JOSHUA TREE VFW HAS A BUSY KITCHEN THIS WEEK

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 chicken fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

LOCAL DAV CHAPTER MEETS TOMORROW MORNING

The DAV Morongo Basin Chapter #60 will hold their next scheduled monthly meeting on March 7, at 9:00 a.m. at the Eagles Aerie at 67330 29 Palms Hwy in Twentynine Palms. All veterans and their guests are cordially invited to attend.

OLD WESTERN MOVIE AT BOXO-HOUSE SUNDAY

Examining the myths of the Old West starts with a look at old time Western movies. BoxoHouse is hosting a series of movie screenings of old Westerns in conjunction with an artist’s residency program, and the last movie in the series is Sunday. Reporter Diana Medley tells you where you

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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA BREAKFAST TOMORROW

A new month means it’s time for the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association First Saturday Breakfast on Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. The happy volunteers are serving this Saturday from 8 am to 11 a.m., “the best dang 5-buck breakfast ever!” Treat yourself and your friends to some good

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MUSEUM MARKETPLACE OPEN IN LANDERS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s monthly marketplace sale will feature lots of spring items for Easter. The museum marketplace sale will be 9 to 2, Saturday, March 7, at the Historical Society, 632 Landers Lane in Landers.

SEE’S CANDY AVAILABLE AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

It’s candy fundraiser time at the Joshua Tree Library. Reporter Dan Stork tells how you can get your goodies and support the Friends of the Library… You can fill your Easter basket with See’s Candy and support the Friends of the Library by purchasing See’s Candy from the Joshua Tree

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan softball team will travel away to Palm Springs for the second day of the Palm Springs Tournament.

The Trojan track team will travel away to participate in a meet at Azusa Pacific University, starting at 8 a.m.

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SCHOOL DISTRICT PAYROLL WORKER ACCUSED OF EMBEZZLEMENT

An employee with the Morongo Unified School District was arrested last month, accused of embezzling from the district. Administrators called police about possible embezzlement on November 12, 2014. Superintendent Tom Baumgarten told Z107.7 shortly after, that the employee–whom he refused to name, but who is now known to be Karin

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TWENTYNINE MAN A VICTIM OF A CRAIGSLIST SCAM

A Twentynine Palms resident is out $2000 due to a Craigslist scam. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim tried to buy a 2001 Dodge 1500 truck, and the seller requested the buyer send the funds via ReLoadIt, a prepaid debit card. When the seller requested more money for the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER SHOOTING DURING CAR CHASE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested at gunpoint Wednesday after his ex-girlfriend said he was shooting at her during a car chase. Sheriff’s deputies were called to Buena Vista and Indio Avenue in Yucca Valley at 11:46 a.m. for a report of shots fired. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost,

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A MODERATE WILDFLOWER SEASON BEGINS

Warmer wetter weather is bringing a moderate wildflower season to our desert region. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the wildflowers are already starting to show their colors in Joshua Tree National Park… Rain fell somewhere in the Basin every month since November; and while experts aren’t predicting a banner year, this

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FORMER COUNSEL FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS TRIBE SENTENCED IN KICKBACK SCAM

Edward “Gary” Kovall, the former general counsel for the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, was sentenced February 24 to two years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit bribery in a construction kickbacks scheme, according to the tribe. Kovall represented the tribe that operates Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine

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YUCCA VALLEY GOLF COURSE TO OPEN

After many years of being in a state of dormant disrepair during long legal proceedings, the newly refurbished “Hawk’s Landing Golf Club at Blue Skies” will open this weekend. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tees off… Yucca Valley’s new golf course will finally open this month. Golfers who have purchased their

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COLLEGE BOARD IN CLOSED SESSION

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees meets in closed session at 9:00 tomorrow morning. The single item of business concerns recruitment of the school’s president/superintendent. Following the meeting, which takes place in Quad 1, Room 101, Trustees will announce action taken, if any.

CHILDREN’S GRIEF SUPPORT OFFERED

A children’s grief support group is being offered for children ages 5 to 12 years old beginning March 9 thru April 13. These six meetings are held on Monday evenings at 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. facilitated by certified grief counselors at the Hospice of Morongo Basin office at 61675 29

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FREE CASINO CONCERT SERIES KICKS OFF AT TORTOISE ROCK

It’s time for “Live at the Rock.” Reporter Dan Stork tells who will perform at the first edition of the free casino concert series… The Tortoise Rock Casino kicks off its 2015 Live at the Rock series of free Friday night concerts on March 6, with the Just Dave Band

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RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET

California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, March 13, at 10:00 a.m., at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Guest speaker Darla Bridges, who recently completed a mission trip to Haiti, will share her experiences with the Haitian people and their culture. Please call Gay Smith

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DANCING WITH THE SOCCER STARS AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Modeled on a popular TV show, a fundraising event at Yucca Valley High School has been a new tradition. Reporter Dan Stork previews “Dancing with the Soccer Stars”… Dancing with the Soccer Stars is an annual event that showcases the teamwork of the Heat dancers from StarStruck Dance Studio and

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLERS IN STATE MEET

In high school sports Friday and Saturday, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ wrestling team will compete in the Boys’ State meet.

YUCCA VALLEY RESIDENTS TO VOTE ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA JUNE 2

The Yucca Valley Town Council said good-bye to County Fire Division Chief Dave Benfield at its meeting last night, and welcomed Division Chief John Chamberlin who will be taking his place. Benfield, who will be retiring March 20, has been division chief of the South Desert Region for about 1

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