Photo: Snake Season

THE ROAD ENDS: Snake season didn’t start off wekk for this non-venemous reptile — probably a gopher or red racer snake — that was struck by a vehicle recently on Larrea Road in Johnson Valley. Peter Day / The Leader

Religion: Evil

By GARY SCHLENZ

Recipes: Breakfast Casserole

By HOLLY SOSA

Casseroles are my jam. Aside from my slow cooker meals, casseroles are the next easiest meals to plan and make. Typically, casserole recipes are all, "just throw everyone in the pan and bake." And that is totally up my alley. Especially when schedules are hectic and crazy and "Oh, no! What's for dinner?!"

Obituary: Steve F. McOwen

Steve F. McOwen, 57, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2014.

He was a longtime resident of the High Desert.

He loved trains, prospecting, 1880 re-enactments, and traveling. Steve also served in the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Florence, of Apple Valley; 5 children, Daniel McOwen of Palmdale, Christopher McOwen of North Carolina, Julene Howard of Las Vegas, Jeremiah McOwen of North Carolina, and Benjamin Daul of Yucaipa; 14 grandchildren; mother, Valerie Hardison of Nevada and sister, Michele Calkins of Nevada.

Mock Interviews 'getting better and better'

The students amassed before the interview process started and they are being introduced to all of the employers that will be interviewing them. Millie Rader / For the Leader
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By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

LUCERNE VALLEY • Students dressed in professional business attire did their best to impress prospective employers during last Tuesday’s annual Mock Interviews at Lucerne Valley High School.

Shelter operators face challenges

Sherree Lutter, left, and her daughter Lacy spend some bonding time with a few of their dogs. Their Helping Paws shelter hasa placed hundreds of dogs over the past decade, but now the two face legal challenges. Peter Day / Leader Editor
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By PETER DAY
Leader editor

LUCERNE VALLEY • Sherree Lutter holds a box containing a large number index cards with the names and addresses of adopted dogs and their owners.

“I’ve placed hundreds of dogs in homes,” Lutter said.

Photo caption: Spring wildflowers

Despite dusty winds, spring wildflowers began coming out for spring earlier this week. Spring officially begins on Thursday. Peter Day /The Leader

Parade theme announced

The Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the theme for this year’s Fourth of July Parade. The theme is “Honoring All of Our Military.”

“I would like to have as many of our veterans, active or retired, including any of our wounded,” said longtime Chamber board member and event organizer Jean Magee.

Organizers are accepting photos of POWs, MIA’s and those killed in action. The parade grand marshall will ride with the photos of lost loved ones in a truck in the parade.

Weekly booking logs - March 19, 2014

The Leader publishes the names of those who are arrested in Lucerne Valley as well as Lucerne Valley residents who are arrested elsewhere in San Bernardino County, along with the reason for their arrest.
All information comes from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff's Blotter 03-19-14

PROWLING: A Locust Avenue resident reported his neighbor had been harassing him for about a year. The frightened man was inside his home, according to the incident report taken at 7:44 p.m. on March 4.
BURGLARY: A Midway Avenue resident reported that some jewelry was taken by people he had invited to his home. The value was placed at about $3,500. The report was made at March 4 at 12:39 p.m.
TRAFFIC HAZARD: On March 3 at 5:25 a.m., a resident reported a vehicle was broken down in the middle of Buenos Aires Road. The owner said she is getting help to move it.

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