REGISTER NOW FOR GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT VETERANS

Area golfers are invited to the fourth annual American Outreach Invitational golf tournament. Major General William Mullen of the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center will be the guest of honor and keynote speaker at the gala dinner scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 18. The tournament will have a

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MORONGO BASIN YOUTH TENNIS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

The Morongo Basin Tennis Association will host a youth tennis league at Twentynine Palms High school from March 13 to May 12. Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Saturdays there will be family play days from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ tennis team will host Desert Mirage High School at home. First serve is at 3:15.

JOSHUA TREE PARENTS ACCUSED OF FELONY CHILD ABUSE PLEAD NOT GUILTY

Two Joshua Tree parents were arrested Wednesday, accused of felony child abuse when they and their three minor children were found living in a plywood box in the 7000 block of Sunfair Road. Daniel Panico, 73, and Mona Kirk, 51, made their first appearance in court Friday. The courtroom was

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SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED FOR CARRYING A KNIFE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested late Wednesday night after he was found carrying a knife in his pocket. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped Earnest Akins, 43, who was walking near Airway Drive and Highway 62 about 11 p.m. When the deputy asked Akins to take his

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE VISITS WERE STEADY IN 2017

The National Park Service announced Thursday that the number of visits to all the national parks in 2017—330,882,751– was almost identical to the record-setting 330,971,689 recreation visits in 2016. While the numbers were steady, officials said visitors spent more time in the parks during their 2017 visits compared to 2016.

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IDENTITY THEFT INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN RECOVERY OF NUMEROUS PERSONAL ITEMS

Sheriff’s Deputy Sean Lenihan was conducting an identity theft investigation when he received information that led to a home in the 7000 block of Mohawk Trail in Yucca Valley. Deputies searched the home and recovered numerous victims’ personal information including Social Security cards, birth certificates, death certificates and tax returns.

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APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR GLADYS CAROL SCHOLARSHIP

High school and college students accepted or enrolled in science, technology, engineering, or math programs at accredited colleges may apply for scholarships providing funds for up to two years. Reporter Rebecca Havely offers more information on how to apply…

Applications are now being taken for the Gladys Carol Scholarship program.

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POTENTIAL TOLL ROAD ON 15 FREEWAY

A toll road may be coming to the 15 freeway. The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority is considering a $425 million project that would add express toll lanes on a 12-mile stretch from Duncan Canyon Road to Cantu Galleano Ranch Road. Regionally, the freeway is known as the route to

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PROBLEM SOLVING AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. This week’s discussion will be about different approaches to problem solving. Here’s reporter Tanisha Cureton with the details…

Different approaches to problem solving will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday,

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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR PREGNANCY CENTER

The United Methodist women of Twentynine Palms are collecting gently used children’s clothing to support the Pregnancy Center in Yucca Valley. Donations of clothing in size 2T through 4T may be dropped off at the Desert Trail office, Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce, or at the United Methodist Church on

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“HERE COMES THE FUN” CARNIVAL COMING TO LUCKIE PARK

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club is making plans for its carnival at Luckie Park later this month. Reporter Rebecca Havely says you can buy your wristbands now…

Come have some fun at the “Here Comes the Fun” carnival in Twentynine Palms at Luckie Park from Thursday, March 15, through Sunday,

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ART SHOW AT JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY

This is your last chance to see the “Painting on Painting” exhibit at the Joshua Tree Art Gallery before the show ends tomorrow. The exhibition includes minimalist and abstract works by James O’Keefe and David Mackenzie. A new solo show will open at JTAG March 10 and run through April

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JOSHUA TREE PARENTS ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE PLEAD NOT GUILTY

Two Joshua Tree parents were arrested Wednesday, accused of felony child abuse when they and their three minor children were found living in a plywood box in the 7000 block of Sunfair Road. Daniel Panico, 73, and Mona Kirk, 51, made their first appearance in court today. With a courtroom

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JOSHUA TREE COUPLE ARRESTED AFTER CHILDREN FOUND LIVING IN A PLYWOOD BOX FOR 4 YEARS.

Two Joshua Tree parents were arrested Wednesday after they and their three children were found living in a plywood box. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was on patrol about 11 a.m. Wednesday in the 7000 block of Sunfair Road in Joshua Tree and noticed an abandoned travel trailer,

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REACH OUT OFFERS FREE RIDES TO MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS

One of the many services offered by Reach Out Morongo Basin’s “neighbors helping neighbors” program is free transportation to medical appointments. With more on the program and its services, here’s managing editor Tami Roleff…

Reach Out Morongo Basin provides transportation for local residents to medical, dental, hospital, and therapy appointments.

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BLOOD DRIVE AT VON’S IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Lifestream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, March 3, at Vons in Yucca Valley from noon to 5 p.m. Donors with O-negative blood are especially needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Lifestream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. For

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PARENT RESOURCE EVENT AT JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY CENTER TOMORROW

All parents, soon-to-be parents, and those who want to become parents, the Joshua Tree Community Center is holding a parent resource event Saturday, March 3, to help answer your questions and make being a parent a little easier. There will be classes to help you learn about things you didn’t

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST RESIGNS

Executive director of the Mojave Desert Land Trust Danielle Segura announced that she will be resigning her position with MDLT to accept a new position. With more information, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman…

After four years at the Mojave Desert Land Trust, Danielle Segura is resigning her position as executive director

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LOW-COST PET SERVICES OFFERED LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will offer low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in March for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you with

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