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Town is looking festive as Christmas and New Year loom

Town is looking festive as Christmas and New Year loom

The Town of Odessa is all decorated for the holidays, following the hard work of town citizens willing to volunteer their time and equipment to the effort. The snowflakes that line the downtown area...

Chamber elects 2015 officers, plans for 2015

The slate of officers elected by the members present at the December 9 meeting of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce were: Marcus Horak, president; Justin Parr, vice president; Mo Sheldon, secretary; Larissa Zeiler, treasurer; board members, Lise Ott,...

No ferry December 20-22

Keller Ferry drivers will need to find another route to cross the Columbia River this weekend as crews make permanent repairs to the ferry’s steering system. The ferry will be out of service starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, December 20, with service...

Football, volleyball awards recognize achievement of athletes

Three Titan volleyball players were selected for the Northeast 1B League All-Opponent Team. Jordyn Tanke, Katie DeWulf and Casey Schlomer were named co-MVPs of the league. Below left: Volleyball team ...

Three honored for service to irrigation

Three people who have had huge and positive impacts on the “greening” of Eastern Washington have been honored by the Washington State Water Resources Association, which represents the state’s 100-plus irrigation districts. The awards were...

HS students urge to apply for legislative page program

The upcoming 2015 legislative session in Olympia provides a unique opportunity for students who are 14 to 16 years old to participate in and witness the legislative process. Thirteenth District lawmakers Judy Warnick and Matt Manweller encourage...

Baby girl born to Adam and Sara Dirks of Ritzville, Oct.

The baby's name is Shaye Marie Dirks, and she weighed seven pounds, six ounces and was 21 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Neil and Lecia Fink of Odessa, and her paternal grandparents are...

Harrington News

Twenty-five animal heads and furs have been on display in the Harrington Public Library since June of 1973. The late Louis Schultz was a Harrington farmer who enjoyed game hunting when he was not busy keeping his farming operations going. He began...

Grant County health officer reports gonorrhea outbreak

Grant County Health Officer, Dr. Alexander Brzezny, has declared a gonorrhea outbreak due to the sharp increase this year in the number of gonorrhea cases in Grant County. Public Health nurses are working closely with the Washington State...

WA among Peace Corps' top volunteer- producing states

The Peace Corps today released the 2014 rankings of the top volunteer-producing states and metropolitan areas across the country. Washington ranked number three among states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers, with 320 volunteers...

Letter to the Editor; Radical Muslim threat will be with us

To the Editor: Our problem with the radical lone wolf killers who live by an immoral ideology is something I am afraid is going to be with us for a long time. My reasoning is based on several factors that include the internet, which gives them too...

Letter to the Editor; Amtrak train in Odessa has potential to benefit many

To the Editor: In the U.S.A. automobile fatalities take 30,00 plus lives annually. Amtrak trains are much safer than cars. I am a very grateful subscriber to your paper and I strongly believe Odessa needs an Amtrak train stop. Three points to...

Rock Doc

By DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS I own a couple of small gold nuggets. They came from the Round Mountain gold mine in Nevada, which I visited a few years ago. A tour of the open-pit mine was crowned by a...

Welcome to my Kitchen

Christmas and New Years Day are almost here. Last minute gift giving and parties can challenge even the most experienced and competent cooks. Quick and easy or make ahead recipes are in demand....

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago From The Odessa Record December 17, 1914 Following a custom which has been in vogue here for many years past, the George W. Finney and the Edwards & Bradford Lumber yards remembered their friends this week with gifts of Christmas...

The Weather

High Low Prec. S Dec. 11 59 40 .00 Dec. 12 57 40 .02 Dec. 13 46 25 .00 Dec. 14 47 24 .00 Dec. 15 44 24 .00 Dec. 16 37 30 .04 Dec. 17 43 28 .06 Yearly total to date 8.39 inches. Snow accumulation: 8.5 inches to date. Seasonal rain: September to...

Odessa Grain

The latest cash grain market here shows Soft White Wheat down at $6.53. Hard Red Winter is down at $6.83. DNS is down at $8.83. Barley is down at...

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthdays for December 22: Mel Jantz, Leanna Schafer, Kim Schimdt, Gerry King. December 23: Brandon Nelson, Brittney Jones. December 24: Roxy Grall. December 25: Jena Meise. December 26: Candace Pitts.December 27: Brandon Brown, Phyllis...

Death Notice

Edith M. (Reister) Roloff passed away December 7, 2014, in Moses Lake. Her home was in Odessa, memorial services are pending. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is caring for the...

Team brings computer literacy classes to community library

With the assistance of a Big Bend Community College (BBCC) Title V grant and staff services from an organization called Washington Campus Compact, the Odessa Community Knowledge Center is now open to ...

Help Grant Co. sheriff stop metal thieves

Metal theft continues to be a concern in many communities, and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office is reminding the public of ways to help stop these crimes. Metal thieves target copper wire, steel scrap and parts from vehicles and farm implements...

OHS students get $1,000 scholarship from Microsoft

Students of Odessa High School were presented with a $1,000 scholarship award for excellence in Microsoft Certifications from CCI Learning. A large number of students from the school have earned...

O-H falls to LRS but beats Wellpinit in 1st league game

The Titan basketball team had a tough time against a much taller Lind-Ritzville-Sprague team at home in Odessa last Friday, losing 42-69. The game does not count in league play, however, since LRS is ...

Junior varsity basketball action for boys and girls

Information on junior varsity action for the first games of the season was supplied to The Record this week. JV boys The Titan boys junior varsity has been working hard all season thus far. JV coach...

Young girls team loses two, but improves each outing

Playing at home in Odessa Friday, the O-H girls’ basketball team lost to Lind-Ritzville-Spring by a score of 45-60. Down by 8 at the half, the Titans then had a miserable third quarter. They put up ...

Upcoming basketball games

There will be no basketball games during the week of Christmas. The next games will take place Tuesday, December 30 at Liberty High School, with all four teams playing (boys/girls varsity, boys/girls JV). The next two games after that will be home...

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...

Church Services

Heritage Church 302 S. First Street Odessa, WA 99159 Office: 509-982-2951 Rev. Jon Hayashi Sun.: 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. Worship & Communion, 12 p.m. Informational Membership, Tue.: 10:30 a.m. Prayer Wed.: 1:45 p.m. Confirmation Class, 7...

 
 
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