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Warnick, Schoesler get lifetime memebership

State Senator Mark Schoesler (9th District) and Representative Judy Warnick (13th District) were awarded Honorary Life Memberships by the Columbia Basin Development League during their conference and annual meeting held in Moses Lake last month....

 

Community Thanksgiving popular option

Thirty-six people attended the third annual community Thanksgiving dinner last week at the Old Town Hall in Odessa. The dinner is sponsored by the Odessa Masonic lodge members who provide the turkey...

 

Vet Cemetery wreath-laying 12/14

The year 2013 will mark the 22nd anniversary of the Worcester Wreath Company donating Maine wreaths to adorn the headstones of the Nation’s veterans at Arlington National Cemetery. In addition to wreaths destined for Arlington, Worcester Wreath wil...

 

Inside the ASR laboratory

As state and national STEM standards continue to evolve, so must our methods for teaching science, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). At Odessa High School, one of the research models is a year-long course entitled Advanced STEM Research (or ASR...

 

December ag surveys due

The December Agricultural Survey and County Agricultural Production Survey (CAPS) conducted by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) are designed to obtain crucial year-end production information that is important for...

 

Workers' comp rates to increase 2.7%

Premiums for workers’ compensation insurance next year will increase for the first time in three years, the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has announced. The average 2.7 percent rate increase for 2014 premiums is an increase of less than...

 
 By LISE OTT    Opinion    December 5, 2013

Advice from a Small Town Girl

The annual Quilt Club Christmas Dinner was held last night. This event has been going on for more years than I've lived here, and for those of us with the quilting bug, it's a lot of fun. Not to...

 

Rock Doc

When I was a younger and more sprightly woman, I spent part of my life investigating unusual hot springs in rural California. They were salty and quite stinky springs out in the middle of nowhere,...

 

WA to regain nine weeks of unemployment

The federal shutdown in October generated one dubiously positive result: it helped to lift the state’s unemployment rate enough to reactivate nine weeks of long-term unemployment benefits that were shut off in August. Currently in Washington,...

 

Letter to the Editor; Tired of the word "glitch"?

To the Editor: President Obama does have heart! He sneaked the Affordable Care Act past the hard-fighting Republicans with the help of some almost unbelievable circumstances. He did this by taking affordable insurance away from the majority of Americ...

 

Odessa, Canniwai Granges to host Christmas event, Dec. 13

The annual Christmas party co-hosted by the Odessa and Canniwai Granges will occur Friday, December 13, at 7 p.m. at the Old Town Hall in Odessa. This year's party will not include dinner, but will be a social event including coffee and dessert....

 

Micheal and Katy Ordway welcome Tyler Benjamin

Tyler was born October 29, 2013, to Michael and Katy (Nelson) Ordway in Spokane. He weighed nice pounds, and was 20.5 inches long. The family resides in Spokane. Katy is the daughter of Dennis Nelson...

 

Pastor's Corner; Rev. Bill Cox

Well here we are again, fast approaching the day that we celebrate the birth of our Lord and savior, Jesus. As we do, I know that most of us know and understand the true meaning of the season. I say "most of us" because there are some of our younger...

 

This Week in Odessa History

The Odessa Record of December 1924, in a report headlined “Holiday Season Is Drawing Near,” told of brisk sales in stores, the free distribution of Christmas trees and plans for church programs. With the moderation of the weather during the past...

 

Welcome to my Kitchen

Christmas and fruitcake seem inseparable. Some people love fruitcake, and others loathe the hefty loaves of candied fruit and nut-laden cake. The best fruitcakes feature just enough batter to hold the mixture together, and a lengthy soak in rum...

 

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...

 

Athlete of the week; Kaeli Shockley

Senior Kaeli Shockley, daughter of Summer Clark and Charles Shockley of Harrington, has been nominated as Titan AOW in girls basketball by Coach Kim Kruger. He states that she has been working...

 

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