Sports: Volleyball team 4-2 in Agape League

October 18, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the Lucerne Valley Mustangs volleyball team lost a home conference match against Hesperia Christian by a score of 3-0.

The visiting team won the first set 25-17 followed by a close second set, 25-21. Hesperia Christian closed out the contest with a 25-18 final set win.

Junior hitter Sarah Smith had 8 of the team's 19 kills. Jasmine Cedeno had 7. On defense, Araselly Diaz, a senior, had 15 digs.

Schools: Students awarded bicycles

October 18, 2016

Staff Report

LUCERNE VALLEY — Two students rode away with new bicycles after being chosen as shining examples of their schools.

First, during the Lucerne Valley High School/Middle student of the month awards last month, student Aiden Helquist was selected for the Golden Horseshoe Award. Aiden gave an emphatic thumbs up during the ceremony in the school's Brian L. Walker Gymnasium.

The student elected to not take his bike during the ceremony. The reason? He wanted a shiny, new pink bike — for his little sister.

Sheriff's Blotter: October 19, 2016

October 18, 2016

Tuesday, Oct. 11

11:01 p.m. An area check was performed in the area of Joshua Boulevard and Northside Road.

9:09 p.m. Shots were reported being heard in the area of High Road and Falcon Road.

7:25 p.m. A welfare check was performed on Lantana Street.

3:35 p.m. A person was reported drunk in public; however, the subject was gone upon arrival of law enforcement.

3:25 p.m. A burglary was reported in the area of Miller Ranch Road and Bourbon Road.

2:04 p.m. The fire department was called to a location on Verdugo Road.

Recipe: Avocado Cilantro Lime Dip

October 18, 2016

By Holly Sosa


2 small avocados

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped

1/4 cup sour cream

juice from one lime

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper



• In a food processor, add all ingredients.

• Process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides a few times.

• For thinner dip or for salad dressing, add in water a little at a time until desired thickness is achieved.

Book Review: Bridge of Spies

October 18, 2016

Review by Karen Chutsky

Bridge of Spies
By Gile Whittell

BRIDGE OF SPIES, the book-not Spielberg’s movie of the same name, more accurately should be called “Anatomy of a Spy.” It is a fascinating mix of ‘Gorky Park’ meets ‘Top Gun’ meets ‘The Spy who came in from the Cold’ meets ‘Hogan’s Heroes.’ Its nonfiction pages read like a Cold war spy novel.

Lucerne Valley FFA officers preside over LVEDA candidate forum

October 11, 2016

Candidates: from left to right, Jean Morgan, Mavrick Von Haug, Tom Courtney and Ruben Medina; FFA members (who served as event moderators) Alexa Walkovitz, Diego Orozco and Keagan Weiss (Madison Redding not pictured). Peter Day, Lucerne Valley Leader

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY — A quartet of Lucerne Valley High School FFA student leaders last Tuesday queried, corralled and coaxed the four candidates for two Lucerne Valley Unified School District board seats with more effectiveness than major TV network presidential debate moderators.


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