GOLDEN DOG FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE

GOLDEN DOG FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE

Male, light golden tan has 1 brown eye and 1 light blue eye, wearing collar.

Found near: Tonto and Sunfair in Joshua Tree.

Call: Stephenie 760-953-8789

DOG LOST IN PIPES CANYON

DOG LOST IN PIPES CANYON

Female, dark brown and white.

Lost near: Pipes Canyon.

Call: Dee 760-365-6984

PIT BULL LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

PIT BULL LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

Male, grayish brown.

Lost near: Aberdeen & Border in Joshua Tree on the Copper Mountain Mesa.

Call: 323-363-1330

SNOW BENGAL CAT LOST IN 29 PALMS

SNOW BENGAL CAT LOST IN 29 PALMS

Female, Snow Bengal 6.5 yrs. Lt. Tan, spots and stripes, green eyes, jungle looking.
REWARD OFFERED!!!

Lost near: Joshua Dr. & Mojave Ave. in Twentynine Palms

Call: Lisa 760-367-9870

WHITE MALTESE LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

WHITE MALTESE LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

Male, White with tear stains under eyes, microchipped.

Lost near: Rockwood and Aberdeen and Joshua Tree.

Call: Kellye 760-694-2679

 

MADISON

Six junior girls from Yucca Valley High School competed in the 51st annual Miss Yucca Valley Pageant Saturday night at Joshua Springs Christian School’s Thunderdome. The pageant, produced by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club as a scholarship-based pageant for the past 21 years, saw a good crowd and a fun pageant emceed by Cindy and Gary Daigneault of Z107.7 Radio. At the end of the pageant, which saw contestants reading an essay based on a prominent local woman and a walk in a formal gown, Madison “Maddy” Tuttle was crowned and presented the historical cape as Miss Yucca Valley 2018. First Princess is Carly Price, Second Princess is Angelina Quirante, and Third Princess is Randee Zeller. Zeller took the Sheldon and Tara Hough Rotary Essay Award; Quirante was named Miss Congeniality, and Kylie Taylor is Miss Photogenic.

CAREER WORKSHOPS OFFERED AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Copper Mountain College is creating meaningful careers by providing career workshops that could help make your job search easier. Reporter Tanisha Cureton gives the details…
Copper Mountain College encourages job seekers to attend three workshops that will help bring substance to your resume, show personality in your cover letter, and help ace your next interview. The workshop titled Resume Up & Apply It will be held Tuesday, February 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cover letter workshop will be held on Tuesday, February 13, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mock interviews will be held Thursday, February 22, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. All workshops are in the computer lab, room 219. All three workshops are recommended but not required. Reserve your spot by calling 760-366-3791. For more information, contact Jeff Drozd at jdrozd@cmccd.edu, 760-447-4015 or 760-366-3791, or Melissa Hernandez, mhernandez@cmccd.edu 760-366-3791.

WHAT’S GOING ON TODAY AND TOMORROW AT KING OF THE HAMMERS

In King of the Hammers off-road events in Johnson Valley’s off-road area today, it’s the Shootout. This event is as entertaining to watch as the King of the Hammers main event itself and may be why so many people show up early to Hammertown. Rigs ranging from homebuilt rock crawlers to southern rock bouncers to SRRS compete for the fastest time up a huge vertical ledge. It’s the King of the Hammers’ version of drag racing. There will be stadium lights and announcers with thousands of people lining each side of the course, cheering and heckling the drivers. The race starts at 6 p.m. 
At King of Hammers tomorrow (Tuesday, February 6, 2018), drivers will have a last chance to qualify for the big race. There are a variety of ways to qualify for the King of the Hammers race, including past performance at the event and at Ultra4 sanctioned races throughout the season. But for others, there’s the Last Chance Qualifier, a race that’s a short course near Hammertown that contains all of the elements of King of the Hammers, just in a bite-sized package. Two racers—Loren Healy and Randy Slawson—have won King of the Hammers in the past after earning their spot through the Last Chance Qualifier. Racers to watch are Jason Scherer, John Currie, Rick Waterbury, Jordan Townsend, and Mike Bergman.

THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES CAST FOR “THE WIZARD OF OZ”

Theatre 20 has cast the musical “The Wizard of Oz.”  Rebecca Havely has the cast list…
Director Gary Daigneault and musical director Bill Barrett are skipping down the yellow brick road with the cast of the “Wizard of Oz.” New to the Theatre 29 stage is Christina Valentine, who will play Dorothy. Chris Fleischman is the Scarecrow; Keven Myers is the Cowardly Lion; and another Theatre 29 newcomer, Aidan Bosworth, will play the Tin Man. The Wicked Witch of the West will be played by Cindy Daigneault; Glinda the Good Witch will be played by Char Childs. Easy Boos will play Dorothy’s Uncle Henry and Ben Costello will play the Wizard. The ensemble includes Carly Bateman, Gabe Bateman, Ron Bottorff, Anna Carnes, Stemarian Hines, Sarabeth Matilsky, Ariel Montes, Adonai Patu, Josiah Ruiz, Patricia Zuniga, Britney Vachon-LaGuardia, Noah Walberg, Shelly Sheckler, and Emily Sheckler.
“The Wizard of Oz” will run weekends from March 2 through March 25, Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons. Tickets are $12 to $15 from theatre29.org or call the box office at 760-361-4151.

COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ACCUSED OF GRAND THEFT

A San Bernardino County Probation Department official has been accused of grand theft. The division director was put on administrative leave following a felony arrest Wednesday, January 31. Saturday, agency spokeswoman spokeswoman Stephanie Roque said Teneka Shrell Grant, 46, was arrested by San Bernardino police on suspicion of grand theft at the probation department’s main office. Roque said that Grant has been placed on “administrative leave pending investigation.” She declined to answer questions about the arrest or what Grant’s responsibilities were in the department. Grant, 46, is no longer in custody, according booking records. San Bernardino police said details about the arrest were not immediately available.

ROADWORK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

The City of Twentynine Palms will be overlaying several city streets on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Starting tomorrow, February 6, Tamarisk Avenue will be overlaid from Highway 62 to Joshua Drive. And on Wednesday, February 7, Tamarisk Avenue will be overlaid from Joshua Drive to Bagley Avenue. Barricades with No Parking signs will be in place the day before the road work. The roads will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents and businesses nearby will be notified prior to the road work. For more information, call 760-367-6799 extension 1016 or 1015.

MORONGO BASIN ADULT EDUCATION CONSORTIUM EXECUTIVE MEETS TODAY

Pharmacy tech books and picnic tables are among the agenda items for today’s monthly meeting of the Morongo Basin Adult Education Consortium’s Executive Committee. The consortium–a partnership consisting of the Copper Mountain College Community College District, Morongo Unified School District and Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy–is charged with overseeing expenditures related to the Adult Education Block Grant. Today’s meeting gets underway at 11 a.m. at 72277 Hatch Road in Twentynine Palms. It will be immediately followed by a meeting of the Adult Education Block Grant Community Advisory Board at the same location. Both meetings are open to the public.

LEARN HOW TO PRESERVE YOUR ART COLLECTION

The 29 Palms Art Gallery’s presentation on how to preserve art in your collection was so popular, it’s being offered again. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details…
Presented by the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery, “Save Your Stuff: Preserving Your Collection” will feature a presentation from art conservator Scott Haskins. Owner of Fine Art Conservation Laboratories, Haskins will show how to preserve art pieces ranging from fine paintings to heirlooms and historic photos. The event will take place at the Campbell House on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. The Campbell House is located at 74744 Joe Davis Drive in Twentynine Palms. Seating for the event is limited.

For more information, or to RSVP for the event:
www.29palmsartgallery.com
RSVP link: www.29palmsartgallery.com/events
Contact: Lori Rennie: 714-270-7098

JOSHUA TREE VFW SOUP COOK-OFF FRIDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will hold a soup cook-off Friday, February 9. Contestants should drop off their soup at 3:30 p.m.; the eating and judging will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. The cost is $3 to try all the entries, or $3 for a bowl of soup. The VFW post is located on Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

LEARN ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS STARTING 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 will be held Tuesday, February 6, 13, 20, and 27, at 1 p.m., and Wednesday, February 7 and 28, at 4 p.m. Rainbow Stew is located on the south side of the highway in Old Town Yucca Valley.

