School district hands out awards to Roadrunners, Omya

February 17, 2015

The Lucerne Valley Valley Unified School District handed out appreciation awards to the Lucerne Valley Roadrunners and Omya California during last Wednesday's board meeting at Lucerne Valley Elementary School.

Roadrunners president Jody Collingham, who sits on the school board, accepted her organization's award with club officers joining her. They included Jo Richards and Pam Hart.

Accepting for Omya was new plant manager Dave Harp.

The award presentations were made by Lucerne Valley High School Principal Patricia Courtney and Chief Business Official Billy Wessell.

Sheriff's Blotter 02-18-15

February 17, 2015

Wednesday, Feb. 11

1:36 a.m. A Lakota Ranch resident reported a missing person.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

8:24 p.m. A disturbance was reported in the 30000 block of Honey Lane.

7:53 p.m. A report of a man down was made on Trade Post Road. Upon arrival, the man was gone.

7:03 p.m. A disturbance was reported in the 34700 block of Old Woman Springs Road.

5:43 p.m. A disturbance was reported in the 9800 block of Highland Road.

1:05 p.m. A Custer Avenue resident reported a missing person.

Lucerne Valley girls beat Victor Valley, Antelope Valley

February 17, 2015

The Lucerne Valley High School girls basketball team overwhelmed their last two opponents by a combined score of 101 points to 23.

First, on Tuesday, Feb. 10, the Lady Mustangs faced Antelope Valley Christian in an away game. Lucerne Valley crushed their opponent by a score of 55-6.

On Thursday, Feb. 12, the Lady Mustangs again boarded a bus, this time for a challenger closer to home — Victor Valley Christian.

Chavy’s Cosina celebrates grand opening

February 17, 2015

The recently opened Chavy’s Cosina Mexican Restaurant celebrated its grand opening with a festive party and special guests on Saturday, Feb. 7.

The restaurant, which features authentic Mexican food, is owned by the Davalos family and named for its matriarch and cook, Isaura. Chavy’s Cosina features homemade Mexican food including tacos, burritos, chile verde and more.

The grand opening celebration featured free food, prizes, music and more. Special guests at the event were members of the Lucerne Valley High School girl’s basketball team and coach Brandon Barkley.

Weekly Booking Logs: February 18, 2015

February 17, 2015

Senior Reporter

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.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE: On Feb. 7 at 11:23 at State Route 62 and Avalon, Travis Lee Altimus, 31, of Lucerne Valley was arrested by the California Highway Patrol on suspicion of misdemeanor driving under the influence. He was booked an released the next day.

Substitute teacher pay goes up

February 17, 2015

Senior Reporter

Substitute teachers will receive a higher daily rate as the Lucerne Valley Unified School District competes for qualified substitutes with other school districts.

The short-term daily rate, which previously was $120, was increased to $140. The long-term rate, which previously was $140, was increased to $150 per day.

“We’re trying to stay proactive,” said Billy Wessell, the district’s chief business officer.

The school board’s unanimous decision was received with excitement by district school principals.

Religion: Should we listen to God?

February 17, 2015


We all choose to whom we listen for the truth about life. The Bible tells us if we listen only to God we will trade untold sorrow for His eternal blessing. Here are just a few verses on this theme.

1.Adam Should Have Listened to God in the Garden!

God--“You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” (Gen.2:16-17)

Satan--“Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” (Gen.3:1)

Recipes: S'mores Bars

February 17, 2015


My Aunt Pat sent me this recipe some time ago and in my family, Aunt Pat is famous for her absolutely heavenly food. This meant that I had to try the recipe out immediately! It is now one of my more requested baked treats that all of my kids devour in an instant.


2 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon, optional

11 tablespoons unsalted butter, soft/room temperature

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup white sugar

2 eggs, room temperature


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