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November 30th, 2010

Jeanne Lehman

November 30, 2010

Jeanne Lehman
1925-2010

Jeanne Lehman’s life will be celebrated at the Bishop United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. The service will be conducted by Pastor Kathleen Puntar.
Born in Dallas on July 21, 1925, the second daughter of Ida Mae and Jack Perry, Jeanne died Friday evening, Nov. 19, 2010 in Bishop. She was 85.

Write-a-Marine campaign comes to Inyo

November 30, 2010

This holiday season a group of military doctors and surgeons are asking local residents to reach out to people they’ve never met and wish them a merry Christmas.
Doctors and staff members from the Naval hospital in San Diego are currently collecting cards, letters and gifts for Marines stationed at “Camp Leatherneck” in Afghanistan.
Allison (Wilson) Robinson, a Big Pine native and surgeon at the Naval hospital, is helping to spread the word in her hometown and surrounding communities, hoping Inyo County will join the effort to spread holiday cheer to the Marines.

Lights, cameras and bears, oh my!

November 30, 2010

Southern Inyo’s flurry of filming projects continues, with Ford Motor Company shooting yet another commercial in the Alabama Hills and Lone Pine recently.
According to Inyo Film Commissioner Chris Langley, the star of the Nov. 14-15 shoot was not the three new Ford prototypes that could not be photographed, but rather two trained bears.

Donna Marie Graves

November 30, 2010

Donna Marie Graves
1955-2010

Graveside memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the East Line Street Cemetery for longtime Bishop resident Donna Marie Graves. Pastor Ron Sargent of Bishop Christian Center will officiate.
Born in Nevada City on March 27, 1955, Donna died Nov. 21, 2010 in Bishop. She was 55.
Donna was admired and respected at work. She was a loving, caring and giving person. The world is a sadder place for having lost this beautiful person.

BLM to test wind potential in Cartago area

November 30, 2010

The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to erect five weather towers to assess the viability of wind power on approximately 20,000 acres in Southern Inyo.
If the lands prove worthy of supporting a commercial wind power project, Colorado-based RES Americas Development, Incorporated would be the interested applicant.

Help through the holidays

November 30, 2010

Several local businesses, organizations, clubs and residents are offering hot meals and other food donations to ensure nobody in the community has to go without this holiday season.
In Lone Pine, residents have two holiday meal options this week, depending on their age.
Residents can head over to VFW Post No. 8036 for its annual, free community dinner. The Ladies Auxiliary will be serving Thanksgiving dinner from 2-6 p.m., and all are invited to attend.

November 18th

Bishop v Mojave: CIF playoffs begin

November 18, 2010

Broncos’ football coach Bill Egan is not taking this first CIF playoff game Friday against the Mojave Mustangs for granted.
“Mojave is a good team,” he said. “They have a good coach, they’re well-prepared. It should be a much better game.” Then again, Egan has anticipated “good games” from Kern Valley, Rosamond and Desert.
Mojave and Bishop are not strangers. Mojave was part of the HDL until 2008. “I know the Mojave coach,” Egan said, “and they know our program.”

Miles Nevin Clair

November 18, 2010

Miles Nevin Clair
1926-2010

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sierra Baptist Church in Independence for 52-year Independence resident Miles Nevin Clair. Burial will follow at the Independence Cemetery, followed by a potluck.
Born May 9, 1926, Miles died peacefully at home Nov. 15, 2010 surrounded by loved ones.
Miles is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jeane; son, Thomas; daughter, Dakota; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Tribal members at odds as two elections held

November 18, 2010

Local tribal members are waiting to hear if the Bureau of Indian Affairs will certify an election from last week.
According to tribal members, friction between two factions of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe, which has members spread throughout the country, has created a situation where two separate tribal elections are held each year.
In the past, the BIA has refused to certify either elections, telling tribal members that they must hold one consolidated election.

Stout appointed to state judicial committee

November 18, 2010

The seemingly tireless efforts of Superior Court Judge Dean Stout to build a better community have caught the attention of a statewide committee.
Currently the presiding judge of the Inyo County Juvenile Court, Stout has been appointed co-chair for the Judicial Council Advisory Committee on Family and Juvenile Law.
He was named “Juvenile Court Judge of the Year” by the Juvenile Court Judges Association in 2006.

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