By PETER DAY
Like it has for the past 41 years, the red, white and blue of the Grand Old Flag shined bright as it made its way down Highway 18 in Lucerne Valley on July 4.
While Lucerne Valley’s first parade was more than four decades ago, its history of celebrating the independence of our country goes back much further.
By JAMES REINEBACH
Do you know someone who needs real comfort? Here needs are met in God’s song book of the Bible.
Feeling Abandoned? — Psalm 10
“You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed…” 10:17
Your World’s Falling Apart? — Psalm 46
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.” 46:1,2
Photo caption: The St. Paul Catholic Church pastor, center, and a member of the military, right, display the cross and U.S. Flag, respectively. Peter Day / The Leader
A number of local churches participated in the annual Fourth of July Parade last week. Church members celebrated our nation’s independence while exercising their faith.
Photo by Peter Day
With the voice of track operator Diego Lopez calling the action over the public address system, BMX competitors raced around the Lucerne Valley X Roads BMX track during Olympic Day competition last Sunday night.
Families came to the track to support their children, some of whom were competing for the first time during the event that was free and open to the public. Above, a father helps his young competitor at the starting gate.
By PETER DAY
A small but highly interested number of Lucerne Valley residents attended last Thursday’s open house hosted by Southern California Edison at the Senior Center.
Dozens of tasty-looking cookies and other refreshments were untouched, however, as the attendees were more concerned about digesting how SCE’s Coolwater-Lugo Transmission Project may affect them.
By MILLIE RADER
Special to the Leader
Omya, the limestone plant located at the top of Crystal Creek road is doing its part to help with the water needs of local businesses and residents.
The company recently donated land to Center Water Company for the purpose of drilling a well. Center Water Company is the mutual water company that supplies water to most of the businesses in the center of town, as well as to surrounding residences. This company has not owned its own well since 1997.