PLAY BINGO AND SUPPORT TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

Tri-Valley Little League will be the beneficiary of bingo night at the Sportsman’s Club today, December 13, from 4:30 to 9:30. There will also be raffles. The Sportsman’s Club is located on Sunburst Avenue in Joshua Tree.

TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS NEEDS SALAD SPONSORS

Tender Loving Christmas Director Mara Cantelo is seeking salad sponsors for the TLC Christmas Day event at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Each year, 5,000 pounds of 22 different salads are hand-made, at a cost of $1 per pound. The organization needs 22 salad sponsors at a sponsorship level of

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TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN

Drowning deaths are a serious concern in the desert. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has more… Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is

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RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR STEVE RIEMAN SCULPTURE

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency program is offering the opportunity to win a Steve Rieman sculpture. Tickets for “Walking Critter” are $100 each, and proceeds benefit the program’s scholarship fund. The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residence scholarship fun provides artists with accommodations, studio space, a stipend, and a gallery

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PLAY BINGO AND SUPPORT TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

Tri-Valley Little League will be the beneficiary of bingo night at the Sportsman’s Club Sunday, December 13. Bingo is from 4:30 to 9:30. There will also be raffles. The Sportsman’s Club is located on Sunburst Avenue in Joshua Tree.

TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS BLANKET DONATIONS

Tender Loving Christmas is collecting donations for convalescent homes. Reporter David Knutson shares how you can help… Tender Loving Christmas is asking for blanket donations for their donation to convalescent homes for the holidays. If you can help by donating any knitted, crocheted, or sewn blankets, you can drop items

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SOROPTIMISTS SOLICITING DONATIONS OF NEW ITEMS TO GIVE TO NURSING HOME RESIDENTS

For the last four years, the Soroptimist Club of Yucca Valley has been giving gift baskets at Christmas to residents of the Continuing Care Center in Joshua Tree. The club is soliciting donations of the following new items: pajamas and night gowns, fleece blankets, non-skid socks, windbreakers, sugar-free candy, and

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THE HILARIOUS “FARNDALE CHRISTAMS CAROL” AT THEATRE 29

Don’t miss out on seeing “Farndale Christmas Carol” at Theatre 29. If you are looking for a good laugh this holiday season, bring your family (and the visiting friends and relatives too) to see this hilarious, over-the-top comedy. Directed by Marty Neider, the “Farndale Christmas Carol” follows the antics and

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LOOK FOR METEOR SHOWERS STARTING TONIGHT

Meteor showers peak tomorrow, assignment reporter Sara Snyder has more… Star gazers will have a treat in store as the Geminid meteor showers make their appearance again, starting now through December 17. The Geminid meteor shower will peak Sunday, December 13, into the early morning hours of Monday, December 14,

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RESIDENT ACCUSED OF ARSON AT A TWENTYNINE PALMS MOBILE HOME PARK

Fires at a Twentynine Palms mobile home park prompted the arrest of a 58-year-old park resident. According to Deputy Christopher Bingham, about 10:45 p.m., a neighbor in the Blue Horizons Mobile Home Park in the 7300 block of Didsbury Road, saw Gregory Curcio, pouring lighter fluid on a tree in

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MAN ATTACKED, SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WONDER VALLEY DOG ATTACK

A man was seriously injured when a pack of dogs attacked him in Wonder Valley Wednesday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man was walking near Barbara Lane and Valle Vista Road about 7 p.m. when three to five dogs attacked and mauled him. The man suffered severe injuries

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STATE SENATOR FULLER NAMED LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR

Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller, who represents the Morongo Basin, was honored last week as the Outstanding Legislator of the Year by the California School Boards Association. The Morongo Unified School District nominated Fuller for the award based on her years of dedicated public service and commitment to education. Prior

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BOY SCOUT MAKES TLC COLLECTION BINS

A Boy Scout from Yucca Valley saw a need and has stepped up to try and help. Tender Loving Christmas doesn’t have a main collection drop-off center this year. People who want to donate non-perishables, blankets, toys, or toiletries, have to call TLC founder Mara Cantelo, who then sends out

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WINTER ACTIVITIES AT THE YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARIES

Winter and holiday activities are being offered at both the Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms libraries tomorrow. The Yucca Valley Library invites you to their winter festivities program from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Kids and their families can join in as they read stories, enjoy holiday music and create

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GEMINID METEORS TO PEAK THIS WEEKEND

Look, up in the sky! No, really, look up in the sky. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Geminid meteor shower will peak this weekend… Star gazers will have a treat in store this weekend as the Geminid meteor showers make their appearance again. The Geminid meteor showers will peak

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NEW EXHIBITION OPENS AT GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

Gallery 62 will hold an artists’ reception for its new exhibit, “Seasonal Sensations,” Saturday, December 12, during the Second Saturday Art Crawl in Joshua Tree. On display are fine arts and gifts—all priced at $100 or less. Gallery 62 is open Friday through Sunday from 11 to 5, except Christmas

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HI-DESERT CHORUS IN CONCERT THIS WEEKEND

The Hi Desert Chorus will perform its annual “Sounds of the Season” concert Saturday, December 12, and Sunday, December 13.The concert is held at the Yucca Valley Community Center in the Yucca Room. Doors open at 2:00 p.m.. and the concert begins at 2:30 p.m. They will also feature the

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY SELLING 2016 CALENDARS

2016 calendars will help raise funds for the Historical Society. Reporter David Knutson tells you how to get one… The Morongo Basin Historical Society is selling 2016 calendars now. Site Chair Steve Hanson researched and photographed 12 historic sites in the Morongo Basin for the calendar. Calendars are only $11.

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, December 12. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end about 10:30 p.m. The highlight of the evening will be the galaxies, clusters, and nebula. To learn the latest status of an event, or

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STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCING TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight, December 11. The lodge is located at 55946 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. This dance will be in celebration of the Star Twirler’s 54th Anniversary. Cliff Simpson will be calling squares

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