CHIHUAHUA LOST IN 29 PALMS

CHIHUAHUA LOST IN 29 PALMS

Blonde, male

Lost near: Daisy & Siesta in 29 Palms

Call: 760-219-5504

PIT BULL LOST IN LANDERS

PIT BULL LOST IN LANDERS

Male, grey & white

Lost in: Landers on Reeche

Call: 760-418-5004

HUSKY LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

HUSKY LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

Male, white & grey

Lost near: Winters & Bowman in Joshua Tree

Call: Carl 760-702-2965

HUSKY LOST IN FLAMINGO HEIGHTS

HUSKY LOST IN FLAMINGO HEIGHTS

Male Husky Shepard multi colored with cream paws.

Lost near: Flamingo Heights near Eureka

Call: Taresa 760-401-1054

PIT BULL LOST IN WONDER VALLEY

PIT BULL LOST IN WONDER VALLEY

Female American Pit Bull Terrier

Black & Brindle

Lost near: Witt & Wilson in Wonder Valley

Call: Colby 760-368-8439

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT MORE 4-CORNER IMPROVEMENTS

A new Starbucks, Cold Stone Creamery, Surf City Squeeze, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and Kahala Coffee, and Twentynine Souvenirs and Gifts are all coming to the intersection of Adobe Road and Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms, which means a new traffic signal. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains…

With the expected arrival of a Starbucks coffee shop at the northwest corner of Highway 62 and Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms, the traffic signal currently at the intersection will need to be reconfigured. At tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council, council members will vote on awarding a contract to an engineering firm to develop plans for the traffic signal modification. Also on tonight’s agenda, the council will be asked to approve a resolution for the Tourism Business Improvement District of a 1.5 percent assessment on hotel rooms in the city. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Twentynine Palms City Hall on Adobe Road.

FREE HEALTH AND COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District, in partnership with the City of Twentynine Palms and Hi-Desert Medical Center, are hosting a free Health and Community Resource Fair, this Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms. Z107.7 will broadcast live as you are invited to enjoy fun and informative health activities, free health screenings, more than 40 community vendors providing resources and information, resources for veterans, a Kids’ Zone with fun and educational games, food and refreshments, drawings and giveaways, the opportunity to donate blood, and other family-friendly activities.

Visit www.hidesertclinics.org or call 760-820-9218 for more information.

MORONGO BASIN MAC MET LAST NIGHT, CALTRANS CONDUCTS A Q&A

Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council met last night. Caltrans was there to answer some questions. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details…

In the first part of the meeting, Cal Fire reported there is a high fire danger in the area, possibly until Wednesday. There are more than eight large fires statewide and some of our local resources were sent to the Canyon 2 fire, but local response should not be affected. Caltrans introduced a new representative to the meeting and started their portion with questions and comments; local residents had plenty of both. For example, could there be a right in and right out lane from Sunset Road onto Highway 62. Other answers to questions asked were, yes, the median on the yucca grade will be filled in with probably stamped concrete; and yes, the bike paths are here to stay for now. Council member Mark Lunquist added that there are bigger plans those bike paths, and that they will be on displayed at the health fair in Luckie park on this Saturday and at the next MAC meeting.

YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT 5-YEAR PLAN TONIGHT

At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, the commissioners will be asked to review and adopt the five-year capital improvement plan. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center.

MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Public relations and marketing, National Disabilities Awareness Month, textbooks, and sewer-related contracts are all on the agenda tonight for the Morongo Unified School District. Here’s Managing editor Tami Roleff with more…

The Morongo Unified School District board of directors will conduct a work-study session starting at 6 p.m. tonight, at which it will discuss public relations and marketing for the district. Following the work-study session is a closed session to discuss student expulsions and re-admissions, employee discipline, and conference with bargaining representatives. At 7 p.m., the board will recognize some disabled students for their accomplishments in honor of National Disabilities Awareness Month. The board will hold hearings on the agreement with the California School Employees Association and on textbooks, after which it will be asked to approve them. Other items on the agenda include authorizing contracts for sewer-related architectural and engineering services. The meeting will be held at Joshua Tree Elementary School on Sunburst Avenue in Joshua Tree.

LANDERS MAN ARRESTED IN STOLEN TRUCK

A Landers man was arrested Monday, after he was founding driving a stolen truck. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Bryan Dominguez stopped a white 1984 Dodge truck about 11 p.m. in the 1100 block of Old Woman Springs Road in Yucca Valley. The driver, Joshua Kaiser, 26, said he had owned the truck for three years, but a records check found that the truck had been reported stolen in Twentynine Palms in April 2016. Joshua Kaiser, who was on felony probation, was arrested for investigation of possession of a stolen vehicle, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, and is being held without bail.

