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Listen To Your News Friday, March 8, 2013 News Archive
     


REACH-OUT OFFERING A WIDE RANGE OF FREE CAREGIVER SERVICES

Reach Out Morongo Basin, a local non-profit caring for seniors and disabled persons, is offering no-cost services to family caregivers through their Family Caregiving Supportive Services program. Reach Out can provide assessments, caregiver support and respite, transportation to doctor's appointments and shopping assistance. Also minor home repairs and adaptations to care for your loved one, minor yard work or even provide a few hours away each week to re-energize. Services to individuals who qualify for this program are provided at no-cost. This program is designed to help family caregivers in many roles. If you are an adult child caring for a senior parent, a senior caring for a senior spouse, a senior grandparent caring for minor grandchildren, a senior parent caring for an adult disabled child or a senior caring for a senior spouse you may qualify for this extra assistance. With their services Readh-out Morongo basin can fill in the gaps that are not covered by other programs. By helping with the day to day responsibilities they give the caregiver time to focus more on the emotional care of their loved ones. To get information on enrolling you can contact Reach Out Morongo Basin at their office in the Twentynine Palms Senior Center at 760-361-1410 or at their office in the Yucca Valley Senior Center at 760-369-8671.

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WE PROFILE A CALIFORNIA MARINE IN AFGHANISTAN
In our weekly segment profiling California Marines who are deployed,
reporter Kristy Lockhart introduces us to Corporal Ignacio Zammarron with the Regimntal Combat Team-7…
It's Cpl. Zammarron's first deployment. He's spent five months at camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan. "The reason I joined the Marine Corp was to get the experience, training and benefits." The 22-year- old is an administrative specialist. Zammarron spends most of his time recognizing fellow Marines for their achievements, but at times the job becomes difficult. "I deal with personnel casualty reports so I have to notify headquarters with accurate information when we receive a casualty and make sure the family gets notified in a timely manner." This fall Zammarron will leave the Marine Corp. to start college. He says the military has prepared him for this new challenge.
"It's helped me mature over the last four years so going into college I think I will have the discipline to stay in school and get good grades."
Zammarron plans on getting a degree in accounting.

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JOSHUA TREE CHAMBER HOSTING LUNCH WITH SUPERVISOR RAMOS
The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce will host a lunch on March 14 with James Ramos, newly elected Third District County Supervisor, as guest of honor. Supervisor Ramos will be introduced to the business community. There are still a few tickets left for this event. The luncheon will be next Thursday, March 14, 2013 from noon to 1:30 at Sacred Sands, 63155 Quail Springs Rd. in Joshua Tree. The cost is $15 for Chamber members, $20 for non-members. Call 760-366-3723 for more information.

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JOSHUA TREE MURAL UNVEILING SATURDAY
The public is invited to the unveiling of a new mural in Joshua Tree tomorrow. The mural was painted by the mother-daughter team of Echo Westover and Linda Shrader, of Larger than Life Murals, on the side of the Natural Sisters' Café building, on Sunset and the Highway. The mural features local artist Marcia Geiger's jackrabbit portrait. A map and listing of Joshua Tree businesses is also on the wall alongside the mural. The unveiling starts at 5 p.m., after which the public is invited to the Second Saturday Downtown Art Walk that starts at 6 p.m.

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CHAPARRAL ARTISTS PUT OUT THE CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
The Chaparral Artists Guild is calling for photographers to enter their photographs in its annual spring judged show. The show is open to all photographers in the Morongo Basin. The entry fee is $10 per piece and $5 for each additional piece for members of the Chaparral Artists Guild; entry fee for non-members is $10 for each photo. Intake will be Thursday, March 14, from 4 to 6 p.m., and on Friday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. The opening reception for the show is Sunday, March 17, and the show runs through April 10.

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT CALLS A SPECIAL MEETING FOR MONDAY
The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors has called for a special meeting Monday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us why…
This Monday, March 11 in Joshua Tree, the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors will hold a special strategic planning workshop from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at District offices on Chollita Road. As always, the public is invited to attend.

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JOSHUA TREE VFW MEXICAN DINNER TONIGHT, BREAKFAST SUNDAY
The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will hold a Mexican-style "Taco Belles" dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 tonight, with a blue-plate special of chili verde. Sunday breakfast from 8 to 11 is all-you-can-eat pancakes with eggs, bacon, or sausage, plus S.O.S., bacon or sausage quesadillas, breakfast burritos, or omelets. And don't forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

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MUSICIANS INVITED TO DESERT CONGREGATIONAL SATURDAY CHURCH
Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church tomorrow, March 9, 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. Call 760-361-0086 for a free ride to the church.

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FREE BREAKFAST IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW
Joshua Tree Community United Methodist Church will provide a free community breakfast buffet Saturday morning from 9 to10 a.m. Used clothing, shoes, coats and blankets are free to those in need as supplies last. The community is invited. The church is located at 6213 East Parkway.

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PASSOVER SEDER PLANNED IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS
Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin are invited to Desert Hot Springs to celebrate Passover Seder. With details, here is reporter Dan Stork…
Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin and Desert Hot Springs -- including military personnel -- are invited to a community Passover Seder during this year's Passover holiday. The Seder is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Desert. The festival service and meal will be taking place at Mission Lakes Country Club in Desert Hot Springs, at 5 p.m. on Thursday March 28th. Reservations are a MUST; walk-ins will not be accepted that evening. Please RSVP by March 20 to Sandy at the Jewish Federation of the Desert, either by phone at 760-324-4737, or via email at sandy.durham@jfedps.org. The admission is free for residents, and costs $18 for each guest. Send your check for guest meals – made out to Jewish Federation of the Desert – to: Jewish Federation of the Desert, 67-710 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage Ca. 92270, Attn: Sandy Durham.

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THE ANNUAL YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL ROCK-OFF TOMORROW NIGHT
It's time for Yucca Valley High School's 26th Annual Rock Off. As Reporter Kristy Lockhart tells us you don't want to miss this exciting event…
Staff and students will be performing Saturday, March 9th at the schools 26th Annual Rock Off. The event raises money for senior scholarships. Performances include "I Heard it through the Grapevine," "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," "My Girl," "You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd" and "Blown Away," just to name a few. Tickets are available at the door, adults $6, children (12 and under) $4. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information call 365-3391.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES
The Twentynine Palms Varsity Golf Team traveled to Marywood Palm Valley Thursday and lost their first match of the season 252-242 in a non-league contest. Coach Grant Whipple said standouts for the cats were Brandon Steffins 38, Morgan Cole 48, and Austin Aretakis 48. The Cats are now 2-1 for the season and travel to Xavier Prep High School on Monday March 11th for a non-league Match.

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School baseball and softball teams will play at home. The boys' baseball team will play Banning High School and the girls' softball team will play Palm Springs. Both games start at 1.

The Joshua Springs boys' Lightning baseball and girls' softball teams will both host Excelsior Charter School at home in a double-header. The first game starts at 10 a.m.

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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STARTS SUNDAY
Don't forget -- this Saturday when you go to bed, set your clock ahead one hour! Spring forward! Daylight Savings Time kicks in Sunday at 2 a.m. That's right -- it's a 47-hour weekend.

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