DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CAMPOUT

Family-Up of Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is planning an overnight camp-out at Black Rock Campgrounds at 5:00 pm, on Friday, May 16, with breakfast at 8:00 am on Saturday, May 17. For information, call the office at 760 365-6331. The Men’s Breakfast will be held at the church on Saturday,

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MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

There are many resources in the Morongo Basin for individuals and families struggling with mental health problems. Mike Lipsitz points out some of them…

May is mental health month and no better time to make a mental note of some of the services available in Morongo Basin. County Supervisor James

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TWENTYNINE PALMS TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING COMMISSION

Applications are now being accepted for a vacancy on the City of Twentynine Palms Planning Commission. Citizens residing within the city limits of Twentynine Palms who are registered voters and are interested in serving on the Planning Commission may submit a completed application to the City Clerk’s office at City

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SUMMER DAY CAMP AT TWENTYNINE PALMS PARK AND REC

School’s almost out! Managing Editor Tami Roleff says it’s time to sign up your elementary school-age children for summer day camp…

The Twentynine Palms Park and Rec Department has the solution for how to keep children busy during the summer when school is out. Summer day camp runs five, two-week

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SOFTBALL UMPIRES WANTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Applications are now being accepted for umpires for the City of Twentynine Palms’ adult slow-pitch softball leagues. Applicants must be 18 and over and be able to work evenings beginning June 16. Thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations of the game of slow-pitch softball is required; knowledge of ASA

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SOFTBALL REGISTRATION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation is now accepting team registrations for its upcoming adult softball leagues slated to start June 16. Team fees are $400, with $150 due upon registration to guarantee a spot. Men’s league will run on Monday nights; women’s league on Wednesday nights; co-ed on Tuesdays and

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START SMART CLASS

The California Highway Patrol works at improving the driving skills of motorists at all parts of the age spectrum. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells how younger drivers can sharpen their abilities behind the wheel…

Teen drivers are at great risk of collisions, but with the proper amount of control and focus,

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GIVE BIG RESULTS

The Give BIG San Bernardino County web-a-thon raised a total of $548,214 from 2,465 individuals making 3,533 donations to the participating 262 nonprofits throughout our county, exceeding the goal of raising $300,000. These nonprofits offer a variety of services from education to healthcare to recreational activities.

Give Big is a

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“NUNSET BOULEVARD” DIRECTOR KATHRYN FERGUSON

Behind every successful play is a successful director. Mike Lipsitz puts the spotlight on Kathy Ferguson, the director of “Nunset Boulevard”, currently at Theatre 29…

Audiences are raving about NUNSET BOULEVARD. Yes, it’s a musical comedy and yes it’s hysterical, but making comedy takes more than a good script. It

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TWO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK RANGERS GET AWARD FOR VALOR

Two Joshua Tree National Park rangers were presented with a prestigious award for valor by the Department of the Interior at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. yesterday. Danielle Sandoval and Jeremie Johnston were members of a trail crew working near Covington Flats in the park in July 2011 when they

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WOMAN HIKER RESCUED AT 49 PALMS OASIS THURSDAY

Twentynine Palms fire fighters rescued a woman hiking near 49 Palms Oasis in Twentynine Palms yesterday. Shortly before 3:30, the Twentynine Palms Fire Department was called to the popular hiking trail for a report that a woman was passing out and possibly unconscious.

Fire fighters met with park

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HOUSE FIRE IN LANDERS THURSDAY

Landers residents were surprised to see fire engines in their yard when they returned home after a short trip to town yesterday. According to County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard, fire fighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree were called to a house fire in the 5200 block of

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BEHAVIORAL SERVICES FOR YOUNG ADULTS AVAILABLE

Help for those coping with behavioral problems is available locally. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to go for help… Therapeutic Behavioral Services is designed to provide help and support to children and young adults, up to age 21, who exhibit moderate to severe behavioral problems. Clients learn coping

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CLEAN-UP DAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

A Twentynine Palms Cleanup Day is set for Saturday, May 10, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Community Services Center parking lot across from Luckie Park. Items that will be accepted, free of charge, at the drop-off site include household trash in bags (no garbage), scrap metal, appliances, tires

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LOCAL LETTER CARRIERS COLLECTING FOOD

On Saturday, 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 to deliver

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TALES OF THE PACIFIC CREST AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Five months. Alone. Jamie Haney did it. Reporter Dan Stork says she’ll tell you about at the Joshua Tree Library… Jamie Haney will share stories of her epic 2,600 plus mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. She’ll bring her backpack and present images of

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS TO SELECT NEW OFFICERS

New officer elections top the agenda when the Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets this Saturday in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and a $10 full breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the meeting begins at 10 a.m. Following nominations and a vote, the Club will consider revisions to their constitution and bylaws, hear

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ART CLASSES OFFERED AT TWENTYINE PALMS ART GALLERY

The Twentynine Palms Artists Guild is offering art classes this month. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her palette… The Twentynine Palms Artists’ Guild continues its art education program this spring with three exciting art classes in May for youth and adults. A Young Artists class for ages 6 to 17

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WATER-THEMED ART SOUGHT AT HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT

All artists from the Morongo Basin are invited to submit an artwork for a water-themed show at the Hi-Desert Water District in Yucca Valley. Turn-in for entries is May 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Water District’s lobby. All art must reflect the theme of Water-Water, and must

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A MAGICAL CALL FOR ART FROM THE JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery is outing out a call for art. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says they are looking for some magic… Joshua Tree Art Gallery is holding an open call for artists to express the magic of art for its June show, “Abracadabra.” The show opens during Second

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