King of Hammers 2014

February 11, 2014

By PETER DAY
LEADER EDITOR

JOHNSON VALLEY • For one week the country’s most competitive off-road drivers and avid enthusiasts converged on Johnson Valley’s Means Dry Lake for the 2014 Griffin King of Hammers Race, regarded as “the ultimate desert race.”

Sports: Hoop Heartbreakers

February 11, 2014

Contributed story

Two weeks ago the Lucerne Valley High School boys’ varsity basketball team hit the road against Agape League rival Hesperia Christian and was trounced by 32 points. The defeat showed just how far the Mustangs needed to go to compete with the top team in league play.
Apparently Lucerne Valley made up a lot of ground in a short amount of time.

Deadline for veteran honorariums is April 1

February 11, 2014

LUCERNE VALLEY • Honorariums to be included in the Veterans Monument honorarium booklet must reach a Monument committee member no later than April 1 in order to be included in the commemorative booklet.

There will be no exceptions due to printing requirements. Each honorarium is $25. Committee members will be on the porch at Lucerne Valley Market on March 1, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. with bake sale items and honorarium forms for those who still wish to participate.

There are several different ways honorarium photos can be submitted to the committee:

Mining business is increasing slowly, say OMYA, Mitsubishi

February 11, 2014

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

Representatives from Lucerne Valley’s two major mines gave updates during last week’s regular meeting of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association.

When housing construction slowed in 2008, so did OMYA, which provides the multi-use product, calcium carbonate.

“Our business follows the construction industry,” said Peter Sutherland, OMYA plant manager.

But the company, which has just over 100 employees, is starting to see an increase in activity, Sutherland said.

Photo: Moose Mural

February 11, 2014

Along with the newly reconstructed club house, many visitors were greeted by a colorfully painted water tower on the Lucerne Valley Moose Lodge 2096 property. The artwork was created by Elizabeth Barbosa, who also painted a mural on the new El Coyote Loco Restaurant building. Barbosa also is the office manager for the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce. Peter Day / The Leader

Letter to the Editor

February 11, 2014

Apology to Car Club

I want to formally apologize for Café 247 not being available during the Car Gathering in late January. Other obligations came up and I totally forgot the Car Club. They are very important to me and I truly do apologize for the inconvenience of the evening.

Shirley Altheide,
Café 247 owner

Johnson Valley News: Homestead Valley Park fundraiser

February 11, 2014

Next Saturday, Feb.15, is the fundraiser party for Homestead Valley Park, with Doug Anderson on the guitar and Bill Wright on the keyboard bringing us some great music.

Your $10 per person donation will help restore the vandalized Park & Recreation building at the park on Belfield Avenue in Landers. You can nosh on delicious finger food, with two beer or wine drinks, and enjoy this wonderful entertainment.

What's Happening - February 12, 2014

February 11, 2014

Outriders to celebrate Valentine’s Day

The Lucerne Valley Outriders will be celebrating Valentines Day on Saturday Feb. 15 at Bob Bernal's place.  Be there at 10 a.m. to ride out at 11 a.m.  Surprise destination. The BBQ will be about 3 p.m. with chicken, hotdogs, bratwurst and knockwurst.  Bring your side dish for the potluck, your chairs and your drinks. Also bring your sweethearts.

Jewelry crafters wanted

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