A PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE TOMORROW

Two weeks after a lunar eclipse, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in the Morongo Basin Thursday (Oct 23) afternoon. Starting at about 12:38, the moon will travel between the Earth and the sun, and cast its shadow on the sun. In the Morongo Basin, roughly 40 percent of

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER MARKETING DIRECTOR RESIGNS

The director of Marketing and Business Development at Hi-Desert Medical Center has resigned. Joe Ruddon announced in his resignation letter Tuesday that he plans to assume the position of director of marketing and public relations at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Ruddon had been employed by Hi-Desert Medical Center for nearly

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RUMMAGE SALE ITEMS SOUGHT FOR SANTA FE CLUBHOUSE

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse is accepting donations now for its rummage sale, set for October 30 and 31. If you need to have something picked up please call the Clubhouse at 760-369-4057. Talk to Phebe or Susie. If they are able to pick up your items, they will. All

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SCHOOL BOARD CHOOSES SOLAR VENDOR

During an often contentious meeting, the MUSD Board of Education reached a split decision on a solar vendor recommendation. Reporter Dan Stork says that student recognitions, board policies, and telephone and bus service also figured in the meeting… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education directed staff to engage

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LOCAL DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS LOOKING FOR DRIVERS

Volunteers are being sought for the Morongo Basin Chapter of Disabled American Veterans #60 to drive local veterans to their medical appointments to and from the VA Medical Center in Loma Linda. This service is free. The DAV needs more volunteer drivers. If you would like to volunteer, call 909-583-6014.

FIRST WEEKEND OF OPEN STUDIO ART TOURS

This will be the first weekend for the annual the Open Studio Art tours here in the Morongo basin. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to take advantage of this unique event… Some of the Hi-Desert’s best artists will open their studios this weekend and next for the 13th

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CLUB VOLLEYBALL SIGN-UPS AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SATURDAY

Come and learn about Hwy 62 Club Volleyball at the Yucca Valley High School gymnasium Saturday, October 25 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Come sign up and get information regarding practices, tuition and more. Even meet some of the coaches. Visit their website www.hwy62volleyballclub.shutterfly.com to download registration forms ahead of

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Joshua Springs girls’ volleyball team will host Baptist Christian School at home. First serve is at 5:30.

FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership had a problem delivering surplus food for local food banks to distribute to low-income residents in the Morongo Basin on Monday. Deliveries will be made Wednesday (tomorrow) to three food distribution sites: the Yucca Valley Community Center, from 8:30 to 10:30, the Joshua Tree Community Center,

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER FILLING A HOME WITH GAS WITH CHILDREN INSIDE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday morning accused of endangering a one-year-old child. According to a Sheriff’s report, a family member found Stephen Tumlinson, 46, of the 6000 block of Chia Avenue, passed out Thursday night with the stove burners turned on to let gas fill the home. Friday

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MAN TRIES TO BURN OUT SNAKE IN YARD IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Many of us can sympathize with the Twentynine Palms resident who went to drastic measures yesterday to rid his yard of a snake he thought he saw under a bush. An unidentified man in the 6300 block of Cahuilla Avenue told Sheriff’s deputies he decided to burn it out. The

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SOLAR ENERGY TOPS TONIGHT’S SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Solar energy is on the agenda again for the Morongo Unified School District. Reporter Dan Stork gives the rundown on plans for tonight’s meeting… The final item at the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting on October 21 is the solar energy project. The Board will discuss the

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested late Monday night, accused of beating his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Douglas Shisler, 47, of the 6100 block of Parkway Boulevard, was arguing about 11:25 when the woman said he punched her. After an investigation, the deputy determined that Shisler struck the

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TWENTYINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday after a neighbor saw him pull a woman down some steps, injuring her. According to a Sheriff’s report, Steve O’Donoghue, 44, of the 72200 block of Joshua Road, was arguing with a woman, with pounding and yelling, about 4:30 Friday afternoon and a

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MAN ARRESTED WEARING ITEMS STOLEN IN A CAR BURGLARY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday morning, accused of burglarizing a car. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman left her car in the parking lot of a bar in Twentynine Palms Friday night. When she returned about 11 a.m. Saturday morning, she discovered someone had broken the rear

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FREE SEMINAR ON AUB AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER THURSDAY

A free seminar Thursday will focus on a common and potentially dangerous condition for women. Reporter Cassie Zimarik explains… Hi-Desert Medical Center has joined with the top 50 hospitals in the country, offering minimally invasive gynecology. Attend the seminar, “Change the Cycle: Options in Treatment of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding,” led

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BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Wednesday, October 22, in the Helen Gray Center at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be

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TWENTYINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY OFFERS YOUNG HISTORIANS PROGRAM

A new program sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society is designed to teach local young people. Reporter Taylor Thacker has more on the Young Historians… The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is pleased to announce a program to encourage the youth of Twentynine Palms to become more familiar with our

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM WILL BE OUT TOMORROW MORNING

Now that the weather has cooled off the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be meeting this Wednesday at 8 a.m. They hope to see you on the south side of Highway 62 and Sunnyhill Rd.

HOMEGROWN POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS TOMORROW

High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association will hold its quarterly meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 22 at 6 p.m. at Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue in Yucca Valley. The center is just north of Aberdeen Ave. on the Mesa. There will be a presentation and talk by founder Charla Shamhart

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