SHERIFF'S HELICOPTER RESCUES LOST HIKER NEAR 49 PALMS CANYON

A New York man was rescued by a Sheriff’s helicopter while he was hiking near 49 Palms Canyon in Twentynine Palms Tuesday afternoon. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Terrence Ohalloran called about 4:40 p.m. to report he had been hiking but was lost. He said he had a bottle of

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PIONEER DAYS EVENTS SET FOR THIS WEEKEND IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Some of the events in the second weekend of Pioneer Days in Twentynine Palms include a skateboarding and tattoo competitions on Thursday, October 19. There’s bingo on Friday, and mechanical bull rides Friday and Saturday. On Saturday, start your day with the fire department’s pancake breakfast, followed by a 5K

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PROGRESS MADE TOWARDS REOPENING THE MARINE BASE COMMISSARY

The Defense Commissary Agency, or DeCA, has made significant progress in re-opening the commissary at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. The commissary was closed October 11 due to a severe rodent infestation. DeCA has announced it is thoroughly cleaning the store, training employees on how to

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR “THE MOUSETRAP” AT THEATRE 29

The world’s longest-running play, “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie, will play its last weekend at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms. The play will be performed 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday night, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Reporter Rebecca Havely gives an overview of the play…

The world’s longest running play,

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FRIENDS OF TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY FALL BOOK SALE STARTS TOMORROW

The Friends of the Twentynine Palms Library fall book sale starts tomorrow. Make your fall complete with bargain reading and entertainment by purchasing books (new and used), DVDs, books on CD, videos and magazines. The Friends will hold their fall book sale on October 19 and 21. Friends of the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION TAKING REGISTRATION FOR CO-ED FLAG FOOTBALL

Registrations for the City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation co-ed youth flag football league are currently being accepted online at 29palms.org and at the recreation office through Tuesday, November 7. The fee is $46 per player which includes a jersey. Boys and girls ages 7-14 are eligible to register.

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DECA, TWENTYNINE PALMS BASE OFFICIALS, WORKING TO REOPEN COMMISSARY

Thorough cleaning of the store, an elevated pest control plan and extensive product inspections underline efforts by the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to reopen the commissary at the Twentynine Palms Marine Base. A DeCA spokesman said, “We are working with installation officials to completely resolve any pest issues and reopen

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TWENTYNINE PALMS TO CRACK DOWN ON PARKING EAST OF UTAH TRAIL

The City of Twentynine Palms has received numerous complaints about people who are parking their vehicles in no parking areas on Utah Trail across from Luckie Park. The east side of Utah Trail, between Two Mile Road and Joe Davis Drive, is a no parking zone. On Saturday, the city’s

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FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS AFTERNOON

Free surplus food will be given away today at Spirit and Truth Worship Center Church in Twentynine Palms. Items vary each week, but include fresh produce, juice, meats, bread, milk, chips, beans, soup, and more. The give-away will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. The church is located at

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EXERCISE AND NUTRITION CLASSES START TODAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The county is offering a free four-week exercise and nutrition class starting Tuesday, October 17. The classes will cover nutrition guidelines, medication management, and stretching, balance, and flexibility exercises. The one-hour classes will be held at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center on Adobe Road at 9:30 a.m. There will be

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ tennis and volleyball teams will travel away to Thermal to play Coachella Valley High School. Tennis starts at 3:15; volleyball at 4:30.

Also tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ tennis team will play Desert Hot Springs

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COMMISSARY REMAINS CLOSED ABOARD THE 29 PALMS MARINE BASE

The commissary aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center remains closed indefinitely. A base spokesman said “Due to a recently reported health code violation resulting from a pest control issue identified by a routine inspection in the commissary, it is now closed until further notice. Officials from the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL LOSES KEY DEANZA LEAGUE GAME

By Head Coach Ernest Martinez

The Twentynine Palms High School varsity Wildcats football team lost a key DeAnza league game Friday at home against Rancho Mirage High School, 35-13.

The Wildcats matched the Rattlers’ offensive totals—with both teams gaining nearly identical yardage of 360 yards of offense—but missed scoring opportunities

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FOOD FOR LIFE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR THANKSGIVING

Food for Life needs volunteers to help with its Thanksgiving meal. The organization will provide a free dinner on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23, at First Baptist Church in Twentynine Palms on Split Rock. The meal is served from 1 to 4 p.m. They will need many volunteers to help cook,

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REGISTER NOW FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY’S YOUTH DRAWING CLASS

The 29 Palms Art Gallery is offering a class in line drawing for youth. The class is set for Thursday, October 26, at 4:30 p.m. Members of the Youth Art club get a special discount. Space is limited so register now at 29palmsartgallery.com. The 29 Palms Art Gallery is at

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN WITH WEAPON ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Sunday morning after he was found with a weapon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped Darrell Watson, 31, just after midnight near Desert Trail and Adobe Road for riding a bicycle without a light. During the stop, the deputy found a

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“THE MOUSETRAP” SHOWING AT THEATRE 29 THIS WEEKEND

The world’s longest-running play, “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie, is now playing at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms. The play will be performed 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, and 2 p.m. Sundays through October 22. Reporter Rebecca Havely gives an overview of the play… The world’s longest running play,

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CONFIDENCE BUILDERS SHARED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

Practical solutions for building self-confidence will be shared at Lifetree Café in Twentynine Palms Sunday. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Participants in this free program, titled “The 60-Minute Guide to Greater Confidence,” will discover how to

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory will hold a star party Saturday night, October 14. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will end about 11 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights of the telescopic tour of the cosmos are the planets

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WOMAN ARRESTED ABOARD MARINE BASE FOR VIOLATING RESTRAINING ORDER

Just a day after she was in a Joshua Tree court to request a modification to her felony probation for spousal abuse, a Cathedral City woman was arrested Wednesday on the Marine Corps base for violating a restraining order. Six weeks ago, Viola Jackson-Gentry, 19, began fighting with her former

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