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Chamber, community in uproar over Fest

ODESSA – A lack of communication and differing approaches among members of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce board of directors has led to an organization and a community in uproar, with Deutschesfest 2021 only two months away. A community meeting held in mid-July, according to some attendees was quite vitriolic in nature. One immediate result was that board member Jax Allen announced to her fellow board members that she was unwilling to continue as a member of the board. Another board member, Michelle Melgren, had already resigned from the board because she and her husband John Melgren are movin...


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