Politics: Assemblyman Obernolte has productive year

September 27, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY — As far as California state legislators go, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) had a productive 2016.

Obernolte introduced 12 bills, and four were signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

“It was a very successful year for me,” Obernolte told members of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association last month.

Some of Obernolte 2016 highlights:

LVMS: Washington, D.C-bound students start fundraising

September 27, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY — Rarely do people here make the 35-minute trek to the local mall, but after the school year ends in May, a group of 30 students and chaperones will walk through the hallowed grounds of America’s capitol, Washington, D.C.

The upcoming D.C. Educational trip for U.S. History and Government will have a huge impact on the lives of the participants, according to Lucerne Valley Middle School history teacher Naomi Oyadomari, known by most as “Ms. O.”

Next Tuesday: Lucerne Valley FFA to moderate candidate forum

September 27, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

The Lucerne Valley High School FFA student leaders have been selected to moderate the Lucerne Valley Economic Development-sponsored school board candidate forum next Tuesday at the Senior Center.

The event starts at 5 p.m.

All four candidates for the upcoming election for two Lucerne Valley Unified School District school board seats have confirmed for the event. They are incumbents Tom Courtney and Mavrick Von Haug and challengers Jean Morgan and Ruben Medina.

Remembrance for Dale Ramage on Saturday at Pioneer Park; Noon to 3 p.m.

September 27, 2016

The late Dale Ramage, a well-liked local homeless person, is gone but not forgotten.

A remembrance event for Dale is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1 at Pioneer Park. The event will take place from noon until 3 p.m., according to organizer Wanda Williams.

"We'll have hot dogs, chips and drinks," Williams said. "Anyone is welcome to bring a dish for the pot luck."

Like many in Lucerne Valley, Williams has stories of Ramage's friendly smiles and kindness.

"He used to tell my 4-year-old granddaughter that butterflies are free," she said.

Photo: Saving Lives

September 27, 2016

Last Saturday just before noon, Lucerne Valley resident Jennifer Hinojosa and friends were were enjoying a pleasant, sunny fall day playing baseball on the Pioneer Park sports field. Suddenly, the playful moment turned serious. “The fire department urged us off the field telling us a helicopter was coming in,” she said. “They were very quick to load the person in and fly them away.” The condition of the patient is unknown at press time. Photo by Jennifer Hinojosa

5 Things To Do: September 28, 2016

September 27, 2016

1. School Board Candidate Forum: Lucerne Valley FFA student leaders will moderate a School Board Candidate Forum at the next meeting of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association. All four candidates for the upcoming election for two Lucerne Valley Unified School District school board seats have confirmed for the event. They are incumbents Tom Courtney and Mavrick Von Haug and challengers Jean Morgan and Ruben Medina.

When: Tuesday, 5 p.m.

Where: Senior Center

Cost: Free

LVHS/LVMS CALENDAR: Sept. 28, 2016

September 27, 2016

Tuesday, Sept. 27

• Minimum Day (Elementary School Conferences)

• Volleyball Away Game/V.V. Christian at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

• New York Life reps. here at 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 29

• Volleyball Home Game/A.V. Christian at 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 30

• Friday Food Feast provided by Group 1

• Varsity Football Away Game/Fulton Prep. at 7:00 p.m.

Sports Calendar: Sept. 28, 2016

September 27, 2016

VARSITY FOOTBALL

All games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Friday, Sept. 30 — Non-conference game at Fulton

Friday, Oct. 8 (5 p.m.) at Calvary Chapel (at Downey High School)

Friday, Oct. 14 (6 p.m.) at home (Homecoming) vs. California Lutheran

Friday, Oct. 21 at Hesperia Christian

Friday, Oct. 28 at home (Senior Night) vs. Academy of Careers & Exploration (Helendale)

JV FOOTBALL

Monday, Sept. 26 (4 p.m.) vs. Faith Baptist (Canoga Park) at home

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