BLOOD DRIVE IN LANDERS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, February 21, at the Moose Lodge in Landers, from noon to 5:30. The Moose Lodge is located at 58266 Reche Road. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All

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DRUG AND SHARPS DROP-OFF AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

Protect yourself and the environment by taking old drugs and needles to the Hi-Desert Medical center tomorrow. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has more on the free drop-ff event… Each year, thousands of pounds of prescription drugs end up in landfills, endangering the environment. Medicines are a special type of hazardous chemical

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TWENTYNINE PALMS OVERSIGHT BOARD MEETS MONDAY

At long intervals, an official group meets in Twentynine Palms to mop up issues related to the dissolution of the Redevelopment Agency. Reporter Dan Stork says the next such meeting is Monday… The Oversight Board to the Successor Agency to the Dissolved Twentynine Palms Redevelopment Agency will hold a regular

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SPORTSMAN CLUB BINGO TO SUPPORT UNITY HOME

Hey bingo lovers—the Sportsman’s Club in Joshua Tree will be holding Bingo for a Cause to support the Morongo Basin Unity Home, a local domestic violence shelter, on Sunday, February 22. The doors will open up at 3:00 p.m. The early bird bingo starts at 4:00 p.m. The Sportsman’s Club

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DINNER TONIGHT, SUNDAY BREAKFAST, TACOS WEDNESDAY AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. The Sunday breakfast is pancakes, eggs, omelets, quesadillas, and bacon and sausage, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

DESERT FERMENTERS MEET AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

Those who prepare food and beverages using fermentation techniques can meet together tomorrow, Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains… SoCal Desert Fermenters will hold its inaugural quarterly meeting for both novice and experienced fermenters to share experiences, techniques, recipes, and tastes of homemade fermented foods and beverages. Examples include sauerkraut, sourdough

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FREE MEAL OFFERED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Food for Life serves hot, nutritious meals from 3 to 5 p.m. each Saturday at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. Tomorrow, Palms Baptist Church will serve hot dogs, salad and dessert.

SELF-DEFENSE CLASS TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley is offering a self-defense workshop. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with that story… A two-and-a-half hour self-defense workshop is being offered on Saturday, February 21, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. by the Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department. It includes demonstrations, hands-on instruction and a

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FREE GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Seventh-day Adventist church will host a free gospel music concert on Saturday afternoon, February 21, at 4:30 p.m. In addition to local talent, Pastor Curtis Wright—a world-class banjo player—will be featured. The community is invited to this concert at 8035 Church Street. Refreshments will be served after

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GARAGE AND BOOK SALE AT BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH

Blessed Sacrament Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a garage sale and book sale Saturday, February 21. The sale starts at 8:00 a.m. till everything is gone. All proceeds go to the church. Blessed Sacrament church is located at 6785 Sage Avenue in Twentynine Palms. For more information, call 760-367-3343.

BOUTIQUE, CRAFT AND BAKE SALE AT YUCCA VALLEY MASONIC LODGE

The Galaxy Club of the local Eastern Star is holding a spring boutique and craft fair tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, located at 7062 Theater Road, Yucca Valley, behind the Food 4 Less. Besides various vendors, bake sale items will be for sale as

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SERVICES SET FOR RAMON LOMELI

Ramon Lomeli, a 41-year-resident of Joshua Tree, died Monday, February 16. He was 81 years old. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Guadalupe; sons Jose Luis Lomeli of San Bernardino; Ramon Lomeli, and Jose Lomeli, of Yucca Valley; and Roberto and Cindy Lomeli of Yucaipa; daughters Maura

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TWENTYNINE PALMS U-TURN CRASH SENDS THREE TO THE HOSPITAL

A Twentynine Palms man who tried to make a U-turn on Adobe Road is believed to be responsible for a crash that sent three people to the hospital Wednesday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Lewis Roller, 91, was driving a 2000 silver Suzuki Grand Vitara northbound on Adobe

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NEW TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY MANAGER IS A FAMILIAR FACE

It was anticipated that the Twentynine Palms City Council would name a new permanent city manager following its special closed session meeting last night. Reporter Dan Stork says the council’s choice is someone well-known locally… The Twentynine Palms City Council has selected Frank Luckino to be the next city manager

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SHERIFF ASKING FOR HELP IN TROUBLED NEIGHBORHOOD

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in helping to shut down drug activity in a neighborhood in Yucca Valley. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, deputies have been called numerous times to the 6900 block of Tamarisk Avenue, where they have made arrests for drug paraphernalia, possession

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HI-DESERT WATER APPROVES ASSESSMENT REPORT

Calling its meeting last night one of the most important meetings the Hi-Desert Water District has ever had, the Board of Directors approved the engineer’s assessment district report during a marathon 4-hour meeting, in which directors discussed the report for more than an hour. Assuming the voters pass an assessment

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD THREATENED WITH DISSOLUTION

The Morongo Valley CSD Board met in regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said the Board heard they are under threat of dissolution and being taken over by the County… At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, General Manager Donna Munoz confirmed a LAFCO requirement

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REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN DOING THE HAPPY DANCE

Organizers of the 11th Annual Parade of Homes are doing the “happy dance” due to record-breaking attendance for Reach Out Morongo Basin’s longest-running fundraiser. Reach out raised more than $8,500 with nearly 270 parade-goers from all over—the Coachella Valley, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties, as well as out-of-state

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JOSHUA SPRINGS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL OFFERS FREE TUITION

Parents who want to give their children a Christian education but who thought they couldn’t afford it have an option in a program that’s believed to be the first in the nation. Managing editor Tami Roleff talked with Joshua Springs Pastor Jerel Hagerman about its revolutionary new plan… “We’ve always

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH DINNER AND LECTURE SUNDAY

In honor of Black History Month, the Apostolic Lighthouse Assembly church will host a lecture and dinner Sunday, February 22, featuring Dr. Joseph Bailey. Bailey, an orthopedic surgeon, is an expert on Black history who has written 32 books and writes for the Black Voice in San Bernardino. The lecture

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