The Cub Scout Pack 351 would like to thank all the sponsors and volunteers who helped to make our Blue and Gold Celebration a very happy and successful occasion.
Sunrise Church, Cinnamon’s Bakery, Candlelight Pavilion, Mountaineer Progress Michael Ryan, Double Tree Hotel, Casa De Salsa, Trader Joe’s, Navitat, Hair in the Woods, Fire Mountain Ceramics, Jensen’s Market, Grizzly Café, Joe Mudd’s Pie and Coffee, Laser Island, Victor Bowl, Galaxy Gym, Studio K. Dance Studio, Pizza Factory, Applewood Court, Maui Wowi, Hangar 18, Wrightwood Auto Service, Outhouse, Mexico Lindo, Miss Tanya’s Dance Studio, USA Tae Kwondo, Thomas Boyles, Sam Ash, Mountain High, Mile High Pizza, Tigar Den, Wolf Den, Bear Den, Webelos Den, Natalie and Brent Smith and Family, Dan Schwab and Family, Leland Schwab and Family, Diane Bean, John Exline, Dan and Laura Hoglin and Family, Sharon Spray and Family, Dan Campbell, Tom Scalisi, Clarice Albert, Scott Dickinson, Stacey Chen and Family, Wayne Johnson, Tom Franks, Dawin Spivey.
Mountain Top Burns
A window opened into the past seeing Vicky Rinek’s report on the MountainTop Fire. The Historic Old restaurant jogged my memories of past times.
Many years ago when I attended Victorville Senior High School John Lovett was our bus driver. “Lovvie” rolled his own smokes from a sack of tobacco and package of brown papers. With the bus roaring and rattling home on dirt-wash-board Phelan Road I’d watch fascinated as he took a paper, the sack of tobacco, opened with his teeth, tapped a bit onto the paper, rolled it with one hand into a cylinder, then struck a match with his thumb nail as he steered the bus with his knees.
Turning onto Highway 138 on the home stretch, 6 or 7 of us still on the bus, we’d beg: “Could we stop at Mountain Top?” Lovvie’d stop in front of the restaurant, we’d troop in, to be greeted by “Mom” Doris Lovett. A pleasent hour was spent enjoying hamburgers, or her wonderful pies, and dancing to the juke box.
Soon Lovvie’d say: “let’s go”, we would pile into the bus and he would deliver us to Wrightwood.
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.
NOTE: John and Doris Lovett were the first generation homesteaders. John and Jody Lovett were the second generation (he never created a pizza in his life!) and never ran the restaurant. Rick (John’s son, Lovvie’s grandson) and Lori still live nearby.
WW Bomb Threat
Further to your article last week about the bomb threat in Wrightwood, it should be noted that the WW CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) was activated, and established a command post at Walnut and Ross Streets to help evacuate residents, if needed.
The community should be aware that CERT volunteers are available as first responders in emergency situations of all kinds to back-up our professional fire and security forces, when necessary. We encourage more citizens to consider becoming active in the CERT program when the next series of free classes are held in March. Watch for further information.
WW Stop Sign
The stop sign in Wrightwood that was installed last year is becoming more than a nuisance it is becoming a major problem when Mt. High and the snow players are in town. Mt High and Mike Troeger, Mountain Hardware, had to pay for California Highway Patrol after Christmas to assist with traffic flow. The back-up was clear to the Mt. High parking lot said Paul Bauer at the MAC meeting this week. We need a signal light that is activated only when a vehicle/pedestrian is on the cross street.