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November 10th, 2011

Marjorie Patterson

November 10, 2011

Marjorie Patterson
1946-2011

Marjorie Patterson was born in Schurz, Nev. on Dec. 21, 1946 to Hank and Margaret Patterson. Marge was the 11th of 12 children. She passed away on Nov. 7, 2011 at Dolano Regional Hospital.
Marge was a very happy, giving lady and loved life. She loved playing handgames, fishing and being around her family and friends. She could always make people laugh.

November 9th

Sage to Summit announces kinder, gentler Race Series

November 9, 2011

Only a month to go before Sage to Summit begins its annual Winter Race Series at Millpond.
The first of the five-race series starts Saturday, Dec. 10. According to race organizers, the routes will return to courses from the first two years of the series. Apparently, the more challenging courses used in 2010 brought mixed reviews.
This year, Sage to Summit is teaming up with the Bishop High School Cross Country Team and coach Jeff Perry. The Winter Race series will be a fundraiser for the team.

2011 Tri-County Fair Horse Show Results

November 9, 2011

The following are more results from the Tri-County Fair Horse Show held in September.

TRAIL
Rookie Horse
1st - Lianne Talbot, Ellie
Lead line, 5-6
1st Harlee Bardonnex, Sugar Butter Bars
2nd - Cade Dondero, Pavos Peppy Topps
3rd - Alison Campbell, Jackie Sunshine
4th - Maclain Rossi, Sundae Ambition
5th - Xavi Federman, Lady
6th - Connor Allen, Holly
Walk/Trot 5-11
1st - Khylie Small, Southside Gus
2nd - Madeleine Morrison, Sugar Butter Bars
3rd - Estraya Federman, Lady
4th - Emily Marsolais, Sweet Melissa
6th - Gracey Wilcox, Extremely Printed
Lope, 5-8

November 8th

‘Occupy’ movement comes to Bishop

November 8, 2011

Occupy Wall Street started it all and the movement spread across the country from there. People have camped out at Los Angeles City Hall and it got ugly in Oakland, as more violent factions began breaking off from the main group of demonstrators, resulting in a running confrontation with Oakland’s beleaguered police department.
This past Saturday, Nov. 5 the Occupy movement reached Bishop, and it did so Bishop style. It was noted that, unlike the protests in metropolitan areas, the “Occupy 395” movement seems to have a legible agenda and identifiable players.

Clean air issues top Inyo agenda

November 8, 2011

County leaders will meet in Independence today to discuss clean air programs, attorney fees from a 2005 lawsuit and a request by Tecopa residents to hold a music and arts festival next year.
The board is scheduled to meet with Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Clean Air Projects Program Administrator Lisa Isaacs at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the program.
According to a staff report, Great Basin recently established the program to reduce harmful emissions emanating from identifiable sources.

Fundraiser to focus on boosting EMT ranks

November 8, 2011

A sudden departure of two volunteer first responders in Southeast Inyo has left just one man, one volunteer Emergency Medial Technician, on-call 24 hours a day.
According to a fire district board member, the volunteer, William “Billy” Eichenbaum, rarely has time for a breather, much less the time to travel the 35 miles one-way to the grocery store. An upcoming fundraiser will focus on garnering donations to help recruit more volunteers.

Jane Spoor Wuest

November 8, 2011

Jane Spoor Wuest
1922-2011

Jane Spoor Wuest, 89, died Oct. 23, 2011, in Bishop. A native of Redlands, she was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, while her mother was attending a family wedding. She was the daughter of former Redlands resident, E. H. (“Tac”) Spoor, and stepdaughter of longtime Redlands High School Teacher Marion Cornelius Spoor.

Irvin R. Miller

November 8, 2011

Irvin R. Miller
1920-2011

Born July 15, 1920, life-long Independence resident Irvin R. Miller passed away Nov. 2, 2011 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop.
Irvin grew up in Inyo County and loved to pack into the Sierra. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Irvin was also a World War II veteran, serving as a mechanic on early jet aircraft.
 In his later years, one of his biggest sources of fun was traveling to Bishop to enjoy his friends at the Paiute Palace Casino.

Harold D. Lawson

November 8, 2011

Harold D. Lawson
1925-2011

Harold D. Lawson was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on March 10, 1925. He passed peacefully on Nov. 3, 2011.
Hal joined the Marine Corps in 1946 and served during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
In 1969, he married Rose Major who preceded him in death in 1993 after 24 years of marriage.

Cost-of-living hikes coming for Social Security recipients

November 8, 2011

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients will be receiving their first cost-of-living-increase in three years. Recipients will begin seeing their first income increases in December and January, the first they’ve seen since 2009.
The granting of COLAs, based on a complicated mathematical algorithm, has been delayed due to an overall unhealthy economy.

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