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Listen To Your News Tuesday, November 30, 2010 News Archive
     

REGISTRAR CERTIFIES VOTE, JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT RECOUNT DEADLINE DECEMBER 6
With just three votes separating the apparent winner of the second seat on the Joshua Basin Water District Board, The County Registrar of Voters officially certified the results of the November 2 General Election yesterday. Incumbent Gary Wilson won the first seat handily with 826 votes. Challenger, Mike Luhrs, a former board President who resigned in November of 2004, leads incumbent Steve Whitman, appointed in April of this year, 791 votes to 788 for the second seat. Whitman will have six days to request a recount, but he will have to pay for it. Requests for recounts must be submitted in writing to the Registrar of Voters no later than 5 p.m. on December 6. The cost of a recount in the Joshua Basin Water District race would be about $4,000.00. Whitman has not indicated whether he would request the recount. In making the certification, the Registrar of Voters commended poll workers for their service on Election Day and thanked everyone for their assistance in conducting another successful election for the County of San Bernardino.

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SHERIFF URGES 911 CALL FOR DRUNK DRIVERS
Even as you enjoy your holidays, watch for drunk drivers that could end your celebration in tragedy. Sheriff’s safety specialist Anita Baker urges you to report them...
Every year the number of deaths caused by drunk drivers increases. Law enforcement needs your help. If you should see a drunk driver on the road call 911. Provide law enforcement with the exact location of the vehicle, the color, make and model of the vehicle and the license plate, and the direction the vehicle is traveling and a brief description of the vehicle occupants.

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POSTAL CARRIERS TO PICK FOOD FOR TLC THIS SATURDAY
This reminder that local United States Postal Carries pick-up canned food to help Tender Loving Christmas is this Saturday. Saturday, December 4th place canned food and non-perishable items next to your mailbox. The Postal carries will pick up donated items when they deliver the mail. Due to budget cuts you will not receive a printed reminder in your mailbox this year so please let your friends and neighbors know it’s this Saturday. Each year your generous donations supported by the United States Postal Carries allow Tender Loving Christmas, TLC, to provide 500 food boxes free for those in need.

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TLC SEEKING LAP BLANKETS
Tender Loving Christmas also needs 500 lap blankets that will be given to seniors & convalescents on Christmas Day. Please deliver your donations to the TLC warehouse located at 56310 Pima Trail, unit B, Yucca Valley behind Car Quest Express Lube. For more information on the food drive or lap blankets please call Mara Cantelo at 365-4 TLC (4852).

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SEMINAR ON ASSISTED LIVING FINANCIAL AID FOR WAR VETERANS
A new tax-free benefit is available for war veterans and their survivors. Reporter Dan Stork says Braswell assisted living will host a free seminar…
War veterans and their surviving spouses may be entitled to a tax-free benefit called “Aid and Attendance”, for those in need of ongoing care in an assisted living community. The benefit can exceed $23,000 per year. A 30-minute seminar on this program will be held at Santa Fe Assisted Living on Wednesday December 1st, at 6:30 p.m. The seminar is free, and its leaders will help applicants through the process, at no cost, according to the notice for the event. Call 1-888-438-2073 to reserve a place at the seminar. The location of the presentation is 55425 Santa Fe Trail, in Yucca Valley.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER PLANS ANNUAL LIGHT PARADE DECEMBER 11
The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce will host the 16th annual Light Parade on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. Entry forms are available at the Chamber office and on their website, www.29chamber.org. The entry fee is $10 each. All entry forms are due back to the office no later than Wednesday, December 8. Staging will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Twentynine Palms Junior High School. The parade will travel south down Utah Trail to Joe Davis Drive, loop around Luckie Park, return south on Utah Trail and end behind the Community Building on Joe Davis Drive. Action Council for 29 Palms will also host Winter Holiday-themed festivities throughout the day, beginning at 4:00 p.m., with a gingerbread house assembly. Other events will follow the parade at this free, family-oriented event, including caroling, a bonfire, and refreshments for those in attendance. For more information, please call the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce at 760-367-3445.

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HIKE QUAIL MOUNTAIN WITH OUTDOOR GUIDE THIS SUNDAY
This Sunday, take a guided tour of the spectacular Quail Mountain area on Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Derwood Andrews says it is not just a walk in the park...
On Sunday December 5th an all day field class is offered to you by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park. Mark Wheeler, desert naturalist and outdoor guide, will lead participants on a twelve-mile trek to the summit of Quail Mountain, the tallest peak in the park. This isn’t a Sunday stroll, it is a strenuous hike with possible rock scrambling, but once at the summit of 5,813 feet, the views are breath taking. Meet at the Joshua Tree Visitor Center on Park Blvd at 8 in the morning. The fee is $60 per person with discounts for Park members. Visit joshuatree.org or call 760-367-5535 to register or for more details.

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PARENTS CAN VISIT LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL TOMORROW
La Contenta Middle School invites parents to visit the school for their monthly Parent Visitation Day tomorrow. Parents may come for all day or part of the day. Parents may also stay for lunch. The school hours are 7:15 -1:50. Seventh grade lunch is at 10:31 and eighth grade lunch is at 11:28. When parents visit, they are reminded to check in at the office and get a Visitor’s Pass. La Contenta Parent Visitation Days will be held on the first Wednesday of every month.

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KEN O’MALLEY’S IRISH CHRISTMAS AT YUCCA VALLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH DECEMBER 11
Make plans now for a special holiday entertainment treat. Irish folk singer songwriter Ken O’Malley will perform Saturday, December 11. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to get tickets...
Memories of Dublin’s winter nights and the warmth of an Irish Christmas will come to life through song and story in “Ken O'Malley's Twelve Days of an Irish Christmas", a solo musical performance on Saturday, December 11 at the Yucca Valley United Methodist Church. Ken O'Malley is said to be "widely regarded as the finest Irish folk singer/songwriter in the United States today" In this show, the Dublin born singer-songwriter will transport his audience to his beloved Ireland with his rich, resonant voice and remarkable skill on guitar and mandolin. O’Malley’s repertoire includes songs in both English and Irish Gaelic. It is suitable for all ages. O'Malley is also a cultural ambassador and educator who infuses every performance with a genuine passion and love for his native land and its people. Admission is $15. Performance begins at 7 p.m. The Yucca Valley United Methodist Church is at 57273 Onaga Trail. For tickets, call the church office at 760-365-3671.

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LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE
In local high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat boy’s basketball team is on their home court versus the La Quinta Aztecs, with tip off at 6:30.

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