FREE BREAKFAST IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Joshua Tree Community United Methodist Church will provide a free community breakfast buffet Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. Used clothing, shoes, coats, and blankets are free to those in need as supplies last. The church is located at 6213 East Parkway.

FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Food for Life, a non-profit ministry designed to feed the hungry, offers free meals from 3 to 5 every Saturday afternoon at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. Tomorrow volunteers from the Spirit and Truth Center will serve chicken and broccoli Alfredo.

FREE MOVIE TONIGHT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms Recreation Movie in the Park program starts tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us what tonight’s free showing will be…

The movie in the park for Friday, June 7, is “The Pirates: Band of Misfits. Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black

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CHAPARRAL ARTISTS MEET MONDAY

The Chaparral Artists will hold their general meeting and potluck Monday, June 10 from 1 to 3 at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 56750 Mountain View Trail in Yucca Valley. The meeting will be a joint meeting with the Morongo Valley Art Colony.

YARD SALE AND CRAFT FAIR IN FLAMINGO HEIGHTS

Tomorrow, Saturday June 8, the Flamingo Heights Community Center will be having a yard sale and craft fair from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 55977 Perris Street in Flamingo Heights. The Center is nine miles up Old Woman Spring Road, turn left on Perris Street, go up a block

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FISH AND SHRIMP AT JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Veterans Way in Joshua Tree is serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:30 to 6:30. There is no Sunday breakfast. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

JOIN REACH-OUT MORONGO BASIN IN CELEBRATING 15 YEARS

Reach-Out Morongo basin celebrates 15 years of valuable community service next Saturday, June 15. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation to the celebration…

Fun and excitement are on the menu when Reach Out Morongo Basin celebrates 15 years of service. This special event will be held in the Friendship Hall

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN ARRESTED FOR BEATING GIRLFRIEND IN CAR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Wednesday morning, after his girlfriend told police he beat her up. According to a Sheriff’s report, Wallie Andrews, 42, was driving to Utah with his girlfriend when he started beating her in the car near Adobe Road and Smith’s Ranch Road in Twentynine

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A REMINDER ABOUT CELL PHONE LAWS

Distracted driving is the number one cause of crashes on area highways, with cell phone use a major contributor. ROP broadcast student Christian McBee has the reminder…

Cell Phone Laws and Regulations while driving in California the top four laws are: 1. All handheld ban for all drivers while driving

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COOLING CENTERS OPENED IN YUCCA VALLEY, TWENTYNINE PALMS, AND JOSHUA TREE

With excessive heat warnings, seniors, infants, young children, and people with chronic health conditions are most vulnerable to health problems during hot weather and should take extra precautions. Residents should check on their elderly family members, neighbors, and friends during extremely hot weather to make sure they are safe. Drink

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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS WANT DEFENSIBLE SPACE AROUND YOUR HOME

With the heat and dryness comes heightened fire danger in our desert. Managing editor Tami Roleff says local firefighters want you to create a defensible space around your home…

Fire Captain Rick Denison said county firefighters will be going to areas in the Morongo Basin that are at high risk

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ESTHER WILLIAMS, WITH CLOSE TIES TO TWENTYNINE PALMS, DIES AT 91

“America’s Mermaid,” Esther Williams, died in her sleep early Thursday morning. She was 91. Williams, a star of both the swimming pool and the silver screen, was part of Twentynine Palms history. She was proclaimed Honorary Mayor of Twentynine Palms on March 7, 1948, by Chamber President Watty Watkins. Esther

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OPEN SWIMMING NOW AT LUCKIE PARK POOL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A nice dip in a cool swimming pool would be cool this hot weekend. Reporter Taylor Thacker reminds us the Luckie Park pool is open… Twentynine Palms is gearing up for the summer! The public pool in Luckie Park is now open only on weekends from 1 to 5 p.m.

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SOAP BOX DERBY WINNERS NAMED

The Twentynine Palms Armed Services YMCA released the results for the children’s Soapbox Derby race held in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce Street Fair and Car Show Saturday, June 1. Age 5-8 Stock Division (Has never raced before) 1. Alexander Young 2. Jessalla Landers 3. Alex Murray Age 5-8

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AUDITIONS FOR MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT COMING TO THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 is gearing up for what may the funniest musical ever. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says auditions have been set for “Monty Python’s Spamalot”… Director Kathryn Ferguson and Theatre 29 have set auditions for the fall production of the musical, “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” This “silly-as-you-like-it” Broadway smash is a

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS TO HEAR FROM YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL RECALL PROPONENTS

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet Saturday morning at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and an all-you-can-eat breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the regular meeting starts at 10. New officers will be inducted. Speakers include Ron Cohen, who will explain the

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FIVE RUNNING FOR THREE SEATS ON TPWD BOARD

The filing period for the Twentynine Palms Water Board has now come to a close. The candidates who have filed to run for the three open board seats are Judy Hinson, Anita Horn, Paul Hornback, and incumbents Roger Shinaver and Chancey Chambers. Voters within the Twentynine Palms Water District will

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DESERT RENEWABLE ENERGY PLAN A CAUSE FOR LOCAL CONCERN

A government plan called “The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan” is making its rounds. The proposal may have very negative impacts on our slice of the California Desert. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains… Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard something of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan,

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COMMON CAMMIES AMONG ALL SERVICES EYED BY CONGRESS

Two members of Congress, both war veterans, convinced the House Armed Services Committee yesterday that the services should all have the same camouflage patterns for uniforms rather than each having its own. Rep. Bill Enyart, a retired major general, and Rep. Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran, combined efforts on

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY NAMES EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

A Yucca Valley Town employee was given high honors as the town’s Employee of the Year. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the kudos……. Yucca Valley Animal Control Officer Kim Casey thought she was going to the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting Tuesday night to give input on the town’s budget.

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