HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS FREE SEMINAR ON ADVANCED DIRECTIVES WEDNESDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center will present a free seminar on advanced directives this Wednesday. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says while the seminar is free, you do need to register ahead of time… You may have heard about the importance of advance directives and durable power of attorney for healthcare; however, you

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

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JOSHUA TREE HOME BURNS TO THE GROUND

A Joshua Tree home burned to the ground Thursday afternoon. Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick said a resident of the home in the 63600 block of Tilford Way kept oils and paints in his bedroom; due to poor ventilation the fumes combusted just after noon. The man’s mother tried to put

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PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND SHARP DROP-OFF AT HDMC TOMORROW

Look around your house. Are there dangerous prescription drugs or sharps around? You can dispose of them safely tomorrow. Reporter Caitlin Logan says bring them to the Hi-Desert Medical Center… Every year, thousands of pounds of prescription drugs and needles end up in landfills, posing a danger to the environment.

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SIX NEW COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS COMING TO THE MORONGO BASIN

The fire stations in Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree will be receiving new firefighters this weekend. Graduation from the county fire department’s intensive, six-days-a-week training academy for fire fighters is today. Of the 28 cadets who entered the training program 10 weeks ago, six will be coming to the Morongo

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SEE’S CANDY AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

The Friends of the Joshua Tree Library try to nourish your sweet tooth twice a year. Reporter Dan Stork says the winter See’s candy sale is ready to roll… Beginning Saturday, November 15, See’s Candy will be available for purchase at the Joshua Tree branch Library. Now through December 4,

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SUNDAY BREAKFAST AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will not be serving a dinner tonight. Sunday breakfast from 8 to 11 will include pancakes, eggs, quesadillas, omelets, bacon and sausage, and don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

SAM SLONEKER CELEBRATION SUNDAY

A celebration of life of Sam Sloneker will be held Sunday, November 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. Sloneker was a well-known percussionist, and friend of the arts, live music, and theater. The celebration will include a jam session and potluck in the Friendship Hall of the Joshua Tree Retreat center.

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER CLOSE TO CHOOSING AFFILIATION PARTNER

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors heard presentations at its meeting last night from the two for-profit health care groups that are interested in affiliating with the hospital. Tenet Healthcare Group has 12 California hospitals, including Desert Regional Medical Center and JFK in the Coachella Valley. Strategic Global Management

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COLLEGE BOARD MEETS THIS AFTERNOON

The Copper Mountain College Board will meet in open and closed session this afternoon. Reporter Caitlin Logan checks the agenda… Copper Mountain College’s regular board meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. The board oversees the educational programs, policies, and financial matters of the college. The meeting

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A GUIDED HIKE TOMORROW ON QUAIL MOUNTAIN

You are invited to take a hike tomorrow. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says it is a chance to see Quail Mountain…

On Friday, November 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. there will be a guided hike on the Mojave Desert Land Trust’s Quail Mountain property in Joshua Tree. The hike has

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VENDORS SOUGHT FOR ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OPENING NEXT WEEKEND

Animal Action League will hold a grand opening celebration at its Joshua Tree location on Saturday, November 22, and is looking for vendors. The event will be from 10 to 3, and will feature children’s activities, food, pet contests, and pet adoptions from local rescue organizations. All proceeds will benefit

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD TO REVIEW EBOLA PROCEDURES

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board will hear options on affiliation partners tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik also says they will talk about Ebola procedures… On Wednesday, November 12, the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will have its regular meeting. On the agenda, the board will receive a presentation from Morongo

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CDPA ANNIVERSARY ART EXHIBIT OPENS IN JOSHUA TREE FRIDAY

An art exhibit will mark the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act. Reporter Cassie Zimarik invites you to Joshua Tree Friday evening… On Friday, November 14, there will be an opening reception for the CDPA 20th Anniversary Exhibit. The exhibit will feature artwork from Joshua Tree National Park

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MUSIC AND MEDITATION AT HARRISON HOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE

A unique experience of music and meditation this week in Joshua Tree. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more on the workshop and performance at Harrison House… The Harrison House of Joshua Tree presents Tara Komungo. This unique event combines a three-day music and meditation workshop with a final live performance. Komungo

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends meets Wednesday November 12 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of Hi-Desert Medical Center. Joshua Tree Compassionate Friends is a national support organization reaching out to parents grieving the death of a child.

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND BLOCK GRANTS

Renewable energy and block grants are on the agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council. Reporter Dan Stork has the details… In the featured informational presentation at the November meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC, Erin Adams will talk about sustainable energy production at the Marine Corps Air Ground

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A CLEBRATION OF THE DESERT PROTECTION ACT IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Twenty years ago this fall, the California Desert Protection Act enlarged and re-designated Joshua Tree and Death Valley national monuments as national parks, established the Mojave National Preserve, and designated 69 new Bureau of Land Management wilderness areas. Reporter Caitlin Logan says the 20th anniversary of the California Desert protection

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE SOLAR POTLUCK TOMORROW

Transition Joshua Tree is having a weekend potluck that focuses on “The New Economy.” Reporter Dan Stork says bring your solar cooker… Transition Joshua Tree will have a solar-powered potluck on Saturday November 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Trading Post, 61716 Twentynine Palms Highway.

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DINNER AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

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 Saturday Marine Birthday barbecue has been cancelled, as well as Sunday breakfast. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.