DRAMA PREVIEW — Gavin Hirschhorn performs a song from "Willy Wonka Jr." during last Wednesday's meeting of the Lucerne Valley Unified School District's governing board as board members Dawn Turnbull, left, and Carmen Fox look on. Gavin sang a duet with his sister, Aubry Hirschhorn, from the musical, which will be performed by the Lucerne Valley Elementary School Drama Club. Performances will be on April 16, 17 and 18 at 5 p.m. with the final performance — a dinner theater — to start at 4:30 p.m. PETER DAY/THE LEADER
By PETER DAY
Tuesday, March 3
1:24 p.m. A disturbance was reported in the 9000 area of Buena Vista Road.
10:46 a.m. A theft was reported in the 10000 block of Kendall Road.
10:06 a.m. A vehicle was reported stolen from Valinda Street.
Monday, March 2
9:10 p.m. Trespassing was reported in the 10000 block of Baker Road.
8:50 p.m. Illegal dumping was reported in the 9500 block of Santa Fe Road.
2:16 p.m. A vehicle was reportedly stolen from the area of Crystal Creek Road and Highway 18.
By KEAGAN WEIS
FFA Week was held from Feb. 17 through the 20th. The five Ag classes — Ag Science, Mechanics, ROP Landscape, and Leadership — competed against each other in many different competitions.
The results were almost surprising: Mechanics took 1st, Ag Science P1 took 2nd, ROP Landscape took 3rd, Leadership took 4th, and Ag Science P2 took 5th.
STATE PRISONER: On Feb. 26 at 1:15, Ga Dakota Moss, 20, of Lucerne Valley was arrested by an outside agency. He had a $5,000 misdemeanor warrant for driving without a license. He was booked into the West Valley Detention Center.
DRUNK IN PUBLIC: On Feb. 25 at 10:36 p.m. in Apple Valley, 22-year-old Bryan Anthony Waller of Lucerne Valley was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public. He also had two outstanding warrants totaling $7,500 for driving without a license and a building violation. He was booked and released the next day.
By JAMES REINEBACH
Christianity is the cheerful message of the Gospel and it brings joy and peace from heaven to earth. The English word gospel, comes from a blend of older English words gode and spel, pronounced gospel, meaning "good story" (Grk= evangel). The New Testament opens with this Good News, the Gospel...the authentic record of the history of all histories, the glad tidings of salvation through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
By PETER DAY
The most festive event in Lucerne Valley last weekend had hundreds of people reveling in live music and enjoying tasty food and refreshments.
But the reason for the good-natured fun was sobering.
The reason for Saturday's event at the Lazy Lizard Ranch was to raise money for longtime resident Terry Moretz, who is battling stage 4 bladder cancer.
"We've raised over $5,000," said Jerry Bryant, who offered the Moretz family the use of his sprawling ranch.
By PETER DAY
The Lucerne Valley-Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council last week formally presented a 114-acre senior housing project proposal to Third District Supervisor James Ramos.
The plan was presented by MAC chairman Richard Selby via a letter dated Feb. 19.
Selby introduced the "Conceptual Phased Senior Project" during the Oct. 16 MAC meeting.
By PETER DAY
With three kids aged 18, 16 and 10 and generations of roots in Lucerne Valley, Carmen Fox is invested in the town's past, present and future.
Last November, Fox, 41, was the sole candidate to file papers for the school board seat vacated by John Buchanan, who chose to not run for reelection. She was named to the seat following the election.
The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, the National Weather Service established SKYWARN, a volunteer project with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters.
SKYWARN volunteers help keep their communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of several weather to the National Weather Service.
Locally, the next weather spotter class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 21 at the Lucerne Valley Community Center. The class is free.