COUNTY SUPERVISORS REORGANIZE, WILL APPOINT LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES TOMORROW

The business portion of tomorrow’s meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino will be postponed from the usual 10 a.m. time until at least 2 p.m. The delay will allow the board to attend funeral services for Riverside County Board of Supervisors Chairman John Benoit. The highly-regarded Benoit died of

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THEATER 29 HONORS THEIR 2016 VOLUNTEERS AFTER A RECORD-BREAKING SEASON

Over 120 volunteers from the Theatre 29 2016 season were honored at the non-profit community theater’s annual volunteer appreciation dinner Saturday night in Joshua Tree. A delicious dinner, family, fun, recognition and stunning performances were all part of the event held at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Memories from the

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS OF YUCCA VALLEY CAST “A FEW GOOD MEN”

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley announces the cast of their next production, the courtroom drama “A Few Good Men” by Aaron Sorkin. With the cast list, here’s the show’s director, reporter Rebecca Havely… In the role of Colonel Jessup is actor Abe Daniels. Playing the defense team trio

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER IN SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION TONIGHT

Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 this evening in a special closed session. Labor negotiations is the only topic of discussion. Tonight’s meeting takes place at district offices on Chollita road in Joshua Tree.

EIGHT GIRLS TO COMPETE IN THE “MISS YUCCA VALLEY SCHOLARSHIP” PAGEANT FEBRUARY 4

The annual “Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant” is set for February 4 at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Reporter Edica Gonzales says the eight contestants are hard at work getting ready…

Eight girls will be participating in the 50th annual Miss Yucca Valley scholarship pageant next month. The scholarship pageant, sponsored

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

On Saturday, December 24, the Twentynine Palms girls’ basketball team traveled to Vista for the So Cal Run n’ Gun Against Cancer Showcase. They played against San Diego section Division 1 Westview High School in the event which is held each year to raise money for cancer research. Coach Tim

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET JANUARY 20

The local chapter of the California Retired Teachers Association will meet on the third Friday in January rather than the usual second Friday. The meeting will be held January 20, at 10 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will welcome Silver Sneakers instructor,

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NEW SHOW AT 29 PALMS VISITOR CENTER ART GALLERY

The Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Art Gallery’s upcoming show will feature the many moods and shades of the desert in the winter. “Winter Blues: Desert Moods and Shades” is an exhibit meant to depict winter in the desert. Artwork will include painting, photography, ceramics, mixed media, and 3-dimensional work.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SOROPTIMIST SPONSOR OPENING NIGHT OF “SYLVIA” AT THEATRE 29

The Soroptimists of Twentynine Palms will host the gala opening night of the tail-wagging comedy, “Sylvia,” at Theatre 29. Managing editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… The comedy “Sylvia” will open at Theatre 29 Friday, January 13, with a gala benefit, hosted by the Twentynine Palms Soroptimists. The gala event

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MEET MONDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will hold its general meeting on January 9 in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, 57098 29Palms Hwy. Doors open at 12:30 and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. New officers will be installed and outgoing officers and committee chairpersons will be

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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 has information on how to apply… One student from each of the three local Morongo Unified School District high schools will

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball teams will host Xavier Prep of Palm Desert at home, starting at 6 p.m.

DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN ARRESTED ON WEAPONS CHARGES

A Desert Hot Springs suspected man was arrested in the pre-dawn hours Thursday following a search of a residential home. Desert Hot Springs police, Riverside County Gang Impact Team, and Special Activities Unit, along with a Post-Release Accountability and Compliance Team, served a search warrant in the 66000 block of

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ARTIST’S TALK AT BOXOHOUSE TODAY

Amanda Beech, an artist-in-residence at BoxoHouse is working on a long-term project which she’ll share at an artist’s talk today, Saturday, January 7. You’re invited to attend the presentation from 3 to 6 p.m. with the talk beginning at 3. There will be a screening of past work and discussion

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REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN RECEIVES GRANT

Reach Out Morongo Basin was awarded a $5000 grant to help residents during widespread power outages and natural disasters from Southern California Edison and Edison International. The Emergency Preparedness and Response grant from Southern California Edison will help Reach Out open the Twentynine Palms Senior Center as an emergency cooling

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COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Community education classes are available at Copper Mountain College. These classes are designed for students who just want to try something new. Community education classes do not require any assessment testing nor do they generate any college credit. In addition, Copper Mountain College offers online open enrollment programs for students

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO SPONSOR ART LAB

Joshua Tree National Park, is partnering with Copper Mountain College, the Mojave Desert Land Trust, and BoxoHouse, along with the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, to create innovative programs and projects in the park. As part of the Joshua Tree Art Innovation Laboratory, National Park Service

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Spend the first weekend of 2017 with Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center during a star party, tonight, Saturday, January 7. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will end about 8 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will

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LIFETREE CAFÉ TO DISCUSS EMBRYO ADOPTION

Lively discussions on issues and concepts that spark thought are offered every week at the Life Tree Café in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff has this week’s subject… The adoption and implantation of human embryos will be discussed at the next Lifetree Café Sunday, January 8. The free 4

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COUNTY FIGHTING PLACEMENT OF DANGEROUS SEX OFFENDER IN THE MORONGO BASIN

Over the last six months, the County District Attorney’s office has fought efforts to have convicted sexually violent predator Luther Evans placed in the Morongo Basin. The proposed area of release includes Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, Morongo Valley, or neighboring communities of the Morongo Basin. In October 2003, Evans was

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