Remembering 9/11: Miller family honors the fallen by putting up 50 flags on Sept. 11

September 16, 2014

John Miller and his family have put up flags on major holidays including Sept. 11. The crew consists of Miller, a local land appraiser, his wife Angie, daughter Alexis, 10, and sons Shaun, 16, and Jacob, 12. The Millers have carried on the tradition from Jerry Byars, who put up the flags for many years. Photo by Peter Day

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Every major holiday since May, John Miller, his wife Angie and their three children have loaded 50 U.S. Flags into their van and headed out for the highway.

Probation operation nets 9 arrests

September 16, 2014

Lucerne Valley sweep also gets drugs, weapons and rattlesnakes

From staff reports

LUCERNE VALLEY • The San Bernardino County Probation Department, along with the Sheriff’s Department, conducted a probation compliance operation from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in Lucerne Valley.

Nine people were arrested, including five adult probationers and four people not under supervision who were found to have warrants or be in violation of the law.


No school board election this year

September 16, 2014

Carmen Fox will assume John Buchanan’s board seat

From Staff Reports

Lucerne Valley voters won’t be selecting school board members in November due to a lack of candidates.

Carmen Fox, the only new candidate to apply, will assume the seat of school board member John Buchanan who has chosen to not run for reelection.

“There’s no contest,” said school board president Jim Harvey. “By default she’s automatically elected.”

Harvey and board member Dawn Turnbull, whose terms are ending, will automatically begin serving their next terms in early December.


Soaring with words

September 16, 2014

Lou Grantt


Author brings personal challenges to life in ‘Chrysalis’

Senior Reporter

Writer Lou Grantt knows of which she speaks.

Her latest book, “Chrysalis, A Short Story,” tells of a young woman in a wheelchair with muscular dystrophy. Through her journey, she experiences sometimes risky ways to relieve her boredom.

But “Chrysalis,” which is currently offered on Amazon for $1.49, is more than a writer’s fanciful prose. Many of the stories are true-to-life experiences lived by Grantt.


Rally for Pastor Saeed to be held at Pioneer Park

September 16, 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.

Several Christian watchdog groups have said that Abedini, who converted from Islam to Christianity in 2000, is facing threats from The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) while in prison.

What's Happening - September 17, 2014

September 16, 2014

TOPS Club Car Wash

The Lucerne Valley TOPS Club will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 20 at the Lucerne Valley Market & Hardware Store. Donations, which are appreciated, will help members attend the organization’s annual convention. Caremore Health Insurance is donating helpers.

LV Community to hold ‘Church in the Park’ on Sept. 21

The congregation at Lucerne Valley Community Church is inviting the community to join them for “Church in the Park,” Sept. 21.
The day will include food, music, and baptism.

Apple Valley Air Show on Oct. 11

September 16, 2014

The Victor Valley’s only airshow with aerobatics, warbirds, skydivers, RC planes and more will take place on Oct. 11 over the Apple Valley airport.

This year’s airshow will feature several aerobatic pilots, Tim Just flying the Extra 300, Jon Melby aerobatics in the Pitts, Dave Mathieson in the MX2, John Collver in “Wardog” the T-6, and Rob Harrison “The Tumbling Bear” in his Zlin142C.

98th birthday celebrated

September 16, 2014

Dotti Briscoe, a long time resident of Lucerne Valley, celebrated her 98th birthday on Aug. 27 at Sterling Inn.  Close friends who celebrated this momentous occasion with her were Rivits Roberts, David Turner, Tommie Gebo, Harriet Calfy, Janet Miller, Kathy Graham and Shirley Clemmons.  Dotti would be happy to hear from her friends.


Reporter's Notebook: Seniors serve up breakfast, good times

September 16, 2014

I recently had an opportunity to briefly catch up with Jo Richards, the longtime Leader columnist and one of the most fascinating people in Lucerne Valley.

Jo had unexpectedly taken the reins of the Woody’s Famous Breakfast event to benefit the Senior Center. Woody Hart, a former two-term honorary mayor, was laid up in bed after undergoing a procedure. While Woody was recuperating, Jo was making sure the event in his name was a success.

“This has been an absolute joy,” beamed Jo.


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