A foursome commonly seen at the monthly Car Gatherings in Lucerne Valley recently won awards at the Hot Rods and Harleys car show in Victorville last month. Shown, in front of Cafe 247 last Thursday, are, from left, JL and Lorane Abercrombie (1936 Hudson Terraplane) and Chuck and Lee Witters (1958 Impala).
By PETER DAY
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.
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.
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
Possession of stolen property: 2
Narcotics arrests: 8
Arrests for under the influence: 3
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.
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.
Good samaritans Robin McCartney and Sam with the pelican.
By PETER DAY
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.
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.
Tuesday, Sept. 23
9:23 p.m. Disturbing the peace was reported in the 10000 block of Baker Road.
6:11 p.m. A disturbing the peace situation was reported in the 30000 block of Zircon Road.
5:32 p.m. Trespassing was reported in the 30000 area of Carnelian Road.
3:49 p.m. A burglary was reported in the 10000 block of Alamo Street.
12:38 p.m. A petty theft arrest was made in the 32000 block of Highway 18.
11:31 p.m. A Chickasaw Trail resident reported credit fraud.