MAMMOTH BLOOD DRIVE
The Mammoth Lakes Hospital Auxiliary sponsors its annual Community Blood Drive May 11 and May 12, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, and May 13, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mammoth Fire Station #1.
Fact: less than 10 percent of the population donates blood. Many people do not understand the need for blood until someone they know needs it. When the community learned about the large amount of blood local Dennis Domaille needed after his accident, the drive saw at least 35 percent more donors during its next blood drive.
“Unfortunately people do not realize the need for blood is ongoing. Many other patients will be or are in need as Dennis was,” said Senior Donor Recruiter Jan McKee.
In a continuing show of his support for the Blood Drive program, McKee said Domaille will once again offer free Fish Taco dinners from the Whoa Nellie Deli to all donors.
To schedule an appointment, log on to www.Bloodhero.com and use the Sponsor Code “SNOW,” or call 760.937.9911.
IMACA Child Development/Family Services Department will accept applications for fall preschool enrollment during May. Pick up application packets at any Inyo or Mono County Head Start Preschool or the Bishop office at 218 A South Main St. More info: call 760.873.3001. Lic. #140911034.
Runners on your marks … the 17th annual Bishop High Sierra (BHS) Ultramarathons springs out of Millpond County Park Saturday, May 15.
If you enter the 20-mile fun run, the 50-km or the 50-mile race, you must complete the distance in less than 15 hours (100 km entrants must finish in 19 hours), or at the least, let someone know if you drop out. All four races start at Millpond at 6 a.m. and occur simultaneously; ambitious runners can’t participate in all four events on the same day (though 100-km runners will run all four courses).
The ultramarathons and fun runs have raised more than $84,500 for Northern Inyo Hospital’s Operating and Emergency rooms and Outpatient Department, the Salvation Army, Bishop Amateur Radio Club and Inyo County Search and Rescue.
Registration is limited to 300 entries and will close at noon on Wednesday, May 12. Packet pickup will be at Sage to Summit. Race info is available at www.bhs50.com; online registration at www.active.com.
CERRO COSO GRADUATION
The public is invited to the Cerro Coso Community College, Eastern Sierra College Center (ESCC) 6th Annual Commencement Ceremony at the Mammoth Lakes Campus on May 7 at 5:30 p.m.
The Mammoth Campus is located at 101 College Parkway. Commencement speakers include: Cerro Coso College President Dr. Mary Retterer; Director of ESCC and Mammoth Lakes Foundation Board Member Ex-Officio Deanna Campbell; student speakers Barbara Lieberman, Kristy Allred and Kelly Morning; Alumni Speaker Mitch Pain; and Kern Community College District Trustee, Stuart Witt.
The Felici Trio will provide music for both the Commencement and the reception immediately following.
FOOD PANTRY OPEN
The Salvation Army and Church on the Mountain have opened a food pantry in Mammoth to serve those in need of food assistance. The food pantry has a well-stocked facility at 220 Sierra Manor Rd., adjacent to Higerd Plumbing, to provide assistance and accept food and cash donations. Hours of operation: Monday/Wednesday 2-5 p.m. and Saturday noon-4 p.m.