HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team used a strong first half to claim a 51-42 victory over the Riverside Poly Bears last night in a third round game in the Big Daddy Classic tournament at Notre Dame High School in Riverside. Coach Jess Geeson said sophomore Angie

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CHP COLLECTING TOYS AT THE JOSHUA TREE STATION

The Morongo Basin Area California Highway Patrol is currently accepting new, unwrapped gifts for needy children and families of our local community. All are invited and encouraged to bring donations to the CHP Morongo Basin station at 63683 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree or wherever you see a CHP

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NEW BILL FREES SOLDIERS FROM HAVING TO PAY BACK SIGNING BONUSES

The $611 billion National Defense Authorization Act goes before the U.S. Senate this week: the house approved it on Friday. It is expected to free thousands of California soldiers from paying back millions of dollars they owed the Pentagon for receiving unauthorized bonuses for extending their service. Reporter David Haldane

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OVERFLOW SEATING ADDED FOR “A CHRISTMAS STORY” AT THEATRE 29

The classic holiday favorite “A Christmas Story” is enjoying packed audiences at Theatre 29 and is adding overflow seating to accommodate the extraordinary demand for tickets. The comedy, based on the movie, follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker’s quest to get a genuine Red Ryder Air Rifle under the tree as he

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LEARN TO MAKE ORIGAMI ORNAMENTS AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY SUNDAY

Just in time to decorate the Christmas tree, the 29 Palms Art Gallery is going to show you how to make origami ornaments this Sunday. Managing editor Tami Roleff has details… The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold an art class for youth to learn how to make origami sculptures

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will hold a distribution of federal surplus food from 10 to noon, Friday, December 9, at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street in Joshua Tree

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL ROBOTICS TEAM TAKES THIRD OUT OF 34 IN COMPETITION

The Twentynine Palms High School robotics team, the STEAMCATS 2, took third place in their second tournament this year, the California High Desert VEX Robotics Middle School League, at Ranchero Middle School in Hesperia, last Saturday. The STEAMCATS had eight wins and two losses, and placed third out of 34

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INTELLIGENT DESIGN CONSIDERED AT THE LIFETREE CAFÉ

The area discussion group, Lifetree Café, will have a stimulating conversation about intelligent design this Sunday. Reporter Edica Gonzales has your invitation… Perspectives on intelligent design theory will be explored at a program sponsored by Lifetree Café. A filmed interview with an atheist professor—whose controversial view on the plausibility of

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team used a balanced attack to defeat the Grand Terrace High School Titans, 51-41, in a second-round Big Daddy Classic tournament game at Notre Dame High School in Riverside. Coach Jess Geeson said sophomore Angie Reutgen led the way, scoring 14 points,

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LOCAL SERVICES PLANNED FOR SUE MEADOR

Sue Meador, a 26-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died November 28 in La Jolla. She was 85 years old. Sue Meador is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Geselle and Dwayne McKnight, her son, Bill Meador, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Sue Meador received her master’s degree in education from

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL WINTER CONCERT TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms High School’s annual winter concert is set for tonight. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Get into the spirit of the holiday season with this festive event: the winter concert at Twentynine Palms High School is Thursday, December 8. Bring the entire family to hear the choirs

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CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS GIRL

Southern California’s only law-enforcement based wish-granting charity made sure Christmas came early for a Twentynine Palms girl yesterday. Santa, riding on a fire engine from the Twentynine Palms Fire Department, along with a convoy of Sheriff’s patrol cars, pulled up in front of Adalynn Pierce’s house in Twentynine Palms Tuesday

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS DEATH CALLED SUSPICIOUS

A Desert Hot Springs death is being called suspicious. A woman, whose body was discovered Monday in Desert Hot Springs, died under what’s being called suspicious circumstances, police said. The 40-year-old was discovered about 6:30 a.m. in the 66200 block of Desert View Avenue, near Cactus Drive, according to Desert

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HOME FIRE SAFETY TIPS

Fires kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined, and 85 percent of all fire deaths occur in residences. A few simple steps may save your life and the lives of loved ones. Reporter Kirby Davis offers these safety tips… Smoke and flames can engulf a house very quickly. Smoke

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NEW RESTAURANT COMING TO TWENTYNINE PALMS

A new locally owned and operated restaurant is coming to Twentynine Palms. Marilu’s Gastropub will be celebrating its official grand opening Tuesday, December 13, at 8:00 a.m. Featuring what is called a “a mix of new materials and vintage salvage finds,” owner Jeanne Mattiussi has created a friendly 49-seat restaurant

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors called a special meeting at 6:00 tonight to elect new officers. Managing editor Tami Roleff says in the regular meeting that follows, directors will be approving change orders and approving contracts…. Among the items on tonight’s meeting of the HI-Desert Water District board

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD IN CLOSED AND OPEN SESSION TOMORROW

On the agenda for tomorrow’s regular 2 p.m. meeting of the Copper Mountain College board of trustees, is a closed session evaluation of the president/superintendent Jeff Cummings near the top of the meeting. Back in open session, trustees are expected to finalize the non-credit community education course schedule for this

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

At Thursday’s (December 8) meeting of the Morongo Basin Transit Authority, directors will recognize the employee of the quarter. Following staff reports, directors will be asked to approve a five percent increase in the base salaries for the general manager and the director of cooperative purchasing and grants. Directors will

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OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM DECKED OUT FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society invites visitors to ring in the season by checking out the annual holiday display at the Old Schoolhouse Museum. Edica Gonzales says this year’s display is designed around a musical theme… The Old Schoolhouse’s annual holiday display is built on the theme of music and

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FIREFIGHTERS COLLECTING TOYS FOR TLC

San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters are busy collecting toys at boxes at area businesses, including the 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 to families in need. The toys

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