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Fire danger increases

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced the following changes in fire danger rating and industrial fire precaution levels on lands protected by the Dept.. Effective Wednesday, July 11, 2018: * Fire danger...

 

Death notice

Anona Heimbigner, formerly of Odessa, died July 2, 2018 in Kirkland, Wash., only a few months shy of her 105th birthday. A full obituary will follow with details for a memorial gathering at a later date....

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    July 12, 2018

Harrington news

Summer Reading Program On July 5, the Harrington Library's Summer Reading Program began and will be held each Thursday in July. Katie Steward, library board member, volunteered to lead the first...

 

School board

On Wednesday, June 27, the Board of Directors of Odessa School District #105 held a workshop in the district office at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of budget preparation and reviewing the facilities/grounds summer project list, then moved to the high...

 

"Odessa Day" performance of Oklahoma! July 22

Tickets are now on sale for Wheatland Theatre Co.’s production of Oklahoma!, running July 20 through 29 in Davenport. Tickets can be purchased at WestsideTheatre.org, by calling 866-811-4111 or at Odessa Drug. Admission is $20 for adults, $18 for...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    July 5, 2018

Harrington news

Public Development Authority Tuesday evening at 7 p.m., the Harrington Public Development Authority met at city hall for its monthly meeting. President Heather Slack had returned from her Eastern...

 

Vacation Bible School program presented at Reiman Park

Vacation Bible School, put on last week by the local churches that make up the Odessa Ministerial Association, drew youngsters from all over town and the countryside for a full week of activities,...

 

Town Council

The Odessa Town Council met Monday night to hear public input from a local citizen. The question posed was whether the residency requirement for council members was currently being met. Initially,...

 

Community picnic in the park on July 4 holiday

The Fourth of July holiday is next Wednesday, giving everyone a mid-week break. Businesses will be closed and many local folks will have their own fireworks to shoot off once darkness falls. The Odessa Volunteer Fire Department will once again...

 

Prevent fires this July 4

Olympia – Summer weather conditions can make vegetation extremely dry and susceptible to fire. In 2017, 63 wildland and vegetation fires accounted for 76 percent of all fireworks-related fires reported to the State Fire Marshal’s Office;...

 

Fireworks to go on sale June 28 - July 5

Olympia – Consumer firework sales across the state will begin at noon on Thursday, June 28, and continue until 9 p.m. on July 5. The State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding residents to know the laws before purchasing or using fireworks....

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    June 28, 2018

Harrington news

Same Old Street When alumni return to Harrington, one of the frequent topics of discussion is, "Do you remember," which invariably ends up with memories of the stores on Third Street. People say that...

 

82nd annual alumni banquet fills community center

The Odessa High School reunion of 2018 drew a large crowd to Odessa this past Saturday. The 50-year class of 1968 was especially well represented, with only six of the alumni not being able to attend,...

 
 By Sally C. Pipes    News    June 21, 2018

Canada reveals dangers

A U.S. district court in Montana just imposed a $34 million fine on Canada Drugs, an online pharmacy charged with selling counterfeit medications to unsuspecting Americans. Some of the drugs contained no active ingredients. Canada Drugs isn’t the...

 

West Nile virus found in Grant County mosquitoes

MOSES LAKE – Grant County Mosquito Control District #1 has reported that a mosquito sample collected last week from within their district has tested positive for West Nile virus, making it the first detection of the virus in Grant County, as well...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    June 21, 2018

Harrington news

City Council Promptly at 7:30 p.m., Mayor Dillon Haas opened the city council meeting with four council members present (Peter Davenport, Tim Tipton, Mike Cronrath, Levi Schenk), clerk Bunny Haugan,...

 

Franz urges wildfire caution ahead of heat wave

OLYMPIA – With temperatures expected to be well above normal soon, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources is urging everyone to be cautious and vigilant when playing or working outdoors. Fire weather experts at the Department are...

 

$240,734 in scholarships for OHS grads

At its commencement on Saturday, June 9, the class of 2018 received scholarships and awards totalling $240,734, not bad at all for a small class of only 11 students. Amber Smith received a College...

 

Alumni banquet expected to draw crowd this weekend

As the June 16 alumni banquet approaches, reservations have been coming in to the staff of Leffel, Otis & Warwick in Odessa. The inductees into the Odessa Athletics Hall of Fame, as announced in last week’s insert into The Record, will also be...

 

Reminder

A celebration of Dan Gettman’s life will be held in Odessa June 16 at 3 p.m. at the home of Keith and Leanna Schafer, 506 E. Second Avenue. Memorial gifts may be sent to Angel Flight West, 3161 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica CA...

 

Rules on Internet purchase of fireworks

Olympia – The State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding everyone that the purchase of fireworks from unlicensed wholesalers or persons on the Internet is illegal. Orders for fireworks may only be placed over the Internet when purchased from a...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    June 14, 2018

Harrington news

Harrington Opera House Society The Harrington Opera House Society met June 4 for its monthly meeting with the following present: Ed and Bunny Haugan, Mark and Sheryl Stedman, Billie and Gordon Herron, Linda Wagner, Becky Moeller, Ellen Evans, Marge...

 

Avoid bats and immunize pets

SPOKANE, Wash. – Each year, as the weather heats up in Spokane County and people and pets spend more time outdoors, the possibility for contact with potentially rabid bats increases. It is also a time of year when Spokane Regional Health District (...

 

Local FFA gets $15,000 grant for curriculum items

Odessa agriculture science teacher HaLee Walter and school superintendent Dan Read applied for and have received a grant for $15,000 from the Washington FFA Foundation. The Foundation provides...

 

Alumni banquet attendees

As the June 16 alumni banquet approaches, reservations have been coming in to the staff of Leffel, Otis & Warwick in Odessa. The inductees into the Odessa Athletics Hall of Fame, as announced in last week’s insert into The Record, will also be...

 

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