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December 7th

Adeline Dena Joseph

December 7, 2010

Adeline Dena Joseph

Funeral services will be announced at a later date for Adeline Dena Joseph.
Born, Dec. 25, 1921 in Los Angeels, Adeline, Nana to her family, died Dec. 3, 2010.                                 
Adeline lived all of her life in California. The last 40 years she lived in Bishop surrounded by most of her family.

Medical Marijuana now available in Mammoth

December 7, 2010

Inyo County residents who have received a medical marijuana recommendation from their doctor no longer have to travel as far as Los Angeles or Tahoe to pick up their medicine.
Mammoth Lakes Wellness, a medical marijuana cooperative owned by Robert Calvert, has opened at 33999 Main Street in Mammoth and is currently accepting customers.
Back in February of 2007, Big Pine resident Brett Bermingham meet with the Bishop City Council and the Inyo County Board of Supervisors to discuss his idea to open a medical marijuana dispensary locally.

Efficiency is key

December 7, 2010

Homeowners in Inyo County will soon be able to apply for grants to improve their home’s energy efficiency and the work will be done by local contractors.
The California Rural Home Mortgage Finance Authority, of which Inyo is one of 20 participating counties, has recently received a $16.5 million grant from the California Energy Commission. The grant money will be available soon to local homeowners and local contractors. Those who have been certified to prescribed work will have first crack at the bidding.

Surprising Mono Lake discovery changes conceptions of life

December 7, 2010

The discovery of an arsenic-loving bacteria swimming in Mono Lake may change the basic understanding of how life is formed from its fundamental elements.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced Thursday that astrobiologists have found a bacteria that uses otherwise poisonous arsenic instead of phosphorus as apart of its DNA. Until this recent discovery at the famous lake, phosphorous has been believed to be an essential component of DNA and life, and life would not be possible without the chemical element.

December 2nd

Viola Mae Emfinger

December 2, 2010

Viola Mae Emfinger

Viola Mae Emfinger, a resident of Bishop for 49 years, will be laid to rest alongside her husband, William C. Emfinger, during a private ceremony.
Born to John and Bertha Hinchee on July 11, 1920 in Vinton, Va., Viola Mae died Nov. 15, 2010 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop. She was 90.
Viola Mae had two brothers, Elwood and Harry Hinchee, and four sisters, Irene Kelley, Eula Roberts and Marie Benson of Salem, Va., and Ethel Strong of Goodwater, Ala.

Lone Pine boys, Bishop girls off to fast starts

December 2, 2010

The Bishop Broncos and Lone Pine Eagles started off their pre-league basketball seasons Tuesday night with a bang.
In a four-game marathon that included boys and girls teams, both varsity and junior varsity, the Lone Pine boys won and the Bishop girls won.
Final scores: Boys varsity, – Lone Pine 78, Bishop 58; Girls varsity – Bishop 40, Lone Pine 35; Boys junior varsity – Lone Pine 51, Bishop 46; Girls junior varsity – Bishop 40, Lone Pine 15.

Boys Varsity
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles got on the board first with a 3-pointer, a quick indication of the Eagles’ fast-paced game plan.

Robert ‘Bob’ Eugene Ocamb

December 2, 2010

Robert ‘Bob’ Eugene Ocamb

No funeral services have been announced for Robert “Bob” Eugene Ocamb.
Born Sept. 26, 1936 in Kansas City, Kansas, Bob died Oct. 30, 2010 in Gardnerville, Nev.  He was 74.
Bob spent his early years until his teens in Kansas City before relocating with his family to Phoenix, Ariz. where he attended Phoenix Union High School. After High School he entered the U.S. Navy in 1956 and served aboard the U.S.S. Philippine Sea, CVA 47.  

Ruth Carolyn Morefield

December 2, 2010

Ruth Carolyn Morefield

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Independence Cemetery for 42-year Lone Pine resident Ruth Carolyn Morefield. The Rev. Erin Maddox McPhee will officiate. Friends and family will gather after the service at Pioneer Memorial Methodist Church.
Born in McCook, Neb. Oct. 28, 1922, Ruth died Nov. 23, 2010 at the Bishop Care Center. She was 88.
Ruth married Warren on Sept. 14, 1942 and they were married for 68 years.

Missing Whitney hiker found dead

December 2, 2010

A search for a missing hiker in the Eastern Sierra wilderness came to a grim end this week with the discovery of the Portland, Ore. resident’s body.
Inyo County Search and Rescue recovered the body of 37-year-old Christian Meining Wednesday afternoon near the Mt. Whitney Trail, nearly 24 hours after he was first reported missing.
According to Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Carma Roper, search crews were dispatched Monday morning when Meining failed to hike out of the Whitney Portal area Friday morning as scheduled.

Lone Pine tradition honors unsung heroes

December 2, 2010

Lone Pine residents will be honoring volunteer firefighters this holiday season with a Christmas parade dedicated to local men and women who volunteer to leap from bed, dash from the dinner table or leave their day jobs at the drop of a hat to help anyone in need.
The Lone Pine Christmas Parade is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 and will feature firefighters from virtually every volunteer fire department in the county, dozens of entries from local citizens and Lone Pine Fire Chief LeRoy Kritz as grand marshal.

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