Record turnout for annual Worm Race

May 7, 2014


Hello Lucerne Valley!  

The 14th Annual Great American Worm Race was a huge success. We set a new record this year by running 137 worms. Thank you so much for your sponsorships. As we have said so many times, this could not happen without all of you and your willingness to go along with this silly, yet wonderful, fundraiser. The money from the worm race will help with the expenses of our Tailgate Trick or Treat.

LVHS students get frank look at DUI dangers

May 7, 2014

Prosecutor Justin Crocker, center, talks about the DUI case after the drama unfolded last Friday. Peter Day / The Leader

Leader Editor

You could read it all over the faces of the high school prom-bound Lucerne Valley High School students: The consequences of drinking and driving are real — and potentially horrifying.

For one hour last Friday morning, the students sat in rapt attention in the school gymnasium, the same spot where many were expected to don formal attire and enjoy a high school rite the next day.


Honorary Mayor Race is underway

May 7, 2014

Honorary Mayor Lyle Thomas, left, smiles as he pulls one over on 6’7” challenger Rock Griffith. To stand taller than Griffith, Thomas had to stand on a chair. Peter Day / The Leader

Current Honorary Mayor Lyle Thomas and challenger Rock Griffith began their election campaigns with a rollicking, fun time at the Moose Lodge last Saturday evening.

The calendar of events will begin with a poker tournament for Thomas at the Moose Lodge on May 17. A luau will be hosted to benefit Griffith’s campaign at the Lazy Lizard Ranch on May 18.

Photo: I Think I Can

May 7, 2014

A three-week-old desert tortoise raises itself almost out of a glass bowl during the Just Jewelry & Craft Show at the Senior Center last Saturday. The tiny tortoise was one of three brought along by Manuel Rubio, Jr., who was selling pet inspired jewelry designed by his brother Frank Rubio. Peter Day / The Leader

Local T.O.P.S members get into the swing

May 7, 2014

The local Take Off Pounds Sensibly group is in full swing, getting ready summer.

One of the group’s newest members, Marie Scaffidi, received a pin for losing weight six weeks in a row.

“She has lost every week since February when she joined us,” said T.O.P.S member Sharon Cross.

Donna Beck reached her goal and now has K.O.P.S. (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) status.

For the last month, Shirley Robinson and Ester Navarrete tied in the most weight lost in Division 3 and Marie Scaffidi in Division 4

And there’s more.


What's Happening - May 7, 2014

May 7, 2014

Food Distribution
on May 8
The next food give-away from A Place To Go Clubhouse will be held on the second Thursday, May 8, at 3 p.m.
This is first come first serve. If you are picking up for someone, please come in an pick up the pick-up form as the person you are picking up for must sign the form.
The Clubhouse also needs donations of items for the umpcoming rummage sale, and it needs food donations to prepare after meals for members.
The Clubhouse is located at 32770 Old Woman Springs Road

Garden Club, FFA partner for plant sale last Saturday

May 7, 2014

Jesus Rendon, left, and Jason Simonek manned the LVHS FFA table at the plant sale. Peter Day / The Leader

Plant-lovers were out in force and early to grab their pick during the annual Desert Crossroads Garden Club Plant Sale last Saturday at the Lucerne Valley Market & Hardware Store.

Besides water-wise plants, the high school’s FFA program sold a selection of vegetables, tomatoes and peppers.


Letter to the Editor: Pam Hart

May 7, 2014


From the bottom of my Heart (No pun intended)

Because of all your prayers, cards, phone calls, hospital visits, flowers house visits and a great list of friends in Lucerne Valley and my karaoke family, the seniors, and the roadrunners, I have almost fully recovered from my heart surgery. Three special people (of many) that stood by me daily is my husband Woodrow, my daughter Rebekah and my second mom and friend, Jo Richards. I LOVE YOU, and I’ll be there for all of you... always.

Pam Hart


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