In an effort that reaches out to all the communities of the Morongo basin, four Rotary Clubs are working together to help replenish our area’s food banks. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to help…….

The four Rotary Clubs of the Morongo Basin have banded together to have a huge food collection campaign—the Morongo Basin Meals Campaign—that will benefit our own local food banks and organizations. The event is being held on Valentine’s Day, February 14, and there will be drop off locations the day of the event at the three Stater Brothers stores in Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley and Rotarians will be there to assist donators. In addition, there will be drop off boxes open now at these locations: The Chambers in Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms, the Water District offices in the three cities, as well as Opus Bank and Triad Realtors in Twentynine Palms, Pacific Western Bank, Realty Professionals of the Morongo Basin, and Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel in Yucca Valley, and Copper Mountain College. Rotary is asking for everyone’s help in collecting thousands of pounds of food to distribute to local families in need. For more information call 760-228-3482.


Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church Saturday, February 8, at 7 p.m. Musicians of all types are invited to come and play country, bluegrass, and gospel music. The church is located at 5688 Sunrise Road. Call 760-361-0086 for a free ride to the church, or Bob Pilgrim at 760-367-9429 for more information.


Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will feature an Artist of the Month program, in which one member of the Chaparral Artists’ Guild will have work on display at the church. The artwork may be viewed in Room 1 during office hours, Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 11:30; Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 to 1; and Thursdays from 2 to 4.  The first artist to be featured, Nancy Miehle, will be available for a brief question and answer period immediately following services the 11:00 a.m. service Sunday, February 9.  The public is invited. The church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail.


Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will hold a children’s dance this Sunday, February 9, starting at12:30 p.m. The dance will feature dancing to the Wii! Brush up on dancing to the “Limbo” and “The Chicken,” as they will be included. The church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail, in Yucca Valley.


The Copper Mountain College Foundation is looking for applications to the prestigious Greenleaf Scholarship Program. Reporter Diana Jones tells you how to apply for this remarkable educational opportunity…

Local high school seniors are invited to apply for the Roy Greenleaf Jr. Scholarship sponsored by the Copper Mountain College Foundation. The scholarship will pay the winning applicant’s tuition, books, fees, and living expenses for his or her entire academic career, as long as the student attends Copper Mountain College for the first two years, and then any University of California or Cal State University school. The student is expected to enroll in Copper Mountain in 2014 and earn a degree in two years, after which time he or she may transfer to a UC or CSU school. The scholarship is open to all highly motivated and financially needy students who possess a strong determination to succeed, who demonstrate a desire to help others in their school, family and community, and who have an interest in serving the Morongo Basin upon completing their education. Application forms are available at all area high schools and at the Copper Mountain College Foundation office on campus. The deadline for application is February 12 by 3 p.m. The finalist will be notified in early March. For more information, contact the Foundation at 366-3791 extension 5012.  Reporting for Z107.7, this is Diana Jones.


The Animal Action League has added some clinics to its spaying/neutering, and microchip/vaccine schedule. Appointments are only required for spaying and neutering services. Clinics will be held from 10 to 2 on February 12, 13, 24, 25, and 26 in Joshua Tree, behind the dinosaurs on Highway 62; February 14 at Wild Mustang Feed in Morongo Valley; and February 28 at C and J Feed Barn in Landers. Not all dates include spaying or neutering clinics, so call to verify. To make an appointment, call 760-322-4560. Visit for updated schedules on clinics.


Twentynine Palms Little League will host evaluation tryouts this Sunday, February 9, at Luckie Park. Divisional and age information is on the website or you can call TPLL President Ronda Lockett-Morton for more information at 760-368-7107.


The Twentynine Palms Youth Club is offering parents the opportunity to have an kid-free Valentine’s night out. Parents can drop off their children, age 5 and older, at the Twentynine Palms Youth Club in Luckie. The children will be supervised from 6 p.m. to midnight on February 14, with dinner, a DJ, crafts, snacks, games, and a movie. The cost is only $25 for the first child, then $10 for each additional child. Call 760-367-5776, Monday through Friday, from 3 to 5:30 to reserve a space for your child.