The Saturday, Feb. 4, memorial event for DR. Andrew Bourne has been moved and the time has changed. The new location is Canyon Lodge, which is being donated by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area CEO Rusty Gregory and MMSA, who are also donating support staff and all the food for the event, so no food or volunteers are needed from the public.
The program is as follows:
1. “Andy’s Last Ski Run.” Take the Gondola to the top at 3:30 p.m.
2. Doors open at Canyon Lodge Upstairs auditorium at 5 p.m.
3. Music by Eastern Sierra Chamber Orchestra at 5:15 p.m.
4. Eulogy and speakers to will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a slide show, and food and beverages until 8:30 p.m. A cash bar will be available.
All who wish to pay their respects, support the family and were touched by Bourne’s life and talents are welcome to attend. A reminder: contributions can be made to “FBO Gilann Bourne & Family” (Account # 5015553) and brought or mailed to:
Eastern Sierra Community Bank
307 Old Mammoth Rd.
PO Box 5069
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
For more information, call 760.923.1500
“FAME” – remember my name!
The Town of Mammoth Lakes Recreation Department offers a special winter week-long session of Youtheatre scheduled for Monday, Feb. 27, to Saturday, March 3. The show: “Fame!” Rehearsals will be from 3–6 p.m. after school (Mon.-Fri.). Performances are scheduled for Saturday, March 3, at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Mammoth Lakes Arts Center.
Costumes and props furnished, but everyone needs dance shoes. For the final number everyone needs to furnish their own clothing in black and red. Each child is welcome to sing their favorite song. Having the song ready on CD for the first day of practice will be very helpful.
Registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 17. Fees are $85 for ages 7 and up. A multi-child discount is available. Space is limited and will sell-out! Registration is at the Recreation Department Office located above Giovanni’s in the Vons shopping center (Minaret Village Mall). For more information call 760.934.8989 ext. 234.
Bid Adieu to this season’s flu
It might be February, but it’s still cold and flu season, and Flu Mist and Flu Vaccinations are available from the Inyo County Public Health Department, at 207-A West Line St., in Bishop on Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m. and Fridays, 9-11:30 a.m. Vaccine will be available to all ages with no restrictions. Flu Mist, the intranasal vaccine for ages 2-49, and preservative free vaccine, preferred for pregnant women and children under age 3, will be available. The vaccine will be offered to Medicare and MediCal recipients at no cost and $7 to others. Info/questions: 760.873.7868.
In Mono County, Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson said there is no evidence of influenza activity thus far in the Eastern Sierra. “Well, so far, both snow and flu are scarce! But as know, both will eventually arrive,” Johnson observed. Los Angeles has seen an increase in flu activity, although it is still low. Other viruses, including rhino/enterovirus and human metapneumovirus, continue to be more prevalent.
Flu activity is characterized as local, statewide, but increasing. Most ((91.7%) is Type A, and most of that is H3N2. There have been no novel strains identified, no resistance to Tamiflu or Relenza, no deaths, and most strains are a good match with the current vaccine.
Info: call Dr. Johnson at: 760.924.1828 or Mono Public Health Director Lynda Salcido at 760.924.1842.