Achievement with high honors

Granite Hills holds first academic banquet, awards 41 students with academic letters

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Despite a mountain of obstacles that included family and economic hardships, senior Yejadai Dunn climbed her way to a 5.0 grade point average and now has her eyes set on attending UC Berkley or Princeton after graduation.

“We lost our house and it’s been hard, but my mother has been a major source of inspiration and she told me not to let anything hold me back,” Dunn, 17, said.

Ben Quiroz: Doing whatever it takes to succeed

Ben Quiroz, 17, is starting quarterback for the Apple Valley high School Sun Devil football team. He grew up in Rowland Heights and is the third oldest among three sisters and two brothers. He is a senior and wants to go to school to become a chiropractor.

Q: Describe a special memory you have of Apple Valley.
A: A special memory of Apple Valley would definitely be my first game as a starting quarterback for my high school.

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Roy's goddaughter remembers the 'King of the Cowboys'

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

In an age where the average movie-goer survives on an appetite of special effects and bad language, there are still those who long for the days where cowboys and horses ruled the silver screen.

“There are still people out there that love Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, and good western movies,” said Lucinda Crosby, author, journalist and goddaughter of Rogers.

“My godfather was one of the sweetest and kindest men you’ll ever know,” said Crosby, who lives in Ridgecrest.

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Town to proclaim Nov. 5 'Roy Rogers Day'

Council will discuss $1M budget shortfall

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

APPLE VALLEY • The town’s most notable name will now have a day named after him.

The Town Council at tonight’s meeting will make a proclamation declaring Nov. 5 as Roy Rogers Day. Rogers, who passed away in 1998, would have been 100 years old on Nov. 5.

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A.V. woman stuffs her bra on TV for cancer

Julie Gilmer helps raise $2,500 for foundation

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

With a hot pink bra dangling from her neck, Julie Gilmer frantically grabbed handfuls of cash as it swirled in the air and stuffed it in the bra and other parts of her clothing.

Moments earlier, TV host Ellen DeGeneres had selected Gilmer out of her studio audience to play “Stuff Your Cups” in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Around Town: Wanna horse around?

By Pat Orr
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Have your heard of the Apple Valley Equine Festival? Well it has nothing to do with alcohol on the Internet — that’s the “e-wine festival.”

This is all about horses. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, get yourself over to the Horsemen’s Center just off Highway 18 on the way out to Lucerne Valley and you’ll be in horse heaven. There will be demonstrations, seminars about horse care, training and a whole lot more.

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Around Town: Wanna horse around?

By Pat Orr
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Have your heard of the Apple Valley Equine Festival? Well it has nothing to do with alcohol on the Internet — that’s the “e-wine festival.”

This is all about horses. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, get yourself over to the Horsemen’s Center just off Highway 18 on the way out to Lucerne Valley and you’ll be in horse heaven. There will be demonstrations, seminars about horse care, training and a whole lot more.

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Meet local authors

Local authors from the High Desert Branch of the California Writers Club will be participating in Authors’ Alley on Thursday at the High Desert Farmer’s Market held every Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon at Victor Valley College Lower Campus, 18422 Bear Valley Road in Victorville. The event will feature members Thomas Kier of Apple Valley, John Kizziar, Madeline M. Gornell, Mary D. Scott, and Roberta Smith who will be on hand for book signings.

For more information, visit www.hdcwc.org or call (760) 868-5778.

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AVPAL seeking community support

The Apple Valley Police Activities League is reaching out to residents to garner support for its programs. Window decals with the AVPAL logo are available through the league for $10.

The AVPAL offers several programs free to the youth of Apple Valley, including after-school programs at the youth center, a boxing gym promoting health and exercise and a juvenile intervention program called SHOCK. The league is funded by fundraisers, donations and support from the community.

To purchase a decal and support the AVPAL, call Trish Hill at (760) 240-7428.

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Arts, crafts boutique at Sun City

An arts and crafts boutique will be held Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Aspen Clubhouse, 10741 Lakeshore Drive in Apple Valley in Del Webb’s Sun City.

More than 40 vendors will be selling unique hand-crafted gift items, including many holiday crafts. The event is free and open to the public.

Food and beverages will be available.

For more information, call (760) 247-9195.

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