CONTROVERSY OVER TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY

Academic ineligibility of some student athletes at Twentynine Palms High School has become a sore point at that school in recent weeks. Two TPHS administrators spoke about the issue at recent meetings of the Morongo Unified School District. Dan Stork relates what they said…

Some students at Twentynine Palms High

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet Monday, September 9, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center; doors open at 12:30 p.m.; meeting begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be served, followed by an “Over the Top” show and share by members of projects completed over the

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SKATEBOARD COMPETITION IN MORONGO VALLEY

A skateboard competition is planned for Morongo Valley next weekend. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to signup…

Show off your skills and impress the pros at the Morongo Valley Skate Park Games! All skateboarders, BMX bikers, and freestyle scooters are welcome to compete in this year’s Games scheduled for

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TPHS REUNION

Calling all Wildcats: The Twentynine Palms High School Alumni are having a “Twentynine Palms 40 year (And Then Some!) Reunion in Twentynine Palms during the weekend of September 27-29, just three weeks away. Friday night will have individual class get-togethers for the classes of 1970 through 1975. Saturday night, alumni

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THEATRE 29 2014 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT GALA

Theatre 29 will announce its 2014 performance season at a special season announcement gala, co-hosted by three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce, next week. The gala will be held in Friendship Hall of the Joshua Tree Retreat Center from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 12. The Twentynine Palms,

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STAIRWAY TO THE STARS TICKETS

The deadline is this Monday to get tickets for the festive fund-raiser for Sky’s the Limit, “Stairway to the Stars.” Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you where to get them…

Tickets are now on sale for Stairway to the Stars, a festive fundraiser for Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature

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REACHOUT TEAMS WITH TANK BATTALION

Seniors and the disabled in Twentynine Palms can get help with yard work and minor home repairs, thanks to a joint project between Reach Out Morongo Basin and the Marines. Volunteers from 1st Tanks Battalion will be matched with eligible residents to work on homes and yards with chores the

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LOW COST SPAY AND NEUTER SERVICES

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine clinics in September for dogs and cats as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Clinics will be held from 10 to 2 at the following locations and

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“SUNNY DAY” AT THE CHAPARRAL ARTISTS

“Sunny Day” is the theme of the Chaparral Artists’ Guild’s new show, featuring the art of Ray Lamb. An opening reception will be held Sunday, September 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at A Roadside Attraction, 69197 29 Palms Highway, in Twentynine Palms. Light refreshments will be served.

LAND BARON’S BALL

A fun event is being planned to benefit a good cause. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the Land Baron’s Ball will help the Miracle league of the Desert…

Enjoy an Italian themed night of dining, dancing, and drinking under the stars as you support a good cause. The Land Baron’s Ball

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AUDITIONS FOR “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 and Director Rob Wanless will hold open try-outs for “A Christmas Carol”, the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s holiday transformation. Auditions will be this Monday, September 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Theatre 29, 73637 Sullivan Road, Twentynine Palms. The classic play is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens

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SPAMALOT CAST CHANGE

One of the lead actors goes down hard, but the show goes on at Theatre 29. Mike Lipsitz tells how the cast dealt with an on-stage accident in “Spamalot” …

“Monty Python’s SPAMALOT” has been tickling sellout crowds at Theatre 29. But the audience on Friday, August 30 got more

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FLASH FLOOD ADVICE

Flash floods can strike any time and any place with little or no warning. In mountainous or flat terrain, distant rain may be channeled into gullies and ravines, turning a wash into rampaging torrent in minutes. City streets can become rivers in seconds. Observe these flash flood safety rules. They

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FIRST SATURDAY IN OLD TOWN YUCCA VALLEY

More than 20 businesses in Old Town Yucca Valley will be participating in First Saturday, tonight. First Saturday is a late-night shopping event in Yucca Valley. Merchants selling antiques, vintage and modern clothing, jewelry, collectibles, art, home décor and architectural salvage, indoor gardening supplies, and dining establishments will be open

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL AND JOSHUA SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAMS IN ACTION TONIGHT

Coming up in high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat football team travels away to play Xavier Prep. The Joshua Springs Lightning football team will host Lucerne Valley at home. Kick-off for both teams is at 7 p.m.

FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING UP FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Food for Life serves meals to those in need in the Twentynine Palms area every Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall. Tomorrow, Desert Congregational Church will be preparing and serving the meal.

VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL LOOKING FOR BACKGROUND

The Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., wants to collect the background of all those whose names are enshrined. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you what they are looking for…

To focus on those from the Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, today known as The Wall, in Washington, D.C., was

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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA FIRST SATURDAY BREAKFAST TOMORROW

After a long summer siesta, it is once again time for breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association located at 63356 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. Breakfast will be served from 8-11. All of your breakfast favorites will be served up hot and fresh along with a healthy

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A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:30 to 6:30. Sunday breakfast is with chicken fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

SPORTSMANS CLUB SWAP MEET IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Sportsman Club in Joshua Tree will hold its monthly swap meet tomorrow, September 7. Shop for great bargains on new and used items, crafts and collectibles, books, and eclectic artworks. Admission is free, and vendors are always welcome. Spaces rent for just $10 during the summer months; for non-profit

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