TWENTYNINE PALMS LIGHT PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in the 19th Annual Winter Light Parade to be held in conjunction with the City’s tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday, December 3, beginning at 5:15 p.m. The parade staging area is on Crestview Dr. between Adobe Rd. and Ocotillo Dr.

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW-COST VACCINE CLINICS

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine clinics in December for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Clinics will be held from 10 to 2 in Joshua Tree, behind the

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TLC LOOKING FOR DONATIONS

A holiday tradition, Tender Loving Cause, or TLC, is already gearing up for its 28th annual Christmas event. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says TLC is looking for donations… Tender Loving Cause, or TLC, has been organizing volunteers to provide a free Christmas meal to residents of the Morongo Basin for

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BASIN-WIDE BREAKFAST TO FEATURE SUPERVISOR RAMOS

The Basin Wide Foundation will hold their monthly breakfast meeting this Thursday, December 5, at Helen Gray Center at the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. Third District County of San Bernardino Supervisor James Ramos will outline this past year’s accomplishments and touch on issues and what’s ahead for the

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PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DINNER AND FAMILY GAME NIGHT WEDNESDAY

It’s dinner and family game night at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church Wednesday, December 4, starting at 6 p.m. Following dinner there will be crafts for the kids and games for the adults. The church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail, Yucca Valley. RSVP to the office at 760-365-6331.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

A bereavement support group will meet tomorrow in Joshua Tree. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the meeting will be at Faith Lutheran Church… Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. Meetings provide a safe, comfortable setting to

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING SCORES FIRST WIN OF SEASON

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan wrestling team placed first in the first competition of the season at Desert Mirage Dual JV Tournament November 26, with 13 wrestlers earning medals. Yucca Valley dominated the competition with the first team going undefeated. The Yucca Valley wrestling team will showcase their talent

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SNOWBIRDS IN THE PARK

They’re back, or will be soon. Ranger Pam Tripp heralds the flight of the snowbirds…

The Snowbird is a common winter migrant easily recognized by its lightly covered, bright colored plumage. Traveling in well-appointed nests, they usually arrive in early January to take advantage of the warmer temperatures in the

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PEDIATRIC CAREERS

It’s a long and expensive process, but it’s worth it if you care about kids. ROP Broadcasting student Jocelyn Valdez tells what it takes to become a pediatrician…

Are you interested in a medical career specializing in treating children? Becoming a pediatrician could be the right choice for you! As

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QUILT GUILD MEETING

The Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet Monday, December 2, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. The doors open at 12:30 p.m., the meeting begins promptly at 1 p.m. Following lunch, the general meeting will feature Monica Gonzales of Monica’s Quilt and Bead Shop. Gonzales will

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR — PART 2

The Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir was notified this past spring that it had been invited to participate in a multi-day workshop in New York City next April, a trip that would culminate in a performance in Carnegie Hall. In part 2 of a 2-part report on the choir,

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STUFF THE BUS FOR TLC

Tender Loving Cause, or TLC, has been organizing volunteers to provide a free Christmas meal to residents of the Morongo Basin for the past 29 years. But feeding 5,000 people a turkey and ham dinner with all the sides isn’t the only thing TLC does. The organization also provides gift

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BURN PERMITS FOR CAMPFIRES

Now that fall and cooler weather are here, many people are enjoying the night air by sitting around a campfire. CountyFire Captain Mark Murphy of the Yucca Mesa fire station reminds residents and visitors that all campfires and warming fires require a permit. The permits are free; just drop by

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CALL FOR TLC VOLUNTEERS

A local institution, Tender Loving Cause, is looking for help, as it does every year at this season. ROP Broadcasting student Nina Dizon tells how you can help…

 

The annual Tender Loving Christmas holiday event is just around the corner. According to

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REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN BENEFIT AUCTION

ArtFx & Furnishings in Old Town Yucca Valley will be hosting the second annual Hi Desert Holiday Art Auction on December 14 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm as a benefit for ReachOut Morongo Basin and its programs for senior and disabled neighbors. Organizers are seeking donations of artwork for

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29 PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR — PART 1

The Twentynine Palms Select Choir was recognized for their excellence with an invitation to go to New York City for a workshop and perform in Carnegie Hall. In this first of a 2-part report, assignment reporter Taylor Thacker reports on what it was like for the choir to receive the

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JTAG CALLS FOR ART

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery, JTAG, is putting out a call for art for its December show. The themed show is titled PLACE. Artwork may describe geography–whether of an actual place or of the artist’s self, a place in history, or where the artist is now or is going in

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FIREFIGHTERS TOY COLLECTION

Morongo Basin firefighters will be collecting toys to distribute to needy children. Boxes where residents can drop off toys will be in local businesses, banks, and mobile home parks. In addition, Walmart will host a “stuff the truck” event at the store for the next three weekends to collect toys.

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MARINE CROSS-FIT CHALLENGE

Are you tough enough to compete against United States Marines in a cross-fit challenge? The Marines are looking for the toughest athletes in the desert to compete in the Fourth Annual Desert Crossfit Challenge in PalmDesert on December 14, starting at 8 a.m. The event will consist of

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SERVICES FOR BARBARA HIEBER

Barbara Hieber, a 54-year resident of Twentynine Palms, deceased on Sunday November 24 at her home in Twentynine Palms She had retired from civil service after 30 years, in 1989, from the local Marine Corps Base. Among family members who survive her are 4 children, 16 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren.

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