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COLLEGE SPORTS

The Copper Mountain College men’s basketball team swept all three games in the three-day, eight-team Home Motors Tournament at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria last weekend. The Fighting Cacti won their first game Friday night against Yuba College, 83-77. Saturday, the men played Victor Valley and won 62-55, and...
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32ND ANNUAL WAY STATION THANKSGIVING FOOD GIVEAWAY TOMORROW

“WAY STATION” THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017.

The 32nd annual “Way Station” Thanksgiving give-away is tomorrow, Tuesday November 21, from 8–10 am at 61722 Commercial Street in Joshua Tree. They are giving away turkeys, stuffing mix, onions, potatoes, yams, margarine, celery, carrots, spinach, pies, and cranberry sauce. You do not need ID...
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YUCCA VALLEY MAN, 32, ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF GIRL UNDER 14

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of sexually abusing a minor girl. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Cory Lopez went to the 7600 block of Sage Avenue about 2 p.m. Friday for a report of sexual abuse of an underage girl. The investigation led Lopez to the 57300 block of Yucca...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN SUSPECTED OF ARSON ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms man suspected of starting a vehicle fire earlier this month was arrested Friday. According to Sheriff’s reports, on November 3, firefighters and deputies were called to an area near Adobe Road and Amboy Road about 9 a.m. for a report of a vehicle fire. A man and...
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A NEW WARNING ABOUT SCAMMERS POSING AS THE IRS

Morongo Basin residents have recently been receiving fraudulent phone calls from someone who claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Reporter Andrew Dieleman warns residents to not fall for these scammers who say you owe money…
With tax season fast approaching, federal officials are warning about scammers posing as...
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MORONGO BASIN SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES OFFERS 24 HOUR HOT-LINE

The Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services provides a 24-hour crisis hot-line to help survivors of sexual assault. Counselors can accompany sexual assault survivors to medical exams, police and legal interviews, and court appearances. Speakers are available to talk to schools and community groups about sexual assault and rape prevention. The...
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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER FREE LECTURE ON CHILD DEVELOPMENT THIS EVENING

A pediatrician will give a lecture on the stages of child development this afternoon. Reporter Eric Knabe fills in the details…
Physicians from Hi-Desert Medical Center are offering lectures on key topics to help residents be more informed about their health. Monday, November 20, a local pediatrician will discuss the...
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CLASSIC MUSICAL, “MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS” OPENS THIS FRIDAY AT THEATRE 29

“Meet Me in St Louis” is a classic, family-friendly musical opening in two weeks at Theatre 29 with a gala fundraiser hosted by Kiwanis Club of Twentynine Palms. Here with your invitation is Rebecca Havely…
What better way to begin the holiday season than with a musical for the entire...
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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TAKING DONATIONS FOR THE NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department is accepting donations of pet food, cleaning supplies, blankets and other pet-related items for donation to the Morongo Basin no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree. The shelter especially needs dry dog and cat food, all kinds of puppy and kitten food, cleaning supplies and pet...
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NOMINATE VETERANS FOR CONGRESSMAN COOK’S “HEROES OF THE 8TH”

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley is asking for nominations of veterans to honor at a ceremony next month. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details…
Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley plans to honor military veterans from his district at a ceremony December 19. “Heroes of the 8th” Veterans...
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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS THIS AFTERNOON

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting Monday, November 20. The council represents the communities of Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley. Representatives from the Sheriff’s Department, as well as County Fire and CalFire will be in attendance. An update will be given on the...
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ACORNS FEATURED AT HIGH DESERT TEST KITCHEN TONIGHT

The desert has always appealed to explorers of all kinds. In this report, Mike Lipsitz says this is a nutty, high adventure everyone can savor…
The High Desert Test Kitchen is an informal monthly dinner gathering organized by artist Sarah Witt. Each month explores a different native food that serves...
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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPS IN WEEKEND TOURNAMENT

The Copper Mountain College men’s basketball team swept all three games in the three-day, eight-team Home Motors Tournament at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria last weekend. The Fighting Cacti won their first game Friday night against Yuba College, 83-77. Saturday, the men played Victor Valley and won 62-55, and...
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FOOD FOR LIFE NEEDS THANKSGIVING VOLUNTEERS

Thanksgiving is just a week away. Food For Life is busy preparing for this special day. The meal will be a full turkey dinner. This year the meal will be served at First Baptist Church on Split Rock, 29 Palms from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 23....
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LIGHT PARADE ENTRY CATEGORIES

The Yucca Valley Rotary Club is now accepting applications for its 20th annual Festival of Light parade and friendly competition. Reporter Mike Lipsitz names the categories under which judges will be looking for the best and the brightest…

“Light up the World;” that’s the theme of this year’s Festival of Light...
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NOMINATIONS NOW ACCEPTED FOR MINERVA HOYT AWARD

Nominations are now being accepted for the Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award. Any person, group, or organization that has made a notable achievement on behalf of California deserts, is eligible for the award. Applications are available from the Joshua Tree National Park Association website. Nominations must be received by...
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LECTURE ON STAGES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT

A pediatrician will give a lecture on the stages of child development Monday. Reporter Eric Knabe fills in the details…

Physicians from Hi-Desert Medical Center are offering lectures on key topics to help residents be more informed about their health. Monday, November 20, a local pediatrician will discuss the stages of...
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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department is accepting donations of pet food, cleaning supplies, blankets and other pet-related items for donation to the Morongo Basin no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree. The shelter especially needs dry dog and cat food, all kinds of puppy and kitten food, cleaning supplies and pet...
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THEATRE 29 HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR “THE ODD COUPLE”

Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” will be cast by director Katie Fleischman at Theatre 29’s open auditions. With the details, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely…

Oscar and Felix are a match made in mayhem. A divorced slob and a neat-freak decide to room together, and the hilarity ensues. Auditions will be held on...
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9TH ANNUAL GOURD ART FESTIVAL IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS WEEKEND

The ninth annual gourd art festival, is this weekend at the Yucca Valley Community Center. The free event will feature gourd artists and crafts vendors from all over southern California. In addition to the holiday shopping, there will be classes taught by renowned gourd artists and a raffle on Sunday...
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