REACH OUT ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR THURSDAY

Tomorrow, Reach Out Morongo Basin will host an estate planning seminar at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. Information on living trusts, wills, joint tenancy and other aspects of estate planning will be provided at no cost. This seminar is for all seniors, families with children and homeowners.

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN WOULD AFFECT LOCAL FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

Many local federal employees would feel the pinch if the federal government shuts down tomorrow. If the U.S. government has to shut down tomorrow, about half of the Defense Department’s 800,000 civilian workers will be furloughed until an appropriations bill is passed. Civilians who are furloughed would be paid retroactively

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ONE ARRESTED, TWO INJURED IN BEER PONG ALTERCATION

An argument over beer pong led to an arrest of one Twentynine Palms man, and the hospitalization of two others Saturday night. According to Sheriff Sergeant James Porter, Mitchell Stewart, 21, Shane Miller, 25, and Tyler Murphy, 23, were drinking and playing beer pong at a residence in the 74700

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CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR ANNUAL WEED SHOW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

It wouldn’t be November without the Twentynine Palms Weed Show. Dan Stork has the call for entries… This November, the Twentynine Palms Historical Society will again host its Annual Weed Show at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, Twentynine Palms, on Saturday, November 2, from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday, November

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SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR ARM WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

The Annual Bucky Bucklin Memorial Arm Wrestling tournament is coming up and signups are being taken. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the fun event benefits the Twentynine Palms Youth Club… The Twentynine Palms Youth Club is looking for sponsors for the 2013 Bucky Bucklin Memorial Arm Wrestling Tournament. The sponsorship fee

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FOOTBALL VICTORIES FOR BOTH TWENTYNINE PALMS AND YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOLS

Yucca Valley High School Trojan Football improved to 4-0 Friday night when the Trojans dominated the Indio Rajahs 39-20. The offense rolled up 605 total yards, 430 rushing and 175 passing along with scoring six touchdowns. The starting defense held Indio to 95 total yards through the first three quarters

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ tennis team travels away to Desert Hot Springs to play the Golden Eagles. First serve is at 3:15.

Also tomorrow, the Joshua Springs Christian School volleyball team travels away to Lucerne Valley. Game time is 5 p.m.

HWY 62 ART TOURS COLLECTIVE SHOW DROP-OFF THIS MONDAY

A reminder to participating artists: The Hwy 62 Art Tours Collective Show Drop-Off is September 30 at the 29 Palms Art Gallery in Twentynine Palms. The Art Tour Collective Show, an annual event featuring participating artists in the Hwy 62 Art Tours open studios, will be on exhibit Wednesdays through

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AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ENROLLMENT

Tuesday October 1 is the start date for open enrollment under the Affordable Healthcare Act. Both the Federal government and the state of California have web sites with lots of step-by-step information to help individuals and businesses through the process. Coverage can begin on January 1, just three months away.

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ROAD CONDITIONS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Road crews are still working to clear and repair roads in Joshua Tree National Park that were damaged in flash floods earlier this month.

National Park Road Sweeper

I was bicycling through the park mid-day Thursday, and saw a road sweeper at work brushing sand off the roadway, as

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SOCCER NEEDS PLAYERS

The rest of the world calls it football; we call it soccer. ROP Broadcasting student Edgar Sosa calls for more players…

The Twentynine Palms soccer team is a great way to get into shape and spend some time with your friends. Joining the soccer team is lots of fun and

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER BEATING HIMSELF UP

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he started screaming and beating himself up in the restroom at a Twentynine Palms drug store. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 12:30, employees at the Rite Aid store in Twentynine Palms called police to report a man, later identified as

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2: PUBLIC ART, TRAFFIC LIGHTS, TRANSIT AGENCIES AND MORE

Twentynine Palms Women of Distinction Muffin Hill, Sandy Smith, Jan Peters, and Susan Reilly, with Mayor Joel Klink. (Not present: Kathi Papp).

In a meeting that was long on presentations and short on transacted business Tuesday night, the Twentynine Palms City Council heard about prisons, transit agencies, women of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MET ON WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS LAST NIGHT

Last night, the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors had their usual meeting and they approved the motion to designate October 6-12 as fire prevention week. This year’s theme is the prevention of kitchen fires. Kitchen fires occur at least two to three times a year here in Twentynine

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB SPAGHETTI DINNER TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Youth Club will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser 6 p.m. Friday, September 27 in Patriotic Hall at the Youth Club, 5882 Luckie Avenue. Tickets for the dinner may be purchased in advance at the Youth Club for $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12;

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TEEN CRAFTS AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY SATURDAY

Join the Twentynine Palms Library this Saturday, September 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. for teen crafts. This month’s craft will be recycled book pumpkins. Enjoy refreshments as you create your one-of-a-kind craft. All supplies are provided by the Friends of the Library. The event is open to teens in

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HWY 62 ART TOURS COLLECTIVE SHOW DROP-OFF THIS MONDAY

A reminder to participating artists: The Hwy 62 Art Tours Collective Show Drop-Off is Sept.30 in 29 Palms. The Art Tour Collective Show, an annual event featuring participating artists in the Hwy 62 Art Tours open studios, will be on exhibit Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 3:00, Oct.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL LOOKING FOR SOCCER PLAYERS

Twentynine Palms High School is looking for a few good soccer players. ROP Broadcast student Tristan Burleson puts out the call…

Twentynine Palms High School is looking to recruit some new members for their soccer team. Last year, they didn’t do so well, and they are looking to improve and

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TOMORROW’S HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat cross-country team travels away to Yucca Valley. The first event starts at 4:30.

SERVICES SET FOR BRONSON O’DELL “POP” WRIGHT

Bronson O’Dell “Pop” Wright, a resident of Joshua Tree and Pioneertown since the 1970s, died September 19. He was 81 years old. “Pop” Wright is survived by his wife, Vicki Wright, of Pioneertown; his daughters, Linda Theriault of Joshua Tree, Leila Huber of Twentynine Palms, Tanya Wilson and Michele Wilson,

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