March 29th, 2012
Incidents of domestic violence and sexual assault are on the rise and their tidal wave effects hit not only abused victims, but also the perpetrators, their families and communities, and society as a whole.
In response to these escalating social maladiesâ associated costs â emotional, physical, psychological and even financial â Wild Iris will be holding a workshop and certified crisis counselor training in coming days to educate the community.
The Bishop Lady Broncos JV softball team scored a 9-2 win over Burroughs at Ridgecrest Saturday, ending the day with a loss in game two.
âThe girls played the best Iâve seen them play so far,â said coach Patty Cummings. âThe umpire even commented on how great the first game was for both teams.â
Shelby Logan started Bishopâs scoring drive in the first inning with a single. Sacrifice flies by Mariah Brooks and Korina Toledo moved Logan into scoring position and Tiarney Andreasâ single brought her home.
Belmont Shore Rugby Club came to Bishop last Saturday for its first match with the Jacks and left town with a 62-12 victory.
Belmontâs win assures the Long Beach team first place in the North section of Division IV of the Southern California Rugby Football Union.
The more experienced Belmont team scored three times in the first 21 minutes of play, most of the damage inflicted by their powerful number 8 who slashed through the Jacksâ defense with tackle-breaking runs.
Three Bishop athletes medaled at the Fifth Annual Mammoth Winter Biathlon last Saturday. Anthony Sears (l) placed fourth with 13:22 in the 11- to 12-year-old group; Spencer Reid (c) finished second in the 9- to 10-year-old category with 17:39 and also in the 11- to 12-year age category, Clifton Yarborough finished 5th with 14:20. The Mammoth event is the largest biathlon in North America, combining cross country skiing and rifle shooting. The event was sponsored by the Eastern Sierra Nordic Ski Association.
Milton Chandler Buell, Sr.
Milton Chandler Buell, Sr., resident of Bishop for 13 years, born on June 23, 1923 in East Hartford, Conn., passed away March 22, 2012 at Northern Inyo Hospital. He was 88 years old.
He was preceded in death by wife, Elaine Buell; and sister, Nancy Barnes.
He is survived by his daughter, Judy March of Benton; sons, David Buell of Frazier Park,, Milton Buell, Jr. of Katy, Texas and Robert Buell of Brea; and sister, Janet Helm of S. Windsor, Conn.
Robert Ronald Behrendt, Jr.
Memorial Service for Robert Ronald Behrendt, Jr. will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at Brune Mortuary, 325 W. Elm St. in Bishop.
Born Sept. 28, 1926 in Charleroi, Penn., Robert died March 18, 2012 at Renown Hospital in Reno.
He was educated at Sherwood Music Conservatory, Chicago, Ill. where he majored in Composition and Arranging. He did his general studies at DePaul University.
Bailey ‘Scooter’ McRoberts
Our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend Bailey McRoberts passed away March 12, 2012 in Reno, Nev. at the age of 78.
Pee Wee (Wright) L. Jones
Pee Wee (Wright) L. Jones, 84, of Bishop, passed away on March 13, 2012, at Renown Hospital in Reno.
He was born on May 29, 1927 in Pasadena.
Harold E. Graves
Born June 17, 1947, Harold E. Graves went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
Harold transferred from Lone Pine with the company DoxilGas/Ferrell Gas to Prescott, Ariz.
He delivered propane in the Tri-City area and was well known for his willingness to always help and serve others.
His artistic ability to make something out of nothing won him several ribbons in various art shows.
The current job market slump called for Career Connections Job Fair presenters to get creative by encouraging job seekers to do the same.
While the pickings for actual employment opportunities offered at the March 16 job fair were slim, the message, especially from service agencies, was clear: looking for a job is a full time job – so develop a strategy and use it.