24-HOUR SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE NOW AVAILABLE

The Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services provides a 24-hour crisis hot-line to help survivors of sexual assault. Counselors can accompany sexual assault survivors to medical exams, police and legal interviews, and court appearances. Speakers are available to talk to schools and community groups about sexual assault, and rape prevention. The hotline number is 800-656-4673, or call 760-369-3353.

DESERT THEATRE LEAGUE HONORS AREA THEATER ORGANIZATIONS

Morongo Basin theatrical organizations picked up some of the plum prizes Sunday night at the Desert Theater League’s 30th annual Desert Stars awards ceremony in Palm Desert. In addition to trophies for excelling in individual productions, five special awards were given out for theater excellence. Reporter Sara Snyder opens the envelopes to congratulate our local winners…

Theatre 29 took home two special awards. Theatre 29 president, director and actor Gary Daigneault got the Sydney Harmon Award, for advancement of theatrical excellence both on and off the stage.

Gary Daigneault received the Sydney Harmon Award

Director musical director, and costumer Kathryn Ferguson received the Bill Kuhlman Award for the “Unsung Hero” of theatrical production. Alden West, currently starring in “My Old Lady” at the Grove’s Theater, won the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Jeanette Knight, producer of the Joshua Tree Improv Festival at Hi-Desert Cultural Center got the Michael Grossman Award, in recognition of talent, dedication and devotion to the craft of theater production.

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley took home the Desert Star for Outstanding Production – Drama for “A Few Good Men.” Abe Daniels won for Outstanding Lead Actor – Drama, also for “A Few Good Men.”

St. Joseph’s Players – Outstanding Production – Drama

For “Outstanding Production – Musical,” The Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s production of “Godspell” shared the trophy with College of the Desert’s “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” The Cultural Center also saw Cooper Gillespie winning in the professional category for a staged reading of “Grounded.”

Analisa Pilecki took home the trophy for Outstanding Lead Actress – Musical for the Theatre 29 production of Disney’s Mary Poppins.”

Analisa Pilecki – Outstanding Lead Actress – Musical

NEW THEATER TROUPE PREMIERING IN PIONEERTOWN THIS WEEKEND

A newly formed community theater troupe, Thought Theatre, has planned a premiere performance in Pioneertown. With your invitation, here’s Rebecca Havely…

There’s a new troupe of performers gearing up for their premiere offering, a staged reading of “Kennedy’s Children,” by playwright Robert Patrick. Founder and artistic director Miri Hunter formed an arts and education organization, Project Sheba, in 2002 and has produced several music, theatre and spoken word events. Thought Theatre productions are meant to spark thought provoking dialogue between performers and the community. “Kennedy’s Children” explores the influence of his death on the lives of his children. Performances are October 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. and October 15 at 4 p.m. The performance takes place at Studio B, located at 53722 Pioneertown Road. Take a right turn just before Pappy and Harriet’s. Hunter says the group is also planning a holiday show offering and that more productions will be planned in the near future.

Tickets for “Kennedy’s Children” are $10 general admission and $15 reserved seating. To purchase tickets, see www.projectsheba.com/thoughttheatre

YUCCA VALLEY ELKS LODGE FALL FESTIVAL SATURDAY

The annual Yucca Valley Elks Lodge fall festival, awesome wheels auto show and craft fair will be held this Saturday, October 14. The craft show starts at 9 a.m. and the car show is at 10 a.m. with awards at 2 p.m. Enjoy hot dogs for lunch from 10 to 2 p.m., then chicken or ribs for dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Great family fun all taking place at the at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge on Yucca Trail.

BUNCO AT THE EAGLES SATURDAY

The Eagles Auxiliary of Twentynine Palms will host an afternoon of bunco Saturday, October 14, at the Eagles Aerie, 67330 Twentynine Palms Highway. The event will start at noon with a lunch of baked ham, sides, salads, breads, and dessert followed by six games of bunco. There will be prizes, raffle drawings, and other activities throughout the afternoon, all for a $10 donation. If you do not want to play bunco, you can come for lunch for a $5 donation. All proceeds will be donated to the Auxiliary’s charities.

YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER SING-A-LONG AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL TOMORROW

Tomorrow is the second Wednesday sing-along and ice cream social at the Yucca Valley Senior Center. Come join Cat Cohen at 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Club. There will be songs from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. All ages are welcome and this is a free event.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus of the Hi Desert Medical Center at 6601 White Feather Road, Joshua Tree. For more information, please contact Kristin Martin at 760-250-7295 or visit the Hi-Desert Medical Center website at www.hdmc.org.