What's Happening - June 15, 2016

June 15, 2016

"Red, White & Boom!" Fireworks

CSA 29 is proud to present our annual Red White & Boom Independence Day Celebration. This year it will take place on July 2 at Pioneer Park from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

Moose Lodge Jam

The Moose Lodge will host a barbecue party jam session at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. The jam sessions are held at the Lodge every fourth Sunday of the month. The Lucerne Valley Moose Lodge is located at 31878 Laramie St, Lucerne Valley, CA 92356. For more information, call (760) 248-6164.

Hazardous Waste Collection on June 18

Museum Events: Kids Krafts Return for Summer Fun

June 15, 2016

Your children are out of school. Now you need to keep them busy! Enjoy a free craft for the kids, some socializing time, and a cool place to do it. Lucerne Valley Museum’s Kids Krafts returns on alternate Thursday mornings from 11 a.m. until noon inside the Lucerne Valley Community Center. It’s cool inside!

It’s free! Refreshments are available, too. Create critters, marble art, pioneer inspired toys and games. We provide the supplies! You bring the kids!

Check us out for the latest news on Facebook at LucerneValleyMuseum.org

MAC PREVIEW: County working on cemetery improvements

June 15, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY — The Lucerne Valley Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council on Thursday will hear plans on upcoming Lucerne Valley Memorial Park projects including the construction of a columbarium.

The presentation by County Service Area 29 general manager Reese Troublefield will feature the cemetery's Master Plan and a general update on CSA 29 activities. MAC member Jean Fuqua heads the Cemetery Committee.

Movie Review: 'The Revenant'

June 15, 2016

By Karen Chutsky
The Movie Lady

The synopsis: An expedition of one of the burgeoning Fur Trading Companies in what was then newly explored territory clashes with warring Indians and the brutal wilderness along the Missouri River during the fall and winter of 1823.

Their premiere frontiersman Hugh Glass is savagely mauled by a bear while out killing the evening meal. He’s still alive, barely.

Education: Superintendent search nears end

June 14, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY — The search for a new school district superintendent is nearly over.

Last Saturday, the Lucerne Valley Unified School District's governing board convened at district offices to interview three candidates selected from a pool of nine. Also during the meeting, the board voted to appoint a replacement to fill the school board seat vacated by Jody Collingham, who left the board and moved out of the area, and hire a consultant to solicit grants and funding for the Julia Bell Early Learning Academy.

LVEDA covers range of topics

June 14, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY — The June meeting of the Lucerne Valley Economic Association was jam-packed with topics from local crime statistics, schools and current solar farm proposals. The meeting was held on Tuesday, June 8 at the Senior Center.

FUNDRAISER: The recent fundraising dinner to benefit a plaque for the new Russell Park netted $1,365. The biggest donor was Third District Supervisor James Ramo, who won reelection last week, who personally gave $500.

Former MMA champ named honorary mayor

June 11, 2016

Mavrick Von Haug (a.k.a. Mavrick Harvey), right, was named Honorary Mayor of Lucerne Valley during a grand finale dinner event Friday night at the Lucerne Valley Senior Center. Joining Harvey is Ron Scriven, center, who also ran for the honorary post, and Woody Hart, left, the current president of the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce who served as honorary mayor for several terms. Peter Day, Lucerne Valley Leader

By Peter Day
Leader Staff Writer

First heat wave hits L.V.

June 7, 2016

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

The first triple-digit heat wave of 2016 hits Lucerne Valley late last week prompting residents to turn on their swamp coolers and, when possible, stay indoors.

Last Wednesday the Leader posted an AccuWeather "Excessive Heat Watch" alert for Friday on its Facebook page. In response, one Leader page follower to reply, "Noon Friday? It's 102 now."

Who will be the next Honorary Mayor?

June 7, 2016

The annual changing of the guard will happen this Friday, June 10, at the Senior Center.

Current Honorary Mayor Lyle Thomas will hand off the duties to either Mavrick Von Haug or Chief Ron Scrivens. The annual event serves as a fundraiser for the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The Finale dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to enjoy dinner and participate in the fun.

For more information, call the Lucerne Valley Chamber at (760) 248-7215.

Public meeting regarding Marine Corps land use

June 7, 2016

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER — Representatives from the Marine Corps will host a public meeting regarding land use in the Johnson Valley area at the Johnson Valley Community Center, June 25 from 10 a.m. - Noon.

The purpose of the meeting is to communicate the Marine Corps' plans to conduct a large-scale exercise Aug. 1-30 that will include training in the congressionally-established Shared Use Area. Information concerning temporary land closures and public safety information will be discussed with attendees. All members of the public are welcome to attend.

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