Employees at the Lucerne Valley Market and Hardware Store honored the memory of the late Ernie Gommel, who would have turned 92 last week, by wearing “Have a Peachy Keen Day” buttons. The phrase was commonly used by the Lucerne Valley icon. The buttons were provided by Johna Freeman, the Newspapers in Education coordinator for the Daily Press and Lucerne Valley Leader and a resident of Lucerne Valley. Pictured, from left, Linda Gommel, Jamie Robison, Sarah Wadden and Diana Williams.
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