Spring Arts Festival showcases music, art

May 24, 2016

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Last Monday night, music teacher Brigham Welch led high school and middle school students in the Second Annual Spring Arts Festival, a combination music concert and art show held in the school's Brian L. Walker gymnasium.

With middle school basketball coach T Smith and FFA vice-president Madison Redding serving as master of ceremonies, the music program went through a diverse collection of classical and popular music.

Movie Review: "Precious Cargo"

May 24, 2016

Director: Max Adams
Writers: Max Adams, Paul V. Seetachitt
Stars: Bruce Willis, Claire Forlani, Mark-Paul Gosselaar

By Karen Chutsky
The Movie Lady

If you’re getting tired of the mass of odd googly themed movies pretending to be important, drowning in good intentions that miss the mark, you’ve just gotta ride the wave of a Bruce Willis flick, a kick ‘em in the teeth, shoot ‘em up nefarious adventure.

Recipe: Cinnamon Honey Butter

May 24, 2016

By Holly Sosa

Making my own different types of flavored butters has become one of my favorite ways to experiment in the kitchen. Where butter is concerned, it’s near impossible to make a mistake. It’s BUTTER, ha! Last week, I whipped up a batch of this incredible Cinnamon Honey Butter and friends, I’d be doing you a disservice if I didn’t share the recipe with you. It’s sweet and warm tasting, filled with honey and cinnamon which makes it the most perfect breakfast butter for toast, waffles, or cinnamon rolls.


• 1 cup butter

• 1 cup powdered sugar

FFA Banquet: Largest event in memory

May 17, 2016

The Lucerne Valley FFA held its biggest banquet ever with 205 members and guests attending on Monday, May 9 in the high school's Brian L. Walker Gymnasium.

As is customary, FFA advisor/Ag teacher Mr. Troy Van Bavel served as master of ceremonies.

The new chapter officer team was introduced, and outgoing officers ceremoniously congratulated and encouraged them. The new officers: Keagan Weis, president; Madison Redding, vice-president; Chelsea Nakahiro, secretary; Diego Orozco, treasurer; Alexa Walkovitz, reporter; and Hollie Lopez, sentinel.

Courtney resigns as principal

May 17, 2016

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Lucerne Valley High School/Middle School principal Patricia Courtney has tendered her resignation effective June 1.

Regarded as bright, talented and a difference-maker, Courtney declined a reporter's query regarding her resignation. Courtney formally gave notice in a letter to the school district on April 26.

"I wish Lucerne Valley Unified nothing but success," she wrote.

While Courtney was quiet on her reasons for leaving, others were quick to voice appreciation for the educator.

Collingham resigns from board seat

May 17, 2016

By Peter Day
Senior Writer

Jody Collingham, who was first elected to a seat on Lucerne Valley Unified School District's governing board in November of 2010, has resigned from her seat.

Collingham, who left to move closer to a daughter in Nevada, would have been up for reelection this November.

"I sold my house," she said. "It cleared escrow today and I'm gone."


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