MORONGO VALLEY MAN SUSPECTED OF DRUG SALES

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Thursday, accused of being a drug dealer. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle about 1:20 a.m. at Highway 62 and Elks Trail in Twentynine Palms for a broken tail light. The deputy determined that a passenger in the vehicle, Stewart Northrup, 54, had a warrant out for his arrest for various drug charges. A search of the vehicle found a plastic bag containing suspected methamphetamine and a large amount of cash. Northrup allegedly told the deputy he had purchased the drugs and intended to sell them. Stewart Northrup was arrested for investigation of possession for sales and booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with bail set at $100,000.

APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED FOR GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP

Applications for the Roy Greenleaf scholarship are now available for local high school students. This scholarship at Copper Mountain College pays the winning student’s tuition fees, books, and living expenses. Reporter Tanisha Cureton has more details…
Applications for the Greenleaf scholarship at Copper Mountain College are now available for high school seniors who have a financial need, have a desire to help others, and plan to return to the Morongo Basin after graduation. Students must attend their first two years of college at CMC and then complete their Bachelor’s degree at any 4-year California or Cal State University school. Applications are available at all Morongo Basin high school counseling offices, or online via a link in this story at z1077fm.com. The deadline to submit applications is 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 21. For more information, call 760-366-3791, ext. 4200.

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COMEDY NIGHT AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER

Get ready to laugh the night away at the Yucca Valley Senior Center Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details…The Yucca Valley Senior Club will host a comedy night Saturday. The emcee and opening act is Alicia Kelso, and the headliner is Jordan Conley, who won the year-long Uncle Clyde’s comedy contest at Flapper’s Comedy Club in Burbank. The event is free for seniors 55 and older; the admission for all others is $5. The event starts at 7 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Senior Center, behind the library and town hall next to the soccer fields. For more information, call 760-601-5978.

“THE ODD COUPLE” OPENING NIGHT GALA AT THEATRE 29

The Soroptimist International of Twentynine Palms will host the opening night gala of “The Odd Couple” at Theatre 29. Here with your invitation is Rebecca Havely…
The opening night gala for “The Odd Couple” will benefit Soroptimist International of Twentynine Palms. Tickets for opening night ONLY are $25. each. The show opens Friday, January 19 at Theatre 29 with doors opening at 6 p.m. to heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments; plus a silent auction that includes art pieces, gift baskets and more. Get your tickets for the 50/50 drawing before the curtain rises at 7 p.m. with deserts served at intermission. The Neil Simon comedy is about two friends who decide to become roommates after both are divorced. The fastidious Felix moves in with the messy Oscar to find they are definitely an odd couple. Tickets for opening night ONLY are $25. each and may be purchased at The Desert Trail office, the Z107.7 studios or from any Soroptimist 29 member. For more information call Jo at 760-221-8830 or email sitwentyninepalms@soroptimist.net. “The Odd Couple” runs weekends through February 4. For tickets to all other performances, at the regular ticket price, visit theatre29.org.

LOW-COST VACCINE CLINICS IN JANUARY

The Animal Action League will offer low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in January for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you with your lost pet. Clinics will be held in Joshua Tree, west of the dinosaurs on Highway 62, on January 9, 10, 11, 26, 30, and 31, and in Wardman Park in Desert Hot Springs on January 23. All clinics are held from 10 to 2 and are cash only. Visit animalactionleague.us for more information. To make an appointment for spaying or neutering, call 760-366-1100.

SKY’S THE LIMIT OBSERVATORY AND NATURE CENTER HOSTS SIDEWALK ASTRNOMY STARGAZING EVENT

The “Sky’s the Limit” Observatory and Nature Center will host a sidewalk astronomy stargazing event tonight. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with telescope in hand…
At night, the desert sky is lit by nearly innumerable celestial bodies. On Saturday, January 6, the “Sky’s the Limit” Observatory and Nature Center will host a star gazing event to celebrate these galaxies, star clusters, nebulas, constellations, and much more. This free public event begins at 5:45 p.m. and ends around 9 p.m. Guests may use the multiple telescopes provided, or you can bring your own. It is recommended that guests bring a chair and snacks, and to dress appropriately for our ever-changing desert weather. The Observatory is located at 9697 Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms. For more information, contact Steve Caron at 760-401-3004.

CHICKEN-FRIED STEAK BREAKFAST AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up Kenny’s chicken-fried steak breakfast Sunday from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The VFW Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF LIFE AT LIFETREE CAFÉ’

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. This week’s discussion will be about how to make the most out of life. Reporter Tanisha Cureton gives the details…
Making the most out of life will be explored at Lifetree Café Sunday. The free program, entitled “Make the Most of Your Life: A Perspective That Will Change Your Life…Forever,” features a filmed interview with Tony Melendez, a professional guitarist who was born without arms. Lifetree Café will be held Sunday, January 7, at 4 p.m. behind Little Church of the Desert at Veterans Way and Ocotillo Avenue in Twentynine Palms. For more information, call Brad White-Findeisen at 760-217-2597.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ basketball team will play the Lawndale High School Cardinals in the Southern California Run ‘n’ Gun Against Cancer tournament at Carlsbad High School. The Twentynine Palms High School girls’ basketball team will play Rancho Bueno Vista High School in the SoCal Run ‘n’ Gun Against Cancer tournament. Tip-off times are still to be announced.