Letter to the Editor

Thank you

You may not be aware of this, but the St. Mary Medical Center Foundation is probably the largest department at St. Mary Medical Center. Surprised?

Actually, we have six staff members and about 1,500 “honorary staff” who probably have no idea of their importance to us or even who they are.

In August, the Foundation was notified that we were to receive a special gift from a woman who had just passed away. Another call came a couple days later from a woman who wanted to make an extremely nice gift to the hospital. Not a bad week!


Arrest Logs

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.

Kids shoot it out with paint

Youths play paintball every Friday

By Rene De La Cruz

With fully loaded weapons at their side, a group of young men and women make their way to an Apple Valley field to shoot it out.

When the night is over, the bodies of these young people are riddled, not with bullets, but with paintballs.

Teenagers from all over the High Desert gather every Friday night at Apple Valley Faith Center’s paintball field to play a game of “Capture the Flag” or elimination.

Ballons for 9/11


REMEMBERING THAT DAY: Students, parents, teachers and staff launched several balloons Friday morning in memorial of the attacks on American soil on Sept. 11, 2001. Pictured from left: Jessie Vaage, Willow Bentley, Janelle Outz, Emily Bean, Morgan Lamb, Mariah Spencer, Jordan Bean.

Q & A with Frank Pulice: Playing for keeps

Frank Pulice, head football coach at Apple Valley High School, grew up in Covina, the middle child of three boys. He and his brothers all grew up playing football through the youth program and high school.


Council to revisit homeless situation, recycling issues

By Rene De La Cruz
Apple Valley Review

Apple Valley businesses will be asked to step up their recycling efforts to keep pace with new mandatory state requirements.

The Town Council tonight will discuss the development of a commercial recycling program in order for business owners to prepare for upcoming changes.
According to staff reports, since the passing of AB 939 in 1989, the recycling efforts of residential properties have been at “acceptable levels.” However, less than 24 percent of local businesses have recycling accounts.

The act of cleaning up


CIA AT YOUR SERVICE: Don Rucker, right, and nearly two dozen members of Christians in Action did a major yard cleanup Aug. 27 for a disabled widow in Apple Valley. CIA is looking for more local volunteers and people in need of assistance. For more information, email apu.cia1@yahoo.com or call Azusa Pacific University at (760) 952-1765.

10th-annual chili cook-off coming in October


APPLE VALLEY • For the 10th year in a row, just as the leaves are beginning to fall, the town and the Apple Valley Rotary Club are gearing up for the Happy Trails Chili Cook-Off on Oct. 22.

World-class cooks sanctioned by the International Chili Society will be presenting some of their award-winning recipes while local residents put their chili concoctions on the table for tasters, according to organizers.

Lewis Center to host desert-wide art show


APPLE VALLEY • The High Desert Partnership in Academic Excellence foundation will present “Art in Science — Science in Art” show Saturday at the Lewis Center’s Mojave River campus. Artists may enter in the professional, amateur or student categories. Residents from all communities and of all ages are welcome to attend the show.

For more information or to download an artist entry form, click on www.lewiscenter.org/art_show.php, or call (760) 946-5414, ext. 202.

Gun club members sought for 50th anniversary


APPLE VALLEY • The Apple Valley Gun Club will be celebrating 50 years of continuous Junior Rifle Shooting with a prone rifle match Oct. 1.

All past and present members are invited to come out and enjoy a day of shooting and storytelling about what it was like then and now.

The Apple Valley Gun Club will be barbecuing hot dogs, hamburgers, etc. after the shoot. Bring your own rifle or one can be supplied. Those who don’t want to shoot in the match are invited to come and watch.


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