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Pilot found injured in Sierra

October 24, 2013

A downed airplane belonging to a Big Pine man was located Thursday morning near Huntington Lake on the west side of the Sierra.
Fresno County sheriff’s officials also located the pilot, who has yet to be identified, with unknown injuries.
Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Curtice said that the pilot was flown from the crash site, about one mile south of Brown Peak, to the Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno to be treated for injuries. Curtice said he did not know the extent of the pilot’s injuries, but did confirm that he was the plane’s only occupant.

Blue ribbons for asthma awareness

October 24, 2013

Residents still have a couple more days to wear blue ribbons and help spread awareness of asthma – a common condition that can also be fatal.
For the 17th year in a row, family and friends of the late Christopher John Schumacher are staging Blue Ribbon Asthma Awareness Week, Oct. 15-25, to not only honor Schumacher’s memory, but to show support “for all those who have asthma and know someone who suffers from asthma,” according to organizers.
Schumacher was 14 – just shy of his 15th birthday – when he died from a severe asthma attack on Oct. 19, 1996.

Flora McBride Murphy

October 24, 2013

Flora McBride Murphy

Flora McBride Murphy, 88, was born Sept. 23, 1925 in Mono Lake to Joe McBride, Sr. and Ida Tom-McBride. She is the granddaughter of Bridgeport Tom and Leanna Tom, and great-great-granddaughter of Captain Sam. Flora passed away Oct. 15, 2013 in Yerington, Nev.
As a child she attended school in Coleville, and later in her teen years she attended Stewart Indian School. She had technical training at Chemawa Indian School in Oregon as a welder, welding ships during World War II.

Richard T. Kennedy

October 24, 2013

Richard T. Kennedy

Richard T. Kennedy passed away at Kaiser in Fresno on Oct. 6, 2013.
Richard started his career at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on June 24, 1959 as a lineman. He moved up the ladder and retired as an electric distribution mechanic supervisor on Nov. 30, 1998.
Richard is survived by his three children, Richard T. Kennedy of Simi Valley, Mary M. Kennedy of Thousand Oaks and Winter Jackson of Bishop; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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