Soaring with words

September 16, 2014

Lou Grantt

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Author brings personal challenges to life in ‘Chrysalis’

By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

Writer Lou Grantt knows of which she speaks.

Her latest book, “Chrysalis, A Short Story,” tells of a young woman in a wheelchair with muscular dystrophy. Through her journey, she experiences sometimes risky ways to relieve her boredom.

But “Chrysalis,” which is currently offered on Amazon for $1.49, is more than a writer’s fanciful prose. Many of the stories are true-to-life experiences lived by Grantt.

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Rally for Pastor Saeed to be held at Pioneer Park

September 16, 2014

A prayer vigil for Pastor Saeed Abedini will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 at Pioneer Park.

The event will mark the second anniversary that the American pastor has been imprisoned in Rajai Sahr prison in Iran. Abedini was sentenced to an 8-year prison term for undermining national security through Christian evangelistic activities. He was arrested in the summer of 2012.

Several Christian watchdog groups have said that Abedini, who converted from Islam to Christianity in 2000, is facing threats from The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) while in prison.

What's Happening - September 17, 2014

September 16, 2014

TOPS Club Car Wash

The Lucerne Valley TOPS Club will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 20 at the Lucerne Valley Market & Hardware Store. Donations, which are appreciated, will help members attend the organization’s annual convention. Caremore Health Insurance is donating helpers.

LV Community to hold ‘Church in the Park’ on Sept. 21

The congregation at Lucerne Valley Community Church is inviting the community to join them for “Church in the Park,” Sept. 21.
The day will include food, music, and baptism.

Apple Valley Air Show on Oct. 11

September 16, 2014

The Victor Valley’s only airshow with aerobatics, warbirds, skydivers, RC planes and more will take place on Oct. 11 over the Apple Valley airport.

This year’s airshow will feature several aerobatic pilots, Tim Just flying the Extra 300, Jon Melby aerobatics in the Pitts, Dave Mathieson in the MX2, John Collver in “Wardog” the T-6, and Rob Harrison “The Tumbling Bear” in his Zlin142C.

98th birthday celebrated

September 16, 2014

Dotti Briscoe, a long time resident of Lucerne Valley, celebrated her 98th birthday on Aug. 27 at Sterling Inn.  Close friends who celebrated this momentous occasion with her were Rivits Roberts, David Turner, Tommie Gebo, Harriet Calfy, Janet Miller, Kathy Graham and Shirley Clemmons.  Dotti would be happy to hear from her friends.

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Reporter's Notebook: Seniors serve up breakfast, good times

September 16, 2014

I recently had an opportunity to briefly catch up with Jo Richards, the longtime Leader columnist and one of the most fascinating people in Lucerne Valley.

Jo had unexpectedly taken the reins of the Woody’s Famous Breakfast event to benefit the Senior Center. Woody Hart, a former two-term honorary mayor, was laid up in bed after undergoing a procedure. While Woody was recuperating, Jo was making sure the event in his name was a success.

“This has been an absolute joy,” beamed Jo.

Sheriff's Blotter 09-17-14

September 16, 2014

Tuesday, Sept. 9
11:46 p.m. A warrant was served in the 9700 block of Cody Avenue. The subject was gone on arrival.
8:41 p.m. Shots were heard in the 32000 block of State Highway 18. Deputies were unable to locate the source of the apparent gunfire.
11:35 a.m. A theft was reported in the 32000 area of Zircon Road. Apparently it was a civil matter.
10:05 a.m. A theft was reported in the 1600 block of Highway 18. The subject was gone on arrival.

Monday, Sept. 8
10:59 a.m. An arrest warrant was served in the 10500 block of Medanos Avenue.

Weekly booking logs: September 17, 2014

September 16, 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.

DUI WARRANT: On Sept. 3 at 9:10 a.m., 52-year-old Craig Albert Sherwood of Lucerne Valley was arrest on a $25,000 warrant for being under suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He was booked and released later the same day.

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