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Obituary: Winona Jo Sam

Winona Jo Sam (1960 – 2014)

Winona Jo Sam
Winona Jo Sam

Winona Jo Sam was born on July 26, 1960 in Bridgeport, CA. She passed peacefully on August 23, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Maxine Sam, and survived by her son Jo-Dee Sam, Companion/Best Friend Larry Bailey, Father Joseph Sam, Brother Faron Sam (Marlene Sam), Nieces Raquel Sam, Bethany Sam, & Jolene Sam, Great Nieces LaSade Rose Conti & Aubrey Ellen Lucier, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

She worked many jobs, mainly flagging for various road construction companies in California.

She loved life, her family, and all activities, especially sports that her son, Jo-Dee, was involved in.

Winona’s smile, energy, & positive attitude will be missed by all who knew her.

Services will be held Saturday, August 30th, 1:00pm at Walton’s Funeral Home in Carson City (on Roop St). In Leiu of flowers, make donations to the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center in Carson City.

Inyo County Board of Supervisors Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Board of Supervisors Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge to Fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!!! Fifth District Supervisor Matt Kingsley issued the challenge at the beginning of last Tuesdays Board meeting in honor of his brother, Phillip Kingsley who was recently diagnosed with ALS.
Kingsley said, “My brother Phillip (age71) has been actively engaged in farming for the last nine years since his retirement as a Professor of Psychology at Bluffton College in northwest Ohio. He is the oldest of my 7 siblings and is truly a unique character who continues to provide our family with both inspiration and comic relief.”
The Challenge will take place before the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, September 2nd at 8:30 a.m. on the lawn in front of the Historic Inyo County Courthouse. The public is invited to watch all five of the Inyo County Supervisors (Linda Arcularius, Rick Pucci, Jeff Griffins, Mark Tillemans, and Matt Kingsley) along with other elected officials – Sheriff Bill Lutze, Clerk Recorder, Kammi Foote, and Auditor-Controller Amy Shepard – as well as department heads and the County Administrator as they are doused with ice water. In addition to watching the Challenge, the public is invited to place bids for the opportunity to douse the volunteers; all proceeds will be donated to the ALS Association.
“I understand that there are many causes and situations that need attention,” said Kingsley. “But for me, the opportunity to highlight the ALS cause and the fact that my brother is suffering from ALS lead me to challenge the BOS. My motivation is really about my brother Phil.”
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord.  When these cells die, voluntary muscle control and movement dies with them.  Patients in the later stages of the disease are totally paralyzed, yet in most cases, their minds remain sharp and alert.
  • Every day, an average of 15 people are newly diagnosed with ALS — more than 5,600 people per year. As many as 30,000 Americans may currently be affected by ALS. Annually, ALS is responsible for two deaths per 100,000 people.
  • The average life expectancy of a person with ALS is two to five years from time of diagnosis.  With recent advances in research and improved medical care, many patients are living longer, more productive lives. Half of all those affected live at least three years or more after diagnosis.  About 20 percent live five years or more, and up to ten percent will survive more than ten years.
  • According to the ALS website : As of Wednesday, August 27, The ALS Association has received $94.3 million in donations compared to $2.7 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 27). These donations have come from existing donors and 2.1 million new donors.
Bidding and donations will be accepted at and during the challenge, or to donate without attending the challenge please visit the ALS Association web site at www.alsa.org
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Monday, August 25: Birthdays & Anniversaries from KIBS

KIBS Radio is Wishing a Very Happy Birthday and a Happy Anniversary to the following Listeners! Listen for your name on-air… And, enjoy your day!

Happiest Birthdays to…

Robby Ellsworth

Luis Roman

Fionna Ivy Smith

Deanne Cheswire

Maggie Larson

Raquel Torres

Brandon Fitt

Dusty Johnson

Barbara Birmingham

Tyler Hambleton Mahlum

Ian Redfox

Carrie Erickson

Donna Reynolds

Laurie Butler

Ava Rene Stroup

Keyauna Bolander

And, Happy Anniversary to:

John & Robin Bracken

Amanda & Andy Marsh

Bill & Earlene Wright

Liz & Patrice Marquet

Carl & Jessica Martinez

Love always,

#teamKIBS

 

Bishop Resident in Custody with help of National Amber Alert

4-Year-Old Child Unharmed, Mother Faces Child Abduction Charges Upon Arrest

Press Release

Date of Event: August 21, 2014 at 12:35pm.

