BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, January 27, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 1 to 5 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those

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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH ART PROGRAMS

Youth art programs are being offered in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you how to apply for scholarships… The Public Arts Advisory Committee of Twentynine Palms will be offering small grants to support youth art programs in 2015. The committee aims to encourage and assist the community’s participation in

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BOARD MEMBER SOUGHT FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District is accepting applications for one seat on the board of trustees. The Board meets at 5:30 on the last Thursday of the month. Board members create policy for operating the public cemetery and hold annual performance review for the cemetery’s employees. Applicants must be registered

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LOCAL POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS WEDNESDAY

High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association’s next quarterly meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28, at Yucca Mesa Improvement Association Community Center. Founder Charla Shamhart will bring samples of many poultry feeds available locally and talk about nutritional content that chickens and other poultry need to grow properly

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JACKALOPE JUNCTION PART OF REACH OUT PARADE OF HOMES

Reach Out Morongo Basin offers its eleventh annual parade of homes fundraiser. Six homes were chosen this year. Reporter Rebecca Havely focuses on one of the chosen homes… This year the parade of homes stretches from Pioneer Town through Western Hills, Yucca Mesa and the West end of the Morongo

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GYM TO HONOR THE LATE RICHARD CASEY

The Twentynine Palms High School gym is being renamed the “Richard Casey Memorial Gymnasium” tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27, during half-time of the girls’ varsity basketball game. The game starts at 6:00 p.m. Casey, of Twentynine Palms, died October 20 from an aggressive form of melanoma. He was 53 years old.

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SCHOOL ENGLISH LANGUAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District will be holding a District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC) meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27, at Condor Elementary School at 3:45 p.m. They will be discussing: English Learners—How they are identified and reclassification procedures; the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) and what it means;

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE KATIE FERRY

The annual Rotary Club sponsors the Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant, set for February 7 at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Z107.7 radio is introducing you to the candidates as the pageant approaches. Today, we meet Katie Ferry… Today we visit with Katie Ferry, a junior at Joshua Springs Christian High

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Congratulations to Yucca Valley High School Trojan junior varsity wrestler Larry Williamson for placing first, and for girls Fernanda Macias placing second, and both Julianne Fuentes and Vanessa Contreras for placing first at the annual Trojan War tournament here at Yucca Valley High School on Saturday, January 24. Next up

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IN AND OUT DAY FOR STUDENT ART AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery is inviting all students in grades 7 through 12 to submit art for its annual judged student art show. Art must be brought to the gallery Sunday, January 25, from 3 to 5, or Monday, January 26, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The show will

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HOSPITAL BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETINGS ON MERGER THIS WEEK

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold three special meetings to hear public input on its proposed lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare Corporation. The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 26, at the Yucca Valley Senior Center behind Town Hall; Tuesday, January 27, at

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APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR CEMETERY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District is accepting applications for one seat on the board of trustees. The Board meets at 5:30 on the last Thursday of the month. Board members create policy for operating the public cemetery and hold annual performance review for the cemetery’s employees. Applicants must be registered

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION BRANCH

The parks are America’s greatest classroom, telling our stories, and conserving the best natural spaces offered. At Joshua Tree National Park our Environmental Education branch provides curriculum-based programs to students from kindergarten through 12th grade throughout the southern California desert area. Offering both in-park and in-class programs, education staff present

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TRAINING SET FOR COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM

Morongo Basin Community Emergency Response Team, CERT, has a new training academy starting tomorrow, Thursday evening February 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There are eight weekly classes. The final exam, practical, and graduation will be on April 9. All classes will be held at the Senior Center at

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TWO MARINES KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two Marines have died in a helicopter crash during a training exercise aboard the Twentynine palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center. According to a release from the Base Public Affairs office, a Third Marine Aircraft Wing helicopter crashed at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday, January 23. Both Marines on board the

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SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ARRESTED AND ACCUSED OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A bus driver for the Morongo Unified School District was arrested Thursday evening, accused of possessing child pornography and two acts of child molestation. A search warrant was served at the home of Alex Gomez, 57, of the 4600 block of Mesquite Springs Road in Twentynine Palms, on December 30,

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SKY’S THE LIMIT HOLDS STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party tonight. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:45 p.m. and end about 11 p.m. The waxing moon will be visible in the early evening. Jupiter and the Milky Way will be visible later in the evening, as

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE PUTS OUT CALL FOR ART

The Copper Mountain College Art Program is calling all artists in the Morongo Basin and Palm Springs to join them in their first invitational themed art show, Invention, Reinvention. All types of media are welcomed. The entries will go on display in February in the Ada Hatch Center for public

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HARRISON HOUSE JAZZ PERFORMANCE TONIGHT

Harrison House hosts a jazz collaboration performance tonight. Three artists have combined their talents to create a unique entertainment experience. Michael White is a jazz violinist, composer and QiGong artist. He will perform with jazz vocalist Leisei Chen, a musical prodigy since age 4 and founder of QiArts, bringing movement

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FIRE PLACE SAFETY TIPS

Accidents involving fireplaces are a major cause of preventable home fires. County Fire urges residents to keep safe while they keep warm. Here is reporter Caitlin Logan with some cool weather safety tips to help you stay warm safely… Stay safe while you stay warm! Have your chimneys inspected and

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