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February 28th

Match made in heaven

February 28, 2014

Newly appointed Fairgrounds CEO Sally Symons, a longtime community volunteer, is preparing to begin work at the fairgrounds this Monday.
Symons is a Bishop native who has volunteered her time to do everything from serve on civic boards and committees, to mentor local youngsters interested in agriculture. Now, she said she is looking forward to earning a living doing the things she has always volunteered to do.
Tri-County Fair Board President Maria Kemp said the board felt Symons’ local roots and passion for the community made her a perfect candidate for the position of Fairgrounds CEO.

Event to raise funds for social services

February 28, 2014

Bishop’s First United Methodist Church is inviting residents to an evening of fun and fundraising in support of its numerous social services programs.
The church’s Third Annual Eastern Sierra Community Auction will be held from 6:30-8:45 p.m. Saturday, March 15 at the FUMC Community Center, 205 N. Fowler St., Bishop. Proceeds from the evening – via a silent and live auction and any additional donations collected – will assist FUMC in its efforts to provide aid to vulnerable community members.

February 27th

Marie Louise Taylor

February 27, 2014

Marie Louise Taylor
1946-2014

Marie Louise (Swenson) Taylor passed in her sleep on Feb. 16, 2014 at her home in Round Valley.
Marie was born in Stockholm, Sweden and moved to the United States with her adopted parents, Mary and Bruno Swenson, at the age of 4. They entered through Ellis Island, N.Y. and made their residence in the East Bay Area of California.
Marie began her education in the public schools of San Leandro, Calif. When she entered school she did not speak English.

February 26th

NIH’s Ungersma to serve on statewide hospital board

February 26, 2014

Northern Inyo Hospital Board of Directors board member Dr. John Ungersma recently began a three-year term as treasurer of the Association of California Healthcare Districts.
In a recent news release, the ACHD Board of Directors said it is pleased to make the announcement. Ungersma said he is also very pleased to accept the position of treasurer for this prestigious organization. ACHD is an association of 77 state healthcare districts that serve 10 percent of California’s population, approximately 10 million people, he explained.

Southern Inyo waters open for fishing Saturday

February 26, 2014

Cooler temps and cloudy skies forecast for this weekend – after weeks of unseasonably warm weather two months into the Eastern Sierra new year – could be a blessing in disguise for anyone planning to take advantage of the Southern Inyo Early Trout Opener.

Changes coming to landfills

February 26, 2014

Local leaders are re-designing the way Inyo County Integrated Waste does business in an effort to close a $300,000 budget gap and meet state mandates for waste diversion and recycling.
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to approve a temporary transfer of two equipment operators from the Solid Waste Department to the Road Department to fill two equipment operator vacancies.
According to Deputy County Administrator Pam Hennarty, this move will save the Solid Waste Department about $160,000 a year in salaries without the county having to lay off any employees.

February 25th

Dennis Ray Wiley

February 25, 2014

Dennis Ray Wiley
1953-2014

Dennis Ray Wiley was gracefully drafted up to pitch with the Heavenly Angels on Feb. 16, 2014, at home with family by his side after a short battle with esophageal cancer. He was 60 years of age.
A celebration of Dennis’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Calvary Chapel, 210 E. Springer in Ridgecrest. Pastor Billy Phipps from RCA will officiate and reception to follow. Softball attire/casual wear is highly encouraged as this is what Dennis would want.

Marie Louise Taylor

February 25, 2014

Marie Louise Taylor
1946-2014

Marie Louise (Swenson) Taylor passed in her sleep on Feb. 16, 2014 at her home in Round Valley.
Marie was born in Stockholm, Sweden and moved to the United States with her adopted parents, Mary and Bruno Swenson, at the age of 4. They entered through Ellis Island, N.Y. and made their residence in the East Bay Area of California.
Marie began her education in the public schools of San Leandro, Calif. When she entered school she did not speak English.

Margaret Ann Trexler Prewitt

February 25, 2014

Margaret Ann Trexler Prewitt
1930-2014

Born June 16, 1930 in Davidson County, N.C., Margaret Ann Trexler Prewitt passed away Feb. 15, 2014.
Margaret graduated from Ashebore High School and served in the U.S. Navy from June 1951 through June 1953. She married Robert Lee Prewitt May 5, 1957.
After settling in Lone Pine, she worked as a nurse at the local hospital until she retired in 1972. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

James W.H. Charlton

February 25, 2014

James W.H. Charlton
1916-2014

James W.H. Charlton, also known as “Bill,” was born Feb. 29, 1916 in Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada. In 1922, his family was flooded out and moved to Riverside. Bill spent his school years, kindergarten through Riverside Junior College, in Riverside. From 1936 to 1938 Bill went to U.C. Berkeley and received his Bachelor’s degree in Forestry. He went to work for the U.S. Forest Service on the Cleveland National Forrest.

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