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 By Chuck Watkins    News    December 6, 2018 

Add names to Lions Club holiday greetings board

Fellow Odessans, It is once again time to put the names back on the Christmas greeting board. The Odessa Lions Club would like to see your name up there with all of ours. The board not only shares your holiday spirit with others, the proceeds also...

 

Managing energy costs

SPOKANE, Wash. – Dec. 3, 2018: With the arrival of the sustained colder temperatures, heating systems are operating more frequently and for longer periods of time, which can increase monthly energy costs. Heating can make up to 60 percent of a...

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    December 6, 2018 

Christmas Bazaar, Visits with Santa, Mielke Concert and City Council

City Council The Harrington City Council met November 29 at 5:30 p.m. for a public budget meeting with Mayor Justin Slack, councilmen Nathan Luck, Mike Cronrath, Peter Davenport, Levi Schenk and Tim T...

 

Increase in levies adopted

The board of directors of Odessa School District #105 met in the high school library Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 6 p.m., preceded by a workshop in the district office at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of reviewing the budget and discussing athletic...

 
 By Dyanne Deering    News    December 6, 2018 

OHS Tigers are 1B state champs

Let's roll out the red carpet and start the ticker tape parade. The Odessa Tigers completed a perfect season, 14-0, after their win Saturday afternoon against Almira-Coulee-Hartline, 63 to 12. A...

 

Peterson retires, Clark let go, Odessa has no police

Odessa Mayor Bill Crossley has confirmed that Officer Bryce Peterson retired from the Odessa Police Dept. last Friday and that police chief Tom Clark was let go Monday evening of this week for what...

 

Opportunity Zone opens up in Lincoln County

(November 26, 2018) Last December President Trump signed into law the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Act included a new economic development incentive that targets private investment - Opportunity Zones. Opportunity Zones offer incentives...

 

Odessa FFA members compete at state

On November 15, twelve FFA members were able to compete in State Potato Judging and State Tractor Driving. This event is held annually at CBTech in Moses Lake. FFA members from all over Washington...

 

Tigers to championship game in Tacoma

The OHS Tigers obliterated the Quilcene Rangers on Saturday afternoon, November 24, at the Wenatchee Apple Bowl. This lady knew that they could get the job done after I looked at the stats and...

 

Holiday prep and festivities well under way and a look backward

Music in the Air A concert will be performed Friday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. by Alicia Mielke on flute and Kevin Garnica on piano at the Mielke barn located at 35099 Rolinco Road E., near Sprague, nine miles south of...

 

Christmas Fest December 5 in community center

The Odessa Junior Livestock 4-H Club is once again busily gearing up for Christmas Fest, which will be held in the Odessa Community Center next Wednesday, December 5. Vendors from near and far will...

 

Playoffs, turkey bingo make for busy day

Saturday, November 17, was a busy day for many Odessa folks. The day started off for parents of school-aged children and other interested community members with a trip to Moses Lake's Lions Field, whe...

 

OMHC gets grant for mental health issues

Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation has awarded OMHC with a 2018 Patient Safety Grant to be used for dementia and mental health education and training. Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital with a significant...

 

Non-native fish left belly up in Wash. lake

OLYMPIA – Earlier this month, a woman reportedly released two large coolers of live tilapia into Sammamish Lake, a popular location for water sports and hiking. A concerned citizen saw the act and reported it to the Washington Department of Fish...

 

Reclamation adds $7 million to Basin Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 14, 2018) – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) and Rep. Dan New-house (WA-04) issued the following statements after the Bureau of Reclamation recently released its fiscal year 2019 Distribution of Additional Funding...

 

City council ponders budget; opera house hosts Japanese/American speaker

By MAJORIE WOMACH Harrington City Council The Harrington City Council met at 7:30 p.m. Nov 14, with the following present: Mayor Justin Slack, councilmen Peter Davenport, Michael Cronrath, Nathan...

 
 By Jeffery Wehr    News    November 15, 2018

Odessa Union helps with tests for 15 years

For over a decade, Steve Luiten and the Odessa Union Warehouse have graciously tested the engineering designs of Odessa High's ninth-grade Integrated Science class during their unit on forces and...

 

Food drive nets a ton of donations

The Youth Group of the Odessa Community Ministerial Association and the drivers who assisted them collected 2,000 pounds worth of food donations from our generous community during the recent food...

 
 By Lise Ott    News    November 15, 2018

"Quilts for Vets" supplied by Odessa's own quilters

By LISE OTT In 2017, JoEllen Wollman and I made a pledge to present every veteran in Odessa with a quilt. It may take us a few years, but we are well on our way. Seven quilts were presented in 2017,...

 

Projects under way; animals debated

Normally, the Odessa Town Council would have met on Tuesday, since Monday was a designated holiday, Veterans Day. Consultation with council members revealed, however, that no quorum would be achieved...

 

Kindness Award

Anabela Deering, youngest daughter of The Record's employee Dyanne Deering, was presented an award by Larson Elementary School in Moses Lake for being kind and helpful toward her p...

 

Soldiers' letters, sixth-graders tour archaeological site; store break-ins

100 years ago The Odessa Record November 15, 1918 Soldier’s Letters. France, October 15, 1918. Dear Parents: Just a few lines to let you know that am well at present and hope these lines will find you all the same. It is pretty hard for me to...

 

Opera House, Chamber, Veteran's program, Scott Kirby a hit, Film Festival

By MAJORIE WOMACH Opera House Society Monday, Nov. 5, the Harrington Opera House Society met at the opera house with Linda Wagner leading and the following in attendance: Mark and Sheryl Stedman, Carol, Ed and Bunny Haugan, Marge Womach, Susan...

 

Mid-term election results are in

Maria Cantwell, Democrat, collected only1,368 votes in Lincoln County or 28.77% of the vote, while Susan Hutchison, Republican garnered 3,387 votes or 71.23%. Statewide, however, Cantwell gathered 1,144,970 for 58.6% compared to Hutchison’s...

 

Food bank, backpack program get supplies

Volunteers Merleen and Gunner Smith and Stan Dammel make a trip to Ritzville each month to meet the Second Harvest Food Bank truck. There, they pick up food for not only Odessa's Food Bank, but also t...

 

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