Easter bunny busy in Antelope Valley

Easter Sunday was a blustery day, but the weather didn't stop the Easter bunny, the local Lions or parents with their young children for the annual Easter egg hunt. Lions Club members had inside information on the activities of the "old bunny" and reported that 600 colored eggs, plastic eggs filled with special treats and even candy-filled carrots had been hidden in four different areas of the park in Walker. Almost 100 parents and children eagerly waited while Clint Hershey, Lions member who was assisting the Easter bunny, started the four separate hunts for different aged children. A few children came dressed in Easter finery, but most were in warm coats and hats. Sue Torley's granddaughter, 15-month-old Mayra Tovar, wore a darling bunny outfit complete with tail and even found her own eggs.

When special gold eggs were found in each hiding area the Antelope Valley Lions Club presented the winners with Easter baskets. Ethan Collins won in the preschool hunt and received a basket of goodies with a darling stuffed rabbit. Gianna Bonuales, a first grader, also won an attractive basket of goodies. The lucky winner in the third- and fourth-grader section was Caleb White and Devon Voorhees was the sixth-grade winner also receiving a basket filled with candy treats.

Participating families are sure to be enjoying lots of egg salad sandwiches and Easter candy this week. The local Lions Club is a very active service organization that does help to make Antelope Valley a nicer place to live in. The Antelope Valley Lions Club is appreciated for their generous and active support in so many local events.

The Walker Senior Center volunteers delivered 36 Easter baskets to local seniors. The colorful baskets contained candy, stuffed animals and other small treats.

Clerk/recorder/registrar to retire in Mono County

Renn Nolan is slated to retire after working for Mono County for 30 years. She and her husband plan to travel in their fifth-wheel, have plenty of time to enjoy their granddaughter and Renn might even get in some roller blade time.

The deadline for applications is May 12. For more information concerning the job opening call (760) 932-5411. The salary offered is $7,097 per month. The Board of Supervisors and the chief accounting officer will appoint the new person, as this is no longer a position that will be voted for.

Larry Sherman for Mono County Sheriff-Coroner

Larry Sherman, Antelope Valley resident, is one of five candidates running for sheriff-coroner. If elected, Sherman says he will endeavor to establish a higher level of standards for the Mono County Sheriff's Department. He has acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience after 31 years of working in law enforcement. Sherman has worked in a variety of population areas and served as a patrol officer, community service officer, patrol sergeant, watch commander, Office of Emergency Services coordinator, both custody (jail) and patrol training officer, supervised the filed training program, jail commander, grant coordinator and as a reserve deputy program coordinator.

Residents are encouraged to attend the Mono County Sheriff Candidates' Night on May 3 at the Walker Community Hall from 6-9 p.m. Come and listen to the candidates to enable you to make an informed decision on Election Day.

From 6-7 p.m. residents may fill out question slips for the candidates. Then Mark Spencer will moderate the 7-9 p.m. formal session. After the question and answer session refreshments will be available. Forms will also be available for those not already registered to vote. Remember that the deadline to register is May 22.

Area businesses reopen

n Walker Burger to reopen on April 20

n Sierra East to reopen on April 26

n Newly renovated Nay Dawg's Mile High Café serving a single selection for dinner on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is serving breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday.

Thanks to Helen's Angels

Helen Sturdy was recently diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and we asked for your help in order for her meet her financial expenses by establishing a bank account at Raley's Bank of America (No. 005010868318). We also had a spaghetti dinner with a live auction, bag raffle and door prizes. Everyone joined in to make the fundraiser a success so we were able to put a dent in her expenses. Your ongoing support will be greatly appreciated.

With our heart-felt appreciation we thank each and everyone of you for donating to the account, donating prizes for the auction and raffles, giving of your time and energy with the dinner and being there to support Helen through this process.

It is impossible to list everyone, but we need to thank the following organizations and people for all their help; Antelope Valley Lions Club, Antelope Valley Women's Club, Beta Sigma Phi, The River Ministries, The Baptist Church, all our local businesses, Antelope Elementary School, AES Parent-Teacher Organization, AES seventh-grade class, Eastern Sierra Unified School District, Mono County Office of Education, The Record-Courier, Sierra Scoop, all the residents of Antelope Valley who so generously supported us and especially to John Daniels, Jon Peters, Cindy Evans, Olga Gilbert, Tami Denhoff, Marlene Stewart, Dennis Fowler, Sandy Marshall, Nissa Chichester, Diane Garris and Chris Smith.

It really does make a difference when two or more gather for a good cause. You have all been Helen's angels. Words are not enough to express how grateful she is for your love and support; it means the world to her.

Thanks to all-friends of Helen Sturdy

n I would like to let all the readers of this column know that this will be my last installment. I have enjoyed the past ten months of writing for the weekly Antelope Valley News. Gathering news encouraged me to get out and renew acquaintances and to meet new residents. I appreciate those who provided information and their time to enable me to fill the column. Thanks again, Marylin Portman


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