FOOD AND SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR LOCAL HOMELESS VETERANS

There are many homeless veterans in the Morongo Basin who are lacking the necessities to keep warm and fed. A new organization, Vets Cruzin for a Cause, is collecting jackets, blankets, and food to distribute to these homeless vets. If you have old jackets, blankets, and food you can spare,

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NEW WEBSITE IS A VETERANS PROGRAMS CLEARING HOUSE

Trying to get focused information on veterans’ programs from a general-purpose Internet search engine can be like getting a sip of water from a fire hose. Reporter Dan Stork describes a web-based start-up that seeks to control the flow…

Purportedly, there are over 50,000 organizations that provide services to veterans

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JOSHUA TREE VFW OFFERING MEALS, CASINO NIGHT TICKETS, AND A POKER RUN

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. And while you’re at the VFW, buy your tickets

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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA BREAKFAST TOMORROW

Welcome the new month at the First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center located at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree tomorrow. The Best $5 Breakfast is served from 8 am to 11 a.m. Come out to visit with your mesa neighbors and enjoy a good

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RECEPTION FOR FOUR ARTISTS AT THE GLASS OUTHOUSE SATURDAY

Four artists will be featured at the Glass Outhouse Gallery east of Twentynine Palms. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation to the reception…..

Four artists will be exhibiting at the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery in Wonder Valley in September. An opening reception is set for Saturday, September 6, from

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A SPUDTACULAR DINNER SUNDAY AT UNITED METHDIST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will hold a “Spudtacular” baked potato dinner, Sunday, September 7, starting at 5 p.m. Load up your potato with mild chili, real bacon bits and all the extras, all for only $5. Fix a salad with a variety of dressings and choose from

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CACTUS SEWABLE QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet on Monday, September 8, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. They will be enjoying a luncheon together to celebrate the birthday of the Guild. Bring items you have worked on during the summer for the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ACTION

Wednesday, the Twentynine Palms High School Lady Cats Volleyball team won against Cathedral City in three sets. Standouts in the game were Latasia Benevente with seven kills and two ace serves; Courtney Stanford had six kills, two ace serves, and Tatiyanna Mackall had four kills, two blocks, and three ace

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MAN WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED KNIFEPOINT RAPE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS IN CUSTODY

The man suspected of attempting to rape a woman at knifepoint in Twentynine Palms last month turned himself in to authorities Tuesday. Sheriff officials say on August 16 about 10 p.m., Lynel Roduk, 29, a transient, approached a woman who was standing outside a friend’s home in the 7000 block

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN HELD AFTER BEATING TWO PEOPLE IN JOSHUA TREE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday morning for beating up two people. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness called authorities about 11 a.m. to report that a man was hitting a woman inside a vehicle at Hill View Road at Division Street in Joshua Tree, and he threw

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Z107.7 NEWS TO HOST TWENTYNINE PALMS CANDIDATES FORUM

There will be a candidates’ forum, sponsored by this radio station, for the crowded Twentynine Palms City Council race. Reporter Dan Stork says to mark your calendar for October 9… A City of Twentynine Palms City Council election candidates’ forum will be sponsored by Z107.7 News and will be held

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF WILDERNESS ACT

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which was signed into law by President Johnson on September 3, 1964. The act established the National Wilderness Preservation System, which today encompass 758 wilderness areas covering more than 109 million acres in 44 states and Puerto Rico. Together, they represent

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THEATRE 29, THREE CHAMBERS, HOST 2015 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT EVENT

Only those in attendance will get the first chance to get season tickets for the 2015 Theatre 29 season when it is unveiled. Reporter Cara Conway invites you to the three-chamber hosted season announcement event… Theatre 29 and the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce are joining forces! Attend the

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CAST FOR “BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” ANNOUNCED

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley announce the cast for their next production: Neil Simon’s highly acclaimed semi-autobiographical comedy/drama, “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” The coming-of-age play centers on the Polish-Jewish Jerome family of Brooklyn, New York, in late depression era 1937. This realistic story about the strength of family is

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ACTING CLASSES STARTING OCTOBER AT THEATRE 29

Acting classes will start in October at Theatre 29. Instructor Abe Daniels says, “Acting is a work in progress and the classes will teach gathering tools and techniques in order to enhance the actors and the audiences experience.” Beginning October 1, from 3:30 to 5:30, the classes will be offered

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT NOT HAPPY WITH MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES

Earlier this year, Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought state of emergency for the entire state of California. Water districts were directed to adopt emergency regulations to encourage their customers to conserve water by prohibiting activities such as hosing down sidewalks and driveways, regulating when lawns and vegetation could be

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Friday, September 5, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for

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REACH-OUT LOOKING FOR BOARD MEMBERS

Would you like to be part of an active organization that helps others in your community? Are you energetic and enthusiastic about improving life in our Morongo Basin? Reach Out Morongo Basin, a non-profit serving senior and disabled neighbors, is looking for interested persons who would like to serve on

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

The California Retired Teachers’ Association will kick off its 2014-15 calendar at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 13. The meeting will be held at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Robin Schlosser, representing Reach Out Morongo Basin, will be the guest speaker. Please call Gay Smith

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY MARKETPLACE RE-OPENING

The Historical Society Marketplace in Landers is re-opening this weekend. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the inventory… The Morongo Basin Historical Society is re-opening their marketplace on September 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are back with new treasures that the whole family will enjoy, such as men’s, women’s,

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