TWENTYNINE PALMS TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING COMMISSION

Applications are now being accepted for a vacancy on the City of Twentynine Palms Planning Commission. Citizens residing within the city limits of Twentynine Palms who are registered voters and are interested in serving on the Planning Commission may submit a completed application to the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 6136 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms. Application forms and a statement of duties are available at City Hall, Monday through Thursday, between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Applications must be received by 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 15. Following review and evaluation of the applications, the City Council will make the appointment. For additional information, call City Hall at 760-367-6799.

SUMMER DAY CAMP AT TWENTYNINE PALMS PARK AND REC

School’s almost out!  Managing Editor Tami Roleff says it’s time to sign up your elementary school-age children for summer day camp…

The Twentynine Palms Park and Rec Department has the solution for how to keep children busy during the summer when school is out. Summer day camp runs five, two-week sessions, for a total of 10 weeks, Monday through Friday, June 16 through August 22, from 6:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Activities include swimming at Luckie Park, arts and crafts, contests, sports, indoor and outdoor games, reading programs, bowling, and more. Summer day camp is limited to children in first through sixth grades. The cost is $520 for the entire summer, with payment plans available, or $125 per two-week session. Space is limited. For more information, call 760-367-7562.

Reporting for Z107.7, this is managing editor Tami Roleff.

SOFTBALL UMPIRES WANTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Applications are now being accepted for umpires for the City of Twentynine Palms’ adult slow-pitch softball leagues. Applicants must be 18 and over and be able to work evenings beginning June 16. Thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations of the game of slow-pitch softball is required; knowledge of ASA regulations is highly desirable. Applications are available at the Twentynine Palms Recreation office from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 760-367-7562.

SOFTBALL REGISTRATION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation is now accepting team registrations for its upcoming adult softball leagues slated to start June 16. Team fees are $400, with $150 due upon registration to guarantee a spot. Men’s league will run on Monday nights; women’s league on Wednesday nights; co-ed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. New this year is a wood bat league scheduled for Friday nights. The deadline to register is Friday, June 6. Team spots are limited. For more information, stop by the recreation office located at Luckie Park or call 760-367-7562.

START SMART CLASS

The California Highway Patrol works at improving the driving skills of motorists at all parts of the age spectrum.  Reporter Taylor Thacker tells how younger drivers can sharpen their abilities behind the wheel…

Teen drivers are at great risk of collisions, but with the proper amount of control and focus, tragedies can be avoided. The Morongo Basin Area of the California Highway Patrol will be holding a FREE Start Smart Class on Tuesday, May 13th, from 6-8pm. The class is geared towards newly licensed teen drivers and their parents and how they can combat problems on the road safely and efficiently. The class is held monthly and a reservation is required due to limited class size. For more information, or to sign up, call 760-366-3707.

GIVE BIG RESULTS

The Give BIG San Bernardino County web-a-thon raised a total of $548,214 from 2,465 individuals making 3,533 donations to the participating 262 nonprofits throughout our county, exceeding the goal of raising $300,000. These nonprofits offer a variety of services from education to healthcare to recreational activities.

Give Big is a 24-hour online give day throughout San Bernardino County that raised funds for the local nonprofits that serve our communities. This was our county’s first ever dedicated day of giving and this philanthropic effort was meant to build a culture of philanthropy in our community.

Jim Schooler of Yucca Valley, a steering committee member for San Bernardino County’s Give Big event this past Thursday, reports that more than $30,000 was raised for Morongo Basin organizations.  Unofficial results from the Razoo site showed more than 20 local organizations benefiting from the donation opportunity, with the Copper Mountain College Foundation the leading local beneficiary with over $5000 in donations.  A fuller listing of unofficial results is in this story at z1077fm.com.

  • CMC Foundation                                                 $5,130
  • Dreams 4 Kids                                                      $4,040
  • Youth Sports Park/ Miracle League                 $3,855
  • MB Unity Home                                                    $2,284
  • Mojave Desert Land Trust                                  $2,270 plus a $400 golden ticket bonus
  • Morongo Basin Haven                                       $2,075
  • Sky’s the Limit                                                      $1,660
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Hi Des                        $1,312
  • MB Humane Society                                           $1,070 plus a $400 golden ticket bonus
  • MB Historical Society                                          $  770
  • Reach Out Morongo Basin                                $  735
  • HDMC District Foundation                                $  725
  • Wildlands Conservancy                                     $  590
  • Morongo Basin Ambulance                               $  550
  • Theatre 29                                                             $  505
  • Desert ARC                                                          $  320
  • YVHS Career Pathways                                     $  250
  • Feathers n’ Fur                                                    $  248
  • MBAHS/Ctr for Healthy Generations               $  200 plus a $800 golden ticket bonus
  • MB Tennis Association                                      $  150
  • MB Adult Literacy                                                $   70

“NUNSET BOULEVARD” DIRECTOR KATHRYN FERGUSON

Behind every successful play is a successful director.  Mike Lipsitz puts the spotlight on Kathy Ferguson, the director of “Nunset Boulevard”, currently at Theatre 29…

Audiences are raving about NUNSET BOULEVARD. Yes, it’s a musical comedy and yes it’s hysterical, but making comedy takes more than a good script. It doesn’t hurt if you have a multi-award winning Director like Kathryn Ferguson. Barely five feet tall, she’s been a dominant figure in the desert arts scene for 25 years. And for the past ten years, Ferguson’s no-nonsense style backed with solid experience, a respect for those under her tutelage and a sense of humor have drawn top talent and productions to Theatre 29. In NUNSET BOULEVARD, The Little Sisters of Hoboken are invited to perform at the Hollywood Bowl. They are thrilled until they arrive and realize that they are booked into the Hollywood Bowl-A-Rama not the famed ‘Bowl.’ NUNSET BOULVARD runs Friday and Saturdays at 7 p.m. through May 24th, with a Sunday Matinee May 18th. Tickets are $8 to $12 available at theatre29.org, and by calling 760-361-4151. For Z107.7 News, this is assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz.