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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...

 
 News    June 13, 2019 

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...

 
 News    June 13, 2019 

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...

 

Reservations arriving for alumni banquet

The following people have sent in their reservations for the 2019 alumni reunion to be held in the Odessa Community Center on June 15. 1949 Al Fink, George Rodeck 1951 Coleen (Luiten) Janke 1956...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    June 6, 2019

Musical tribute to Dylan and Cline; school news

Bob Dylan and Patsy Cline Tribute The 7 p.m. Bob Dylan and Patsy Cline Tribute at the Harrington Opera House began with Buck Stierle giving a few words about Patsy Cline beginning her career in 1956...

 

Lind Field Day June 13

Farmers can learn about the newest wheat and pea varieties, soil health and improved practices for Washington’s drylands at Washington State University’s 103rd annual Lind Field Day, Thursday, June 13. Hosting a tour of the Lind Dryland Research...

 
 By Darren Mattozzi    News    June 6, 2019

Local vaping trend a growing concern

Is vaping prevalent with our youth? Have a conversation with your local schools and you will find that this is one of the fastest growing trends with our late elementary, middle and high school students. For those of you who don’t know, vaping is t...

 

Graduation Saturday

Odessa High School will graduate 14 seniors this year on Saturday, June 8, in the school gymnasium beginning at 11 a.m. (special graduation page in this issue). Tori Weishaar is this year's...

 

Legislative update Representative Tom Dent

State Representative Tom Dent has provided a summary of the end of the latest legislative session: On April 28, the last day of the regular session, the Legislature passed a new two-year operating budget. The $52.5 billion spending plan increases...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    May 30, 2019

Reptile man, look back on 1949

By MARJORIE WOMACH The Reptile Man What might snakes and spaghetti have in common? In Harrington on May 21, they were both offered to the community for free, sponsored by the Harrington PTA in the...

 

School board Year-end housekeeping handled

The Board of Directors of Odessa School District #105 met in the high school library at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, preceded by a workshop in the district office at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of...

 

Prescribing rules do not force patients off meds

WMC interpretative statements provide clarity and supported by CDC release OLYMPIA, MAY 24, 2019 – New opioid prescribing rules, effective January 2019, do not mandate that doctors taper chronic pain patients. Pain lasting more than 12 weeks is...

 
 By Mo Sheldon    News    May 30, 2019

EMT shortage is critical

Last week the nation celebrated EMS week. Unfortunately, Odessa, like many rural communities, needs more EMTs. Washington’s smallest communities are among those being hurt the most. Rural areas typically don’t have enough volume to employ full...

 

Street/sewer project shapes up; airport work blows up

May 7 special meeting A special meeting of the Odessa Town Council was held May 7 in the public library at the community center. Steve Nelson of CenturyWest Engineering and Rick Rose of the USDA were...

 

Opportunity Zone brings hope of property sales

(May 17, 2019) Last November the Economic Development Council introduced a new Opportunity Zone that coincides with US Census tract 53043960400 and includes the municipalities of Odessa, Harrington and Sprague. Opportunity Zones provide tax...

 

Hemp oil processor wants to buy former biodiesel plant

By TERRIE SCHMIDT-CROSBY The Odessa Public Development Authority, at its public meeting held Monday evening in the hospital's Guild Room, voted to accept a bid for the shuttered former biodiesel...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    May 23, 2019

Cruizin' Harrington bigger and better than ever

Cruizin' Harrington Beautiful skies and weather prevailed for the 8th Annual Cruizin' Harrington event. Main Street (not Third St) was barricaded for vendors at its junction with Third Street, and...

 

Spring Fest returns to Ritzville with fun family events

Four days of free family fun returns to Ritzville on Memorial Day weekend as part of the annual Spring Fest. Hosted in coordination with local organizations, this year’s Spring Fest continues to provide diverse and exciting options for families...

 

Merry Hikesters brighten Odessa with their presence

The Merry Hikesters are approximately 20 members of a hiking club out of Olympia who spent several days in Odessa last week. These retired educators and government workers had gotten to know a...

 

Hantavirus strikes Grant Co. resident

Grant County – Health District officials recently investigated a report of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) in a young adult from Grant County. The illness was confirmed by laboratory testing on May 10, 2019 at the state Public Health...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    May 16, 2019

Opera house ready for Cruizin' Harrington, tow company rents McGregor building

Harrington Opera House Members of the Harrington Opera House Society met May 6, in the Art Room for its monthly meeting with President Ellen Evans opening the meeting and the following present: Mark and Sheryl Stedman, Gordon and Billie Herron, Ed...

 

BLM seeks Advisory Council nominations

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public nominations for two open positions on the Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The nomination period is open until June 13, 2019. The BLM’s RACs, composed of citizens chosen for...

 

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