Gettin' down with legacy

April 5, 2016

AV Legacy Museum hosts Hoedown event

From Staff Reports

The Apple Valley Legacy Museum hosted a Hoedown on Thursday. The fun-filled evening included a narrated hayride, the Southwest Bluegrass Association student band ("SWBA Kids"), "Swing Your Partner" with Jim Brown, and a performance by the High Desert Jammers.

Hesperia singer to take part in April 8 concert

April 5, 2016

Acclaimed country/folk artist Luanne Hunt joins Steve Waddington show

By Martial Haprov
Weeklies Editor

More world-class entertainment is slated to grace a Victor Valley stage with the appearance of an award-winning singer/songwriter next month.

Country/folk artist Luanne Hunt of Hesperia is scheduled to make a rare live appearance at 6:45 p.m. April 8 at the Hi-Desert Center for Spiritual Living in Apple Valley. Hunt will open Steve Waddington’s Retro-Rockin’ All-Stars show, which also will feature Susan Ritter.

Spiritual festival returns

April 5, 2016

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

The subject of health and natural healing continues to be a growing topic among Americans. In an effort to make this type of information more readily available, the Hi-Desert Center for Spiritual Living presents a semi-annual Healthy Spirit Festival.

The free event provides health and well-being-related resources to members of the community, including everything from holistic treatments to spiritual guidance.

Caltrans a waste of time and your money

April 5, 2016

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

The fact that California roadways continue to deteriorate despite having the highest road use taxes in the nation speaks to the inefficiency, waste and mismanagement of the funds entrusted to Caltrans.

The state auditor reported last week that Caltrans spent $250,000 on a report that outlined a plan to streamline and improve efficiencies. Caltrans duly reported to the Legislature that the plan was being implemented.

They lied.

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Singer Steve Waddington pays tribute to a host of music greats

April 5, 2016

From Staff Reports

From Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond to Dean Martin and Carl Perkins, Steve Waddington can sing and sound like more rock, pop and country greats than one can imagine.

Waddington will perform the hits of those four, as well as Buddy Holly, Johnny Rivers and others, in his Retro-Rockin’ All-Stars show at 6:45 p.m. April 8 at the Hi-Desert Center for Spiritual Living, 18575 Corwin Road in Apple Valley.

AV Marine Corps veteran who fought in Iwo Jima attends commemoration in Japan

March 29, 2016

By Cpl. Robert D. Williams Jr.
United States Marine Corps

An Apple Valley man and Marine Corps veteran who took part in the action of the Battle of Iwo Jima recently attended a special ceremony to commemorate the battle.

United States Marine Corps Sgt. Abraham Eutsey Jr., of Apple Valley, enlisted in 1943. He was a machine gun noncommissioned officer with Company C, 1st Battalion, 28th Marines. Eutsey was part of the first assault wave to land on the beaches that later isolated Mount Suribachi and examined the caves throughout Iwo Jima.

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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