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Students named to college honor rolls

Laela Hardung of Odessa has earned a place on the Spokane Falls Community College honor roll for fall quarter 2021. Students must earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher to be on the honor roll. SFCC offered its congratulations on this... — Updated 1/19/2022

 
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School board holds final meeting of 2021

ODESSA – The Odessa school board met for a workshop in the district office on Dec. 16 to discuss the superintendent and staffing considerations, then adjourned to the high school library for its regular monthly meeting. Present... — Updated 12/22/2021

 
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Local partnership initiative launches program to create rural remote jobs

Spokane – The Washington Rural Initiative, a partnership between the Washington State University Extension and the AWB Institute with support from Avista and STCU, is a specialized training program designed to help rural... — Updated 12/16/2021

 
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Nurse pleads guilty to drug tampering

SPOKANE – The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern Dist. of Washington has reported that Esther Rae Tuller, age 40, of Moses Lake, has pleaded guilty to tampering with morphine medication while working as a registered nurse.... — Updated 12/10/2021

 
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Senate Bill 5487 to encourage school consolidation

WENATCHEE – Sen. Brad Hawkins would like to see fewer small districts in the state. On Monday, Dec. 6, the Wenatchee Republican pre-filed Senate Bill 5487 to entice small school districts to consolidate or merge with larger neigh... — Updated 12/8/2021

 
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FBLA's Operation December to Remember

ODESSA – Odessa High School's FBLA chapter is working to bring the spirit of Christmas to Odessa by completing nine operations that spread kindness and joy throughout the... — Updated 12/8/2021

 
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Broadband funding includes Odessa

DAVENPORT – Washington State’s Public Works Board awarded Lincoln County a broadband construction grant in the amount of $4,162,072. Lincoln County's goal is to build off continued momentum to provide open access rural... — Updated 12/8/2021

 
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School board sets levies, hires staff

ODESSA – The Odessa School Board met Nov. 23 in the district office at 5:30 p.m. for a workshop to discuss the search for a new superintendent to replace retiring Dan Read and other staffing issues, then at 6 p.m. moved to the... — Updated 12/2/2021

 
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Hospital Auxiliary cookbooks for sale

ODESSA – Beginning with mimeographed pages that were hand-stapled, the Odessa Memorial Hospital Auxiliary published their first cookbook called “Over the Party Line.” Through the years, the Auxiliary continued to put together... — Updated 11/24/2021

 
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Odessa FFA competes in Moses Lake

ODESSA – The team of Kaedin Schorzman, Nathan Melcher and Holden Iverson placed fourth in the state FFA tractor-driving competition and Nathan Melcher placed sixth as an... — Updated 11/24/2021

 
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Quilt Club schedules springtime events

ODESSA – Fronen Steppdecker, The Odessa Quilt Club, held their annual meeting November 1. Officers elected for the coming year are: President Deb Keeley, Vice-President Dana Matthews, Co-Secretaries Lise Ott and JoEllen Wollman a... — Updated 11/17/2021

 
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Odessa Chamber gears up for new year

ODESSA – Laura Estes reports that the Odessa Chamber of Commerce met Nov. 9 after members relocated to the Fellowship Hall at Christ Lutheran Church (after discovering that the floor at the Old Town Hall was still in the curing p... — Updated 11/17/2021

 
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News Briefs

Local named athlete of the week Melloney Deife, daughter of Dalles and Suzie Deife of Odessa, is the Athlete of the Week selected by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association for 1B volleyball a week ago. Football wins... — Updated 11/17/2021

 
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S.A.I.L. classes starting back up again in Odessa

ODESSA – Aging is associated with physical, psychological and social changes that impact functionality and independence, and predispose human beings to diseases and conditions that make them susceptible to death. One of these... — Updated 11/11/2021

 
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News Briefs

Superior Court Judge Barkdull recuses self from auditor case DAVENPORT – Lincoln County Superior Court Judge Jeff Barkdull recused himself from presiding over a case against the Lincoln County Auditor’s Office and auditor... — Updated 10/28/2021

 
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This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago Oct. 28, 1921 Catholics buy cemetery site. The Odessa Catholic church has purchased from Joss. Reitner, two acres and a half of land just west of the Odessa cemetery, of which F.L. Kucera is now drafting a plat for a... — Updated 10/28/2021

 
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Sheriff's pre-trial pushed to February

DAVENPORT – Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers' pre-trial date concerning the three criminal charges he is facing has been pushed to Feb. 9, 2022 at 1:30 p.m., according to Lincoln County District Court. The pre-trial had origina... — Updated 10/25/2021

 
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Booster Club annual auction is Oct. 23

ODESSA – The Odessa Athletic Booster Club holds its fourth annual dinner and auction next week on Saturday, October 23, at the Odessa Community Center. A social hour beginning at... — Updated 10/13/2021

 
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Old Town Hall renovation update

ODESSA – Kysar Mechanical of Davenport installed wiring and new schoolhouse-style light fixtures, supplied compliments of Lowe's, just in time for the Odessa High School... — Updated 10/7/2021

 
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Corrections

A couple of errors appeared in our Deutschesfest supplement this year. In the Schwarzenbeeren Kuchen recipe, 1 cup heavy whipping cream was left out of the list of ingredients. In the Mennonite Country Auction story, two days were... — Updated 9/23/2021

 
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Commerce awards millions for infrastructure projects needed in 20 rural communities

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced 20 rural cities, towns and counties will receive a total of more than $11.4 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for 2021. The 22... — Updated 9/23/2021

 
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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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