Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored on Monday across the country and here in the Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms. News Director Gary Daigneault invites you to join the celebration…
“I still have a dream.”
The celebrated civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is probably best known for his unforgettable speech at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., in 1963.
“A dream deeply rooted in the American Dream. I have a dream.”
Commemorating Dr. King’s birthday, which is celebrated Monday, January 20, the Twentynine Palms Bible Baptist Church will hold its 14th annual march.
“That one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed…”
The one-mile march starts at 8 a.m. at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road and ends at Palms Southern Baptist Church, 5285 Adobe Road. Following the march at about 9 will be a program with Twentynine Palms Mayor Dan Mintz, local speakers and performances from church groups, followed by lunch.
“‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ALL men are created equal.’”
The public is invited to join in the march and attend the program.
The Morongo Basin Historical Society is boldly going where no historical society has gone before. The historical society is hosting the fundraiser “Area 62,” a day-long event celebrating the area’s ties to UFOs and extra-terrestrials. Reporter Diana Jones puts on her foil hat…
The Morongo Basin Historical Society boldly goes where no other Historical Society has gone before with “Area 62,” a fundraiser built around the history of Giant Rock, the Integratron, George Van Tassel and local ET history. There will be UFO presentations and exhibits, a catered lunch, followed by a trip to Giant Rock, games and prizes. Participants will be the first to view a new UFO exhibit, featuring a crashed spacecraft and ET replicas. The event is set for January 26, from 10 ’til 5 at the MBHS Museum and Research Center in Landers. Tickets are $45 per person, and space is limited. To reserve your spot, call Barbara Harris at 760-365-3266.
A collectables showcase, an eclectic home with Art Deco and Art Nouveau touches, and a desert oasis complete with waterfall are three of the six homes in this year’s 10th Annual Parade of Homes. The homes tour, set for February 16, is the biggest fund raiser of the year for Reach Out Morongo Basin. Reporter Sara Snyder has more details about the homes on this year’s tour…
Featured on the tour this year in Yucca Valley are the Double J Ranch, owned by Jimm and Joanne Peterson, and the Willows, owned by Sanford Berlove and Anja Homburg; in Joshua Tree, FurstWurld, owned by Bobby Furst and the Desert Lily owned by Carrie Yeager; and in Twentynine Palms, Kasa de Kinsman owned by Ray and Eva Kinsman, and the Tile House, the home of artist Perry Hoffman. Tickets, $25 each, will be available for sale at Reach Out Morongo Basin offices in the Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley senior centers, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce offices, ArtFx and Furnishings in Yucca Valley, Desert Trail office in Twentynine Palms, Cowboy Attic in the Historic Plaza-29 Palms and Windemere Realty in Yucca Valley and at our Z107.7 studios. Tickets will also be available the day of the tour at any of the featured homes, or by calling Reach Out at 760-361-1410.
On Wednesday, the Twentynine Palms girls’ basketball team raised its record to 12 and 4 overall and 1 and 0 in league with its win over Shadow Hills, 64 to 23. Paige Rossi and Andraliah Lee led all scorers, each scoring 14 points. Tusia Brown had 12 points and Cherokee Turner scored 10 points.
The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ varsity basketball team started their De Anza league play on the road against the Knights of Shadow Hills. It was a defensive battle the whole way, and the Wildcats lost by nine points, 53 -44. Andrew Wilson was the leading scorer with 13 points and 8 rebounds; Alex Chavez had 10 points, 8 rebounds, and Javier Soriano had 10 points.
Also on Wednesday, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ soccer team lost to Shadow Hills 4-to-0.
In high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat soccer and basketball teams will play Desert Mirage High School. The Lady Cats will travel to Thermal with their game starting at 5 p.m. The Desert Mirage Rams will travel to Twentynine Palms for the boys’ soccer match, and boys’ and girls’ basketball. Soccer starts at 5; girls’ basketball at 6; and boys’ basketball at 7:30.
The Yucca Valley High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will travel away to Desert Hot Springs to play the Golden Eagles. The girls’ game starts at 6 p.m., tip-off for the boys is at 7:30.
In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan wrestling team will be in the second day of the West Covina Tournament, with the first match at 8 a.m.