Forgiveness for certain, at the back of the Gideon Bible

January 2, 2014

Most people don’t know for sure where they will go when they die. That can change for you, today.

The last verse of the last book of the Gideon’s New Testament says this. “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. (Rev. 22:21) After dramatically promising final judgment on sinners, God invites all believers to the grace of His Son. “Whoever desires, let him take of the water of life, freely.” (Rev. 20:17)

’Tis the season for giving

December 26, 2013

ABOVE: The Roadrunners handed out gift bags to families of elementary students last Saturday.
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Roadrunners give to elementary students; LV Youth Project lends a hand to middle and high schoolers

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

After months of collecting toys and other items from generous donors, the Lucerne Valley Roadrunners and Lucerne Valley Youth Project organizers did what they do best — give freely to the youth of Lucerne Valley.

Candidate Art Bishop is grateful for roots in Lucerne Valley

December 26, 2013

Above: Art Bishop
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By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

Art Bishop began a life of service as a babyfaced Lucerne Valley firefighter.

Today, three decades later, the newly-appointed Apple Valley mayor is hoping to serve in a much larger arena: He is running as a Republican state assembly candidate to fill the vacancy of current 33rd Assembly District Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, who is running for governor.

Courts: Jury recommend death penalty

December 26, 2013

Above: John Wayne Thomson
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By REBECCA HOWES
DAILY PRESS STAFF WRITER

SAN BERNARDINO • A San Bernardino jury on Thursday recommended the death penalty for a suspected serial killer and three-time convicted rapist in the 2006 murder of a Lucerne Valley man.

The jury reached a verdict in the John Wayne Thomson case on Wednesday morning, but one juror had a family emergency during the lunch recess so the verdict was collected and placed under seal until Thursday.

Incident in Lucerne Valley foothills

December 26, 2013

By PETER DAY
Staff Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY • The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s SWAT team was on scene for several hours on Monday, Dec. 16 as deputies searched for a reportedly suicidal man in the southwest hills of Lucerne Valley.

The incident in the 31600 block of Azurite Road started at 1:52 p.m. when the call of a suicidal 28-year-old man was received.

“They spent the whole day looking for him,” said department spokeswoman Cindy Bachman. “The family was also trying to reach him and they had no luck.”

Weekly booking logs - December 25, 2013

December 26, 2013

Weekly booking logs

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.

RESISTING ARREST (BOOKING): On Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. in Hesperia, 28-year-old Rafael Aranda of Lucerne Valley was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest. He was booked and released later that day.

Sheriff's Blotter 12-25-13

December 26, 2013

DISTURBANCE: On Dec. 17 at 2:56 p.m., a Bourbon Road resident reported two more more dirt bikes driving around the area for several hours. The riders typically ride betwen 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., according to the caller.
THEFT: On Dec. 17 at 12:51 p.m., a Locust Road resident reported he may have had information on who may have stolen his water tank a year ago.
OBSCENE PHONE CALL: On Dec. 17 at 9:39 a.m., a Midway Avenue resident reported receiving harassing phone calls for the previous five days.

A BMX XMAS

December 26, 2013

LUCERNE VALLEY • XROADS BMX hosted there annual Race for Santa. We had racers from all over come bearing gifts. Racers came as far away as Las Vegas to participate in the event. XROADS waived the Race Fee in place of a toy. And will donate the normal sanction fees to USABmx to cover the event.  We love to have this Race, it’s an opportunity to give back, but also to teach the kids about giving back. All Toys donated were given to the lovely ladies of the Roadrunners to make sure they get into the right hands.

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