TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERING DRAWING CLASSES

Twentynine Palms Recreation is offering basic drawing classes. Participants ages 13 and older are invited to learn the basics of drawing, taught by local artist Mark Spangenberg. If you can hold a pencil, you can learn to draw. A total of four classes will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30

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TWENTYNINE PALMS POST OFFICE OPEN SUNDAYS THROUGH CHRISTMAS

The Twentynine Palms Post Office will be open Sunday, December 7, from 10 to 2. No other post office in the Morongo Basin will be open on Sunday. The post office is located at 73839 Gorgonio Drive in Twentynine Palms. For more information, call 760-367-1161.

HULA CLASSES OFFERED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms Recreation is offering hula classes. Children ages 5 through 12 are invited to learn traditional Hawaiian and Tahitian dances taught by instructor Pasi Larsen. Classes will be held at the Twentynine Palms Community Services Building on Saturday mornings, beginning January 10. The fee is just $5 per class.

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MARINE ARRESTED AFTER GIRLFRINED'S BABY FOUND IN COMA

A Marine living in Joshua Tree was arrested last month after his girlfriend’s infant daughter was found in a coma. According to a Sheriff’s press release, the 5 1/2- month-old girl was brought to Hi-Desert Medical Center November 19 where doctors determined she had a brain hemorrhage, due to injuries

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BODY OF ERIN CORWIN RETURNED TO FAMILY, VENUE CHANGE POSSIBLE

Three and a half months after the body of 19-year-old Erin Corwin was found at the bottom of a mine shaft east of Twentynine Palms, a judge has released her body to her family in Tennessee. During a preliminary hearing in September for Christopher Lee—a former Marine who is charged

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION SENDS VACATION HOME RENTAL ORDINANCE TO CITY COUNCIL

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission finished its work on the vacation home rental ordinance at its meeting last night, and Okayed a staff report on donated land. Reporter Dan Stork gives a run-down on the long session… After a final painstaking session of crossing T’s and dotting I’s in the

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AN INTERVIEW WITH THE “SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” DIRECTOR

The hilarious comedy “Shakespeare in Hollywood” continues its run at Theatre 29. ROP Broadcast student Kylie Robinson interviewed Director John Wright … I interviewed the director of Theatre 29’s production, “Shakespeare in Hollywood.” I asked John Wright what the play was all about. “Shakespeare in Hollywood” is about Oberon and

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MAN HELD AFTER BURGLARIZING GIRLFRIENDS HOUSE

A Joshua Tree man who was a little too intent on getting the title of his car from his ex-girlfriend ended up being arrested Sunday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, Charles Bell, 28, went to his ex-girlfriend’s home in the 7400 block of Pinon Drive in Twentynine Palms to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT VACATION HOME RENTAL ORDINANCE

The long-awaited vacation home rental ordinance comes before the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission tonight. Reporter Dan Stork says that discussion will follow two discussions pertinent to two specific properties… There are three public hearings scheduled for the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission at its December 2 meeting. They deal with dropping

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TOYS FOR TOTS TOURNAMENT AT ROADRUNNER DUNES GOLF COURSE

Roadrunner Dunes Golf Course in Twentynine Palms will co-sponsor a Toys for Tots Golf Tournament, along with the Combat Center. The cost is $45 per person plus a new, unwrapped toy, or an additional $10 donation for Toys for Tots. The four-person scramble tournament will include 18 holes of golf,

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ABOUT 300 MARINES GET CLASSIC RIDES FROM THE PALM SPRINGS AIRPORT

About 300 Marines got a classic free ride from the Palm Springs Airport to the Twentynine Palms base over the weekend. The surprise transportation was compliments of Soldiers Organized Services and the Morongo Basin Old Car Club. The Marines, returning from Thanksgiving with their families, were driven back to the

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MOJAVE VIPERS RECRUITING YOUNG MARINES

The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is recruiting. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more about children who want to earn the title… The Mojave Vipers are looking for a few good … kids … who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The Mojave Vipers Young Marine program is

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FOOD FOR LIFE LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS MEAL HELP

Food for Life wishes to thank all our volunteers which made the Thanksgiving meal such a success. They are now gearing up for their Christmas meal. The meal will be served at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 20. Opportunities exist

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Tuesday, accused of beating her children. According to a Sheriff’s report, Julie Pierce, 23, was moving out of a residence in the 73800 block of Desert Trail Drive and was hitting her two step-children, 8 and 9 years old. The deputy determined both children

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CHRISTMAS LIGHTINGS PLANNED IN JOSHUA TREE, MORONGO VALLEY, TWENTYNINE PALMS, AND YUCCA VALLEY

Holidays lightings are being planned in communities all around our Morongo Basin. The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to help light up their village and kick off the winter holidays in their seventh annual “The Stars Come Out in Joshua Tree” promotion. The merchants and any other star

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REACH OUT ON HOLIDAY SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Reach Out Morongo Basin and the Twentynine Palms Senior Center will be closing at 2 p.m. today and will closed Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28. The Senior Center and Senior Nutrition programs will reopen with all services on Monday, December 1. They

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WE REVIEW “SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” AT THEATRE 29

Our local community Theater 29’s final offering this season is the Ken Ludwig farce “Shakespeare in Hollywood.” Director John Wright has conjured a strong cast that includes Theater 29 faves and able newcomers. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely offers this review of the production… You’ve heard of a play within a

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NO TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT

The regular Twentynine Palms City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 25, at 6 p.m. will not be held. The next meeting of the City Council will be held on Tuesday, December 9, at 6 p.m.

FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING THANKSGIVING MEAL

Food for Life wishes all a happy Thanksgiving. They remind you that their free Thanksgiving meal for low-income individuals and families will be held on Thanksgiving Day from 1 to 4 p.m. A full turkey dinner will be served at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine

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THEATRE 29 TO RE-ORGANIZE BOARD NEXT MONTH

The all-volunteer board of directors of the non-profit Theatre 29 will be reorganizing early next month and is looking for those interested in serving. Theatre 29 will hold its annual Board of Directors elections and reorganization December 9 at 6 p.m. at the theater, 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms.

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