PIT PICKED UP AT 7-11 IN 29 PALMS

PIT PICKED UP AT 7-11 IN 29 PALMS

Female, Pit Bull 6 months old.

Reddish brown with white chest and paws, green eyes.

Hops around like a bunny, full of energy.

Last scene: at 7-11 in 29 Palms.

Seen being picked up by guys in a red car.

Please call the owner: Jamie 760-367-7598

ORANGE TABBY “PUMPKIN” LOST

ORANGE TABBY “PUMPKIN” LOST

Male, orange long haired Tabby with green eyes, fixed.

Name: Pumpkin

Lost near: Sage & Little League

Call: James 760-792-6746

ORANGE TABBY LOST IN 29 PALMS

ORANGE TABBY LOST IN 29 PALMS

Male orange and white tabby lost in 29 Palms.

Lost near: Florida Court, 29 Palms

Call: Mary 847-226-1570

PUG LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

PUG LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

Female, tan with black face.

Lost near: Sunny Vista Rd and Sunburst in Joshua Tree.

Call:Robin 760-974-6169

FOUND CHIHUAHUA IN JOSHUA TREE

FOUND CHIHUAHUA IN JOSHUA TREE

Brown with no collar.

Found near: Rice, Walpi and Broadway

Call: Rebecca 760-974-9042

FOUND HOUND IN JOSHUA TREE

FOUND HOUND IN JOSHUA TREE

Female, looks old, very sweet.  Brown, black and white.

Found near: Avenida La Manana & Calle Los Amigos in Johua Tree.

Call: Jenny 760-413-6104

RAT TERRIER LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

RAT TERRIER LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

Black & White with brown on eyes and chin.

Lost near: Alta Mura between Park & Sunset in Joshua Tree.

Call: Dezi 442-269-0847

HUSKY FOUND IN LANDERS

HUSKY FOUND IN LANDERS

Black & White with brown eyes.

Found near: Linn & Belfield Blvd. in Landers

Call: Kristine 760-774-5651 or 760-364-3126

HUNDREDS HONOR MARA CANTELO AT A FRIDAY SERVICE IN YUCCA VALLEY

It was standing room only at the Yucca Valley Community Center Friday, as hundreds of residents came together to celebrate the life of Mara Cantelo, the founder of Tender Loving Christmas. Friends and colleagues shared memories of how they met Cantelo; her years with the American Red Cross; how she was the champion of the under-served and the homeless; her efforts to decorate Highway 62 with 42 miles of yellow ribbons to welcome home the Marines after the Iraq war; and her impact on the community through Tender Loving Christmas. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at the memorial, and says Christmas just won’t be the same without Mara Cantelo…

Speaker after speaker all spoke of the big heart of Mara Cantelo, who for 33 years, organized Tender Loving Christmas in Yucca Valley, where thousands of people were able to eat a free Christmas buffet and wouldn’t have to be alone on Christmas.

Rick Hayes reminded the crowd why they were there.

“I will not mourn her passing but celebrate her existence.”

Gary Daigneault said she never thought about herself, but always others.

“I can’t think of anybody that I’ve ever known in my life who more embodies service above self than Mara Cantelo. She always put her personal needs behind what she can do for other people. Every year she pulled off our own little Christmas miracle.”

Gigi Connell said Cantelo will be missed.

“Christmas Day, it just won’t be the same without seeing her colorful hair, but despite the chaos, she always had a smile on her face.”

And Cindy Melland said with the help of hundreds of volunteers, Cantelo always managed to pull it off, when others doubted it could be done.

“Together we can do things. But Mara, she showed us in epic proportions how that works. She never ever lost faith.”

Cantelo’s sister Lisa Beatty asked that Tender Loving Christmas continue.

“Please carry on her legacy.”

It’s unclear who will try to fill Cantelo’s shoes in organizing Tender Loving Christmas this year.

THREE YUCCA VALLEY STUDENTS ARRESTED FOR STEALING FROM LOCKER ROOM

Three students were arrested Wednesday, accused of stealing from their fellow students. According to a Sheriff’s report, the three unidentified students entered the girls’ locker room at Yucca Valley High School between 10:14 and 11:04 Wednesday and broke into 10 lockers. They are accused of stealing several cell phones, clothing, earphones, and more than $1200 in cash. The students were identified via campus video surveillance. Deputy Armando Cantu contacted the students, and recovered the stolen property. The students were arrested for investigation of burglary and booked into the county’s juvenile detention center in San Bernardino.

