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Reward offered in Grant Co. haystack arson fires

According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, the Arson Alarm Foundation is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the 2019 Grant County haystack arsons. To be...

 

Meet Odessa's newest postmaster Andria Payne

Andria Payne is Odessa's newest postmaster. A native of eastern Washington, she was born in Soap Lake and graduated from Ephrata High School in 1997. She has worked for the U.S. Postal Service for...

 

Multi-state outbreak of E.coli linked to lettuce

OLYMPIA – Officials at the Washington State Department of Health advised the public to avoid eating romaine lettuce harvested from the Salinas, California growing region. Two Washington cases are now included in the multi-state outbreak of Shiga...

 
 By Terri King    News    December 5, 2019 

Milestone events coming in year 2020

The November 12 meeting of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce was held at noon in the public library with several guests in attendance. Hospital administrator Mo Sheldon introduced James DeDeaux, a mental health provider who has been hired as a member...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    December 5, 2019 

Holidays galore: Thanksgiving, plus Christmas concerts, sales & celebration

By MARJORIE WOMACH Thanksgiving Dinner Approximately 50 people were present for Thanksgiving dinner at the Harrington Community Church on Thursday. The event started at 11 a.m. in the meeting room...

 

Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday events and celebrations fill calendar

Harrington PDA The Harrington Public Development Authority met Tuesday evening at City Hall with the following in attendance: Heather Slack, Jill Barth, Paul Charlton, Nathan Luck, Tim Tipton, Bunny Haugan, Jay Kane, Kathi Matthews, Karen Robertson...

 

Local cookbooks are for sale till end of the year

Cookbook (noun)…a book containing recipes and other information about the preparation and cooking of food Beginning with mimeographed pages and hand stapled, the Odessa Memorial Hospital Auxiliary published their first cookbook called “Over the...

 

Keller Ferry set to begin 19-day closure on Dec. 4

Hull repair and U.S. Coast Guard inspection to remove vessel from service. KELLER – Keller Ferry users who travel across the Columbia River on State Route 21 will need to find alternate routes. The M/V Sanpoil will be removed from service starting...

 

Silver-backed chevrotain discovered after 30 years

November has proven to be a very important month for Global Wildlife Conservation. In South Vietnam, November 12, 2019 the silver-backed chevrotain, once thought extinct, was rediscovered for the...

 

Columbia Basin group elects 2020 board, officers

Moses Lake, WA - The state’s organization serving as the “voice” of the Columbia Basin Project elected new board of trustees to serve in 2020. The Columbia Basin Development League has supported the Bureau of Reclamation’s Columbia Basin...

 

City Council, Opera House performance, Turkey Bingo and Thanksgiving events

City Council The Harrington City Council met November 13 at 7 p.m. with Mayor Pro Tem Tim Tipton at the helm, with the other council members present (Davenport, MacClellan and Luck), Clerk Bunny...

 

November 5 election results

Complete results of the November 5 general election are given below. In the Odessa races there were no upsets, and incumbents easily retained their seats. Of the 7,434 registered voters in Lincoln...

 

Seeking feedback for community assessment

The Odessa Chamber of Commerce is about to kick off a community assessment that it hopes will inform and inspire decision-making throughout the town. In partnership with Avista Utilities, the Chamber is inviting all residents of Odessa to engage in...

 

Holiday events at opera house, Chamber meets, Vets Day celebrated today

HOHS meeting The Harrington Opera House Society met November 4 with the following members present: Ellen Evans, Linda Wagner, Carol, Mark and Sheryl Stedman, Gordon and Billie Herron, Ed and Bunny...

 

Health dept. statement on vitamin E acetate

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a new study on the association between vitamin E acetate and vaping-associated lung injury. In light of this new information, the Washington State Department of Health is asking all...

 

Excellence in Ag Award nominations are sought

All nominations for the “Excellence in Agriculture Award” will close December 1. This prestigious award recognizes individuals and/or organizations who make a significant contribution to agriculture in the Inland Northwest. The nomination form,...

 

Reiker Motor Co.; bakery adds equipment; Talgo streaks through

100 years ago The Odessa Record November 9, 1919 News updates: The Odessa high school debating team will meet Chelan high school tonight on the question, “Resolved, that the Immigration of Foreign Laborers to the United States should be prohibited...

 

Halloween had downtown businesses hopping

The Odessa Chamber of Commerce and the Odessa High School chapter of Future Farmers of America joined forces again this year to provide wholesome activities in the community center for anyone who...

 

"Twain" performance brings Harrington audience to its feet

[Contributed by various citizens of Harrington, as our regular columnist takes another week off.] Memories with Mark Twain Sunday, Nov. 3, a group of 50 or so folks gathered at the Harrington Opera...

 

Notice of change in board meeting date of ECBID

The January 1, 2020 regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District has been ordered changed by secretary/manager Craig N. Simpson, P.E. to January 3, 2020 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the East Columbia...

 

Veterans Day dinner

The annual Veterans Day dinner, which is put on by the American Legion and the VFW is quickly approaching. The ham dinner will be held on November 11, at 6 p.m. in the social hall of Heritage Church. The guest speaker for the evening will be Rev....

 

Town proposes budget, raises water rates

This past month’s town council meetings were handled rather quickly, and both adjourned in well under an hour. On October 14, a public hearing was held regarding closeout of the General Sewer Plan...

 

Homecoming week celebrated at school

The Board of Directors of Odessa School District #105 met in the high school library Wednesday, October 23, for their regular monthly meeting, preceded by a workshop in the district office at 5:30...

 

Rummage sale, new business in city, one-man show coming Nov. 3

[Contributed by various citizens of Harrington, as our regular columnist takes a week off.] HOHS rummage sale: John Wayne has left Harrington! He, a vintage, life-sized stand-up Coors beer advertisement, was delightfully claimed by a devoted fan who...

 

Area's UW students on Dean's List

Thorsen Michael Wehr of Odessa and Luisa Bayona-Otero of Marlin are students from the Odessa area who have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for spring quarter of 2019. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must...

 

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