February 1st, 2011
Clara Belle Charette
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3 at the West Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for life-long Bishop resident Clara Belle Charette. Father John Gracey will officiate. Visitation will be from noon-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 at Brune Mortuary in Bishop.
Born Aug. 21, 1931 in Bishop, Clara died Jan. 28, 2011 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital. She was 79.
Clara was employed as a waitress at the Bishop Grill for more than 30 years.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4 at Brune Mortuary in Bishop for eight-year Crowley Lake resident Jeffrey Wheeler. Pastor Kathleen Puntar of First United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be private.
Born Dec. 25, 1970 in Acadia, Jeffrey died Jan. 27, 2011 at his home in Crowley Lake. He was 40.
William Dean Bowers
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Alan Spoonhunter Gym in Big Pine for William Dean Bowers. A potluck luncheon will follow.
Born July 30, 1952 in Bishop, “Buddy,” as he was known by most, died Jan. 19, 2011. He was 58.
Buddy was raised in Los Angeles and had his share of health problems over the years, becoming blind last year. He is resting in peace now.
Inyo County has another piece of history to add to its collection at the Eastern California Museum thanks to a donation from the Moore Family Trust.
According to Inyo County Museum Services Director Jon Klusmire, the Moore Family Trust donated a set of 30 â€śnon-vintage posthumous edition photogravure prints struck from original copper photogravure plates made by Edward S. Curtis.â€ť
The California High School Rodeo Association will be holding its finals at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop for the next four years with a possible two-year extension on top of that. The rodeo attracts more than 700 parents and participants that stay and spend in Bishop.
The CHSRA contracts for holding the finals has always been competitive, said Jim Tatum, fairgrounds general manager, but he said Bishop made the CHRSA an offer it couldnâ€™t refuse. He added that he has only had phone confirmation and details are still being hammered out.
The really big fish that have been caught along Bishop Creek â€“ those lunker Alpers trout â€“ could soon be a thing of the past.
Adopt-A-Creek, the group of volunteers that has raised nearly a half-million dollars in the past dozen years to stock those trophy fish, luring the tourists and their money, has lost its major source of funding.
Founder Ron Scira said this week that heâ€™ll make an announcement at the Annual Fishing Opener Press reception, held the Friday before Fishmas, whether the non-profit organization will dissolve or continue.
The report on how much money local consumers spend in out-of-town sales, or leakage, on the City of Bishop is complete and the numbers are in. The report also spotlighted why locals shop out-of-town.
Aaron Farmer of The Retail Coach gave a presentation to the Bishop City Council and many attendees on Monday on numbers and the results of a recent consumer survey.
One of Inyo Countyâ€™s state legislators has been named â€śLegislator of the Yearâ€ť by a council of peers.
The Regional Council of Rural Counties announced that it has selected Assemblywoman Connie Conway (R-Tulare) as one of two recipients for the annual â€śPatti Mattingly Awardâ€ť for 2010.Â
According to a press release, â€śThe Patti Mattingly Award is given to a policymaker that has demonstrated leadership on rural issues and an understanding of the unique challenges that rural communities face.â€ť
Delores Faye Buff
Funeral services for Delores Faye Buff will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at the Methodist Church in Independence with graveside services to follow at the Independence Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, at the Mt. Whitney Funeral Home in Lone Pine.
Born Aug. 31, 1936, in Schurz, Nev., Delores died Jan. 19, 2011, in Lone Pine.
Vivian Marie Zeigler
A private service will soon take place to lay Vivian Marie Zeigler to rest by her loving mother.
Born July 22, 1947, in Lone Pine, Vivian died Jan. 7, 2011, in Los Angeles.
The family is feeling the loss of a loving sister with a child-like, gentle mind.
She was a beautiful soul, a bird awaiting flight, a bud wanting to bloom. Now she sits in the lap of The Father who lovingly wraps his arms around her.