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Nine days with my family after nine years apart

It's just after 4:30 p.m. on June 27, and I am sitting in the crowded Phoenix airport with my mom Edith and daughter Kaitlyn, waiting for our 5:25 p.m. flight to Seattle to start boarding. We will be...

 

Valor quilts awarded at pre-4th red-white-blue quilt show

Valor quilts, made by JoEllen Wollman and Lise Ott, proprietors of Experience Quilts! in Odessa, their fellow quilters from Odessa and other nearby towns, were presented to two local military service...

 
 By Laura Estes    Community    July 4, 2019

Mini pizzas, pizza dough & chicken chimichangas

One thing can be said about Odessa weather of late, it’s changeable. The weather leading up to grain harvest is often like this. Shall I make salad or soup for the days meals? Will it be hot or...

 

Lathrop establishes a Guitar Ministry for Kids

Nate Lathrop has recently started a Guitar Ministry For Kids for the specific purpose of helping Odessa kids obtain guitars. Anything to help kids keep occupied with a wholesome activity, and perhaps...

 

Larson on Dean's List

Elizabeth Larson of Odessa has earned placement on the Gonzaga University Dean’s List for spring semester 2019. Students must earn a 3.5 to 3.84 grade-point average to be listed. Gonzaga University is a humanistic, private Catholic University...

 

More photos from 2019 Odessa High School reunion

We hope you enjoy these last few remaining pictures from the Alumni Banquet....

 
 By Laura Estes    Community    June 20, 2019

International fare from Scotland and Germany

Vacation Bible School has been happening this week. Some of the program focused on customs of other countries. I have a couple of recipes from countries of my own heritage to share with you. Raisin...

 

Alumni Banquet/Odessa Athletics Hall of Fame

The Alumni Banquet and Odessa Athletics Hall of Fame were well attended this year. Please take the time to look through the pictures on the photos page....

 

Vacation Bible School to be held June 17-21

Vacation Bible School or VBS will be held June 17-21 at Foursquare Church and Heritage Church in Odessa. Children from four years old up through completion of eighth grade are invited to attend. The program is funded through donations, so there is...

 

Keep smiling; make each day as good as it can be

To the Editor: As I grow older, I have learned to enjoy every second of every minute of life left, more than ever! The day is what you make of it! Listening to children with terminal illnesses can teach you a lot. Being a six-year survivor of liver...

 
 By Laura Estes    Community    June 6, 2019

Trout cassarole, blonde brownies & Flylady soup

Soup is a good choice for feeding a crowd any time of year, especially when made in a slow-cooker. The ease of putting everything in the crock early in the day, makes hospitality and meal time enterta...

 

Reminder: May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

To the Editor: May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and may my story inspire you to health. I lost a friend to undiagnosed skin cancer, and that event saved me. I started going to a dermatologist and in May 1990 I was diagnosed with a malignant melano...

 

Memorial Day services

Monday, May 27, Odessa Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7395 and Odessa American Legion Post #105 will perform Memorial Day services starting at the nursing home beginning at 10 a.m., followed by a service at the Odessa Cemetery Chapel at 11 a.m. The...

 

Help Charleigh attend educational program

"We were so impressed with Odessa High School student Charleigh Cornett when she came and spoke to us about her interest in a future in medicine, we wanted to do something to help her," say the...

 
 By Laura Estes    Community    May 23, 2019

Recipes for wild weather and rainy windy days

Wild weather, wind, a rain storm or two, has our systems confused about the seasons. It looks nice out, but when you open the door a cold wind hits. The world is green but chilly. Ange Hayes posted a...

 

FBLA Window in memory of Albert and Mollie Wolf

As the Odessa community and the FBLA chapter at Odessa High School celebrated completion of the Old Town Hall Window Campaign, this week's sponsorship was purchased in memory of Albert and Mollie...

 

National Hospital Week May 12-18

National Hospital Week this year is celebrated May 12-18. Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center (OMHC) prefers to call it “Healthcare Week” because the Center provides service far beyond hospital care and wishes to honor all those who dedicate their...

 
 By Linda Goodman    Community    May 9, 2019

Large family takes up residence on Fourth Ave.

A family of soon to be 15 members has recently taken up residence in the backyard of Tammy Tokas. A male and female quail have built a nest beneath Karen Carlson's (Tokas' sister) outdoor chimenea...

 

More Spring Fling pictures, news and info.

As a follow-up to last week's report on Spring Fling, the following information was provided regarding the car/bike/truck show. In the cars section, first place went to the 1955 Chevy Bel Air of...

 
 By Laura Estes    Community    May 9, 2019

Rhubarb & peach cake, berry baked french toast

Fresh strawberries and rhubarb has our mouth watering for all things summer. Blueberries and raspberries cannot be far behind. Though berries are available year round, shipped in from southern climate...

 

Free 'At the Heart of Care' events

ODESSA – The new Grand Columbia Health Alliance was established by six local healthcare partners to serve and care for the residents and families of Adams, Grant and Lincoln counties. As founding members of the Alliance, five of the...

 

Marriage Night May 17, one-night simulcast event

On May 17, 2019, join thousands of people from around the world for a one-night simulcast event. Laugh and learn with your spouse as you hear from marriage experts and discover how to honor God in your marriage. On May 17, 2019, hundreds of local...

 

Alumni Association needs updates before reunion

It is that time of the year again. The 83rd annual alumni banquet is approaching fast on Saturday, June 15. The letters will be mailed soon. If you are an Odessa High School graduate and you would like to be in the alumni database, please get your...

 

Potluck season presents several serving options

Lots of recipe requests came in from a recent community potluck meal. Kerry Scheller brought Mexican Corn Bread Salad to the event and she received many requests for the recipe and chose to share it...

 

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