Here are some of the stories you may have missed in The Inyo Register this past week:
TUESDAY, March 10,
â¢ Northern Inyo Hospital is the recipient of a brand-new, almost $20,000 mini VIDAS Immunoassay Analyzer thanks to a generous donation from the Hospital Auxiliary and a grant from the Margaret Pillsbury Foundation.
â¢ Community members raised more than $50,000 for the victims of the Round Fire with last weekend's Community Sale and Community Dinner.
â¢ AltaOne in Lone Pine received an âOutstanding Serviceâ from the company's vice president.
â¢ 44 BC â Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March.
â¢ 1493 â Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
â¢ 1820 â Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.
â¢ 1916 â President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.
â¢ 1945 â World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
When traveling through the Death Valley area consider visiting China Ranch, near Tecopa California. China Ranch is a family owned and operated small farm, a lush piece of greenery amidst the forbidding Mojave Desert near Southern Death Valley. Imagine towering cottonwoods and willows by a wandering stream, date palms and abundant wildlife, all hidden away in some of the most spectacular scenery the desert has to offer.
Blake Whiteside of Bishop accompanied his mother, Laura, to last weekend's Community Sale in support of the Round Fire Victims. Though too young to make any purchases himself, Blake was very interested in the sale, picking out some young boys clothes, and trying to pick out a new lunch box.
Tuesday, March 10
The City of Bishop will be hosting a mandatory adult softball managers meeting at 5:15 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 301 W. Line St. Teams are asked to send one representative only. For more information, call the Community Services Department at (760) 873-5863.
Wednesday, March 11
Free Chili Supper
Grace Lutheran Church, 711 N. Fowler, will be serving chili and other food every Wednesday at 6 p.m. An optional worship service will follow at 7. All are welcome. For more information, call Pat at the church office at (760) 872-9791.
The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department quelled a small brush fire that broke out west of town at about 3 p.m. Monday.
As of 3:45 p.m., crews remained on the scene to ensure that the blaze did not re-ignite, but it appears the fire is out at less than one acre.
â¢ 1775 â An anonymous writer, thought by some to be Thomas Paine, publishes "African Slavery in America", the first article in the American colonies calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery.
â¢ 1777 â Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.
â¢ 1782 â GnadenhÃ¼tten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians.