Antelope Valley Fire Department hosts sweetheart fundraiser |

Antelope Valley Fire Department hosts sweetheart fundraiser

Lynne Katusich

The Antelope Valley Fire Department will hold its first fundraising Sweetheart Dinner and Dance on Saturday, Feb. 12 at their new fire station, 1166 Larson Lane.

Dinner will be served beginning at 5 p.m., with music from 6 to 10 p.m. provided by Buffalo Country. There will also be a full no-host bar and door prizes. The cost will be a $20 donation per person for dinner and the dance.

County building meeting

Last Thursday, Mono County held an evening meeting with members of the community to get their input about current county facilities and what residents would like to have happen with the buildings and services. They had also mailed out a questionnaire to all residents seeking opinions on a variety of items.

I hope you returned the questionnaire as requested, especially if you couldn’t get to the meeting.

There will be another meeting a month or so from now. Please try to come to it to help our valley.

Fishing season begins

Since fishing season began at Topaz Lake, I have seen a lot of boats on the highway headed there to try their luck. Mike and his friend, Bob, decided to try it out last week and managed to catch several fish. With the turn in the weather to much warmer, it might just be time for you to take advantage of the chance to get out and catch a limit.

Much sadness in the valley

The last two weeks have been devastating for many of us who live in the Antelope Valley, with the loss of two of our friends.

Well-known residents Clint and Effie Hershey lost their daughter, Janice, who was living in Louisiana. This was also a big loss for her children, Amanda, Amber, and Nathan. There will be a memorial service held for her this Saturday, 11 a.m. at the Community Center.

Sadly, only days later, longtime Lions Club member and good friend John Elliott lost his battle with a devastating illness. We still haven’t heard any word on a memorial, but I am very sure there will be one, possibly in a month or two.

Please keep the families of those we have lost in your thoughts and prayers, as they are very special people.

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