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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan Varsity wrestling team is now 2-0 in De Anza League play, after drubbing the Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles 70-3 yesterday. The JV Wresters won by forfeit as DHS did not field a JV team to wrestle against. Coach Brandon Whitbread said the Trojans...
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MORE CARNAGE ON LOCAL ROADS, ONE KILLED, THREE INJURED IN THREE CRASHES

A 25-year-old male, assigned to the Twentynine Palms Marine Corp Base, was killed in a crash early Saturday morning. The man, who has not yet been identified by the coroner’s office, was driving a 1997 Ford Expedition northbound on Amboy Road about five miles north of Sheephole Pass east of...
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LANDERS RESIDENTS MASS AGAINST SOLAR PROJECT, WILL APPEAL TODAY

The firm that wants to build a solar field in Landers arranged to meet with residents who were looking to appeal the approval of that project by the San Bernardino County Planning Commission. Reporter Dan Stork says the dialog that resulted was not to the firm’s liking…
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FREE LUNCH FOR MORONGO VALLEY SENIORS TOMORROW

Morongo Valley seniors are invited to a free holiday luncheon Tuesday, December 16, at Covington Park in the Senior Nutrition Room. The luncheon will be from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Morongo Basin Transit will be providing bus service from Morongo Mobile Manor, Roadrunner and Valley View Mobile Home Parks....
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SHERIFF WARNS ABOUT TELEPHONE SCAMS

The Sheriff’s Department is warning about a new scourge of telephone scams being run here in our Morongo Basin. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to protect yourself…
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind citizens of the increasing frequency of telephone scams occurring throughout our county...
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LOW-COST PET SPAY, NEUTER, MICROCHIP AND VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in December for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you...
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CAST FOR “AN IDEAL HUSBAND” AT THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCED

Even as Shakespeare in Hollywood goes into its last weekend at Theatre 29, the cast has been chosen for the Oscar Wilde classic, “An Ideal Husband,” the first offering of Theater 29’s 2015 season. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details…
Co-directors Butch Pelfrey and Tom Highfill announce...
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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. The support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30 p.m....
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TLC SEEKING SALAD SPONSORS

Tender Loving Christmas wouldn’t be Tender Loving Christmas without the fabulous lineup of salads. But someone has to make them. Reporter Dan Stork says you (or your organization) can help…

Tender Loving Christmas (TLC) Director Mara Cantelo is seeking salad sponsors for the TLC Christmas Day event, to be held from...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team came home with first place in the Hesperia Christian Holiday Tournament Saturday with a 60-20 win over league rival Big Bear. Coach Jess Geeson said senior Ashley Priest scored a game-high 19 points while senior Celeste Reyes added nine points. Freshmen...
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CMC FOUNDATION 49 DOLLAR SALE RESULTS

Successful art buyer happily shows original Snake Jagger scene snagged by his sharp-eyed but camera-shy spouse [photo courtesy of Janis Commentz.]

Prospective buyers at CMC Foundation 49 Dollar Sale scan the exhibit wall

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TAMI ROLEFF ARTIST OF THE MONTH AT DESERT HILLS

Artist of the month at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is Z107.7’s Managing Editor Tami Roleff. Tami is an award-winning member of Chaparral Artists Guild, and has been taking photos all her life. Her artwork will be on display through December 31. Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is located at 56750 Mountain...
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SAFETY TIPS FOR JOGGERS

Many people enjoy jogging or running, but if they’re not careful, they can be victimized by criminals. Runners or joggers are often so preoccupied with their run that they are not paying attention to their surroundings or realize what is happening around them. Newlywed Sheriff’s Service Specialist Anita Northcutt offers...
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BREAK-INS IN WONDER VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE

Three break-ins of vacant homes in Wonder Valley and Joshua Tree were reported to the Sheriff’s Department Wednesday. An uninhabited trailer in the 77200 block of Buena Vista Drive was broken into. The owner reported that plumbing hardware had been stolen, and the trailer’s door was damaged. An uninhabited home...
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TERRORISTIC THREATS ARREST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday after he threatened to kill his wife. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Catarino Mata, 31, of the 5900 block of Morongo Road, had a dispute with his wife about 1 p.m., after which he told her he was getting his guns and was...
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FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS FOR DECEMBER

The third Monday of December  is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff 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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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER MIXER MONDAY

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce will hold for their quarterly business mixer at Opus Bank in Twentynine Palms. The Chamber promises delicious food, tasty refreshments, and festive music to kick off the holidays on Monday, December 15th from 5:30pm until 7:00pm at Opus Bank at the corner of Gorgonio...
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HI-DESERT CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND

You have two chances to get your holiday musical cheer this weekend.  Reporter Diana Jones invites you to hear the Hi-Desert Chorus…

The Hi-Desert Chorus, directed by Bill Barrett and accompanied by local composer Clyde Grabski, will perform its annual “Sounds of the Season” concert this Saturday, December 13, and Sunday, December...
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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Sunday, December 14, at Walmart 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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TWENTYNINE PALMS POST OFFICE OPEN SUNDAY

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.

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