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• The 12th Annual Johnson Valley Oktoberfest is almost here!

Early Bird discount tickets include the German-style Dinner Buffet and Dessert Bar for 10.00 per person until September 30th. Quantities are limited! (Early Birds help us guesstimate how much food we will need to cook.)

Pick up your tickets when you come to Saturday Breakfast, or reserve them online by secure credit card at www.johnsonvalley.com.

Admission will be 12.00 per person after September 30th and at the door on Oktoberfest day, Saturday, October 15th.

In case you missed last week’s announcement of the new set-up for Oktoberfest:
The Beer Garden opens as always at 3:00 p.m., dispensing your choice of five craft beers and a hard cider on tap – BUT now you’ll find it under the shade pergola in front of the Community Center.

The familiar back patio will still be open for settling down to enjoy your brews or  dinner outside. Or, choose a table inside the hall or out front.

Another popular option: find a table or seats in the Paul Van Hook Desert Dreams Garden next door to the parking area. (Some guests like to bring their own seating).

Come in through the door nearest the mailboxes on the east side of the Center. Pick up your wristbands and drink tickets at the cashier station there. Then go through the hall to the lobby door, and outside to the Beer Garden bar under the pergola.

Choices from the Brew Menu:

Craft beers and hard cider, 12 oz, 4.00,
(Get a full 16-oz pour in your Oktoberfest pub glass for the same price)
Can’t make up your mind what to order? Try the Sampler of three brews, 5.00.
Canned domestic beer available, 4.00.
Soft drinks and bottled water, each 1.00.
(Please, no outside beer or alcohol.)

To go with your brew, get yummy homemade pretzel bites fresh from the oven FREE, while quantities last.

Find the souvenir Oktoberfest pub glasses (5.00 each) and T-Shirts (20.00 each) on the Boutique Table in the hall.

Between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m., our Dinner Buffet offers classic German dishes: grilled brats, sauerkraut, roasted Brussels Sprouts, and German potatoes. Then take your choice from the Dessert Bar!

You can also win some great raffle prizes: items and gift cards contributed by merchant sponsors in Yucca Valley and Lucerne Valley, and gifts and handmade crafts contributed by JVIA members!


• The latest issue of the Johnson Valley Journal is on sale in the lobby for 1.00 each. See Oktoberfest details and more!  Pick up your copy during Saturday Breakfast, 7:30 -10:30 a.m.

• The Johnson Valley Journal has a mix of content. News stories, wildlife photos and stories, messages of interest to offroaders, and stories from the early homesteader days.

If you have a story or old family pictures to share, please e-mail them to me at ranchotaj@gmail.com.

If you take photos at Oktoberfest, send ASAP to make the deadline for this issue if possible.
Thanks in advance!


• The Johnson Valley Improvement Association Early Membership Campaign 2023 has begun! Pick up your membership application in the lobby.


Everyone is welcome to every event at the Community Center, JVIA membership is not required. But this is your opportunity to stay in the know with a subscription to the Johnson Valley Journal and/or the JV NEWS e-mail.

Dues are still only 15.00 per person; you are eligible to vote on Association projects and hold office if you get your dues in by January 31, 2023, and live or own property within Johnson Valley borders.


Early sign-ups are a big help; the paperwork won’t all be coming in during the holidays.

• Are we going to see you on the lakebed again, February 7-11, 2023?

King of the Hammers in the Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area is known as the toughest, one-day, off-road race in the world. As KOH has evolved, it grew to be a series of the toughest, one-day, off-road races in the world. Add to that again in 2023, as we bring back King of the Motos on its own weekend, January 28-29 (details soon).

In all we do, we want our fans to know you’re appreciated.  Become a KOH Insider and have the opportunity to buy Early Bird tickets and be entered in weekly Partner Raffles, and receive a commemorative dash plaque when you purchase your KOH tickets as an Insider now!

Stay in the know about what’s happening at KOH 2023 on and off the track – sign up right away at www.ultra4.com.

• The Apple Valley Police Department offers FREE Teen Driver Safety Class for ages 15-19, on Thursday, October 13, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Held at the Town of Apple Valley Conference Center, at 14975 Dale Evans Parkway, about a 45-minute drive from JV, worth the trip.

Parents, you must accompany your teen. RSVP with your name, phone number, child’s name, and age to JAlban@sbcsd.org.

This JV NEWS e-mails every week or two and brings the news in a more timely manner than the Johnson Valley Journal published every two months.

The news items expand and add to items published in the neighborhood column in the Hi-Desert Star. Other notices of particular interest to Johnson Valley residents and property owners also circulate to this list.

If you do not wish to receive this information, just reply and tell me to remove your name.

The mailing address is:

50567A Quailbush Rd.
Johnson Valley CA 92285

Directions to the Community Center:

From Hwy 247, between mile markers 21 and 22, turn onto Larrea Road and go 1-3/4 miles to Quailbush Rd.
The Community Center is on your left at the corner.

The Paul Van Hook Desert Dreams Garden is next to the parking lot, open to all.

No charge; just keep the dog on the leash and kids out of the train layouts – THANKS!

🎶“We’ll substantiate the rumor
that the English sense of humor
is dryer than the Texas sand.”
More laugh lines from Houston, in my high school alumni newsletter:
British Humor 😏💂

These are classified ads, which were actually placed in U.K. Newspapers:
8 years old,
Hateful little bastard.
1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbor’s dog.

Mother is a Kennel Club registered German Shepherd.
Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound.
Also 1 gay bull for sale.
Must sell washer and dryer £100.

Worn once by mistake.
Call Stephanie.

**** And the WINNER is… ****

Complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica, 45 volumes.
Excellent condition, £200 or best offer.
No longer needed, got married, wife knows everything.


Hah, you thought I was making up all the jokes.
Keep smilin’

Betty Munson
c/o Ship-It-Shop
51720 Hacienda Rd.
Johnson Valley CA 92285

By Betty Munson

Betty Munson c/o Ship-It-Shop 51720 Hacienda Rd. Johnson Valley CA 92285

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