May 21st, 2012
More than 100 residents showed up at Lone Pine’s Statham Hall last week to hear the Fifth District Supervisor candidates’ take on issues ranging from potential conflicts of interest to the equitable distribution of county tax dollars.
After sitting through the responses of incumbent Richard Cervantes and challengers Jim Gentry and Matt Kingsley to five questions posed by the forum host, the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce, audience members were given the chance to query the contenders as well.
Packers have reason to celebrate this Mule Days.
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Backcountry Access Act Thursday afternoon.
Yesterday morning the House of Representatives approved the changes made by the Senate to its original H.R. 4849.
The bill requires the National Park Service to issue permits to commercial pack stock operations.
The Big Pine Warriors lived up to their names Friday afternoon with a 2-1 win over the Academy of Career and Exploration Eagles in round one of the CIF Division 7 baseball playoffs.
The Warriors take on the New Roads Jaguars on home field this afternoon. The Jags finished the season as Coastal League champions, advancing to round two with a 23-2 win over Public Safety Academy.
The Santa Monica school has an enrollment eight times that of Big Pine, but theyâre not Warriors.
Bishop Bronco Brendon Shibley and Lone Pineâs Casey Sullivan moved on to round two of the CIF individual golf tournament, making the cut at Mission Lakes Golf Course Monday.
Sullivan, Shibley and Bishop golfers Joey Medora and Sean Mitton represented High Desert League on the par 71 Desert Hot Springs course.
The players were competing against a cut at 79 strokes. Sullivan finished with an impressive 2-over par at 73, Shibley with a 78 to qualify for the next round.
According to Lone Pine coach Terry Fenske, Sullivan made an eagle putt, putting him 1-under par.
As the dust settles on regular league play, the Bishop Lady Broncos JV softball team stands alone at the top of the High Desert League standings with a 9-1-0 record, 16-6-1 overall.
The single league loss was to Kern Valley, by 1 run.
The final win over Desert, 8-3 on May 10, marked the end of the JV teamâs season.
âDesert played great defense,â said coach Patty Cummings, âleaving us scoreless at the bottom of the first, so the girls knew they needed to be aggressive at the plate, and thatâs what they did.â
Last fall, the Hi-Lo League football champion Lone Pine Eagles were punted out of the playoffs by a huge, brutal Excelsior Education Center team.
It took a few months, but the Golden Eagles struck back with a 4-2 win over the Excelsior Eagles in the Wild Card bracket of the CIF baseball playoffs.
âWe were solid defensively,â said coach Chris Riesen. âIt was one of our better games. We put everything together and Michael (Cappello) threw well.â
Lone Pine travels to Pasadena today for a match-up with the Poly Pasadena Panthers, the 2011 Division 6 champions.
Bishopâs Lady Broncos beat the Nuview Bridge Knights, 9-8, in the final inning of the Division 6 CIF playoffs Wild Card round Tuesday.
The Broncos travel to the coast this afternoon to take on the Carpenteria Warriors, Frontier League champions.
The Knights took an early 4-1 lead in the first inning. At the end of four innings, the Knights were ahead 2-8, but the Broncos kicked their game into high gear.
âWe had a big 6-hit inning,â said coach Stacy Van Nest, âthen the Knights couldnât stop our momentum.â
Brandeen Merle Shuey
Brandeen was born Dec. 11, 1939 to Ida Mae and Brandeen McKenzie in Glendale. She passed away on May 3, 2012. She was 72.
Brandeen spent her youth in the San Fernando Valley until she graduated high school. She met and married Marvin Gene Shuey in 1957. She later moved to Bishop with her three children in 1966 where she worked for Eric Schatt’s Bakery and Central Telephone until she moved to Lone Pine where she spent the rest of her days.
Sherrie was born in San Gabriel, on Sept. 4, 1962. She passed away unexpectedly at home in Merced on Feb. 18, 2012, following a period of illness.
Mary Lou Martin
Mary Lou Martin, age 84, peacefully passed away on April 25, 2012. Born in San Diego on Sept. 11, 1927, she was the daughter of Donnie Delbert Sammons and Margaret Effie Dorr.
She married Rufus Harper Williams in 1946 in Yuma, Ariz. and had two sons, Richard Howard Williams and James Winfield Williams, and a daughter, Leilani May Williams.
In 1954 she married George Martin Jr. who predeceased her in 2001.