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Fest won't happen this year without lots more volunteers

Fest is fast approaching, and volunteers are desperately needed. This call seems to go out every year about this time. The office staff at the firm of Leffel, Otis & Warwick has organized the bed...

 

Summer reading event ends with treasure hunt

The Odessa Friends of the Library completed seven weeks of the summer reading program "Dig into Reading" at the Odessa Public Library. Each week featured a different subject, such as: big equipment th...

 

School registration next week

This week’s edition includes our back-to-school page, coming out somewhat earlier this year due to the way the calendar dates fall. Registration will take place next week, August 14 and 15, at school, and the first day of school for students will...

 

School board approves cost-of-living raises

The Odessa School Board met Tuesday, July 30, in the high school library to approve a three percent cost-of-living raise provided by the legislature for the superintendent, principal, business manager, human resources director, facilities director...

 

Summer fun almost over

It is that time of year again when the lazy days of summer (who has those anyway; we certainly don't) give way to the hectic late summer time of county fairs, back-to-school activities, preparation fo...

 
 By LISE OTT    Opinion    August 8, 2013

Advice from a small town girl

Recently, someone asked me to address (in this column) the issue of bringing more visitors to Odessa to shop in our retail establishments. Believe me, it’s not a topic foreign to me. Or to anyone...

 

Roc Doc

I recently pulled some weeds in my yard. Sometimes I’m glad to have a little simple work where I can see progress, even if the effects of my labor are only temporary. I can only do a little bit at a time, having to take it slow due to arthritic...

 

Letter to the Editor; Farm bill, SNAP and start of new trend passes

The House of Representatives and House Republican leadership recently took a bold step to separate the Farm Bill into farm policy and feeding programs (aka food stamps). When asked for a reaction, the most common answer in my farm community is...

 

Writer hazed by IRS

To the Editor: I certainly empathize with the people who have been hazed by the Obama I.R.S. I discovered the hard way that they do keep lists of people they don’t like. I sued the I.R.S. in 1974. I won and have been a target ever since. My...

 

Common Core part 7

National standards are nothing new; they have been in place at least since the 1950s. However, what the Common Core standards are doing to curriculum can best be explained by Nancy Carlsson-Paige of New York in an email to Susan Ohanion: “What is...

 

Math understanding key to sucess for girls in school

(StatePoint) An epidemic is sweeping the nation. Girls are at a disadvantage when it comes to success in math and science, and the future does not look bright if parents don’t act now. In the next ten years, 80 percent of all jobs will require...

 

This week in Odessa history

Area's car wrecks were numerous in early 1930's Pick up almost any issue of The Odessa Record from 1928 to 1933 and one of the headlines might well be “More Autos Wrecked here.” That was the headline on August 22, 1930, over a report of another...

 

Harrington News

New restaurant manager at Harrington Golf Club As of mid-June, the Harrington Golf and Country Club restaurant has come under new management. Harrington’s golf course has long been noted as one of...

 

Columbia County farmer fined for illegal field burning

Phillip Klein and Servi Dei Farms of Columbia County have been fined $10,000 by the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) for burning wheat stubble without an approved agricultural burning permit. Klein, owner and operator of Servi Dei Farms, bu...

 

Court 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 criminal or...

 

Locals in the limelight - Dee Deife

When I approached Dee Deife to ask her for an interview, without missing a beat she told me she needed to check her calendar to make certain she didn’t have any other interviews on Thursday. She...

 

Reps applaud passage of hydropower bill

U.S. 5th Congressional District Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and fellow Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO), authors of H.R. 267, the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act, applauded the unanimous approval of their bill in the U.S....

 

August fun in Lincoln County

There are lots of events taking place in Lincoln County for August. Check out their website for further details: www.visitlincolncountywashington.com Aug. 9 Solar Observation - NPS Spring Canyon Day Use Area: Ever wondered what the sun looks like: Co...

 

Mystery item identified

Our readers, and Wayne Frederick in particular, who brought in the unidentified mechanical part, will be pleased to know that someone has recognized the item featured on the front page of The Odessa...

 

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