4-YEAR-OLD FALLS OUT OF A SECOND STORY WINDOW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 4-year-old boy fell out of a second story window in Twentynine Palms Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the toddler, who lives in military housing in the 5900 block of Desert Knoll Avenue, opened a window in his bedroom about 9:30 p.m., leaned out and fell. The boy landed on his stomach and was not bleeding when paramedics arrived. He was taken to Hi-Desert Medical Center as a precaution. The family told deputies they are on a waiting list for a one-story home.

OLD SCHOOLHOUSE LECTURE LOOKS AT VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA, TOMORROW

The fascinating story of Virginia City, Nevada will be the subject of tomorrow’s Old Schoolhouse Museum Lecture. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how and where to enjoy the lecture…

Virginia City, Nevada—the site of the Comstock Lode, and where author Mark Twain, the outlaw Sam Brown, and a host of other colorful characters lived and died—is the topic of the second Friday Old Schoolhouse lecture series Friday, February 10. Author, historian, and filmmaker Nicolas Clapp will regale the audience with stories of this old mining town at the turn of the 19th century. The lecture starts at 7 p.m. at the Old Schoolhouse Museum on National Park Drive in Twentynine Palms. Admission is $5.

CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS SETS SURPLUS GOODS AUCTION

The City of Twentynine Palms will hold a sealed-bid auction of surplus goods February 23 and 24. The items will be on display—and sealed bids can be placed—both days from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the city’s Public Works yard, 6994 Bullion Ave. All bids will be opened at 1 p.m. Friday, February 24. Payment must be made by 4 p.m. Monday, February 27, and all items must be removed within seven days. For a complete list of items to be sold, see 29palms.org. For more information, call Larry Bowden at 760-367-6799, extension 1014.

TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE MEETS SUNDAY

If you enjoy eating good food and meeting new people—and who doesn’t—reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report for anyone who enjoys these things and who wants to become more involved in their community…

Transition Joshua Tree holds its quarterly membership meeting and potluck this Sunday, February 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Yucca Mesa Community Center on Balsa Avenue in the Mesa area. The potluck starts at 5 p.m. followed by team reports at 6 p.m. Then at 7 p.m. there will be a special presentation from the Transition Joshua Tree Heart & Soul Team. Newcomers are welcome. Bring a potluck dish to share, and your own plate and utensils as this is a no-waste event.

GET CPR CERTIFIED THIS SATURDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Get certified in CPR in one day. During this 2½ hour workshop, participants will learn adult, child and infant CPR, the Heimlich maneuver, and a defibrillator demonstration from a certified American CPR training instructor. All class materials are provided and participants will earn an American CPR training certification card good for two years. Ages 12 and up are welcome. The class will be held Saturday, February 11, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Yucca Valley Community Center. The cost is $25 per person. Register online at yucca-valley.org.

ANY MORONGO BASIN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CAN ENTER ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST

The Rotary Club Speech contest is open to all Morongo basin area high school students. The contest offers cash prizes, a chance to move up, bragging rights, and serious resume cred. Reporter Kirby Davis has details…

Students from all local high schools are invited to participate in the 2017 Four-Way Test Speech Contest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley. Students must be high school students or home study students at high school level and live within Rotary District 5330. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place, and the winner will advance to the mid-level competition for a chance to win additional prizes. The speech contest is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at Joshua Springs Christian School. Students must register by March 9. For more information, or to register, call Ignazio Ficara at 760-365-7000.

NEW THEATRE 29 WEBSITE ROLLED OUT

Theatre 29 unveiled their new website last night. Theatre 29 Webmaster Charles Harvey invites supporters and patrons to check it out. Harvey said the new website is more streamlined, interactive and fully mobile friendly. Everything you have depended on is listed, plus new features are on the agenda. A new audition page as well as a page for volunteers. Archives are on the way. Check it out now. A reminder, if you are a regular visitor to www.theatre29.org, you will have to refresh your browser initially to access it.

FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD GIVEAWAY IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to noon, Friday, February 10, at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street, in Joshua Tree.

HERBALIST OFFERS CLASSES AT RAINBOW STEW SATURDAY

Herbalist Charla Shamhart will present a 2 -hour class on using 23 common kitchen herbs as natural remedies this Saturday, February 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley. Shamhart collects herbs in California and Arizona throughout the year, is a long-time member of the American Botanical Council and recently was admitted to the American Apitherapy Society using the medicine of honeybees for improving health. This is part of an ongoing series of classes on herbs and nutrition being offered at Rainbow Stew. There is no set fee for this class, but a donation is appropriate. Rainbow Stew is located at 55509 Twentynine Palms Hwy across from Dollar General in Yucca Valley.

HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM PUTS OUT CALL FOR ARTISTS

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum has put out a call for artists. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the specifics…

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s annual exhibit is entitled, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. They invite the community to contribute original works of art inspired by and made from recycled or reused materials. They welcome paintings, sculptures, photographs, mixed media and up-cycled creations. They’re especially encouraging entries from school projects and children. Art submissions will be taken from March 9 through March 11. For more information including participation guidelines and to purchase tickets call the Hi-Desert Nature Museum at 760-369-7212 or visit hidesertnaturemuseum.org.

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER BENEFIT BREAKFAST SATURDAY

The girls’ soccer teams of Twentynine Palms High School will host a pancake breakfast this Saturday morning, February 11, at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center at 6539 Adobe Road, from 7 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $5 for a single breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, and your choice of coffee or juice, or $15 for a family of four. Players are selling tickets now, and tickets will also be available at the door. A portion of the proceeds will be donated in remembrance of Arielle Healy. Come to have a great meal and support girls’ soccer.

YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH OFFERS LOVE SONG CONCERT SATURDAY

A Yucca Valley church is offering a concert celebrating love, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Reporter Edica Gonzalez invites you to “Lovestruck 2”…
The Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is hosting a sequel to last year’s very popular Valentine’s Day concert, “Lovestruck 2.” Clyde Grabski will perform love songs through the ages, and will accompanied by for some songs by members of the church choir. Light refreshments will be served following the concert. Admission is $8 at the door. The concert is 2 p.m. Saturday, February 11 at the church, 56750 Mountain View Trail in Yucca Valley.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS FOR TODAY

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ and girls’ soccer and basketball teams will play Desert Hot Springs. The boys will travel away to Desert Hot Springs; the girls will play at home. Both soccer games start at 5; basketball starts at 6.

The Twentynine Palms boys’ and girls’ soccer teams will play Rancho Mirage High School today. The girls will travel away to Rancho Mirage; the boys will play at home. Both games start at 5 p.m.

Also, today, the Joshua Springs Christian School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will play Palm Valley School in Rancho Mirage. The girls start at 5, the boys start at 6.