CASA LADERA ON REACH OUT’S PARADE OF HOMES TOUR

All six homes have been selected for Reach Out Morongo Basin’s February 18 Parade of Homes tour. For 14 years, this fundraiser has paid for services to local seniors and disabled residents. Today we continue our preview returning to Twentynine Palms. Here’s Mike Lipsitz with an inside look at another standout residence featured on the tour …
The Parade of Homes is a self-guided tour of six remarkable residences. Today we are back in Twentynine Palms at Casa Ladera, the home of Wilson Camp. One of the original historic adobe homes of Twentynine Palms, Casa Ladera was built in the 1930’s by the pioneering Trigg family. Sited on just over six acres, this hilltop home offers outstanding views of Joshua Tree National Park and the Morongo Basin. The living room features 14-foot open beam ceilings that were part of the builder’s passive solar design. The main quarters are original adobe with an addition that was incorporated in the adobe style. Art deco furnishings reflect Camp’s fondness of that period, art, and gracious living. Tickets are $25 and include tour of all six homes plus live entertainment and lunch at the Park Rock Cafe in Joshua Tree.

Parade of Homes tickets are now on sale at Reach Out Morongo Basin, the Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms chambers of commerce, The Desert Trail, Z107.7 studios in Joshua Tree and at other locations throughout our Morongo Basin.

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE LOSES TO IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE

For the Fighting Cacti, it was a very lackluster showing for Copper Mountain College on the road at Irvine Valley College last Friday night. The team got outplayed 78-61. Next game is back at home Wednesday, February 7, against Santa Ana College. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.
Coach Devin Aye said despite the fact that Irvine Valley had an unusually hot night from the field, the Copper Mountain men couldn’t find their rhythm. At the half, Irvine had a 12 point lead, 39-27. In the second half, things became even more disappointing. Irvine Valley made consecutive three-pointers, and CMC couldn’t get a shot to fall. IVC took advantage of the off night for Copper Mountain and stretched the lead as far as 21 points and secured the victory 78-61. With the Loss, the Fighting Cacti fell to 18-8 on the season and 5-4 in OEC play. Murshid Randle, Isiah Blackmon and Tre’Von Bentley all scored 12 pts in the losing effort for CMC.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School girls’ basketball team remained undefeated at 8 and 0 after their win over Coachella at home on Friday, February 2, by the score of 56-19.
Coach Tim Stanford said leading all scorers was Lindsey Scamman with 19 points. Hope Culver continued her torrid pace in league with 14 points. Wildcat of the Week is Destiny Dedmon. Destiny injured her knee at practice before the season started. Some players would have gotten down and maybe even given up. Not Destiny. When she wasn’t playing, she kept stats on the bench and cheered on her teammates with all her heart. Since Destiny has returned to the lineup, she has resumed the high level of play fans are accustomed to seeing. Destiny’s pass first mentality shows her unselfishness, court awareness, and all around team play. Senior Captain Destiny Dedmon is a wonderful example of what high school sports are all about.
 
It wasn’t a good day for Yucca Valley High School soccer teams who played Rancho Mirage High School last Friday. The boys’ soccer team lost 7-2. The boys’ junior varsity team lost 4-0. The girls’ soccer team lost 2-0. Junior varsity girls’ soccer team tied 0 to 0.
 

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ and girls’ soccer teams will play Desert Hot Springs. Note that this is a change in date from the originally scheduled Friday, February 9th game. The boys will play at home; the girls will travel away to Desert Hot Springs. JV Soccer starts @ 3:15pm and Varsity Soccer starts @ 5pm.”

Our basketball games were never changed and still will play on Friday, Feb. 9th, as it will be Senior Night for Boys Basketball.

Please see the following for this week in sports at YVHS (game times remain the same as on original schedule):

Monday, 2/5 Boys Soccer vs. DHS @ home
Girls Soccer @ DHS