TRUNK N’ TREAT AT TWENTYNINE PALMS UMC CHURCH

The members of the United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will host a Trunk n’ Treat on Thursday, October 31, for the local children to have a safe place to get candy on Halloween. They will be in the church parking lot and will hand out candy to the children

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats Volleyball Team defeated the Rams of Desert Mirage yesterday in four sets, and all Ladycat players saw playtime. The Ladycats were led by seniors Tusia Brown and Cherokee Turner. Brown had 15 kills, one ace serve. Turner had 11 kills and two ace serves.

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YESTERDAY’S HIGH WINDS CAUSE DAMAGE IN MORONGO BASIN

Yesterday’s high winds caused some damage in the Morongo Basin. In Twentynine Palms, the wind sheered off a power line pole at its base about 8:30 a.m. in the 4700 block of Adobe Road. The power lines kept the pole from falling to the ground. Twentynine Palms Fire Captain Matt

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DISPUTE OVER MUSIC SENDS ONE TO HOSPITAL, ONE TO JAIL

A disagreement over what music two workers should listen to landed one in the hospital and the other in jail yesterday. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 5 p.m., Filimaua Fatu, 26, of Twentynine Palms, started arguing with his co-worker over the choice of music they should listen to while

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A FELONY ARREST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday after his girlfriend said he hit her. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, the woman went to the home of Seth Lewis, 35, in the 6500 block of Wilshire Avenue shortly before noon Saturday to serve him some legal paperwork. Porter said during

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS: SIGN AND STUDY SESSION #28

October has five Tuesdays this year, and the diligent Planning Commission of Twentynine Palms will use the fortuitous calendar circumstance to squeeze in another meeting this month. Dan Stork relates what will be discussed… The meeting of the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission on October 29 features an application by the

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200 MARINES RETURN TO MARINE BASE AFTER 7-MONTH DEPLOYMENT

Another Marine unit returned to Twentynine Palms yesterday after a 7-month deployment to Afghanistan. About 200 Marines with Third Combat Engineer Battalion returned to the Combat Center yesterday; a smaller advance party returned to Twentynine Palms about two weeks ago. This was the unit’s last deployment to Afghanistan; after multiple

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ANNUAL TWENTYNINE PALMS WEED SHOW THIS WEEKEND

Since 1941 the Twentynine Palms Weed Show has been an annual tradition for local desert dwellers. The Weed Show is sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society and participation is open to anyone who puts together a composition of dried desert weeds and objects found in the desert, either natural

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TOYS FOR TOTS TAKING REGISTRATIONS

Toys for Tots are now taking names of kids to receive toys from this year’s program. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to register… Registration is now open to request a toy from the Marine Corps program Toys for Tots. The Marine Corps Toys for Tots collects new toys

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HALLOWEEN FUN FEST THURSDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms Recreation and Z107.7 Radio are co-sponsoring this year’s Halloween Fun Fest for the 25th year. The free event is designed to be a safe alternative to trick or treating for kids 10 and under. Game booths with candy prizes and a not-so-scary haunted house will be featured at

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TEEN MURDER MYSTERY PARTY AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY THURSDAY

Have a mysterious good time at the Twentynine Palms Library murder mystery party this Thursday, October 31 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. when participants will brave mayhem and murder at the Old Doom Mansion. Pizza and soda will be served and costumes are encouraged. The event is open to teens

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ART TOURS VISITOR WINS NEW LINN GUITAR

One visitor’s experience points out the great local benefits of the Highway 62 art tours, held the past few weekends. In this case, Karan Flohra of Cypress attended the second weekend of the Highway 62 Art Tours with her aunt Julee Gilleland…

ArtFX and furnishings in Yucca valley was

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR PRACTICING FOR CARNEGIE HALL PERFORMANCE

On a New York City street, an out-of-town visitor stops a policeman and asks, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The cop answers, “Practice, practice, practice.” Dan Stork says that the Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir is doing that, and a lot more… The Twentynine Palms High School

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS IN LEAGUE FINALS AT INDIAN WELLS TENNIS GARDEN

The Twentynine Palms girls’ tennis team will be participating in the De Anza League Tennis Finals Wednesday and Thursday. The matches will be played at the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens. The seeding for the matches begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Match play starts at 1 p.m. both Wednesday and Thursday.

SAFETY TIPS ABOUT HEATING AS THE WEATHER TURNS COLDER

As the blustery storm brings in the cold weather, many of us will be looking for extra heat. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the County Fire Department is offering seasonal safety tips… Fall often brings the need extra heat from a fireplace or space heater. Accidents involving fireplaces and heating equipment

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GROUPS TEAM UP TO FEED 500 FAMILIES FOR THANKSGIVING

Two Twentynine Palms High School groups are teaming up to bring a special thanksgiving to 500 local families. ROP broadcasting student Brianna Jillson tells you how you can help… Interact club of Twentynine Palms high school and The International Thespian Club (ITS) are banding together to bring dinner and a

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REACH OUT SEEKING PARADE OF HOMES SPONSORS

Reach Out Morongo Basin needs sponsors for its 10th Annual Parade of Homes, one of its biggest fundraising events of the year. Proceeds from the Parade of Homes, set for February 16, 2014, will support its Neighbors Helping Neighbors program, which supports services to the elderly and disabled in the

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PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS AT PALM VISTA AND YUCCA VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Enrollment is being accepted for state-funded preschool programs at two elementary schools in the Morongo Unified School District. Dan Stork tells about the guidelines for this county-operated program for eligible low-income families… The state preschool sites at Palm Vista and Yucca Valley Elementary Schools offer comprehensive child development programs and

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IN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL, A WIN FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL AND A LOSS FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

The Twentynine Palms High School Varsity Wildcats defeated the visiting Golden Eagles from Desert Hot Springs on homecoming night, 21-13, for their first De Anza League victory of the season. The ’Cats had nine quarterback sacks on the evening as the defensive unit left the offense with great field position

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SERVICES TONIGHT FOR LASHON LIGHTFOOT

Lashon Lightfoot of Twentynine Palms, died October 19, the victim of a shooting. He was 42 years old. Lashon Lightfoot is survived by his wife, nine children, one sister, and a host of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Twentynine Palms Baptist Church today at 6:30

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