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 By MARJORIE WOMACH    News    March 19, 2015

Harrington News

Harrington City Council met on March 11, at 7:30 p.m. at city hall with four councilmen present: Peter Davenport, Mike Cronrath, Rick Becker and Levi Schenk. Mayor Paul Gilliland opened the meeting. Others in attendance included Bunny Haugan, Scott...

 

Niel N. Lobe

Neil N. Lobe was born on March 20, 1950 in Ritzville to Leo and Viola Lobe. He grew up in Odessa and graduated from Odessa High School in 1968; he then attended college and graduated with a degree in mechanics. Neil married Colleen Haase on...

 

Dr. Universe

Dear Dr. Universe: Where does dirt come from? - Brian, student from Pullman, Wash. In just a word, the story of soil goes something like this: “CLORPT!” It’s fun to say, and it helps explain how tough rock turns into the soft soil farmers need...

 

Holy Week and Easter schedules

At Christ Lutheran Church on Mar. 25, the soup and bread supper will be at 6:15 p.m. with service to follow at 7 p.m. The service will be titled “Forgiving.” Palm Sunday Service, Mar. 29 will be at 10:30 a.m. On Apr. 2, Maundy Thursday, Holy...

 

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago From The Odessa Record March 18, 1915 Mayor Kemp designated two days as the annual clean up days for Odessa, when all residents are asked to clean up all rubbish about their residences and business places and deposit it in receptacles...

 

Odessa school presents Westward Whoa!

Westward Whoa! This fast paced musical/comedy is filled with a stable of goofy characters: Our hero, Chuck Wagon, our sweet heroine, Candy Cane and the villainous Smiling Slade. When the wagon train breaks down outside of the town of Vinegar Bottle,...

 

Leroy Kuest

Editors note: Due to corrections supplied by the family after printing on March 5, 2015, we are printing this again. Leroy Kuest died Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Rockwood at Hawthorne care center. Born in Odessa on August 25, 1918, he was the...

 

Bonjour Odessa!

Part 2 of the continuing series of the adventures of Gerald and Barbara Greenwalt seeing Paris by riverboat tour. Day two in Paris: After another wonderful breakfast with Gerald having the buffet, of course, and me, the puff pancakes with powdered...

 

20th Quilt Til You Wilt event held under new lights at C.C.

The new lighting in the Community Center installed by the Chamber of Commerce, worked perfectly for quilting. About 100 people attending had ample space to spread out their projects, learn new techniques at the short workshops held throughout the...

 

The Healthiest Next Generation Initiative

The Washington Department of Health has recognized that Washington's future is dependent on the health of our children. Governor Jay Inslee launched the "Healthiest Next Generation Initiative" to help make our next generation the healthiest ever....

 

Church Services

Heritage Church 302 S. First Street, Odessa, WA 99159 Office: 509-982-2951 Rev. Jon Hayashi Sun.: 9 a.m. Sunday school- Adult and Youth 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 2p.m. Nursing home service Mon.: 7 p.m. Men’s Meeting Tue.: 10:30 a.m. Prayer Christ...

 

Power outage March 26/27

Nearly 690 Avista customers in the town of Odessa will experience a power outage from 10 p.m. Thursday, March 26, until 6 a.m. Friday, March 27. The outage is required for Avista crews to upgrade equipment in the substation at First Street and Duck...

 

Small business conference

Make time now to improve your community’s future by joining us in Odessa on April 17 for an economic development conference focused on rural regions just like ours. In an information packed six hours you will learn how to identify, encourage and...

 

EPA/DOE require cleanup of biodiesel plant

Stacey Rasmussen, manager for the Odessa Public Development Authority, didn’t know what she was in for when she met with people from the federal Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Ecology last week for a “routine inspection” of...

 

Westward Whoa! musical this Thurs./Fri.

Westward Whoa! This fast-paced musical comedy is filled with a stable of goofy characters: Our hero Chuck Wagon, our sweet heroine Candy Cane and the villainous Smiling Slade. When the wagon train breaks down outside of the town of Vinegar Bottle,...

 

Lincoln Co. Relay for Life

The annual kickoff event for the Lincoln County Relay for Life will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, at the Lincoln County Courthouse in the Commissioners’ Chambers. The kickoff is an opportunity for relay teams to register early for $75...

 

Juvenile arrested in attempted kidnapping

The 911 call on March 8, 2015 to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reporting an attempted child abduction at the city park in Sprague has led to the arrest on March 11 of a 15-year-old Sprague resident. The suspect was reported to have begun a...

 

Fun-filled Ladies Night Out brings out vendors, visitors

Folks from Odessa and outlying areas gathered at the Odessa Community Center last Friday for an evening of shopping and visiting. Vendors of homemade crafts and home-party-based items plied their wares, offered raffle tickets for gift items and...

 

March 28 Lincoln Day lunch to be held in Davenport

Fifth Congressional Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers will join Lincoln County Republicans at their annual Lincoln Day luncheon planned for Saturday, March 28. Keynote speaker will be Lt. Col. Allen B. West (U.S. Army, Retired), a former...

 

Letter to the Editor; Retired teacher proposes simple solution for ranking

To the Editor: Following the lead of Mercedes Schneider, I suggest the following approach be used for the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act as well as for education reform in this state: We can just rank states and schools therein by the par...

 

Odessa students shine at academic contest in Wilbur

Odessa students in grades 3 through 8 represented their town at the 2015 Bi-County Academic Contest held March 12 this year in Wilbur. The contest was attended by eight other Bi-County schools, with students competing in Spelling, Math, Speech and...

 

Premera/Blue Cross data breach affects millions across NW

Premera/Blue Cross has announced it has been the target of a major data breach. The breach affected Premera Blue Cross, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska and its affiliated companies, Vivacity and Connexion Insurance Solutions, Inc. It...

 

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthdays for March 19: April Strebeck, Ken Melcher. March 20: Jayne Arnson, Amber Zagelow, Gunner Smith, Katy Ryan, Marge Tebow, Dave Rardin. March 21: Brady Gies, Greg Haase, Vera Brooke Wolsborn. March 22: Lauren Crosby, Lacey Zwieg, Andrea...

 

The Weather

High Low Prec. S Mar. 12 62 42 .00 Mar. 13 65 34 .00 Mar. 14 69 36 .02 Mar. 15 62 46 .35 Mar. 16 62 31 .60 Mar. 17 57 32 .00 Mar. 18 50 35 .04 Yearly total to date 4.79 inches. Snow accumulation: .93 inches to date....

 

Odessa Grain

The latest cash grain market here shows Soft White Wheat down at $6.06. Hard Red Winter is down at $5.98. DNS is down at $8.03. Barley is down at 153.00....

 

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