Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Monday, March 19. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.
1. It’s been about six months since the Odessa City Council named Michael Marrero the interim city manager, but the city leaders have yet to name him permanently to the post or consider any other candidates.
2. In her five years as executive director of the West Texas Food Bank, Libby Campbell helped spearhead a successful capital campaign for a new facility, expand a program to feed students on weekends and distribute more and fresher food to the huge territory the agency covers.
3. Odessan Ronald Bennett, nationally acclaimed pianist and composer, will be honored at the Texas Federation of Music Clubs convention Thursday through Saturday at the DoubleTree by Hilton Midland Plaza Hotel, 117 W. Wall St., in Midland.
4. Longtime MCH volunteer LaVerne Stevenson celebrated her 95th birthday in February, during her 33rd year of volunteering with the MCH Auxiliary group — all after retirement from a long career in nursing in Odessa.
5. IN SPORTS: For the Odessa College men’s and women’s basketball teams, the season has come down to one final week.