October 21st, 2013
Joan Elizabeth Patterson
Joan Elizabeth Patterson, 97, of Bishop, passed away at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop on Sept. 27, 2013. She was born on Nov. 28, 1915 in Lisse, Holland and with her family came to the United States at Ellis Island, N.Y., in 1920.
Darlene Rose Salas (Kennedy)
Darlene Rose Salas (Kennedy), 68, born in Oasis to the late Margaret Ruth Shaw and Herbert Kennedy. Darlene lived in Bishop for most of her life. She worked at the Bishop laundry for 16 years as a delivery bundler. She then worked for both the Texaco and Mobile gas stations in town for several years, before working at the Paiute Palace Casino, as assistant cage manager. Darlene worked at the Casino for more than 18 years.
Kathryn Amy (Roe) Henderson
Kathy Henderson, beloved wife, mother, friend and civic leader, passed away at Renown Medical Center in Reno on Oct. 13, 2013 surrounded by family. Kathy was a born-again Christian who loved her family and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Deanna Johnson, 70, died Oct. 10, 2013, after a long a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born and raised in Arcadia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dean Iles Bowler and Joan Becker Bowler; and her brother, Jimmy.
She is survived by her children, Chris Johnson and Paige Johnson-OâDonnell; her grandchildren, Mary and Grace Johnson and Riley and Gregory OâDonnell; her loving husband, Richard LeGassick; and many LeGassick stepchildren and grandchildren.
Sixteen days and more than $24 billion in lost revenue and wages later, the U.S. government shutdown has ended with approval of a national spending plan that will be in place from now through Jan. 15.
Federal officials have also agreed to raise the nationâs debt limit through Feb. 7 to avoid defaulting on debt.
The end of the shutdown means workers deemed ânon-essentialâ who were furloughed Oct. 1 have been allowed to return to work and the ânon-essentialâ federal services that were shut down will resume.
Locally, the national parks are once again open to residents and travelers.
Longtime Bishop resident Kathryn Henderson passed away last week just after her 80th birthday, leaving behind the lifetime legacies of a loving family and a strong commitment to community and public service.
Henderson died on Oct. 13, 2013 at Renown Medical Center in Reno surrounded by family, according to daughter-in-law Cindy Henderson. In her obituary, son Don Henderson wrote, âShe was a born-again Christian who loved her family and savior, Jesus Christ.â
Local law enforcement has opened an investigation into the theft of medical records from Northern Inyo Hospital in a case that has shaken community members and NIH itself.
This past summer, hospital officials noticed that an employee in the records department had illegally obtained and was in possession of a patientâs medical file. Hospital Administrator John Halfen said Thursday that the employee, Cherie LaBraque, was fired within hours of the discovery, but the ramifications of the theft are far-reaching.
Although the Bishop Lady Broncos and Kern Valley Lady Broncs are equal in name, the Broncosâ volleyball squad proved to be the superior team as they scored a sweeping victory on home court Thursday afternoon.
The weather was perfect, Tungsten City Hills were impressive and the Bishop Broncos Cross Country teams couldnât have hoped for a better outcome as they held their first High Desert League home meet Wednesday afternoon. Both the boys and girls teams scored perfect 15s.
The Boron Bobcats headed to Lone Pine Thursday afternoon and left with their collective tails tucked between their legs. The Lady Golden Eagles volleyball team beat the Bobcats 3-1.
âWe used a balanced attacking game and scrappy defense to keep the upper hand,â said coach Mel Joseph. âWe played with determination in games one and two.â Lone Pine won the first two sets, 25-18 and 25-21.
The Eagles fell back on their heels in game three, losing to the Bobcats 19-25.