TWO SALES IN LANDERS TOMORROW

For the first time in weeks, the Landers Thrift Shop will open its doors Saturday for its big Holiday Blow-Out Sale and Pickers’ Bazaar. Not only will shoppers be able to browse the overstocked shelves inside, but there will also be vendors on site who will offer new and nearly

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A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW POST

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 from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

BREAKFAST AT COPPER MOUNTIAN MESA TOMORROW

It is time once again for the First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center located at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. Join them from 8 to 11 a.m. for all your breakfast favorites for just $5 bucks; prepared and served with smiles by neighborly volunteers.

CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE AT UNITED METHODIST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

The Women of the United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms on Mesquite Springs Road will be holding their Christmas Boutique on Saturday, December 6. The doors will open at 9 until 1. You’ll find handmade items, gently used items, Christmas decorations, cookies of all varieties, wreaths, and crafters’ tables. Come

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TO HOLD $49 ART SALE TOMORROW

An art sale tomorrow will benefit Copper Mountain College art students. Entertainment Reporter Rebecca Havely says it all just 49 bucks… The Copper Mountain College, Fine Arts Program is hosting the 49 Bucks Art Sale. There are over 100 pieces to choose from by artists across the basin and beyond,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Girls’ Soccer team kicked off the 2014-15 season as they traveled to take on Silver Valley High School Wednesday. The Lady Trojans dominated the game and finished with a score of 14-0. Coach Scott Phillips said senior captains Karson Scaccianoce and Jennifer Luerson provided strong

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SERVICES SET FOR BARBARA BRINK OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

Barbara Brink, a 50-year-resident of Twentynine Palms, died November 27. She was 77 years old. Barbara Brink was a school bus driver with Laidlaw for 22 years. A service will be held at Palms Baptist Church, 5285 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, on December 13 at 11 a.m. In lieu

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JOSHUA TREE MAN MISSING AFTER HOUSE BURNS TO THE GROUND

A man is missing after his Joshua Tree home burned to the ground last month, and his family is asking for help in finding him. On Sunday, November 23, about 8 p.m., neighbors reported hearing several explosions coming from a home on fire at 63025 Sunny Sands Drive. The occupant,

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD CHOOSES TENET TO TAKE OVER HOSPITAL OPERATIONS

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors held a special meeting last night in which they chose which of the two organizations the hospital would affiliate with: Tenet, a $16 billion corporation that owns 80 other hospitals, including Desert Regional in Palm Springs, and JFK in Rancho Mirage; or Strategic

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ONE ARREST AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday evening after his girlfriend said he hit her. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 6 p.m., Rocky Duarte, 30, went to his girlfriend’s home in the 6500 block of Mesquite Springs Road in violation of a restraining order and hit his girlfriend and

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JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL DEVELOPERS APPEAL COURT DECISION

Another move has been made in the ongoing battle over the Dollar General store proposed for Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork says that this time it’s from the store’s developers… According to a social media posting by Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Fjallstam, the developer of the proposed

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HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ART FEATURED AT GLASS OUTHOUSE GALLERY

Students from Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools will hold an exhibit of their art at the Glass Outhouse Gallery in Twentynine Palms. The opening reception is from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, December 6. Refreshments will be served. The show will run for one week only, from December

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FREE WORKSHOP OFFERED FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artists Residency offers a free workshop to local artists. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely has details on how to enroll… Are you a local artist interested in exploring drawing, painting and mixed media work? Then enroll now for the first ever community art workshop on December 20

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERING DRAWING CLASSES

Twentynine Palms Recreation is offering basic drawing classes. Participants ages 13 and older are invited to learn the basics of drawing, taught by local artist Mark Spangenberg. If you can hold a pencil, you can learn to draw. A total of four classes will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30

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SANTA LIGHTING CHRISTMAS TREES IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY

Santa Claus will be lighting Christmas trees in Yucca Valley this Saturday. ROP Broadcast student Domineque Torrey has Santa’s Saturday schedule… Have you ever wanted to see a tree lighting ceremony by Santa? On Saturday, December 6, Santa will be stopping at Jacobs Park at 4:00 p.m. and Paradise park

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TWENTYNINE PALMS POST OFFICE OPEN SUNDAYS THROUGH CHRISTMAS

The Twentynine Palms Post Office will be open Sunday, December 7, from 10 to 2. No other post office in the Morongo Basin will be open on Sunday. The post office is located at 73839 Gorgonio Drive in Twentynine Palms. For more information, call 760-367-1161.

BLUEGRASS JAM IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

There will be another bluegrass jam in Joshua Tree tonight at 6 p.m. at the JT Trading Post in downtown Joshua Tree. Please bring your acoustic instrument to strum along, or a song you’d like to sing, and join us in the fun; come on down.

MAKE SURE YOUR FIREPLACE IS SAFE

Accidents involving fireplaces are a major cause of preventable home fires. County Fire urges residents to keep safe while they keep warm. Here is Caitlin Logan with some cool-weather safety tips to help you stay warm safely… Stay safe while you stay warm. Have your chimneys inspected and cleaned regularly.

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HULA CLASSES OFFERED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms Recreation is offering hula classes. Children ages 5 through 12 are invited to learn traditional Hawaiian and Tahitian dances taught by instructor Pasi Larsen. Classes will be held at the Twentynine Palms Community Services Building on Saturday mornings, beginning January 10. The fee is just $5 per class.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ soccer at West Shores High School on Thursday, December 4, has been cancelled due to their field situation.