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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 pleasantly enough,...

 
 By Laura Estes    Community    August 15, 2019 

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 things kids learn to...

 

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 absolutely...

 

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 Independent for Life...

 

Odessa Senior Meals

Mon. Aug. 5: Beef stew, garden salad, peaches, biscuit and oatmeal cookies. Wed. Aug. 7: Canadian bacon & pineapple pizza, vegetable tray, 7 layer salad, Waldorf salad, bread sticks, and dessert. Thurs. Aug. 8: Sweet & sour meatballs, garden rice,...

 

Sunrise/Sunset

Rise Set Aug. 1: 5:33 a.m. 8:28 p.m. Aug. 2: 5:34 a.m. 8:27 p.m. Aug. 3: 5:36 a.m. 8:25 p.m. Aug. 4: 5:37 a.m. 8:24 p.m. Aug. 5: 5:38 a.m. 8:23 p.m. Aug. 6: 5:39 a.m. 8:21 p.m. Aug. 7: 5:41 a.m. 8:20 p.m....

 

The Weather

High Low Prec July 24: 95 52 .00 July 25: 79 45 .00 July 26: 86 55 .00 July 27: 94 57 .00 July 28: 84 49 .00 July 29: 86 47 .00 July 30: 90 52 .00 The precipitation yearly total to date is 9.64 inches. The snow accumulation to date is 8 inches to...

 

Odessa Grain

The latest cash grain market in Odessa shows Soft White Wheat is the down at $5.36. Hard Red Winter is down at $4.82. Dark Northern Spring is the up at $5.31. Barley remains at $148 per ton Triticale remains at $143 per ton and Corn is down at...

 

Medication Safety is Important

Adverse drug events are harms resulting from the use of medication and include allergic reactions, side effects, overmedication and medication errors. Adverse drug events are a serious public health problem. It is estimated that: • 82 percent of...

 

Class of '99 holds family picnic at park

On Saturday, July 13, the 1999 graduating class of Odessa High School gathered at Reiman Park for a family picnic. Sundi (Schmierer) Camp worked for months pulling this together. Many who traveled...

 

Area students listed on collegiate honor rolls

Area students who have achieved excellent grades at their various colleges or community colleges for the spring quarter or semester are listed below. Spokane Falls Community College (students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or above to be...

 

Celebration of Tami's life

A celebration of the life of Tamara Jo (Kuch) Kowski will be held Friday, July 19, at 11 a.m. in the basement fellowship hall of Heritage Church. Kowski passed away June 24, 2019, and her obituary appeared in The Odessa Record on July 4. Friends and...

 

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...

 

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