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Town Council The town received one application for the Lodging Tax funds released for expenditure by the council. The application submitted by the Odessa Chamber of Commerce was approved unanimously....

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    July 11, 2019

HOHS meets; graduates applauded; Chamber plans activities

HOHS The monthly meeting of the Harrington Opera House Society was opened by President Ellen Evans at 7 p.m. July 1, with Mark and Sheryl Stedman, Billie Herron, Ed and Bunny Haugan, Carol, Becky...

 

July 4 firemen's barbecue feeds nearly 300

The firemen's barbecue last week on July 4 at Reiman Park in Odessa was very well attended. Rural fire chief Roger Sebesta kept a tally of the meals purchased as approximately 270 people filed past...

 

WC's Ingalls in second place at FBLA nationals

Hannah Ingalls, an eighth-grader and co-president of the Wilson Creek Junior High FBLA Chapter, had the opportunity to represent the Wilson Creek School District and Washington State FBLA by...

 

Big movie weekend for Ritz Theatre

RANGO: Friday, July 12, 7 p.m., Free Admission. This 2011 PG animated film is presented by the Ritzville Downtown Development Association and made possible by generous donations from individuals and businesses in the community. These sponsors made...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    July 4, 2019

Harrington news Pool opens, PDA discusses housing, history of Challenger Cafe

By MARJORIE WOMACH Harrington indoor pool Swim lessons were held June 17 to June 20, and the pool opened to the public June 24. Summer pool hours from June 24 to August 15 are: Monday, Tuesday and Thu...

 

Alums celebrate with former coach

Odessa alum Nancy (Melcher) Zacher submitted a photo taken at the OHS reunion banquet in June, depicting special guest Craig Johnson with five members of the 1968-69 third-place basketball team who...

 

Primary election August 6

Washington state’s primary election will be held next month, August 6, 2019. Washington’s primary is a top-two primary in which all candidates may run and all voters may vote for any candidate. The two candidates receiving the most votes, regardl...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    June 27, 2019

Cello and piano performance at opera house; local rummage sale

HOHS Event The Harrington Opera House presented a recital for cello and piano on June 22 to an audience of about 50. Linda Wagner introduced Dr. Kevin Hekmatpanah on cello and his accompanist Dr....

 
 By Rob Coffman    News    June 27, 2019

LC public works director receives award

On Sunday, April 2, 2017, a massive landslide occurred, sending a large portion of the Porcupine Bay Road into Lake Roosevelt. This unfortunate event was the inception of the Porcupine Bay Road...

 

Consumer fireworks sales and discharge period set

Olympia – According to State Fire Marshal Charles P. LeBlanc, the sale and discharge period for consumer fireworks begins June 28, 2019. A state license is required along with a local permit to operate a fireworks stand in Washington. The...

 

Microsoft "Paying It Forward" to BBCC

MOSES LAKE – Big Bend Community College’s Workforce Education Center (WEC) will be benefiting in a big way after a $400,000 contribution from Microsoft Corp. was finalized Tuesday afternoon at the Grant Public Utility District (PUD) meeting in...

 

Facebook NO–NOs for grandparents

Grandkids have an instant message for grandma and grandpa. While they enjoy having you on Facebook, some secretly want to unfriend you because you post stuff that’s embarrassing! Just in time for World Social Media Day (June 30), a one of a kind,...

 

Aquatic center now open for summer fun

The Odessa pool opened last Sunday, June 16, for the 2019 season, much to the relief of the town’s youngsters during the recent heat wave. Of course, the weather reports tell us that a cooler front is moving in this week, so things might get a bit...

 

News updates from Chamber, town, PDA

Odessa Chamber of Commerce Final numbers for the Stumpjumpers Desert 100 event is $6,033 net profit from the hospitality tent, as well as $1,576 net profit from the Chamber banquet. Next year’s...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    June 20, 2019

Council and Chamber meetings address community projects

City Council meeting Mayor Justin Slack called the June 12 City Council meeting to order at 7:33 p.m. at city hall with the following individuals present: council members Tim Tipton, Levi Schenk,...

 

Area students placed on Dean's List at Univ. of WA

Students from the Odessa area have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for Winter Quarter of 2019. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have a grade point average...

 

Odessa Jr-Sr High School 2nd semester honor roll

A student must have a grade point average of 3.50-4.00 to be on the Honor Roll and Honorable Mention requires a grade point average of 3.25-3.49. Grade values are based on the state transcript requirements and are as follows: A=4.0, A-=3.7, B+=3.3,...

 

Summer 2019 basketball tournament

Members of the boys varsity basketball team at Odessa High School traveled to Seaside, Ore. for a basketball tournament last weekend. Odessa won all four games against Astoria, Warrenton, Madras and...

 

2019 grads earn scholarships worth $127,304

The 14 Odessa High School graduates of 2019 received their diplomas Saturday morning at commencement in the gymnasium. Though a relatively small group, these students collectively earned $127,304 in...

 

Alumni banquet reservations mean large crowd

The following people have sent in their reservations for the 2019 alumni reunion to be held in the Odessa Community Center on June 15. 1948 Robert Hemmerling 1949 Al Fink, George Rodeck 1951 Coleen...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    June 13, 2019

Opera House Society and Chamber meet, discuss recent events

HOHS meeting Prior to the opening of the Harrington Opera House Society meeting, Linda Wagner offered the group the opportunity to view “The Willows” on the internet to have for a reference later in the meeting. Refreshments were brought by the...

 

Kevin Heimbigner

Kevin Heimbigner was inducted into the Washington State Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in Yakima, Wash. June 8. Heimbigner coached baseball, basketball and football at Toutle Lake, Odessa, Naselle and Ilwaco High Schools over a 33-year span. He taught...

 

New addition to local law enforcement team

As Brent Dell and Les Jimerson have settled into their roles as members of the Odessa peace-keeping force over the past few months, some interesting changes have been announced for the town. Research...

 
 By Linda Goodman    News    June 13, 2019

Odessa Food Bank needs help re-stocking shelves

The phrase, “I had the pleasure of speaking to...” really and truly applies to certain people in this world. Merleen Smith is the epitome of that phrase. After talking with her I always feel like...

 

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