LAST CHANCE TO FOR “FARNDALE MURDER MYSTERY” AT THEATRE 29

Tonight’s performance of the “Farndale Murder Mystery” is the last one in the comedy’s run at Theatre 29. A check of the theatre’s web site at theatre29.org on Friday morning showed many seats available in the first three rows. People who have seen it already reported experiencing side-splitting laughter throughout.

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UNITY HOME ASKS PUBLIC FOR HELP

Morongo Basin Unity Home Domestic Violence Shelter, Outreach and Thrift Store is once again in need of household donations of any kind. Donations and proceeds from the shelter’s thrift store go directly to support their clients. Especially needed now is a small pick-up truck to transport donations within the community.

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JOSHUA TREE ANIMAL SHELTER

One of the hallmarks of a community is how it cares for its dependent animals. ROP Broadcasting student Brianna Bickle highlights the animal shelter in Joshua Tree…

The Morongo Basin Humane Society known as, M.B.H.S., runs the no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree. Every one of the staff, volunteers, and

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL PROM CLOSET

The Yucca Valley High School S-Club is accepting donated dresses for its prom dress closet. The dresses can be dropped off at the Yucca Valley High School front office through April 4. The dresses will be free to any student in the Morongo Basin who comes to the school, accompanied

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SEES CANDY SALE AT JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

You can enjoy delicious See’s Easter Candy, save the cost of gas to drive ‘down below’ and support the library by purchasing your See’s Easter Candy from the Joshua Tree Friends. A variety of See’s offerings are available at the Joshua Tree Library now. In addition, through April 1, the

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Earthquake Jolts Southern California

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake, centered in La Habra, jolted Southern California at 9:11 p.m. tonight. The earthquake came about an hour after a 3.6 earthquake, also centered in La Habra, and was followed by two more aftershocks, with a magnitude of 3.4 at 9:11 and 3.6 9:30. The Morongo Basin

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THREE TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAJOR CRIME SPREE

Sheriff’s investigators may have broken a major regional crime spree. Three Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Tuesday, accused of stealing merchandise and attempting to return it for a refund. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Suzanne Torres, 32, Patrick Wunderlee, 30, and Scott Downen, 61, went to the Food for Less

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COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS TRAIN IN YUCCA VALLEY

Local county firefighters are constantly training to keep their skills sharp. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells us how… During the month of February, Yucca Valley firefighters responded to only four fires. In order to keep their skills sharp, County Fire Captain Steve Lasiter says they have to practice and train

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER REQUEST TO CHANGE ELECTIONS DENIED

At Wednesday’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors, the Directors learned that the Water District’s request to move their elections to even years had been denied, so the elections will continue to take place on odd years. On the Fire side, there were 158 calls for

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WELL-OWNERS INVITED TO WEBINAR SERIES

Three free webinars for homeowners with wells will be offered in April. The webinars will be presented by the National Ground Water Association and will cover groundwater protection on April 2; well maintenance on April 9; and well flooding on April 17. Well owners should register now at www.wellowner.org, and

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INDOOR AND OUTDOOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS BOOTHS NOW AVAILABLE

It is springtime, and that means it is time to start planning for the Annual Grubstake Days Community Fair in Yucca Valley. Reporter Dan Stork says it is time to reserve your booth… The Yucca Valley Grubstakes Days event, on Saturday May 24, will include a Home and Craft show,

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14TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW AND STREET FAIR COMING TO TWENTYNINE PALMS MAY 3

The excitement is building for this year’s 14th Annual Car Show and Street Fair in Twentynine Palms. The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is currently looking for sponsors, vendors, and participants to be a part of this very popular community event. Bigger and better than ever before, this year’s festivities

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A MARATHON AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TOMORROW

It’s a marathon at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker explains…… Hardy stargazers are invited to a Messier Marathon on Saturday, March 29, at Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center. Starting at approximately 7:00 p.m. and ending at sunrise, this free event is open

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TAY CENTER OFFERS YOUNG HOMELESS SERVICES

Pacific Clinic’s TAY Center offers young adults a safe and comfortable place to define and accomplish their life goals. Clients can come to the TAY Center to meet their basic needs such as a meal, shower and a place to do laundry. Once they become drop-in clients they can utilize

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFERING LOW-COST VACCINES AND MICROCHIPPING

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in April for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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LOCAL AUTHOR AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TOMORROW

A local author has finished her fourth book and will be at the Twentynine Palms Library tomorrow for a signing. Managing editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… Accomplished author Mari Collier has just published her fourth science-fiction novel, “Return to Maca.” A Twentynine Palms resident, Collier will hold a book

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A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a pulled pork dinner with potato salad, tonight from 4:00 to 6:00, for a $7 donation. No Sunday breakfast is scheduled. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

The Food for Life meal for tomorrow will be served by Gospel Fellowship at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms from 3 to 5 p.m.

STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCE TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight. John Walter will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Lines will be cued from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. and between tips. For more information contact Dennis at 366-8626.

TRUE VINE CAR WASH TOMORRROW

The True Vine Fellowship Ministry will hold a carwash fundraiser tomorrow to support its youth and community outreach program. The carwash will be from 9 to 2 in the Santana’s parking lot (73680 Sun Valley Drive) in Twentynine Palms.