FIRE DAMAGES A FLORIST SHOP IN TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORIC PLAZA

A fire caused major damage to a florist shop in the Historic Plaza in Twentynine Palms last night. Twentynine Palms Fire Chief Jim Thompson said firefighters responded to a reported commercial structure fire at the Flower Garden in the 5600 block of Historic Plaza at 11:50 Tuesday night. Firefighters arrived

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COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS COLLECTING TOYS FOR NEEDY CHILDREN

Local county firefighters will be collecting toys to distribute to needy children in the area through TLC and CPS. Boxes where residents can drop off toys are in local businesses, banks, and mobile home parks, including here at the Z107.7 studio in Joshua Tree. In addition, Walmart will host a

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TIPS FOR A SAFE MEAL ON THANKSGIVING

Many of us will spend a long time tomorrow in the kitchen preparing the traditional Thanksgiving holiday meal. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has some tips on how to do it safely…

With any holiday food preparation, proper food handling and storage are important to keep your family and friends safe.

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY AND BURRTEC TAKING TOMORROW OFF

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate bus service on Thursday, November 28, in observance of Thanksgiving Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Friday, November 29.

Burrtec Waste and Recycling will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Waste and recycling pick-ups will be delayed by one day

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“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” AT THEATRE 29 NEEDED CAST MUTLI-TASKING

Many people who volunteer at Theatre 29 just can’t get enough drama in their lives. Dan Stork relates how one young stage veteran multitasks…

Director Rob Wanless said the timing of the rehearsal cycle of “A Christmas Carol” at Theatre 29 and the popular “Halloween Haunt” running concurrently did challenge

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW AND FAIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS DECEMBER 6-8

Mark your calendars from next week and the first ever Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Faire at various venues in and around the headquarters in Twentynine palms. ROP Broadcast Student Crystal Faith Rickman has a preview…

According to a press release from the City of Twentynine Palms, there

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL AND BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY MEETINGS FOR TONIGHT CANCELLED

The regular meetings for the Twentynine Palms City Council and Bighorn Desert View Water Agency, set for tonight, have been cancelled. The next city council meeting is December 10 at 6 p.m.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER WANTS YOU IN THE 19TH ANNUAL LIGHT PARADE

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce to invites you to participate in the 19th Annual Winter Light Parade, to be held in conjunction with the City’s tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday, December 3, beginning at 5:15 p.m. The parade staging area is on Crestview Drive between Adobe Road and Ocotillo

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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.