Type of Event: 278.5 PC- Child Abduction/Violation of a custody order.

Location: US Highway 95 near the Walker Lake area.

Suspect: SCHAT, Angel Jacoba. 43 year old female, Bishop Resident.

On Thursday, August 21 at 12:35pm, the Bishop Police Department received a request from Sean Singleton for a welfare check on his 4 year old son living in Bishop.

Singleton also told police the mother might be in the Reno Nevada area, and he believed she might be trying to leave the state.

The residence in Bishop where the mother and child were believed to be at was checked; it was determined no one was at the residence, and it appeared to be vacant. Bishop Police immediately distributed a “Be on the lookout” with local agencies; all counties within California, as well as neighboring states.

Further information was gathered regarding SCHAT, and it was determined the child may be in danger while in the care of his mother and she was not allowed to take the child out of Inyo County.

With assistance from the California Highway Patrol, the Bishop Police Department issued an AMBER Alert for the blue 2001 Chevy Silverado driven by SCHAT, Angel Jacoba.

Information was sent nationwide regarding the child abduction.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was also notified.

At 5:21pm, we received information that SCHAT might be at the Reno/Tahoe International Airport in Reno Nevada.

Video surveillance showed SCHAT, and the 4 year old child leaving the airport in the blue Chevy Silverado in an unknown direction of travel. At 7:34pm; the Chevy Silverado was possibly seen in Lee Vining, California; but the vehicle was never located.

At 8:40pm, the Bishop Police Department received notification that SCHAT had been located on US Highway 95 around the Walker Lake area.

Mineral County Nevada Deputies received a 911 call from a subject who was behind the Chevy Silverado and deputies were able to stop the vehicle. SCHAT; reportedly resisted arrest and deputies had to use force to subdue her. A plastic toy handgun was also located inside the vehicle.

SCHAT, Angel Jacoba was arrested on child abduction charges as well as possible new charges with Mineral County Nevada.

The 4 year old was unharmed and was taken into protective custody.

SCHAT will be extradited back to Bishop as soon as possible and will be charged with 278.5 PC- Child Abduction/Violation of a custody order and 273(a) PC-Child Endangerment.

Angel Schat
Angel Schat

4-Year-Old Child Unharmed, Mother Faces Child Abduction Charges

http://www.kibskbov.com/schatarrest/

Bishop / Child Abduction / Amber Alert / Charges / Custody Violation / Child Endangerment / Eastern Sierra / Bishop Police Department

Bishop Resident Rebecca Bragdon Pleads Guilty

Bragdon Enters Pleas of “Guilty” to Misappropriation of Public Funds from the Tri-County Fairgrounds – Bishop, CA

August 21, 2014

The Inyo County District Attorney’s office announced today that Bishop-area resident Rebecca Bragdon has entered pleas of “guilty” to misappropriation of public funds from the Tri-County Fairgrounds.

The pleas arose from charges that she embezzled funds from the Fairgrounds when she was employed as an office manager from July 2012 through July 2013. The matter was originally investigated by the Inland Division of the California Highway Patrol.

Ms. Bragdon plead guilty to violating Penal Code section 424, commonly known as misappropriation of public funds, and Penal Code section 470, commonly known as forgery. Both charges are felonies.

Restitution was also set in the case at $25,979.82. Sentencing has been set for October 22, 2014.

Under the terms of an agreed disposition, Ms. Bragdon may be ordered to serve up to one year in the Inyo County Jail and will be placed on five years of formal probation. Probation terms will include requirements that she pay restitution and be subject to search for stolen property, as well as any other terms as may be deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

By entering the pleas, she will also be barred from holding any public office. The term of incarceration will be determined by the court at the time of sentencing.

Any questions or requests for further information can be directed to District Attorney Tom Hardy at 760.878.0282 or 760.873.6657.

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Bragdon Enters Pleas of “Guilty” to Misappropriation of Public Funds from the Tri-County Fairgrounds – Bishop, CA

http://www.kibskbov.com/bragdonpleadsguilty/

Inyo County / Bishop / Tri-County Fairgrounds / Public Funds / Guilty / Rebecca Bragdon / Restitution / Inyo County District Attorney’s Office