Museum News: Oxen yoke

August 26, 2014

Inside the Outdoor Museum

By Barbara ‘Rusty’ LaGrange
For the Leader

Whether the pioneers were moving slowly on the way to their new frontier, or whether their farmland was established, oxen were considered the equivalent of today's tractor.

The biggest and most stalwart beast that could be domesticated for farming was the ox. They had stamina, muscle, brute force when needed, and lived on field hay and grains.

The oxen yoke was first devised back in the time of the pharaohs. Egyptians designed the basic yoke as we see it today.

What's Happening - August 27, 2014

August 26, 2014

Red Hat Classy Lassies host luau at Lazy Lizard

On Aug. 12, the Red Hat Classy Lassies hosted a luau at the Lazy Lizard. 
Eleven frisky Red Hat girls from Hesperia joined them for lots of fun and games, including dominoes, cards and pool. Other activities included a refreshing swim, as well as a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. A delicious chicken meal was served. 
Anyone who would like more information about the Red Hat Classy Lassies group should call Marci at 760-963-3775.

Sheriff's Blotter 08-27-14

August 26, 2014

Saturday, Aug. 23
7:08 p.m. — Deputies responded to a report of battery in the area of Harbor Road and Cove Road, but the reporting party did not wish to file a police report.

5:53 p.m. — A person was arrested on suspicion of petty theft in the 32900 area of Highway 18.

Friday, Aug. 22
1:11 p.m. — A deputy filed a report after following up on a child protective services call in the 36400 area of Cochise Road.

Recipes: Spaghetti casserole

August 26, 2014

This spaghetti casserole becomes an easy weeknight meal when you use a premade spaghetti sauce that’s already packed with traditional flavor and real meat ingredients for a perfect Italian family favorite.

2 (24 oz) Classico Family Favorites
1 box (16 oz) bow tie pasta
1 container (16 oz) sour cream
2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion (diced)
2 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)

Group seeks to change elementary school name to honor Julia Bell

August 20, 2014

Bell was a beloved teacher, principal and volunteer

Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY • Four longtime residents made an emotional plea during last Wednesday’s school board meeting to change the name of the local elementary school in honor of the late Julia Bell.

Roadrunners Jo Richards, Pam Hart, along with Hart’s husband Woody and Jerry Byars, proposed renaming Lucerne Valley Elementary School to Julia Bell Elementary School.

“I would like to see her name go on the elementary school,” said Richards, “Julia made life better for all of us.”

‘It’s a Gas’ ... to start school

August 20, 2014

Victorville Motors and 106.5 The Fox FM Radio were on hand at Lucerne Valley High School on Monday to help kick off the school year. LVHS junior Amanda Mathew, center, shared her experience winning a Dodge Dart during last year’s “It’s A Gas To Go To Class” event for high-schoolers with perfect attendance. Joining Amanda are, from left, Tina Salazar and Amanda Shaffer from Victorville Motors and Patrick Patton and Danny Garcia of 106.5 FM. Peter Day / The Leader

Jessie J. Jones completes Marine Corps training

August 20, 2014

Above: Jessie J. Jones

Jessie J. Jones has completed his training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego and Camp Pendleton to conclude the training.

Jones has been awarded the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor, the most cherished of emblems and now is called a United States Marine. He is currently stationed in North Carolina for further training in electrical.

Jones grew up in Lucerne Valley and is a 2013 graduate of Lucerne Valley High School.


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