Getting ready for Easter

April 29, 2014

Madison Sosa dips an egg into food dye. Holly Sosa / For the Leader


Lucerne Valley residents celebrated Easter in several different ways. Many showed their reverence by attending Good Friday and Easter services at one of many local churches. Lucerne Valley Community Church offered its annual concert featuring the Regents vocal group. Perhaps the largest number of churchgoers came together at St. Paul Catholic Church.


Sheriff's Blotter 04-23-14

April 29, 2014

SHOPLIFTING: A 49-year-old woman was arrested on shoplifting charges for allegedly stealing a $2 cigarette lighter at the Lucerne Valley Market & Hardware Store. The incident was reported at 2:06 p.m. on April 1.

DRUG ARREST: A couple was arrested on narcotics charges at the intersection of Baker Road and Highway 18 at 11:18 a.m. on April 1. An arresting officer observed the 30-year-woman reach into her pocket and put an item in her crotch area. While in jail two baggies were found on her, both containing suspected methamphetamine, according to the incident report.

Commentary: Watch Out for Mojave Greens

April 29, 2014


Longtime Lucerne Valley resident Bruce Waterman has opened a thrift store, aptly named Waterman Thrift Store, in Apple Valley. The store carries new and used clothing, DVDs, cassette tapes, CDs and LPs, scooters and more.

The store is located next to Lola’s, which is a great, off-the-beaten-path Mexican restaurants in the Victor Valley. So patrons can make a lunch date and check out the thrift store and then grab a bite.

Recipes: Easy Peasy Cream Cheese Frosting

April 29, 2014


I know it’s easy to go down and buy a can of frosting at The Market, but we live smack dab in the middle of the High Desert, and around these parts we try to make our own stuff from scratch.

Between my own two children and my three step-children, we have a lot of birthdays; therefore a lot of cake; therefore a lot of frosting. This cream cheese frosting recipe is a great base frosting for any cake. It’s versatile (I’ll share a few of my favorite variations with you too!) and makes more than enough for double layers.

Religion: The ABCs of the Resurrection

April 29, 2014


How did Jesus teach people about His resurrection? Did He just “show up alive?”  Note the following, based on Luke 24:13-36, on the Road to Emmaeus.

Narrator: “That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem…Jesus himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.” (This was an intentional meeting, as with Mary in John 20:14-18.)


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