LETTER CARRIERS COLLECTING FOOD TOMORROW

On Saturday, May 9, letter carriers across the Morongo Basin will be collecting food for families in need. Collect and bag non-perishable food items like canned meats, soups, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, and rice. Place the bag of food by your mail box Saturday for your mail carrier

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SQUARE DANCING IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight. The lodge is located at 55946 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. Cliff Simpson will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Bob Paull will be cueing Rounds from 7:00 to

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APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR THERESA MIKE SCHOLARSHIP

Select area students are invited to apply for the Theresa Mike Scholarship. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells us who can, and how to, apply…

Applications are now being accepted for Theresa A. Mike Scholarship which range from $500 to $5000. Applicants must be high school students, recent high school graduates, or

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Thirteen athletes from Twentynine Palms High School advanced from the De Anza League finals to the CIF preliminary track and field meet. Coach Ronda Morton said the top performer of the day was Kerenza Robinson who won the 1600 meter, 800 meter, and 4×400 meter relay, and was shy a

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“HAT’S OFF TO MOTHERS” SATURDAY AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN

Tickets are still available for a luncheon and fashion show at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley. Saturday’s “Hats off to Mothers” event features fashions from Draper’s and Damon’s and modeled by church members, music, and raffles. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door or by calling

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Wednesday’s home game for the Yucca Valley High School baseball team against cross-town rivals Twentynine Palms turned up roses for the Trojans. Coach Brian Schoenborn said the Yucca Valley Trojans scored first with a stolen base by junior Colden McGarvie after an RBI single by freshman Desmond Delgado. The third

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS, FAULTY SALES TAX INITIATIVE WITHDRAWN

Yucca Valley town staff and council members stressed at Tuesday’s meeting that the proposed citizen’s initiative for a half-cent sales tax for the sewer project is premature and needs major revisions. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains… The sales tax initiative proposes to lower the cost of the sewer assessments for

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YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER TO BE CLOSED FRIDAY

The Yucca Valley animal shelter will be closed Friday, May 8. Stray animals may be left in the holding pens south of the shelter entrance while the shelter is closed. For animal control emergencies, call the Sheriff’s Department at 760-365-2364. The animal shelter will resume its normal hours Saturday, May

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STATE SENATOR FULLER OPENS YUCCA VALLEY OFFICE

State Senator Jean Fuller will open a new district office in Yucca Valley, and is holding an open house on Friday, May 8, from noon to 2. Fuller represents the 16th Senate District, which covers the Morongo Basin and most of the eastern portion of San Bernardino County, and portions

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LAST DAY FOR REPLACEMENT BALLOTS FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER ASSESSMENT VOTE

Today is the deadline to request a replacement ballot in the vote for the Yucca Valley sewer assessment district. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details… Today, May 6, is the last day Yucca Valley property owners may request a replacement ballot for the assessment district vote for the Hi-Desert Water

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ART AUCTION RAISES OVER $6,000 FOR REACH OUT

With more than 100 pieces of art, Saturday’s art auction benefit for Reach Out Morongo Basin was a huge success. Executive Director Robin Schlosser said the third annual auction, held at ArtFx & Furnishings in Old Town Yucca Valley, raised $6,671 for the charity’s programs for seniors and the disabled.

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES OVER $4,000

The Yucca Valley Career Pathways Foundation Ninth Annual Golf Tournament was held Friday. The Foundation has awarded over $110,000 to Yucca Valley High School students in the last 18 years. Organizer Jeff Drozd said, “We raised approximately over $4,000 this year thanks to a very generous community.” The Twentynine Palms

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TWO LOCAL NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER EVENTS TOMORROW

The public is invited to celebrate the National Day of Prayer tomorrow at two locations in the Morongo Basin. In Yucca Valley, the prayer ceremony begins at noon at the Brehm Sports Park. Reporter Diana Medley has more on the prayer event in Twentynine Palms… The Twentynine Palms Ministerial Association

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School golf, tennis, and track teams, as well as the Yucca Valley High School track team, will be participating in the DeAnza League finals.

The Joshua Springs Lightning baseball and softball teams will host Desert Christian High School at home tomorrow.

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SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR TO BE RELEASED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A man designated by the county as a “sexually violent predator” has been released from custody and will be living in Yucca Valley. Richard Murillo, 75, was convicted of indecent exposure and lewd acts with three children under the age of 14 in 1994, and served five years in state

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS, 107-HOME SUBDIVISION ON THE AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Approval of a housing project, volunteers and a proposed half-cent sales tax are all on the agenda. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… At its meeting tonight, the Yucca Valley Town Council will be asked to approve permits

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING AND BURNING CAR

A Yucca Valley man suspected of stealing a car that was later found burning in the desert south of Yucca Valley last Tuesday was arrested Friday afternoon. According to court records, Michael Dennison, 24, had been released from jail April 28 following an arrest for carrying concealed weapons. Dennison had

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED RAPE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday, accused of attempting to rape his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Lawrence Carruthers, 50, had been drinking and started arguing with his girlfriend in the 6100 block of Avalon Avenue about 3:30 p.m. The report states Lawrence grabbed the woman by the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Twentynine Palms’ track and field team attended the Ramona Distance Invitational Friday. Coach Ronda Morton said the team fared well in the non-team scoring event. In the 1600 meters, Kamaljot Singh ran 4:55, River Smith ran 5:10, and Garrett Schrepfer ran 4:51, all personal records. Cyrus Clarke ran his first

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SPONSORSHIPS SOUGHT FOR YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY FIREWORKS SHOW

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley is already planning this year’s Fourth of July fireworks show. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says sponsorships for the event are being offered…

For more than 27 years, the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley has produced the free Fourth of July community fair and celebration, but

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