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Harrington farmer recognized

Josh Steward, president of Steward Farms, Inc. in Harrington, is among visionaries being recognized nationally through a program called Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives, a search to identify and...

 

OTH sale moves to Spring Fling

The Old Town Hall Rejuvenation Society, at its March 1 meeting, agreed to reschedule the annual indoor yard sale to coincide with Spring Fling this April 29/30. Donations of items for sale will be accepted effective immediately, and a storage unit...

 
 By Nancy Floether    News    March 17, 2016

Silver anniversary of benefit wine tasting

In anticipation of the silver anniversary of the Odessa Healthcare Foundation’s annual wine tasting, microbrew sampling and auctions, I began reading past minutes and treasurer’s reports of the Odessa Healthcare Foundation’s meetings, as well...

 

Quilt Til You Wilt is Monday

More than 100 quilters from all across the state have pre-registered for the 21st annual Quilt Til You Wilt event put on by the Odessa Quilt Club. The event takes place Monday, March 21, at the Odessa Community Center. Quilting demonstrations will...

 

Letter to the Editor: Voting record of McMorris Rodgers criticized

What would an effective Congressional representative do to improve lives in the 5th District? Be available, answer letters personally, attend important rallies and EIS hearings concerning the oil and coal terminals, visit the homeless, attend City...

 

Letter to the Editor: And even more criticism

Time for the truth concerning Cathy McMorris Rodgers. She is part of the most dysfunctional Congress ever. She is paid $174,000 a year by us to work for the 5th district of Washington state. This is what she has done: voted over 60 times to stop all...

 

Letter to the Editor: Accolades to The Record

Enclosed please find my check for a two-year renewal of The Odessa Record. Although I left the area many years ago after growing up in Marlin, I still enjoy your newspaper. Thank you for what you do for small towns and for providing coverage for...

 

Letter to the Editor: A lesson in democracy

What is the difference between a caucus and a primary? Since the state of Washington has both this year, an explanation is needed. The following information from Washington state Secretary of State Kim Wyman should help: 1. Caucuses are run entirely...

 

This Week in Odessa History

The Odessa Record of March 17, 1916, included a front-page column on doings from 14 years prior. Since The Record has no archives from 1902, so we include it in this issue. Notes of interest to old...

 

AAA finds culture of indifference

About 87 percent of drivers engaged in at least one risky behavior while behind the wheel within the past month, according to latest research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. These unsafe behaviors include driving while distracted,...

 
 By Jeffery Wehr    School    March 17, 2016

Odessa High scientists earn awards

After an eight-hour day of continually presenting their research to experts in the field, the student scientists from the Advanced STEM Research Laboratory at Odessa High School exhibited their...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    March 17, 2016

Harrington news

Missionaries Sunday, March 6, the Harrington Church of the Nazarene hosted missionaries, Larry and Susan Weil, who have been on furlough from Mozambique nearly a year. They presented a slide show of their mission work and both spoke during the...

 

$4 million in grants for STEM

Washington STEM, in partnership with Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, has announced the first round of $4 million in grants to statewide schools, school districts, educational service districts, higher education...

 
 By Linda Goodman    News    March 17, 2016

City girl has small-town heart

It makes me sad when I hear teenagers say things like, “I can’t wait to move out of this town” or “It’s so boring here. I hate Odessa. There’s never anything to do.” It’s not the first...

 

Ask Dr. Universe

What is fire? Asked by Anish P., 10, Nepal. Dear Anish, There’s nothing like taking a little catnap by the fireplace, feeling the heat, watching the flames, and listening to crackling sounds. But until you asked, I wasn’t entirely sure what this...

 

Court Report

Sheriff's Report INCIDENT LOG Editor’s note: Most items in this section reflect the starting point for response by local police and emergency agencies. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office does not release names of individuals who report possible...

 

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