August 22nd, 2011
John W. McKellips
Graveside funeral services and interment for lifelong Bishop resident John W. McKellips will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop. Donna Thomas will officiate.
Born in Shurz, Nev. on Aug. 19, 1937, John passed away on Aug. 17, 2011 at Northern Inyo Hospital. He was 73.
James R. Bame
Graveside funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for 44-year Big Pine resident James R. Bame. Pastor Chris Costello and VFW Post No. 8988 officiated.
Born in Blufton, Ohio on Jan. 27, 1927, James passed away on Aug. 14, 2011 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop. He was 84.
James served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and Korea. He was owner of Modern Floors in Bishop from 1966-2002.
Lone Pine Volleyball Indian Taco Sale Fundraiser
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles Volleyball Indian taco sale will be held Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Lone Pine VFW, 481 S. Main St.
The Indian tacos can be pre-ordered, $6 each, from any volleyball player or by calling coach Mel Joseph at (760) 382-0406.
Delivery will be available.
Bishop Skate and Bike Jam
The City of Bishop is holding a Skate and Bike Jam Sunday, Aug. 28 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Skate Park.
The bite remained steady this week following a 1,200-lb. stocking by the Dept. of Fish and Game, but overall things have slowed down a bit.
Big fish are being seen and and hooked but very few were landed.
All three inlets have tons of fish but fishing pressure has them a little spooky. Folks are doing best on mini-jigs, Powerworms and nightcrawlers fished under a bobber.
Remember folks, do not use weight or a swivel with mini-jigs â just tie them straight to your 2-lb. or 4-lb. test line.
Early in the 2011-12 budgeting process, Inyo County is looking at a $9 million deficit.
During a hearing Tuesday to review preliminary budget requests, County Administrative Officer Kevin Carunchio said most county departments were able to maintain budgets similar to last yearâs numbers. Some departments, he said, are requesting larger budgets to fill positions that were left vacant last year to save money, and all departments are dealing with the rising cost of doing business.
Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan â When the Army goes on missions outside the wire, they are susceptible to any number of threats, ranging from extreme weather conditions and rocks being thrown at them to small arms fire and roadside bombs. Having well trained medical professionals attached to Army units ensures a quick response in the event a Soldier is wounded and in need of emergency medical attention.
Darrell Conrad Quessenberry
Darrell Conrad Quessenberry, age 55, made his home and raised his children in Newberry Springs and Bishop. He lost his battle with lung cancer on his birthday, Aug. 11, 2011.
Darrell had a career with Southern California Edison for 31 years. He loved to hang out, barbecuing with his family, collect antiques, go fishing, metal detecting and four-wheeling.
Virginia Jean Fenton
The following are results from the High Country League championship meet held in Minden, Nev.
Boys 25 Fly, 6 & under
Eli Beard, 3rd in finals (1:19.72)
Girls 1000 Free, 13-14
Jamie Shultz, 13th in finals (15:24.43)
Girls 1000 Free, 15+
Melodie Aust, 5th in finals 12:05.14)
Kylie Meneses, 10th in finals (13.54.44)
Girls 200 IM ,15+
Kylie Meneses, 19th in prelims 2Ă45.62)
Maddie Morgenstein, 22nd in prelims (2:50.03)
Girls 200 IM, 11-12
Squid Morgenstein, 15th in prelims (3:10.24)
Emily Ball, 21st in prelims (3:16.68)
Boys 200 IM 11-12
The Second Annual Jerry âJJâ Davis Memorial One-Pitch Softball Tournament played out last weekend with the Dream Catchers taking the championship in the final game Sunday afternoon.
The Dream Catchers, sponsored by Chris Holt of Hi Country Market of Big Pine, beat the Jokers 6-5 after taking out the Jacksons, the BSâers and Team Meat. The Jokers faced down the Redtails, Swing Men and One Hit at a Time to secure a spot in the final round.
Twelve teams in all competed in the two-day tournament. Proceeds from the event go to Davisâ three children.