TWENTYNINE PALMS RABIES CLINIC TOMORROW

In Twentynine Palms, an opportunity to get important rabies vaccinations at a low cost for your pets tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker says take advantage of the Twentynine Palms animal control offer… The Palms-N-Paws Animal Shelter will hold a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic for cats and dogs on Saturday, October 4,

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AUDITIONS FOR “SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” MONDAY AT THEATRE 29

Even as “Young Frankenstein” opens this weekend at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms, it’s almost time to audition for the last play of the Theatre 29 2014 season. Reporter Dan Stork has the casting call for “Shakespeare in Hollywood”… Auditions for the last production of Theatre 29’s 2014 season, “Shakespeare

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SUNDAY ACTING CLASSES AT THEATRE 29

In a related story, Theatre 29 will offer on-going weekly acting classes now on Sundays for those who want to study and learn more about acting. The classes will be led by Abe Daniels, who has 30 years of acting experience with the Actor’s Studio and has received several awards

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ORCHID FESTIVAL IN LANDERS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Coming up soon, it’s the 19th annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival. With more on the festival fun, here is managing editor Tami Roleff… For 19 years, Gubler Orchids in Landers and the Sunset Rotary Club have been sponsoring the Orchid Festival, a two-day fun fest of flowers, classes and demonstrations,

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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 fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Sunday breakfast is chicken fried steak or pork chops from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

FIRST SATURDAY BREAKFAST AT COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA TOMORROW

Summer is gone. A new season, a new month means that this Saturday, October 4th is the First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association located at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. The $5 breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and includes all

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AT HOME TONIGHT

A big home football game tonight for Twentynine Palms High School. ROP broadcast student Sesly Acevedo says come on out and support your team… Are you a student at Twentynine Palms high school and have no plans for Friday, October 3? If so, come out and show your football team

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In other local high school football tonight, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team will travel away to Desert Mirage and the Joshua Springs Christian School Lightning football team will host Desert Chapel at home. Kick off for all games is at 7 p.m.

In high school sports tomorrow,

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SUSPECTED BURGLAR AND GANG MEMBER ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY NIGHT

A suspected burglar and gang member was arrested late Tuesday night after witnesses spotted him trying to break into a truck. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man was in the back yard of his condo in the 56200 block of Buena Vista in Yucca Valley about 9:10 p.m. Tuesday

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATES, PART 2 OF 3

All nine candidates for the Yucca Valley Town Council took part in a forum Tuesday night, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Candidates answered a variety of questions, ranging from their views on medical marijuana dispensaries in the town, and on development impact fees; the wastewater treatment project; and

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DESERT-WISE WORKSHOP THIS SATURDAY

Given severe water shortages from a historic drought and state emergency mandates for water reduction usage, a workshop that addresses steps that the public can take to stretch dwindling water reserves is very timely. Reporter Dan Stork tells how to participate… The Morongo Basin Conservation Association [MBCA] will host the

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Friday, October 3, at Vons in Yucca Valley from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to

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MORONGO VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS BREAKFAST AND RUMMAGE SALE SATURDAY

Some fun for a good cause in Morongo Valley Saturday. Reporter Cassie Zimarik invites you… The Morongo Valley Firefighters’ Auxiliary is hosting its annual Pancake breakfast and rummage sale. You won’t want to miss this yummy breakfast. Served in the multipurpose room at Covington Park in Morongo Valley, you will

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER NEGOTIATING FOR A MERGER

The Hi-Desert Medical Center has been bleeding red ink for years, but the situation has become increasingly dire the past few years, as the hospital is running out of money. CEO Bob Tyk said the hospital lost about $4.6 million dollars last year, of which $2 to $2.5 million was

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY LANDERS MUSEUM MARKETPLACE OPEN SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Museum Marketplace has new items arriving every day. Donations include etched glassware, men’s clothing, jewelry, dolls and toys, artisan bread, and more. The marketplace is open Saturday, October 4, from 9 to 1 at the Historical Society, 632 Landers Lane in Landers.

YUCCA VALLEY LIBRARY BOOKSALE TODAY THROUGH MONDAY

The Friends of the Yucca Valley Library will have a book sale this weekend. The preview starts Thursday, October 2, and will run through Monday, October 6. All books are priced for a quarter to a dollar each. Fill a bag with books on Saturday for only $5.

19TH ANNUAL ORCHID FESTIVAL THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Coming up soon, it’s the 19th annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival. With more on the festival fun, here is reporter Diana Jones… For 19 years, Gubler Orchids in Landers and the Sunset Rotary Club have been sponsoring the Orchid Festival, a two-day fun fest of flowers, classes and demonstrations, music,

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CHURCH FAMILY OUTING PLANNED FOR SUNDAY

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will sponsor a family outing Sunday, October 5, to Los Rios Rancho, a historic apple farm in Oak Glen. Meet at the church at 11:30 to carpool, or meet at the site at 12:45 if you drive yourself. Bring a lunch from home or enjoy barbecue

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

California Retired Teachers will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 10, at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road. Captain Robert Marquez, of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department, will discuss home fire safety, placing special emphasis on smoke alarms. Please call Gay Smith at 760-369-2211 no later than Monday,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL ON A ROLL

At about mid-season, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ volleyball team is doing well. ROP Broadcasting student Marie Linton says… The Twentynine Palms Ladycat volleyball team is on a roll to win league this year. They’re well into their season with their first official league game which was on September

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