June 6th, 2011
A local man has been caught digging for Native American artifacts near Lone Pine and, through a plea agreement, is now banned for life from entering certain lands in that area. However, this is reportedly just one of 30-40 acts of looting allegedly committed by Norman E. Starks of Lone Pine.
Lone Pine Paiute Shoshone Reservation Tribal Preservation Officer Kathy Bancroft said that Starks has been seen digging in other areas since the January 2011 court decision. Starks could not be reached for comment.
At 60 years old, and having lived with Multiple Sclerosis for 16 years, Mike Barker of Ahwahnee knows that it is too late to die young, so he is making the best of the time he has left.
Not only is Barker living his life to the fullest, but he hopes that he can lead others by example and encourage them to do the same.
âI follow my dreams, and if Iâm going to give advice, Iâd say follow your dreams, life is too short,â said Barker on Thursday on the tarmac of the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport, as he set next to a plane that he just flew, without the use of his legs or right arm.
Josephine Veenker, wife of deceased Louis F. Veenker, died Sunday May 29, 2011 shortly after her 94th birthday in Lindon, Utah at her son Lawrence Veenker’s residence. Veenker, a long time resident of June Lake and Bishop, was known for her exemplary service at the June Lake Library, the June Lake Womens Club, the Bishop Women’s Improvement Club, Inyo Friends of Library Oral History Project, and the Presbyterian Church in Bishop.
Nadine Francis Taylor
Born Jan. 11, 1933 in Tuttle, Okla. to Ethel and John Cullen Knight.
She is survived by son, Gary Standridge and wife Joan, of Big Pine; daughter, Sherry and husband Rick Monson of Norman, Okla.; plus grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
For years Nadine owned and operated Bishop Dry Cleaners and loved meeting and talking with her customers. She was also an excellent seamstress and very handy with alterations.
John Paul Miller
Longtime Bishop resident Inez Avitia passed away Friday, May 27, 2011. Inez was born Dec. 15, 1932 in Durango, Mexico. She was 78.
Inez was a wonderful example of love and devotion to her family and friends as well as a great cook and smart business woman. She owned and operated El Charro Avitia for 24 years in Bishop.
A 23-year old Orange resident is behind bars this week after allegedly drinking and driving and running over a friend Sunday night.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Chris D. Meyer was driving a 1994 Chevy Blazer northbound on Movie Road in Lone Pine at about 12 a.m. Sunday with Greg W. Dischner, 23, of Orange in the passenger seat. A third person, Justin M. Parillo, 28, of Orange, was allegedly âcar surfing on the hood.â
According to the CHP, Parillo apparently fell off the hood and was âpartially run over by the vehicle, sustaining major injuries.â
There have been famous and infamous walls throughout history such as the Great Wall of China, the Walls of Troy, Hadrianâs Wall and the Walls of Jericho. Some were built to keep foreign invaders out while another, such as the Berlin Wall, was to keep those seeking freedom from escaping.
A well-known poem, âMending Wallâ by Robert Frost, metaphorically addresses the pointlessness of a wall along which two neighbors walk every year, congenially talking and âmendingâ the wallâs fallen stones as they move along.
Ruth Marie Stewart
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. June 4 at the residence of Keith and Connie Dyer, 2801 Roxanne, Ct., Sacramento, CA 95826, for Ruth Marie Stewart. A reception will immediately follow.
Born Sept. 3, 1924, our beloved Ruth passed away peacefully on May 19, 2011 at the age of 86.
Ruth was born in Vista, Wash. and passed away in Sacramento.
A select group of Bishop Union High School students are taking to the sky, skimming the upper atmosphere, taking pictures and experimenting with possible Martian life forms.
The studentsâ cosmic adventures are possible due to a father with a Doctorate in Astronomy who started teaching his curious daughter and her friends calculus in fifth grade; theyâve stayed together conducting experiments and having fun with science ever since.