Obituary: Steve F. McOwen

March 18, 2014

Steve F. McOwen, 57, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2014.

He was a longtime resident of the High Desert.

He loved trains, prospecting, 1880 re-enactments, and traveling. Steve also served in the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Florence, of Apple Valley; 5 children, Daniel McOwen of Palmdale, Christopher McOwen of North Carolina, Julene Howard of Las Vegas, Jeremiah McOwen of North Carolina, and Benjamin Daul of Yucaipa; 14 grandchildren; mother, Valerie Hardison of Nevada and sister, Michele Calkins of Nevada.

Mock Interviews 'getting better and better'

March 18, 2014

The students amassed before the interview process started and they are being introduced to all of the employers that will be interviewing them. Millie Rader / For the Leader

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LUCERNE VALLEY • Students dressed in professional business attire did their best to impress prospective employers during last Tuesday’s annual Mock Interviews at Lucerne Valley High School.

Shelter operators face challenges

March 18, 2014

Sherree Lutter, left, and her daughter Lacy spend some bonding time with a few of their dogs. Their Helping Paws shelter hasa placed hundreds of dogs over the past decade, but now the two face legal challenges. Peter Day / Leader Editor

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LUCERNE VALLEY • Sherree Lutter holds a box containing a large number index cards with the names and addresses of adopted dogs and their owners.

“I’ve placed hundreds of dogs in homes,” Lutter said.

Parade theme announced

March 18, 2014

The Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the theme for this year’s Fourth of July Parade. The theme is “Honoring All of Our Military.”

“I would like to have as many of our veterans, active or retired, including any of our wounded,” said longtime Chamber board member and event organizer Jean Magee.

Organizers are accepting photos of POWs, MIA’s and those killed in action. The parade grand marshall will ride with the photos of lost loved ones in a truck in the parade.

Sheriff's Blotter 03-19-14

March 18, 2014

PROWLING: A Locust Avenue resident reported his neighbor had been harassing him for about a year. The frightened man was inside his home, according to the incident report taken at 7:44 p.m. on March 4.
BURGLARY: A Midway Avenue resident reported that some jewelry was taken by people he had invited to his home. The value was placed at about $3,500. The report was made at March 4 at 12:39 p.m.
TRAFFIC HAZARD: On March 3 at 5:25 a.m., a resident reported a vehicle was broken down in the middle of Buenos Aires Road. The owner said she is getting help to move it.

What's Happening - March 19, 2014

March 18, 2014

MAC meeting on Thursday
The regular meeting of the Lucerne Valley and Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council
Regular will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 20 at the Lucerne Valley Community Center, 33187 Highway 247 East, Lucerne Valley.
Information-only non-action items include DRECP progress, Progress on Small Water Systems Assistance Program, MWA’s IRWMP process, Roads Issues discussion, LVEDA’s list, Current Real Estate activity, LVUSD update, Renewable energy projects review


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