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HEAD ON COLLISION KILLS WOMAN IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY
FBI WARNS SENIOR CITIZENS BEING TARGETED BY FRAUD
COUNTY ASSESSOR POSTMUS SAYS HE WILL COOPERATE WITH DA
14TH ANNUAL YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL LINE-UP ANNOUNCED
AUDITIONS FOR "SCAPIN" AT THEATER 29 TONIGHT
ROCKINí FOR J.T. TRIES TO STOP EAGLE MOUNTAIN MEGADUMP *
HOSPICE FOUNDATION SPONSORS LIVE GRIEF TELECONFERENCE
FORMER CMC PRESIDENT ON SHORT LIST IN LAKE TAHOE
YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER BOARD MEETS TOMORROW MORNING *
KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP AT YUCCA VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL *
LIBRARY WEEK ACTIVITIES IN 29 PALMS
YVHS BASEBALL LOSES SQUEAKER TO BANNING
 
 

HEAD ON COLLISION KILLS WOMAN IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY
ONE DEAD AND 5 INJURED IN A HORRIFIC HEAD ON COLLISION ON HIGHWAY 247 JUST NORTH OF HIGHWAY 62 AT WARREN WAY IN YUCCA VALLEY LAST NIGHT. SHERIFFS DEPUTY RAY CAMACHO SAID THAT AT AROUND 8:15 SUNDAY, TWO VEHICLES, ONE DESCRIBED AS A FULL SIZED PICK-UP AND THE OTHER AS A MID SIZED COMPACT CAR, WERE DRIVING IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS. THE VEHICLE TRAVELING SOUTH VEERED ACROSS THE DOUBLE YELLOW LINES AND SMASHED HEAD ON INTO THE NORTHBOUND VEHICLE. THE DRIVER OF THE SOUTHBOUND VEHICLE, DESCRIBED AS A WHITE FEMALE ADULT, WAS KILLED OUTRIGHT, AND PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. THE WOMANíS PASSENGER, IDENTIFIED ONLY AS "DEBORAH" SUSTAINED MAJOR INJURES AND WAS FLOWN TO DESERT HOSPITAL IN PALM SPRINGS. THE DRIVER OF THE NORTH BOUND VEHICLE, JOSEPH MAYFIELD, 33 OF YUCCA VALLEY, HIS WIFE SARAH MAYFIELD, 27 AND THEIR 3 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER ALL RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES, AND WERE TAKEN TO HI DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BY AMBULANCE. HIGHWAY 247 WAS CLOSED DOWN FOR ABOUT 4 HOURS. THE NAME OF THE WOMAN KILLED IS BEING WITHHELD PENDING NOTIFICATION OF NEXT OF KIN. THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

 

FBI WARNS SENIOR CITIZENS BEING TARGETED BY FRAUD
SENIOR CITIZENS ARE BECOMING MORE AND MORE THE TARGETS OF FRAUD. THE FBI HAS IDENTIFIED WHAT SENIORS SHOULD BE MOST CAREFUL OF,  REPORTER DAN STORK HAS THE WARNING. THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION WARNS THAT FRAUD TARGETING SENIOR CITIZENS IS GROWING. HERE ARE SOME REASONS WHY:

  • MANY SENIORS HAVE NEST EGGS ATTRACTIVE TO CON ARTISTS

  • SENIORS ARE LESS LIKELY TO REPORT FRAUDS, BECAUSE THEY DONíT KNOW WHERE TO GO, OR BECAUSE OF EMBARRASSMENT

  • IF THEY DO REPORT, THEY MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY REMEMBERING THE EXACT DETAILS

  • MANY OF THE FRAUDULENT PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ARE TARGETED FOR OLDER PEOPLE, SUCH AS HEALTH CARE-RELATED SCHEMES AND GOODS.

 

BE LEERY OF THESE COMMON SCAMS:

  • IDENTIFY THEFT

  • HEALTH INSURANCE FRAUDS (VARIOUSLY INVOLVING MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, ROLLING LABS, MEDICARE FRAUD, AND COUNTERFEIT PRESCRIPTION DRUGS)

  • HOME REPAIR SCHEMES

  • FOREIGN LOTTERY FRAUD

  • ADVANCE FEE CREDIT CARD FRAUDS

  • INVESTMENT FRAUD, AND

  • CHARITY SCHEMES.

  • RECOVERY SCHEMES THAT RE-TARGET VICTIMS, CLAIMING TO HELP THEM GET THEIR MONEY BACK, FOR A FEE.

