'Hope Ride' poker ride set for March 8

Lucerne Valley resident Pam Hardwick is is serving as one of the organizers for the Second Annual “Hope Ride” Poker Run on Saturday, March 8.
The ride will help raise money for Team Sweet Cheeks, which participates in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life later this year.

What's Happening - February 26, 2014

Outdoor Museum
Lucerne Valley’s Outdoor Museum will open again on the “first Saturday” of each month beginning April 5. Families are welcome and entrance is free. Gate opens at 9 am until noon. Each “first Saturday” -- April through October — visitors can take a guided or self-guided tour of antique implements, mining equipment, and homestead gadgets. For info call: 760-248-6777.

Photo: LVES Drama Club Visits School Board

ACTRESSES: Shawna Covey, left, and Arayah White, right, perform during the recent school board meeting as school board member Tom Courtney looks on. The students are part of LVES Drama Club, which will present “Conflict Resolution in Oz” on Feb. 26 and 27. Photo by Peter Day

Tootle: To Fry Mountains

Recently, a Lucerne Valley quartet went on a weekend exploration to the Fry Mountains. The foursome: Bill and Jan Lembright, Linda Gommel and Debby Schultz, all currently or formerly affiliated with the Lucerne Valley Market & Hardware Store. Photo by Bill Lembright

LV players to play at Little League opening day

As many as 30 boys and girls from Lucerne Valley are expected to participate in the Apple Valley Little League opening day ceremonies on March 8.

“We have about 840 signups and 62 teams,” said James Phelan, an Apple Valley Little League board member helping to spread the word to Lucerne Valley players and families. We had one of the biggest signups in years.”

Opening Ceremonies will take place at James Woody Park in Apple Valley where AVLL home games are played.

The Apple Valley Little League is a member of Little League’s 49th District.

Letter: Donald L. Fife

Editor’s Note: The following is a condensed version of a letter sent to the San Bernardino County Land Use Services Department by longtime Lucerne Valley resident, local historian and professional geologist Donald L. Fife.

Dear Planning Commission
and Board of Supervisors:
I just received notice of this proposed expansion. My father Edward J. Fife started the Hove’s Hi-Grade Aggregate Operation in 1951. As a teenager I worked on this family business known as Lucerne Valley Mining and Materials Co.

Photo: LVES Drama Club Visits School Board

Members of the Lucerne Valley Elementary School’s Drama Club presented samples of their upcoming play, “Conflict Resolution In Oz,” to the LVUSD school board last week. The performances will be held during the evenings of Feb. 26 and 27, with one of the performances featuring a dinner theater style meal. “this is truly a collaboration,” said teacher Kay Hall. “These kids are so talented, and the parents have been just amazingly supportive.” Peter Day / The Leader

Photo: Majority Rules

A high school student shares his thoughts during last week’s Majority Rules presentation to the LVUSD school board. The organization, whose advisor is Karol Thompson, announced it will hold its 8th annual Majority Rules 10-Mile Walkathon for Drug Free Teens on Saturday, April 5. The event starts at 7 a.m. at Lucerne Valley High School. The Lucerne Valley Majority Rules Club is a youth led drug prevention group that organizes events, activities and community proujects in our schools and in our communities in an effort to keep kids off drugs and to make our communities better.

‘Conflict Resolution in Oz’

The Lucerne Valley Elementary School Drama Club will present “Conflict Resolution in Oz” at the school on Feb. 26 and 27.
One of the events will be offered in a dinner theater format.
For more information, call 760-248-2124.

Photo: Sharing her thoughts

A student shares her reasons for joining Majority Rules during last week’s school board meeting. Peter Day /The Leader

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