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Caught in the spirit, Thanksgiving day, tax time, food rations, Christmas mail

100 years ago The Odessa Record November 23, 1918 Caught in the spirit of occasion. Colored porter meant that eagle should shine in celebration of American victory. It happened after the news that the allied forces were chasing the army of the crown...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record November 22, 1918 An open letter. "The following letter is a copy of a letter written by Governor Lister to a number of Odessa people in answer to a petition sent to...

 

Diphtheria outbreak, Nixon gets the nod, at last a name, new Record staff

100 years ago The Odessa Record November 8, 1918 Teachers to Have Full Salary. School teachers who are ready and willing to continue teaching shall receive pay for the period they are relieved of...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record September 6, 1918 Men 18 to 45 to register Sept. 12. Wilson issues call to sign up for military service. Registration offices at every voting precinct in this county, City Hall - Kucera’s shop here. All men in the...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record August 23, 1918 Fined for bootlegging. Ben Miller and Joe Whitehall were arrested Saturday night by Marshal Jenks and brought before Justice Schoonover charged with bootlegging. The men were caught in the old tailor...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record August 23, 1918 Over 3 million men under arms. Washington - Of more than 3,000,000 men now under arms, the United States has sent nearly one-half or more than...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record August 16, 1918 Merchant marine wants young men. Fred Thiel, local enrolling officer for the United States Merchant Marine recruiting service, has just received instructions from the U.S. shipping recruiting service...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record August 2, 1918 Arrested for distilling liquors. Andrew Galleon was captured near Inchelium, on the south half of the Colville Indian Reservation, by special agent J.W. Ramsey and arraigned before United States...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record Aug. 2, 1918 Few interested in Chautauqua: The attendance at the Radcliffe Chautauqua which has been presenting it's attractions here for the past two days has been...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record July 26, 1918 Two men drown in Crab Creek: Clarence Hamilton and Ernest Hoppe the victims. Small boys who saw the accident say Hamilton got beyond depth. Hoppe went...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record July 12, 1918 Last hot wave shrivels wheat. Mercury ranges between 100 and 105 above. Strong east winds cut both quality and quantity. Best estimates, eight bushels. Th...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record July 12, 1918 Some Dust Storm. Following two of the hottest days of the season, which pinched some more of the already damaged wheat, the biggest dust storm that ever s...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record July 5, 1918 Farmers report good convention: Although the Farmers Union convention which ended Saturday night was not as largely attended as some former ones, the local members feel that it was one of the most...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record June 28, 1918 Auto accident takes two lives: A fatal automobile accident which took the life of one and seriously injured two other Ritzville young men, occurred...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record June 21, 1918 Many picnic with pioneers: Odessa had somewhat of a deserted appearance at times this week, due to the absence of a goodly percentage of the people being...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record June 7, 1918 Swamp fever kills horses: Henry and George Gettman, well known farmers residing south of Odessa, lost seven good work horses last week while in pasture north of Krupp. The dead horses were discovered...

 

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Continued from the April 19, 2018 issues of the Odessa Record. 75 years ago The Odessa Record April 15, 1943 Club members hold judging practice: The Odessa 4-H beef club members held a meeting at the...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record April 19, 1918 Fred Lenhart writes from Bronx, N.Y., April 8, 1918 Dear Mr. Weik, As it is raining this afternoon so we can’t work, I thought I’d write you a few lines, as I think you will be interested to know...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record April 5, 1918 Schnase comes to grief: In the presence of a large but orderly crowd, A. Schnase, a very well known character who visits this section several times a year selling medicines and other wares, came to grief...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record March 22, 1918 Odessa Hotel changes hands. Christ Hemmerling is new owner. Took possession Tuesday. Steam heat will be installed and other modern improvements made: An important business change which will be of materia...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record March 15, 1918 Farmers expect bumper crop. Jubilant over reserve moisture now in ground. Over three feet of precipitation in stubble. No end in summer fallow: The...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record March 8, 1918 Bachelor gets a surprise: A number of neighbors and friends planned a successful surprise party and invaded the bachelor home of Gust Nass south of town Saturday night. Just whether or not the ladies...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record February 22, 1918 Day’s work get Y.W.C.A. quota: Pro Germans and others in the state who have been opposed to the United States participating in the war will find it advisable to keep their opinions to themselves...

 

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100 years ago Commissioner G. N. Lowe pushing project. New survey shortens distance from Harrington to Krupp 9 miles, several crews at work. Completion of the graveling of the newly graded stretch of the North Central highway from Lamona six miles...

 

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100 Years Ago The Odessa Record January 25, 1918 The annual mask ball was given by the Fraternal order of Eagles at the opera house Saturday night was the most successful ever given by the order and all participating report a splendid time. The recei...

 

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