Local Mormon church hosts blood drive

TEMECULA – Lifestream to host community blood drive at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 32374 Pauba Road in Temecula Saturday, Feb. 25, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Donors receive free cholesterol screening and Gift of Life Donor Loyalty points that may be redeemed in the online donor store at www.LStream.org. Donors […]

Family First recipients recognized at dinner, awards ceremony

Family First recipients recognized at dinner, awards ceremony

Brenda Tullis Special to Valley News Four exemplary members of the Temecula community were recently recognized by a local church, honored with an elegant dinner and presented with a prestigious award, later being congratulated with official acknowledgement by the mayor of Temecula and a California state senator. Debi Oddi, Rhonda Reinke and Bill and Marilyn […]

12th annual Crystal Apple winners honored

12th annual Crystal Apple winners honored

Brenda Tullis Special to the Valley News Nearly 400 people gathered at a local church Sunday, May 1, to recognize and applaud local teachers for their dedication and hard work and honored four recipients of a coveted student- bestowed award. At the 12th annual Crystal Apple Awards ceremony, 280 students from The Church of Jesus […]

Historical indexing effort making history now

Historical indexing effort making history now

Brenda Tullis Special to Valley News Thanks to the global voluntary indexing effort of thousands, a local African-American gentleman, having knowledge of only a few family names including his beloved grandmother’s, yet having a desire to find his roots, accessed a free website where he found multiple records of his ancestors, his search culminating in […]

Three achieve scouting’s highest honor

Three achieve scouting’s highest honor

LAKE ELSINORE – Three local scouts – Connor Decocq, Chad Holmes and Nathan Strong – were recognized at an Eagle Court of Honor Friday, March 25, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 18220 Dexter Avenue. For their Eagle projects, Decocq led a group to build three separate self-standing garden boxes for […]

Three Lake Elsinore teachers awarded ‘Crystal Apple’

Three Lake Elsinore teachers awarded ‘Crystal Apple’

Roy Southwick Writer LAKE ELSINORE – The Lake Elsinore California Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presented the Crystal Apple Award to Daniel Templeton of Elsinore High School, Christopher Fossmo of Lakeside High School, and Kevin Quint of Temescal Canyon High School at its Stake Center Jan. 17. Nine teachers in […]

Nativity Festival brings peace to community

Nativity Festival brings peace to community

A local church held a Christmas event with the hopeful intent of bringing the spirit of Christ into the community. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored its thirteenth annual Community Nativity Festival on Friday and Saturday night, Dec. 11 and 12 by transforming their Pauba Road meetinghouse into first century Bethlehem complete with actors in […]

Family First recipients honored

Family First recipients honored

TEMECULA—Several local citizens were recognized by a local church on Thursday night, Sept. 10, for living and promoting strong family values and for putting family first in their community. Laurence Boggeln, M.D., Temecula homemaker and mother of six Kelly Fitzpatrick and Temecula Valley High School Principal Allen Williams were each recognized for their contributions toward […]