Recipe: Mexican Macaroni Salad

October 7, 2014

By HOLLY SOSA

While I am not a Latina myself, my husband is half Latino and our children all have Latin roots; so cooking authentic meals or with authentic ingredients weaved into meals for my family that connects them with their heritage is important to me. I want them to feel connected to their culture and the best way I know how to help with that is through my love language: food. That means becoming familiar with (and loving!) Latin food.

Prayer for Pastor Saeed at Pioneer Park

September 30, 2014

Prayer event organizers, from left Jenny-Ray Rader, (unidentified), Bob Riddle, David Rader, Pamyla Dewitt, Vici Miller, Millie Rader, Stephanie Cervantes and John Martindale. Peter Day / The Leader
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“For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”
— Matthew 18:19

By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

More than two or three believers heard the call to pray for an imprisoned pastor in Iran.

Solar plant lends a hand

September 30, 2014

Magic Jungle Wildlife Preserve operator Kele Younger, center, was excited to receive the donation of about 2,000 wooden pallets from neighbor Lone Valley Solar. Younger is joined by, from left, Regina Juarez, Robbie Morrison, Younger, Hector Richkarday, Jeremy Fitzgerald and Gary Ramos. Peter Day / The Leader
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Lone Valley Solar Plant donates 2,000 wooden pallets to neighboring wildlife preserve

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

Roadrunners' Tailgate Trick or Treat moves to Senior Center, Library parking lot

September 30, 2014

By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

The annual Tailgate Trick or Treat event has moved again.

“We’re moving from the park to the Senior Center and Library parking lot,” said Woody Hart, who is co-organizing the event with his wife Pam and Jo Richards.

Tailgate Trick or Treat is sponsored by the Lucerne Valley Roadrunners.

Previously scheduled to be held at Pioneer Park, the new location will provide a more confined area to ensure safety for participating children, Hart said.

Sports: Mustangs face California Lutheran

September 30, 2014

Below are upcoming games for Lucerne Valley High School’s football and volleyball teams. Varsity and Junior Valley games are included.

• Lucerne Valley will face California Lutheran (Wildomar) at home on Friday, Oct. 3. Game starts a 7 p.m.

• JV football plays at Joshua Springs (Yucca Valley) at 3 p.m. on Oct. 6.

• Varsity girls volleyball plays at Bethel Christian (Lancaster) at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 7.

• JV volleyball plays at Baker Valley (Baker) at 4 p.m. on Oct. 2.

Crime Stats: August 2014

September 30, 2014

Sgt. Van Putnam of the Lucerne Valley Sheriff Substation presented last month’s crime statistics at the recent meeting of the Lucerne Valley-Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council. The following are the numbers:
Calls for service: 446
Grand theft auto: 5
Assaults: 6
Possession of stolen property: 2
Narcotics arrests: 8
Burglaries: 10
Arrests for under the influence: 3

What's Happening - October 1, 2014

September 30, 2014

Pow-Wow this weekend at Pioneer
The 6th Annual Big Time Gathering and Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow will be held on Oct. 4 and 5 at Pioneer Park, 33187 Old Woman Springs Road.

Hazardous Waste Collection on Oct. 18
The next Lucerne Valley Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 18 behind the fire stations.
Items: anti-freeze/oil/oil filters/batteries/paint(latex only)/all electronic wastes/fluorescent bulbs/medical needles. No trash, chemicals, tires, etc.

Reporter's Notebook: Apologies

September 30, 2014

Members of Lucerne Valley Elementary School’s Eagle Leadership greeted Lucerne Valley FFA officers during the FFA’s recent delivery of a “Buddy Bench.” Members of Eagle Leadership present were, not in order, Landon Lindner, Aubry Hirschorn, Josclyn Nichols, Meliza Melendez, Levar Timmons, Amanda Aguilar and Ashley Mondragon. FFA officers: President Samantha Sullivan, Sara Sullivan, Justice Torres, Justin Nichols and Alexa Walkovitz. Also pictured, Eagle Leadership adviser Kay Hall and FFA adviser Mr. Troy Van Bavel.
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Residents save white pelican

September 30, 2014

Good samaritans Robin McCartney and Sam with the pelican.
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By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

Longtime Lucerne Valley resident Robin McCartney has seen just about everything. But this one took her by surprise.

One recent Saturday morning, McCartney was driving on Highway 247 when just east of Post Office Road she came upon a white object flailing in the middle of the highway. The object turned out to be a large white pelican, which apparently needed to make a quick landing due to a loss of its strength.

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