By PETER DAY
It’s official: Carmen Fox is now a member of the Lucerne Valley Unified School District’s governing board.
Fox was sworn into office last Wednesday along with incumbents Jim Harvey and Dawn Turnbull.
Fox, a Lucerne Valley resident who is office manager of Center Water Co., ran unopposed for the seat vacated by John Buchanan. Buchanan decided to not to run for reelection after serving a four-year term.
Harvey and Turnbull also ran unopposed.
CHRISTMAS SPIRIT: Tommy Orozco Lucerne Valley, right, meets Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Lucerne Valley Leader Market and Hardware store last Saturday. A line of eager children waited patiently for their chance to see Mr. and Mrs. Claus and tell them what they want for Christmas. Caroline Lieber / For the Leader
By Peter Day
Millie Rader, a lifelong resident of Lucerne Valley, had seen an increase in illegal dumping. But when she recently caught someone in the act, her blood boiled.
“You guys know better,” she told the two local men who were unloading construction trash on a dirt stretch of road near the Gem Tract. “You’re from Lucerne Valley.”
Tuesday, Dec. 9
4:08 p.m. A Blake Road resident reported a burglary.
3:56 p.m. A stolen vehicle was recovered in the area of Powerline Road and Crystal Creek Road.
10:10 a.m. Deputies were called to handle a 5150 situation in the area of Green Rock Mine Road and Old Woman Springs Road.
Lucerne Valley YOUTH project Christmas back pack pick up for those who have signed up is at the Moose Lodge in Lucerne Valley 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 20. Please have your current I.D. with you at that time.
The Ladies of the Moose will have a Christmas hot dog luncheon for the dids of Lucerne Valley with Santa Claus from noon to 2 p.m.
Bring your children and cameras!
The Mustang wrestling team traveled to Santa Ana last Saturday to attend the Scott Davis Invitational at Mater Dei High School. This was a 24-man double elimination individual tournament.
Being one of the toughest tournaments that the Mustang team will attend all season, the coaching staff hoped for good results but did not expect them.
Calvary Bible Christmas events
Calvary Bible Church is hosting several special Christmas events.
The first was a Christmas play last Sunday. A Christmas skit will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 21. The Christmas Eve service will be held on Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Calvary Bible Church is located at 10099 Crystal Creek Road, Lucerne Valley. For more information, call 760-248-6100.
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.
DRUNK IN PUBLIC (BOOKING): On Dec. 4 at 9:05 p.m. in Phelan, Kira Lynn Palmer, 39, of Lucerne Valley was arrested on warrants for being under the suspicion of drunk in public and drug possession. She was booked, bail was set at a total of $75,000 over three charges and released the next day.