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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COUNTY COURTS CHANGE FAMILY LAW CASE SCHEDULING

The San Bernardino County Court System is changing the way it puts on its calendar family law cases that involve custody and visitation disputes. The new system takes effect Monday, October 28. With details on the new system, here’s managing editor Tami Roleff…

A new calendar system at the county

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT PART 2: WATER BUSINESS

Although the big-splash item at the meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District this week was the discussion of a recommended ballot measure for a tax increase to support the fire department, there were several items of note relating to water operations. Dan Stork highlights some of them… Twentynine Palms

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PIONEER DAYS AFTER MEETING WEDNESDAY

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that this year’s Pioneer Days celebration was a huge success. Without their generous sponsors, devoted vendors, bighearted volunteers, and exuberant spectators, this multi-day event, commemorating the unique history of Twentynine Palms, would not have been possible. The Chamber would like

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AS THE WEATHER COOLS, A REMINDER ABOUT FURNACE SAFETY

As the weather gets cooler, we will start heating our homes for the crisp desert winter months. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the County Fire Department has some furnace safety tips… San Bernardino County Fire offers the following tips before real cold weather arrives. Change furnace filters now to keep equipment

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YU-GI-OH TOMORROW AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

The Twentynine Palms Branch Library is continuing its YU GI OH tournaments on tomorrow. All ages are invited to bring their own cards to participate in the tournament. Top player will receive a prize. The tournament is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. in the library meeting room. For more

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WEED SHOW NEXT WEEKEND, ENTRIES DUE NOVEMBER 1ST

Next weekend, November 2-3, is the uniquely Twentynine Palms Weed show. Reporter Taylor Thacker reminds entrants that their masterpieces are due November 1… The Weed Show is one of Twentynine Palms’ oldest and most unique artistic traditions, drawing participants from across the Morongo Basin and attendees from around the world.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCHEDULES AND SCORES

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats volleyball team traveled to Shadow Hills of Indio and lost to the Knights in three tough sets yesterday. The Ladycats were led by seniors Tusia Brown with 11 kills and Cherokee turner with nine kills and one ace serve. Senior Hannah Sutherland had three

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SHERIFF CRACKING DOWN ON SYNTHETIC DRUG SALES

A Sheriff’s Department task force served warning letters to businesses throughout the county advising them the sales of “bath salts” or “spice,” as they are commonly called, are not permitted in the county. Five teams of deputies served notices at 21 locations in San Bernardino County to give them the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT GETS FIRE TAX RECOMMENDATION OF ADDITONAL $60 A YEAR

The Twentynine Palms Water Board got the results of a half-year of deliberations on the funding of the fire department by a Citizens’ Committee, and decided to consider whether to act on them three months from now. Or maybe nine months from now. Dan Stork was there, and summarizes the

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HIGHWAY 62 ART TOURS 2ND WEEKEND, EVENTS IN JOSHUA TREE AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Hi-Desert’s best visual and performing artists will be a part of the 12th Annual Hwy 62 Art Tours, a self-guided tour of more than 200 galleries, shops, homes, and private studios. This final weekend, October 26 and 27, features Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, and Wonder Valley. In addition, there’ll

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 tonight. On the agenda, the board will discuss monthly projections and review the price list for any needed adjustments. The meeting will be held in the cemetery office, 5350 Encelia Avenue.

FALL FLORA AND FIRMAMENT FROLIC AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

The Fall Flora and Firmament Frolic is this Saturday at Sky’s the Limit. Reporter Taylor Thacker has more… Families and life-long learners of all ages are welcome to this month’s Sky’s The Limit Observatory “Fall Flora and Firmament Frolic” Discovery Day. On Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to noon,

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