LETTER CARRIERS COLLECTING FOOD TOMORROW

On Saturday, May 9, letter carriers across the Morongo Basin will be collecting food for families in need. Collect and bag non-perishable food items like canned meats, soups, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, and rice. Place the bag of food by your mail box Saturday for your mail carrier

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MUSICAL, “MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” CAST AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 has cast its next production—the comedic musical who-done-it, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” Based on an unfinished novel by Charles Dickens’, this murderous mystery re-creates the lively, bawdy world of a Victorian-era British music hall. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast list…

Veteran Theater 29 director Charles Harvey

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BOOK SIGNING AT THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Former Joshua Tree National Park ranger Joe Zarki will discuss his new book and hold a book signing at the Old Schoolhouse Museum in Twentynine Palms Saturday, May 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. His book, “Images of America—Joshua Tree National Park” will be available for purchase at the book

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SQUARE DANCING IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight. The lodge is located at 55946 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. Cliff Simpson will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Bob Paull will be cueing Rounds from 7:00 to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL AVID CLUB CARNIVAL TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms High School AVID club is holding a carnival Saturday, May 9, from 11 to 3. There will be games, food, prizes, music, face painting, dancing, and more. The High School is located at 72750 Wildcat Way in Twentynine Palms.

APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR THERESA MIKE SCHOLARSHIP

Select area students are invited to apply for the Theresa Mike Scholarship. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells us who can, and how to, apply…

Applications are now being accepted for Theresa A. Mike Scholarship which range from $500 to $5000. Applicants must be high school students, recent high school graduates, or

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Thirteen athletes from Twentynine Palms High School advanced from the De Anza League finals to the CIF preliminary track and field meet. Coach Ronda Morton said the top performer of the day was Kerenza Robinson who won the 1600 meter, 800 meter, and 4×400 meter relay, and was shy a

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WIND ADVISORY ISSUED FOR THE MORONGO BASIN

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Morongo Basin from 2 p.m. this afternoon to 10 p.m. Winds will be south to southwest winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph. Winds will increase early this afternoon and will be strongest

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SMALL VEHICLE FIRE CLOSES HIGHWAY IN MORONGO VALLEY

Morongo Valley firefighters responded to a small vehicle fire about 10:30 Wednesday morning. According to Fire Captain Mark Murphy, two women were driving east on Highway 62 near Big Morongo Canyon when the engine of their 2000 Toyota Camry caught on fire in the number 2 lane. Firefighters closed the

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CHP OFFERS SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORCYCLE RIDERS

Motorcycles are fun to ride, but there are dangers to riding down the highway at 65 miles per hour. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin has some tips on how to ride safely…

Here are some important safety reminders for motorcyclists. Wear a

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER A FIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

Two people were arrested Tuesday evening following a fight in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses called deputies about 6 p.m. to report that a man was beating a screaming woman in the 62100 block of Verbena Road, banging her head on a car and punching her in

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THREE HOMES BURGLARIZED IN JOSHUA TREE

Three homes were burglarized in Joshua Tree early Tuesday morning. According to Sheriff’s reports, homes in the 61300 block of La Crescenta Drive, 4300 and 4400 blocks of Alta Avenue, reported burglaries Tuesday morning. A neighbor on Alta Avenue heard an alarm sound about 3:30 a.m. and checked the area,

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR “WAIT UNTIL DARK” AT THEATRE 29

The final weekend of the Theatre 29 mystery, “Wait Until Dark” is here. If you haven’t seen this spine-tingling thriller, now’s the time. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to get your tickets…

The classic mystery thriller “Wait Until Dark,” by Fredrick Knott, directed by Ben Bees, has two more

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LOCAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will elect a new club president and executive board at this Saturday’s meeting, followed by an address from Greg Rodriguez, candidate for the 42nd Assembly seat in 2016. Also on Saturday, members will review a draft of by-law changes and organize for the Grubstake Day

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ART INSTRUCTORS’ SHOW OPENS AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

A new art exhibit opens Saturday at Copper Mountain College, Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the show is the first of its kind… Mirrors and Windows is the first invitational exhibition of art by some 18 contemporary artists who are art instructors affiliated with 13 southern California community colleges. The artists

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ART RECEPTION AND JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND CONCERT SATURDAY

Gallery 62 art gallery in Joshua Tree will hold the opening reception for its new show on Saturday, May 9, during the Saturday night Art Crawl from 6 to 8 p.m. Artists on display in May are Patrick Webster, Patricia Knight, Eric Saks, Nichole Vikdal, and Esther Shaw. During the

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BOXOHOUSE OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY

BoxoHouse will hold an open house Saturday, May 9, for its latest artist-in-residence. Chris Peters works with sculptures and video, and during his two-week residency, Peters researched, photographed, and recorded subjects for this exhibition as well as three future projects. Peters is on the faculty at the School of Art

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ALL ABOUT GOLD MINES AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY FRIDAY LECTURE

Everything you have wanted to know about gold mines will be revealed at a lecture in Twentynine Palms Friday evening. Reporter Taylor Thacker stakes her claim….. “What is the deepest gold mine in California? What is the oldest operating gold mine in California? Why does the grade of most precious

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, May 9. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:40 p.m. and end about 1:30 a.m. Highlights of the night will be galaxies and globular clusters, and Saturn will rise later in the evening. Bring water, snacks,

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“HAT’S OFF TO MOTHERS” SATURDAY AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN

Tickets are still available for a luncheon and fashion show at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley. Saturday’s “Hats off to Mothers” event features fashions from Draper’s and Damon’s and modeled by church members, music, and raffles. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door or by calling

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