Reporter's Notebook: Apologies

September 30, 2014

Members of Lucerne Valley Elementary School’s Eagle Leadership greeted Lucerne Valley FFA officers during the FFA’s recent delivery of a “Buddy Bench.” Members of Eagle Leadership present were, not in order, Landon Lindner, Aubry Hirschorn, Josclyn Nichols, Meliza Melendez, Levar Timmons, Amanda Aguilar and Ashley Mondragon. FFA officers: President Samantha Sullivan, Sara Sullivan, Justice Torres, Justin Nichols and Alexa Walkovitz. Also pictured, Eagle Leadership adviser Kay Hall and FFA adviser Mr. Troy Van Bavel.
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Residents save white pelican

September 30, 2014

Good samaritans Robin McCartney and Sam with the pelican.
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By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

Longtime Lucerne Valley resident Robin McCartney has seen just about everything. But this one took her by surprise.

One recent Saturday morning, McCartney was driving on Highway 247 when just east of Post Office Road she came upon a white object flailing in the middle of the highway. The object turned out to be a large white pelican, which apparently needed to make a quick landing due to a loss of its strength.

Sheriff's Blotter 10-01-14

September 30, 2014

Tuesday, Sept. 23
9:23 p.m. Disturbing the peace was reported in the 10000 block of Baker Road.
6:11 p.m. A disturbing the peace situation was reported in the 30000 block of Zircon Road.
5:32 p.m. Trespassing was reported in the 30000 area of Carnelian Road.
3:49 p.m. A burglary was reported in the 10000 block of Alamo Street.
12:38 p.m. A petty theft arrest was made in the 32000 block of Highway 18.
11:31 p.m. A Chickasaw Trail resident reported credit fraud.

The Buddy Bench

September 23, 2014

The Lucerne Valley FFA officers and adviser Mr. Troy Van Bavel delivered the “Buddy Bench” to members of the Eagles Leadership Team, which is advised by teacher Kay Hall. Peter Day / The Leader
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By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

The Eagle Leadership team had an idea, and the high school’s FFA officers put that dream into action.

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Rally for Pastor Saeed this Friday at Pioneer Park

September 23, 2014

A prayer vigil for Pastor Saeed Abedini will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 at Pioneer Park.

The event will mark the second anniversary that the American pastor has been imprisoned in Rajai Sahr prison in Iran. Abedini was sentenced to an 8-year prison term for undermining national security through Christian evangelistic activities. He was arrested in the summer of 2012.

Public input sought for senior apartments

September 23, 2014

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

A senior housing project may be built near the Lucerne Valley Market & Hardware Store, according to Richard Selby, chairman of the Lucerne Valley-Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council.

“We see this as a real need,” Selby said during last week’s monthly meeting at the Community Center.

Beverly Lowry, who serves as a field representative for Third District Supervisor, agreed.

“There’s a crying need for more senior housing,” Lowry said.

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