BUY TICKETS NOW FOR HUMANE SOCIETY’S FUR-EVER HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS PARTY

The Morongo Basin Humane Society is sponsoring a Fur-Ever Home for the Holidays party to benefit the Joshua Tree no-kill animal shelter. The party will include wine and appetizers, along with a live auction on Sunday, December 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Sacred Sands, 63155 Quail Springs Road

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CROSS-COUNTRY TEAMS IN STATE MEET TOMORROW

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High School cross-country teams will participate in the California State Meet in Fresno.

STAR TWIRLERS HOLD SQUARE DANCE TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club will hold a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight (Friday, November 27). Bill Gipson will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Lines will be cued from 7 to 7:30 and between tips. The lodge is located at 55946

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HOLIDAY MARKET IN JOSHUA TREE STARTS TODAY

The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce’s third annual bazaar at Coyote Corner opens at 10 a.m. Black Friday, and continues Saturday and Sunday. Shop for gifts and goodies, enjoy family fun, and hot food. This year offers free pony rides for kids each day, courtesy of White Rock Ranch Horse

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TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS NEEDS HELP

For 32 years, Mara Cantelo of Yucca Valley has been organizing a free Christmas dinner for anyone who wants to share the day with others. This year, her organization, Tender Loving Christmas, has encountered several bumps in her fund-raising efforts. The organization hasn’t been able to hold its yard sales

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BUCKLE UP AND DRIVE SAFELY THIS WEEKEND

As you travel to and from Grandma’s house, or during Black Friday shopping, remember that the Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel times in American, and by extension, one of the deadliest. Over the 2014 Thanksgiving weekend, 45 people died in collisions on California roadways, a 36 percent

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AUDITIONS MONDAY FOR “THE SUNSHINE BOYS” AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 auditions for the first show of the 2016 season, Neil Simon’s Classic Comedy, “The Sunshine Boys” are this Monday night. Managing editor Tami Roleff shares which roles director Eddie Tuckers seeks to cast … “The Sunshine Boys” auditions at Theatre 29 will be on Monday, November 30, at

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“FARNDALE CHRISTMAS CAROL” HAS THREE SHOWS THIS WEEKEND

“That was the funniest show I have ever seen!” “I laughed so hard my face hurt.” “My ribs were sore the next day from laughing so much at your opening night performance.” “That was so funny I want to go get my friends and come see it again!” Those are

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COLORADO RIVER BASIN WATER BOARD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RESIGNS, INTERIM DIRECTOR NAMED

Last week, the executive officer of the Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board, Robert Perdue, resigned. The board appointed Jose Angel as its interim executive officer.

SEND LETTERS TO SANTA

Do your little ones have their letters to Santa ready? Assignment reporter David Knutson tells you how to get them to the North Pole… Santa’s elves will be visiting Yucca Valley to pick up children’s letters to Santa. You can drop off your letter to Santa in his special mailbox

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECEIVES FUNDING FOR HIGHWAY PROJECT

A highway project in Twentynine Palms was one of 182 projects selected by CalTrans’ Highway Safety Improvement Project, out of 213 received. The project’s estimated cost is $783,000; however, the city will receive funding from the state for the project of more than $606,000. The project includes the installation of

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CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT PATROL OVER THE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, can also be one of the deadliest. The Morongo Basin California Highway Patrol will have all available officers on patrol during a Maximum Enforcement Period to help avoid tragedies for California motorists. Over the 2014 Thanksgiving weekend, 45 people

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER REJECTS CITY'S BAILOUT OFFER

In a special meeting last week, the Twentynine Palms City Council voted to contribute up to $1.7 million to the water district’s unfunded pension fund, since the county won’t proceed with the annexation of the fire department without a plan of how the unfunded liability will be paid. At a

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SHERIFF TO HAVE OHV ENFORCEMENT UNITS OUT THIS WEEKEND

As a reminder over this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, many off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders will be out riding their OHVs in the Morongo Basin desert areas. This holiday weekend, the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will have OHV patrol units out meeting with riders and campers, educating them, and issuing citations if

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WE REVIEW “THE FARNDALE CHRISTMAS CAROL” NOW PLAYING AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29’s latest offering, “Farndale… Christmas Carol” opened last weekend. The laugh-out-loud comedy had audiences in stitches. Reporter Rebecca Havely attended and offers this review of the production… Directed by Theatre 29 veteran Marty Neider, this show is a fast-paced comedy of errors that’s sure to please all ages. An

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FOOD FOR LIFE OFFERING FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER TOMORROW

Food For Life will be putting on the Betty Garrett Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow, Thursday, November 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. A traditional dinner of turkey, potatoes, gravy, vegetables, etc. will be served. If you would like

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TORTOISE ROCK DONATES TURKEYS TO LOCAL CHARITIES

Tortoise Rock Casino teamed up with local food banks and charities to help give area families a heart-felt Thanksgiving. To help meet the demand of food banks and local organizations that cater to the under-served families this holiday season, they split a donation of about 25 turkeys between Food for

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ROP STUDENT TALKS WITH A LOCAL VOLUNTEER ABOUT… VOLUNTEERING

Many volunteers are working today to make this Thanksgiving a special one for those in need, but the volunteers are getting a special feeling too. ROP broadcast student Danielle Candelaria asked a local volunteer, Brooklyn Jarrett, why she does it… Volunteering helps out the community immensely. Brooklyn Jarrett, a regular

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HOLIDAY MARKET IN JOSHUA TREE THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce’s third annual bazaar at Coyote Corner opens at 10 a.m. Black Friday, and continues Saturday and Sunday. Shop for gifts and goodies, enjoy family fun, and hot food. This year offers free pony rides for kids each day, courtesy of White Rock Ranch Horse

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A REMINDER: TURKEY AND DOGS DON’T MIX

The majority of emergency room visits for pets during the Thanksgiving holiday revolve around the turkey. Don’t feed your dog or cat any food from your Thanksgiving meal. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more about how even a small piece of turkey skin or butter-coated vegetable can cause a life-threatening

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