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Museum support needed, says Historical Society

To the Editor: I am writing as a member of the Odessa Historical Society, asking for your help. Our local museum began with much volunteer help many years ago, just as it continues to run today. It has weathered a devastating fire and was rebuilt to...

 
 By Pat Gamache    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Things that go bump in the night

They only come out at night! They hide inside, so they can’t be seen during the day, like the vampires they are. They don’t suck your blood, but they will make you bleed when they strike. They poke their heads out from time to time like little...

 

Reader recalls many fond memories on recent trip

To the Editor, I appreciate receiving The Record weekly. The inclusion of Harrington and Mohler old and new news is especially appreciated. (Marjorie Womach is a Mohler friend. Her mother, Elizabeth Womach Dammel, was my piano teacher when we were...

 

Fireworks not fun for everyone

Another 4th of July in Odessa, and I believe the people with illegal fireworks went all out. Now I know that some are unaware that fireworks that go “bang” or fly in the air and go “bang” are illegal, and there are others that do know it’s...

 
 By Dyanne Deering    Opinion    July 4, 2019

Mad, fat, bipolar woman is back

I’m back! I know, “What could she possibly have to tell us now?” I would like to talk to you all about the “shocking truth” of Fibromyalgia. This is a condition that I was diagnosed with several years ago and, as my life has changed, my...

 

Water system regionalization explored

(Davenport, WA July 1, 2019) Lincoln County municipal leaders, public works staff, and contract water system operators came together recently to talk about the challenges of maintaining their water and wastewater systems. Besides the infrastructure...

 

Letter to editor Farewell to beloved pet

To the Editor: I write this as a form of therapy for me! It helps in finalizing the passing of our dog (son) Tristen. As I walk through the house, picking up Tristen’s toys after having to put him down for an aggressive decline from a brain tumor...

 

Careful reading of Mueller report urged by writer

To the Editor: This what I have learned from reading the Mueller Report: 1) Mueller’s job was limited to investigating any links between Russia and the Trump campaign along with any other matters that came up during the investigation. He was not au...

 

Hospitality of Odessa wins the hearts of hikers

To the Editor: Last week, 21 retirees from Olympia spent three days in Odessa. We hiked through the coulees, looked at birds, studied geology, learned about local history, golfed and enjoyed local refreshments. Lake Creek Coulee has some beautiful tr...

 

Reader questions fairness of illegal immigrants in U.S.

In 1869, the main Western Expansion started. The railroads began expanding to more towns and cities. They brought the people who cleared the land, established schools, built roads and made the west what it is today. Many of these people had come...

 

Writers express concerns for public safety issues

To the Editor: Just a warning, Spring is here, and yard cleanup after winter is underway. Those with pets should be aware. Ours are like our children, and I try to protect them as such. Most of the products we spray to kill the unwanted weeds and...

 

The physics of climate change

To the Editor: Carbon dioxide is the thermostat of earth’s atmosphere. That was demonstrated by John Tyndall, a British physicist, in experiments done in his laboratory in the 1850s. Using a relatively simple apparatus he showed infrared radiation...

 

Writer encourages a visit to Odessa's Spring Fling

To the Editor: Spring Fling! I’m not sure how long ago Spring Fling started, but it is here and going strong. Spring Fling a time to clean up the yard and the house, and get ready for a productive and happy time of year. But it is also about and...

 

Fireworks cause concern over past race weekend

To the Editor. Concerning the fireworks of Friday, March 29, 2019 and Saturday, March 30, 2019. Friday night was bad for noise. Saturday sounded like a war zone. Two large blasts around 8 p.m. shook our house and rattled our windows, and we live...

 

Opposing views: Freedom Foundation vs. Northwest Accountability Project

After Lincoln County Commissioners Rob Coffman, Scott Hutsell and Mark Stedman recently passed a resolution to hold open meetings for negotiations with the county’s public employees union, there has been considerable debate about the issue. Now...

 

Animosity in the political arena shocks letter writer

To the Editor: The animosity expressed by tone of voice, facial expressions and questions about undocumented people (i.e., illegal aliens) at political meetings amazes me. I attended a Conversations with Cathy meeting in Medical Lake in October...

 

Writer objects to lack of enforcement by sheriffs

To the Editor: Initiative 1639, a broad set of firearms restrictions, was approved by the voters last year. Effective as of January 1 of this year, the age for firearms purchases was raised to 21. Rest of the law takes effect July 1. It makes no...

 

Lawmakers seek solution to state's homeless crisis

• Bill would allow homeless people to survive in public without fear of obstruction • Law prohibits discrimination based on housing status A group of 11 Democratic lawmakers aims to address the rights of homeless people and their ability to...

 

SB 5735 would assume kids under 14 incapable of committing crimes

• More than 3,000 12- to 14-year-olds were charged with crimes in Washington state over the last six years • Bill would presume this age group incapable of committing crime in an effort to keep more juveniles out of detention • Prosecutors...

 

Diary of a mad, fat, bipolar woman #6

By DYANNE DEERING Can we talk for a minute about all of the new and exciting things that are going on in my life? I know what you’re going to say, “Dyanne, your life is already sooooo exciting.” Well, recently it got even more exciting. In...

 

Diary of a mad, fat, bipolar woman #7

All right, lets talk about “Baby Mama/Daddy Drama.” Can somebody please tell me why I am constantly hearing about the parent with custody of the child withholding visitation from the other parent for stupid reasons. This is not legal and it is...

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Guest editorial:

Homelessness, like poverty, is not a choice. Society creates the circumstances for both to exist, sometimes side by side. In other words, the misery experienced by the homeless and the poor is cruel and needless except to those who have political...

 
 By Jim Boss    Opinion    January 10, 2019

Who is Q, whose online posts now have followers all around the world?

By JIM BOSS On October 28, 2017, Q began posting on the chan boards 4chan and, later on, 8chan. Followers have learned through these posts that this is a military intelligence operation promising that great change is coming worldwide. Autists...

 

Christmas 2018 through the eyes of a child

What a month this has been. It’s hard to have a good Christmas when your spouse HATES the holiday. My seven-year-old Anabela started out the month beyond excited. Every day she would ask when are we decorating the tree. But the tree was locked in...

 

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