LVEDA covers range of topics

June 14, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY — The June meeting of the Lucerne Valley Economic Association was jam-packed with topics from local crime statistics, schools and current solar farm proposals. The meeting was held on Tuesday, June 8 at the Senior Center.

FUNDRAISER: The recent fundraising dinner to benefit a plaque for the new Russell Park netted $1,365. The biggest donor was Third District Supervisor James Ramo, who won reelection last week, who personally gave $500.

Former MMA champ named honorary mayor

June 11, 2016

Mavrick Von Haug (a.k.a. Mavrick Harvey), right, was named Honorary Mayor of Lucerne Valley during a grand finale dinner event Friday night at the Lucerne Valley Senior Center. Joining Harvey is Ron Scriven, center, who also ran for the honorary post, and Woody Hart, left, the current president of the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce who served as honorary mayor for several terms. Peter Day, Lucerne Valley Leader

By Peter Day
Leader Staff Writer

First heat wave hits L.V.

June 7, 2016

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

The first triple-digit heat wave of 2016 hits Lucerne Valley late last week prompting residents to turn on their swamp coolers and, when possible, stay indoors.

Last Wednesday the Leader posted an AccuWeather "Excessive Heat Watch" alert for Friday on its Facebook page. In response, one Leader page follower to reply, "Noon Friday? It's 102 now."

Who will be the next Honorary Mayor?

June 7, 2016

The annual changing of the guard will happen this Friday, June 10, at the Senior Center.

Current Honorary Mayor Lyle Thomas will hand off the duties to either Mavrick Von Haug or Chief Ron Scrivens. The annual event serves as a fundraiser for the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The Finale dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to enjoy dinner and participate in the fun.

For more information, call the Lucerne Valley Chamber at (760) 248-7215.

Public meeting regarding Marine Corps land use

June 7, 2016

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER — Representatives from the Marine Corps will host a public meeting regarding land use in the Johnson Valley area at the Johnson Valley Community Center, June 25 from 10 a.m. - Noon.

The purpose of the meeting is to communicate the Marine Corps' plans to conduct a large-scale exercise Aug. 1-30 that will include training in the congressionally-established Shared Use Area. Information concerning temporary land closures and public safety information will be discussed with attendees. All members of the public are welcome to attend.

Lucerne Valley voters go to the polls

June 7, 2016

by Staff Reports

Lucerne Valley voters went to the polls on Tuesday.

Among Republican's presidential choices were Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, John R. Kasich and Jim Gilmore. The Democrats had the choice of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and several others.The American Independent, Green, Libertarian, and Peace and Freedom parties also fielded presidential candidates.

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Johnson Valley: Ladies Salad Luncheon, Hobby Club, Quilters

June 7, 2016

By Betty Munson

The Ladies Salad Luncheon is at noon on Saturday, June 18. Bring a salad or dessert to share at the Johnson Valley Community Center: there is no charge, everyone invited! Weekenders, come as you are. This casual occasion offers lots of fun and good conversation.

If you like Pinochle, the long-running game each Tuesday will be a good place to stay in out of the heat and enjoy. The Card Club welcomes beginners, too, so try your hand. Only 1.00 gets you in the game, which begins at noon and usually goes till about 4:00 p.m.

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