School bus driver retires after nearly a quarter century

April 15, 2014

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

For 23 years, Sharon Cross was entrusted with taking Lucerne Valley students to and from school. Now her biggest responsibility is managing her vacations.

She and one of her daughters, Janette, recently returned from one of her first post-retirement treks, a brief cruise to Ensenada. Later this year, she will go with a vacation club to the Lawrence Welk Resort near San Diego. Cross is especially looking forward to a trip to the Panama Canal next year.

2014 kindergarten and preschool round-up on May 7

April 15, 2014

The Kindergarten and Preschool Round-Up will be held on Wednesday, May 7, from 2 to 4p.m.  The event will be held in the Cafeteria of the Lucerne Valley Elementary School. 

For kindergarten enrollment, your child must be 5 years old before September 1, 2014.  For Preschool, your child must be 4 years old before September 1, 2014.

In order to enroll your child, you will need to bring the following documents:

• Your child’s birth certificate

• Your child’s Immunization record

Ramos plans solar expo for homeowners

April 15, 2014

From Staff Reports

Third District Supervisor James Ramos recently announced a free, public expo, “Solar Options for Homeowners,” to be held on Saturday, April 26th from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst Ave. in Joshua Tree.

The Solar Options for Homeowners expo aims to bring area property owners together with solar power companies, contractors, installers, consultants, and lenders.

Jewelers sell creations to benefit LV Community Church youth

April 15, 2014

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

An assortment of local jewelry maker Norma Rambaud and sister Mary Vigil’s original creations greeted Lucerne Valley Market & Hardware patrons last Saturday afternoon.

Those who purchased one of the unique earrings, necklaces and more helped support the Lucerne Valley Community Church youth, who are hoping to attend a youth conference in San Diego.

“I donate everything to the church youth,” said Rambaud.

Church member Debbie Mills joined the sisters during the event.

Spring tour showcases examples of desert beauty

April 15, 2014

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

A trio of Lucerne Valley homes showcased the desert’s unique beauty during last Thursday’s Desert Crossroads Garden Club annual spring tour.
More than 30 club members and guests first gathered at the club’s Water Awareness Garden, where attendees were treated to a tour of all colors of blooms by Sue Nolan, the club’s head gardener.

Flourishing, flowering spring growth include lavender, rock rose, spanish broom, penstemon, pincushion flowers and salvia.

Recipes: Old Fashioned Deviled Eggs

April 15, 2014

By HOLLY SOSA

Deviled eggs are one of my ultimate favorite snacks & potluck items. They are simple & easy to dress up or customize to your tastebuds. They have a tangy & semi-sweet flavor to them, & they are just plain tasty! My husband prefers a more mustard-y flavor as he is not a fan of mayo, which is actually an old fashioned version of the classic snack. Everyone has their own special take on deviled eggs, but this traditional version is our family favorite.

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