Photo: Reese Troublefield

July 8, 2014

CSA 29 Manager Reese Troublefield (with his family pooch) was the engine that made last Thursday’s fireworks display come to fruition. The first to credit his able staff, Reese played a key role in securing funding from event sponsors DS Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Cement, and OMYA.

The fireworks were brought to you by CSA 29 and the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce. Thanks, everyone!

His Closet to host fundraiser July 11-12

July 8, 2014

His Closet invites you to a fund-raiser yard sale!

We will be offering lots of unique items as well as 2 bucks per bag clothing deals! We are putting out items which we do not usually have on offer for this special event. Clothing, housewares, furnishings, vintage items, porcelain dolls, and so much more! This is a fund-raiser for our building expansion to better serve Lucerne Valley.

Friday and Saturday, July 11-12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shoppers should bring their own bags. 34551 St. Highway 18, Lucerne Valley. For more information, call 760-248-7070.

Lyle Thomas named honorary mayor

July 1, 2014

Lyle Thomas gives his acceptance speech at last Friday’s Honorary Mayor finale event at the Moose Lodge. Peter Day / The Leader
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By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

For the second year in a row, Harley-riding Lyle Thomas prevailed over 6’7” challenger Rock Griffith in the 2014 edition of the annual Honorary Mayor race.

The finale was held at the Moose Lodge last Friday evening.

Henry's Bargains: Making deals, making friends

July 1, 2014

Henry Lopez has been selling an assortment of items at his Lucerne Valley location for four years. Peter Day / The Leader
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By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

Henry Lopez turned his knowledge of lawn mower and weedwacker motors into one of Lucerne Valley’s best known stores.

“I opened the shop four years ago to do repairs,” Lopez said. “It turned into a second-hand shop.”

The key for the longevity — in relative local business terms — is simple, he says: His provide friendly, honest, good service.

Health fair promotes healthy living

July 1, 2014

Azusa Pacific University nursing students, from left, Christina Pujol and Jasmine Belmonte were helping residents learn about healthy eating and nutrition. They provided tips on food portions and selection. Peter Day / The Leader

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By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

A health fair was held last Saturday at the Lucerne Valley Market.

The half-day event featured booths offering health care-related information and services.

Letters to the Editor: July 2, 2014

July 1, 2014

Foothold traps
cause suffering

I spent the majority of my life living and working on ranches and I have personally seen what happens when Wildlife Services decide to ‘help’ ranchers by killing random predators.

I also volunteer at the local wildlife rescue where we have found innocent, non target animals dragging around leg hold traps that have broken from their anchors. They generally drag them around for days until their entire foot falls off, or the lucky ones become so weakened, we are finally able to catch and euthanize them to end their suffering.

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