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December 7th

Surprising Mono Lake discovery changes conceptions of life

December 7, 2010

The discovery of an arsenic-loving bacteria swimming in Mono Lake may change the basic understanding of how life is formed from its fundamental elements.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced Thursday that astrobiologists have found a bacteria that uses otherwise poisonous arsenic instead of phosphorus as apart of its DNA. Until this recent discovery at the famous lake, phosphorous has been believed to be an essential component of DNA and life, and life would not be possible without the chemical element.

December 2nd

Viola Mae Emfinger

December 2, 2010

Viola Mae Emfinger
1920-2010

Viola Mae Emfinger, a resident of Bishop for 49 years, will be laid to rest alongside her husband, William C. Emfinger, during a private ceremony.
Born to John and Bertha Hinchee on July 11, 1920 in Vinton, Va., Viola Mae died Nov. 15, 2010 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop. She was 90.
Viola Mae had two brothers, Elwood and Harry Hinchee, and four sisters, Irene Kelley, Eula Roberts and Marie Benson of Salem, Va., and Ethel Strong of Goodwater, Ala.

Lone Pine boys, Bishop girls off to fast starts

December 2, 2010

The Bishop Broncos and Lone Pine Eagles started off their pre-league basketball seasons Tuesday night with a bang.
In a four-game marathon that included boys and girls teams, both varsity and junior varsity, the Lone Pine boys won and the Bishop girls won.
Final scores: Boys varsity, – Lone Pine 78, Bishop 58; Girls varsity – Bishop 40, Lone Pine 35; Boys junior varsity – Lone Pine 51, Bishop 46; Girls junior varsity – Bishop 40, Lone Pine 15.

Boys Varsity
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles got on the board first with a 3-pointer, a quick indication of the Eagles’ fast-paced game plan.

Robert ‘Bob’ Eugene Ocamb

December 2, 2010

Robert ‘Bob’ Eugene Ocamb
1936-2010

No funeral services have been announced for Robert “Bob” Eugene Ocamb.
Born Sept. 26, 1936 in Kansas City, Kansas, Bob died Oct. 30, 2010 in Gardnerville, Nev.  He was 74.
Bob spent his early years until his teens in Kansas City before relocating with his family to Phoenix, Ariz. where he attended Phoenix Union High School. After High School he entered the U.S. Navy in 1956 and served aboard the U.S.S. Philippine Sea, CVA 47.  

Ruth Carolyn Morefield

December 2, 2010

Ruth Carolyn Morefield
1922-2010

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Independence Cemetery for 42-year Lone Pine resident Ruth Carolyn Morefield. The Rev. Erin Maddox McPhee will officiate. Friends and family will gather after the service at Pioneer Memorial Methodist Church.
Born in McCook, Neb. Oct. 28, 1922, Ruth died Nov. 23, 2010 at the Bishop Care Center. She was 88.
Ruth married Warren on Sept. 14, 1942 and they were married for 68 years.

Missing Whitney hiker found dead

December 2, 2010

A search for a missing hiker in the Eastern Sierra wilderness came to a grim end this week with the discovery of the Portland, Ore. resident’s body.
Inyo County Search and Rescue recovered the body of 37-year-old Christian Meining Wednesday afternoon near the Mt. Whitney Trail, nearly 24 hours after he was first reported missing.
According to Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Carma Roper, search crews were dispatched Monday morning when Meining failed to hike out of the Whitney Portal area Friday morning as scheduled.

Lone Pine tradition honors unsung heroes

December 2, 2010

Lone Pine residents will be honoring volunteer firefighters this holiday season with a Christmas parade dedicated to local men and women who volunteer to leap from bed, dash from the dinner table or leave their day jobs at the drop of a hat to help anyone in need.
The Lone Pine Christmas Parade is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 and will feature firefighters from virtually every volunteer fire department in the county, dozens of entries from local citizens and Lone Pine Fire Chief LeRoy Kritz as grand marshal.

Disaster drill puts Southern Inyo first-responders to test

December 2, 2010

“A terrorist bomb has torn apart a water filtration facility in Southern Inyo, injuring approximately 15 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employees. Volunteer firefighters and emergency medical personnel from Lone Pine and Olancha responded quickly, triaging and transporting every victim from the scene and to medical facilities in Lone Pine in less than 45 minutes.”

November 30th

Alice Josephine Boothe

November 30, 2010

Alice Josephine Boothe
1915-2010

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for lifelong Owens Valley resident Alice Josephine Boothe. Barbara Crockett will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Brune Mortuary in Bishop.
Born Nov. 12, 1915, Alice died at the Bishop Care Center Nov. 23, 2010. She was 95.

Celebrating two decades of securing independence, dignity

November 30, 2010

A local not-for-profit that has been helping the ill, frail and elderly to stay in their homes is turning 20 years old this week and the community is invited to help celebrate.
Pioneer Home Health Care is hosting a 20th Anniversary Gala from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at its office at 162 E. Line St., Bishop.
The public is invited to attend.

Summary and Trail Report Highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s with afternoon cloud cover...
The following are the last of the Bishop results from the June 20-22 Bishop Invitational Swim Meet...
Bishop barrel racer Kayla Inderbieten finished her first go at the National High School Rodeo...

 

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