Local Digest: March 25, 2015

March 24, 2015

COMMUNITY

First Mountain Bank to sponsor Mustang Fit

First Mountain Bank is sponsoring Lucerne Valley High School/Middle School Mustang Fit through the bank's

"Pay It Forward Program." All donations will be matched by First Mountain Bank through March 31.

All monies will go towards much need sports and gym equipment.

EDUCATION

School board calls special meeting

A special meeting of the Lucerne Valley Unified School District's board of trustees has been called for Wednesday, March 25.

Omya California is in the pink for cancer survivors

March 24, 2015

Several large material transportation trucks are sporting pink tailgates as a show of support of cancer research and those fighting the disease. (See the color image at www.lucernevalleyleader.com) Pictured, from left, Joel McCabe of Johnson Cat, Omya California quarry manager Doug Riddell, Manuel Hernandez of Omya California and Omya Plant Manager David Harp. PETER DAY/THE LEADER
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By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

Omya California is in the pink — literally.

T.O.P.S. hands out awards

March 24, 2015

Collectively, hundreds of pounds have been lost in recent years by a determined group that watches their weight while creating lasting friendships.

On Sunday at the Senior Center, the Lucerne Valley Chapter of T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) awarded those who have lost the most pounds.

"Our group is special," said member Vicki McKenzie, who served as emcee of the event. "We have a lot of dedicated women who help one another. We're just a phone call away. We had some phenomenal women in our group who try very hard."

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Sheriff's Blotter 03-25-15

March 24, 2015

Tuesday, March 17

1:14 a.m. Deputies were called to assist a crisis situation in the 9000 block of Mesa Road.

Monday, March 16

10:31 p.m. A drug-related arrest was made in the area of Highway 18 and El Dorado Drive.

7:41 A theft was reported in the 9000 block of Custer Avenue.

5:30 p.m. Disturbing the peace was reported in the 32000 block of Highway 18.

4:02 p.m. A vehicle was repossessed in the 7000 block of Trade Post Road.

3:17 p.m. A burglary was reported in the 10000 block of Lincoln Road.

Photo: East End Fire

March 24, 2015

Firefighters, right, walk around the remains of a house destroyed by a fire that broke out around noon on Thursday in a remote area of Lucerne Valley about a mile east of Santa Fe Road just off East End Road. The fire was fully involved when firefighters arrived. Two engines, a water tender and medic ambulance were on scene, according to a San Bernardino County Fire Department representative. The home appeared to be vacant, he said. Further investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the fire. PETER DAY/THE LEADER

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Lucerne Valley's Got Talent show

March 24, 2015

The styles were a diverse as the talent, but last Monday's "Lucerne Valley's Got Talent" event certainly showed a passion by all who participated.

The talent show was held in the Bryan L. Walker Gymnasium at Lucerne Valley High School.

The group consisting of Sara and Samantha Sullivan, Angelica Delgadillo, Jack Andrade and Hollie Lopez kicked off the event with "Uptown Funk."

Sydnee Fox sang a solo rendition of the Dixie Chicks' "Traveling Soldier."

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