Arts festival to include $500 cash award

September 11, 2012

The Lewis Center will host the “Festival of the Arts” show and sale on Saturday from 10 to 3 p.m. The event is open to artists of all ability and ages.

First place in three age categories wins a $100 cash prize. The local school with the most art entries will with a $500 cash award. The award is made possible by the “Trever Bennett Memorial Art Scholarship,” an affiliate fund of the High Desert Community Foundation.

The Lewis Center’s Mojave River Campus is at 17500 Mana Road.

Arrest Logs

September 11, 2012

All names listed are residents of Apple Valley, and all suspected crimes were committed in San Bernardino County unless otherwise stated, as reported by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Sept. 5
Fausto Preciado was arrested on suspicion of petty theft.
Jennifer Nolen was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery.
Patricia Nieuwdorp was arrested on a narcotics charge.
Alicia Warner was arrested on a narcotics charge.
Dean Bennett was arrested on unknown charges.
Kevin Bruening was arrested on unknown charges.

Dog park to open in time for annual pet fair

September 4, 2012


Dog owners will soon be able being their canine companions to a new dog park in Apple Valley.

The grand opening of the new dog park will be held during the town’s seventh annual Paws ’N Claws Pet Fair on Saturday.

Wolves from the “Twilight” movie series will be at the fair to welcome visitors to the two-acre park, along with celebrity animals from Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary and the Hesperia Zoo.

Q&A with Allison Moye: Dedicated to hard work

September 4, 2012

Allison Moye, owner of the Cadillac Ranch Saloon, grew up in Whittier with horses. She went to college in Fullerton, later moving to Big Bear and opening a pet store at 20 years old. She sold it three years later. Moye said she’s always been an entrepreneur and has started and sold many businesses.

“I have never been married or had children because I’ve always been to focused on work,” Moye said. With her mother, they bought their first bar, the Cadillac Ranch Saloon in 2006. She said it’s been a long tough road, but a lot of fun too.


Mills honored for helping kids with cancer

September 4, 2012


Few things in life are more heartbreaking than gazing into the eyes of a child with cancer.

Beth Mills, a member of the Apple Valley Optimist Club, has quietly labored for years on behalf of kids with cancer. And for her work with the Childhood Cancer Campaign, Mills was honored recently with the Annual Lifetime Achievement Award for the entire Pacific Southeast District.

Stanton suggests A.V. allow fireworks

September 4, 2012


Fireworks erupted at the Aug. 28 Town Council meeting — sort of.

Mayor Barb Stanton suggested that the town schedule the discussion of allowing fireworks within the Apple Valley town limits.

Citing the absence of fires during July 4, and the amount of illegal fireworks being used on that day, Stanton suggested that the ordinance banning fireworks be changed.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for our nonprofits to have booths,” Stanton said.

Kiwanis Casino Night planned Friday

September 4, 2012

Apple Valley Kiwanis will hold its fifth annual “Stars & Stripes” Casino Night from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Apple Valley Country Club.

In honor of those who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001, this fund-raising event helps support Apple Valley Kiwanis' many community-focused activities, including the club's high school scholarship fund, 4-H and FFA, and the Apple Valley Head Start “Santa Visit.”


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