“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” OPENS FRIDAY WITH RELAY FOR LIFE BENEFIT

The Dickens Christmas Classic “A Christmas Carol” opens this Friday night at Theatre 29 for a 5 week run. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the opening night gala benefits Relay for Life… Morongo Basin Relay for Life sponsors the opening night gala for the holiday standard, Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”

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HISTORY OF THE DALE MINING DISTRICT AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Dale District Gold Mining was a fascinating part of the rich history of our Morongo Basin. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to learn more about it tomorrow night… Discover the history of gold mining in the Dale District, which is located 15 miles southeast of Twentynine Palms. Historians and miners

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TEAM IN CIF ROUND 1 AT HOME TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats Volleyball team will play host to Connelly High School tonight at 6 p.m. for the first round of CIF action. Come on out and support the Ladycats!!

MANDATORY WINTER SPORTS ATHLETIC MEETING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL THURSDAY NIGHT

Twentynine Palms High School students who want to participate in winter sports must attend a meeting in the high school’s gym at 7 p.m. Thursday with their parent or guardian. Students who do not attend with a parent or guardian will not be allowed to participate in winter sports.

MAN THOUGHT LOST IN MINE FOUND WANDERING, DIVERTS FIRE RESOURCES

An Orange County man who got lost in the desert for 11 hours near Johnson Valley Friday night diverted fire crews from a large house fire in Yucca Valley. About 5:30 p.m. Friday, fire fighters and search and rescue teams from Lucerne Valley, Hesperia, and Yucca Mesa, and the Sheriff’s

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ONE ARREST AFTER A CHASE UP TO 100 MPH THROUGH TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Saturday morning after a high speed chase through residential neighborhoods. Shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday, a deputy tried to stop a motorcycle, driven by Hayward Adams, 29, for speeding and reckless driving near Highway 62 and Mesquite Springs Road. Adams took off, driving

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AUDITIONS SUNDAY AT THEATRE 29 FOR CLASSIC COMEDY

If you have ever thought about joining the hard-working volunteers on the stage and backstage at Theatre 29, auditions are coming up this Sunday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz puts out the call… At Theatre 29 the 2014 season will open with Oscar Wilde’s comical classic, “The Importance of being Earnest.” Director

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SMALL BUSINESS ADVICE THURSDAY AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Small business owners, and those hoping to start their own business, can get advice and information at an expo at Copper Mountain College Thursday the 14th. Representatives from SCORE, a non-profit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow, and achieve their goals, will be at the

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YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOLS HELPING THE NEEDY

Students at both Yucca Valley High and Twentynine Palms High Schools are doing their part to help the less fortunate of the Morongo Basin. The Twentynine Palms school group, Teens for Humanity, are collecting new and used coats that will be given out to those in need on November 23

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TWENTYNINE PALMS STUDENTS HONORED FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Top academic honors for some students at Twentynine Palms High School. Managng Editor Tami Roleff has the kudos… Several Twentynine Palms High School students received honors recently for their academic achievements. Suhas Arehalli scored in the top three percent of students nationally on the National Merit Scholarship test. He also

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TPHS WINS NINTH BATTLE OF THE BELL IN A ROW OVER YUCCA VALLEY

The Twentynine Palms Varsity Wildcats won their record setting 9th consecutive Battle of the Bell football game, defeating the visiting Trojans from Yucca Valley 21-0 Friday night at Tom Nicoll Stadium. The Wildcats used a dominating defensive performance on Senior night to shut out the Trojans. The Wildcats rushed for

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NATIONAL PARKS AND FORESTS FREE THIS VETERANS DAY WEEKEND

In honor of Veterans Day, all national parks and national forests will offer free admittance to everyone this weekend, from Saturday, November 9 through Monday, November 11. Fees for camping and tours of Key Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park will still be collected. Active duty military are eligible for

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UNITY HOME OFFERS STATE MANADATED TRAINING TUESDAY

Morongo Basin Unity Home will offer its 40-hour California state-mandated training class beginning November 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Classes will be every Tuesday and Thursday for 5 weeks. This class is offered at no charge. Call Unity Home’s Outreach Office at 760-366-1247 to sign up.

SHERIFF TALKS ABOUT INFLUX OF AB109 PRISONERS, PART 2 OF 2

With county jails at capacity, and having to add another 300 inmates a month due to the Inmate Realignment Act, or AB109, Sheriff John McMahon told the Yucca Valley Town Council at its meeting Tuesday night that something’s gotta give. In part 2 of two, managing editor Tami Roleff said

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TEENS MAKE A POMPOM TURKEYS AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TOMORROW

Teens in grades 7 through 12 can join the Twentynine Palms Library Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m. for teen crafts. This month’s craft will be making a holiday turkey out of pompoms and felt. Enjoy refreshments as you create your one-of-a-kind craft. All supplies are provided by the Friends

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2013 TOYS FOR TOTS PROGRAM HAS STARTED

An annual tradition for the Marine Corps Reserves is gearing up in our Morongo Basin area. Reporter Taylor Thacker says… Toys for Tots has started! The Marines will be accepting toy donations and money donations starting now for this Christmas season. To donate money, go online to http://29-palms-ca.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx and then

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BATTLE OF THE BELL FOOTBALL GAME TONIGHT

Tonight is the 46th Battle of The Bell football game, in which cross-basin rivals Yucca Valley High School Trojans and Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats, will go head to head for not just bragging rights, but for the all-important league placement. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more… It’s been a

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FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

On Saturday, November 9 the Food For Life Staff will be supplying a free, hot, nutritional meal at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall from 3-5.

SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church tomorrow, November 9, at 7 p.m. Musicians of all types are invited to come and play country, bluegrass, and gospel music. The church is located at 5688 Sunrise Road. Call 760-361-0086 for a free ride to the church.

VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MONDAY

The City of Twentynine Palms will host the Morongo Basin’s Veterans Day Tribute 2013. The event begins at 10:00 a.m. in Veterans Park and will include guest speakers, static displays of law enforcement, fire department, and military equipment, as well as music and entertainment. The Marine Sandpiper and the Marine

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