AUDITIONS FOR “SYLVIA,” A TAIL-WAGGING COMEDY, AT THEATRE 29 MONDAY

The 2017 season opener at Theatre 29 is the hilarious comedy by A. R. Gurney, “Sylvia.” Director Eddie Tucker has open auditions set. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… “Sylvia” is a smart, silly, sophisticated, and occasionally salty comedy about relationships, nature, and growing older. Open auditions are set for

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FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH OFFERS FREE THANKSGIVING FEAST TOMORROW

Faith Lutheran Church in Joshua Tree will hold a free Thanksgiving Feast Wednesday, November 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. The church is at 6336 Hallee Road. For more information call 760-366-8146.

BASIN WIDE FOUNDATION WANTS YOU TO ADOPT-A-CHILD

The Basin Wide Foundation needs help in making sure that children, out of their homes through no fault of their own, have a happy Christmas. Reporter Edica Gonzales tells you how to help… Children in the Child Protective Services program, through no fault of their own, are often found during

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER TOP-RANKED IN INTERCEPTIONS

A Twentynine Palms Football player has hit the top ranks both nationally and in the state. After Derek Sutherland’s 12th interception of the year in the CIF playoff win over Katella new rankings were released. Derek Sutherland is now tied for number 2 in the nation for interceptions by high

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN FLEES AFTER CRASH, HELD FOR DUI HIT AND RUN

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday, accused of causing a crash on the highway, and then fleeing the scene. Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Arthurton was called to Twentynine Palms Highway and Indian Cove Road just before 5 p.m. Friday for a two-vehicle crash. When he arrived, he found that an

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TWO MEN ACCUSED OF BREAKING INTO A TWENTYNINE PALMS BUSINESS

Two men were arrested Friday, accused of breaking into a Twentynine Palms business Thursday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, a business owner in the 4900 block of Adobe Road reported that an incident at the business on Thursday caused damage to the exterior of the building, which prevented him

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HOW TO AVOID BEING A CYBERSCAM VICTIM

We know that scam artists use phony websites and email to try and gain access to your credit cards and banking information, but few people are aware the cybercriminals also look for victims via the telephone. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells how you can avoid falling victim to cybercriminals… Tech support

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REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER IDENTIFIED, ARRESTED, IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms registered sex offender was arrested earlier this month, accused of not registering his address as required by law. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Dennis Tollefson stopped Lawrence Navarette, 56, who was riding a bicycle without proper lighting, about 10 p.m. November 9 near Cholla Avenue and

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD MEMBER DAN MUNSEY FINED FOR FAULTY ELECTION FILING

The California Fair Political Practices Commission has levied a fine against a board director of the Hi-Desert Water District. The Committee to Elect Dan Munsey failed to file in a timely manner two pre-election campaign statements and one semi-annual campaign statement for the reporting period of July 1, 2014 through

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TIPS TO AVOID FOOD POISONING THIS THANKSGIVING

It’s almost Thanksgiving, a festival devoted solely to eating lots of food. Be careful about leaving food out on the counter or table for extended periods. Reporter Kirby Davis offers these tips to avoid food poisoning… Experts say that over 100 million people in the U.S. will contract food poisoning

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LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT INVITE TO JOIN THEM FOR COFFEE TOMORROW

Local law enforcement officers are inviting you out for coffee. Managing editor Tami Roleff say “coffee a with a cop” is tomorrow… Got a beef or just want to say “thanks for a job well done?” Well, tomorrow is your chance to get up close and personal with Morongo Basin

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, November 22, at the Twentynine Palms Community Food Pantry, 6450 Stardune Avenue.

HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS THIS AFTERNOON

The final Homestead Valley community workshop will be the topic at today’s meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council. Come find out what your neighbors consider the top four priorities that should be addressed in the county’s general plan, and how there is still time to present your views. Residents

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ANIMAL SHELTER ACCEPTING FOOD DONATIONS

The Twentynine Palms animal shelter, Palms ‘n Paws, is housing more than 100 dogs and nearly 30 cats, all waiting to be claimed by their owners or to be adopted by new owners. Feeding so many animals is expensive, and the shelter is accepting pet food donations. Kirby Davis has

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WINS 2ND ROUND CIF PLAYOFF, SEMIS AT HOME FRIDAY

In a huge upset in regional High School sports, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats defeated the #1 rated undefeated Katella Knights in Anaheim by a score of 26-7 in a CIF-SS Division 11 second-round game Friday night. The win will bring the semi-final round to Twentynine Palms this Friday.

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JOSHUA SPRINGS LIGHTNING FOOTBALL ADVANCES TO FINALS

The Joshua Springs Lightning football team pummeled the Trona Tornadoes Friday night, 64-14. Both teams were undefeated coming into the game, but the Lightning team, which is ranked number 2 in the state in 8-man football, had a strong running game and forced a fumble and two interceptions. The Lightning

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$14 MILLION GRANT FOR SALTON SEA RESTORATION PROJECT

The Salton Sea wetland habitat restoration project has received a $14 million grant to sustain migrating birds and fish in the sea. The California Department of Water Resources will use the voter-approved bond funds to build about 640 acres of wetlands where the New River flows into the sea northwest

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SHERIFF’S STATION ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR JOSHUA TREE NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station is collecting donations for the Joshua Tree no-kill animal shelter. Residents can drop off dry dog and cat food, cleaning supplies, blankets, bedding, and other pet-related items during business hours to the Sheriff’s Station on the highway at Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. All donations

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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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REGISTER NOW FOR WOMEN’S PRAYER MEAL

Magnificat, a Catholic women’s ministry, is hosting its quarterly prayer meal December 3. The guest speaker will be Cheryl Ward-Kaiser. The event will be held at the Indian Wells County Club from 9:30 to 12:30. Reservations are required. The cost is $28 per person if seats are reserved by November

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