What's Happening - May 13, 2015

May 12, 2015

Charter School to make presentation on May 13

Representatives from Innovative Education Management, Inc., which manages Sky Mountain Charter School, will give a presentation to the Lucerne Valley Unified School District's board of trustees at the next regular meeting on Wednesday, May 13.

Sky Mountain Charter School services home-schooling families in San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange, Kern and Inyo counties. The school is chartered through the Lucerne Valley Unified School District.

Photo: Road Jam

May 12, 2015

Drivers carefully negotiated construction cones on Highway 18 near Highland Road last Friday afternoon. The road construction is part of Dollar General store going in along the highway. According to a company spokesperson, store contruction will be going on for the next six months. It is not currently known how long related road construction will occur. Peter Day / The Leader

Recipe: Edible Eggless Cookie Dough

May 12, 2015

By Holly Sosa

This cookie dough would make a great party dish served with some graham crackers or wafer cookies… or even on apples!

Ingredients

• ½ cup salted butter, softened

• ¾ cup brown sugar

• 2 teaspoons vanilla

• 1 cup flour

• 2 tablespoons milk (almond milk works too)

• 1½ cups chocolate chips

Instructions

1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar.

2. Add vanilla and flour and mix until crumbly.

3. Add milk and mix until dough is formed.

4. Add in chocolate chips.

Omya California donates $1,500 to shelter

May 12, 2015

Phillip "Doc" Fouts, center, and Elaine Dwire, left, receive a check for $1,500 from David Harp, right, Omya plant manager. Fouts and Dwire are the longtime volunteer managers of the Lucerne Valley Domestic Violence Shelter. Peter Day/The Leader
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By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Omya California plant manager David Harp earlier this month presented a check for $1,500 to Phillip "Doc" Fouts and Elaine Dwire, volunteer managers of the Lucerne Valley Domestic Violence Shelter.

ON THE SCENE: First Mountain Bank Hosts Mixer

May 12, 2015

First Mountain Bank hosted a spring mixer last Thursday. The event was sponsored by the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce. Guests enjoyed a wide selection of food and several won raffle prizes from a cross-section of businesses and restaurants in town. Branch manager Marlene Fuller, former branch manager Jan Morosco and the First Mountain Bank staff gathered for a group photo with Chamber President Woody Hart and senior management from the Big Bear area.

Super Soup Supper has soups for everyone

May 12, 2015

A talented trio of soupmakers is getting ready for the upcoming Soup Supper event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 at the Senior Center. Pictured, from left, are Jan Morosco, Pam Hart and Donna Soria. The event costs $7 per person and is open to the public. For a list of homemade soups and more information on the event, see page A2. Peter Day / The Leader
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Several groups rejoicing solar project appeal

May 7, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Members of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association and several other local groups are rejoicing the successful appeal of a 35-acre commercial solar project in Landers.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on May 5 voted in favor of the appeal by the Landers Association, Inc. and 12 Landers property owners. The 3 megawatt photovoltaic solar project was proposed by sPower Bowman Solar.

LV LIONS CLUB: Hundreds enjoy family-friendly Shooting Fun Fair

May 5, 2015

By Caroline Lieber and Peter Day

The fourth annual High Desert Shooting Fun Fair on May 2 attracted gun enthusiasts of all ages and from all over Southern California.

“Lots of people are here from Down the Hill,” said event organizer Julie Creason.

District attendance rises to 97.5 percent

May 5, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

A new music program and Victorville Motors' "It's a Gas to Go to Class" incentive program are helping boost school district attendance rates, according to Superintendent Suzette Davis.

Four years ago, when Davis was named Lucerne Valley Unified School District superintendent, the district's attendance rate was 93.2 percent. The first year of "It's a Gas" the rate rose to 95.8 percent followed by 96.6 percent in 2013-14. For 2014-15, the attendance has risen to 97.5 percent.

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