NAVAThe Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a critical missing person with Alzheimer’s Disease. Oscar Nava is 75 years old, 6 feet tall, 160 #, gray hair, gray beard, and was wearing a blue baseball hat, blue jeans, brown work boots, gray shirt, and a green jacket. He was last seen walking westbound on Highway 62 from Kickapoo Trail toward Morongo Valley. His wallet was found Sunday morning at Samel Drive in Morongo Valley. Anyone with information on Mr Nava’s whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 760-366-4175.


Teenagers have an opportunity to perform a valuable public service while enjoying being outdoors in Joshua Tree National Park.  Ranger Pam Tripp tells how to become part of the Youth Conservation Corps…

This summer, Joshua Tree National Park will sponsor an eight-week, Youth Conservation Corps program. Youths between the ages of 15 and 18 are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, applicants may not reach their 19th birthday during the program. Selected applicants will start work on June 16, and continue in the program until August 7.  Corps members will earn the hourly California Minimum Wage.  Work hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., with every other Friday off.

The program provides young people of the community with excellent hands-on work experience.  Work will be labor intensive and performed throughout the park. Proposed projects include trail construction and maintenance, resource habitat improvement, and resource restoration.

Application forms are available from Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters in Twentynine Palms. The application form must be returned or postmarked, no later than April 11, 2014. Call Human Resources Assistant Patty Gerhardt at 760-367-5514 for additional information.


Artist of the month at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is Shirley James. A member of Chaparral Artists Guild, James focuses on miniature oil paintings and pyrography. Her artwork will be on display through May 1. Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail in Yucca Valley.


Tickets are now available for a special limited engagement at Theatre 29. Assignment reporter Sara Snyder has more on “The Fabulous Divas of Hollywood”…

The creative team behind the hit off-Broadway musical, “Fabulous Divas of Broadway,” is at again, bringing the “Fabulous Divas of Hollywood” to Theatre 29 for two performances. Writer and creator Alan Palmer stars in this audacious tribute to Hollywood films and the divas who starred in them. With fast-paced costume changes, Palmer’s impressions of Cher, Meryl Streep, Audrey Hepburn, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, and more, is a must for all lovers of film. “Fabulous Divas of Hollywood” takes the stage at Theatre 29 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are cash or check only. For reservations, call 760-361-4151.


The Morongo Basin Humane Society’s annual Woof Walk is set for April 12, 2014 from 9:30-2:00 at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown. The person who brings in the most pledge money at the walk will win $500. Participants with $250 in pledges are eligible to win a 1968 fully restored Honda CT 90 motorcycle. Pledge forms are available at pet store and local vet clinics or online at; participants need not enter the walk to win. Trophies will be awarded for various dog categories. There will be raffles and an auction. Dr. Lou Gerhardt will start the walk with a blessing of the animals at 10:00. This is the Morongo Basin Humane Society’s largest fundraiser and all proceeds go to their No-Kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree.


A local 5thgrader has a great opportunity to learn about international cooperation in Europe.  Managing Editor Tami Roleff says Pearl Burch is raising money for her trip…

Pearl Burch, a fifth-grader at Oasis Elementary School in Twentynine Palms, was selected to attend the People to People Student Ambassador Program as a student leader. During the two-week exchange program this summer, Pearl will travel to England and France, meet with government officials, interact with other students her own age, and participate in educational activities. Pearl’s trip is expensive, however; she needs to raise $7,000. Pearl has been holding an online Tupperware fundraiser, and has collected recyclables, knitting scarves, and helping at school and church for extra money. She plans to hold some car washes and bake sales, along with a bowl-a-thon. If you would like to help Pearl reach her goal with a donation, call 760-362-3964, or send a donation to the address in this story at

Reporting for Z107.7, this is managing editor Tami Roleff.

Pearl Burch

74086 Aztec Avenue

29 Palms, CA 92277


Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet Monday in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30, meeting begins promptly at 1 p.m. Guests are welcome. They will have a table with the boutique items that didn’t sell at their quilt show, all at half price. The speaker will be Grace Errea of


Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School tennis team will host the Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles at home. The Yucca Valley High School tennis team will host the Shadow Hills Knights at home. First serve for both matches is at 3:15.