ORGAN DONATION TRULY A GIFT OF LIFE

Through the miracle of tissue and organ transplantation, thousands of lives are saved, and the quality of life for hundreds of others, is greatly improved. In fact, transplantation is one of modern medicine’s true triumphs. Every three hours, someone in the United States dies because of the shortage of donor

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WINE AND CHEESE PARTY TO BENEFIT NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER

A wine and cheese party will be held November 29 to benefit the Morongo Basin’s only no-kill animal shelter. The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Art Gallery, on the highway in downtown Joshua Tree. Admission is $10, and proceeds benefit the animal shelter. The event is

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DESERT STORYSONGS COMING TO Z107.7 SUNDAYS

Sunday afternoons on Z107.7 is gaining another local, quirky show, starting this Sunday, November 27. Jill Carey Michaels, an artist, performer, and author of “Debutante without a Dress” and “No Customer Service” left New York and stopped in the Morongo Basin this summer, and she never left. Michaels hosted radio

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FIREFIGHTERS COLLECTING TOYS FOR TLC

San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters have been busy throughout Morongo Basin this week. They’ve been placing collection boxes at area businesses, including Z107.7 studios in Joshua Tree as part of the Tender Loving Christmas event. The hope is to fill the boxes with new, unopened toys and help bring Christmas

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THE COMEDY “KITCHEN WITCHES” HAS SUNDAY MATINEE AT ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH

The St. Joseph’s Players production of the comedy, “Kitchen Witches” continues its run in Yucca Valley. Come see the 2:30 matinee tomorrow Sunday, November 11. Have a house full of family and out-of-town guests? Bring them along. Tickets are $9. to $11. Available at the door. And beware you might

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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 today

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“A CHRISTMAS STORY” PERFORMS THREE SHOWS THIS WEEKEND AT THEATRE 29

The classic holiday favorite “A Christmas Story” is live on stage at Theatre 29. It opened last weekend and continues its run with three performances this weekend. Tonight November 25 at 7 p.m. Saturday the 26 also at 7 and this Sunday the 27 there’s a 2:30 matinee. This Christmas

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JOSHUA TREE’S NO-KILL SHELTER INVITES YOU TO A TOUR

The Joshua Tree No-Kill animal shelter which is run by the Morongo Basin Humane Society invites you to help kick off the November 29 Give Big 24-hour on-line donation drive sponsored by the County of San Bernardino.

The first event is this Saturday, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2

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BASIN BUSINESSES COMPETE FOR BEST HOLIDAY DECORATING

‘Tis the season! You can get into the holiday spirit by entering your business in the annual Holiday Decorating Contest, co-sponsored by Z107.7 Radio and the Hi-Desert Publishing Company. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says all it takes to enter is a phone call…

Z107.7 and Hi-Desert Publishing team up again for

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SATURDAY’S STAR PARTY PROMISES NIGHT SKY SPECTACLES

Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center invites stargazers to enjoy the desert night sky tomorrow night at a free event beginning at 5:30 pm. The Observatory is at 9697 Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms, just outside the main (north) entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. A tour of the

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HONEYBEES UP FOR DISCUSSION IN JOSHUA TREE ON SATURDAY

High Desert Beekeepers Association meets tomorrow from noon to 2 p.m. at The Nourishing Tree in Joshua Tree. Winter hive preparation is the topic of discussion and Charla Shamhart will give a report from the Apitherapy Society conference where more than half the attendees were beekeepers. High Desert Beekeepers Association

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TOMORROW IS THANKSGIVING DAY, PUBLIC OFFICES AND SERVICES WILL BE CLOSED

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, most public offices, state, county and local municipalities will be closed. The San Bernardino County Court will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Thursday, November 24 in observance of

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FAKE RETAIL APPS ARE POPPING UP FOR THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON

With the holiday shopping season just around the corner, the Better Business Bureau is warning iPhone owners about fake retail apps popping up in Apple’s app store that will steal your information. Kirby Davis has more information about this latest scam…

Counterfeiters have impersonated themselves as retail chains like Dollar

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ONE ARREST AFTER A MAN WAKES TO A BEATING

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Monday night after her live-in boyfriend called 911 claiming he had been assaulted. Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the 6900 block of Mohawk Trail to find 30-year-old Terra Garcia intoxicated and belligerent. Garcia’s boyfriend told deputies she had consumed almost an entire liter of vodka

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WE REVIEW “A CHRISTMAS STORY” NOW PLAYING AT THEATRE 29

The classic holiday favorite “A Christmas Story” is live on stage at Theatre 29. It opened last Friday to an enthusiastic full house. Reporter Rebecca Havely offers this review of the Christmas classic…

The ensemble cast of “A Christmas Story” is full of extremely talented young actors. Rory O’Brien is

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING THANKSGIVING MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Food For Life will host the Betty Garrett Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 24. The meal will be served at First Baptist Church on Split Rock, across from the AM/PM. A traditional meal of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, and dessert will be served. People

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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR DUI AFTER DRIVING INTO HER EX-BOYFRIENDS HOUSE

A 31-year-old woman ran into some trouble Sunday afternoon … quite literally. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Viridiana Garrett drove to her ex-boyfriend’s house in the 56100 block of Onaga Trail in Yucca Valley just before 5 p.m. Sunday. Garrett attempted to drive off after learning her ex-boyfriend was not

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DRUNKIN’ DONUTS LEAD TO AN ARREST

When 30-year-old Zakary Whitehill admitted to a Sheriff’s deputy shortly after midnight last Saturday that he “should not be driving” it came as no surprise. According to the Sheriff’s report, the Joshua Tree resident had been doing donuts in the dirt lot just north of Del Taco on the highway

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WATCH OUT FOR THE MEDIC-ALERT SCAM

Scam artists continue to rip off residents of our Morongo Basin. Reporter Sara Snyder warns about the “Medical Alert” scam… A new twist to the telemarketing scam. With promises of a “free” medical alert system, the scam targeted seniors and caretakers and claimed to be offering the system free of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED

The City of Twentynine Palms City Council regular meeting scheduled for this evening has been canceled. The next regular meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 13.