Five things you need to know today, Nov. 12

November 13, 2018

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Monday Nov. 12. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.

1. Notable progress is being made on the old Ector Theatre, as the back walls have been removed as part of their planned extension of the building.

2. Meals on Wheels Executive Director Margaret Burton said Meals on Wheels has faced a shortage of volunteers that she has not seen at this level in her tenure. She said the lack of drivers has had a direct impact on the amount of people the organization can serve as a whole.

3. As a lesson for his students, Odessa High School history teacher Brandon Young is taking his students to Ector County Cemetery on Sunday to decorate veterans’ graves and commemorate Veterans’ Day, the end of hostilities in World War I.

4. Although it was a little overdue, some former Odessa High School students picked up their diplomas and partook of some cake and punch.

5. IN SPORTS: In the end, it was Sheldon Bass’ 16-yard touchdown reception with 1:07 remaining that allowed the Midland Lee Rebels to escape with a 43-36 victory over the Permian Panthers in the regular-season finale for both teams Friday at Grande Communications Stadium. Midland High’s Suddin Sapien accounted for 377 yards and six touchdowns as Midland High defeated Odessa High 49-35 on a chilly Friday night at Ratliff Stadium.

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