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Grand opening of The Fitness Place draws many visitors

Grand opening of The Fitness Place draws many visitors

The Fitness Place opened its doors to the public Saturday for its grand opening under new owners. With equipment set up both upstairs and downstairs, there were plenty of opportunities for trying...

Candidate claims unfair treatment by Moses Lake

A city in Washington is interfering in a hotly contested congressional election by removing the signs of at least one candidate, while leaving opponents signs standing on the same public property. Moses Lake appears to be targeting candidates who...

Odessa dodges fiery bullet

With extremely hot temperatures in the preceding days, the Odessa area should probably be considered lucky to have had only one fire which was contained after about five hours. With all the news...

Dr. Powell celebrates 22 years in Odessa

In August, Linda J. Powell, MD will have completed 22 years at the Odessa Clinic. This is something OMHC would like to proudly acknowledge. Imagine. That means over 140,000 hours of call (not over...

Some election campaigns less than civil

Editor’s note: The political campaign season is upon us, as ballots for the August primary election have gone out via the U.S. mail to registered voters in the Odessa area and elsewhere in the state. Although The Record is not aware of any...

Harrington News

Harrington Public Library in conjunction with Washington State University's extension office opened its Summer Reading Program, Fizz-Boom-Read, Thursday, July 10 from 3 to 5, led by Bridget Rohner...

IRS scams threaten consumers, demand immediate payment

BBB has received nearly 10 calls in the past week regarding IRS phone scams circulating in the Spokane and eastern Washington areas. Even though tax season ended months ago, scammers still claim victims owe money to the government and must pay up...

Public auctions to lease state lands for dryland farming

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering two dryland agriculture leases at sealed bid public auctions on August 12, 2014, at DNR’s Southeast Region office in Ellensburg at 2 and 2:30 p.m. The auctions are for rights...

Build an emergency kit for disaster prep

With all the news about wildfires recently, it seems like a good time to review how to make a home emergency kit. The following information came from the website www.ready.gov/washington. A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic...

WaFed opens for relief fund

Washington Federal Bank knows that everyone is aware of the wildfires burning in the Central Washington area; we wanted to provide everyone an update on what we are doing to support these communities in their time of need and ask for your support....

Letter to the Editor; Writer requests clean campaign

To the Editor: Though I hate to write this letter, I feel that I must. I am writing as a direct communication to one of my opponents in the election for the office of county assessor. In the two weeks since I have set up my campaign signs in...

Letter to the Editor; Writer enjoys museum

To the Editor: I was reading back over some older Odessa Record papers and reread the article by Lise Ott, Afternoon at the Odessa Museum, dated July 3, 2014. It’s sad that no one stopped by that day to visit this great museum. I served on the...

Rock Doc

My day starts with coffee. I'm too cheap to buy it by the cup from baristas, so I just brew my own Folgers by the pot. I have a cup or two as I settle into work each morning, and another cup -...

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago From the Odessa Record July 23, 1914 “A family on every quarter section was the spirit of a meeting here this week. A speaker told of the immigration plan of the Spokane Chamber of Commerce, to list land for sale and find settlers...

Loren L. Horst

Loren was born on June 9, 1929 in Irby, Wash. to Jakie and Rhyle (Swent) Horst and went to be with Jesus on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the age of 85. Loren attended Odessa High School and graduated...

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthdays for July 24: Foxy, Bruce Finkbeiner, Gina Schlomer, Becky Ramm. July 25: Cheryl Jeske, Tom Null, Joel Austin, Sarina Goetz. July 26: Brian Fink Fawn Nolt, Jody Kolterman, Kyle Lovgren, July 27, Melissa Fortner, Bobby Zimbelman, Natasha...

Fire hydrants flushed

The Odessa Fire Department recently flushed out the hydrants to make sure the system is not clogged when it's...

The Weather

High Low Prec. S July 16 100 63 .00 .00 July 17 101 62 .00 .00 July 18 94 63 .00 .00 July 19 90 63 .00 .00 July 20 91 63 .00 .00 July 21 82 50 .00 .00 July 22 81 55 .00 .00 Yearly total to date 2.32 inches. Snow accumulation: 8.5 inches to date....

Tebow, Zigan on SCC honor roll

Nicholas Tebow and Miranda Zigan, both of Odessa, are among more than 2,100 students on the spring honor roll list at Spokane Community College. To receive honor roll status, students must earn a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Community...

Do you own a home-based business?

If so, we would like to hear from you. The Record is planning to run a series featuring businesses which are home-based. We are aware of quite a few business run from homes in the area and would like information about who you are, how you got...

Se habla Espanol? Odessa group return to San Felipe

Even if you don’t speak Spanish, you can join us on a mission trip as we return to San Felipe in Baja California, Mexico. On November 7, 2015 a group of Odessans will depart Spokane and fly to San Diego, where we will rent a van and drive to...

Odessa Grain

The latest cash grain market here showed Soft White Wheat down at $6.03. Hard Red Winter is down at $6.49. DNS is up at $7.21. Barley is up at $148/...

Court Report

Sheriff’s Report INCIDENT LOG Editor's note: Most items in this section reflect the starting point for response by local police and emergency agencies. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office does not release names of individuals who report possible...