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CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL OUT IN FORCE THIS NEW YEARS WEEKEND *

WE TAKE A LOOK BACK AT 2008, THE FIRST IN A 5 PART SERIES

US CENSUS BUREAU NOW TESTING FOR THE 2010 COUNT

GRANT MONEY AVAILABLE FOR NON-PROFITS

SQUARE DANCE CLASSES BEING OFFERED

EXPLORE TWENTYNINE PALMS

NEW YEAR, SAME OLD SCAMS, BEWARE

TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE SIGN-UPS

YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL LADY TROJANS TAKE 3RD IN PALM SPRINGS HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT

 

CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL OUT IN FORCE THIS NEW YEARS WEEKEND *

WE TAKE A LOOK BACK AT 2008, THE FIRST IN A 5 PART SERIES
2008 WAS A BUSY YEAR IN THE MORONGO BASIN. OVER THE NEXT 5 NEWS DAYS, Z107.7 NEWS WILL TAKE A LOOK BACK AT SOME OF THE MAJOR STORIES OF THE YEAR… BROUGHT FORWARD FROM 2007 GREENPATH NORTH, LOS ANGELES’ DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER’S PLAN TO RUN HUGE POWER LINES THROUGH PORTIONS OF THE BASIN RAN AFOUL WITH THE CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS, TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY AND THE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, WHO ALL PASSED RESOLUTIONS DENOUNCING THE PLAN. CONTINUING OUR LOOK BACK AT 2008, IN APRIL, THE HIGH DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD BEGAN A MOVE TO SCRAP BRIM HEALTH CARE, HIRED IN 2003 TO MANAGE THE HOSPITAL. IN THE END, BRIM WAS OUSTED AT A COST OF $270,000. BOTH THE YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION AND TOWN COUNCIL APPROVED PLANS FOR A SUPER-WALMART, DESPITE OBJECTIONS BY SOME LOCAL RESIDENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS. AUGUST SAW A REFERENDUM PETITION CIRCULATED THAT FAILED TO GARNER ENOUGH SIGNATURES FOR THE BALLOT. 2 LAW SUITS CONTINUE TO HOLD UP THE SUPER WALMART PROJECT.

US CENSUS BUREAU NOW TESTING FOR THE 2010 COUNT
THOUGH A WAYS AWAY, THE US CENSUS BUREAU IS GEARING UP FOR THE 2010 NATIONAL HEAD COUNT. LOCALLY, THE CENSUS BUREAU WILL BE HIRING CENSUS TAKERS FOR ASSIGNMENT IN THE MORONGO BASIN. TESTING FOR THESE POSITIONS CONTINUES SATURDAY AFTERNOON JANUARY 10TH AT 1, IN THE COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA ASSOCIATION BUILDING, 65336 WINTER ROAD. PAY WILL BE APPROXIMATELY $16,50 AND HOUR, PLUS MILEAGE. TO RESERVE YOUR TESTING SEAT, CALL 1-866-861-2010. FOR THOSE WHO EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY RESERVING A TEST SEAT, BRING YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE AND SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, AND YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO TEST IF SEATING IS AVAILABLE.

GRANT MONEY AVAILABLE FOR NON-PROFITS
NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE BENEFIT TO THE MILITARY MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR GRANT MONEY. REPORTER TAMI ROLEFF HAS THE DETAILS -----
THE OFFICER SPOUSES CLUB OF 29 PALMS IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS FROM NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. ANY NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT BENEFITS THE MILITARY IN SOME WAY IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A GRANT. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION IS MARCH 1. TO RECEIVE AN APPLICATION, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE OSC AT PO BOX 6012, 29 PALMS, 92277, OR E-MAIL OSC 29 PALMS @ HOTMAIL.COM.

SQUARE DANCE CLASSES BEING OFFERED
IN THE NEW YEAR, ITS TIME TO SQUARE UP AND DO-SE-DO, AS THE SAND SHUFFLERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB OFFERS SQUARE DANCE LESSONS STARTING IN JANUARY 14TH. JOIN THE SAND SHUFFLERS FOR THIS FUN AND INTERESTING PASTIME EVENINGS AT 7, AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS ELKS LODGE ON 29 PALMS HIGHWAY. COST FOR THE LESSON IS $4, A PARTNER IS NOT REQUIRED, HOWEVER GENDER BALANCE IS NOT GUARANTEED. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL JOHN KING AT 367-9633.

