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Articles from the June 16, 2011 edition

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Alumni banquet Saturday

The Odessa High School alumni banquet this Saturday will be the 75th anniversary of the event and will honor the classes of 1961 (50 years), 1971 (40 years), 1986 (25 years) and... — Updated ERROR


Pool ready, street repairs delayed

Public works department Public works employees reported that the pools at the Odessa Aquatic Recreation Center have been filled and are ready for the center’s opening on Sunday, June 19. Work on the decking has been completed,... — Updated ERROR


Fest proposals heard; still need committee chairmen

Odessa’s Chamber of Commerce entertained a proposal Tuesday from Midway Beverage of Moses Lake, the distributorship that currently carries Rocky Coulee Brewing Company products. They are vying with Odom Distributing to be the... — Updated ERROR

 By Don C Brunell    Opinion

Jobs for College Grads Growing at a Snail's Pace

Just as thousands of college graduates are walking across the stage to receive their diplomas, the U.S. Department of Labor announced frail May jobs figures. Unemployment ratcheted... — Updated ERROR

 By Lise Ott    Opinion

Advice from a small town girl

As of last Thursday, I’ve made a 10-pound dent in my 100-pound weight loss goal. Not without obstacles, however. I managed to deal with the Memorial Day weekend family potluck... — Updated ERROR


Letter to the Editor: Odessa friends saddened but forgiving

I was so sad as I read the paper this week. Yes, one of our citizens did wrong. I believe he should have to pay his crime, and he is. I also know he is not only paying for it through the judicial system, but he is paying for it... — Updated ERROR


Letter to the Editor: Too many wasting taypayers' money with foolish requests

In the June 2 sheriff's report, I saw where someone got a telephone call saying they had won a Mercedes and $1 million dollars, and they called 911 to have them check it out. What a waste of tax payers’ money. Remember, unless... — Updated ERROR


Letter to the Editor: Can Odessa once again be the prettiest town in Wash.

We recently visited Odessa on Memorial Day. The cemetery looked great, as did the city park. However, we can’t say the same about the streets with all the weeds growing on them and even on the sidewalks downtown. The front of... — Updated ERROR


Expanded Foreign Trade Zone includes Lincoln County

Last June the Port of Moses Lake approached Lincoln County Commissioners with an opportunity. The Port had been approved to expand its Foreign Trade Zone #203 (FTZ) to include counties within a 60-minute or 90-mile driving range.... — Updated ERROR


Area children on Medicaid to get preventive dental care

Lincoln County has established an Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) program, focusing on early prevention services and oral health education to low-income families with infants and children, 0-5, with the help of a grant... — Updated ERROR


This Week in Odessa History

In the early part of the 20th Century, observing the Fourth of July was the major celebration of the year. The one in 1915 apparently surpassed them all, up to that time. The... — Updated ERROR


Vacation Bible School (VBS) starting June 20 at CLC

VBS will be held at Christ Lutheran Church next week for children from four years of age to those who have just completed eighth grade. Daily sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon beginning Monday, June 20, and ending Friday, June 24.... — Updated ERROR


Frederick family together has 140 years of military service

When the Frederick family gathered recently for the funeral of their wife, mother, grandmother Vi Frederick, and again soon after for the Memorial Day holiday, they began comparing notes about how long various members had served... — Updated ERROR


Vacation Bible School still needs helpers for June 20-24

Odessa Ministerial Association volunteers are busy getting ready for Vacation Bible School, which opens Monday, June 20, at Christ Lutheran Church. This year’s theme is “Hometown Nazareth, where Jesus was a kid.” Organizers... — Updated ERROR


Auxiliary elects officers, plans Fathers' Day breakfast

The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post #7395 have announced their new officers for the 2011-2012 year. The new officers are as follows: President: Leora Nixon Vice President: Kathy Ratkowski Secretary: Shelly Dillard Treasurer: Karin... — Updated ERROR


Fisher makes dean's list

Kendall Fisher of Odessa qualified for the Pepperdine University Dean's List for the spring 2011 semester. To qualify for the honor, a student must rank in the top 10 percent of his or her class and have a grade point average of... — Updated ERROR


Pastors' Corner

Christ Lutheran Church In the Biblical account of Jesus’ last moments with his disciples prior to his ascension as recorded in the first chapter of the New Testament book of... — Updated ERROR

 By Lise Ott    Community

Kramer and 2001-2002 CCS golf team sent to Hall of Fame

Odessa native Scott Kramer, son of Myron and Marlene Kramer, has been inducted into the Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) Hall of Fame as a member of the CCS 2001-2002 Men’s... — Updated ERROR

 By Sam Read    School

Health and Fitness classes test mettle with hike

Thursday, June 9, the Odessa 5th, 6th and 7th-grade Health and Fitness classes embarked on the culminating project of their walking program. The classes were driven on an Odessa... — Updated ERROR


Reading royalty crowned

Reading awards were recently given to students at P. C. Jantz Elementary. The awards are chosen by the class teachers. Kindergarten: Joshua Valverde and Laela Hardung most improved; Collin Martin, Isaiah Chavez and Yvette Davey,... — Updated ERROR


Smedley ordained as priest, to celebrate St. Joseph Mass

Newly ordained Reverend Tyler Smedley will celebrate Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Odessa on Sunday, June 19, 2011, beginning at 10:30 a.m. A barbecue potluck luncheon is... — Updated ERROR


Odessa Aquatic Recreation Center will be open June 19

The Odessa Aquatic Recreation Center is ready to open this Sunday, June 19. The pool is open Tuesday through Sunday during the following hours: Open swim: 1 - 5 p.m. Night swim: 6 - 7:30 p.m. Adult swim: Tuesday through Thursday... — Updated ERROR


Notices of infraction will be issued

Town Marshal Mike Wren reports that the following individuals have not yet renewed their dog licenses for 2011 and need to do so by the close of business, Friday, June 24, 2011: Lori Austin, Mark Barglof, Darren Bowers, Karen... — Updated ERROR


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 r... — Updated ERROR


Creative Corner: How I Wish I Had A Magic Wand

If I had a magic wand, I'd wave it for all it’s worth, To purge all of the hate that plagues this hostile Earth! In the name of some religion, a war always seems to start! I'd give my magic wand a wave to vanquish evil from... — Updated ERROR


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