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Articles from the August 21, 2014 edition

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Pastor's Corner; Can you read?

St. Joseph Catholic Church "Of course," you say. But in all fairness, I didn't ask the whole question. After all, there are only so many words you can fit into the title of an artic... — Updated 8/20/2014


Storm downed trees in park and cemetery

Aug. 13, Mayor Paul Gilliland called to order the meeting of the city council with members Terry Howe, Rick Becker, Peter Davenport, Levi Schenk and Mike Cronrath present and Bunny... — Updated 8/20/2014


Street work begins, draws protests over tree removal

The Fourth Avenue street renewal project is proceeding according to plan. As stated in the call for bids published in The Odessa Record on July 3, 2014, the project is to... — Updated 8/20/2014


Loading train cars not as simple as one might think

Garrett Jensen and Brady Haase were working to load train cars with soft white winter wheat headed for Portland last week. These cars will be headed first to Spokane, then Pasco and eventually, Portland. Jensen said, “Once... — Updated 8/20/2014


Odessa baseball players back home after second-place win

As reported in our August 7 edition, two Odessa High School sophomores played in an international baseball tournament in Italy. Brad Johnston and Chance Messer have now returned... — Updated 8/20/2014


History of the Great Northern Railroad in Harrington - Part 3

Great Northern Railroad - Part 1, submitted by Marjorie Womach, was published on July 10 and Part 2 on July 17. Anyone interested in additional information on Northwest railroads may come to The Record office where we have several... — Updated 8/20/2014


Cabbage rolls ready for fest

Odessa's preparations for the upcoming Deutsches Fest, September 19, 20 and 21, are moving forward, as the groups providing homemade German food get together to assemble the dishes... — Updated 8/20/2014


Odessa Grain

The latest cash grain market here showed Soft White Wheat up at $6.13. Hard Red Winter is up at $6.64. DNS is up at $7.32. Barley is down at $148/ton.... — Updated 8/20/2014


Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthdays for Aug. 21: Daryl Holvermale. Aug. 22: Randy Walter, Jennifer Walter, Michael Jeske. Aug. 23: Carter Pitts, Ashley Ross, Barb Greenwalt, Jesse Scheller. Aug. 24: Vincent Wheeler, Tim DeWulf, Ezekiel Chavez. Aug. 25: Tom... — Updated 8/20/2014


Odessa Senior Menu

Wednesday, August 27: Lasagna, green beans, Caesar salad, chilled peaches, garlic bread, frosted cake. Thursday, August 28: Baked fish filet, twice baked potatoes, broccoli salad, glazed carrots, Oregon berries, ww roll, lemon... — Updated 8/20/2014


Use caution getting to school

The road construction project on 4th Avenue is going to have a major impact on traffic around the school until the road reopens. The school bus zone will be on the north side of the school, so there will be no parking on the south... — Updated 8/20/2014


Harvest down by a third

Harvest is over in the Odessa region, and according to market experts at both the Odessa Trading Company and the Odessa Union Warehouse, the crop this year is said to have been reduced by about one third compared to what farmers... — Updated 8/20/2014


Avista board okays dividend

On August 8, 2014, Avista Corp.’s (NYSE: AVA) board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.3175 per share on the company’s common stock. The common stock dividend is payable September 15, 2014, to shareholders of... — Updated 8/20/2014


Electric and gas rates to rise

Avista has announced that a full settlement agreement has been reached in its Washington electric and natural gas rate case. The company filed a general rate request February 4, 2014 to increase electric and natural gas base rates... — Updated 8/20/2014


Letter to the Editor; Business is not so good for some of us

To the Editor: I knew a lady who got into a home business in 1995. She was very successful in Texas. Then her marriage ended, and she had to put her toy aside and go to work for real. After two years, she became very sick and had... — Updated 8/20/2014


Oom Pas & Mas to play at Ritz Theatre

The Ritzville Downtown Development Association is proud to present the Oom Pas & Mas in concert on Saturday, August 23, at the Ritz Theatre. Doors will open at 7 p.m.; Oom Pas & Mas will step on stage at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10... — Updated 8/20/2014


Letter to the Editor; Historical story hits close to home for this Record reader

To the Editor: The article about the Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ott Golden Anniversary was written by my mother Margaret (Snider) Wood. She was so happy that The Record printed her story, and I have a copy in my scrapbook. She loved... — Updated 8/20/2014


Organization offers seminar on resilience for ranchers

In light of the recent devastating fires and other challenges facing northwest ranchers, the Pacific Northwest Center for Holistic Management (PNCHM) presents a complimentary three-hour seminar on September 6, 2014 for ranchers... — Updated 8/20/2014

 By JEANNE GOETZ    Opinion

Our trip to Hawaii (almost)

On our 25th wedding anniversary, Tom and I had decided to be brave and fly to Hawaii, though neither of us like flying, especially over the ocean. Our plans began to grow. We saved our money. When was the best time to go? When was... — Updated 8/20/2014


Volunteers needed for youth activities

We are currently looking for volunteers to run the Youth Garden. Several of the kid-friendly events that we had lined up have backed out or are too expensive. The youth garden may be our only kid friendly option.Our plan is to... — Updated 8/20/2014


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... — Updated 8/20/2014

 By PEARSON BURKE    Opinion

Market Perspective

By PEARSON BURKE Wheat markets continue to consolidate. On the charts, Chicago wheat has formed a double bottom; we will see if that holds. If so, then the downtrend has been broken and at least a sideways pattern can be expected.... — Updated 8/20/2014


Letter to the Editor; Values and character of Truman better than Clinton

What a difference 50 years can make in the life of a former president. Harry Truman went from being the most powerful man in the world to basically being a pauper who had to borrow money to pay his bills. He received no support... — Updated 8/20/2014


This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago From the Odessa Record August 20, 1914 The Great Northern has come up with a novel advertising idea. Its boxcars carry a circular sign containing in its center a picture of a mountain goat at the crest of a snow... — Updated 8/20/2014


Harrington News

The Harrington Opera House Society met for their monthly meeting, opened by President Mark Stedman and attended by Sheryl Stedman, Becky and Stephen Hardy, Carol, Edwin and Bunny Haugan, Billie and Gordon Herron, D. P. Charlton,... — Updated 8/20/2014


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