AV student wins big essay contest

March 29, 2016

Win grants Enrique Arcilla $5K scholarship, speaking opportunity at water summit

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Five-thousand-dollar college scholarships don’t come along every day, which is why Apple Valley resident Enrique Arcilla is beyond grateful to have been the recipient of one.

On March 21, the 15-year-old was named winner of the Mojave Water Agency’s Student Essay Contest, earning him the chance to speak at the organization’s 2016 High Desert Water Summit on April 13 at Barstow Community College’s Performing Arts Center.

Optimists roast, toast community supporters

March 29, 2016

By Sandy Cuttino
For the Apple Valley Review

On March 12, the Optimist Club of Apple Valley held their Sixth Annual Always Value Our Children (AVOC) Roast/Toast awards dinner. This event serves as the club’s primary fundraiser and was held at the Apple Valley Town Conference Center.

The evening program included honoring Rick Cambridge, retired owner of Conco Construction and retired Reserve Deputy Sheriff as their Friend Of Community and Chet Hitt, founder and CEO of Sunset Hills Children’s Foundation as their Friend of Youth.

Students walk to support fellow student

March 29, 2016

From Staff Reports

As March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, handfuls of local students used their feet to show support for a fellow student stricken with the disease.

On March 17, all kindergarten through eighth grade students at Mariana Academy participated in a walk to increase awareness for Cerebral Palsy, in honor of student Lillian Sanderfer. Students wore green ribbons, donated by Apple Valley Florist.

Students rallied around Lillian and cheered for her, while she walked for a portion of the event.

Could the California presidential primary matter?

March 29, 2016

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

California Republican Party officials are all a twitter because for the first time in decades our later-than-most June 7 primary may actually have a bearing on who gets the nomination for the GOP.

This also means the April 30 state party Fall Convention held in Burlingame will have the potential to host whoever is left standing in the race at that point. We seldom get Republican presidential contenders out here, except to raise money.

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Mastaler named Woman of the Year

March 22, 2016

Assemblyman bestows honor on AV woman

From Staff Reports

Remarkable community service has earned an Apple Valley resident the distinguished honor of 2016 Woman of the Year.

Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, R-Hesperia, honored Rosalie Mastaler as the 2016 Woman of the Year for the 33rd Assembly Distric at a special legislative ceremony on Tuesday at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

Mastaler co-founded the musical group A Penny A Kiss, a tribute band that performs 1940s era music at veterans events, featuring songs straight from the USO playlist.

Local artist's creations to be featured at annual Redlands event

March 22, 2016

From Staff Reports

The realism and natural beauty of life that come from the hand of Trudy Wood’s artistic pencils capture the essence of reality. Her acumen with shadows, light and dark evoke an immediate emotional reaction to her artwork.

The Oak Hills resident will be one of five artists featured during this year’s annual “Evening with the Artists” event, hosted by the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 22.

Rockin' the retro role

March 22, 2016

Steve Waddington bring his all-star tribute show to Apple Valley

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

For Johnny Cash tribute artist Steve Waddington, there was nothing more gratifying than the day Cash’s relatives showed up at one of his concerts and told him he’s the most authentic impersonator of Johnny they’ve ever heard.

Waddington said he was overwhelmed by the praise but took the Cash clan’s compliments to heart and strives to make them proud every time he takes the stage.

The water merry-go-round

March 22, 2016

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

News Report: Governor extends drought restrictions for another season.

News Report: Officials think drought may be over due to reservoir water levels and Sierra snowpack.

Huh?

The totally mixed messages of the last few weeks in California’s water reporting has me somewhat confused.

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90 years in the making

March 15, 2016

Victor Valley Women’s Club marks big anniversary

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

When one considers how much the High Desert has grown over the past few decades, it’s hard to imagine it all began with only a handful of individuals. But even as far back as the Roaring '20s, the few folks who did reside in this community were doing bigger things than one might imagine.

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