COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET WEDNESDAY EVENING

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets this Wednesday, August 14, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. the Helen Gray Center on the campus of Hi Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. The Compassionate Friends

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MAKE YOUR OWN MODEL AIRPLANE AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS SENIOR CENTER

Do you like planes? Do you like to build models? Come on down to the Twentynine Palms Senior Center this Wednesday, August 14, to join Reach-Out in a free class to make a balsa wood and tissue paper model plane. Instructor Caley will take you step-by-step to build your very

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MORONGO BASIN CULTURAL ARTS COUNCIL LOOKING FOR AFFORDABLE ARTISTS FOR OCTOBER STUDIO TOURS

The Highway 62 Art Tours YART Party 2013 is seeking “affordable art” vendors and crafters to participate in the four-day event that will take place over both weekends of the Hwy 62 Art Tours this October. The YART will serve as a Highway 62 Art Tours information center in downtown

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A CONVERSATION WITH CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK

After Congressman Paul Cook answered callers’ questions on Friday’s Up Close show on Z107.7, we had the opportunity to get his views on some additional issues that impact the Morongo Basin. Dan Stork asked the District 8 Representative to comment on the sequester, renewable energy development, and the Joshua Tree

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“STAIRWAY TO THE STARS” TICKETS

Sky’s the Limit is gearing up for their major fall fundraiser, “Stairway to the Stars.” Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to get tickets…

Tickets are now on sale for Stairway to the Stars, a festive fundraiser for Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center. Guests will enjoy live

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JT VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a full breakfast menu for Sunday breakfast with a pork chop special from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Joshua Tree VFW post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown JT.

PERSEID METEOR SHOWER

There’s a big treat in the desert sky this weekend, as our majestic night sky will host the Perseid meteor shower. Meteors will appear to “rain” into the atmosphere from the constellation Perseus, rising in the northeast sky around 11 p.m. The waxing crescent moon will be setting just when

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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS AT WILDLAND FIRES

Fire fighters from several Morongo Basin stations have been sent to help fight fires currently burning in Southern California. Joshua Tree and Morongo Valley fire stations have each sent a brush engine and crew to join the 1,400 fire fighters fighting the Silver fire near Banning, which as of

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JOE VUNCANNON OBITUARY

Joe Vuncannon, a 36-year-resident of Joshua Tree, died July 7 of heart disease. He was 73 years old. Joe Vuncannon is survived by his wife Ruth, daughter Debbie Thomas of Joshua Tree, son Derrick Vuncannon of Eldon, Missouri, and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was a county building inspector

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FREE BREAKFAST IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Joshua Tree Community United Methodist Church will provide a free community breakfast buffet Saturday morning from 9 to10 a.m. Used clothing, shoes, coats and blankets are free to those in need as supplies last. The community is invited. The church is located at 6213 East Parkway.

BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer another Auxiliary summer treat tonight, from 4:30 to 6:30, with a dinner of sloppy joes, baked beans, and potato chips for only $4. Sunday breakfast will have a full breakfast menu with a pork chop special from 8 to 11.

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BUILDING TO BE NAMED AFTER LONG-TIME SUPPORTER

A long-time supporter of Copper Mountain College will be honored with a building named after her. At yesterday’s meeting of the college’s board of trustees, the board accepted a $100,000 donation from retired Marine Colonel R.M. Proudfoot of Twentynine Palms, in honor of his wife, Christine, to be applied toward

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FREE AND REDUCED COST MEALS OFFERED TO LOCAL STUDENTS

The Federal government provides free or reduced-cost meals for eligible students locally. Reporter Dan Stork outlines the eligibility requirements, and how to apply for the program… There are several ways that public school students can qualify for free or reduced-price meals at school. Households that receive Food Stamp, CalWORKS, Kin-GAP

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR “STAIRWAY TO THE “STARS”

Sky’s the Limit is gearing up for their major fall fundraiser, “Stairway to the Stars.” Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to get tickets… Tickets are now on sale for Stairway to the Stars, a festive fundraiser for Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center. Guests will enjoy live

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MORONGO BASIN OLD CAR CLUB PREPARING FOR 18TH ANNUAL CHARITY CAR SHOW

Get your treasured classic car or truck ready for the 18th Annual Morongo Basin Old Car Club Charity Car Show. Reporter Taylor Thacker says registrations are being taken now for the September event… Now is your chance to show off your old, classic car for a good cause. The 18th

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HELP FOR MILITARY VETERANS AND GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES TO STAY IN THEIR HOMES

A free, one-day event to help active-duty military, veterans, government employees and their families stay in their homes will take place on Saturday, August 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cal State San Bernardino. Assistance will include: foreclosure prevention and mortgage options; homebuyer assistance, nonprofit support services, financial

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JOSHUA TREE VFW OFFERS GUN SAFETY CLASS THIS SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a gun familiarization and safety class at the post Saturday, August 10, from 8 to 4. Instructors accredited by the National Rifle Association will conduct the class. The public is invited to attend. The VFW Post is located at 6402 Veterans

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says they will consider appointments and a wastewater contractor… Two appointments are on the agenda at tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors. Up first is consideration of a replacement for former Board

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MAKE PLANS NOW FOR THE TASTE OF THE MORONGO BASIN

Save the date of September 13; that is when the hugely popular, annual “Taste of Morongo Basin” event is set. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her napkin… Taste what the Morongo Basin has to offer at the Joshua Tree Rotary Club’s sixth annual Taste of Morongo Basin. Local restaurants will

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS IN OPEN AND CLOSED SESSIONS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board will meet in both regular and closed sessions tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the College Board’s agenda… The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees convenes in open session tomorrow at 3 p.m. On the action agenda, trustees will consider and likely approve the naming of

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