There is a common saying that a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get to the door. False rumors also seem to share the same characteristic of a lie.
Rumors were flying fast and furious around the county for the past week over proposed changes coming to the Senior Lunch Program (a.k.a. Elderly Nutrition Program). Seniors were concerned that the program was going to be radically changed. As often happens with rumors that take on a life of their own, they became more and more inaccurate with each telling.
Born Dec. 2, 1941 in Stewart, Nev., Anthony Stone passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at Saint Mary‚Äôs Regional Medical Center. Anthony was raised in Big Pine, where he resided at the Indian Camp. His interest when he was young was baseball, fishing and hunting. He then met his true love, Patricia Summers of Bishop, and married in 1959, to whom he was married for 55 years.
Thomas Franklin Ingersoll
Tom was born in Watsonville on Sept. 17, 1940 to Dee and Mildred Ingersoll. As a teen he worked in the lettuce fields in Salinas.
Fresh out of high school, he married Norma Grubb and he began his Forest Service career in the Los Padres National Forest at Arroyo Seco. A short time later he transferred to the Cuyama area, where their two children were born. In 1974 he transferred to the Inyo National Forest at Bishop. After he and Norma divorced, he married Frances Farrell, the love of his life and his partner for 33 years.
Barbara Anne Christenson
Barbara Anne Christenson passed away in Reno on Jan. 25, 2014. Barby was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on Nov. 3, 1934 to R.H. Smith and Isabelle Findlayson. Her childhood was spent in Canada. She attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton where she received a Bachelor‚Äôs Degree in Nursing.
Bishop‚Äôs City Council is one step closer to changing its meeting times from evening to afternoon.
By a split vote of 4-1, the council approved the first reading of an ordinance Monday night that could eventually change the way the elected panel has historically done business.
The move is being proposed as a cost-saver, one of many being considered over the past several months as department heads and the council brainstorm ways to reduce expenses in the face of less revenue.
The lack of water, everywhere, reached critical mass Monday night at the annual meeting of the Bishop Creek Water Association. The meeting venue had to be moved to accommodate nearly 100 people.
While little could be resolved in the face of a possible third year of drought conditions, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Aqueduct Manager Jim Yannotta expressed a willingness to work with Southern California Edison, the utility that controls the flows out of Bishop Creek reservoirs at Lake Sabrina and South Lake.
Inyo County‚Äôs Special Weapons Enforcement Team, a multi-agency equivalent of a SWAT team, ended a manhunt in the Bishop area this morning by taking Allen Harlan Stone, 24, of Bishop, into custody on two felony warrants.
Two other subjects, Emmett James Davis, III, 21, of Bishop and David Martinez, 34, of Bishop, were also taken into custody.
According to Sheriff Bill Lutze, Stone was wanted on felony warrants and had eluded local law enforcement for the past month.
When it comes to catchy license plate slogans, California‚Äôs plate is empty. It‚Äôs devoid of any crumb of creativity, boosterism or even buffoonery. The state‚Äôs car plates have no cool colors, no catchy slogans, no boasting, no bragging, no nothing. Just the word ‚ÄúCalifornia‚ÄĚ and the DMV website. That bland combo can‚Äôt compete with, say, New Mexico‚Äôs bright yellow, art-accented ‚ÄúLand of Enchantment.‚ÄĚ Or even the totally bogus boast, ‚ÄúSki Utah,‚ÄĚ from a state with a mere sliver of mountains.
Lois Anna Broady
Born April 14, 1915 in Long Beach, Lois Anna (Smith) Broady died Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the Bishop Care Center. She was 98 and had lived in Big Pine for 87 years.
Her father, Frank W. ‚ÄúSkeet‚ÄĚ Smith, brought his family to Big Pine in 1926, where they happily fell into the country life of the Owens Valley. His wife, Lois Wells Smith, nurtured Lois and her sisters Eleanor and Dorothy into homemaking, gardening, art, music, community service and other talents like fishing, at which Lois excelled nearly her entire life.
Dr. Suzanne A. M. Stokes
Dr. Suzanne A. M. Stokes, beloved mother, grandmother of three, great-grandmother of seven, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from injuries suffered in a car accident.