Archive - 2010
Madeline C. Robinson
Private services will be held at a later date for former Bishop resident Madeline C. Robinson.
Born Jan. 31, 1914 in Riverside to Glenn and Alice Calkins, Madeline died Sept. 18, 2010 in Portland, Ore. She was 96.
Madeline was a nurse in the early 1950s at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop. She also served as office nurse for Dr. Robert Denton and Dr. C.L. Scott.
Carroll E. Thomas
A private memorial service will be held in the fall for Big Pine resident Carroll E. Thomas.
Born May, 1, 1910 in Clarinda, Iowa, Carroll died at the Bishop Care Center on Sept. 15, 2010. He was 100.
Carroll was the first of eight children. He was preceded in death by his three brothers and three sisters, and also his wife of many years and mother of his sons, Ruth E. Thomas.
In an act of locals helping locals, the Owens Valley Vendors and Contractors Association and the Bishop Chamber of Commerce are hosting a large-scale networking event complete with agencies seeking contractors for work.
The OVCVAâ€™s Second Annual Business Expo will happen from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Home Economics Building, at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop.
One of OVCVAâ€™s founding members, Dan Stone of Stone Equipment Rentals, said he had been approached by many in the community about when another expo was going to be offered.
Elizabeth Fay (Libby) Vassar
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 at the First United Methodist Church for lifelong Bishop resident Elizabeth Fay (Libby) Vassar. Those who attend are asked to wear red and bring a smile.
Born June 30, 1937 to Francis Fay and Charles H. (Mannie) Olds in Bishop, Libby died at the Bishop Care Center after a brief illness on Sept. 12, 2010. She was 73.
Libby married Mitchell M. Vassar in 1953. They had three children, Marcy, Mitch and Missy.
Miss Bishop Paiute Tribe 2009-10 Serena West is preparing to crown her successor this week as the Tribe holds its annual pageant in conjunction with California Indian Days Celebration events, including a parade and pow wow, scheduled to begin Friday, Sept. 25.
Residents and visitors are invited to bring their four-legged, winged, hooved and scaled family members â€“ large and small â€“ to St. Timothyâ€™s Anglican Church in Bishop on Sunday, Oct. 3 to have their pets blessed as part of the church's annual offering.
The 2010 Blessing of Animals will begin at 10 a.m. at 700 Hobson St., and complimentary refreshments will be provided to all pets and their human companions after the service.
The department heads for the City of Bishop presented the City Council with updates from their respective offices at the councilâ€™s bimonthly meeting on Monday.
One of the busiest departments in the city right now is the Bishop Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Ray Saguine said August set a record with 39 calls and the volunteers are keeping busy in September with approximately one call a day.
County leaders are hoping to direct attention to a need for community service in Inyo County as there have been no volunteers to sit on the county Water Commission.
The Water Commission has not had a quorum since the beginning of the year, meaning that it has been unable to meet in its capacity as an advisory body to the Board of Supervisors and the Water Department.
The board decided Tuesday to re-advertise for the three vacant positions rather than disband the group and hand its duties over to the Natural Resources Advisory Commission.
Fairs are ancient traditions which go back many generations, across many centuries. Even today, going to the local County fair is a childhood rite of passage for most Americans. The sights and the sounds of the carnival lights and music blend with the promising smells of delicious foods amid a cacophony of shouting carnival barkers alongside the excited squeals of laughter and excitement of fairgoers.
Three decades ago, a California resident could walk into the Department of Motor Vehicles and, for the sum of $3.25, leave with a brand-new driverâ€™s license issued to any name of their choosing.
Not only has the price for a CDL increased in the past 30 years to its current $31, but the DMV can now only issue an ID or license with a personâ€™s legal name on it.