EXPLORE TWENTYNINE PALMS
IF YOU HAVE FRIENDS COMING TO VISIT AND ARE LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL ATTRACTION, LOOK TOWARDS THE 29 PALMS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S’ "EXPLORE TWENTYNINE PALMS" TOUR. FOR A MERE $17.50, VISITORS WILL BOARD A STATE OF THE ART NATURAL GAS POWERED BUS, WHERE WILL EXPERT TOUR GUIDES WILL SHOW OFF ALL THAT 29 PALMS HAS TO OFFER, INCLUDING STOPS AT THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE MUSEUM, ART GALLERY, LUNCH AT THE HISTORIC 29 PALMS INN… AND A TOUR OF ALL THE FAMOUS 29 PALMS MURALS. ALONG THE WAY, DON’T BE SURPRISED IF THE TOUR GETS TO EXPERIENCE A WILD WEST "HOLD UP" STAGED BY THE GUN FIGHTERS’ FOR HIRE. TO MAKE RESERVATION, CALL THE TWNETYNINE PALMS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT 367-3445.

NEW YEAR, SAME OLD SCAMS, BEWARE
DESPITE THE FACT THAT WE ARE MOVING INTO A NEW YEAR, SCAM ARTISTS AND THIEVES ARE AND WILL CONTINUE THEIR ATTEMPTS TO RIP US OFF. REPORTER SARA ALMES JOINS US WITH THIS WARNING ABOUT A JURY DUTY SCAM ------
THE PHONE RINGS, YOU PICK IT UP, AND THE CALLER IDENTIFIES HIMSELF AS AN OFFICER OF THE COURT. HE SAYS YOU FAILED TO REPORT FOR JURY DUTY AND THAT A WARRANT IS OUT FOR YOUR ARREST. YOU SAY YOU NEVER RECEIVED A NOTICE. TO CLEAR IT UP, THE CALLER SAYS HE'LL NEED SOME INFORMATION FOR "VERIFICATION PURPOSES"-YOUR BIRTH DATE, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, MAYBE EVEN A CREDIT CARD NUMBER. THIS IS WHEN YOU SHOULD HANG UP. IT'S A SCAM. JURY SCAMS HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR YEARS, BUT HAVE SEEN RESURGENCE IN RECENT MONTHS. COMMUNITIES IN MORE THAN A DOZEN STATES HAVE ISSUED PUBLIC WARNINGS ABOUT COLD CALLS FROM PEOPLE CLAIMING TO BE COURT OFFICIALS SEEKING PERSONAL INFORMATION. AS A RULE, COURT OFFICERS NEVER ASK FOR CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE; THEY GENERALLY CORRESPOND WITH PROSPECTIVE JURORS VIA MAIL. THE SCAM'S BOLD SIMPLICITY MAY BE WHAT MAKES IT SO EFFECTIVE. WITH ENOUGH INFORMATION, SCAMMERS CAN ASSUME YOUR IDENTITY AND EMPTY YOUR BANK ACCOUNTS. IN RECENT MONTHS, COMMUNITIES CALIFORNIA REPORTED SCAMS HAVE AND URGED PEOPLE TO CALL THEIR LOCAL DISTRICT COURT OFFICE IF THEY RECEIVE SUSPICIOUS CALLS. PROTECTING YOURSELF IS THE KEY: NEVER GIVE OUT PERSONAL INFORMATION WHEN YOU RECEIVE AN UNSOLICITED PHONE CALL.

TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE SIGN-UPS
SIGN UPS FOR TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE’S T-BALL, BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL ARE BEING HELD IN THE YUCCA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER, FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM, JANUARY 3RD, 10TH AND 17TH. IN ADDITION, TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE HAS ANNOUNCED A "CHALLENGER DIVISION FOR CHILDREN WITH SPE8ICAL NEEDS. THIS DIVISION IS OPEN TO KIDS AGES 5 THROUGH 18. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT ONLINE AT TRI-VALLEY-LITTLELEAGUE.ORG.

YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL LADY TROJANS TAKE 3RD IN PALM SPRINGS HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT
THE YUCCA VALLEY LADY TROJAN BASKETBALL TEAM USED A 33-18 SECOND HALF TO PULL AWAY AND WIN 3RD PLACE IN THE PALM SPRINGS HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT, DEFEATING NEWPORT HARBOR 56-42. THE TROJAN GIRLS WERE PACED BY LAUREN BUSHONGS WITH 22 POINTS AND TABITHA VIGENS WITH 20 POINTS, AS THEY IMPROVED TO 10-2 ON THE SEASON. CASSIDY SARGEANT CAME OFF THE BENCH TO SCORE 6 POINTS AND OLIVIA GEESON ADDED 4 POINTS FOR THE TEAM, WHO DON'T HIT THE COURT AGAIN UNTIL JANUARY 7TH WHEN THEY TRAVEL TO COACHELLA VALLEY.

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