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Ken Schutz takes statewide principal leadership role

Ken Schutz, principal of Odessa K-12 Schools (Odessa School District), was selected as the president-elect of the Washington Association of Secondary School Principals (WASSP).... — Updated 11/15/2012


Bell tower gets updated at Christ Lutheran Church

Christ Lutheran Church had repairs made to its bell tower this week Monday. Marlon Schafer donated the use of his cherry-picker truck, so workmen could install a shield to hold the... — Updated 11/15/2012


O-H Titan volleyball team gets the sixth-place trophy

The Odessa-Harrington Titan girls volleyball team took 6th place at the state tournament held in Yakima’s Sun Dome Friday and Saturday, November 9 and 10. The Titans first game... — Updated 11/15/2012


Top-ranked LC Patriots send O-H Titans to the showers

The undefeated Liberty Christian Patriots of Richland defeated the Titans football team to knock them out of the playoffs leading up to the championship game. The score was 90-26.... — Updated 11/15/2012


Tribute: Larry J. Widmer

Larry J. Widmer died November 9, 2012, in Dallas, Texas. He was born August 7, 1934 in Spokane, Wash. to Alfred Widmer and Esther Haase. He was a graduate of North Central High... — Updated 11/15/2012


Tribute: Lillian Grace (Bailey) Lubold

Lillian Lubold, age 91, passed away November 1, 2012 at Valley Good Samaritan Day Spring Unit, Greenacres, WA. She was born October 13, 1921 on the Isle of Que on the Susquehanna... — Updated 11/15/2012


General election update

The results of the November 6 general election were last updated on November 9, 2012. With 46 precincts reporting and registered voters totaling 7,059, the total ballot count was 5,904. The next ballot count will be on November... — Updated 11/15/2012


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... — Updated 11/15/2012


WAWG, Ritzville WH Co. receive Awards

The state of Washington’s highest environmental honors went to the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) and the Ritzville Warehouse Company last night at the Tri-State Grain Growers Convention in Coeur d’Alene. The... — Updated 11/15/2012


Emergency Response Center in Sprague breaks ground

The official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Sprague Emergency Response Center took place Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 124 Old Airport Road in Sprague. “After years of planning and financial support from the community,... — Updated 11/15/2012


Voting urged by 12/3 in FSA county committee elections

Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced that the 2012 FSA county committee elections process began on Monday, November 5, with the mailing of ballots to eligible voters. The deadline to return them to... — Updated 11/15/2012

 By Duane Pitts    School

How to be a superstar student, part 10

Sometimes when the research is done and the paper turned in, you have a speech to give about the research. Michael Geisen offers advice about good presentations. Here are his major points. Your speech opening needs to convince the... — Updated 11/15/2012


O-H Athletic Booster Club annual citrus sale on now

The Odessa-Harrington Athletic Booster Club’s 10th annual citrus fruit sale is currently in full swing. Funds raised will continue to go toward the support of school-related athletic programs. As in recent years, previous... — Updated 11/15/2012


Tri-State Grain Growers hold convention in Coeur d'Alene

With the goal of educating farmers about the issues that will affect their operations in the years ahead, the Tri-State Grain Grower Convention invited a slew of controversial speakers to their annual convention at the Coeur... — Updated 11/15/2012


National Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ statement on diabetes awarness: On November 14, World Diabetes Day, we unite with individuals living with diabetes, their families, advocates and health care professionals to... — Updated 11/15/2012


This Week in Odessa History

Several sites were considered for Odessa’s airport before the present location was chosen in the 1950s. Small airplanes occasionally landed in Odessa ever since the days of World War I. The field west of Odessa Cemetery was one o... — Updated 11/15/2012


Tribute: Esther A. Gardner

Esther A. Gardner died peacefully October 9, 2012, at her home in Sonoma CA., where she had lived since 1991. She is survived by her daughter Janet Kirby, one sister Gertrude Glanzman, numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand... — Updated 11/15/2012

 By Lise Ott    Opinion

Advice from a small town girl

Thank God. I mean that most sincerely, and it’s an appropriate sentiment to be sandwiched between Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving. I’m actually grateful more often than that,... — Updated 11/15/2012


Weekly grain report

Byron Behne watches the grain markets for the Odessa Union Warehouse. 11/8/12: There’s another monthly supply-and-demand report out tomorrow, and it seems like it will be hard to be anything but bearish. Wheat and corn exports... — Updated 11/15/2012


The EPA's new mandate: Pump grass, not gas

If you think the government is penalizing – or is it taxing? – people for not buying health insurance is bad, at least there are health insurance companies actually selling coverage. By contrast, the Environmental Protection... — Updated 11/15/2012

 By Bryan Golden    Opinion

Thanksgiving: So much to be thankful for

Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of the good things you have. Even with all of the uncertainty and turmoil in the world, you have so much to... — Updated 11/15/2012


Scouting for food helps the Odessa Food Bank deliver

Odessa Cub Scout Pack #784 went Scouting for Food last Saturday, driving around Odessa picking up the bags of food that residents of the town placed on their porches. The Odessa Food Bank receives the groceries and adds them to... — Updated 11/14/2012


71st annual Turkey Carnival Saturday

The Odessa Lions Club’s 71st annual Turkey Carnival is coming this weekend, on Saturday, November 17 to be exact. Club members have been out selling tickets for the more than 50... — Updated 11/14/2012


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