SPORTSMAN CLUB BINGO TO SUPPORT UNITY HOME

Hey bingo lovers—the Sportsman’s Club in Joshua Tree will be holding Bingo for a Cause to support the Morongo Basin Unity Home, a local domestic violence shelter, on Sunday, February 22. The doors will open up at 3:00 p.m. The early bird bingo starts at 4:00 p.m. The Sportsman’s Club

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DINNER TONIGHT, SUNDAY BREAKFAST, TACOS WEDNESDAY AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. The Sunday breakfast is pancakes, eggs, omelets, quesadillas, and bacon and sausage, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

SERVICES SET FOR RAMON LOMELI

Ramon Lomeli, a 41-year-resident of Joshua Tree, died Monday, February 16. He was 81 years old. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Guadalupe; sons Jose Luis Lomeli of San Bernardino; Ramon Lomeli, and Jose Lomeli, of Yucca Valley; and Roberto and Cindy Lomeli of Yucaipa; daughters Maura

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LECTURE ON COUNTY RENEWABLE ENERGY CODE TOMORROW

San Bernardino County is updating its General Plan on the subject of renewable energy development. Reporter Dan Stork says you can learn about the status of the effort at a local lecture… On February 20, as part of the Desert Institute’s Black Rock Lecture Series, there will be a presentation

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW IN JOSHUA TREE

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Thursday, February 19, in the Helen Gray Center at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be free of

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER MEETING CANCELLED

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors has canceled tonight’s regular meeting. The District’s next regularly scheduled meeting is slated for March 4.

HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER DRUG AND SHARP DROP-OFF SATURDAY

Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a drop-off event for unwanted prescription drugs and used sharps/needles. The event takes place this Saturday, February 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in front of the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree. Every year, thousands of pounds of

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS, BAUMGARTEN UP FOR SUPERINTENDANT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education is ready to appoint a permanent superintendent. Reporter Dan Stork says they didn’t have to look too far… At its February 17 meeting, the MUSD Board of Education is scheduled to vote on whether to remove the “interim” designation from the title

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FISH TACOS AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving fish tacos for Taco Wednesday on Ash Wednesday, tomorrow, February 18, from 11 to 1.

FREE 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. at Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30

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VETERANS COUNSELING, BENEFITS, AND REFERRAL SERVICES OFFERED

The San Bernardino Vet Center offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to Veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, in the Office of Student

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER GETS GOLD SEAL ACCREDITATION

A surprise inspection of the Hi-Desert Medical Center has resulted in a top grade. Z107.7 reporter Mike Lipsitz says the local hospital got high marks… Hi-Desert Medical Center has been re-accredited for meeting state-of-the-art national standards for health care quality and safety as determined by The Joint Commission, the nation’s

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JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY OPEN LATE TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery will hold its opening reception for its new show on Saturday, February 14, during the Saturday night Art Crawl from 6 to 8 p.m. More than a dozen artists will be on display during the new show, which runs through March 7. The gallery is

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JOSHUA TREE VFW KITCHEN BUSY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will not serve up a Friday night dinner. Instead, it will have a Valentine’s Day rib-eye steak barbecue on Saturday, February 14, from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance only. There is no Sunday breakfast this

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GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE OPEN LATE FOR SATURDAY ART CRAWL

Gallery 62, the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council’s gallery in downtown Joshua Tree, will be open late Saturday, February 14, for an artists’ reception. Five artists will be featured at the gallery this month: paintings by Marcia Geiger, Lenne Rosen-Kabe and Susan Abbott; ceramics by Ed Keesling; and black and

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ART SHOW RECEPTION SATURDAY

The “Invention, Reinvention” Art Show at Copper Mountain College has opened. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says a reception will be held Saturday evening… The “Invention, Reinvention” art show hosted by Copper Mountain College’s Art Program at the Ada Hatch Center is now open. The artwork will be on display from 12

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NATIONAL PARKS FREE THIS PRESIDENTS’ DAY WEEKEND

To celebrate Presidents Day weekend, Joshua Tree and all 405 National Parks are waiving entrance fees on this Saturday, February 14 through Monday, February 16. Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are reminded that the weather in February can be unpredictable and temperatures may fluctuate. When hiking or walking, always

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD TO HEAR FROM SCHOOL DISTRICT TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board meets tomorrow in first a study, then regular session. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet in a special study session at 10:30 tomorrow morning. The two items on the study session are budget development and

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BURGLARY REPORT RESULTS IN ARREST FOR DRUGS

A report of a burglary in progress resulted in the arrest of a Joshua Tree man for allegedly having drugs in his possession. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a passer-by called to report at least one man was breaking into a home near Sunset Road and Division Street in Joshua

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TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THE 24TH ANNUAL SPELL-A-THON

The Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy has announced the date of its 24th annual spell-a-thon. The spelling bee for adults will be held from 9 to noon March 14 at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. Teams of three

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