LIONS CLUB COLLECTING EYEGLASSES

In just about any home, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life. Sara Snyder explains how you can help… Imagine if you could help a child read, an adult succeeds in his or her

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS CELL PHONE TOWER BUILT BY SCENIC HIGHWAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will discuss the construction of a cell phone tower near Highway 247, in a vista area that was photographed for the presentation of the highway to be designated a state scenic highway. These and other items will be on the agenda for Monday’s meeting of

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BOARD OF SUPERVISOR’S AGENDA FOR TOMORROW

Tomorrow the San Bernardino county supervisors will meet. Here’s reporter Mike Lipsitz to share what is on the agenda… At tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino, one item on the consent agenda is specific to our Morongo Basin. It is to declare a vacancy on the

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION TUESDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to noon, Tuesday, October 18, at the Twentynine Palms Community Food Pantry, 6450 Stardune Avene.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team lost its first game of the season, 41-23, to the Arabs from Coachella Valley High School. Quarterback Eli Lynch led the Trojan offense with 363 yards passing. The Trojan offense had a total of 520 yards. Defense was led by Jared Nutter

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TAKES OVER NURSING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Copper Mountain College is taking over a nursing scholarship for its students. Reporter Mike Lipsitz offers more details… This year, the Martie Avels Registered Nursing Scholarships will fund the RN education of multiple students at Copper Mountain College. Martie Avels is a former emergency room nurse and Interim CEO at

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Edica Gonzalez has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday. The

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS CELL PHONE TOWER BUILT BY SCENIC HIGHWAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will discuss the construction of a cell phone tower near Highway 247, in a vista area that was photographed for the presentation of the highway to be designated a state scenic highway. These and other items will be on the agenda for Monday’s meeting of

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FREE ENERGY WORKSHOP IN JOSHUA TREE MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, October 17. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School tennis and volleyball teams will host Coachella Valley High School at home. Both matches begin at 3:15. The Twentynine Palms High School girls’ tennis and volleyball teams will travel to Desert Hot Springs to play the Golden Eagles.

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UPDATE ON SHOOTING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS EARLY TUESDAY

The Sheriff’s Department has released more information about a shooting in Twentynine Palms early Tuesday morning. According to a press release, deputies were called to the 72600 block of Indian Trail just after midnight Tuesday morning, and found two men, Robert Ash Junior, 29, and Norman Nelson, 54, both of

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BIG CROWD AT HOMELESS OUTREACH EVENT

Veterans affairs officials were surprised at the impressive turnout for last week’s Homeless Veterans Outreach Event in Joshua Tree. Reporter David Haldane was there and files this report…

The crowd was unexpected. Anyone passing VFW Post 7264 in Joshua Tree last Thursday would have noticed something awry. What they might

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HOUSE FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE

Firefighters were called to a small structure fire in Joshua Tree Thursday afternoon. Shortly before 5 p.m. Joshua Tree firefighters were called to a small house fire in the 64700 block of Sun Oro Road. Arriving firefighters found smoke and flames coming from the home when they arrived. A detached

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DEPUTIES CALLED TO REMOVE GRENADES FROM LANDERS HOME

The sheriff’s department was called to a Landers home Thursday morning to take custody of two grenades. According to a Sheriff’s report, the resident found two unexploded grenades in the desert, picked them up, and brought them home. The resident then had second thoughts about the grenades and called deputies

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM OFFERED THIS SUNDAY

Domestic violence is often referred to as a silent crime, because its victims are hesitant to speak up about the abuse they suffer. An estimated 25 percent of women have been victims of domestic violence, as well as about 15 percent of men, while millions of children witness violence in

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MORE COUNTERFEIT MONEY PASSED AT JOSHUA TREE BUSINESS

More counterfeit money was passed at a Joshua Tree business. On Thursday, employees at a business in the 61600 block of 29 Palms Highway reported that sometime during the week someone used a phony $10 bill. The Sheriff’s Department will give the funny money to the Treasury Department to investigate.

CONCERT SUNDAY TO HELP VETERAN WHO NEEDS SURGERY

A local concert tomorrow night will raise funds for a veteran who needs surgery. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills in the details… Tomorrow’s “Andy Jam” concert is a must-see for fans of local bands Mojave Sky, The Jann Browne Band, Billy Erickson, Voodoo Hustlers, and Matt Barnes. Presented by the Desert

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HALLOWEEN HAUNT AT THEATRE 29 IS BACK

After a two-year hiatus, the “Halloween Haunt” is back at Theatre 29 and opened last night and continues its run through Halloween. Director Cyrus Short has assembled a cast and crew. Here’s managing editor Tami Roleff with the details…

The eleventh incarnation of the Halloween Haunt is open and ready

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TWENTYNINE PALMS TENNIS TEAM LOSES TO RANCHO MIRAGE WEDNESDAY

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycat tennis team traveled to Rancho Mirage High School Wednesday to face the Rattlers. The Rattlers came away with the victory 16 to 2. In singles action, the Ladycats were led by Alicia Gilchrist, who won one of her sets. In doubles action, the Ladycats

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PAUL MCCARTNEY PLAYED PAPPY AND HARRIET’S LAST NIGHT

Paul McCartney made a surprise appearance at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown Thursday night. The local honky-tonk and performance venue posted on Facebook Thursday morning that lines would form at 3 p.m. Thursday for people to buy the $50 tickets, which wouldn’t even go on sale until 6:30 p.m. for

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