3 VEHICLE CRASH SEND 3 TO THE HOSPITAL FRIDAY NIGHT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

We have limited information on a three-vehicle crash that sent three people to the hospital Friday night in Twentynine Palms. Just after 7 p.m., rescue personnel responded to the crash on Adobe Road north of Amboy Road. One person received serious injuries and was taken to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs. Two other people had minor injuries and were taken to Hi-Desert Medical Center. The Sheriff’s Department is investigating.

STOLEN VEHICLE SET FIRE IN THE SUNFAIR AREA

Authorities are investigating a stolen vehicle that was set on fire in the Sunfair Heights area of north Joshua Tree Saturday morning. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, firefighters were sent to a remote area near Sonora Road and Copper Moon Lane about 8:40 a.m. for what was initially described as a structure fire. The Sheriff’s Department sent its helicopter, 40King, to help firefighters locate the fire, which was determined to be a vehicle fire. Investigation determined the vehicle had been reported stolen before being set ablaze. Firefighters were on scene for two hours. Anyone with information should call the Sheriff’s Department at 760-366-4175.

SEXUAL ASSAULT VOLUNTEER TRAINING STARTS TOMORROW

Volunteers are being sought for Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services starts tomorrow. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the free training details…
A few minutes of your time can help someone take back years of their life. Every two minutes, another woman, man or child is sexually assaulted and the effects can be devastating. Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services offers free state certified volunteer training. To sign up for the next training session beginning October 3 call 760-369-3353.

JOSHUA TREE RECREATION SEEKING VENDORS FOR HALLOWEEN EVENT

Joshua Tree Recreation is planning for their big annual Halloween event. They are looking for non-profit vendors to hold a trick-or-treat booth or a game booth at the Halloween event set for October 28 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Community Center. For more information, contact Malerie Wash at 760-366-8415.

REACH OUT SEEKING VENDORS FOR NOVEMBER CRAFT SALE

Reach Out Morongo Basin is seeking vendors for its 11th annual craft fair and bake sale, set for November 4 and 5, at the 29 Palms Senior Center. Tables are $20 for one day or $30 for both days, with indoor and outdoor spaces available. To reserve a table for this popular event, call Reach Out Morongo Basin at 760-361-1410.

ORCHID CLASSES PART OF THIS WEEKENDS ORCHID FESTIVAL IN LANDERS

The Morongo Basin Orchid Festival draws a lot of attention to the world-class orchid show. But fans shouldn’t overlook the world of orchid classes, some of which are free. Reporter Mike Lipsitz pulls out his planter and pencil…

The Morongo Basin Orchid Festival October 7 and 8 isn’t just for orchid aficionados; classes can make the world of orchids blossom for anyone.
Youngsters can learn about orchid cultivation while making a mini-greenhouse from a plastic gallon container. Each child will receive a 3” orchid to bring home; the class is free. For those age 16 and up there are several classes. Work with dendrobium and oncidium orchids in the transplanting class then take one home. There is a $15 fee for the class, Cultivation and Care of Phalaenopsis Orchids, features the world’s most popular orchid. Participants will transplant and take home a beautiful bloom. The cost is $15. An orchid arrangement class teaches how to create and build an orchid planter; participants will take one home. The $25 fee includes two orchids, container, and growing and care instructions.

Classes fill quickly. Call 760-364-2282 to reserve your space. The Morongo Basin Orchid Festival is at Gubler Orchids at 2200 Belfield Blvd. off Reche Road in Landers. Just follow the signs.

“MY OLD LADY” OPENS THIS SATURDAY AT GROVE’S THEATER IN MORONGO VALLEY

Get your tickets now for a new drama at the award-winning Groves Cabin Theater in Morongo Valley. “My Old Lady” is a three-character drama about a middle-aged American who inherits an apartment in Paris. His plans to sell it to solve his financial difficulties are thwarted by the fact than an old woman lives in the apartment, and French law prohibits the sale of the apartment until she dies. The American, played by Abe Daniels, moves in and develops a friendship with the woman, played by Alden West. Wendy Cohen plays the woman’s daughter. Opening night is Saturday, October 7, and the play runs Saturdays and Sundays through October 29. Performances of “My Old Lady” are 7 p.m. Saturdays and 2:30 Sundays, except for October 8 when the performance is at 2:00. For reservations, call 760-365-4523.

LEARN ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

If you are wondering what essential oils are all about, Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will hold free informational introduction classes. You’ll be able to experience the oils and see for yourself how many uses they have. Classes are set for 1 p.m. October 3, 10, 17, and 31; and 4 p.m. October 25. Rainbow Stew is located on the south side of the highway in Old Town Yucca Valley.

A WIN FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycat varsity tennis team hosted big bear Friday. Coach Bill Shay said the Ladycats came away with the win, 11-7. With the win, the Ladycats improve to 3 and 1 in conference play for the season.