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Prepping for two 50-year anniversaries in 2020

The board of directors of the Odessa Chamber met for the first time in 2020 on January 13 at Rocky Coulee Brewing Company. Chamber President Zach Schafer told the board that three members of the...

 

The Year in Review

Our look back at 2019 continues... July In a project spearheaded by Lise Ott and JoEllen Wollman of Experience Quilts with the help of many Odessa quilters, red, white and blue “valor quilts” were distributed to elderly veterans at a July 4...

 

News briefs

Mo Sheldon, administrator of Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center has resigned from her job in Odessa to accept a position in Arizona to be nearer her widowed mother. Mo, her husband Don and son Paul will be here until March, when her new job starts....

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News    January 16, 2020 

Opera House Society, Fire Protection District 6, contentious city council meeting

HOHS The Harrington Opera House Society met January 6 for its annual meeting in the Art Room with the following in attendance: Ellen Evans, Billie and Gordon Herron, Ed and Bunny Haugan, Mark and Sheryl Stedman, Dan and Cindy Hino, Becky Moeller,...

 

Marlin and Odessa Gun Clubs open trapshooting

After winning the Division I men’s competition last year with a total of 799 points out of a possible 800, and the Youth Division as well with 726 points out of 800, the combined Marlin-Odessa Gun Club geared up for the 102nd year of this annual...

 

The Year in Review

Our look back at 2019 continues... July In a project spearheaded by Lise Ott and JoEllen Wollman of Experience Quilts with the help of many Odessa quilters, red, white and blue “valor quilts” were distributed to elderly veterans at a July 4...

 

Message from the publisher

After much agonizing and several months of searching for anyone with ties to Odessa who might want to take over publication of The Odessa Record, we have decided that interest in a small weekly newspaper simply isn’t present among current and forme...

 

Crisis training; city council; library board; annual community meeting

Crisis Reality Training Tony Hamilton has announced an opportunity for our community to attend a “Crisis Reality Training” in Harrington on Friday, January 10, with Jesus Villahermosa in charge. Villahermosa is a nationally recognized expert on...

 

Lions announce Christmas lighting contest winners

The Christmas lighting contest sponsored by the Odessa Lions Club ended on December 22, when a group of local Lions gathered to view the various town properties that had been decorated for the...

 

The Year in Review

The year 2019 provided plenty of both good news and bad news for the Town of Odessa. The town’s youth did well both athletically and academically. Efforts to bolster the business community were less successful overall, but the local Chamber of...

 

Christmas Hymn Sing at Rocklyn Zion Chapel

Rocklyn Zion Chapel Christmas Sunday, Dec. 22, was a bright and beautiful day for the Christmas Hymn Sing at at the Rocklyn Zion Chapel near Harrington. Seasonal Christmas prelude music was played by Sarah Jane Heid of Davenport as God’s house on...

 

Time for new decade resolutions

Not only is 2020 a New Year, but a new decade is dawning as well, and some people are framing their annual resolutions in a bigger picture than just the next 12 months. For single women aspiring to embrace being single and enrich their lives througho...

 

WSP phone numbers used in 'Spoofing' scam

Fraudulent bomb threats drive vulnerable and unsuspecting to website Olympia, Washington - Late Monday afternoon, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) became aware that a WSP-associated phone number is being “spoofed” and fraudulent bomb threats are...

 

Football coaches also deserve praise

An avid reader of The Odessa Record called to tell us that our reporting on the recent football championship did not give enough credit to the coaches who molded the 2019 Odessa High School team into...

 

Accident near Quincy claims one victim

A collision last week near Quincy involved three vehicles: a Quincy school bus, a tour bus and a passenger vehicle, as reported by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. “All 26 students and the driver of the school bus were transported to Quincy Val...

 

Closure of Keller Ferry extended until January

KELLER – Keller Ferry users who travel across the Columbia River on State Route 21 will need to find alternate routes until early January because of additional issues uncovered during repairs to the M/V Sanpoil. Service is now scheduled to resume...

 

Harrington news

Harrington School Christmas Concert The Harrington School Christmas concert was held at the school on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. After Superintendent Wayne Massie welcomed the audience, music...

 

Law requires tobacco/vaping buyers be age 21

The Lincoln County Health Department has joined a statewide effort to educate the public about legislation changing the age at which tobacco and vaping products can be sold to younger members of the public. As part of its work to protect kids and...

 

WSP phone number used in 'Spoofing' scam

Fraudulent bomb threats drive vulnerable and unsuspecting to website Olympia, Washington - Late Monday afternoon, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) became aware that a WSP-associated phone number is being “spoofed” and fraudulent bomb threats are...

 

Planning under way for 50th anniversaries in 2020

The December 10 meeting of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce at noon in the public library was by far more sparsely attended than last month’s meeting at which several guests were present. Nevertheless, the members who were present Tuesday voted to...

 

Chamber and HOHS meetings; Hometown Christmas celebration

HOHS The Harrington Opera House Society met in the Art Room on December 2 for their monthly meeting. Attending were Billie Herron, Mark and Sheryl Stedman, Becky Moeller, Karen Robertson and Ellen...

 

Christmas Fest fun for all

As I walked into the community center on Wednesday, December 4, you could feel the Christmas spirit at the door. The room was filled with vendors from near and far. If you were looking to find that...

 

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...

 

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