PROTECT YOURSELF BY SHREDDING CREDIT CARD RECEIPTS AND OLD BANK STATEMENTS, AND CLOSING UNUSED ACCOUNTS. DONíT RESPOND TO OFFERS YOU DONíT UNDERSTAND, TALK OVER INVESTMENTS WITH SOMEONE YOU TRUST, REQUIRE ALL PLANS AND PURCHASES TO BE IN WRITING, AND DONíT PAY IN ADVANCE FOR SERVICES. IF YOU BELIEVE YOUíVE BEEN VICTIMIZED, CALL A LOCAL OR STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.


COUNTY ASSESSOR POSTMUS SAYS HE WILL COOPERATE WITH DA
AFTER SEARCH WARRANTS WERE SERVED ON THE COUNTY ASSESSORíS OFFICE THURSDAY, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY ASSESSOR BILL POSTMUS ISSUED A STATEMENT FRIDAY SAYING HIS OFFICE WILL COOPERATE WITH THE ONGOING INVESTIGATION BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEYíS OFFICE "THE INQUIRY WILL NOT INTERFERE WITH OUR DAY-TO-DAY PUBLIC SERVICE, AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A SWIFT RESOLUTION," POSTMUS SAID. INVESTIGATORS ON THURSDAY SERVED SEARCH WARRANTS AT THE ASSESSOR'S OFFICE. A SPOKESWOMAN FOR THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE DECLINED TO PROVIDE DETAILS ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION. IT IS UNCLEAR WHAT INFORMATION THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IS SEEKING, OR HOW LONG THE INVESTIGATION HAS BEEN UNDER WAY. SECOND DISTRICT SUPERVISOR PAUL BIANE SAID HIS OFFICE PLANS TO ENSURE THAT THE ASSESSORS OPERATIONS ARE UNAFFECTED BY THE INVESTIGATION.
 

14TH ANNUAL YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL LINE-UP ANNOUNCED *

AUDITIONS FOR ďSCAPINĒ AT THEATER 29 TONIGHT
THEATER 29 WILL BE HOLDING AUDITIONS TONIGHT FOR THE CLASSIC MOLIERE FRENCH COMEDY "SCAPIN" TRANSLATED FOR THE MODERN STAGE. REPORTER JOHN HUFF HAS THE CASTING CALL..... AUDITIONS FOR DIRECTOR LES TAYLORíS PRODUCTION OF THE THEATRE 29íS MOLIERE CLASSIC, "THE TRICKERIES OF SCAPIN" ARE CALLED FOR THIS MONDAY EVENING AT 6:30 AT THE THEATRE. THE TRICKERIES OF SCAPIN IS A HILARIOUS COMMEDIA DEL ARTE TOUR DE FORCE BY THE FRENCH MASTER PLAYWRIGHT THAT HAS BEEN TRANSLATED FOR THE MODERN STAGE. LOVE CROSSED, LOVE CONFUSED, LOVE MISTAKEN, IT BECOMES A COMEDY OF ERRORS AND GREAT FUN FOR ALL. TAYLOR SAID THE CLASSIC COMEDY CALLS FOR TWO MEN TO PLAY 40-60, FOUR MEN, 18-30, ONE MAN OF INDETERMINATE AGE, TWO WOMAN AGES 18 TO 30 AND ONE WOMAN OF INDETERMINATE AGE. ACTORS SHOULD DRESS COMFORTABLY AND BE READY TO MOVE. TAYLOR SAYS, WHILE THIS IS "CLASSIC" THEATRE, IT IS NOT SHAKESPEARE. DONíT BE AFRAID, EXPERIENCE A DIFFERENT KIND OF THEATRE, AUDITION FOR SCAPIN. CALL LES TAYLOR TO LEARN MORE: 366-8471.

 

ROCKINí FOR J.T. TRIES TO STOP EAGLE MOUNTAIN MEGADUMP *

HOSPICE FOUNDATION SPONSORS LIVE GRIEF TELECONFERENCE
A SPECIAL LIVE TELECONFERENCE FOR THOSE LIVING WITH GRIEF WILL BE OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS WEDNESDAY BY THE HOSPICE FOUNDATION OF AMERICA. REPORTER TAMMI ROLEFF HAS DETAILS..... THE HOSPICE FOUNDATION OF AMERICA SPONSORS A LIVE TELECONFERENCE EACH YEAR ON LIVING WITH GRIEF. THIS YEARíS TELECONFERENCE, SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY FROM 10:30 TO 1:30, WILL FOCUS ON CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS. THE PROGRAM PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF PROFESSIONALS INCLUDING DOCTORS, NURSES, FUNERAL DIRECTORS, PSYCHOLOGISTS, EDUCATORS, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND BEREAVEMENT COUNSELORS, AS WELL AS THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO SHARE AND EXCHANGE IDEAS ON HOW TO SUPPORT GRIEVING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS. CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PROFESSIONALS WHO ATTEND THE TELECONFERENCE. THE TELECONFERENCE WILL BE HELD IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF THE INLAND COUNTIES AT 56300 29 PALMS HIGHWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY.
 

