It was my pleasure to return to Lucerne Valley and be a part of your Memorial Day Ceremony and the “groundbreaking” of the effort to bring a Veterans Memorial to your community. We truly enjoyed the morning and the chance to encourage the development of a monument to our Veterans, past, present and into the future.
A poker run was held last weekend to benefit the candidacy of Lyle Thomas, who is running for Honorary Mayor of Lucerne Valley. The event started at the Y Saloon and ended at the Cadillac Ranch in Apple Valley. There, the group enjoyed lunch provided by Pat Rose, had raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Thomas’s campaign manager Pam Hardwick won the 50/50 and donated it back. Music was provided by Merletallica. There was an auction. Neal Stoller won the poker hand. “Everyone had a great time,” said Hardwick. “The weather was perfect for riding.”
William “Bill” DeWitt was born on Dec. 7, 1961 in Great Lakes, Ill. and graduated to Heaven on May 23, 2013 in his home with his wife at his side, due to complications from a brain injury.
Bill and his family moved to Lucerne Valley from Spring, Texas in 2002. He was in construction for 20 years until he was injured during an attempted carjacking on August 25, 2004. This took a big toll on the family, but Bill was determined to overcome any obstacle.
This Wednesday (June 12) at 11 a.m., the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is holding a special meeting to consider a moratorium on any new commercial wind and solar projects in the county, until the County General Plan can be amended to deal with them. Please e-mail these three supervisor chiefs of staff a short letter such as:
SAN BERNARDINO — The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors today (June 4) voted to approve the creation of two new Municipal Advisory Committees.
One MAC will include the communities of Lucerne Valley and Johnson Valley. The other will include the communities within the Morongo Basin.
By MARY JAGGLI
Special to the Leader
In contrast to the past abuse she endured, Valentine the pit bull was showered with love at the second annual “Valentine’s Day in June” outreach June 1 at Pioneer Park in Lucerne Valley.
A happy ending for abused and neglected animals is the goal of event coordinator Regene Fonville, co-founder of the Sounds of Silent Spirits Rescue and Sanctuary.
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.