BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, April 23, at Walmart in Yucca Valley, from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. O-negative blood is especially needed. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. For more information, call 800-TRY-GIVING.

STAR TWIRLERS TO HOLD TEA PARTY DANCE SATURDAY

The Star Twirlers Square Dance club is hosting a plus-level line and square dance Saturday, April 23, featuring callers Bill (Tex) Gipson and Linda Sande. The theme is “tea party.” Line dancing will be held 7 to 7:30 and between tips; square dancing is 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the

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HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County is holding a free home energy education workshop Monday, April 25. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held at the Reach Out office, 7255 Joshua Lane, Suite C, in Yucca Valley, from 9:30 to 3:30. Call 909-723-1620 for

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CARS TRIBUTE CONCERT TONIGHT AT TORTOISE ROCK

At tonight’s Live at the Rock free concert series Candy O performs the best of ’80s sensation, The Cars. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says “Let the Good Times Roll” at Tortoise Rock Casino tonight…

The Cars tribute band, Candy O, is tonight’s featured band at the 8 p.m. free concert

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SPAGHETTI AT JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti dinner tonight, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread, for $7. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday, from 11 to 1. The Joshua Tree VFW post is located on Veterans Way north of the highway in

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FOOD FOR LIFE TO SERVE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 23, Food for Life will be serving a meal at the Luckie Park Rotary Pavilion. Sodexo is hosting the meal. The meal will be served from 1 to 3 p.m. Meals will be delivered to shut-ins as well as served at the park.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan track team will participate in the Inland Empire Invitational meet at Vista Murrieta High School. The meet starts at 8 a.m.

ARMED ROBBERY IN YUCCA VALLEY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an armed robbery at the Flyer’s gas station in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, two men entered the convenience store in the 56200 block of 29 Palms Highway, about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday while several people were inside shopping. The men brandished a gun

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INTERIOR SECRETARY CALLS FOR MAJOR COURSE CORRECTION

The United States needs to make a major course correction on environmental issues according to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who spoke Tuesday to the National Geographic Society in Washington. The secretary decried the $12 billion maintenance backlog at national parks and called for passage of the National Parks Centennial Act

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WONDER VALLEY MEETING SATURDAY TO DISCUSS FIRE SERVICES

The annual fire assessment is not enough to sustain fire protection services in parts of Wonder Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the Local Agency Formation Commission and county fire chief will be at a community meeting Saturday morning to outline options for local residents… Earlier this year, County Fire Division

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY CLUB ANNOUNCES SPEECH CONTEST WINNERS

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley announced the winners of its annual Four-Way Test speech contest. More than a dozen students picked a topic and then included the four items in the Rotary way of life. The Four-way test asks: Is it true? Is it fair? Will it build goodwill

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GUEST AUTHOR AT YUCCA MESA POTLUCK FRIDAY

A former columnist for the Hi-Desert Star will return to the Morongo Basin tomorrow to read from her book, “29.” In it, Nell Walker, a former big pharmo executive, finds herself living in a women’s shelter in Twentynine Palms, falling in love with a man both irresistible and forbidden, and

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BOY ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FOR ATTEMPTED BURGLARY

A Twentynine Palms juvenile was arrested Wednesday afternoon, accused of trying to break into a home. According to a Sheriff’s report, the 16-year-old boy tried to kick in the front door of a home in the 5500 block of Baileya Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 1:15. When he was unsuccessful,

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HELP ALWAYS NEEDED AT PALMS N PAWS ANIMAL SHELTER

ROP broadcasting student Cameron Critchfield interviewed A Twentynine Palms city employee who is the voice for those who can’t speak… Do you ever get that gut feeling or voice in your head telling you to do something? Well, let me be that voice and tell you that you should go

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LAST CHANCE TO RESERVE FOR PASSOVER SEDER

Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin and Desert Hot Springs—including military personnel—are invited to a community Passover Seder during this year’s Passover holiday. The Seder is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Desert. The festival service and meal will be taking place at Mission Lakes Country Club in Desert

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SALVATION MOUNTAIN TO GET HISTORICAL PLAQUE FROM CLAMPERS

E Clampus Vitus, also known as the Clampers, an irreverent fraternal organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the American West, will dedicate a plaque at Salvation Mountain in Niland. The plaque will remember the late Leonard Knight, who built the “mountain” honoring God out of straw, clay, and

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WHITE ROCK HORSE RESCUE EVENT SATURDAY

White Rock Horse Rescue is holding a fundraiser Saturday. The event will feature a lecture on horse leg injuries, a riding demonstration, a seminar on alpacas, as well as games, prizes, raffles, and karaoke. The event runs from 10 to 3. Admission is one pair of clean used shoes, which

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COMMUNITY DINNER AND PRODUCE GIVE-AWAY SUNDAY

Transition Joshua Tree’s Enterprise Team and the Community Methodist Church are hosting their monthly community dinner and produce giveaway on Sunday, April 24, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The dinner will be held at the Community Methodist Church at 6213 East Parkway in Joshua Tree. The theme for the

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SET THE DATE FOR NEXT WEEK’S DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY

Time to clean out the medicine chest. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, is holding its 11th drug take-back day, in which you can bring your dangerous, expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs to the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station in Joshua Tree on

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THREE BOYS PLAYING WITH LIGHTER START FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Three young boys are believed responsible for a fire in Twentynine Palms Tuesday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, an 8-year-old boy and two friends found a lighter behind an apartment building in the 72300 block of Old Dale Road, and started lighting twigs on fire. One twig then caught

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