TWENTYNINE PALMS ELKS HOOP SHOOT CONTEST SUNDAY

The Twentynine Palms competition for the annual Elks National Free Throw Shooting contest for youngsters age 8 through 13 will be held at the Twentynine Palms Junior High School gym this Sunday, December 14, at 12:30. Over three million youngsters from throughout the country entered last year’s

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MORONGO BIRD COUNT

The Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is one of the great bird-watching sites in southern California. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to come out to enjoy the preserve, while helping with a bird count…

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is seeking birdwatchers to take part in its annual Christmas Bird Count. On

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SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church Saturday, December 13, 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. For more information, call Bob Pilgrim at 760-367-9429.

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YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is holding a free Christmas Holiday Open House Sunday December 14 from 2 to 5 pm, with food, beverages, entertainment, and prizes. The Yucca Mesa Community Center is located at 3133 Balsa Avenue, north of Aberdeen in Yucca Mesa.

EXHIBIT IN PALM SPRINGS FEATURES IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN VETERANS

Palm Springs Art Museum is featuring an exhibition of artist Jennifer Karady, who has developed a series of photographs that relate the experiences of U.S. veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan while making evident the human cost of their service to our country. The exhibition, Jennifer Karady: In

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AN ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY IN JOSHUA TREE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted armed robbery at a Joshua Tree fast-food restaurant early Wednesday morning. At 5:18, a man, identified only as a Hispanic adult male armed with a gun, came into Santana’s Restaurant and tried to kick in the kitchen door. When the employee heard the

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HAVOC LEADS TO A WOMAN’S ARREST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of beating up a man and wreaking havoc on his vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday by a man in the 74200 block of Pinon Drive in Twentynine Palms, who said that Shaunte

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SOLAR DEVELOPERS TO MEET WITH LANDERS RESIDENTS TOMORROW

A meeting has been set up between developers of a solar project in Landers and community residents. Reporter Dan Stork describes how it came about and when and where it will be…

In the wake of the December 4 approval by the San Bernardino County Planning Commission of a permit

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MORONGO AMBULANCE STRIKE TEAM CALLED FOR NURSES STRIKE

Morongo Basin Ambulance sent a strike team of ambulances to transfer patients from Arrowhead Regional Medical Center during a nurses’ strike Tuesday. Hundreds of nurses picketed outside the hospital starting Tuesday for two days, demanding higher wages and protesting working conditions. Hospital administrators called on multiple agencies in San Bernardino

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ANNUAL YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE TOMORROW NIGHT

The Annual Light Parade will be held tomorrow evening in Yucca Valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker says bring the whole family, come see the parade and stay for the fun after…

The Annual Festival of Lights Parade is set to LIGHT UP THE WORLD Saturday, December 13, at 5:30 p.m. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS POST OFFICE OPEN TWO SUNDAYS

The Twentynine Palms Post Office will be open an additional two Sundays, December 14 and 21, 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.

HI-DESERT CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND

A Morongo Basin holiday favorite—the annual Hi-Desert Chorus Holiday concert and sing-a-long—is this Saturday and Sunday. ROP Broadcast student Brendan Nguyen has your invitation…

According to the town of Yucca Valley, the Hi-Desert chorus is going to showcase a special holiday concert at the Yucca Valley Community Center’s Yucca Room

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TWENTYNINE PALMS’ FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PUPPET SHOP TOMORROW

First Baptist Church of Twentynine Palms will hold a puppet show and demonstration Saturday, December 13, at 11 a.m. The event includes a potluck lunch and guest speaker Pastor Garry Brooks of Wonder Valley Community Church.

SPONSORS, HOME, SOUGHT FOR REACH OUT PARADE OF HOMES

The 11th Annual Reach out fund-raiser “Parade of Homes” is looking for sponsors and participation. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to help…

Reach Out Morongo Basin has selected five homes for its 11th annual Parade of Homes tour, set for February 15, and is searching for one more

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STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCE IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight. The lodge is located at 55946 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. This dance will be in celebration of the 53rd Anniversary of the Star Twirlers Square Dance Club. Pat Carnathan will

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of December is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, December

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PLEIN AIR PAINTING CLASS OFFERED BY COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Newly arrived resident artist Art Mortimer is wasting no time in sharing his talent with his new community. The nationally recognized painter and muralist will be teaching a “plein air” painting class. Entertainment Reporter Rebecca Havely gets out her easel and a French dictionary… In French the phrase, “en plein

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team beat University Prep of Victorville last night in the first round of the Hesperia Christian Holiday Classic tournament by the score of 57-34. Coach Jess Geeson said sophomore Taylor Spitz led the team with 19 points. Senior Ashley Priest added 17

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16-YEAR-OLD STRUCK BY A CAR IN JOSHUA TREE

A juvenile on foot was hit and badly injured by a car in Joshua Tree Tuesday night. According to the California Highway Patrol, Beverly Walker, 41, of Joshua Tree, was driving a 2002 Honda eastbound on Alta Loma Drive about 7 p.m. As she neared Olympic Drive, she struck a

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TRIBES SUE BLM OVER NEARBY SOLAR PROJECT

NextEra is a very large energy development company that is gaining a presence in the Morongo Basin, having made an agreement with the Morongo Unified School District to implement solar electricity generation at school sites. At the last Morongo Basin MAC meeting, it encountered resistance to a solar farm at

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