TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL DINNER TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS

The Associated Student Body at Twentynine Palms High School is hosting a fund-raising dinner to benefit Special Olympics. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation… The Twentynine Palms ASB President, Jarod Burks, is holding a benefit dinner for the Special Olympics Southern California on Saturday, May 23, starting at 7:00 p.m.

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, May 16. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:45 p.m. and end about 1:30 a.m. Saturn is as bright as it will ever be year and five or six of its moons will be visible. Bring

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of May 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, May

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JOSHUA TREE VFW COOKIN’ UP SOMETHING DIFFERENT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up something different for dinner tonight—chili and chili fries, from 4:00 to 6:00. There is no Sunday breakfast. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

SKY VIEW CHAPEL RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE TOMORROW

Sky View Chapel will hold a rummage and bake sale Saturday, May 16, starting at 8 a.m. The church is located at 7475 Sunny Vista Road in Joshua Tree.

DESERT FERMENTERS MEET TOMORROW

Those who prepare food and beverages using fermentation techniques will meet together tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains… SoCal Desert Fermenters will hold its quarterly meeting for both novice and experienced fermenters to share experiences, techniques, recipes, and tastes of homemade fermented foods and beverages. Examples include sauerkraut, sourdough bread,

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LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL TRACK TEAMS ON THE FIELD TOMORROW

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School and Twentynine Palms High School track teams will participate in the CIF preliminaries at Estancia High School.

CAR WASH TO BENEFIT ONAGA ELEMENTARY SCIENCE CAMP

Come out and support Onaga’s sixth grade science camp car wash fundraiser Sunday May, 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Onaga Elementary School. They are asking for $5 donations.

YUCCA VALLEY VOTERS PASS SEWER ASSESSMENT BY LARGE MARGIN

Prior to the opening of the ballots for the formation of an assessment district for the Yucca Valley sewer project, the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors held a public hearing yesterday morning, in which residents could ask questions about the assessment district. Most of the comments made by residents

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YUCCA VALLEY MARINE SAFE, HELPING VICTIMS OF NEPAL EARTHQUAKES

A Marine from Yucca Valley is in Nepal helping with the humanitarian aid following two major earthquakes there in the last two weeks. Sergeant Juan Alcaraz is a crew chief assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, which is based at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside. The squadron is part

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DRUG AND NEEDLE DROP-OFF AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER SATURDAY

Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a drop-off event for unwanted prescription drugs and used needles. The event takes place Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to noon in front of the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree. Drugs and used needles are a contamination and

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DEATH CAFÉ AT YUCCA MESA COMMUNITY CENTER

The Death Café is back. Reporter Dan Stork tells where to go for a lively discussion…

The Transition Joshua Tree Heart and Soul team invites the public to the Death Café. At Death Cafés, people drink coffee, eat cake, and discuss death. The aim is to increase awareness of death

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ONE INJURY IN ROLLOVER CRASH ON LEAR AVENUE

A man suffered moderate injuries yesterday when his truck rolled over following a collision in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, a 2015 Chevy Silverado and a 1998 Nissan Frontier pick-up truck—registered to Steven Finley of Joshua Tree—were both traveling northbound on Lear Avenue about 3:40 p.m. Yost

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81-YEAR-OLD SEVERELY BURNED

A Twentynine Palms woman was flown to a burn hospital with second-degree burns Wednesday morning. According to Fire Captain Robert Marquez, the unidentified 81-year-old woman, who lives in the 6000 block of Morongo Road, spilled hot liquid on both her forearms about 10:15 this morning. The woman was flown to

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MENTAL HEATH AWARENESS CELEBRATION RESERVATIONS BEING TAKEN

A special celebration of mental health awareness month is set for next week. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says make your reservation by tomorrow…

The Sante Fe Social Club is recognizing Mental Health Awareness month by hosting a celebration on May 20. This is an open house celebration in which you can

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SUMMER YOUTH THEATER APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

Applications are now available for the 2015 Theatre 29 summer youth theater program. The program will run Monday through Friday, from July 6 through July 30, with four performances of “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” July 31 and August 1. The program will break into two age groups of 30 students

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LOCAL AUTHORS BOOK SIGNING AT THE 29 PALMS INN SATURDAY

Two local authors will sign their new books at the 29 Palms Inn this Sunday. Reporter Diana Medley has your invitation…

The 29 Palms Inn will hold a book signing for two authors Sunday. Mari Collier of Twentynine Palms and Carmen Mendoza, a graduate of Twentynine Palms High School who

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LOCAL REPUBLICANS MEET MONDAY

The Morongo Basin Republicans will meet Monday, May 18, at 9:30 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church, 6804 Mohawk Trail, Yucca Valley. Light refreshments will be served. Guest speakers are Superintendent of Morongo Unified School District Tom Baumgarten; Hi-Desert Water District Director Sarann Graham; Twentynine Palms City Manager Frank Luckino;

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ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS RUN APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

The annual Grubstake run and walk is set for Sunday, May 24, in Yucca Valley. ROP Broadcasting Student Tyler Simmering tells you how to get registered…

Join the Grubstake 10k, 5k run and 2k walk. On Sunday, May 24, the town of Yucca Valley will be hosting the celebration of

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats tennis team played their first game of the CIF playoffs on Tuesday. The Wildcats hosted the San Bernardino Cardinals for the wildcard round. The Wildcats were defeated 11-7 by the Cardinals. The Wildcats were led by John Lanza, sweeping all three sets.

The Yucca

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