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The Odessan and Focus on Oak Grove welcome your engagement, wedding and anniversary information, as well as announcements of births, birthdays and non-profit community events.  We are also interested in special accomplishments of family members and friends.  Downloadable forms are available to assist you; click here to select a form.

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements (with or without photo) are published at no cost to you.

Birth announcements (without photo) are published at no cost.  A photo may be included with the announcement at a cost of $15.

Happy ads (birthday, congratulations, thank-yous) may be published according to advertising rates.

The Odessan and Focus on Oak Grove will publish obituaries which have a local connection in our style at no charge. If the family requests specific wording, has special requests or wants a tribute-style obituary, there will be a charge for publication. In addition, the family may have a photo published for $15. Those who have questions should contact The Odessan, 816-230-5311, for clarification. Please refer to the Obituary Form for information which should be included in the obituary.

Photos can be scanned and returned while you wait.

Information may be submitted in person from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, by mail, e-mail or fax or by dropping it into the mail slot in the door.  Items must be submitted (and paid, if applicable) by 5 p.m. Monday to be published in the Thursday edition.
Engagement notice with photoNo charge if local connection
Happy ad$28 depending on size and length of message
Birth announcementNo charge
Birth announcement photo$15 charge
Obituary photo$15 charge

The Odessan
212 W. Mason Street
P.O. Box 80
Odessa, MO 64076

Focus on Oak Grove
103 S.E. 12th Street
Oak Grove, MO 64075
Fax 816-690-7219


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