CHURCHES OFFER FREE THANKSGIVING MEALS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

Faith Lutheran Church in Joshua Tree will serve a free Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday, November 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. The church is located at 6336 Hallee Road. For more information, call 760-366-8146.

Thursday, November 28, the Food For Life Staff will host the Thanksgiving Meal, The Betty Garrett

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FAMILY HEALTH CLINICS QUALIFY FOR FEDERAL STATUS AND FUNDING

The two Morongo Basin Family Health clinics have received federal status which will bring in more money for them. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains… Morongo Basin’s two Family Health Clinics have received Federally Qualified Health Center status from the Health Resources and Services Administration. This new designation brings with it federal

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive Tuesday, tomorrow at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors

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AN ASSAULT OVER PARKING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS CASINO CONSTRUCTION SITE

A Joshua Tree man was angry over how someone parked his truck, and so he punched him in the mouth. According to a Sheriff’s report, Allen Kendall, 40, was angry because a man wouldn’t move his truck at the construction site of Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms, and because

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WE REVIEW “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” AT THEATRE 29

The Christmas Classic “A Christmas Carol” is plying weekends though December 14th with a Matinee this Sunday, November 24th. Managing Editor Tami Roleff offers this review of the production… The story of a miserly and unhappy man, who, by confronting his past, present and future, learns forgiveness, generosity and redemption,

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MARINES OF VMU-1 RETURN HOME FROM AFGHANISTAN TODAY

About 55 Marines with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron-1 are returning to the Combat Center today after a 6-month deployment to Afghanistan. The unit, nicknamed the Watchdogs, deployed as a detachment in June. While deployed, VMU-1 used unmanned drones to provide aerial surveillance to scan areas and routes for insurgents and

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STATE HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE TO STICK WITH ORIGINAL DEADLINE

The board overseeing California’s health insurance exchange voted unanimously yesterday to stick with its current year-end deadline of phasing out more than one million individual health insurance policies that fail to meet requirements of the federal health care overhaul, turning aside a plea by President Barack Obama to let those

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CMC FOUNDATION FESTIVAL OF WREATHS THIS SUNDAY

The annual Festival of the wreaths will be held this Sunday at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the event is unique to our Hi-Desert… The Copper Mountain College Foundation’s Festival of Wreaths has become a local holiday tradition and an excellent way to kick off the season. This

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YUH-GO YO TOURNAMENT TOMORROW AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

The Twentynine Palms Branch Library is continuing its YU GI OH tournaments tomorrow, Saturday, November 23. All ages are invited to bring their own cards to participate in the tournament. The top player will receive a prize. The tournament is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the library

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH LOOKS BACK AT THE BATTLE OF THE BELL WIN

The Football season officially ended last weekend for the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats, but not without a significant win in the “Battle of the Bell” with cross-town rival Yucca Valley. ROP Broadcast Student Tyler Mcgahuey asked Coach Ernest Martinez for his after-game thoughts… On Friday November 8, the Twentynine

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FREE MEALS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 23, Food for Life and the Gospel Fellowship will be supplying a free, hot nutritional meal at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Tonight’s regular meeting of the Twentynine Palms Cemetery District will be routine. The trustees will be updated on four burials, discuss monthly projections, and approve the financial report and expenditures. The cemetery board meeting starts at 5:30 in cemetery offices, 5350 Encelia Avenue in Twentynine Palms.

FULL HOUSE HONORS OUTGOING TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT DIRECTOR

Last night’s Twentynine Palms Water District meeting had a full audience to honor former Director Philip Cisneros after serving 20 years of being a board director, seven of which he was president. Cisneros received plaques and awards from many people such as the Copper Mountain College Board, the mayor of

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“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” AT THEATRE 29 CAME WITH CHALLENGES

The Charles Dickens Holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol,” is now on stage at Theatre 29. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the live production came together well, but not without some challenges….. With every play production comes obstacles and challenges. However, for Director Rob Wanless, these challenges were overcome and made for

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THEATRE 29 PLANNING DECEMBER REORGANIZATION

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 10 at 6 p.m. at the theater, 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN’S INSPIRATIONAL STORY IN NEW CHICKEN SOUP BOOK

When Twentynine Palms resident Cathy Inscore heard that the popular Chicken Soup book series was looking for stories for its book “Miraculous Messages from Heaven,” she knew she had the perfect story for it. Managing editor Tami Roleff talked with Inscore about a dream she had in which her late

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION TAKING REGISTRATION FOR YOUTH BASKETBALL

The City of Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for the 2014 youth basketball league. Children in kindergarten through eighth grades are eligible to register. The registration fee includes a uniform and a discount is given to families with three or more children participating in the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MEETS ON WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District board will have brief meetings tonight on both water and fire business. Reporter Taylor Thacker has a closer look… There is a brief Water District meeting tonight, Wednesday, November 20, at 6:00 p.m. The Directors will approve the commending of Philip C. Cisneros for 20

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OFFERS PREMIERE STARGAZING EVENT THIS SATURDAY

Joshua Tree National Park is renowned for its dark night skies, making it an ideal place for astronomy and stargazing. Dan Stork says that there will be an exceptional opportunity for learning and viewing this weekend… Joshua Tree National Park, in partnership with Celestron Telescopes, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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COMPLIANCE POSTERS AVAILABLE AT TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce reminds employers that they are required by law to post a compliant employment poster in a conspicuous place in the workplace where all employees and applicants can see it. The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce offers these posters at a discounted rate to its

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