Committee to investigate ‘treasure trove’ of A.V. history

November 15, 2011

By Rene De La Cruz

The town’s Historical Committee is preparing to dive into several “new” pieces of historical Apple Valley memorabilia.

“We were invited to view the estate collection of Maggie Cramer,” town spokesperson Kathie Martin said. “She played an instrumental role in the early Apple Valley Ranchos Land and Development Company.”

Martin said the committee heard about Cramer’s “treasure trove” a year ago, and were finally invited to take a peek into her life last month.

A.V. Baptist Church quietly rallies to help those in need

November 15, 2011

BY Fred Goodgame

The Apple Valley Baptist Church Food Pantry and Clothes Closet is an all-volunteer group.

We supply food to approximately 50 families a week and all are welcome to have up to five pieces of donated clothing. The food bags vary by what donations come in but the minimum is a can of beans, can of vegetables, breakfast food (cereal, oatmeal for about 10 servings), two Top Ramen noodle packages, box of mac and cheese, and a main dinner entree to feed four and a can of soup.

Arrest Logs

November 15, 2011

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.

Nov. 9
Richard Drummondo was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery.
Pedro Hernandez was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery.
Barry Weathersby was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery.
Nancy Lopez was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
Darryl Pearson was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Scuba dive with Santa

November 8, 2011

‘Scuba Santa’ partners with sheriff’s department for gift drive


APPLE VALLEY • Forget the North Pole.

Santa has traded his workshop for a wet suit and is hanging out underwater at the Apple Valley Aquatic Center.

Council set to discuss Happy Trails Villas project

November 8, 2011

By Rene De La Cruz

APPLE VALLEY • The Happy Trails Villas project has been a source of joy and frustration for Apple Valley residents since it was first scheduled to open in 2007.

The 34-unit complex was approximately 70 percent finished when its private developers packed up and handed it over to the bank.

During tonight’s meeting, council will review and discuss the housing project that the town took over last July, which on the surface appears to have been untouched since that time.

Students reach out to serve the community

November 8, 2011

Apple Valley Christian School students serve at various locations

By Rene De La Cruz

Hovering over a game table, Murray Kurtz, 86, and a group of teenagers concentrated on completing the frame of a 1,000 piece puzzle.

“It’s so nice to have these young people visiting us today,” said Kurtz, a Merrill Gardens resident. “They make me feel young again.”

2011 Happy Trails Chili Cookoff winners

November 8, 2011

1st Place • Steve Crawford
— Crawford’s Crankin’ Chili
2nd Place • Eileen Beatty
— Moose Tracks Chili
3rd Place • Red Brecke — Horny Toad Chili
4th Place • Mike “Ughlee” Austin
— Bun Burner Chili Shack

1st Place • Eileen Beatty
— Moose Tracks Chili
2nd Place • Marian Donato
— Horsepower Chilii
3rd Place • Skip Cooley

1st Place • Marian Donato
— Horsepower Chili
2nd Place • Charlie Ward
— Hodgepodge Chili
3rd Place • Ray Bogart — Rainbow Salsa

AV Optimists say 'thank you'

November 8, 2011

Photo submitted by Vicki Murray

LUNCH TIME: Members of the Apple Valley Optimist Club surprised PRMG Mortgage with a thank you luncheon at PRMG’s office in Hesperia. PRMG was a major supporter of the clubs drive to obtain pillow cases for Loma Linda hospital’s Children’s cancer unit. According to the Optimist club pillow cases are needed for each child to have while going through chemo, they have to be their own cases and can not be reused by others so there is a great need for them. For more information about the Optimist Club, call president Vicki Murray at (760) 954-6606.


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