Students embrace love of reading

February 25, 2016

From Staff Reports

Earlier this month, nearly 200 kindergarten and first grade students at Yucca Loma Elementary School each received a new book donated by The Molina Foundation, a national nonprofit organization focused on reducing disparities in access to education and health.

The donation consisted of Valentine-themed and Disney children storybooks and materials, as part of the organization’s For the Love of Reading campaign. The books were delivered by Molina Foundation representatives, Molina Healthcare volunteers and “Dr. Cleo”, the Molina Healthcare mascot.

Utility kicks off 2016 conservation program

February 25, 2016

Liberty distributes 350 free high-efficiency toilets

From Staff Reports

Liberty Utilities, Apple Valley, formerly Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company, kicked off its 2016 water conservation program with a distribution of 350 free high-efficiency toilets to customers at Granite Hills High School in Apple Valley.

Students and faculty of the GHHS SCADA Academy volunteered their time to assist with the conservation event on Feb. 12, according to a Liberty news release.

The effects of taking multiple prescription drugs

February 25, 2016

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Saying “no” to taking too many drugs is something many seniors must learn to do or perhaps face serious health consequences, experts say.

According to Health Research Funding, research shows adverse side effects from taking multiple drugs are responsible for 700,000 emergency room visits per year.

Just a few include falling, insomnia, agitation, forgetfulness, confusion, loss of appetite and depression.

Political 'power couple' a soap opera?

February 25, 2016

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

It was clear from the early stages of Bill Clinton’s career that his wife was going to latch onto his political coat tails and ride them as far as she could go. She easily carpet-bagged her way to a New York Senate seat and then when thoroughly rejected by voters in 2008 she took what she could get to stay in the spotlight, Secretary of State under a president she herself declared “not ready for primetime.”

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Program opens sports door to local youngsters

February 18, 2016

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

For the next six weeks, youngsters ages 3 through 5 will have the opportunity to try their hand at various sports through the Town of Apple Valley’s Adventures in Pee Wee Sports program.

According to recreation assistant Liz Fratt, the activity was designed several years ago with the aim of allowing kids to test out what it’s like to play basketball, soccer and T-ball. The program began Friday and will continue every Friday through March 19 at the James Woody Community Center, 13467 Navajo Road.

College displays local woman's work

February 18, 2016

Theresa Polley-Shellcroft has spent lifetime crafting artwork

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

For nearly a lifetime, High Desert resident Theresa Polley-Shellcroft has been creating her own, special brand of art in a variety of forms and mediums. The West Virginia native’s works, which include paintings, collages, fiber arts and quilts, are being showcased at Victor Valley College in an exhibition titled, “Finding My Voice.”

Nearly AV 150 students compete at SkillsUSA

February 18, 2016

83 to advance to state competition in spring

From Staff Reports

Approximately 150 students represented Apple Valley Unified School District at the Region Six SkillsUSA Regional Conference, of which 83 will advance to the state competition this spring. The regional leadership events took place Jan. 23 at Granite Hills High School and the regional skills events took place on Jan. 30 at and around San Bernardino Valley College. The regional competition attracted an estimated 1,200 students from nearly 60 schools.

Local girl remodels cat colony at shelter for scout project

February 10, 2016

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

While most teens seem to prefer surfing the Internet or hanging out at the mall on the weekends, 15-year-old Apple Valley resident Kayla Engeron said she desires to spend her free time making the world a better place.

The Riverside Preparatory School sophomore recently embarked on a project that involved remodeling Cat Colony 2A at the Apple Valley Municipal Animal Shelter. She said along with wanting to help cats, she also is banking on her efforts helping her to achieve the Girl Scout Gold Award.

Heart Games returning to town

February 10, 2016

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

To get healthy, one must get the blood pumping. Hoping to make an impact with that message among High Desert residents, the Town of Apple Valley founded its annual “Heart Games” in 2011.

The event, which will take place 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 27, pits teams against one another in a race through 10 check points throughout the city.

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