ELKS HOOP SHOOT THIS SUNDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The competition for the annual Elks national free-throwing contest will be held at the TwentyninePalmsJunior High School gym this Sunday, December 15 at noon. Boys and girls in three age categories from 8-13 will each have 25 shots at the hoop. The ones with the best scores advance through four

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AN ASPIRING FILM MAKER

A Twentynine Palms High graduate is pursuing his filmmaking dream. ROP Broadcasting student Makayla Ogdahl tells how he’s going about it…

A lot of people think that just because they live in a small town, they can’t make anything out of their lives. However, TPHS alumnus Joshua Hale, disagrees. Currently

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JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY CANDY SALE

See’s holiday candy is available now through December 23rd at the Joshua Tree Library. The Friends of the Joshua Tree library are offering a wide assortment of candy, great for gifting or filling stockings. To see the full selection go to the Friends website at http://joshuatreefol.org/events.htm or drop into the

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up Sunday breakfast tomorrow. The special is a pork chop or a veggie omelet, served from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

HS SPORTS TODAY

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School wrestling team will travel to La Quinta High School, with the meet starting at 5:45 p.m. The YVHS girls basketball team will play University Prep in the Hesperia Tournament, starting at 7 p.m.

CONVICTED CHILD MOLESTER ARRESTED IN WONDER VALLEY

A convicted child molester was arrested in Wonder Valley Wednesday afternoon during a compliance check. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy went to the 80500 block of Sandale Road in Wonder Valley to perform a compliance check on Lawrence Friedberg, 63. During the compliance check, the deputy discovered child

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN WITH LENGTHY CRIMINAL RECORD ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms man with a lengthy criminal record was arrested again Wednesday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, Danny Rios, 32, was in the area of Two Mile Road and Bagley Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 9 a.m. Wednesday. When he saw a deputy patrolling, Rios hopped a fence

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER TRASHING HIS HOUSE IN DOMESTIC DISPUTE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly destroyed his house during a fight with his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Pernell Jones, 24, became angry over the balance in the couple’s account at the bank. The report states that when Jones returned home, he broke

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YOU ARE INVITED TO MEET AND GREET CONGRESSMAN COOK THIS MONDAY

Come say hello to your Congressman. Dan Stork says it’s time to meet and greet Paul Cook… Congressman Paul Cook is having a “Meet and Greet” event in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, on Monday evening December 16, from 5:30 to 7:30. If you are interested

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS COMMERCIAL SOLAR MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council plans to continue the discussion of large-scale, commercial solar projects at its next meeting, Monday, December 16. Dawn Rowe, an aide to Congressman Paul Cook, plans to be at the meeting and will be able to answer questions about the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Recreation Area.

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COUNTY FIREFIGHTER COLLECTING TOYS AT WALMART

This will be the last weekend that Morongo Basin firefighters will be at Walmart during a “stuff the truck” event to receive donations of toys to distribute to needy children. Firefighters will be at Walmart Friday, December 13, from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 1 to 5, and

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A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will not be serving up dinner tonight. Sunday breakfast is a pork chop special or a veggie omelet from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

WINTER SAFETY TIPS FROM COUNTY FIRE

Winter weather means you will be using more heat in your house. Reporter Taylor Thacker passes on the winter heating safety tips from the county fire department… Winter weather is on its way and during this time we like to lay by the fire or crank up our thermostats. However,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHURCH GIVING AWAY TOYS AND FOOD TOMORROW

The Spirit and Truth Worship Center Church of Twentynine Palms is collecting toys and gently used clothing for children ages 0 to 15. The toy and clothing donations will then be distributed Saturday morning, December 14, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church, 4751 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms.

DESERT PRESBYTERIAN PLANS HOLIDAY LIGHT FIELD TRIP

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church’s children’s choir will present a special Christmas song during the December 15 service. Later in the day, a group plans to visit the Christmas lights display on Candy Cane Lane in Cathedral City. Meet at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 56750 Mountain View Trail in Yucca Valley

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SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church Saturday, December 14, at 7 p.m. Musicians of all types are invited to come and play country, bluegrass, and gospel music. The church is located at 5688 Sunrise Road. Call 760-361-0086 for a free ride to the church.

HOSPICE TREE LIGHTING TOMORROW

Hospice of the Morongo Basin will hold its seasonal tree lighting ceremony this Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff says you still have time to get a light for your loved one… Light up a life Saturday, December 14, at the Annual Hospice Tree dedication ceremony at Copper Mountain College. Individuals

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ELKS HOOP SHOOT THIS SUNDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The competition for the annual Elks national free-throwing contest will be held at the Twentynine Palms Junior High School gym this Sunday, December 15 at noon. Boys and girls in three age categories from 8-13 will each have 25 shots at the hoop. The ones with the best scores advance

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HOLIDAY FUN AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

A variety of holiday fun is planned for the Joshua Tree Library tomorrow. Reporter Dan Stork has your invitation…. The Joshua Tree Branch Library invites families to the library for holiday fun on Saturday December 14. The library will be hosting their “Santa’s Workshop” on December 14 from 1 to

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team got back in the win column with a 60-30 win over Granite Hills High School (Apple Valley) last night in a first-round game at the Hesperia Christian Holiday Classic. Coach Jess Geeson said junior Yvonne Tran led the scoring with 15

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