NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART MESS HALL TO BE DEDICATED ON THE MARINE BASE

The Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center will dedicate a state-of-the-art mess hall Tuesday in honor of a Twentynine Palms Marine who was the first Marine to receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the Iraq War. Cpl. Jason L. Dunham is also the first Marine to receive

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MOTORCYCLE RIDE SATURDAY BENEFITS HOMELESS VETERANS

Attention motorcycle riders, Vets Cruzin’ for a cause will be taking donations to Martha’s Kitchen in Indio with a 30 percent veteran population and come back to Yucca Valley to give out more donations to MB Haven this Saturday, the 22. At the end of the ride, they will have

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS “ON GOLDEN POND” OPENS FRIDAY

The Yucca Valley Theater Company, St. Joseph’s Players, will open the show “On Golden Pond” this Friday to run Saturday and Sunday thought March 16. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to get tickets…

The St. Joseph’s Players production of the classic comedy/drama “On Golden Pond,” opens Friday, February 21,

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DESERT QUILT GUILD SHOW SET FOR MARCH 7TH AND 8TH IN PALM SPRINGS

“Quilting Seasons” is the theme for this year’s Desert Guilds’ Quilt Show to be held in Palm Springs March 7 and 8. The show will feature 150 quilts made by members of three quilt guilds, including Cactus Sewables in Yucca Valley, Coachella Valley, and Pass Patchers, from the Banning/Beaumont area.

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SEMINAR ON DEATH AND DYING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS EPISCOPAL CHURCH

A seminar on death and dying, and how to prepare for it, is being sponsored by the Desert Cluster Baptismal Ministry Team. Some of the topics to be discussed will be catastrophic and chronic illness; making last wishes known; the process of dying; legal considerations, and planning your funeral. The

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DESSERT SOIREE TO AUCTION 3-DAY WINE COUNTRY VACATION

A three-day vacation package to California’s wine county in Sonoma is one of the items to be auctioned during the Dessert Soiree to benefit the Hi-Desert Boys and Girls Club. Managing editor Tami Roleff gets out her auction paddle…

The wine country vacation package includes airfare from LAX, three days

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL WINS SQUEAKER AGAINT BIG BEAR

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ varsity Wildcat basketball team finished their regular De Anza league season play Friday night against the Big Bear Bears in Wildcat Gym, and it was an exciting one! Coach Michael Schneider said the game was evenly matched through the first four periods, and went

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL UNDEFEATED IN LEAGUE AFTER BIG BEAR WIN

The Twentynine Palms High School girls’ basketball team finished their regular season Friday at home against Big Bear. The ‘Cats defeated the Bears 73-to-34, to finish league play at 10-and-0, undefeated for the third consecutive year. The program has now won the league championship for seven straight years. Coach Tim

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FEE FREE DAYS IN THE NATIONAL PARK

It’s big, it’s beautiful, and this weekend it’s FREE. Ranger Pam Tripp tells what “it” is…

How about a free visit to a national park site? The National Park Service has designated the following fee free days for 2014:

February 15-17, for Presidents Day weekend

April 19-20, for National Park

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS COMMERCIAL SOLAR MONDAY

Installation of industrial-scale solar fields in rural living zones will be one of the topics discussed at the Homestead Valley Community Council meeting Monday, February 17. Residents are invited to comment on federal, state, or local issues of interest. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. at Belfield Hall, 58380 Reche

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EXCURSION TO REDLANDS AND CHERRY VALLEY

Not too far away in the Inland Empire are cultural treats. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you on a magical mystery tour to Redlands and Cherry Valley…

Join the Town of Yucca Valley on Wednesday, February 19, for a day trip to the Lincoln Shrine, located at the A.K. Smiley Library

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LITERACY SPELL-A-THON

The Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy has announced the date of its 23rd Annual Spell-a-thon. The spelling bee for adults will be held from 9 to noon March 8 at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. Teams of three

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HEART TO HEART APPRECIATION LUNCHEON

Active duty military women and the wives of active duty military from Twentynine Palms will be honored at a luncheon in Cathedral City in March. Heart to Heart organized the first luncheon in 2008 to let military women know they were loved, appreciated and not forgotten, and that they had

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HANDS ON DECK FOR THE HASTIE BUS BUILDING

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society will be pouring concrete for the new Hastie Bus Exhibit building starting at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, February 17, and needs a few extra hands. If you can help please come to the Old Schoolhouse Museum, 6760 National Park Drive in Twentynine Palms, Monday morning

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FUNDRAISER TO REPAIR BUILDINGS AT HOMESTEAD PARK IN LANDERS

Buildings at the Homestead Valley Park in Landers have recently suffered a rash of vandalism. The repairs to fix the vandalism are costly. The Homestead Valley Community Council needs to replenish the bank account so there will be funds for the 3rd of July fireworks show. The Council will hold

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SPORTSMAN’S BINGO FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC

Bingo at the Sportsman’s Club Sunday, February 16, will benefit the Yucca Valley High School Music Department. The doors will open at 3 p.m., with early bird bingo starting at 4:30. The final game will end about 9 p.m. There will also be raffles. The music department is looking for

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SPAGHETTI AND PIANO AT YUCCA VALLEY METHODIST

Constance Gordy, a classically-trained pianist, performs at the 13th annual Spahetti Dinner fundraiser at the Yucca valley United Methodist Church tonight. Dinner is served from 5 to 7. Gluten-free pasta is available. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 or younger, or $25 for a family ticket.

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FARNDALE MURDER MYSTERY CAST

Casting is complete for the second production at Theatre 29, the Morongo Basin’s premiere playhouse. “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery: Murder at Checkmate Manor,” directed by theater veteran Marty Neider, is a comedy by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr. about a drama group

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“THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE” AT GROVES CABIN THEATRE

“The Artificial Jungle,” playwright Charles Ludlam’s self-proclaimed ”masterpiece of suspense”, opens at Groves Cabin Theatre in Morongo Valley on Saturday, February 15.

In “The Artificial Jungle,” the sociopathic Roxanne schemes to bump off Chester Nurdiger, her pet-store owner husband. Chester uses ventriloquism to sell a mute parrot to an unsuspecting

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“ON GOLDEN POND” AT ST. JOSEPH’S

If you’re still lusting for live theater –there’s more. Mike Lipsitz invites you to enjoy “On Golden Pond”…

The St. Joseph’s Players production of the classic comedy/drama “On Golden Pond,” opens Friday, February 21, in the Parish Hall at the St. Joseph of Arimathea Church at Onaga Tr. & Church

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