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Merlin ‘Moe’ Fletcher 1923-2010

November 11, 2010

Merlin ‘Moe’ Fletcher

1923-2010

A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at Mt. Whitney Baptist Church in Lone Pine for Merlin Edgar “Moe” Fletcher. A luncheon will be provided at the church following burial at the Mt Whitney Cemetery.

Born to Harry Carlisle Fletcher and Louise (Mossbacher) Fletcher on Sept. 9, 1923 in Los Angeles, one of three children, Moe died Nov. 1, 2010 at Southern Inyo Hospital in Lone Pine.

Frances Jane Falck 1918-2010

November 11, 2010

Frances Jane Falck

1918-2010

A graveside gathering to honor Frances Jane Falck will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 6 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop.

Born in Columbus, Ohio on May 22, 1918, Jane died Oct. 29, 2010 in Eureka Springs, Ark.

Norma Cyrus Spratt 1927-2010

November 11, 2010

Norma Cyrus Spratt

1927-2010

Funeral services for Norma Spratt will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Big Pine; private burial will follow. Viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8 for family and close friends at Brune Mortuary in Bishop.

A lifelong resident of Big Pine born in Fish Springs on March 14, 1927, Norma died in Bishop on Nov. 3, 2010. She was 83.

Big Pine brings home league title

November 11, 2010

The Big Pine Warriors topped their season with a win over the Tigers and the Hi-Lo League championship Saturday afternoon at Lee Vining.
With the score 10-23 in favor of the Tigers at the half, this was not your typical Big Pine get-out-in-front-early rout. The Warriors waited until the second half to rack up the points, for a final score of 49-37.
“What else could we ask for,” said coach Mark Tillemans, “to win the title on the last game of the season.”

Broncos make short work of Rosamond Roadrunners

November 11, 2010

The Rosamond Road-runners didn’t live up to their mascot’s reputation Friday night at Schwab Field. The Bishop Broncos, in the role of Wile E. Coyote, dropped crate-loads of dynamite on their little heads. There was no triumphant “beep beep” to be heard, all night.
The Broncos won 44-0, stayed unbeaten in league play and added one more game to the win column.

XC on way to CIF Prelims

November 11, 2010

The Bishop girls cross country team took second place at High Desert League finals at California City, advancing to CIF Prelim-inaries at Mt. SAC, Nov. 13.
The boys team finished fourth, just six points behind Kern.
“To have the girls advance to CIF Prelims is a well-deserved honor,” said coach Jeff Perry.
“Our boys gained a sizeable victory over Desert,” said Perry, “and ran very respectable times, but our competition was simply faster this year.

Lady Eagles season ends, perfectly

November 11, 2010

The Desert Mountain League finale between Lone Pine and Mammoth lived up to its billing on Thursday. The Lady Eagles took five games to maintain a perfect season record.
Lone Pine ends the regular season 14-0 in league and 23-3 overall.
It was standing-room-only at the Lone Pine gym. The bleachers erupted in “Go Eagles,” “Go Huskies” chants that could have been heard on top of Mt. Whitney.
With a 3-0 sweep of the Huskies in mid-October, the Eagles were surprised by a 9-5 Mammoth team intent on being their season spoiler.

Study predicts Yucca Mtn. will hurt tourism

November 11, 2010

recent study confirms what county leaders and residents have long suspected: The Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository becoming reality in nearby Nye County, Nev. will be bad business for Inyo.
Because tourism is the primary driver of the local economy, Gruen Gruen and Associates conducted surveys of visitors in Death Valley National Park to gauge likely socioeconomic impacts.

OV to brainstorm ideas for keeping school open

November 11, 2010

Enrollment at Owens Valley High School is at its minimum and the district will be holding a special meeting tonight to discuss the implications of such low student numbers.
Principal and Superintendent Joel Hampton said Monday the district has been notified that its high school enrollment will not meet education codes and the district may face lapsation, or closure.
He said the high school enrollment is down farther than had been anticipated.

Crash kills visitor northwest of Bishop

November 11, 2010

A single-vehicle accident in the Bishop area on Saturday has left a 20-year-old Long Beach man dead.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Raphael Contreras suffered fatal injuries after losing control of his 1994 Honda on U.S. 395 northwest of Bishop.
The CHP reported that Contreras was traveling southbound on U.S. 395 south of Mill Creek Road around 10:45 a.m. when, for an unknown reason, Contreras let the vehicle move to the left, onto the left shoulder. Contreras turned the vehicle to the right and lost control of the Honda.

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