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 By Jon Hayashi    Community

The Odessa Community Ministerial Association says; "Thank-You!"

On behalf of the OCMA I want to thank the entire community of Odessa for all your generous help, donations, prayers and participation throughout the 2019 year. As many of you well... — Updated 1/18/2020

 By Laura Estes    Community

Hand in hand; winter and hot home-cooked meals

Winter weather and hot meals go together. Meatloaf, casseroles, soups and stews, top the list of requested recipes, whether one is using a conventional range, slow-cooker or insta-p... — Updated 1/18/2020

 By Pat Gamache    Community

In for the fight of his life vs. liver disease

[Editor’s note: Pat Gamache of Odessa continues the story of his dealings with the medical profession and battles with addiction and illness. Our December 19/26 issue in 2019 left off with Pat coming out of his shell and making... — Updated 1/18/2020 Full story

 By Laura Estes    Community

Clean out the pantry for a fresh new start in 2020

December holidays have come and gone, and now we are in the new year 2020. Resolutions have been made and maybe one of yours is to prepare more home cooked meals. My hope in... — Updated 1/18/2020



Arley Bischoff Lee Bramer H.P. (Pete) Carstensen III Lloyd Case Delores (Schorzman) Cook Nancy (Schorzman) Deife Carol (Walter) Evavold Ray A. Garrett Virginia (Horst) Giese Justin Goetz Lynn (Smith) Goetz Dolores (Heckel) Graedel... — Updated 1/18/2020

 By Laura Estes    Community

Welcome to My Kitchen

Christmas is coming! Programs, concerts and parties fill days, along with gift shopping, and celebration meal planning. Meanwhile, in all this, the family needs to eat three meals... — Updated 1/18/2020

 By Pat Gamache    Community

In for the fight of his life

[Editor's note: Pat Gamache of Odessa continues the story of his dealings with the medical profession and battles with addition and illness. Last week's issue left off with Pat hearing a song on the radio that prompted him to find... — Updated 1/3/2020

 By Pat Gamache    Community

In for the fight of his life

[Editor’s note: Pat Gamache of Odessa continues the story of his dealings with the medical profession and battles with addiction and illness. His earlier submission ran in the 2019 issues of October 10, 17 and 24.] I saw a... — Updated 12/15/2019

 By Pat Estes    Community

He will be Immanuel which means, "God with us."

December is the month in which we celebrate not only the birth of the long awaited messiah, but also the foundational fact of Christianity that the second person of the Trinity became fully human while in no way ceasing to be the... — Updated 12/6/2019

 By Laura Estes    Community

Childhood favorites plus one maybe two more

December is the month for stocking up on baking supplies. Stores offer many items on sale for the season. It is the best time to purchase spices, as even on sale they can be quite... — Updated 12/6/2019

 By Laura Estes    Community

Holidays are upon us, what's your meal plan?

Thanksgiving Day is one week away. If you are the head cook for your family celebration, you may be planning how you will pull it together. Delegating salads and other side dishes t... — Updated 11/24/2019


Veterans honored for service to country

The Veterans Day dinner sponsored by VFW Post #7395 and American Legion Post #105 was held Monday evening in the social hall of Heritage Church. Legion member Bob Kissler was emcee... — Updated 11/15/2019


Wenatchee Homecoming Queen is Charly Plinski

Charly Plinski was crowned Homecoming Queen on Friday night of last week for Wenatchee High School. Charly is a senior at Wenatchee High, a 4A school of more than 2800 students.... — Updated 11/4/2019


New part-timer at The Record

Joseph Silva has joined The Record staff to help us get the paper labeled and stuffed once it has come back to Odessa from our printer in Ephrata. Although he works only one day... — Updated 10/23/2019

 By Laura Estes    Community

Fall weather, what are your favorite recipes?

Fall weather has ended production in most Odessa gardens. Time to use up the last fruits and vegetables you braved the cold wind to rescue before the killing frost. My mother would... — Updated 10/14/2019


Fantasy, espionage and female spies of world war

Kay Kenyon will appear at the Odessa Library on Saturday, October 12 at 1 p.m. to sign her latest work and chat about women who worked undercover during the world wars. Although we know the names of only a few of them, these... — Updated 10/6/2019

 By Laura Estes    Community

Garden+early fall bounty=multiple ideas for delicious, home-cooked meals

Deutschesfest is in the books for another year, and most of us have had our fill of German food for awhile. During all this festivity, the late peaches and tomatoes have ripened,... — Updated 10/3/2019


Need a reason to celebrate? Try these

Did you know September 13 is World Sepsis Day? I know I didn’t. I wasn’t even aware sepsis needed a worldwide day of recognition. In fact, Monday, September 9, was Wonderful... — Updated 9/16/2019


Which Kuchen are you cooking in your kitchen?

Deutschesfest is less than a week away. Many have already baked Kuchen, strudel and other German treats in preparation for the Odessa Historical Society Bake Sale and Fest Platz vendor sales. New this year on the outdoor stage is... — Updated 9/16/2019

 By Laura Estes    Community

A couple thibngs you have to try. From tomato cake to zuchinni pie.

Eat dessert first, save room for dessert. Summer brings an abundance of zucchini, many getting a little large for savory main and side dishes. Just the right size to grind for... — Updated 9/1/2019


Fest updates

Cabbage rolls were made August 8 by members of Heritage Church. Kraut ranzas were made by members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in early August. Pickles are being finished this week... — Updated 9/1/2019

 By Laura Estes    Community

Young newbie chefs make mac and cheese

Mac-n-Cheese, a favorite of most kids and many adults, and a staple side dish on most southern cooking menus, has increased in popularity nation wide. Often, one of the first... — Updated 8/15/2019


Annual potluck and softball event dodges rainstorm

The annual potluck dinner, with burgers and hot dogs supplied by the Odessa Community Ministerial Association, followed by softball, came close to being rained out, but turned out... — Updated 8/15/2019 Full story


Saying good-bye to a beloved friend

Her name was Ollie (short for Olivia), and she came into our lives seven years ago in the summer of 2012. She was half poodle, half shih tzu. She was small, blonde, puppy-like and... — Updated 8/8/2019


Happenings around town this week

Thursday, August 1: Senior Meals at Old Town Hall, noon. Twelve Step Program - Odessa Group, in Heritage Church basement, 7-8 p.m. Solution Twelve Step Program at Soul Cafe, 109 W. Main, Ritzville, 7-8 p.m. Stay Active and... — Updated 8/5/2019


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