Archive - Aug 22, 2011
It might not feel like it but summer is unofficially over â at least for local youth.
School starts next week for most Inyo County students, and has already started for some. Students in the Bishop Unified School District and Round Valley start school this coming Monday, Aug. 22;Big Pine students start Tuesday, Aug. 23; Lone Pine kids go back to class, Wednesday, Aug. 24; and class is in session for the Death Valley School District starting Monday, Aug. 29.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors has reiterated its long-standing support for the construction of a new courthouse in Independence by offering the state a free parcel of land for the new courthouse.
The board also officially requested that the state court system authorize spending $2.3 million in state court funds to build the new, modular courthouse, which would be located adjacent to the county jail in Independence.
George W. Snow
George W. Snow of Athena passed away Aug. 8, 2011 at the Milton-Freewater Health and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 97 years. At his request no public services will be held. Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, Ore. is in charge of the arrangements.
John W. McKellips
Graveside funeral services and interment for lifelong Bishop resident John W. McKellips will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop. Donna Thomas will officiate.
Born in Shurz, Nev. on Aug. 19, 1937, John passed away on Aug. 17, 2011 at Northern Inyo Hospital. He was 73.
James R. Bame
Graveside funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for 44-year Big Pine resident James R. Bame. Pastor Chris Costello and VFW Post No. 8988 officiated.
Born in Blufton, Ohio on Jan. 27, 1927, James passed away on Aug. 14, 2011 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop. He was 84.
James served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and Korea. He was owner of Modern Floors in Bishop from 1966-2002.