What's Happening - October 16, 2013

October 16, 2013

Town Cleanup
on Oct. 18-19
The Town Cleanup will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 19 at the Lucerne Valley Market & Hardware Store. Electronics, electrical and scrap metal, etc., will be accepted. The cleanup is sponsored by the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce, Lucerne Valley Market and Cal Micro. This is a fundraiser for the Chamber. For more information, call Freda Leibrick at 760-247-2207.
LVES Booster Club Fall Festival

Frontier Day: Getting back to Lucerne Valley's early days

October 16, 2013

Above, Woody Hart, right, reads the warrant for the “arrest” of Jo Richards, left, as jailer Jerry Byars makes sure Richards abides.

Amid perfect weather, numerous residents from Lucerne Valley and beyond came to the Lazy Lizard Ranch last Saturday to enjoy chili, buy items from vendors — or get locked up for a good cause.

The daylong event brought smiles from visitors of all ages who listened to singer/pianist Henry Fencepost or play in the horseshoe contest.


Commentary: School board member Buchanan often stands alone

October 16, 2013

Sometimes John Buchanan must feel like the loneliest man in Lucerne Valley.

A slender cowboy with a full moustache drooping to his chin, long hair and a western hat sitting within arm’s reach on the dais, Buchanan looks like he’s ready to rope a steer or brand a calf. But sometimes he faces a more formidable challenge: the force of convention questioning his off-the-map approach to serving on the Lucerne Valley Unified School District’s governing board.

Last Tuesday’s school board meeting at the Johnson Valley Community Center was no exception.

Annual karate event set for Saturday

October 16, 2013

Leader Editor

As has become an annual ritual, Master Ruben Gonzalez and a handful of workers get together to assemble an assortment of shiny trophies that will be awarded at his annual karate tournament on Saturday.

Earlier this week, Gonzalez received assistance from Mary Manigault and her daughter Sheena Manigault, whose 5-year-old daughter Alexandria will perform a demonstration at the event.

“I appreciate the volunteers who are here for the community,” Gonzalez said.

The Grand Champion will receive $100.

This Week In History: October 16, 2013

October 16, 2013

50 years ago (October 17, 1963):
• James F. Martin was named as Lucerne Valley's new fire chief, fresh from a six-year venture as fire chief at Fort Richardson, Alaska.
• Shopping: A fully furnished, modern one-bedroom house with landscaped yard and air-conditioning was advertised for rent at $80 per month.
• Weather: October 15, 1963 high temperature was 84, with a low of 40.
25 years ago (October 19, 1988):

Religion: Black Belt Discipleship

October 16, 2013

By Steve Colangelo

When I began my study of the martial arts little did I know what a responsibility that would be. As one of the oldest students I was acutely aware of the example I needed to set for the younger ones. If they saw that I wouldn’t quit and if they saw me continue to practice every week, they wouldn’t quit either. I think they felt that if someone “my age” could do this, so could they!

The day I passed by black-belt examination was a great day. After four hours of demonstrating forms, defenses, sparring and breaking I was awarded that coveted belt.

RAM it Forward helps FFA’s future

October 15, 2013

CAR WASH FUNDRAISER: Members of the Lucerne Valley FFA Club get to work on J.L. Abercrombie’s classic car during last Saturday’s Ram it Forward event at the Lucerne Valley Market & Hardware. Peter Day / The Leader

Leader Editor

As it has for the past several years, Lucerne Valley FFA Club received a much-appreciated helping hand from Victorville Motors in Victorville during last Saturday’s RAM It Forward event at the Lucerne Valley Market & Hardware.

Bikers' Toy Run rides into Lucerne Valley

October 15, 2013

Above: Born to be wild pooch Sam, left, joined his owner Bill Sherman, who traveled with his wife Pat from Apple Valley to attend the Bikers’ Toy Run last Saturday. Peter Day / The Leader

Special to the Leader

The aroma of grilled burgers greeted motorcyclists who had come from near and far to bring gifts to the Lucerne Valley Roadrunners’ 19th annual Bikers’ Toy Run at Pioneer Park Saturday.


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