March 11th, 2014
Michele Helen Smith
On Sunday, March 2, 2014 Michele (Grazide) Smith died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. Michele was the family matriarch who was deeply loved by her doting children and grandchildren.
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jana (Bartley) Barnes, a beloved mother, sister, daughter, granddaughter and friend.
Jana left us unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 23 as a result of a brain aneurysm. She is fondly remembered by her family and friends as a vivacious spirit who was well known for her zest for life, always infusing a sense of joy, humor and celebration wherever she went.
Jana spent the last several years of her life devoted to raising her children and caring for her mother with the same joyful energy she brought to all things in life.
Joanne Louise Barton
Joanne Louise Barton, 79 of Lake Havasu City, Ariz. passed away March 2, 2014 at her home in Lake Havasu City.
She was born on April 22, 1934 in Oakland to Francis (Frank) P. Butterworth and Olive L. Veale Butterworth.
Joanne grew up in Northern California where she enjoyed family vacations at the beach. She met her husband Floyd in South Lake Tahoe and they raised their family in beautiful Inyo County. Joanne worked for the Inyo County Recorderâs Office for many years. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and traveling with her husband.
In a plea agreement with the Mono County District Attorneyâs Office, resident Howard Walters pleaded guilty to one charge of misdemeanor vandalism and was ordered to pay $3,823 in restitution to the Bureau of Land Management after he damaged a cultural site in the Chalfant area.
Law enforcement rangers and archaeological staff from the BLM Bishop Field Office opened an investigation into the damage of a cultural resource site in the Chalfant Valley in January after rangers received a report of a man digging in the area.
The economic benefits for communities located near national parks and other recreation and scenic hot spots are significant â as long as access to those areas is preserved.
A recent report released by the National Park Service concludes that, nationwide, the countryâs parks have contributed more than $14.7 billion to gateway communities in 2012. A separate report suggests that 2013âs numbers will tell a different story due to the 16-day government shutdown in October.
Community members have invested more than just time and labor in planning this Saturdayâs Third Annual Eastern Sierra Community Auction Night.
Numerous individuals, families and business owners have donated approximately $10,000 worth of products, services and other auction items in an effort to help United Methodist Church re-invest those donations back into the community.
Live and silent auctions will be held from 6:30-8:45 p.m. Saturday, March 15 in the Methodist Center, 205 N. Fowler St., Bishop. Appetizers, dessert and beverages will be served at no charge.
Robert Emil Schroeder
Husband, father, and dear friend Bob Schroeder passed away Feb. 25, 2014 in Gardnerville, Nev., with his beloved wife of 54 years, Joanne, by his side.
Bob was born near St. Louis, Mo. on Dec. 29, 1929 and was the only son to his parents; Emil Fredrick Karl Schroeder and Thelma (Quast) Schroeder. In 1950, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army achieving the rank of Corporal as a Finance Officer during the Korean Warâ.
Karen Dell Bradley
Karen Dell Bradley, age 77, born in Bishop on Dec. 12, 1936, passed away March 3, 2014 at her home in Big Pine. Karen lived in Big Pine nearly all her life. While making a home for herself and her husband and their three children and six grandchildren, she also helped raise several generations of Big Pine families.
As Bishop officials continue to weigh the Administrative Office of the Courtsâ proposal to build a court facility on municipal property behind City Hall, the public response so far has been overwhelmingly negative.
The actual plans for the new Inyo County courthouse in Bishop are still on hold, meanwhile, pending necessary documentation.
Inyo Countyâs hometown newspaper will be heading into its 144th year with a new leader at the helm.
Rena Mlodecki has been appointed the new CEO/publisher of the Register effective March 3. She brings with her 36 years of experience in the newspaper industry, along with a commitment to excellence deeply rooted in the values of community journalism.
Mlodecki is settling in and enjoying getting to know both the area and its people.
âI am pleased to already have met a very friendly variety of business owners and residents,â she said.