Questions, answers

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

On April 2, the Town and Apple Valley Ranchos will co-sponsor an “information night” at the Conference Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Apple Valley Police Activities League, several town departments and the water company will be on hand to just chat and discuss their services, programs and answer questions.

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10 years in the making

James Quigg, Apple Valley Review

Wal-Mart Distribution Center employees in Apple Valley finish their 10th anniversary celebration with a 'Wal-Mart cheer' on Wednesday afternoon. The company celebrated the anniversary of the Apple Valley location with speeches from a variety of Wal-Mart and community leaders, as well as donations to local charities.

Blood donors to receive free mini-physicals

By Gabriel King
For the Apple Valley Review

LifeStream will be holding a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 18 in the Conference Center in Apple Valley.

Donors must be at least 15 years old, and donors ages 15 and 16 must provide LifeStream with written parental consent. All prospective donors should be free of infections and illness, weigh at least 110 pounds and not be at risk for AIDS or hepatitis. Donors will receive a free mini-physical as part of the donation process.

Community Clean Up Day coming April 5

Tires, televisions, computer monitors not accepted

From Staff Reports

Apple Valley is seeking volunteers for its Community Clean Up Day from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 5.

Community service organizations, schools, churches, clubs and individual volunteers are invited to participate.

Teams are provided with trash bags and gloves and assigned an area to clean. In return, participants get event T-shirts and lunch, while supplies last. Volunteers must sign up in advance to get supplies, assignments and fill out a liability waiver.

Aspiring star to host live talk show

From Staff Reports

One local high school senior is setting his sights on entertaining audiences on the small screen and he’s putting that desire in gear with a live show coming Monday.

Granite Hills High School senior Larry Junies will host the “Larry Talk Show” at the school from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday. Junies says he dreams of being a talk show host and wants to use this event to kick his entertainment hopes into gear.

Local medical group adds optometry as new specialty

Optometrist addition brings practicing physicians to more than 40

From Staff Reports

St. Mary High Desert Medical Group last week announced it was added optometry as a new specialty and welcomed Dr. Frank Inouye to the group, according to a news release.

Inouye’s addition increases the number of physicians practicing with the medical group to more than 40, the release states.

Civic Center to host its first outdoor musical

Auditions for ‘The Music Man’ open to all ages

From Staff Reports

Hannett-Thorn Productions is looking for actors and actresses to fill one of 70 roles in The Music Man, the first ever, full-length, live musical to be presented outdoors at the Civic Center Park Amphitheater in June.

Rant No. 412: Greed kills freedom

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

I am really tired of greedy people or companies going after my pocket book “for my own good.” In no particular order, I want to complain bitterly about:

Water rates
If Ranchos Water Company is down 32 percent because they’ve convinced us to save water then they should cut their darn expenses by 32 percent to make up for lost revenue like every other business has to. Yes, I know they have no incentive to do this — I just dream about a reality where monopolies care about customers over profits.

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'ABC's of Water' to focus on native plants

By Gabriel King
For the Apple Valley Review

Mojave Water Agency will host its monthly ABC’s of Water workshop, themed “Surrounded By Ancients,” from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 25.

Executive Director of the Summer Tree Institute Robin Kobaly will demonstrate how to stimate the age of native plants in our valley and surrounding mountains. Kobaly will also discuss how plants can enhance the landscape.

Refreshments will be served and seating is limited. The deadline to RSVP is March 24.

Carnival for a cause

Key Club organizes third annual event, fundraiser for Make-A-Wish

By Davida Siwisa James
For the Apple Valley Review

Aliyah Arunasalam may be the leader of Granite Hills High School’s Key Club, but she won’t keep all the credit for Friday’s third annual carnival.

“I work with my advisor, Mr. Aburto, and all the other officers,” Arunasalam said. “I called and coordinated with Mr. Peters and Principal Carney at Sitting Bull to schedule the date. It’s definitely not all me because we all work together and want to make the kids happy.”

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