Weekly booking logs - October 30, 2013

October 30, 2013

DUI: On Oct. 17 at 1:47 a.m. in Hesperia, 24-year-old James Ryan Mowery of Lucerne Valley was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was cited and released the same morning.

BATTERY: On Oct. 18 at 4:05 p.m. in the 30000 area of Old Woman Springs Road, 18-year-old Donnacee Breanna Brown of Lucerne Valley was arrested on suspicion of battery. She was booked into the Victor Valley Station and released later the same day.

Fall Festival Fun

October 30, 2013

Lucerne Valley parent Lina Land holds her 5-month-old son Logan, who was dressed as a pirate, while Logan’s siblings Morrigan, left, and Alexis stand nearby. Peter Day / The Leader
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Excitement was taking place on the Lucerne Valley High School football field. But it wasn’t of the pigskin variety.

Hundreds of Lucerne Valley Elementary School students and their families converged on the field last Friday for the Booster Club’s Fall Festival.

“It’s awesome,” Booster Club President Keri Linder said during the event. “It’s turning out great.”

Community supports annual giveaway event

October 30, 2013

A BIG SWING: A youngster gets ready to take abig swing at a piñata during last Saturday’s His Closet give-away event in Lucerne Valley. Peter Day / The Leader

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By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

The Lucerne Valley community came together last Saturday to help His Closet provide free clothing, food, household items and more at the 4th Annual Fall & Winter Clothing Give-Away.

“We had a wonderful time,” said Donna Guisa, who runs the ministry with her husband Tommy. “The kids had a ball.”

Johnson Valley Calendar: Oct. 30, 2013

October 30, 2013

Johnson Valley Community Center
Tailgate Swap Meet, Saturday, Nov. 2
Swap and shop for gifts, tools, housewares, furniture, collectibles, anything...and have breakfast, too, 7-10 a.m. Vendors only $5, call Mert Waite to reserve, 760-364-3179. Bring your own tables, setup starts at 6 a.m. From Hwy 247, after mile marker 22, turn at the big red sign onto Larrea Road (paved), go 1-3/4 mi. to Quailbush Road.

This Week In History: October 30, 2013

October 30, 2013

50 years ago
(October 31, 1963):
• Red’s Fix-it Shop opened for business in the old Fire Station building at the “Y” of Highway 18 and Old Woman Springs Road. Services included furniture refinishing and general household appliance repair.

• Shopping: 1½ pounds of Rupert’s breaded shrimp was on sale for $1.89 at Leo’s Super Market.

• Weather: October 29, 1963 high temperature was 79, with a low of 47.

Letters to the Editor: Market collects 2,000 tires

October 30, 2013

On Saturday, October 19 there was a Tire Collection in Lucerne Valley Market & Hardware’s dirt area to the north. We collected almost 8 large bins full of tires -- 2000 tires! Many people collected tires that were dumped in the far corners of Lucerne Valley. THANK YOU! Some of your neighbors who volunteered to help put tires in bins were Linda Gommel and Korin Williams from the store, Robert John Erwin, Jan Morosco and Charles Leibrick. Steve Bradshaw of Burrtec was super and arranged to give us 3 bins to fill again and again.

Wind storm rips through Lucerne Valley, closes schools

October 30, 2013

ABOVE: The wind storm felled several trees on a Lucerne Valley property. Photo: Bill Lembright

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STAFF REPORT

Lucerne Valley Unified School District schools were closed on Monday due to severe winds that felled large trees, created a general mess and posed a possible hazard to children and district staff.

According to Superintendent Suzette Davis, student safety was the number one concern.

If weather permitted, schools were expected to be open the remainder of the week.

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