Religion: Reader Question: Is there such a thing as a devil?

September 25, 2013

By Steve Colangelo

It is an undeniable fact the Satan exists. He is specifically mentioned in seven Old Testament books and by every New Testament writer. Christ Himself teaches that Satan is a real in Matthew 13:39 and Luke 10:18 as well as other passages. Satan possesses a vast intellect (2 Cor. 11:3), has emotions and a will (Rev. 12:17; II Tim. 2:26). He is known by many names, such as Devil, Lucifer, Beelzebub, Belial, the Evil one, the Tempter, Accuser, Ruler of this Age and Prince of the Power of the Air.

This Week In History: September 25, 2013

September 25, 2013

50 years ago
(Sept. 26, 1963):
• The “unusually spectacular” Lucerne Valley Sheriff’s Posse was set to participate in the 5th Annual Stage Coach Days Parade, a celebration depicting the settling of the San Gorgonio Pass. The celebration official asked the posse to be the last unit in the huge parade, “adding zest to bring our parade to a climactic close”.
• Shopping: All cocktails and mixed drinks at the Villager Restaurant were selling for 50 cents.
• Weather: Sept. 24, 1963 high temperature was 90, with a low of 56.
25 years ago

BMX Finale

September 18, 2013

Photo courtesy Carmen Geist


The Lucerne Valley BMX track hosted its final High Desert Series event of the summer last Sunday evening.

The following are results from competition.

3yr old strider- 1st Rider Clinedist,2nd Nate Manco 3rd Gunnar Clinedist

5yr old strider- 1st Landon Richardson, 2nd Brody Geist

7yr old Novice- 1st Ryker Simmons 2nd Kadin Dalton, 3rd Zac Manco

8yr old Novice -1st Cameron Williams 2nd Aaron Smith 3rd Trevor Walczyk

10 Inter- Dakota Hull,Payton Smith, Levi Hull


Lucerne Valley Elementary School taking steps to improve

September 18, 2013

Leader Editor

Lucerne Valley Elementary School’s sudden drop in test scores caught everyone by surprise, but the staff will do everything it can to improve, LVES Principal Mary Eller told members of the school board last Wednesday.

Eller’s “Lucerne Valley Elementary School Plan to Improve” presentation came a month after the school’s Academic Performance Index results revealed a 43-point API decline from the previous year.

Superintendent upbeat about Common Core

September 18, 2013

Leader Editor

While Common Core State Standards have been maligned by some, Superintendent Suzette Davis believes the new education approach ultimately will benefit Lucerne Valley students.

“The standards are very true to what we need,” Davis said during a presentation to the Lucerne Valley Unified School District’s governing board last Wednesday.

Although the Common Core initiative comes from the federal government, Davis also believes the state and the LVUSD itself will have control over how it is administered.

Don Henry spearheads LV haunted house effort

September 18, 2013

Leader Editor

Lucerne Valley artist Don Henry will help bring fun and scary ideas to life for the town’s Halloween haunted house.

Henry said longtime Roadrunner Jo Richards came to him and said, “You can do this, Don. You can do this.”

SS Hert Trucking will donate the trailer, which will be temporarily converted into a family-friendly goulish gathering place. Resident Jerry Byars is expected to donate a coffin.

Pam and Woody Hart put on the event last year, Henry said.

School Calendar: Sept. 18, 2013

September 18, 2013

Wednesday, Sept. 18
Minimum Day Schedule
Elementary School Dismissal: 1:30 p.m.
Middle/High School Dismissal: 1:53 p.m.

Parent Resource Room Open House

Los padres de estudiantes de inglés - “Casa Abierta”
(Parents of English Learners - Open House)
Los padres del Programa ELD están invitados a venir al programa de la escuela primaria y hacer preguntas acerca de nuestros programas.
(Parents of the ELD Program are welcome to come to the Elementary School program and ask questions about our programs.)
5-6 p.m.

What's Happening - September 18, 2013

September 18, 2013

Municipal Advisory Council meeting
on Thursday
The next meeting of the Lucerne Valley-Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Community Center.
Meeting information items:
Committees, Land Use and Cemetery, DRECP process, County Solar Moratorium, County Water Hauling Policy, Lucerne Springs Property Petition from 2012, Gem Tract Road Work Issue, Sheriff’s district areas for LV & JV, should County adjust boundary to include JV in LV area?

Art at the Aspen

September 18, 2013

The Art at the Aspen Art Show, which is stated by the Victor Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 5-6 at the Aspen Club House in Sun City, 10741 Lakeshore Drive, Apple Valley.

This is the High Desert ‘s longest running quality art show. The event originally was staged 17 years ago under the guidance of AAUW member and renowned desert artist, Treavor Bennett.



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