa resident and photographer Susan Jensen... — Updated 9/11/2020


Christian Music Freedom Fest set for July 25

ODESSA — The Christian Music Freedom Fest is scheduled to take place Saturday, July 25. Promoter Nate Lathrop has two Idaho Christian bands volunteering to play music that day on the stage across from Rolling Thunder Pizza in... — Updated 7/20/2020


OHS graduation is Saturday, for real!

ODESSA — Odessa High School’s official graduation and awarding of diplomas will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 18, on Finney Field. The graduates will be allowed one car each on the track for their family members or one... — Updated 7/20/2020


This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago July 16, 1920 At a sparsely attended meeting, the Odessa Community Hall stockholders elected a board of directors for the ensuing year. After only a short discussion of the capable work of the original board of... — Updated 7/20/2020


Trials resume in county

ODESSA — The Record has received word that Lincoln County Superior Court will resume jury trials beginning July 22. The trial that had been set for July 8 was resolved; so, the fi... — Updated 7/20/2020


Pandemic puts damper on Independence Day celebration

ODESSA - The Independence Day holiday offered a gigantic yard sale and a barbecued lunch to local folks, who participated in droves. And those who purchased illegal fireworks were... — Updated 7/13/2020


This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago July 9, 1920 Rainmaker Hatfield is reported to have packed up his equipment and left Moses Lake last week. Although many gave him credit for bringing when he first set up at the lake, very few had any faith in him as... — Updated 7/10/2020


King named male athlete of the year for small schools

SPOKANE — At the 2019-2020 Spokane Youth Sports Awards live-streamed over the Internet last Friday evening, the Odessa High School football team was named the 1B/2B/1A Top Male High School Sports Team, edging out the Odessa baske... — Updated 7/10/2020


Low-key Fourth of July planned for Odessa

ODESSA — Unlike past July 4 holidays that boasted parades, sporting contests and many and varied activities, the Independence Day holiday in Odessa this year will be a rather low-key affair. Nevertheless, there will be things to... — Updated 7/10/2020


Record helps establish contact

ODESSA — On Tuesday of this week, The Odessa Record received a phone call from Carol L. Moore (nee Williams) in which she requested that we inform our readers that she is alive and well and residing in California. At age 82, she... — Updated 7/10/2020


This Week in Odessa HIstory

100 years ago July 2, 1920 The following pupils passed their grade school final examination and will enter Odessa High School next year. Frank Koth, Alice Flint, Martha Suchland, Charlotte Smith, Hazel Luiten, Eugene Weber, Lottie... — Updated 7/10/2020


Grads parade in caps and gowns

ODESSA — Last Wednesday was another celebration for the Odessa High School senior class, as the students rode various vehicles down First Avenue after visiting the medical campus... — Updated 7/1/2020


Youth sports awards announcement set for June 26

ODESSA — Another special event of particular interest to Odessa’s 2020 group of seniors is set to take place later this month at the 2020 Spokane Youth Sports Awards and will be broadcast on SWX on Friday, June 26, at 7 p.m.... — Updated 7/1/2020


Hall of Fame plaques awarded

ODESSA – The Odessa Athletics Hall of Fame awarded plaques to the slate of 2020 inductees last Saturday afternoon. On the date that would also have been the occasion of the Odessa... — Updated 7/1/2020


Odessa graduation set for July 18

ODESSA — The high school Class of 2020 voted last week during a digital meeting to delay graduation until July 18 in hopes of having a traditional commencement ceremony. The majority vote came with the support of Superintendent... — Updated 5/21/2020


LocalTel opens local office

ODESSA - LocalTel is officially Odessa's newest downtown business, having just finished remodeling its office space at the southeast corner of the First Avenue-Division Street... — Updated 5/21/2020


King receives 4-H scholarship

ODESSA - A local student-athlete will eceive the Lincoln-Adams 4-H Scholarship this year. Marcus King, a 10-year mem-ber of the Junior Live-stock 4-H Club, will receive the $500... — Updated 5/21/2020


This Week in Odessa Histor

100 years ago May 21, 1920 Five young men and women graduated from Odessa High School: Helen Michaelsen, Martha Glass, Ruth Horn, William Huber and Carter Patton. Commencement exercises were held at the English Congregational... — Updated 5/21/2020


A different kind of Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, 2020, is when the U.S. celebrates Memorial Day this year. Once traditionally celebrated May 30, it has for several years been celebrated on the final Monday in May... — Updated 5/21/2020


This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago May 14, 1920 The Odessa vs. Davenport ball game [town team, not high school] broke up in a row in the seventh inning with Odessa leading 5-4. A questionable call was... — Updated 5/18/2020


This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago May 7, 1920 Henry H. Becker was arrested and brought before Justice Schoonover Tuesday on the charge of violating the compulsory law that provides that all children... — Updated 5/8/2020


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