March 20th, 2014
MARCH 15, 2014 ââ This is a saga of a soggy day for some sons of the sod who binged on blarney, loaded up with liquid courage and made their Irish ancestors proud.
As the luck of the Irish would have it, I was there to record their achievement: Taking part in the shortest St. Patrickâs Day Parade ever held.
Pat Beck, long-time resident on Irene Way, died peacefully on March 9, 2014 at Grangeville Health and Rehab in Grangeville, Idaho. She was 84 years old. Born in Colorado Springs, Colo. in 1929, to Ora and Lena Mae Rupe, she moved to Los Angeles at age 16 where she married the love of her life, Mel Beck, in 1950. They moved to Bishop in 1957 with their three children. Mel owned and managed Highway Auto Service and Beckâs Backhoe Service until his death in 1978.
More than 70 residents attended the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday to participate in a workshop on the Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment that identifies 14 areas of the county as suitable for renewable energy development.
The City of Bishop stands to save money and its police officers stand to save time through an expanded partnership Cerro Coso Community College.
The City of Bishop has entered into an agreement naming law firm Johns & Mayer successor to interim City Attorney Peter Tracy who will resign effective April 30.
Debra Lea OâNeal
Debra Lea OâNeal, 59, passed away March 8, 2014 at her home after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Furstenfeldbruck, Germany on Dec. 20, 1954. She graduated from Simi Valley High School and after graduating she headed the Corporate Suggestion Program at Home Savings. She moved to Bishop with her husband Steve in 1991, where they raised their family.
Lloyd Edward Knight
Lifelong Bishop resident Lloyd Edward Knight, 91, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2014, with his loving family by his side. Lloyd was born in Provo, Utah on Dec. 6, 1922 to Frank and Blanche Knight.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Myrtle; daughters, Lynette Williamson and husband Bart of Bishop, Debbie Jeffery and husband, George of Oxnard; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Lloyd was loved very deeply by his family and he will be missed greatly.
Richard David âDickâ Finch
Richard David âDickâ Finch died March 4, 2014, in Bishop. He was 91.
He was born Jan. 5, 1923, in LaMoure, N.D., to Clarence L. and Bertha Simonson Finch. The family later moved to Bozeman, Mont., where Richard graduated from high school. He received a bachelorâs degree in engineering physics from the University of Montana, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-46, including a tour of duty in the Philippines.
He married Kristine Hoverson on Sept. 29, 1945, in Bozeman and they enjoyed 67 happy years together. She died Oct. 1, 2012.
The Lone Pine FFA Blue and Gold Grapes & Grains Western Mixer fundraiser, held at the Lone Pine Film History Museum on Friday, March 7, was a tremendous success, raising close to $20,000 in support of the agriculture students in the Future Farmers of America Program at Lone Pine High School.
The film museumâs director, Bob Sigman, and the museumâs Board of Directors have been very supportive of the FFA over the past few years by allowing them to use the museum as the venue for this very popular annual event.
Another standing-room-only crowd is expected at the County Administrative Center in Independence today â this time as residents gather to witness and weigh in on a presentation from the Inyo County Planning Department on its controversial General Plan amendment.