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DROUGHT: Calif. governor declares state of emergency

January 17, 2014

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of drought emergency for California Friday, asking residents to cut their water use by at least 20 percent.
Locally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that Inyo and Mono are among dozens of California and Nevada counties that have been designated primary natural disaster areas due to drought.
Farmers and ranchers in the affected counties qualify for natural disaster assistance as of Jan. 15.

Mule Days announces concert headliners

January 17, 2014

Mule Days has some surprises in store for attendees this year, as it continues an effort begun in 2013 to return to its Western heritage.
With a nod to its roots, the Bishop Mule Days Celebration has tapped award-winning cowboy entertainer Dave Stamey to headline the 2014 concert, with nationally-known cowboy poet Baxter Black serving as the opening act.

Wild Iris finds a more comfortable headquarters

January 17, 2014

Wild Iris Family Counseling and Crisis Center has moved to a new and improved Main Street location, where it will continue to provide services to victims of domestic and sexual violence.
Wild Iris is now offering its clients more room and greater confidentiality at 148-150 N. Main St., just northeast of West Line Street.
“After 30-plus years, we have gone from a private home, one rotary phone and one client to an office on Main Street, a 24-hour hotline” and a client base numbering in the hundreds, Executive Director Lisa Reel said.

Home Street Happenings: Winter brings a play, book battle, tourney and a dance

January 17, 2014

Winter has been a blast for Home Street. A lot of preparation for spring and upcoming events are taking place right as you read this.
Coming soon is our first-ever Drama Club production, “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street,” from the “Twilight Zone.” This performance will be held in the Multi-purpose Room at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 and at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Tickets for the show will be sold at the door for a cost of $2 per person.

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