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Donald ‘Don’ Arthur Leavitt

December 16, 2010

Donald ‘Don’ Arthur Leavitt
1934-2010

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 for Donald “Don” Arthur Leavitt at Our Savior Lutheran Church,  162 Sneden St., Bishop.
Born March 21, 1934 in Meridan, Conn., Don died Dec. 11, 2010 at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno following a brief illness.

Norma Kathleen Reynolds

December 16, 2010

Norma Kathleen Reynolds
1944-2010

No funeral services have been announced for Norma Kathleen Reynolds.
Born Oct. 16, 1944 in Salina, Utah, Norma, a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, suddenly died Dec. 10, 2010 in Bishop. Her untimely and quick death was caused by a blood clot that reached her heart.

Donald C. Sebastian

December 16, 2010

Donald C. Sebastian
1928-2010

No funeral services have been announced for Donald C. Sebastian.
Born March 2, 1928 in Wallace, Idaho, Donald died Nov. 27, 2010 in Reno. He was 82.
Donald served in the Marine Corps. His work career was spent in the aircraft and space industry. He worked for Douglas Aircraft Co. and North American Rockwell as well as Northorp Grumman Co.

Ruth A. Hinson

December 16, 2010

Ruth A. Hinson
1924-2010

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brune Mortuary in celebration of the life of Ruth A. Hinson.
Born Oct. 19, 1924 in Olden, Texas, to Roy Pickett and Mabel Lassiter Pickett, Ruth died Dec. 11, 2010 at her home in Bishop.
Ruth was married to her high school sweetheart, Frank E. Hinson, for 51 years. She was lucky to be a stay-at-home mom for her two sons.

Barbara Lee Noel

December 16, 2010

Barbara Lee Noel
1928-2010

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan 15 at the Neighborhood Church in Bishop for 26-year Big Pine resident Barbara Lee Noel. The Rev. Clyde Harvey will officiate. Burial will be at the Big Pine Cemetery.
Born Oct. 18, 1928 in Yucaipa, Barbara died Dec. 6, 2010 at her home in Big Pine. She was 82.

Carter appointed new chief of police

December 16, 2010

The City of Bishop has a new police chief.
Chris Carter, who has been with the department for seven years and has acted as interim-chief since the departure of Kathleen Sheehan in September, was officially given the top cop job this month and sworn in before a packed house Monday at City Hall.
The first three rows of the Council Chambers were reserved for Carter’s friends, family and fellow law enforcement brothers, and every seat was full. Some had traveled more than six hours to speak praise for Carter and laud the council and city for making such a good choice for the position.

tate IDs Bishop as prime courthouse site

December 16, 2010

State court officials have decided that it would be best to build the new, $33 million Inyo County Courthouse in Bishop rather than Independence, despite protests from residents.
The Administrative Offices of the Court released a draft report this week analyzing the two proposed court facility locations, Bishop or Independence, and is asking residents to review and make comments.
The draft report recommends that the project be located in Bishop.

Local high school grad smokes competition in LP ‘Shoot-Out’

December 16, 2010

Lone Pine Chamber Director Kathleen New had the idea of an amateur photo contest to be held during the 2010 Lone Pine Film Festival which, according to New, was a great opportunity to become more involved in the film festival activities. She added, “It also opened a door to local photographers to showcase their work and our beautiful surroundings.”
Contest photographs had to be taken within Inyo County in 2009 or 2010 and up to three entries were allowed. The contestants also had to sign over use of the photographs by the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce for use in promoting the area.

December 13th

Betty Jean Sorrells

December 13, 2010

Betty Jean Sorrells
1925-2010

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Mt. Whitney Funeral Home, 220 E. Post St. in Lone Pine for Betty Jean Sorrells.  A potluck gathering for family and friends will be held after the service in Independence at the Owens Valley School Multi-Purpose building at approximately 1 p.m.

Robert Edward Blair

December 13, 2010

Robert Edward Blair
1916-2010

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Saturday, at the Lone Pine Seventh Day Adventist Church, 105 N. Mt. Whitney Dr. for Robert Edward Blair.
Born March 20, 1916 in Long Beach, Bob died at home in Lone Pine on Nov. 23, 2010. He was 94.

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