UNITED METHODIST WOMEN TO HOLD HOLIDAY BAZAAR

Saturday, December 12, the United Methodist Women will be hosting a Bazaar at the church at 6230 Mesquite Springs Road, Twentynine Palms from 9 to12. Come find Christmas decorations, homemade cookies, wreaths, and a wealth of Christmas surprises. Tables will also sell jewelry and MaryKay makeup.

DINNER WITH SANTA AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT

Music, dinner and Santa tonight at Twentynine Palms High School. Assignment Reporter Ashton Henry has your invitation….. The Twentynine Palms High School music department is bringing holiday cheer with fine dining and Santa selfies. On Friday, December 11, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the music department is hosting a Dinner

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team pulled out a 50-47 win over league rival Big Bear last night in a first-round game at the Hesperia Christian Holiday tournament. Coach Jess Geeson said senior Annika Dendekker led the scoring with 15 points and Beasley finished with 12 points.

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LARGE SCALE COMBINED EXERCISE ABOARD TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

East end Morongo Basin residents will be hearing “The Sound of Freedom” this weekend. The Marine Corps’ will be conducting a large-scale combined arms, live-fire exercise on board the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center. The 1st Marine Division, along with support from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, 1stMarine Logistics Group,

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COUNTY SHERIFF ADDRESSES SOCIAL MEDIA RUMORS

The Sheriff’s Department recently released an advisory about community safety and rumors on social media. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… Sheriff John McMahon states in an advisory notice that they are aware of recent rumors being spread on social media. The rumors claim that law enforcement is advising the public

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SUSPICIOUS SUITCASES PROMPT EVACUATION OF APPLEBEE'S

Sheriff’s Deputies evacuated the Yucca Valley Applebee’s yesterday, choosing to take caution in what could have been a potentially dangerous situation. Witnesses said about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, a man, described by restaurant employees as a transient, came into the lobby of the restaurant with two wheeled suitcases. The man

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TRANSIENT ARRESTED AFTER DISTURBANCE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

A Joshua Tree transient was arrested Tuesday morning after he caused a disturbance at the hospital. According to a Sheriff’s report, Christopher Persall went to Hi-Desert Medical Center two times Tuesday. The second time, he had been medically cleared, but the report states hospital staff felt uncomfortable letting him leave

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NEW EL NINO REPORT HELPING LOCAL OFFICIALS PLAN

A new report on the El Nino Phenomena, expected to bring extra rain to the region, is helping local officials plan. Reporter David Haldane says the report contains some extremes… Local officials should look for distinct signs before deciding how to respond to severe El Nino conditions predicted this winter.

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FOOD FOR LIFE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR DECEMBER 19 CHRISTMAS DINNER

Food For Life will be putting on its Christmas meal on Saturday, December 19, from 3 to 5 at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. Ham, vegetables and desserts are on the menu. Santa will be making a visit and toys will be available to the

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TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS NEEDS HELP

Tender Loving Christmas has been an annual tradition in the Morongo Basin for more than 30 years. The free Christmas buffet feeds more than 3,000 people every year. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the event is more than just a free dinner, though…

Tender Loving Christmas was started by Mara

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets Saturday morning at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus. A $9 breakfast starts at 9; the meeting starts at 10. The club needs volunteers to serve on the interview panel. The panel meets with candidates who are seeking the Democratic Club’s

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THREE SHOW WEEKEND FOR “THE FARNDALE CHRISTMAS CAROL” AT THEATRE 29

“Farndale Christmas Carol” has three performances this weekend at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how you can get tickets… The holiday hit, “Farndale Christmas Carol” continues its run at Theatre 29 with three performances this weekend. If you have out-of-town guests why not treat them to a holiday feast

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HOLIDAY REMEMBRANCE AT WEIFEL’S MORTUARY IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Second Annual Holiday Remembrance service to honor loved ones who have died will be held Friday, December 11, at Wiefels Mortuary in Yucca Valley. The program will include live music, guest speakers, a candle-lighting observance, and a memorial DVD presentation. Refreshments will be served. The program will be held

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HOLIDAY CRAFTS AT CONTINUING CARE CENTER IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

An annual holiday craft bazaar will be held tomorrow, Friday, December 11, at the Continuing Care Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. An assortment of crafts, handmade soaps, textiles, and Christmas gifts will be available. The sale will be held from 7 to 3 at the Continuing Care Center,

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APPRAISAL EVENT TO BENEFIT SKY'S THE LIMIT

That bauble you picked up at the local yard sale could be worth a lot of money. An appraisal event set for this weekend will benefit Sky’s the Limit. Reporter David Knutson has more… If you have any old antiques that you have wanted to get appraised, now is your

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team picked up a 57-51 non-league win over San Jacinto last night in Trojan Gym. Coach Jess Geeson said sophomore Savannah Beasley led the Trojans with a game high 20 points and six steals. She was joined in double-figure scoring by sophomore Kloee Scaccionoce

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BREAKING NEWS: YUCCA VALLEY APPLEBEE'S RESTAURANT EVACUATED

Sheriff’s Deputies evacuated the Yucca Valley Applebee’s today choosing to take caution in what could have been a potentially dangerous situation. At 2:19 this afternoon a man, described by Restaurant employees as a transient, came into the lobby of the restaurant with two wheeled suitcases. The man then pushed them

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1 ARREST, 8 CITATIONS, IN YUCCA VALLEY COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL BROUHAHA

One juvenile was arrested, and 8 others were cited Tuesday following an incident Sheriff’s deputies called a “riot.” It started at 11:10 am when two students started fighting in class at the Yucca Valley Community Day School in the Green Building at Yucca Trail and Barberry Avenue. When Deputy Shaunna

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES REVISED LANDSCAPE PLAN

Despite questions from the public and the planning commission about how the number of Joshua trees on a parcel of land on Sage and Golden Bee could fall by more than 500 tree between two census counts six years apart, the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, led by vice chair Steve

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YUCCA MESA HOUSE A TOTAL LOSS AFTER FIRE

A Yucca Mesa home is a total loss after it burned to the ground in a fire Tuesday. Firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, and Calfire were called to the 1300 block of South Wamego Trail just after 11 am. When they arrived, they found flames pouring from windows, doors,

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