Letter to the Editor: A Mega Thank You

May 17, 2016

The Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce would like to extend our gratitude to the residents of the Lucerne Valley area for your participation with the Mega Swap Meet and for your welcoming of our out of town guests to our community. The Mega Swap Meet was a huge success and we look forward to continuing it to next year’s Mega Swap Meet event.

The Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the Lucerne Valley Lion’s Club for their generous donation toward replacing the flag holders on the telephone poles lining HWY 18 and a portion of Old Woman Springs Rd.

Charter school seeks LVUSD sponsorship

May 17, 2016

By Peter Day
Senior Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY — Parents, teachers and administrators from a beleaguered charter school program made emotional pleas to the Lucerne Valley Unified School District's governing board Thursday to take the charter under the district's wing.

"It starts with our teachers and the passion they have for the kids," said Kyle Hannah, superintendent of the Yucca Valley-based Hope Academy Charter Program.

Recipe: TMNT Cookies

May 17, 2016

Story and Photos
By Holly Sosa

Mikey, Leo, Raph, and Donny make regular appearances during play time in my home. Our Ninja Turtle friends need only a colored bandana and paper towel roll nunchucks to come to life before they’re off battling Shredder. With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III now available on Netflix, I thought it was a perfect time to get creative with our viewing party treat. Inspired by our mutant friends, I created these fun TMNT Cookies using store bought items that I assembled together for a treat fit for a ninja…..a turtle ninja, at the very least.

Pre-K program gets funding

May 10, 2016

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY — After considering alternatives that would have saved the program but decimated the entire staff, the Lucerne Valley Unified School District's governing board has agreed to self-fund the Pre-K Academy.

The move keeps the current program intact and saves the jobs of all seven employees. The Pre-K Academy is housed in the Julia Bell Early Childhood Center, which was dedicated last year in honor of the late Julia Bell, a beloved educator, teacher, school principal and school board member.

Vendors invited for party benefitting candidate Chief Ron

May 10, 2016

Vendors are being sought for a party being planned to benefit the campaign of Chief Ron, who is running for Honorary Mayor.

The event will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28 at the Lazy Lizard Ranch.

The event will feature an All-Star Band, Hot Karaoke and Elvis Raffle. There will be food beverages, vendors, 50/50 drawing and a silent auction.

Evening Desert Series: Herbalist Charla Shamhart to speak

May 10, 2016

There was such enthusiasm for herbal medicines and uses of native plants from last year, that the “Evening Desert” series returns May 23rd with new guest Charla Shamhart, speaking on Western herbal medicines. Lucerne Valley Museum Association will host this program at LV Community Center from 3-5 p.m. Free admission and light refreshments will be available. The program is open to the public.

Town hold first-ever Mega Yard Sale

May 10, 2016

By Caroline Lieber
Special to the Leader

Blue skies and cool temperatures were the perfect background for the inaugural Mega Swap Meet, held last Saturday, May 7.

The event, sponsored by the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce, was the brainchild of Diane Holland. Her vision came true as swap meet booths all up and down Highway 18 and a portion of Old Woman Springs Road hosted a wide variety of vendors in eight locations. Donna Soria led the organization duties.

LVES student named MEEC 'Student of the Year'

May 10, 2016

Aubry Hirschhorn, a sixth grader at Lucerne Valley Elementary, received the Mojave Environmental Educational Consortium "Student of the Year" award last Thursday night.

Aubry earned this award based on her contributions in environmental science education. Aubry has won the MEEC Environmental award two out of the last three years at our science fair.

Aubry has excellent grades, attendance, and citizenship and represents our student body to the LVUSD Board of Education at their monthly meetings.

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