TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY DISTRICT MEETS THURSDAY

Directors for the Twentynine Palms Public Cemetery District will hold their monthly meeting Thursday, April 24, at the cemetery office, 5350 Encelia Avenue in Twentynine Palms. Among the items on the mostly routine agenda, the directors will be asked to approve the proposed budget for fiscal year 2014-15 and the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS TEEN BOOK CLUB MEETS TOMORROW

The classic fantasy novel, “The Hobbit” is a tale of Precious treasure, wizards, dwarves, a dragon, and other creatures, as well as the courage and conviction of Bilbo Baggins, who goes on an adventure. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the Twentynine Palms Library teen book club will be discussing the book

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POULTRY ASSOCIATION TO MEET TONIGHT

The High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association will hold its quarterly meeting from 6 to 8 pm tonight (Wednesday, April 23), at Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue off of Aberdeen on the Mesa in Yucca Valley. All chicken lovers and those who keep poultry are invited to attend. Experienced

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COUNCIL ON AGING MEETS TOMORROW

The monthly meeting of the Morongo Basin Regional Council on Aging will be Thursday, April 24, at 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Nutrition building in the Yucca Valley Community Complex. All seniors and all those interested are welcome to attend.

REGISTER NOW FOR SEMINAR ON HIP AND KNEE PAIN AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

It’s a sad fact that age and sports take their toll on our joints. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a session on options for those who suffer from hip and knee pain… Today’s options for hip and knee replacement offer shorter recovery times. If hip

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REGISTRATION DUE FOR MOJAVE VIPERS YOUNG MARINE PROGRAM

All youth who are joining the Mojave Vipers Young Marine Program beginning May 2 must have their registration paperwork turned in by Friday, April 25. Adult staff will be available for registration drop off at Twentynine Palms Elementary in Twentynine Palms between 6 and 7 p.m. For more information, call

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

It’s golf day in high school sports tomorrow. The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat golf team will travel away to Desert Hot Springs to play the Golden Eagles. Tee time is 2:45.

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan golf team will travel to Indio to play the Shadow Hills Knights.

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WOMAN STABBED IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY IN CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY

A Desert Hot Springs woman was stabbed in a case of mistaken identity in Yucca Valley Saturday evening, and a Joshua Tree woman is in custody. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Erica Devine was arguing with another woman in the 58600 block of Barron Drive in Yucca Valley shortly

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DOG ATTACKS WOMAN IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, IS SHOT DEAD

A dog was shot and killed in Twentynine Palms Saturday afternoon after it attacked a woman and her dog. According to a Sheriff’s report, Alecia Endres and Christina Anderson arrived at a home in the 74500 block of Valle Vista about 3:30 p.m. when two dogs ran at them barking

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR SPOUSE ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday afternoon, accused of beating up his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, neighbors reported that Joseph Lopez, 27, of the 7300 block of Bannock Trail, broke out the back windshield of his girlfriend’s car about 8:30 a.m., as well as windows to the

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TOURISM, HOMELESS PRISONERS, PROJECT PHOENIX ON TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council is in for a busy evening of listening and talking at their meeting tonight. Reporter Dan Stork says topics include tourism, a program for homeless released prisoners, Project Phoenix, new city signage, and budget planning topics… The Twentynine Palms City Council starts its 6 p.m.

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will be working on its Development Code at its meeting tonight. The commissioners will be asked to approve amendments relating to, among others, infrastructure improvements, landscaping, parking, property maintenance, soil erosion, and temporary special events. Next, the Commission will be asked to approve an amendment

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“NUNSET BOULEVARD” OPENS FRIDAY AT THEATRE 29

Opening night for “Nunset Boulevard,” the latest in the blockbuster “Nunsense” franchise of musical comedies, is this Friday at Theatre 29, and is sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT. For the opening night performance only, the doors open at 6 p.m. with light hors d’oeuvres,

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM TO MEET TOMORROW

At the last two outings of the Joshua Tree Clean Team, 15 volunteers gathered to pick up at trash. The next Joshua Tree Clean Team will meet tomorrow morning (Wednesday, April 23) at on the highway and Sunnyhill Road, just west of the Hi-Desert Cultural Center, at 8 a.m. There

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY MEETS TONIGHT

A cost-of-living increase is just one item on tonight’s agenda for the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says the Board will also hear an update on adding Landers residents to the district’s service area… Prior to tonight’s regular meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WINS CMC SCHOLARSHIP

A Twentynine Palms High School student was awarded a $1,000 STEM scholarship from Copper Mountain College. The scholarship was awarded to Crystalfaith Rickman, who intends to major in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics at Copper Mountain College.

Jacynda Gutierrez and Crystalfaith Rickman

Rickman, and fellow Twentynine

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TOP 10 WILDCAT SENIORS ANNOUNCED

The top 10 Wildcat seniors in the 2014 Twentynine Palms High School graduating class have been announced. Heather Centner has earned the Valedictorian recognition as the top-ranked student in her class. She is headed off to Northern Arizona University this fall. Suhas Arehalli, ranked #2 in the senior class, will

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CROSS-COUNTRY STAR SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT

A local student athlete has been awarded an athletic scholarship for Cross Country running. Fittingly, it’s across the country. Reporter Dan Stork reports that Jeff Larson is going to New Jersey… Yucca Valley High School has announced that senior Cross-Country standout Jeffrey Larson officially signed his letter of intent to

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SIGN UP NOW FOR MIRACLE LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAMS

Dodger, Angels, Giants and A’s fans get ready, because the Miracle League is ready to play ball. Due to the overwhelmingly positive response, Miracle League Baseball is anticipating extending its league from two to four teams this season. Two games will be played each Monday evening starting April 28 through

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan swim team will travel away to Thermal to play the Desert Mirage Rams. The meet starts at 3:15.