May 10th, 2012
With the June 5 Primary less than a month away, The Inyo Register continues its look at where local and state candidates stand on specific issues.
The 27 candidates appearing on local ballots in about 30 days were invited to respond to a set of questions dealing with matters on a countywide or state level and specific to the districts where they are running for office.
The Register’s series of these questions and responses continues today with the candidates for Inyo County Board of Education Trustee Area 2: incumbent Lynn Cooper and challenger Kenny Lloyd.
Rod L. Schmidt
Roderick Lawson Schmidt, epigrapher, anthropologist, hang-glider pilot, motorcycle racer, surfer, beloved father, grandfather, son, brother and friend was a longtime resident of Lone Pine.
Stanley Richard Hankins
Graveside services were held Friday at the East Line Street Cemetery for Sparks, Nev. resident Stanley Richard Hankins. Father John Gracey and VFW Post 8988 officiated.
Born Oct. 21, 1947 in Bishop, Stanley passed away April 29, 2012 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Reno. He was 64.
He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was a member of the VFW. He and his wife Donna bred Great Danes.
He will be dearly missed.
Georgia Williams Scott
Georgia Williams Scott passed away peacefully, at home, on the Ides of March, 2012, having finessed life for over 102 years.
Georgia, daughter of Cyrus and Maude Williams, was born in Oklahoma on July 27, 1909. She moved to California as a small child with her parents and sister Hazel, where she graduated from Bishop Union Elementary and High Schools.
In addition to providing previously published “candidate statements,” the 27 men and women whose names will be appearing on local ballots on June 5 were asked to let voters know where they stand on specific issues.
Specifically, The Inyo Register invited the candidates for Inyo County Supervisor Districts 2, 4 and 5, Board of Education Trustee Area 2, U.S. Congressional District 8 and State Assembly District 26 to respond to a set of questions dealing with matters on a countywide or state level and specific to the districts where they are running office.
With the June 5 Primary fast approaching, The Inyo Register is now offering voters the opportunity to see where local and state candidates stand on specific issues.
In addition to providing previously published “candidate statements,” the various political hopefuls were also invited to respond to a set of questions dealing with matters on a countywide or state level and specific to the districts where they are running for office.
Meri Kathleen Keefe
Meri Kathleen Keefe, 70, a 35-year Big Pine resident, born Aug. 21, 1941 in Escondido passed away April21 2012 at her home in Big Pine.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-great-grandmother . Her love and wisdom will be missed by many.
Meri was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Keefe.
Five weeks from now, voters from Bishop to Death Valley will be asked to decide the fate of three seats up for election on the Inyo County Board of Supervisors.
Over the past several weeks, the candidates for Inyo County Supervisor in Districts 2, 4 and 5 have provided voters – via statements published in The Inyo Register – information about themselves and their history in the Owens Valley, as well as their reasons for seeking public office and goals and plans for the future if elected.
Tribal leaders, members and environmental officials were joined by state and local environmental and other government officials gathered Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act portion of the Bishop-Paiute Native Fish Refuge, which is on the Bishop reservation.
With more discussion on film, filmmaking, education and The Lone Pine History Film Museum, The Register concludes it’s in-depth interview with film devotee and Inyo County film commissioner, Chris Langley. (Part one appeared in the April 28-29 issue.)