What's Happening - July 6, 2016

July 5, 2016

Center Water Co. providing annual report to customers

What’s in your tap water besides water? A short new report from your water supplier will tell you where your water comes from, what's in it, and how safe it is. Look for the report in your mail, and read it. Because when it comes to understanding your drinking water, the most important ingredient is you.

Call your water supplier or the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Or visit www.epa.gov/safewater/

Honorary Mayor Mavrick Von Haug hands out free shoes

July 5, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

Once again, Honorary Mayor Mavrick Von Haug has shown what's in his heart through giving.

Two months ago, before he was named to the honorary position, it was free bicycles and haircuts. Last Saturday, he and a group of volunteers handed out numerous pairs of shoes to local children and complete outfits to their mothers.

"We bought 600 pairs of shoes," he said.

Unfortunately, when volunteers opened the large boxes there were not as many larger pairs as stated on the boxes.

Giving: Omya donates $4,000 to shelter, food pantry

July 5, 2016

Dave Harp, Omya plant manager, presents a check donation to Elaine Dwire and Phillip "Doc" Fouts of the Lucerne Valley Domestic Violence Shelter. Jim Quigg, Lucerne Valley Leader

By Caroline Lieber
Special to the Leader

Elaine Dwire, one of the volunteer managers of the Lucerne Valley Domestic Violence Shelter, is grateful for the annual donation from OMYA.

Without their help, she said, the Shelter would not be able to provide the services that it does.

Sheriff's Blotter 07-06-16

July 5, 2016

Tuesday, June 28

9:52 p.m. A welfare check was performed in the area of Highway 18 and Camp Rock Road.

9:02 p.m. A burglary was reported in the 31800 block of Highway 18.

7:37 p.m. Deputies were called to help keep the peace on Kingsley Street.

2:02 p.m. A theft was reported in the area of Highland Road and Foothill Road.

Monday, June 27

8:59 p.m. Trespassing was reported at a location in the 31800 block of Highway 18. The subject was gone upon arrival of deputies.

Photo: Too Cool for School?

July 5, 2016

With the setting sun shining in his eyes, school board president Jim Harvey put on a pair of groovy shades during last month's regular meeting of the Lucerne Valley Unified School District's governing board. Despite the light-hearted moment to admire the president's cool looks, the school board tended to serious matters including the hiring of a new school district superintendent and new principal for Lucerne Valley Middle/High School. Peter Day, Lucerne Valley Leader

J.L. and Lorane Abercrombie celebrate 60 years

July 5, 2016

J.L. and Lorane Abercrombie celebrated their Diamond Anniversary (60 years!) during a party at the Lone Wolf Colony in Apple Valley. Numerous friends and family members were in attendance at the event on June 25. Joining J.L. and Lorane are children, from left, Sandy, Sherry and Steve. Peter Day, Lucerne Valley Leader

Longtime Lucerne Valley residents J.L. and Lorane Abercrombie celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in style. On June 25, family members and friends, old and new, attended a party at Lone Wolf Colony in Apple Valley.

Movie Review: 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2'

July 5, 2016

By Karen Chutsky
The Movie Lady

If you have grown up in, or longed to be in, that cocooned microcosm where family interaction is at the heart of life’s existence, especially when it’s marinated in eccentricity and ethnicity (Irish-Polish-Jewish-Russia-Italian-whatever or in this case of the Greek variety), with the kind of relatives that challenge, cheer, hug, annoy, cajole, taunt and pressure you, but most of all offer their unconditional love, you will get a kick out of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.” OPA!

L.V. Parade Grand Marshall: George Yablonsky is the one to count on

July 2, 2016

Longtime resident George Yablonsky says, "Life is what you make of it. If you want to live in heaven, live like you're in heaven." Peter Day, Lucerne Valley Leader

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

George Yablonsky is one of the few individuals to build this town — literally.

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