EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES AND EGG HUNTS

180 MINISTRIES EASTER SERVICES

180 Ministries in Joshua Tree will celebrate Easter at their new location on Hallee Road. The service starts at 10:30 a.m., and includes a free barbecue and family activities, a bounce house, and live music after the service.

DESERT HILLS EASTER SERVICES

Easter Sunday services at

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH PRESENTS “13: A NEW MUSICAL”

Twentynine Palms High School drama department presents, “13 A New Musical.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details…

The character of young Evan Goldman moves with his family from New York City to a small town in Indiana. Evan grapples with his parent’s divorce in, “13: A New Musical.”

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WOMAN WAS EXPECTING A PROPOSAL, CHRISTOPHER LEE HELD TO ANSWER

Erin Corwin’s best friend testified in Joshua Tree Superior Court yesterday that Corwin’s lover had arranged a secret special day in the desert for just the two of them, one that Corwin hoped would end with a marriage proposal and plans for the two of them to move to Alaska.

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EXTRA ENFORCEMENT OF OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE LAWS THIS WEEKEND

The Sheriff’s Department would like to remind everyone that the Morongo Basin will see a higher number of OHV riders and RV campers this Easter weekend. OHV riders should ride in designated riding areas and trails only; and respect private lands. The Sheriff’s Department OHV Team and County Code Enforcement

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EASTER EGG HUNTS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW, TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

Egg hunts and Easter activities abound in our Morongo Basin over the weekend. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the Yucca Valley Hunt starts at 9:00 Tomorrow morning… The Town of Yucca Valley is scheduled to host their annual, free Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, starting at 9:00 a.m. at

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, April 4, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone marrow

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DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION

The deadline has been extended for student artists to enter the Congressional art competition. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you how to enter… Time is running out to submit your artwork for the Eighth District Congressional Art Competition. The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the

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JOSHUA TREE BLOCK PARTY TOMORROW

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 4, for the first-ever, east Joshua Tree block party. For 12 hours, from 10 to 10, you’ll be able to browse and nibble on food at the shops and galleries in the Art Queen complex, on the highway in the east part of Joshua

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TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITORS CENTER ART RECEPTION TONIGHT

An art reception will be held this evening from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., for “Color Explosion: Nothing Subtle About the Desert,” the spring Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center, downtown Twentynine Palms. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE MEETS TOMORROW

Transition Joshua Tree will hold a lecture on drylands permaculture Monday, April 6. Tim DeLorey and Jill Giegerich will talk on contour regenerative design. The event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Furst World in Joshua Tree, 8528 Desert Shadow Road. Carpooling is encouraged.

A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. The Sunday Easter breakfast special, from 8 to 11, is ham steak for $7. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

SATURDAY BREAKFAST ON COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA

Time for the First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center located on Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. The friendly mesa volunteers will be serving up the best five buck breakfast in these parts. Please come visit this Saturday, April 4, from 8 am to 11 am.

LANDERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY MARKETPLACE OPEN TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s monthly marketplace sale will feature lots of kitchen and household items including antiques and collectibles. The museum marketplace sale will be 9 to 2, Saturday, April 4, at the Historical Society, 632 Landers Lane in Landers.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO PULL WEEDS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is looking for volunteers to pull weeds tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details… The Joshua Tree National Park vegetation crew is seeking volunteers for a one-day session to help with the control of the invasive Sahara mustard plant. This non-native weed is invading Joshua Tree National

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FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

On Saturday, April 4, the United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will host the Food For Life meal from 3 to 5 p.m. at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. They will serve baked chicken, baked potato, cornbread, vegetable, and dessert.

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, YUCCA VALLEY, AND JOSHUA TREE

Sky View Chapel will hold an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 4, for children ages 2 to 12. The egg hunt will be held from 10 to noon at Joshua Tree’s Friendly Hills Park on Sunny Vista Road, just south of Alta Loma.

The Twentynine Palms Ministerial Association and local

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EGGS-TRAVAGANZA AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

The Joshua Tree Library is having its annual party on the day before Easter. Reporter Dan Stork says, don’t miss the “egg-stravaganza”… The Joshua Tree Branch Library invites preschool to sixth-grade children and their families to its “EGGS-travaganza” holiday program on Saturday, April 4, from 10:30 to 12:00 p.m. This

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan baseball teams hosted Desert Hot Springs Wednesday afternoon. The Trojans got off to a great start by scoring three runs in the first inning but DHS managed two runs in the last two innings to win 11-7. The junior varsity Trojans won their game

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ACCUSED MURDERER CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT, EVIDENCE ARGUED

Dressed in dark green jail scrubs, and in handcuffs and leg irons, accused murderer 25-year-old Christopher Lee was in a busy Joshua Tree courtroom yesterday morning for a pre-preliminary conference. Lee is accused of murdering Erin Corwin, 19, of Twentynine Palms last summer and dumping her body in a mine

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GOVERNOR MANDATES A 25 PERCENT CUT IN WATER USE

Governor Jerry Brown declared a mandatory 25 percent cutback in California’s water use. If the mandatory conservation targets are not met, California cities, counties and water companies face up to $10,000 in fines for each day they are out of compliance. “We’re in a new era,” Brown said. “The idea

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