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Horseshoe pitching Kathy Ratkowski, the sole surviving member of the Odessa Horseshoes Club, tells The Record that, unless a miracle happens, there will be no horseshoes event during Deutschesfest...

 

Good-bye to K-9 Sasha

At Monday evening’s meeting of the Odessa Town Council, Town Marshal Brent Dell reported that K-9 officer Sasha had recently undergone additional and more thorough health testing and was found to ha...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    August 15, 2019 

Civic groups, city council meet; planning under way for city's Fall Festival

HOHS meeting President Ellen Evans opened the Opera House Society meeting August 5, with the following members present: Mark and Sheryl Stedman, Carol, Ed Haugan, Becky Moeller, Marge Womach, Kris Mor...

 

Suffrage presentation is coming to library Aug. 27

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, some of the remarkable, but often unsung, women of the Pacific Northwest will be remembered by author Mayumi Tsutakawa on Tuesday,...

 

Wheat harvest winds down

The grain harvest in the immediate Odessa area is heading into its final stages this week. Although it was delayed by a week or two because of spring weather, this year’s harvest of wheat,...

 

Grant to LC Sheriff's Office buys AEDs

Lincoln County Sheriff Wade W. Magers has issued each of his deputies a new Automated External Defibrillator. This emergency medical equipment has been proven to save lives. The equipment was...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    August 8, 2019

Turner photos spark historical account

Turner Photo Collection This writer has had the privilege of viewing several collections of photos taken by H C Turner (1880-1943) which are owned by Heather Talkington Slack. Hal Turner was born in...

 

State parks' free day Aug. 25 celebrates National Park System's 103rd birthday

OLYMPIA – Aug. 5, 2019 – In recognition of the National Park System’s 103rd birthday, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering free entrance to state parks on Sunday, Aug. 25. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover...

 

Odessa school district faces $200,000 budget shortfall

The Board of Directors of Odessa School District #105 met in the high school library Wednesday, July 24, 2019, preceded by a workshop in the district office where Superintendent Dan Read gave a brief...

 

Free e-books available at Odessa Public Library

Borrow and read, or listen, to free e-books using your electronic devices. All you need is a library card. For two years the Odessa Public Library has subscribed to Overdrive for its customers. Customers who are using the service are enjoying the...

 

Christian Rock Freedom Fest a hit

The first annual Christian Rock Freedom Festival went was held last Saturday in the lot across First Avenue from Rolling Thunder Pizza. There was a steady stream of visitors all day, enjoying...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    August 1, 2019

Former missile site tour, background on Peter Davenport, summer reading

Correction from last week In last week's Harrington Public Development Authority notes, this writer erred in attributing comments about painting, learning to tuck point bricks and painting the...

 

Unclaimed veterans to be interred September 10

The State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake, will hold a Forgotten Heroes interment for unclaimed veterans on September 10 at 2 p.m. The Washington Department of Veterans Affairs works closely with veterans service groups, funeral industry partners,...

 

Special 3-day election filing period announced

There will be a special three-day filing period held Wednesday, August 7, 2019, through Friday, August 9, 2019, for the purpose of declaring candidacy for the following elective positions that were not previously filed for during the regular filing...

 

Transparency hearing Aug. 6

Lincoln County commissioner Rob Coffman has informed The Record of an upcoming court hearing. There will be a hearing in the Lincoln County Superior Courtroom on Tuesday, August 6, at 2 p.m. in the case of Lincoln County v. the Wash. State Public...

 

Candidate forum will be on October 7, 2019

Monday night’s meeting of the Odessa Town Council was attended by Mayor Bill Crossley and council members Vickie Iverson, Kelly Watkins and Marleen Kramer, with both Landon Lobe and Amy Hunt absent...

 

Legion riders feted to BBQ in the park

Members of the American Legion Riders Post #28 was in Odessa last week on their way to Spokane for a Legion convention. The group was met just outside of Odessa by members of the local VFW and...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    July 25, 2019

PDA discusses housing, projects, need for volunteers; summer reading

Harrington PDA Tuesday evening, July 16, the Harrington Public Development Authority held their monthly meeting at City Hall with Jay Gossett, Paul Charlton, Nathan Luck, Maddy Peters, Bunny Haugan,...

 

48-hour closure of SR21 at Bailey Bridge coming

WESTFORK – Travelers who cross the West Fork Sanpoil Bridge on State Route 21 will need to find alternate routes. SR 21 will close for 48 hours to realign the temporary WWII-era Bailey Bridge that crosses the West Fork Sanpoil River from 12 p.m....

 

Tanke gets scholarship

SPOKANE, WA, July 2019 — Innovia Foundation recently awarded $257,413 in scholarships to 116 students throughout Eastern Washington and North Idaho for the 2019-2020 school year. The Foundation manages over 30 scholarship programs on behalf of...

 

Farm-to-Table dinner

To say last Saturday's first annual Big Red Barn Farmers Market's Farm to Table dinner was a success is an understatement. The anticipated event, held at the Big Red Barn, 2 miles east of Davenport,...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    July 18, 2019

Volunteering on PCT; council handles sundry issues; summer reading

Human interest Local Harrington resident, Ellen Evans, spent nearly a week volunteering as part of a 10-person crew on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), which runs from Mexico to the Canadian border....

 

Snapshot: Lincoln County employment and wages

(Davenport, WA July 15, 2019) Recent statistics from the Employment Security Department (ESD) show growth in the labor force and an increase in wages. Here are the ESD’s most current statistics for Lincoln County. From May 2017 to May 2019, the...

 

High toxin level due to ML algae bloom

MOSES LAKE, WA- On July 9, 2019, the Grant County Health District collected water samples of Moses Lake in response to a suspect blue-green algae bloom after receiving reports from concerned citizens. The sample came back with a toxin level at 26μg/...

 

Major drug bust in eastern Washington

SPOKANE, Wash. – Early in the morning of July 16, the Bureau Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) led a large-scale enforcement action targeting a...

 

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