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  • Today, June 19, 2019
  • 2019 Juneteenth Celebration

    The Black Cultural Council of Odessa (BCCO) has scheduled the 2019 Juneteenth Celebration June 14-16 and June 19 at Woodson Park, 1020 E. Murphy St.

  • OPD's 26th Session of the Citizen's Police Academy

    The Odessa Police Department has scheduled the 26th session of the Citizen's Police Academy from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday nights, beginning Aug. 1 through Nov. 14.

  • Camp Fire West Texas - Summer Day Camp

    Camp Fire West Texas has scheduled a Summer Day Camp for children ages 5-12 from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 28 through Aug. 9 at Buice Elementary School, 1800 E. 87th St.

  • Summer Camps for Kids at Odessa College

    Odessa College, 201 W. University Blvd., is accepting registration for a variety of summer camps and activities.

  • ECISD Summer Meal Program

    The Ector County Independent School District School Nutrition is offering heatlhy Summer Food Service Program meals at no cost to children 18 years and younger.

  • Summer Science Camps for Kids (ages 6-8)

    The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20 West, Midland, has scheduled summer science camps for children ages 6-8.

  • Summer Art Camps for Kids

    The Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd., has scheduled Summer Art Camps for kids, ages 6-12.

  • VBS: It's a Praise Party

    Connection Christian Church, 4241 Tanglewood Lane, has scheduled “It's a Praise Party!” VBS for kids ages 4 through fifth grade from 9:30 a.m. to noon June 18-21.

  • “Candelilla, Coatlicue and the Breathing Machine” Exhibition

    Ballroom Marfa, 108 E. San Antonio St., Marfa, has scheduled “Candelilla, Coatlicue and the Breathing Machine,” an exhibition with newly commissioned and existing works by Beatriz Cortez, Candice Lin and Fernando Palma Rodríguez, April 5 through the end of September.   

  • Kendra Scott Gives Back: “Sips and Sweets" Party

    Kendra Scott Gives Back has been scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 19 at the Kendra Scott store at The Commons at Northpark, 2900 W, Loop 250 North, Suite 135, Midland.

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Odessa American

Odessa American

tel. 432-337-4661

222 E 4th St, Odessa, TX 79761

John's Corner

John's Corner

tel. 432-362-0004

3827 N Dixie Blvd, Odessa, TX 79762

John's Corner in Odessa TX John's Corner is a landscaping and nursery garden solutions company located in Odessa, TX. John's specializes in various gardening areas such as: organic solutions, flowers, house plants, beddings plants, trees, shrubs, ground cover, and much more. With the correct guidance and solutions, John's employees are equipped with the knowledge and experience to improve your gardening area. Our garden center is based in the vicinity of Ector & Midland Counties, so if your garden is undergoing rough times, we have the products to help. These products include; Ferti-lome, Soil Mender, Roundup, Turfmark, Scott’s Ortho, Green Light, and Hi-yield.Our reputation speaks for itself; John’s Corner has won Best Nursery in the Odessa American Reader’s Choice Poll for 10 years in a row. If you are located in Andrews, Odessa, Midland, Permian Basin, or Ector County, we are here to fulfill all of your gardening or landscaping needs.

Basin Podiatry

Basin Podiatry

tel. 432-550-3668

2626 JBS Parkway, Odessa, TX 79761

We provide high quality medical care for your feet and ankles. Patient care is our top priority. Our goal is to provide excellent medical care of the foot and ankle in a Christian and patient environment. Our number one priority is patient care and to see that you feel comfortable in our office. We want you to know that we will go above and beyond to accommodate all of our patients!

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OA Advertising

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Local columns

CATES: Study: Obesity linked to artificial light

CATES: Study: Obesity linked to artificial light

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Yesterday, a friend told me she had heard on the news about a study that linked TV use during sleep to obesity.  My reply to her was “I have t…

Views

TEXAS VIEW: Abbott responds to ACA ruling with typical cynicism

TEXAS VIEW: Abbott responds to ACA ruling with typical cynicism

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No matter what one thinks about the legal basis for last Friday’s ruling by a federal judge in Texas striking down the Affordable Care Act — a…

GUEST VIEW: Drowning at the FDA

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If one of our fellow citizens is drowning, is it proper to throw him a life preserver if it has not yet been approved by the U.S. government? …

Syndicated columns

CATES: Study: Obesity linked to artificial light

CATES: Study: Obesity linked to artificial light

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Yesterday, a friend told me she had heard on the news about a study that linked TV use during sleep to obesity.  My reply to her was “I have t…

CATES: Study shows TV use during sleep could play into weight

CATES: Study shows TV use during sleep could play into weight

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Yesterday, a friend told me she had heard on the news about a study that linked TV use during sleep to obesity. 

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Democrats are just plain wrong

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Democrats are just plain wrong

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Here’s a little fairy tale about a Democrat. There is a Democrat senator who is finishing out his second term, and has no plans to run again. …

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Power hungry will do anything

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Power hungry will do anything

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I see the democrat socialist (communist?) party is receiving money from drug traffickers in Mexico. Well, why not as both are criminal organiz…

Local People

Styles get romantic in Paris menswear with verdant blooms

Styles get romantic in Paris menswear with verdant blooms

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PARIS (AP) — The renewed interest in brand Off-White continued this season at Paris Fashion Week, after its founder and designer Virgil Abloh …

RIGHT AT HOME: Outdoor decor that's 'out there' and edgy

RIGHT AT HOME: Outdoor decor that's 'out there' and edgy

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The outdoor furnishings market has been dominated for years by wicker-look resin furniture and beachy prints. Spindly folding lawn chairs have…

Community

PET OF THE WEEK: Red

PET OF THE WEEK: Red

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Red, a 1- to 2-year-old male Heeler mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. Red is friend…

PET OF THE WEEK: Cliff

PET OF THE WEEK: Cliff

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Cliff, a 1-year-old male Labrador mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. Cliff loves aff…

GOOD NEWS: Gift boosts Big Bend museum’s campaign

GOOD NEWS: Gift boosts Big Bend museum’s campaign

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ALPINE A $50,000 gift from Heritage Award honoree John Poindexter has provided an early boost to the Museum of the Big Bend’s C…

ECISD Summer Food Program

ECISD Summer Food Program

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The Ector County Independent School District School Nutrition is offering healthy Summer Food Service Program meals at no cost …