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April 5th, 2012

George Robert Drummond

April 5, 2012

George Robert Drummond
1920-2012

George Robert Drummond was born April 16, 1920 in Drummonds, Tenn. He died Jan. 17, 2012 in Las Vegas. George was an Owens Valley resident for 65 years, having migrated from East Prairie, Mo. in 1939.

April 3rd

Delwyn ‘Del’ E. Hronesh

April 3, 2012

Delwyn ‘Del’ E. Hronesh
1923-2012

Delwyn ‘Del’ E. Hronesh passed away Wednesday evening, March 28, 2012 at the South Lyon Medical Center/Long Term Care in Yerington, Nevada. He was 88.
Del was born in Santa Ana on Aug. 2, 1923 the son of Edward and Viva (Worthy) Hronesh.

Deborah Margaret Barlow (née Exley)

April 3, 2012

Deborah Margaret Barlow
(née Exley)
1953-2012

Deborah Margaret Barlow (nee Exley) passed away on March 29 after a short fight with pneumonia and leukemia. She was born in St. Paul, Minn. to Gerald and Lorraine Exley on Jan. 22, 1953. Debbie moved to Orange County in 1984 and to her home in the mountains in Swall Meadows in 2009.  

Home lost, but lives saved

April 3, 2012

A Big Pine resident is being hailed as a hero after noticing smoke coming from a neighbor’s house and breaking down the door to wake the sleeping occupants.
According to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, Galen and Veronica Moore, of 994 Bowers St. in Big Pine, saw black smoke rising from their neighbor’s home at 994 Hill St. Saturday morning.
“As Galen ran up to the residence he could see flames on the east side of the residence,” the press release states. “Galen attempted to open the front door but the door handle was too hot.”

City to apply for $1.1 million grant on IMACA’s behalf

April 3, 2012

City leaders are teaming up with the Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action to apply for state funds to tear down and rebuild a senior living facility that has been in operation since the 1940s.
Last week, the Bishop City Council approved IMACA’s request that the city apply for $1.1 million of state Community Development Block Grant to reconstruct the Valley Apartments on Clarke Street.

SAAM 2012 focuses on prevention

April 3, 2012

In the month of April, the 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness campaign goes local, national and web-wide, moving beyond awareness to place an emphasis on promoting prevention through healthy sexuality.
Sexual abuse is a systemic social issue that has costs in the millions of lives and billions of dollars.

Naomi Wisdom

April 3, 2012

Naomi Wisdom
1927-2012

Born on June 1, 1927 in Blanchard, Okla., Naomi moved to California with her family at the age of three. Naomi was raised in Corona and spent all of her early years in the Southern California area. It was during this time that she met her husband, Boyd, and where both of their daughters were born.

Terry Gordon Beitler

April 3, 2012

Terry Gordon Beitler
1947-2012

Terry Gordon Beitler returned home to his Heavenly Father on March 23, 2012, at his home in Toquerville, Utah. Terry developed a very aggressive, non-curable cancer and passed quickly and peacefully at home with his family gathered around.

Bishop teen flying the friendly skies

April 3, 2012

Getting a driver’s license may be longed-for rite of passage for many teenagers, but for 16-year-old Wesley Blum, it is “not a priority.”
Blum has set his sights high, planning to earn his international pilot’s license by passing the Federal Aviation Administration’s written, practical and oral tests in 2013.
Blum has come a long way since his first flight with family friend George Batchelder four years ago. While the young man isn’t exactly sure when he caught the flying bug, Blum recalled that he “watched (the movie) ‘Top Gun’ every single day as a kid.”

A new normal: life a year after the Center Fire

April 3, 2012

The scarred landscape was the first to recover after the Center Fire blew through Big Pine just over a year ago.
Mert Stewart’s pasture, blackened from fence line to fence line, sprouted green shoots within weeks. The skeletal trees above grazing land south of Baker Creek Road are shrouded in a pale green haze after lying dormant for the past year. Nature has a way of healing itself and so, to an extent, do the people who spent the night of March 18, 2011 wondering what they would come back to the next morning.

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