CARAMEL LAB SHEPARD MIX LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

CARAMEL LAB SHEPARD MIX LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Female, 6 yrs old very sweet a bit heavy

Lost near: Avalon & Buena Vista in Yucca Valley

Call: Micheal 760-221-5910

HUSKY LOST IN MORONGO VALLEY

HUSKY LOST IN MORONGO VALLEY

Female black, white & grey. Wearing Collar, Microchipped, Spayed or Neutered.

Lost near: 62 and Rawson or Fobes in Morongo Valley

Call: Kristy 619-905-0101

VEHICLE FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A car completely burned in a fire in Joshua Tree National Park Thursday afternoon. County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said Twentynine Palms
firefighters were called to assist park rangers with the vehicle fire, which was on Pinto Basin Road near the Cholla Gardens about 1:30 p.m. Due to
the distance inside the park, the fire had burned out by the time firefighters arrived. The cause is under investigation.

AN ARREST AFTER A STOLEN BICYCLE IS RECOVERED

A stolen bicycle was recovered and the Twentynine Palms man found with it was arrested Wednesday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a
deputy made a bike check on a man, Matthew Winters, 45, near Eucalyptus Avenue and Highway 62 about 2 p.m. The deputy realized the bicycle was similar to one that had been reported stolen earlier, and the bicycle’s owner confirmed the bike was his and that Winters did not have permission to be riding the bike. Matthew Winters was arrested for investigation of being in possession of stolen property, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail with his bail set at $25,000.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB CHARITY DESSERT PARTY AND AUCTION TOMORROW

The Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Desert will host its 16 th Annual Dessert Soiree charity benefit party and auction at 6 p.m. tomorrow night. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with details on the sweetest event in the desert…

The 16th Annual Dessert Soiree will feature a delicious selection of desserts, including cheesecakes, cupcakes, and chocolate dipped strawberries; champagne; and various snack foods. There will be a silent and live auction with prizes including a seven-day cruise, a gourmet meat basket, original artwork donated by local artists, vacation packages, and more. One lucky person could win $1000 during the Deal or No Deal game.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys and Girls club of the High Desert. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the Boys and Girls Club, 56525 Little League Drive in Yucca Valley. Tickets are $30 per person. For tickets or more information, call 760-401-5229.

LOW COST RABIES CLINIC, LICENSING, AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ANIMAL SHELTER TOMORROW

The Palms-N-Paws Animal Shelter in Twentynine Palms will conduct a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic for cats and dogs from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday,
April 7. The cost is $8 per vaccination, cash only. Licensing for the city and county will also be available. All dogs must be on a leash and cats in a carrier. The Palms-N-Paws Animal Shelter is located at 7086 Bullion Road, one block south of Sullivan Road, in Twentynine Palms. For more
information call 760-367-0157.

WITH A NATIONWIDE BLOOD SHORTAGE, BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, April 7, at Vons in Yucca Valley from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not be at risk for AIDS or hepatitis. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 800-TRY-GIVING.

REGGAE MUSIC TOMORROW AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER

Come enjoy the happy sounds of reggae music at the Yucca Valley Senior Center Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff says “let’s get together and
feel alright”…

Be prepared to stand up and dance Saturday night to the reggae music of the dynamic group Lamour and the Mystik Band, as they play at the Yucca Valley Senior Center First Saturday event. The show is free to seniors 60 and over, and $5 for those under 60. The music starts at 6 p.m. at the
Yucca Valley Senior Center. Lamour grew up in the West Indies and played in New York before moving to California. The band has worked with George Clinton of the Funkadelics, and has opened for the Bob Marley Festival in Long Beach.

FREE WILD WEST SHOWS IN PIONEERTOWN AT 2:30 ON SATURDAYS

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show is now performing all year round, with their next performance tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in Pioneertown. Historic Pioneertown was the location for old-west Hollywood films including the Cisco Kid and Annie Oakley. Dedicated to keeping the spirit of these Old West stories alive, the Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show gunfighter troupe gives humorous performances on how the Old West “could have been.” The shows, alternating weekly with the “Gunfighters for Hire” western reenactment group, take place Saturdays in Pioneertown in front of Pioneer Bowl at 2:30 p.m. sharp. Shows are family oriented and are always free to attend. For more information on the event, or to learn how you can join the wild-west troupe, contact Paden Blackwell at 760-366-3333.

FISH AND CHIPS AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT, BREAKFAST SUNDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up a fish and chips dinner tonight (Friday) from 4 to 6 p.m. Two pieces of fish are $7; three pieces are $8. Sunday’s breakfast is chicken-fried steak 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.

STARGAZING AT SKY’S THE LIMIT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center invites stargazers to enjoy the desert night sky this Saturday. A variety of telescopes will be available for guests to view the incredible cosmic sights. Here’s reporter Tanisha Cureton with your invitation…

The winter Milky Way is setting in the west as the spring constellations are rising in the east. Some interesting galaxies will be on display, such as the Bode’s Galaxy, Cigar Galaxy, the edge-on Needle Galaxy and many more. Guests are welcome to use the telescopes provided or may bring their own binoculars and scopes. This free public event begins at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, and will last approximately three hours. The Observatory
is at 9697 Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms, just outside the main entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. For more information call 760-365-7897.

FREE HOME ENERGY EDUCATION WORKSHOP MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, April 9. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway Road in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

FAMILY MOVIE AT THE YUCCA VALLEY LIBRARY

This Saturday, starting at 10 a.m., the Yucca Valley library will play a free movie as part of its family movie program. With his big bucket of popcorn, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman…

This week’s family film at the Yucca Valley library: “The Emoji Movie.” Phone emoji Gene is capable of multiple expressions. Determined to become "normal,” Gene travels through the other phone apps, but discovers a great danger that could threaten the existence of Textopolis. The movie stars the voices of T.J. Miller, James Corden, and Patrick Stewart. The movie starts at 10 a.m. and is free to attend. For more information, call the Yucca Valley library at 760-228-5460.

YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT-ATHLETES RECOGNIZED

Yucca Valley High School student athletes and three sports teams are being honored by the CIF. Every year, the California Interscholastic Federation honors high school students and teams for academic achievement. To qualify, the team’s average GPA by the end of the first semester must be a 3.0 or higher. Individual awards are based upon sports participation, community involvement, and academic performance. For 2017-2018, junior Daniel Goddard was recognized as the Yucca Valley High School Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Daniel is a three-sport varsity athlete (cross country, soccer, and swimming), president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and a member of Associated Student Body/Leadership. He is also the top-ranked student in his class. Boys’ soccer, girls’ softball, and girls’ track and field were ranked number one among public schools in the state. In addition, 12 other Yucca Valley High School Trojan varsity sports earned the team honor in 2018.

The rankings are as follows (overall/public school ranking):

Sport Overall Rank Public School Rank
Girls Basketball 21 4
Boys Cross Country 45 5
Girls Cross Country 39 4
Boys Golf 32 3
Boys Soccer 36 1
Girls Soccer 31 3
Softball 10 1
Girls Swimming 28 3
Boys Tennis 27 3
Girls Tennis 31 5
Boys Track & Field 35 2
Girls Track & Field 34 1
Girls Volleyball 45 5
Boys Wrestling 8 3
Girls Wrestling 5 4

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan track team went against Coachella Valley High School at home yesterday. The boys battled until the end but
came up short 75-52. Girls won big, 86-32, and remain undefeated in league competition.

Trojan golf beat Beaumont High School Thursday, 218 to 232. Coaches says for the first time in many years, all six of the Trojan players posted scores in the 40s.