Archive - Jun 14, 2012
Yonnetta K. DeYoung
â€śWe are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.â€ť
â€“ Teilhard de Chardin
Yonnetta (pronounced Juanita) DeYoung, age 88, of Fallon went to sleep in the arms of our Lord on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the Manor Care Wingfield in Sparks, Nev. Born on Aug. 30, 1923 in Pocatello, Idaho, she was the daughter of Walter and Frances Ames. Yonnetta married Henry DeYoung on July 15, 1941 and remained married to him until his passing in 1996.
Cecil Leon Campbell
He was born at home in the Jackfork Mountains of Oklahoma to Annie and Cecil Campbell on May 9, 1931, Leon rode unto the sunset in Benton City, Wash. on June 4, 1912.
He came to Bishop around 1950 where he was employed by Union Carbide. In 1954 he married the love of his life, Betty (Tallon). Leon worked for the schools as a bus driver and custodian, and shod horses. They moved to Washington state in 1979, although his true passion was rodeo.
Lyn and Ralph Haberâ€™s four-acre Swall Meadows botanical garden preserve will be open for a public tour as a benefit for the Bishop City Park Arboretum Project. It may actually serve as a double benefit: a fundraiser for the Bishop City Park Arboretum Project and a learning opportunity for local gardening devotees. â€śThe tour is (especially) welcoming to newcomers who donâ€™t know what grows here,â€ť said Charles Milligan, one of the tour organizers.
Local leaders met last week to discuss the countyâ€™s fleet of vehicles and what state-mandated emission regulations might mean for county-owned vehicles.
Through responsible use and careful maintenance, Inyo County has been able to maintain a large fleet of vehicles at minimal cost to the citizens. However, with state-mandated emissions regulations going into affect over the next few years, there are concerns that many older vehicles will need to be replaced or the county will face fines and fees for being out of compliance.
Nineteen new homes are under construction on the Bishop Paiute Reservation thanks to a Department of Housing and Urban Development Title VI Loan Guarantee.
According to the tribe, HUD has backed the tribe for a $3 million loan for the construction of 18 new homes on tribal lands. The last home will be built using Community Development Department reserves.
The HUD loan is a rare opportunity for the tribe.