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April 11th, 2011

Sally Margaret Tice

April 11, 2011

Sally Margaret Tice
1924-2011

No funeral services have been announced for Sally Margaret Tice.
Born Oct. 24, 1924 in Delrose, Tenn. to Mary Patricia Archer and Frank Stone, Sally died April 1, 2011 in hospice in Parker, Colo.
Sally lived most of her life in California and attended the Mono Lake School. She lived in Lee Vining and Cane Ranch from 1931 to 1940, returning to work as the rural mail carrier in 1946, delivering mail to Bodie.

Colleen Margaret Tillemans

April 11, 2011

Colleen Margaret Tillemans
1948-2011

Graveside services will be held today, Saturday, April 9, at 11 a.m. at the Big Pine Cemetery for 40-year Big Pine resident Colleen Margaret Tillemans. Father John Gracey will officiate.
Born June 23, 1948 in Santa Monica, Colleen died April 6, 2011 at her home in Big Pine. She was 62.

Nationwide health rankings a ‘tool’ for IDing local problems

April 11, 2011

A recent survey ranking the health conditions of U.S. counties reveals mixed results for Inyo.
In the same study, titled “County Health Rankings,” Inyo is ranked second for “clinical care” and “physical environment” but 50th out of 56 counties for “health outcomes.”
Inyo-Mono Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson said this year’s rankings will be compared to last year’s rankings to see what can be gleaned from the information.

BP splits DH with Trona

April 11, 2011

The Big Pine Lady Warriors softball team dropped the first game against the Trona Tornados 8-14 Friday, then came back to avenge the loss with a 26-7 rout.
“We should have won both games,” said coach Bob Church. “We gave up too many bases on balls combined with defensive errors.”
Big Pine came back in the second game with a scoring drive in the bottom of the second inning to secure the second-game win.

INDIVIDUAL STATS
Game 1
Trisha Fortney pitched 3-2/3 innings
Anna Miller pitched the final 1-1/3 innings
Offense
Rachel Gibbons: 3 for 3, 2 RBI
Alicia Peterson: 2 for 3, 2 RBI

BHS track quickens the pace

April 11, 2011

Track is a sport of personal bests and incremental improvement, with success measured in fractions of a second.
Despite Bishop’s loss to Rosamond, April 1, both the boys and girls teams have shown that incremental improvement in the three weeks since the season opener at California City.
The Broncos boys team had their share of event winners.
Tim McMullen took first in hurdles in 18.48 seconds. The team of McMullen, Ryan Davis, Trevor Beck and Tim Pejsa won the 4x100 relay.

April 7th

Financial aid sought for terminal cancer patient

April 7, 2011

Local cancer patient Sandra “Sandee” Dohnel Moore never needed help before, her friends explained, and it was even harder for her to ask for it. So her friends are doing it for her.
Moore has terminal breast cancer and her doctors have told her she only has a short time to live. To make matters worse, her friends said, Moore is having trouble paying the bills, let alone setting anything aside – as grim as it sounds – for inevitable funeral costs she doesn’t want to burden loved ones with.

County fireworks ban shot down

April 7, 2011

Inyo leaders rejected a suggestion Tuesday to implement heightened regulations on fireworks in the county.
Fourth District Supervisor Marty Fortney brought a request to the board in hopes of banning the use of fireworks in areas of the county that do not have fire protection districts. The use of fireworks within fire protection districts would have been allowed at the discretion of local fire chiefs.

Feds step in with disaster loans for BP

April 7, 2011

The financial cavalry has arrived for victims of the Center Fire.
Representatives of the U.S. Small Business Administration set up shop in Big Pine at noon on Tuesday to assist community members in applying for federal disaster relief loans.

April 5th

Verdict reached in murder case

April 5, 2011

A high-profile, emotionally charged murder case is about to enter the sentencing phase, where a young man’s future will be decided for his alleged role in the death of a relative.
After a month-long trial, Bishop resident Edward Keller, Jr. was found guilty of second-degree murder by an Inyo County jury on Friday.
Keller was charged with killing his 29-year-old cousin, James Eugene Williams, at a party on Thanksgiving Day 2009. Attorney Thomas Hardy acted as Keller’s public defender and Joel Samuels prosecuted the case for the District Attorney’s Office.

Retired county clerk honored with lasting gift

April 5, 2011

Mary Roper may have retired from public service in January, but her presence will be felt in the county seat for decades to come, thanks to the planting of a tree in her honor last week.
Former colleagues and friends gathered on the lawn of the historic Inyo County Courthouse Friday to plant a young Colorado Spruce in recognition of the retired county clerk-recorder’s many years of service to Inyo and its citizens.

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