SAVE THE DATE FOR SPELL-A-THON TO BENEFIT ADULT LITERACY

The Kiwanis Club of Twentynine Palms has announced the date of its 26th annual spell-a-thon. The spelling bee for adults will be held from 9 to noon March 11 at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. Teams of three people

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DESERT STORYSONGS HOST TO PLAY JOSHUA TREE SALOON

Z107.7’s own Jill Carey Michaels will perform live tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… Jill Carey Michaels, who hosts a quirky half-hour show on Z107.7, will be playing with her band Saturday night. Rough and Lovely will be playing at the Joshua Tree Saloon from 6 to 8

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LIFETREE CAFÉ EXPLORES THE EXISTENCE AND SOURCE OF EVIL

The “Lifetree” Café” meets weekly in Twentynine Palms with subject designed to spur deep thought and communication. Reporter Edica Gonzales says this week they will take a close look at what is evil…… The existence and causes of evil will be explored at this week’s Lifetree Café. The free program,

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HEALTHCARE DISTRICT DONATIONS NET HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORTATION

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District recently received two donations to be used for the purchase of an additional handicap-accessible vehicle for its non-emergency medical transportation program. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority donated $10,000, and the Hi-Desert Medical Center Auxiliary donated $20,000. The healthcare district’s LIFT Transportation Services provides free trips

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Z107-7 RADIO PERSONALITY PLAYS AT JOSHUA TREE SALOON SATURDAY

The host of a quirky local show on Z107.7 will be playing with her band Saturday night. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how you can hear the music of Rough and Lovely… Jill Carey Michaels, who hosts a quirky half-hour show on Z107.7, will be playing with her band

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LIFETREE CAFÉ EXPLORES THE EXISTENCE AND SOURCE OF EVIL

The “Lifetree” Café” meets weekly in Twentynine Palms with subject designed to spur deep thought and communication. Reporter Edica Gonzales says this week they will take a close look at what is evil… The existence and causes of evil will be explored at this week’s Lifetree Café. The free program,

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SHERIFF'S PATROL CAR INVOLVED IN COLLISION IN JOSHUA TREE

A Morongo Basin Sheriff’s patrol car was involved in a non-injury traffic collision Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Sheriff’s Deputy Natthaniel Campos was driving his marked Chevy Tahoe patrol unit southbound on Border Avenue about 8:30 p.m. Rickie Vigallon, 61, of Joshua Tree was driving his 2009 Honda CR-V

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TRI-CHAMBER MIXER AT HELEN GRAY CENTER THIS EVENING

A tri-chamber mixer will be held Thursday, January 26, at the Helen Gray Center on the Hi-Desert Medical Center campus in Joshua Tree. Join fellow Chamber of Commerce members for an evening of networking and refreshments. The mixer is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Email your reservation to marketing@hdmc.org.

TRI-CHAMBER MIXER AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW EVENING

Hi-Desert Medical Center will host the tri-chamber mixer tomorrow, Thursday, January 26. It will be an evening of networking, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks at the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. RSVP by emailing marketing@hdmc.org.

FOUR ARRESTS: TWO FOR A STOLEN CAR, TWO FOR WEAPONS

Two Joshua Tree men were arrested early Sunday morning, accused of being in possession of a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a tan Acura just after midnight Sunday morning near Cherokee Trail and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley for not having a license plate. A

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM WORKS TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out tomorrow morning and invite you to join them in beautifying our desert. The next regular pickup for the team is January 25, meeting at Hwy 62 and Torres, on the south side. They will meet from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Gloves,

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HAM RADIO OPERATORS TEST SESSION THIS SATURDAY

Are you interested in becoming a ham radio operator? The Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club (MARC) will have a test session this Saturday, January 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Christopher of the Desert Catholic Church, 61261 Sunburst Drive in Joshua Tree. MARC will test for all license classes. Anyone

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“BRAZZAVILLE” IN CONCERT AT HARRISON HOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

Harrison House Music, Arts and Ecology will host a concert by Brazzaville. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… The group leader of Brazzaville, David Brown, writes songs about love, loss, travel and escape. He’ll be joined by Kenny Lyon on guitar and Danny Frankel on percussion at a concert on

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Z107-7 RADIOTHON RAISES $12,000 FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS SELECT CHOIR

The Twentynine Palms High School Select choir benefitted from a successful radio-thon fund-raiser on Z107.7 Radio Saturday. Choir Director Michael Mayes explained the reason for the event, saying, “Choirs of America invited us to attend a unique conference with world-renowned clinicians and composers. In addition to performing, the conference includes

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CMC ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MUSD ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS

Copper Mountain College Foundation is now accepting applications for its CMC Alumni Scholarships for students who attend high school in the Morongo Unified School District. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the deadline to apply is coming up fast…

One student from each of the three local Morongo Unified School District

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HAM RADIO OPERATOR TEST SATURDAY

Are you interested in becoming a ham radio operator? The Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club (MARC) will have a test session on Saturday, January 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Christopher of the Desert Catholic Church, 61261 Sunburst Drive in Joshua Tree. MARC will test for all license classes. The

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APPLY NOW FOR CMC GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP

Roy Greenleaf, Jr. built his legacy by leaving his entire estate to the Copper Mountain College Foundation. Each spring, the Foundation chooses a local high school student to receive a scholarship that pays tuition fees, books, and living expenses. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

The Copper Mountain College Foundation invites

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK URGES VISITORS TO ENTER AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ENTRANCE

With more than 2.5 million visitors last year to Joshua Tree National Park, the park’s Joshua Tree entrance often has a long line of cars waiting to enter the park. Edica Gonzalez reminds residents to use alternate entrances… Joshua Tree National Park is seeing more and more visitors, adding up

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A REMINDER ABOUT HAVING AN EMERGENCY KIT

The Morongo Basin is near several major earthquake faults, and wildfires and flash flooding are also threats to our area. Prepare yourself by putting together an emergency supply kit and keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you if you have to evacuate. Managing editor Tami Roleff

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, January 21, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be the Match bone marrow

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