FORMER CMC PRESIDENT ON SHORT LIST IN LAKE TAHOE
THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE, WHO LEFT UNDER A CLOUD, IS ON THE SHORT LIST TO BE THE NEW PRESIDENT OF LAKE TAHOE COMMUNITY COLLEGE . THOM ARMSTRONG, WHO IS LISTED IN PRESS REPORTS AS, QUOTE - THE SUPERINTENDENT-PRESIDENT OF COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE IN JOSHUA TREE, CALIF., FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS, UNQUOTE, IS ON A LIST OF 4 OF CANDIDATES TO REPLACE DEPARTING PRESIDENT GUY LEASE WHO RESIGNING AT THE END OF THE YEAR FROM THE SOUTH LAKE TAHOE INSTITUTION. ARMSTRONG WAS LET GO BY THE COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD JULY 17 OF 2007 AFTER A SERIES OF CLOSED SESSION MEETINGS. SOURCES AT THE COLLEGE SAID HIS LEAVING WAS NEGOTIATED BY LEGAL COUNSEL AFTER COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS WERE QUESTIONED. IT WILL BE UP TO THE LAKE TAHOE COLLEGE'S BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO MAKE THE FINAL DECISION ON WHO WILL BE THE THIRD PRESIDENT OF THE 33-YEAR-OLD, TWO-YEAR COLLEGE. BEFORE THE BOARD MAKES A DECISION, THE COMMUNITY WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO MEET THE CANDIDATES AND ASK QUESTIONS. ARMSTRONG IS UP FIRST, FROM 9-10 A.M. THURSDAY, IN THE ASPEN ROOM OF THE COLLEGE LIBRARY.

YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER BOARD MEETS TOMORROW MORNING *

KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP AT YVES *

LIBRARY WEEK ACTIVITIES IN 29 PALMS
THE 29 PALMS LIBRARY IS CELEBRATING NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK, REPORTER DAN STORK CHECKS OUT ALL THE ACTIVITIES BEING OFFERED....... THE 29 PALMS LIBRARY IS CELEBRATING NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK, WHICH RUNS THROUGH SATURDAY APRIL 19TH, WITH A DIFFERENT EVENT EVERY DAY FROM APRIL 14TH TO APRIL 18TH:

  • ON MONDAY, YOU CAN WIN PRIZES IN A WORD-SEARCH CONTEST

  • DO CATERPILLAR-THEMED CRAFTS AND COLORING PAGES, EAT GUMMY INSECTS, AND ENTER A CONTEST TO NAME THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM MASCOT ON TUESDAY

  • ON WEDNESDAY, COMPLETE LIBRARY-THEMED TRIVIA QUESTIONS AND WIN PRIZES

  • BRING A POEM TO SHARE WITH OTHERS ON THURSDAY

  • CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK WITH REFRESHMENTS AT AN OPEN HOUSE AT 3 ON FRIDAY.

THE LIBRARY IS LOCATED AT 6078 ADOBE ROAD IN 29 PALMS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THE LIBRARY, CALL 367-9519, OR VISIT

WWW.SBCOUNTY.GOV/LIBRARY, AND CLICK ON BRANCH INFORMATION TO GET TO THE BRANCH WEB PAGE. LIBRARY HOURS ARE NOON TO 8 MONDAY AND TUESDAY, 10 TO 6 WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, AND 9 TO 5 ON SATURDAY.

 

YVHS BASEBALL LOSES SQUEAKER TO BANNING
THE YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM GOT AND TRAVELED TO BANNING THURSDAY TO BATTLE THE BRONCOS. TROJAN PITCHERS XAVIER SIDALL AND RYAN ROGERS KEPT THE TROJANS IN THE GAME, WHILE THE TROJAN OFFENSE MADE A HEROIC COMEBACK. THE TROJANS GOT THE TYING RUN ON BASE IN THE LAST INNING, BUT CAME UP SHORT AND LOST 7-4. THE TROJANS NEXT GAME IS TODAY, VS CITRUS HILL AT HOME.

THE YVHS BOYS TENNIS TEAM MADE A PERFECT SWEEP IN THEIR MATCH AGAINST DESERT MIRAGE HIGH SCHOOL IN THERMAL ON FRIDAY. COACH JENNIFER HARLOW SAYS THE FINAL SCORE WAS 18-0 BRINGING THE TEAM'S OVERALL LEAGUE RECORD TO AN IMPRESSIVE 7-1. NEXT, THE BOYS TAKE ON CITRUS HILL HIGH SCHOOL IN YUCCA VALLEY TODAY.

 

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