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OMHC says farewell, happy retirement

ODESSA – "This isn't goodbye, this is see you again soon," say the administration and staff of the Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center, as three exemplary long-term employees start... — Updated 8/19/2021

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Grant County event connected to COVID-19 outbreaks

Grant County, WA – Grant County Health District is reporting a multi-county COVID-19 outbreak associated with the three-day Watershed Music Festival, held in George, Wash. on July 30, 2021 – August 1, 2021. Cases have been... — Updated 8/19/2021

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Arrests made in connection with vehicle theft case

ODESSA – On July 21, 2021, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies Dain Harden and Jon Evans were dispatched to a vehicle theft in progress at Govan Road North and Obrien Road East. Upon arrival, Harden and Evans found that the... — Updated 8/19/2021

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Award-winning journalism

Members of the Free Press Publishing family of newspaper writers, photographers and graphic artists have won one or more awards in the following divisions of the 2021 Better Newspapers Contest: advertising, special sections, news,... — Updated 8/12/2021

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Schlomer promoted to senior airman

MALSTROM AFB, Mont.– Casey Schlomer, a graduate of Odessa High School in 2016, now has tangible proof from the U.S. Air Force of her promotion to the rank of senior airman. She... — Updated 8/5/2021

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Christian Music Freedom Festival a success

ODESSA – The 2021 downtown Odessa Christian Music Freedom Festival, sponsored by Rolling Thunder Pizza and benefiting the local Odessa Guitar Ministry for Kids, was held July 24 in downtown Odessa. The festival began in 2019 and... — Updated 8/5/2021

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Local church doubles as film studio

ODESSA – Elizabeth Hayashi, daughter of Pastor Jon and Michelle Hayashi is studying filmmaking at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, Calif. Now home in Odessa for the summer, she calls upon a number of Odessa residents to be... — Updated 8/5/2021

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Board passes $5 million school budget

ODESSA – The Board of Directors of Odessa School District #105 met in the high school library (also available via ZOOM) on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, preceded by a workshop in the district office at 5:30 p.m. to discuss staffing... — Updated 8/5/2021

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Nearly 3 tons of hay stolen

RITZVILLE – Police are looking for assistance in finding the thieves that stole approximately 5,000 pounds of hay last week from the Wheatland Community Fairgrounds. Chief Dave... — Updated 8/5/2021

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OTH wins $68,000 from Lowe's centennial

ODESSA – The Old Town Hall Rejuvenation Society is thrilled to be one of the 100 impact projects that are the cornerstone of 100 Hometowns, an initiative to celebrate Lowe's... — Updated 7/29/2021

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Air quality health advisory in effect

GRANT COUNTY, WA – The Grant County Health District has issued an air advisory as a result of wildfire smoke effecting the air quality in Grant County and across Washington State. The smoke is not expected to clear in the... — Updated 7/29/2021

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Area college students make honor rolls

Ashley Roper of Harrington has earned a place on the Spokane Falls Community College honor roll for spring quarter 2021. Students must earn a grade point average of 3.0 or higher to be on the honor roll. Christopher Wyatt of... — Updated 7/21/2021

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Plastic bags banned as of October 1

OLYMPIA – Washingtonians will begin to see fewer plastic bags littering the state’s roadsides, parks, and streams beginning Oct. 1 when the statewide plastic bag ban goes into effect. The bag ban prohibits the distribution of... — Updated 7/21/2021

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Canada to open border to vaccinated Americans

VICTORIA, British Columbia — The border closure between British Columbia and Washington will be lifted for some U.S. residents beginning Aug. 9. Canada will allow vaccinated Americans into the country, provided they have been... — Updated 7/21/2021


Our nation's independence

This Sunday, our nation celebrates Independence Day. And on this 245th birthday of our United States, it’s important to take time to remember why we mark July 4. Sure we celebrate the holiday with barbecues and fireworks,... — Updated 7/1/2021

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Odessa School Board Meeting

ODESSA – The Board of Directors of Odessa School District #105 met in the high school library and via ZOOM on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 6 p.m., preceded by a workshop in the district office at 5:30 p.m. for discussions... — Updated 7/1/2021

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Odessa FBLA project among 125 finalists

ODESSA – "The Old Town Hall has been the focus of Odessa's FBLA chapter over the past four years," says FBLA advisor Terri King. Working with the Town of Odessa and the Old Town... — Updated 7/1/2021

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Nelson selected for LEAP committee

ODESSA – Grace Nelson, the daughter of Jeff and Jamie Nelson of Odessa, is one of eight incoming high school juniors from around the state of Washington recently selected by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association... — Updated 6/24/2021

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Fireworks sales begin June 28, 2021

Olympia – Sale of consumer fireworks begins June 28, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. and ends on July 5, 2021, at 9:00 p.m. A state license is required, along with a local permit, to operate a fireworks stand in Washington. The Washington... — Updated 6/24/2021

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Second semester honor roll

ODESSA – At Odessa Jr.-Sr. High School, a student must have a grade-point average of 3.50-4.00 to be on the honor roll, and honorable mention requires a grade-point average of 3.25-3.49. Grade values are based on the state... — Updated 6/15/2021

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Covid spike prompts week of remote learning

ODESSA – Odessa School Superintendent Dan Read reported that the district had a spike in positive COVID cases over the past two weeks, with a total of 14 positive cases. The district therefore returned to remote learning for... — Updated 6/3/2021

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New pump station opens northeast of Warden

WARDEN – A new pump station seven miles northeast of the city will provide irrigation water to nearly 10,500 acres of farmland. The EL 47.5 station was dedicated Thursday... — Updated 6/3/2021

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Masquers Theater in Soap Lake reopens

SOAP LAKE – Masquers Theater is back, as director Jesse Huntwork presents the first show in over a year! The reopening features Noel Coward's comedy "Present Laughter"! This lighthearted comedy is about an aging actor (Greg... — Updated 5/27/2021

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Car Show coming this weekend

The Record HARRINGTON –Harrington's Ninth Annual Car Show will be held Saturday, May 15, 2021, in honor of its founder, Allen Barth, who passed away in 2017. This car show has continued to grow yearly due to the generous... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Special board meeting on legislative issues

ODESSA – The Board of Directors of Odessa School District #105 met in the high school library on Wednesday, April 28, at 6 p.m. The meeting was also available via ZOOM. The board also held a workshop in the district office at... — Updated 5/6/2021


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