ACTING, SINGING, AND MORE AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT

Tonight, Friday, November 15, is the International Thespian Society, or I.T.S., Café Night at Twentynine Palms High School. Come and enjoy a night of acting, singing, and much, much more. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. $3 at the door, $2 if you donate a canned food

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR CONCERT CANCELLED

The Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir was to have given performances tonight and tomorrow at Smith’s Ranch in Twentynine Palms. Those performances have been cancelled. The Select Choir will hold other fundraising efforts to raise the money they need for their trip in April to New York City and

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FIVE TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS NAMED FOR CIF HONORS

Five Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats volleyball players were named to the All-DeAnza League teams. First Team All-Lleague honors went to seniors Tusia Brown and Rebecca DeGuzman. Second Team honors went to senior Cherokee Turner and junior Nakomis Cabrera. Honorable Mention went to freshman Tatiyanna Mackall.

TWENTYNINE PALMS AND JOSHUA SPRINGS IN CIF FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

Coming up in high school sports tonight, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats and the Joshua Springs Christian School Lightning football teams advance to CIF play-offs. The Wildcats, with a record of 4 and 6 overall, 3 and 2 in league, will play in the East Valley Division CIF playoffs

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SUSPECTED RAPIST LOCATED AND ARRESTED

The Twentynine Palms man who is suspected of a rape last week was arrested without incident Sunday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, deputies received information that Louis Ontek, 42, was at a residence in the 75000 block of Encanto Drive in Twentynine Palms, where he was arrested without incident.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2: TOURISM, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND CONSULTANTS

Dan Stork broke his report on the meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council into two parts. Yesterday: The practice of prayer before meetings. Today: Tourism, code enforcement, and environmental consultants… The November 12 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council began early, with a 5 p.m. presentation by a

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FINAL VOTE IN FOR BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD

Late yesterday the County Registrar of Voters issued final vote tallies for the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency election for board of directors. Voters were to choose three out of the four names on the ballot and they sent back the three incumbents. Directors Dennis Staley and Terry Burkhart were

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COUNTY PROGRAM HELPS PAY FOR WOOD AND PROPANE

Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County’s Energy, Education and Environmental Services (EEES) program is processing Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) applications for qualifying residents to receive a cord of wood, or up to $600 towards propane. To qualify for this program, wood/propane must be your main source of heating

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PRIVATE FIRE TRUCK AIDS IN YUCCA VALLEY FIRE

Last Friday’s fire in the 5000 block of Mormon Avenue in Yucca Valley differed in one aspect from the usual house fire—a neighbor showed up with his own personal fire truck to help fight the fire. Managing editor Tami Roleff talked with the retired fire captain to find out why

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“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” BENEFIT OPENING TOMORROW AT THEATRE 29

The opening night gala of Theatre 29’s next production, “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, will be sponsored by Morongo Basin Relay for Life. Opening night is November 15. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The evening will start with heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages. There will be a silent

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CHOLLA TRANSPLANTING AND CITIZEN SCIENTISTS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park may notice work being done along the Pinto Basin Road. A contractor is working with park staff to return 800 plants back to the Cholla Cactus Garden. Work started late October and could continue through mid-January, 2014. These plants were originally salvaged and transplanted

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CASA CULURAS HOSTS JOSHUA TREE INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL

Casa de Culturas will host the 2013 Joshua Tree Indigenous Film Festival, three days of films, performances and presentations by local and indigenous artists and elders. This year the Festival will showcase the work of native scholar and elder Alfredo Acosta Figueroa, who will open the festivities with a new

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BASIN WIDE FOUNDATION HOSTING “ADOPT A CHILD” PROGRAM

With the holidays season already nipping at our nose, The Basin Wide Foundation is launching their “Adopt a Child Program”. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get involved… It’s that time of year where we start getting ready for Christmas time by buying gifts and setting up decorations! However,

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MANADATORY WINTER SPORTS MEETING TONIGHT AT TPHS

This reminder, Twentynine Palms High School students who want to participate in winter sports must attend a meeting in the high school’s gym at 7 p.m. tonight with their parent or guardian. Students who do not attend with a parent or guardian will not be allowed to participate in winter

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CHP LOOKING FOR TRUCK THAT LOST A COUCH

The California Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help in locating the driver of a pickup truck that failed to stop in a collision that injured a little girl. According to a CHP press release, last Saturday about 5:20 p.m., Ariel Gilman of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, was driving

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HELP CLEAN-UP PIPES CANYON THIS SATURDAY

Save Our Desert will host a cleanup day in the Pipes Canyon Area this coming Saturday, November 16. Participants will meet at the corner of Highway 247 and Pipes Canyon Road, and disperse to several areas to clean up roadsides and open space area in the vicinity of Black Lava

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 1 OF 2: PRAYERS BEFORE COUNCIL MEETINGS

In the first of two reports on this week’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council, Dan Stork highlights the discussion of the practice of invocations before meetings of the Council…

At the beginning of the discussion of invocations before City Council meetings, Twentynine Palms City Attorney Patrick Munoz set

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COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE THIS SUNDAY

The Joshua Tree Retreat Center will host a community drum circle celebrating the full moon from 7 to 9 p.m. this Sunday, November 17. Well-known Joshua Tree percussionist Sam Sloneker will facilitate the gathering, which will be held in the center’s Friendship Hall. The event kicks off the sixth year

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY EXPANSION

Expansion of an assisted living facility on Joshua Lane and outdoor displays for a new store were on the agenda for the Yucca valley Planning Commission last night. Managing Deport Tami Roleff was there and files this report… Despite receiving letters from neighbors objecting to the expansion of an assisted

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YUCCA VALLEY REPUBLICAN WOMEN MEET SUNDAY

Yucca Valley Republican Women will hold their Installation Dinner meeting this Monday, November 18, at 6 p.m. Yucca Valley’s own Chad Mayes will be the installing officer and speaker for the evening on “Election 2014 – Get Motivated.” Mayes served three terms on the Yucca Valley Town Council and served

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