INTERVIEW WITH 29 PALMS HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DIRECTOR MICHAEL MAYES

With art and music programs at risk in many schools, ROP broadcasting student, Stephanie Acuff, asks high school music director Michael Mayes for some impressions of his work… It’s not easy being a music director; I asked Michael Mayes, Musical Director for Twentynine Palms High School what it takes starting

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PAVING PROJECT MOVES EAST ON HIGHWAY 62

A project to rehabilitate the pavement on State Route 62 from Yucca Valley to Twentynine Palms stretching from Yucca Mesa Road to Bermuda Avenue continues this week with lane closures. The project will grind the existing roadway and replace with new material. Lanes in both directions will be intermittently closed

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ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHEN IT COMES TO TRASH IN OUR DESERT

Clean Teams volunteer throughout Morongo Basin, but assignment reporter Taylor Thacker tells us about how an independent resident of Twentynine Palms takes trash into her own hands … Most people don’t realize that trash can really affect an environment and when it’s not properly disposed of, it can get out

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AUDITIONS FOR “MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT” TOMORROW AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 holds open auditions tomorrow for the over-the-top musical comedy, “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the casting call … Director Kathryn Ferguson and Theatre 29 have set auditions for the fall production of the musical, “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” This “silly-as-you-like-it” Broadway smash is a farcical re-telling

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FREE MOVIE IN THE PARK IN 29 PALMS TONIGHT

Twentynine Palms Recreation continues their free movies in the park series tonight at Luckie Park. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us what will be on the screen…… The movie in the park for Friday, June 14, is “Escape from Planet Earth.” Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap

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FREE MEAL OFFERED IN 29 PALMS

Food For Life, a non-profit ministry designed to feed the hungry, is offering a free meal from 3 to 5 Saturday afternoon at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms tomorrow. Volunteers from the United Methodist Church will serve Chef’s surprise.

LAP SWIMMING FOR ADULTS STARTS MONDAY IN 29 PALMS

The Luckie Park Pool in Twentynine Palms will be open for adult lap swimming. Reporter Taylor Thacker says….. Throw on your swim suit and better your swimming skills at the Twentynine Palms Luckie Park Pool. Beginning on Monday, June 17th, the pool will be open for lap swim for adults

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SHERIFF’S DUI/DRIVER’S LICENSE CHECKPOINT IN 29 PALMS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Police Department will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint tonight. Officers will be stopping drivers at an undisclosed location in Twentynine Palms between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. Drivers will be checked for signs of alcohol or drug impairment, as well as for proper licensing

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SERVICES FRIDAY EVENING FOR CHRISTINE PROUDFOOT

Christine Proudfoot passed away on Monday. Christine first came to Twentynine Palms in 1961. She was married to Max, a retired Marine, for 60 years, has six sons and six grandchildren. A musician and teacher for most of her life, Christine Proudfoot was a very active member of the Friends

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OLD SCHOOL HOUSE LECTURE TOMORROW

The Mojave Desert has a rich history of mining and ranching. The Old Schoolhouse lecture for Friday, will feature archeologist Bob Bryson, who is the current Chief of Resource Management at Mojave National Preserve. Bryson has inventoried and evaluated the significance of all the ranching artifacts, and is in the

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TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR REACH OUT’S 15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Reach Out Morongo Basin announced that The Luminators, Mark Ross on mandolin and Paul Gerkin on guitar, will be performing at their 15th Anniversary Celebration this Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center Friendship Hall. Tickets for the event are $30 per person, $50 per

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AUDITIONS FOR SPAMALOT SUNDAY AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 will hold open auditions this Sunday for the over-the-top comedy musical, “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the casting call….. Director Kathryn Ferguson and Theatre 29 have set auditions for the fall production of the musical, “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” This “silly-as-you-like-it” Broadway smash is a farcical

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FRIENDS OF 29 PALMS LIBRARY SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING SATURDAY

The public is invited to the Friends of the Twentynine Palms Branch Library’s bi-annual general membership meeting. The meeting will be held at the Twentynine Palms Branch Library, 6078 Adobe Road, Saturday, June 15, at 11 a.m. Current and new members will learn more about the Friend’s future plans as

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CITIZENS COMMITTEE FOR 29 PALMS FIRE TAX MEETS TONIGHT

The Citizen’s Advisory group charged with putting a fire tax on the Twentynine Palms ballot will meet tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation… Let your voice be heard at the Citizens Advisory Committee meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at 72401Hatch Road, Twentynine Palms in the Water District board room.

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GRADUATION THURSDAY FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

Graduation for Twentynine Palms High School seniors will be held 7:30 Thursday night at Tom Nichol Memorial Field, across from Luckie Park. The gates will open at 5 p.m. and the roads will be closed at 7 p.m.; all attendees must be in the stadium at that time. A ticket

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ARTIST SIMI DABAH PRESENTS SCULPTURE TO 29 PALMS LIBRARY

Renowned artist Simi Dabah recently donated a beautiful sculpture to the Twentynine Palms Library. The sculpture was installed in front of the library in a perfect spot under the sign. Mayor Joel Klink and Mayor Pro Tem Dan Mintz met with the artist last week at the library. A formal

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THEATRE 29 LOOKING FOR 2014 SEASON PLAY SUBMISSIONS

Theatre 29 is looking for directors to submit shows for consideration for the 2014 season. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives the details on how to be considered… Theatre 29 has announced it’s looking for directors to submit shows for consideration to build the 2014 season of plays and musicals. Area

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AMERICAN LEGION JACK V. RICE POST MEETS THIS EVENING

The Jack V. Rice Post 761 of the American Legion meets the second Monday of every month at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 67330 29 Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms. Tonight’s Officers’ meeting starts at 6:15 p.m. and the general meeting starts at 7 p.m. For more information call 760-362-4112.

THEATER 29 ANNOUNCES CAST FOR “PERILS OF GOLDILOCKS”

Theatre 29 is getting ready for its Summer Youth Theater production of, “The Perils of Goldilocks.” Managing Editor Tami Roleff said the show has been cast and is in rehearsal… Theatre 29 and Directors John Wright and Lizzie Schmelling have cast 20 people for Theatre 29′s Summer Youth Theater production,

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CHP OFFERS “AGE WELL, DRIVE SMART” CLASS FOR SENIORS

As people age, their reflexes often slow, a condition that can be dangerous when they’re behind the wheel of a vehicle. The California Highway Patrol is offering a driver’s education class for seniors, “Age Well, Drive Smart.” The free and informative program will be held at the Twentynine Palms Senior

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