Saving lives, limbs

May 3, 2016

Wound care director says diabetes among biggest problems in High Desert

By Rene Ray De La Cruz
Staff Writer

APPLE VALLEY — Carrie Dixon says her medical facility is saving lives and “healing one wound at a time.”

Case to take a stroll down memory lane

May 3, 2016

Entertainer excited to open 'Evenings on the Town' Thursday, Friday

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Much like the masterful singers of days gone by, High Desert-based crooner Rick Case said he strives to provide his audiences with an entertainment experience they will never forget.

Case, whose musical influences include Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Elvis Presley, keeps his skills sharp through live performances at fairs, private parties and nightclubs.

Mary Love crowned 'queen'

May 3, 2016

TOPS member takes crown after losing 40 pounds

Staff Reports

One local woman took "TOPS" honors last month after shedding more than three dozen pounds in her weight loss efforts.

Mary Love was crowned the 2016 queen of the Take Off Pounds Sensibly — or TOPS — Apple Valley chapter after she recorded a loss of 40 pounds.

Love, who belongs to the #2165 chapter, said she believes it's important everyone takes care of their physical health. Her diet includes nutritious food and portion control.

Don't be 'the lonely'

May 3, 2016

Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

Hopefully you already have your tickets for one of the Roy Orbison Tribute shows this Thursday and Friday night at the Apple Valley Golf Course.

If not, as the song goes, you might know how “only the lonely” feel because everyone else will be rockin' to the beat of one of the icons of the early rock-n-roll era.

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Granite Hills putting on audience-involved musical, 'Clue'

April 27, 2016

From Staff Reports

The Granite Hills High School Theatre Arts Department is gearing up for they call a one-of-its-kind performance this weekend and next.

“Clue the Musical” is a show similar to the internationally famous board game that requires audience participation for a fun experience all around — and has the possibility of 216 different endings, according to Theatre Arts and Vocal Music Director Shane Churchill.

Capstone Program to be launched this fall

April 27, 2016

From Staff Reports

This fall, Granite Hills High School will implement the AP Capstone Program, according to a news release from the Apple Valley Unified School District.

Currently, only 27 California schools offer this prestigious college-preparatory program.

Lance Arnt, teacher at Granite Hills High School, said the program will equip students with advanced writing and research skills prior to entering a university.

About those GOP delegates

April 27, 2016

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

The news media has been all a twitter reporting the “outrage” of Donald Trump over the fact that “party bosses” are not rewarding him for votes cast and that delegates' loyalty is a fragile thing.

What he must not comprehend is that all delegates, regardless of which candidate they are pledged to, are party regulars who for the most part agree ahead of time to pay their own way to the convention (in this case, lovely Cleveland, Ohio) for the “experience” of attending.

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High Desert Premier Academy students rewarded for attendance increase

April 19, 2016

From Staff Reports

As a reward for being the campus with the largest increase in attendance during the fall trimester for the Apple Valley Unified School District, students at High Desert Premier Academy were treated to a 40-minute assembly provided by the BMX Pro Trick Team. Two BMX riders attempted various tricks such as the Superman, a 360 spin and the ever-so-popular backflip on ramps set up in the middle of the campus.

Events aimed at drug awareness

April 19, 2016

'No Drugs America Day' planned in AV, Hesperia

By Monica Solano
Staff Writer

The 13th Annual High Desert Communities No Drugs America Day is planned for two separate weekends where guests will be informed about the dangers of drug use.

The community drug prevention effort events will provide families and children with useful information regarding the dangers of both legal and illegal drug use and how to prevent youth from becoming addicted. The event will also focus on alcohol abuse and why under age drinking can also be dangerous.

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