HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team came home with first place in the Hesperia Christian Holiday Tournament Saturday with a 60-20 win over league rival Big Bear. Coach Jess Geeson said senior Ashley Priest scored a game-high 19 points while senior Celeste Reyes added nine points. Freshmen

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CMC FOUNDATION 49 DOLLAR SALE RESULTS

Successful art buyer happily shows original Snake Jagger scene snagged by his sharp-eyed but camera-shy spouse [photo courtesy of Janis Commentz.]

Prospective buyers at CMC Foundation 49 Dollar Sale scan the exhibit wall

The 49-dollar art sale event conducted by the Copper Mountain College Foundation on Saturday December

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TAMI ROLEFF ARTIST OF THE MONTH AT DESERT HILLS

Artist of the month at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is Z107.7’s Managing Editor Tami Roleff. Tami is an award-winning member of Chaparral Artists Guild, and has been taking photos all her life. Her artwork will be on display through December 31. Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is located at 56750 Mountain

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SAFETY TIPS FOR JOGGERS

Many people enjoy jogging or running, but if they’re not careful, they can be victimized by criminals. Runners or joggers are often so preoccupied with their run that they are not paying attention to their surroundings or realize what is happening around them. Newlywed Sheriff’s Service Specialist Anita Northcutt offers

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BREAK-INS IN WONDER VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE

Three break-ins of vacant homes in Wonder Valley and Joshua Tree were reported to the Sheriff’s Department Wednesday. An uninhabited trailer in the 77200 block of Buena Vista Drive was broken into. The owner reported that plumbing hardware had been stolen, and the trailer’s door was damaged. An uninhabited home

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TERRORISTIC THREATS ARREST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday after he threatened to kill his wife. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Catarino Mata, 31, of the 5900 block of Morongo Road, had a dispute with his wife about 1 p.m., after which he told her he was getting his guns and was

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FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS FOR DECEMBER

The third Monday of December is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff 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,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER MIXER MONDAY

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce will hold for their quarterly business mixer at Opus Bank in Twentynine Palms. The Chamber promises delicious food, tasty refreshments, and festive music to kick off the holidays on Monday, December 15th from 5:30pm until 7:00pm at Opus Bank at the corner of Gorgonio

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HI-DESERT CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND

You have two chances to get your holiday musical cheer this weekend. Reporter Diana Jones invites you to hear the Hi-Desert Chorus…

The Hi-Desert Chorus, directed by Bill Barrett and accompanied by local composer Clyde Grabski, will perform its annual “Sounds of the Season” concert this Saturday, December 13, and

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Sunday, December 14, at Walmart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS POST OFFICE OPEN SUNDAY

The Twentynine Palms Post Office will be open an additional two Sundays, December 14 and 21, from 10 to 2. No other post office in the Morongo Basin will be open on Sunday. The post office is located at 73839 Gorgonio Drive in Twentynine Palms. For more information, call 760-367-1161.

TWENTYNINE PALMS ELKS HOOP SHOOT CONTEST SUNDAY

The Twentynine Palms competition for the annual Elks National Free Throw Shooting contest for youngsters age 8 through 13 will be held at the Twentynine Palms Junior High School gym this Sunday, December 14, at 12:30. Over three million youngsters from throughout the country entered last year’s

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MORONGO BIRD COUNT

The Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is one of the great bird-watching sites in southern California. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to come out to enjoy the preserve, while helping with a bird count…

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is seeking birdwatchers to take part in its annual Christmas Bird Count. On

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SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church Saturday, December 13, 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. For more information, call Bob Pilgrim at 760-367-9429.

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YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is holding a free Christmas Holiday Open House Sunday December 14 from 2 to 5 pm, with food, beverages, entertainment, and prizes. The Yucca Mesa Community Center is located at 3133 Balsa Avenue, north of Aberdeen in Yucca Mesa.

EXHIBIT IN PALM SPRINGS FEATURES IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN VETERANS

Palm Springs Art Museum is featuring an exhibition of artist Jennifer Karady, who has developed a series of photographs that relate the experiences of U.S. veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan while making evident the human cost of their service to our country. The exhibition, Jennifer Karady: In

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AN ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY IN JOSHUA TREE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted armed robbery at a Joshua Tree fast-food restaurant early Wednesday morning. At 5:18, a man, identified only as a Hispanic adult male armed with a gun, came into Santana’s Restaurant and tried to kick in the kitchen door. When the employee heard the

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HAVOC LEADS TO A WOMAN’S ARREST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of beating up a man and wreaking havoc on his vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday by a man in the 74200 block of Pinon Drive in Twentynine Palms, who said that Shaunte

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SOLAR DEVELOPERS TO MEET WITH LANDERS RESIDENTS TOMORROW

A meeting has been set up between developers of a solar project in Landers and community residents. Reporter Dan Stork describes how it came about and when and where it will be…

In the wake of the December 4 approval by the San Bernardino County Planning Commission of a permit

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MORONGO AMBULANCE STRIKE TEAM CALLED FOR NURSES STRIKE

Morongo Basin Ambulance sent a strike team of ambulances to transfer patients from Arrowhead Regional Medical Center during a nurses’ strike Tuesday. Hundreds of nurses picketed outside the hospital starting Tuesday for two days, demanding higher wages and protesting working conditions. Hospital administrators called on multiple agencies in San Bernardino

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