by Lynne Katusich

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June 2, 2014
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A sad week in Antelope Valley

In the week of May 21- 28, the Antelope Valley lost three valued and respected members in our community:

Jack Davis and his wife Maggie. Our hearts go out to their daughters, Sheri Horvath and Susie Bonfiglio, who are local residents, and their son, Doug, in Oregon. I understand that there will be a service 11:30 a.m. June 28 at our cemetery, with a reception following at the Community center.

The third member of the community we lost was Ted Glassburn, longtime owner of Ted’s Automotive and one who helped so many of us with our vehicles through the years. Much sympathy goes to his wife, Theresa and son, Nick, for this sudden and tragic loss. There will me a memorial at 11 a.m. June 21 at the Community Building.

New at the Topaz Clinic

Local resident and PA, Celeste Callinan is now the medical provider at the Topaz Ranch Clinic, replacing Lisa Roberge. It is a good feeling to have one of our neighbors there to help us with our medical issues, so we can get our help close to home.

Graduation time

Friday will be the graduation ceremony at Coleville High School, and we wish all of them the best for their futures.

This and That

I’m sure many of our Valley residents have seen The Sheet, a newspaper from Mammoth that is available free at our local stores. I have many feelings of disgust over an article in the May 24 issue by their reporter, Mr. Pellegrini.

Mr. Pellegrini was arrested and convicted on two felony charges involving selling drugs. During his brief jail time, he was one of the inmates brought to help work on the Walker Community Center expansion for two days. What bothers me is that in his article he completely insults and slams all of those working so hard on it. I can tell you firsthand, as well as after talking to top county officials, everyone is very satisfied with the work done under the expert supervision of Claude Fiddler, his county workers and all the volunteers. The members of the Antelope Valley Lions Club and the community have given almost 2,000 hours of their time to get this improved building available for our use. I’m sure we’ll all enjoy the larger and updated facility they have all worked so hard on. Sorry, Mr. Pellegrini. You were really wrong.

Lynne Katusich can be reached at or (530) 495-2552.

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