FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will hold a distribution of federal surplus food from 9 to 11, Tuesday, September 20, at the Twentynine Palms Community Food Pantry, 6450 Stardune Avenue.

AUDITIONS FOR “A CHRISTMAS STORY” AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Auditions for Theatre 29’s final show of the season “A Christmas Story” are tonight. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast break down… Auditions are tonight Monday, September 19 at 6 p.m. on the Theatre 29 mainstage at 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms. The hilarious comedy, “A Christmas Story” follows

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS TODAY

There will be lots to discuss at today’s meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council. The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan Record of Decision and renewable energy development will be discussed, as well as reactions to the workshop in Johnson Valley last week. In addition, the relocation of tortoises by

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BOOSTER CLUB FORMING FOR COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BASKETBALL PROGRAM

Inter-Collegiate College Basketball is coming to Copper Mountain College. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a booster’s club is being formed… An extracurricular athletic program has long been anticipated at Copper Mountain College. Now the College’s Foundation has announced plans to launch inter-collegiate Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams next fall. In a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT QUALIFIES FOR NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

A Twentynine Palms High School senior is one of 16,000 semi-finalists nationwide who qualified for the National Merit Scholarship program. Joshua Elmer is one of 1.5 million students from 22,000 schools who took this assessment in the fall of 2015. He now has the opportunity to advance to become a

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School varsity Trojans football team came away with an impressive Homecoming victory over Western Christian on Friday under the lights. The Trojans dominated with a final score of 85-0 with Elijah Lynch starting as quarterback and Jake Moore finishing. This win improved their record to an

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Sara Snyder has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday.

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LIONS CLUB COLLECTING EYEGLASSES

In just about any home, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life. Sara Snyder explains how you can help… Imagine if you could help a child read, or an adult succeed in his or

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AUDITIONS FOR “A CHRISTMAS STORY” AT THEATRE 29 MONDAY

Auditions for Theatre 29’s final show of the season, “A Christmas Story,” are set for Monday. The hit comedy, will be cast by director Eric Ross, who has pre-cast the roles of the Mother, Father, and Teacher, but still has many roles available, including adult Ralphie, 20 to 40, and

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HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY  

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, September 19. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at Reach Out, 7255 Joshua Lane, Suite C in Yucca Valley. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School volleyball team will host West Shores High School from Salton City. First serve is at 4:30 p.m.

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPO THIS WEEKEND

The fourth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo starts Saturday morning with an art fair on the lawn at the 29 Palms Inn, and an opening reception at the 29 Palms Art Gallery Saturday evening. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… The fourth annual Joshua Tree National Park

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SUNDAY MATINEE FOR THEATRE 29’S “THE SECRET GARDEN”

Based on the beloved Frances Hodgson Burnett novel, “The Secret Garden” is set in 1905 India. It tells the story of young Mary Lennox who— after the sudden death of her parent—is sent to live with an unknown uncle at the bleak Misselthwaite Manor in England. She finds solace in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHURCH TO HOLD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Apostolic Lighthouse Assembly Church in Twentynine Palms will celebrate its eighth anniversary Sunday, September 18, and the public is invited to a free picnic. The event starts at 1 p.m. at the church, 6450 Stardune Avenue, and then will move to Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms. All food is free.

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE RECRUITING FOR SPORTS BOOSTER CLUB

Copper Mountain College is seeking support for a sports booster club. Reporter Mike Lipsitz shares how you can become one of 100 charter members… An extracurricular athletic program has long been anticipated at Copper Mountain College. Now the College’s Foundation has announced plans to launch inter-collegiate Men’s and Women’s Basketball

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PUBLIC LANDS DAY EVENT IS NEXT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

The clean-up at Big Morongo Canyon Preserve—to mark National Public Lands Day—is next week, Saturday, September 24. Due to incorrect information provided by the Bureau of Land Management, Z107.7 mistakenly announced the event would be held today. National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public

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COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM SPAGHETTI DINNER

The Morongo Basin Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, will hold a fund-raising spaghetti dinner tonight, September 17, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children, for spaghetti with meatballs, garlic bread and salad. The Elks will have

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FISH AND CHIPS AT VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post’s Sunday breakfast special is a pancake special from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The VFW Post is located on Veterans way north of the highway in downtown Joshua Tree.

VFW SPONSORS POKER RUN

The Joshua Tree VFW is raising funds for Veterans Helping Veterans by hosting a poker run. So ante up and place your bets. Here’s reporter Kirby Davis with more… The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post $7264 will hold its fourth annual poker run Saturday, September 24. The ride

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OPEN BASKETBALL STARTS SUNDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Yucca Valley Recreation Department will offer adult open gym basketball on Sundays beginning Sunday, September 18. The drop-in style program is for adults only and will feature two co-ed sessions. Ages 30 and up will play from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., and ages 18 to 29 will play from

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