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Marlin's Stacia Lesser gets award, maintains 4.0 gpa

The WSU Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture has announced the names of its 2018 outstanding students, faculty and staff at its annual convocation ceremony. Award winners include...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

With the passing of Barbara Bush this past week, it seems appropriate to share her recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies. During the 1992 Bush/Clinton presidential campaign a family favorite from each of...

 

Stumpjumper generosity

What a wonderful surprise met Merleen Smith when a knock came to her front door from Marcus Horak who was delivering food to The Odessa Food Bank on behalf of The Stumpjumpers who had generously donated many food items to help stock the shelves...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

Spring keeps tempting us with bits of sunshine between bouts of April downpours. The ground is too soggy to do much garden preparation, so it is a good time to clean out your freezer. Those who...

 

Babysitting Basics class certifies 10 from area

On Monday, April 2, 2018, 10 students spent the first day of spring break in the basement of the Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center becoming certificated babysitters. This brings the total to 103...

 

Weber family reunion

A family reunion is being planned for all descendants of John Adam and Katherine Schoessler Weber in Quincy over the Memorial Day weekend. The Webers emigrated to the United States in 1902, following sons John Adam (Magdalena Giest) in 1889, Jacob...

 

Mad Hatter's Ball Daddy/Daughter Dance

On Saturday, March 24, I had the extreme pleasure of donating and building, with the much needed help of Tammy Tokas, a 25-ft.-long (give or take) balloon arch for The Mad Hatters Ball, the second...

 

Quilting event hosts 90 visitors to Odessa on 3/19

Monday, March 19, Fronen Steppdecker, The Odessa Quilt Club, hosted their 23rd Annual Quilt Til You Wilt, one-day retreat at the Odessa Community Center. The 90 participants came from around the state, some from as far way as Walla Walla, Seattle,...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

This week we have an assortment of culinary odds and ends, some with Easter dinner in mind, others, answers to recipe requests and cooking inquiries. Often it is a little trick or tip, or knowing...

 

OCMA: What it is and what it does

The Odessa Community Ministerial Association (OCMA) appreciates the Odessa community for its generous support over the years. We want to help make the community more aware of who we are and what we do. Most people in town have a general idea or have...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

Spring officially begins March 20th. Snowdrops and crocus are blooming, birds are flitting about searching out nesting material. I pulled a few dry weeds and laid them on the garden path to pick up...

 

Meet your neighbors

My interview this week was within walking distance, just four blocks away from my home. But then anywhere you want to go in Odessa is within walking distance. The weather is beautiful, the birds are...

 

Ezra Neil joins the King family on January 27

Alex and Kaci King are proud to announce the birth and adoption of their son, Ezra Neil King, born and placed in their arms on January 27, 2018, at 2:23 a.m. He weighed seven pounds, seven ounces and...

 

Dylan Jeffrey Boss joins Odessa Boss clan

Dylan Jeffrey Boss was born February 28, 2018 to Cory Boss and Leanna Morland. At birth he weighed eight pounds and measured 21 inches long. His paternal grandmother is Sharon Parr and his maternal...

 

Go! Odessa Recreation hosts Mad Hatter's Ball

Dads, grab your favorite girls and mark your calendars, because you won’t want to be late, especially for this very important date. It’s time for The Mad Hatter’s Ball, the second annual daddy/daughter dance put on by Go! Odessa Recreation (a...

 

Season-end trapshoot results

The Inland Northwest Trapshoot competition, sponsored by the Spokesman-Review newspaper of Spokane, completed week seven on Sunday, February 25, and finished up its season with awards on March 4. The...

 

Sheriff's Marine 1 patrol boat reporting for duty

Sheriff Wade Magers introduces Marine 1 to our marine fleet. We were fortunate enough to acquire a new 23-foot vessel made by Life Proof Boat. Our current 1994 19-foot Almar was in tough shape and...

 

Food bank updates its current needed items list

Odessa Food Bank director Merleen Smith says the continuing support of the Food Bank by the local community is helping many low-income residents eat healthier. “We now have plenty of brown grocery bags,” she says, “but currently the items most...

 
 By Laura Estes    Community    March 1, 2018

Welcome to My Kitchen

Soup weather is still with us. Over the past year I have added several soup recipes to my collection. All have been made several times and continue to turn out well. Salmon Chowder is an easy to...

 
 By Vivanne Poe    Community    March 1, 2018

Meet your neighbors

The sunshine says warmth but if you step outside you will find that it is still on the cool side. My daffodils are about four inches tall, so they are ready for spring. I guess we will just have to wa...

 

February 18 trapshoot results for Marlin/Odessa

The Inland Northwest Trapshoot competition, sponsored by the Spokesman Review newspaper of Spokane, completed week seven on Sunday, February 18. Marlin Gun Club On February 18, 54 members of the Marlin Gun Club faced the bitter cold of 25 degrees wit...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

Potluck meals are easy on the host as attendees are involved in the meal preparation. Often the event host provides the main dish with guests providing the side dishes. Occasionally side dishes are...

 

February 11 trapshoot results for Marlin/Odessa

The Inland Northwest Trapshoot competition, sponsored by the Spokesman Review newspaper of Spokane, completed week six on Sunday, February 11. Marlin Gun Club With the winds out of the N-NE at 8-10 mph and gusts up to 18 mph, the 57 members who...

 

Christ Lutheran to host move night "food" raiser

Christ Lutheran Church is hosting two separate Community Movie Nights, the first on Sunday, February 18, the second on Sunday, March 18, both starting at 6:30 p.m. The price of admission? A non-perishable food item which will go to the Odessa Food...

 

My first visit with LuLu at the Carlson family farm

On January 20, I finally saw LuLu for the first time since that cold morning of December 28, when the first thing I did was check to make sure she had survived the night. That Saturday morning I went...

 

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