CHOCOLATE PIT BULL LOST IN 29 PALMS

CHOCOLATE PIT BULL LOST IN 29 PALMS

Female, brown with some white on chest, hazel eyes, named “Co co”.

Wearing black collar with no tags.

Pet belongs to an Alzheimers patient and is terribly missed.

Lost near: Cholla & Hwy 62 in 29 Palms.

Call: Jamie 760-367-7598

SHEPARD HUSKY MIX LOST IN 29 PALMS

SHEPARD HUSKY MIX LOST IN 29 PALMS

Female, mostly black with some brown, brown legs.

Wearing teal camo collar and tags with wrong number on it 502-224-1546 is an old #.

Lost near: Mariposa Avenue and Siesta Drive in Twentynine Palms.

Call: Brittany 760-819-3438

TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD ABUSE WARRANTS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday, accused of child abuse. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, an arrest warrant was issued March 21 for Otis Flemings, 30, of the 5300 block of Mariposa Avenue for two counts of felony child abuse, with enhancements of causing great bodily injury and have prior felony convictions. Otis Flemings was arrested on the child abuse arrest warrants about 9 p.m. Saturday at the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department, booked into jail, with his bail set at $450,000. Flemings’ prior felony convictions include felony grand theft on a person, possessing a weapon at school, and robbery.

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold its regular meeting tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills us in with what’s on tonight’s agenda…
Among the items on the consent agenda of tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council will be asked to reject a claim filed against the town by Cherryl LaMar. On the action agenda, the council will receive the demographic study for its transition to district-based elections, review the draft general fund budget, and form an ad hoc committee to help in the town’s website re-design. Following the regular meeting, the town’s Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency will meet to discuss refunding all or a portion of bonds issued in 2008. The meetings start at 6 p.m. in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center.

ROADWORK ON ADOBE ROAD IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODAY AND TOMORROW

The City of Twentynine Palms will be performing roadwork on Adobe Road Tuesday, April 3, and Wednesday, April 4. Adobe Road from Two Mile Road to Amboy Road will have lanes closed both days. In addition, Wilshire Avenue from Highway 62 to Baseline Road will also have lanes closed Tuesday.

SCHOOL BOARD IN SPECIAL MEETING AT 8:00 THIS MORNING

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education has called a special meeting this morning. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has the details…
Today’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Trustees will begin at 8 a.m. in closed session to conduct a public performance evaluation on the superintendent. In open session, beginning at 10 a.m., the board will hold a work-study session on the district’s Strategic Plan, a 5-year guiding document that ensures the board is maintaining academic excellence, fiscal stability, staff development and retention, facilities, and community engagement in the district. The meeting will take place at the MUSD district offices, located at 5715 Utah Trail, Twentynine Palms.

YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL PLAY, “MACBETH OFF KILTER” THIS WEEKEND

The Yucca Valley High School drama department presents a comedy this weekend. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the show times…
Who says Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy can’t give you belly laughs? “Macbeth Off Kilter” tells the tale of Scotty Macbeth, a high school senior with a giant ego and a penchant for plaid, who is convinced by classmates to run for class president. The school faculty teams up with some angry, expelled ghosts to try and spoil his plans. Performances are at Yucca Valley High School Friday, April 6, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 7 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $7 and are available at the door.

CHAD MAYES STAFF TO HOLD YUCCA VALLEY OFFICE HOURS TOMORROW

District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Wednesday, April 4. Staff representatives will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with state government. Mayes encourages residents who are not able to make the drive to his main district office in Rancho Mirage to attend the mobile office hours in Yucca Valley.

A TALK ABOUT CHRONIC PAIN IN WONDER VALLEY TOMORROW

Chronic pain is common and millions of people suffer from it. Many people do not get relief from drugs; in fact, the drugs may make the pain worse. Reporter Eric Knabe says a lecture in Wonder Valley tomorrow will discuss chronic pain and how to treat it…
On Wednesday, April 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Wonder Valley Community Center, Dr. Andrea Rubinstein presents the program “Why Don’t Those Medicines Work? Understanding Chronic Pain.” Rubinstein is the department chief of Pain Medicine, at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa. This talk will focus on why chronic pain is different and the risks of treating it like acute pain with opioids. More importantly, she will also discuss what does work and how to get better. The Community Center is located at 80526-1/2 Amboy Road in Wonder Valley. For more information, call 760-367-9880.

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ANNOUNCES WINNER OF GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP

Reuben Schmit

Copper Mountain College Foundation has chosen Reuben Schmit of Morongo Valley as the 2018 Greenleaf Scholarship winner. Schmit, who attends Yucca Valley High School, was chosen out of a highly competitive field. The scholarship will pay tuition, books and fees plus living expenses while Schmit attends Copper Mountain College. The same expenses will be paid while he attends a university to complete a baccalaureate degree. Endowed by local banker F. Roy Greenleaf Jr., the scholarship is awarded each year to a promising student who is interested in learning, is success oriented, has performed well in school, and shows a desire to return to the Morongo Basin upon completion of his education. Schmit, a volunteer for Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, plans on attaining a degree in engineering and says he “wishes to use my engineering experience to help the environment and the world around me.” The Foundation will host a Greenleaf Award Ceremony April 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the front lobby of the Bell Center to honor Reuben Schmit and recognize the six other finalists for the Greenleaf Scholarship: Briauna Archer, Samantha Bauer, Karl Magwood, Timothy Niles, Morgan Novak, and Kloee Scaccianoce.

The ceremony is open to the public.

For more information on the Greenleaf Scholarship, visit www.cmccd.edu/Foundation.

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL COACH TAKES TWO BRONZE MEDALS IN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP

The cross-country coach from Twentynine Palms High School brought home two medals from the 2018 USA Open Karate Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has the details…

ME Wilson Sr.

M.E. Wilson Sr., a coach at Twentynine Palms High School, competed in the 2018 USA Open Karate Championships, which took place between March 31 and April 1 at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wilson Sr. received a bronze medal in the men’s 55-and-older advanced kata category, and a bronze medal in the men’s 55-and-older advanced kumite category. The event featured nation-wide participants as well as international participants from Brazil, Namibia, Kazakhstan, Mexico, and Ecuador. Wilson Sr. is currently preparing for nationals, which will be held in Reno, Nevada in July.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School baseball and softball teams will play a game against Twentynine Palms High School that was rescheduled from March 22. Both games start at 3:30 p.m.
The Trojan golf team will travel away to Rancho Mirage; tee time is 3 p.m.