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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... — Updated 2/20/2020


Imeachment trial in U.S. Senate luches forward.

To the Editor: Republicans are not stupid. They know that if there are no witnesses and no evidence, there is really no trial. They know that John Bolton would be the most important impeachment witness. They know that if Bolton... — Updated 2/1/2020


Gratitude for Odessa's help at Christmas time

To the Editor: I am writing to thank Odessa residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Odessa and across the United States, Operation... — Updated 1/25/2020


What a rough life we all lead here in USA

To the Editor: Life in these United States in 2019. We sit in our comfortable living rooms or dens, watching TV. We read the sports pages and enjoy drinking and partying at tailgate parties. We overeat and try to lose weight by... — Updated 1/18/2020


Letter to the Editor: Working with what unites us, not what divides us

To the Editor: We Americans have more that unites us than divides us. The majority of Americans, regardless of political persuasion, ethnic background, race and economic status, agree on the following: Make health care more... — Updated 1/18/2020


Letter to the Editor: Star atop Christmas tree is work of Brady Haase

To the Editor: As a citizen and member of the Old Town Hall Rejuvenation Society, I want to acknowledge Brady Haase for designing and making the beautiful star sitting atop our community Christmas tree. It is special and... — Updated 1/18/2020


Nigerian Christmas a celebration with family

To the Editor: Nigerian Christians celebrate Christmas in special ways. If possible, most return to the village of their ancestors, even those living abroad. Beginning early on Christmas Day, goats are brought to slaughter, and... — Updated 12/15/2019


Thanks to local medical community from U of W

To the Editor: At this time of Thanksgiving, we pause to give thanks to those who enrich our lives. At the University of Washington School of Medicine in partnership with Gonzaga University, we are especially grateful for the... — Updated 12/6/2019


Constitution is a plan for war and peace decisions

To the Editor: Every year Nancy and I start vegetables indoors in little cups. Within a few months we take them outside to plant. We have gotten very good at nurturing our plants from sprouting to harvesting. And, come planting... — Updated 12/6/2019


Writer objects to info in HempTech article

To the Editor: Check the facts before you publish, please. I’d like to offer two corrections to your article in the October 24th paper, “Hemp plant deal falls through at last minute.” First, your statement “HempTech... — Updated 11/4/2019


Writer says campaign here has gotten ugly

To the Editor: I’m writing this to the citizens of Odessa. With the election coming up, rumors circulating and threats being made to the people campaigning, no wonder they are afraid to run for town council. Is this what you... — Updated 10/9/2019


Boycott, divest, sanction: Non-violent protest actions

To the Editor: July 4, 2019, Independence Day – a day to celebrate our freedoms. What many people of Washington state don’t know is that our senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, voted to limit our freedoms – freedom to... — Updated 8/23/2019 Full story


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... — Updated 8/15/2019


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... — Updated 7/19/2019 Full story


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... — Updated 7/4/2019 Full story


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 investiga... — Updated 7/4/2019 Full story


Keep smiling; make each day as good as it can be

To the Editor: As I grow older, I have learned to enjoy every second of every minute of life left, more than ever! The day is what you make of it! Listening to children with terminal illnesses can teach you a lot. Being a six-year... — Updated 6/14/2019 Full story


Reminder: May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

To the Editor: May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and may my story inspire you to health. I lost a friend to undiagnosed skin cancer, and that event saved me. I started going to a dermatologist and in May 1990 I was diagnosed with... — Updated 5/31/2019 Full story


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 ha... — Updated 5/17/2019 Full story


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... — Updated 5/7/2019 Full story


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... — Updated 4/27/2019 Full story


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... — Updated 4/27/2019 Full story


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... — Updated 4/26/2019 Full story


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... — Updated 4/8/2019 Full story


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... — Updated 2/18/2019 Full story


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