The Odyssey Times, Vol 1, Issue 11

Excerpts from the no-longer-existent Whitsend.org feature called The Odyssey Times.

Harlequin Theatre Sponsors Bike Race

Edwin Blackgaard announced yesterday that his Harlequin Dinner Theatre is sponsoring a bike race this Saturday in McCalister Park. “I put together this bike race out of the kindness of my heart,” Blackgaard said. “I care deeply for this community.”

The race will take place on a two-mile track, and anyone under the age of 15 may enter. The grand prize for winning the race is a yearlong pass to all performances at the Harlequin Theatre and a new mountain bike.

“I tried to imagine what the youth of Odyssey would want the most,” Blackgaard said. “And I thought, which of these fine children wouldn’t want to see quality drama performed by a master of the theatre? My assistant, Shakespeare, suggested the mountain bike, but I doubt many of the children will be interested in that part of the prize.”

Some local children have already expressed interest. “I can’t wait for the race,” David Straussberg said. “I’ve been hoping to get a new bike for awhile.”

Blackgaard expects a large turnout and hopes the excitement generated by the race will spread to his theatre.

The Odyssey Scoop

Excerpts from the no-longer-existent Clubhouse Magazine site feature, The Odyssey Scoop. Will be categorized under “The Odyssey Times”.

Vol. 6, No. 3 ALWAYS FREE

Cookie Time
by Daniel Coulter“The St. Patrick’s Day party at Whit’s End was a blast,” Bethany Shepherd said. Many other local children felt the same way.

John Avery Whittaker invited the children of Odyssey to join him at Whit’s End for a time of baking and decorating cookies last Saturday. More than 100 youth attended.

Connie Kendall and Mr. Whittaker baked the cookies while cookie decorators, armed with green and white frosting, filled the dining area.

“It was great,” Alex Jefferson said. “Connie and Whit got into a flour fight, and soon everything was covered.”

Other children enjoyed the opportunity to create something sweet from the heart for those they love. Mr. Whittaker suggested the children decorate a few extra cookies to pass out to their friends at school. The children also decided to mail them to their friends and family.

Some reports say a few cookies were delivered with bites taken out of them. When asked, mailman Wooton Bassett broke down and confessed.

“I couldn’t help it,” he said. “The cookies smelled so good I just had to eat a couple.”

As a result, some of the families around Odyssey received half-eaten cookies, with the message, “Happy St. Pa.”

Test your knowledge by answering these questions.

Knows the Show: What is Whit’s wife’s name?
Whit’s End Wonder: Who was dating Whit’s wife when they first met?
Eu-genius: What is the name of the baseball player Connie fell in love with?

Answers: Jenny is Whit’s wife. Jenny was dating Jack Allen when she and Whit first met. Connie fell in love with Jeff Lewis.

The Odyssey Times, Vol 1, Issue 10

Excerpts from the no-longer-existent Whitsend.org feature called The Odyssey Times.

From Where I Sit

by Dale Jacobs

Sitting in my office staring out at the snow falling outside in Odyssey, I like to think how peaceful this time of year can be. I enjoy few things more than sitting inside in front of a warm crackling fireplace with a cup of piping hot chocolate and the evening paper.

The contrast of sitting and reading in the warmth and comfort of my home and reading about all the chaos in the world just outside my window struck me especially the other day when I found that, as often happens, I was reading the stories without thinking about the real people and events behind them. It happens especially with newspaper-men. We become so desensitized to the news that we forget it’s real.

And what can we do while sitting in front of the fireplace and reading the news? Just that…read. Learn. Understand the events. Gain a better understanding of everything that’s happening in the world.

And what should our next step be? A step out the door. To step into the real world, with all the knowledge we’ve obtained and do something about it. Make a difference. And meet those people and those situations that we’ve read about in the paper