FREE SURPLUS FEDERAL FOOD TO BE DISTRIBUTED MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the usual day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin, but in January, the food will be distributed on the second Monday. Reporter Diana Jones has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San

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12 CONTESTANTS IN MISS YUCCA VALLEY PAGEANT NEXT MONTH

Next week, Z107.7 will start airing interviews with the 12 contestants vying for the title of Miss Yucca Valley. From Yucca Valley High School are Carmen Alvarez, Amanda Cruz, Rosie Lemm, Julia Martinez, Olivia Paul, Sydney Rieman Sara Webb, and Katlynne Wells. From Joshua Springs Christian School are Dani Enos,

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WEDNESDAY LECTURE SERIES STARTING UP AGAIN NEXT WEEK

The Historical Society Wednesday Lecture Series kicks off next week in Yucca Valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells us what the offering will be… Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society for their first Wednesday Lecture Series of the year. On Wednesday, January 14, the topic will be “Joshua Trees: History and

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, January 10, 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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CALTRANS PLANNING FOUR LEFT TURN POCKETS IN JOSHUA TREE

The California Department of Transportation, or CalTrans, is seeking comments on a planned road expansion and installation of left turn lanes at four locations in Joshua Tree. The two-way left turn lanes will be installed between Sherwood Avenue and Torres Avenue; Border Avenue and Rice Avenue; Coyote Valley Road and

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TEACHER SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FROM RETIRED TEACHERS

Local retired teachers are offering a scholarship to area working teachers. Reporter Sara Snyder tells teachers how to—and who—can apply… The California Retired Teachers Association, Hi-Desert Division 62, is currently accepting applications for two scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000 and each to be presented in June 2015. One

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29 PALMS ART GALLERY RECEPTION SUNDAY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will host an art reception this Sunday, January 11, from noon to 3 p.m., at the gallery, located on Cottonwood Drive, at the corner of National Park Drive. The public is invited to attend the reception, enjoy refreshments, and meet the artists featured in the

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CHILI COOK-OFF AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW POST TONIGHT

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Joshua Tree will host a chili cook-off tonight. Drop off your chili at the Post, 6402 Veterans Way, by 3 p.m., and stop by from 4 to 6 to enjoy a bowl of your favorite chili. No Sunday breakfast is scheduled, but don’t

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HI-DESERT PONY LEAGUE SIGNUPS START TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Pony League is getting ready for its 2015 season. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says registrations start tomorrow… The Hi-Desert Pony League is now taking registrations for its 2015 baseball season. Registration will be held at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms on January 10 and January 24, and at

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats basketball team was back in De Anza league action Thursday night against Shadow Hills. Coach Michael Schneider said it was a defensive battle throughout, but the Wildcats came just short on the road to the reigning De Anza League champs. The score was 51-46.

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COUNTY FIRE SPEAKS TO LATE DISCOVERY OF JOSHUA TREE FIRE VICTIM

The discovery of a charred body Monday in the rubble of a burned out house in Joshua Tree has raised questions of how the County Fire Department missed it following the fire seven weeks ago. According to County Fire Department Public Information Officer Tracy Martinez, when fire fighters arrived at

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MAN ESCAPES INJURY IN SPECTACULAR CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY WEDNESDAY

A man escaped injury Wednesday morning when he crashed his car in Yucca Valley and it flipped onto its roof and slid about 500 feet. According to a Sheriff’s report, the unidentified driver told Sheriff’s deputies that about 5:20, he was driving eastbound on Highway 62 just east of Sage

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YOUNG HISTORIANS PROGRAM STARTED BY TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Twentynine Palms Historical society is looking for a few good young historians. Birthday girl and reporter Taylor Thacker tells us who is being recruited… The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is pleased to announce a program to encourage the youth of Twentynine Palms to become more familiar with our local

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JOSHUA TREE BAND IN CONCERT AFTER WINNING NATIONAL COMPETITION

A Joshua Tree Band will perform after winning a national competition. The band, “Gene Jr. & The Family,” will perform at the National Association of Music Merchants or “NAMM” Show January 23-25 after winning a national competition sponsored by the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Founded in 1901, the NAMM Show

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SOROPTIMISTS, SKY’S THE LIMIT, BENEFIT FROM THEATRE 29 OPENING NIGHT

Soroptimist International of Twentynine Palms will be sponsoring the opening night of Theatre 29’s first play of 2015, Oscar Wilde’s “An Ideal Husband,” under the direction of Butch Pelfrey and Tom Highfill. This wild drawing room comedy revolves around blackmail, political corruption and touches on the themes of public and

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SUNDAY SLOW JAMS COMING TO Z107.7 RADIO

With the start of a new year comes new programming to Z107.7. Managing editor Tami Roleff says late-night listeners will be treated to music for loving… Smooth and sexy, old and new R&B love songs can be heard six nights a week in a new program on Z107.7, Slow Jams.

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, January 10. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end about 10:30 p.m. Early January is one of the finest months to observe the heavens. Many of the best and brightest constellations are out

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LOCAL TOPS GROUP HELPING WITH SENSIBLE WEIGHT LOSS

The number one New Year’s Resolution on the top ten 2015 list is to Lose Weight! TOPS, an acronym for Take Off Pounds Sensibly, has been helping overweight individuals become thinner, healthier and just more comfortable since 1948! The mission of the non-profit, weight-loss organization is to support members as

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR UPCOMING HOMELESS COUNT

A local homeless count, designed to help getting help to our local homeless population, is set for later this month. Reporter Diana Jones says they are looking for volunteers… Volunteers are needed for a one-day count of homeless persons living in the Morongo Basin. The Point-in-Time count is headed by

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan wrestling team was victorious over Rancho Mirage High School—both on the JV and Varsity level— last night in Trojan gym. Coach Brandon Whitbread said first the Trojan JV team beat the Rattlers 38-12, led by pins from Enrique Luna, Samson Nunez, and Vanessa Contreras.

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