DISABLED AMERICAN VETS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AT REGIONAL COUNCIL ON AGING MEETING

A representative from the Disabled American Veterans will be on hand during a meeting of the Regional Council on Aging at 1 p.m. tomorrow. The meeting will be held in the Yucca Valley Nutrition Center, 57088 29 Palms Highway. The public is invited to bring their questions, concerns, and needs.

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT AGENDA

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will be asked to approve a tuition reimbursement policy for employees; approve assessments on eight district-owned properties; and approve the purchase of a new water truck. The

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says tonight the council will discuss potential uses for the old PFF building…

Among the items on the consent agenda at tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council will be asked to approve

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DEADLINE TO DONATE FOR REACH-OUT BENEFIT AUCTION EXTENDED

Donations are still being accepted for the Third Annual Art Auction benefit for Reach Out Morongo Basin, set for May 2. Not an artist? Donations of pre-owned artwork from the community are also welcome. Past auctions have featured jewelry, photography, paintings, etchings, metalwork, gourds, ceramics, textiles, and even furniture. There

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS ANNOUNCE CAST FOR “BILOXI BLUES”

The St. Joseph’s Players community theater troupe announces the cast of its next production, Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has the complete cast list…

“Biloxi Blues” is the second play in Neil Simon’s Eugene trilogy. The first of the series, “Brighton Beach Memoirs” was produced earlier this season

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ROTARY INTERACT CLUB STARTS AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley is sponsoring a new service club at Yucca Valley High School. The Interact Club has grown to more than 25 members in its first two months; its faculty advisor is Merl Abel. The club recently held its first elections. Elected as president is Rachel

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GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CAREER PATHWAYS

A golf tournament in Yucca Valley is for a good cause, raising funds that allows high school students to job shadow, participate in internships, and earn a scholarship worth $1,000. Tax-deductible contributions for sponsorships are available. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more information about the Yucca Valley High School Career

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TOMORROW’S HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan baseball and softball teams will host the Shadow Hills High School Knights at home tomorrow. Both games start at 3:30. Also tomorrow, the Trojan swim and track teams will both compete against Desert Mirage High School. The swim meet is at home at 3:15;

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YUCCA VALLEY FAMILY HOMELESS AFTER FRIDAY FIRE

A Yucca Valley family is homeless following a fire Friday morning. According to County Fire Captain Jay Dimoff, Yucca Valley firefighters were dispatched at 11:22 a.m. to a medical aid call in the 6300 block of Richard Drive, but on their way there, it was changed to a structure fire.

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DEADLINE NEARS FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER ASSESSMENT VOTE

Get those ballots in. Managing Editor Tami Roleff reminds Yucca Valley property owners that the sewer assessment vote deadline is approaching…

The deadline for returning ballots for the assessment district for the Yucca Valley sewer project is just over three weeks away. The ballots will be opened and counted following

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER LOOKING FOR ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER NOMINEES

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its annual awards dinner. Award categories are Yucca Valley Chamber Member of the Year; Business of the Year; Boss of the Year; Unsung Hero, and Heart and Soul of the Morongo Basin. Nominations must be received by May 7. Winners

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AREA STUDENTS INVITED TO MARCH IN THE GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE

This year’s Yucca valley Grubstake Days Parade theme “Patriotic Parade – Celebrating the Past, Present and Future” creates an opportunity for any Hi-Desert student to participate in the parade. The parade on May 23, starting at 10 a.m., will travel down the highway 1.6 miles from Inca Trail in Old

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LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSE OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Registration is underway for the Town of Yucca Valley lifeguard certification course. This course provides entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. Participants must be at least 15 years old and be able to pass prerequisite skills evaluation. The course fee

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ST. MARY’S ANNUAL TEA PARTY FASHION SHOW

Put on your best party hat to attend St. Mary’s of the Valley Altar Guilds annual tea and fashion show. The tea is open to all young and young at heart, with the theme “A Tea for All Generations,” and will take place on Saturday, April 25, at the parish

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS GREEK DINNER FUND RAISER TONIGHT

Don’t feel like cooking tonight? Let the St. Joseph’s Players community theater group serve you dinner at their fundraiser this evening that benefits their upcoming play production. Reporter Diana Medley shares what’s on the menu…

The St. Joseph’s Players cast and crew of the upcoming Neil Simon comedy “Biloxi Blues”

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will discuss the state fire tax at its meeting Monday. Also on the agenda are renewable energy, a presentation by Pat Flanagan on the BLM’s West Mojave Route project, and illegal dumping. Public comments on these and any other issues are welcome. The meeting starts

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FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN MORONGO BASIN

The third Monday of April is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, April

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YUCCA VALLEY FAMILY HOMELESS FOLLOWING FRIDAY MORNING FIRE

A Yucca Valley family is homeless following a fire Friday morning. According to County Fire Captain Jay Dimoff, Yucca Valley firefighters were dispatched at 11:22 a.m. to a medical aid call in the 6300 block of Richard Drive, but on their way there, it was changed to a structure fire.

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RAINBOW STEW ART FAIR THIS WEEKEND

Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will be holding its third annual Art Fair today and tomorrow, April 18 and 19. Come and meet the artists in person who offer their work in gourd art, copper art, jewelry, painting, photography, and more. The art fair will be held outside the store,

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR HEROIN POSSESSION

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of heroin possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 6200 block of Murrieta Avenue in Yucca Valley about 12:40 Thursday to perform a probation compliance check on Darren Jimenez, 28. During the compliance check, deputies

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