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Odessa awarded grant for $171,470

The Washington State Transportation Improvement Board has awarded the town of Odessa the sum of $171,470 for the installation of sidewalks on First Street from Fourth Avenue to Marjorie Street. The...

 

2,676 children on ECEAP waiting list

The Washington State Association of Head Start and ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) will convene its top leaders in Tukwila to discuss the upcoming legislative session and talk to key early learning leaders. The group will...

 

Christmas Fest fills community center

Odessa's Christmas Fest last week Wednesday at the community center was well attended by folks from the town and the surrounding area. Each of the vendors attending the Fest donated an item to be used...

 

Dent appointed to board

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, has been appointed to the Washington State Horse Park Authority board by Dan Hoch, Director of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. The 112-acre horse park is located in Cle Elum and serves the...

 

Don't fall for rampant scams

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office and Royal City Police are investigating three complaints of fraudulent phone calls from an 800 number. The caller claims to be from the Grant PUD and requests the person called immediately send money or have their...

 

'Hour of Code' offered to all

On Thursday evening, December 10, from 6 to 7 p.m., the Odessa High School Computer Science students are hosting a global event entitled, “The Hour of Code.” It is free and the entire community is invited. No experience necessary! All ages are...

 

Letter to the Editor: Holiday board too empty says local reader of The Record

To the Editor: I am sad to see that the Lions Club Christmas Board has so few names on it. It is only $10 to have your family name put on there for this holiday season. The Lions Club does so many wonderful things for this community. I use the board...

 

An invitation to join senior meals and the Primetimers

Hello everyone! It’s wintertime again. The time of year everyone stays inside. After awhile don’t you get tired of looking at the same four walls? If you do, please come join us at the Old Town Hall on a Wednesday or Thursday at noon for lunch,...

 
 By Lise Ott    Opinion    December 10, 2015

Do you hear what I hear?

I have had the privilege (and great pleasure) of being allowed to participate in the community Christmas cantata this year. I haven’t been able to sing with a group for several years now and had...

 

Harrington news

Harrington Christmas bazaar And what to my amazement was all that commotion and clatter; I rose from my seat and raced into the streets to see what was the matter. Sirens, more and louder sirens,...

 

Varsity basketball teams get rocky start to season

The Odessa-Harrington boys and girls varsity basketball teams had a rough start to the season when they both suffered losses their first two games. The first games on Friday were against Liberty. The...

 

Titan teams lose non-league Tues. games to Davenport

Both the girls and boys Titan varsity basketball teams suffered their third losses of the season, this time at the hands of the Davenport Gorillas Tuesday night in Davenport. Lanessa Simon led the Titan girls in points with 14 out of the 20 scored,...

 

Football awards banquet closes out 2015 season

The 2015 varsity football awards banquet was held last Thursday evening, December 3, and with eight awards there was plenty of reason to celebrate. Sage Elder took home four of the eight awards: Mr....

 

Ask Dr. Universe

Hi, there. I’m Dr. Universe. Wendy Sue Universe, that is. Ever since I was a kitten, I’ve been digging in the dirt, gazing at the stars, exploring new places and searching for answers to questions about our world. Still, some people are...

 

Free boating education class by Grant Co. Marine Unit

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit will offer a free Boating Education Course this coming Saturday, December 12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Moses Lake Substation, 1274 Lowry Street. The course is free and no registration...

 

Clark Miller

Clark Miller (77) was born October 5, 1938, to Fred and Katherine (Gies) Miller in Ritzville.He was raised in Odessa through 10th grade and graduated from Davenport High School in 1956. Clark married...

 

Shirley Swartz

Swartz, Shirley M. (88) passed away on November 24, 2015 in Spokane. She was born June 18, 1927 in Mohler, WA to Donald and Lorena (Kupers) Hawkins. She attended school in Harrington, WA and married...

 

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago From The Odessa Record December 10, 1915 Hardware block going up rapidly. A week of favorable weather has enabled the force of men engaged on Odessa Hardware Co.’s new block now under construction, to make remarkable progress since ou...

 

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 report possible...

 

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