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November 30th

Floyd Martin Blanchard

November 30, 2010

Floyd Martin Blanchard
1918-2010

Funeral services for Floyd Martin Blanchard will be held at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, Nov. 27 at the Mt. Whitney Baptist Church in Lone Pine, with burial to follow at the Independence Cemetery in Independence.
Floyd, or “Marty” as he preferred to be called, was born in Los Angeles in 1918 to Elena and Jack Blanchard and was the younger of two children. Marty died peacefully of natural causes on Nov. 12, 2010 at 12:15 a.m.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

November 30, 2010

Some might argue that the lone, stately sequoia that stands north of the Big Pine business district is already “green,” but this year it is even “greener” thanks to new LED Christmas lights replacing the traditional incandescent lights of the past.
Purchased with donations from local residents, the new LED lights use much less energy, last much longer than incandescent lights and will substantially reduce the costs to light the community’s Christmas tree.
The tree is located on the corner of U.S. 395 and State Route 168.

Train restoration pushes onward

November 30, 2010

Members of the Carson & Colorado Railway Society have made visible progress in their mission to restore the historic No. 18 locomotive in Independence.
This past weekend, volunteers with the Railway Society and Miller Towing of Lone Pine took the water tender from its longtime home in Dehy Park and transported it to the Eastern California Museum, where it will be stored while volunteer crews work to restore the locomotive in the park.

Emily Maria Delores Maria Assunta Licari Vella

November 30, 2010

Emily Maria Delores Maria Assunta Licari Vella
1918-2010

A graveside memorial service will be held at noon, Saturday, Nov. 27, at East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for longtime Bishop resident Emily Vella. A reception will follow, with details to be announced at the conclusion of the service.  
Born June 17, 1918 in Malta, Emily died peacefully at home Nov. 18, 2010 surrounded by loved ones.  

James Preston Tyerman

November 30, 2010

James Preston
Tyerman
1947-2010

An informal memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 for James Preston Tyerman at the Palu residence, 208 Grandview Dr., Bishop.
Born in Oildale, near Bakersfield, in 1947 to Gene and Alice Tyerman, Jim died around noon on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. It was just nine days after his 63rd birthday. He spent his last moments at home with family.

Jeanne Lehman

November 30, 2010

Jeanne Lehman
1925-2010

Jeanne Lehman’s life will be celebrated at the Bishop United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. The service will be conducted by Pastor Kathleen Puntar.
Born in Dallas on July 21, 1925, the second daughter of Ida Mae and Jack Perry, Jeanne died Friday evening, Nov. 19, 2010 in Bishop. She was 85.

Write-a-Marine campaign comes to Inyo

November 30, 2010

This holiday season a group of military doctors and surgeons are asking local residents to reach out to people they’ve never met and wish them a merry Christmas.
Doctors and staff members from the Naval hospital in San Diego are currently collecting cards, letters and gifts for Marines stationed at “Camp Leatherneck” in Afghanistan.
Allison (Wilson) Robinson, a Big Pine native and surgeon at the Naval hospital, is helping to spread the word in her hometown and surrounding communities, hoping Inyo County will join the effort to spread holiday cheer to the Marines.

Lights, cameras and bears, oh my!

November 30, 2010

Southern Inyo’s flurry of filming projects continues, with Ford Motor Company shooting yet another commercial in the Alabama Hills and Lone Pine recently.
According to Inyo Film Commissioner Chris Langley, the star of the Nov. 14-15 shoot was not the three new Ford prototypes that could not be photographed, but rather two trained bears.

Donna Marie Graves

November 30, 2010

Donna Marie Graves
1955-2010

Graveside memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the East Line Street Cemetery for longtime Bishop resident Donna Marie Graves. Pastor Ron Sargent of Bishop Christian Center will officiate.
Born in Nevada City on March 27, 1955, Donna died Nov. 21, 2010 in Bishop. She was 55.
Donna was admired and respected at work. She was a loving, caring and giving person. The world is a sadder place for having lost this beautiful person.

BLM to test wind potential in Cartago area

November 30, 2010

The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to erect five weather towers to assess the viability of wind power on approximately 20,000 acres in Southern Inyo.
If the lands prove worthy of supporting a commercial wind power project, Colorado-based RES Americas Development, Incorporated would be the interested applicant.

Summary and Trail Report Highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s with afternoon cloud cover...
The following are the last of the Bishop results from the June 20-22 Bishop Invitational Swim Meet...
Bishop barrel racer Kayla Inderbieten finished her first go at the National High School Rodeo...

 

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