County Fair: Local's jewelry wins County Fair awards

June 21, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY — On a day known for celebration, Leslie Cummings was in a festive mood on May 5, 2011.

Then she had a stroke.

"It wasn't exactly my independence day," the Lucerne Valley resident said.

Partially paralyzed on one side, Cummings dived into getting well, following the orders of her doctors and doing whatever she could to move forward.

"I was very lucky I had a lot of family and friends who gave me support."

5 Things To Do -June 22, 2016

June 21, 2016


1. Chamber Mixer: For chamber members, this is one of the most festive mixers of the year.This event also celebrates First Mountain Bank's 25 years at the location.

When: Today

Where: First Mountain Bank

Cost: Free to Chamber members

Information: (760) 248-7215

2. Death by Chocolate: The High Desert Theater Arts Guild will present the comedy play "Death By Chocolate."

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Where: High Desert Center for the Arts, 15615 8th St., Victorville.

Movie Review: 'Risen'

June 21, 2016

By Karen Chutsky
The Movie Lady

The synopsis: In 33 AD, Clavius, a Roman Tribune in Judea, soused in the blood of incessant battles, longing for a ‘day without death,’ is tasked by Pontius Pilate with finding the missing body of a freshly crucified Nazarene rumored to have risen from the dead, in order to keep the ‘order’ Pilate craves among the masses who believe it is the Messiah, all-the-while Pilate nervously awaits the visit of the Emperor.

Sheriff's Blotter 06-15-16

June 21, 2016

Tuesday, June 7

10:16 p.m. Shots were reported being heard in the area of Ventana Trail and Cove Road.

4:14 p.m. A missing person was reported by a Trade Post Road resident.

2:04 p.m. A stolen vehicle was recovered in the area of Highway 18 and Old Woman Springs Road.

1:36 p.m. A person was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft in the 37000 block of Foothill Road.

11:09 a.m. A person was reportedly drunk in public in the 32800 block of Old Woman Springs Road.

10:54 a.m. Property was reported found.

Monday, June 6

School District: Board Member Vacancy

June 21, 2016

Applications are now being accepted for a vacant position on the Governing Board of the Lucerne Valley Unified School District.

The Governing Board is comprised of five members, and is responsible for the establishment of District policy, authorization of expenditures, and all issues related to employment of personnel. At the present time, a vacancy exists on the Governing Board, and the elected members have determined to fill this vacancy by appointment.

L.V. Profile: Sherman Mitchell has helped more than 100 lifers to get out of prison

June 21, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY — The letters come pouring in to the tune of about 40 a week.

All the letter writers — both men and women — are in prison, and most have no hope of ever getting out.

For the most desperate, Sherman Mitchell, a retired government worker who lives on a sleepy road in rural Lucerne Valley, is their last chance at freedom. Over the past decade, Mitchell, a large, relaxed gentleman with a kind smile, has played a key role in liberating more than 100 inmates in prison for life.


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