Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Bob's Art Show!

"A couple months ago Bob moved to a new place & I asked if he’d let me help him hang his artwork. He was perplexed but allowing. He has so many paintings that the space has become a veritable gallery - and now he’s hosting an art show! Come check out his paintings & hats, bring your instruments & appetite. This is gonna be fun. Yay Bob!!" -- Lindsey Andersen

Harmonica Bob's Art Show & Open House
Paintings for sale! Refreshments! Hat exhibit!
4:00 - 10:00 p.m., Saturday, November 17th, 2018
3855 Meriwether Road, Wonder Valley CA

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Desert Trail Column - October 11, 2018

The free class titled “Stop the Bleed” was very interesting and educational and may prove to be a life-saver for someone in the future. Long-time trauma nurse Gael Whetstone taught us the three types of hemorrhage control and how to do each of them correctly. We practiced on lifelike models of injured legs and arms, applying direct pressure, packing a wound and/or applying a tourniquet. By the way, the rules for use of a tourniquet have changed since our first aid classes many moons ago! Everyone should take this course.
Don’t forget this Saturday, October 13, the Twentynine Palms Historical Society will present a free hands-on Weed Show workshop at the Old Schoolhouse Museum from 9 to 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
Also on Saturday, the Wonder Valley Community Meeting will be held at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road near Blower Road, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A report on the state of our community center and park, plus the newly-formed non-profit organization Friends of Wonder Valley are among the items on the agenda.


The USDA Food Distribution will take place on Monday, October 15 at our community center as soon as the truck arrives sometime after 10:30 a.m.
Bob Dougherty from the County Department of Aging and Adult Services will be at our community center on Wednesday, October 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to distribute bus passes to seniors, help with HEAP applications and talk to individuals about other issues.

 For information on the above events in Wonder Valley, contact our WVCC Coordinator Teresa Sitz at teresa.sitz@gmail.com or 760-367-9880.
If you would like to go to the Twentynine Palms Nutrition Site for lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Reach Out Morongo Basin will pick you up at 10 a.m. and drop you off at 2 p.m. at The Palms, 83131 Amboy Road. If you have difficulty getting to The Palms, they may pick you up and drop you off at your residence. Call 760-361-1410 for further information.
Handy Hint: To clean tile grout, make a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and apply with a cleaning brush. Let sit for 10 minutes, give it a swipe with the brush, then rinse clean.
Today’s Thought: In the book “Inspiration and Ideals,” some of the thoughts given 101 years ago for October 11 are as follows. “The sea is a sublime illustration of man’s life. Some days will be smooth, others stormy, but if you are intelligently equipped like the far-sighted mariner, you can be confident of a safe voyage and a friendly harbor.” Still true today.

Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Crime Stats September 2018

Teresa Sitz, the MAC Delegate for Wonder Valley, has been teasing our stats out of media reports since May of 2017. This is tedious work. The stats are unofficial, and there is a small margin of error.

A change in numbers does not reflect a change in service. A change in numbers can reflect a change in the willingness to call the Sheriff's Department, with reports and arrests adjusting in response.

If you call the Sheriff's Department, ALWAYS ask for an INCIDENT NUMBER. Please write it down.

Highway 62 Art Tour in Wonder Valley

The 17th Annual Highway 62 Open Studio Art Tours runs two weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: October 13-14 and 20-21,  2018. Six Wonder Valley Artists are participating.

The catalog of all the artists, and their addresses, is available online at http://hwy62arttours.org/.
Congratulations to the following Wonder Valley artists. Please stop by and visit them.

Perry Hoffman

Mark Heuston

Robert Arnett

Wonder Valley artist showing outside of Wonder Valley include:

Lorelei Greene

David Greene

Another Weed Show Presentation


Pat Rimmington, the one with the lovely British accent, will host a presentation on how to create entries for the Twentynine Palms Weed Show coming up on November 3 and 4.


For those of you who don’t know, the weed show is like a flower show, but with dried desert weeds. No cannabis, please.

Pat’s workshop will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 6, at the Old Schoolhouse, 6760 National Park Drive, in Twentynine Palms. Attendance is free and you can drop in. No need to RSVP, and you don’t need to bring anything.

Aging and Adult Services at the WVCC

For a couple of years Bob Dougherty, from the SBC Department of Aging and Adult Services, has been letting me know when he would be at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center handing out bus passes for seniors, helping with HEAP applications, and distributing Farmers Market
checks. And then I let you know.

He told me last week that he’s decided to set up shop in Wonder Valley on a quarterly basis, doing the same thing for us here. The first date will be October 17 at 11 a.m. He will also counsel seniors on any other issues, such as elder abuse, and in home supportive services.

If you want to fill out a HEAP application, please call Bob Dougherty at 760-228-5219 for an appointment.

The four Senior Information Assistance meetings at the Wonder Valley Community Center will be sponsored and paid for by The Friends of Wonder Valley.

Glass Outhouse Art Gallery Reception

     The opening at the Glass Outhouse runs from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, October 6. The Gallery is at 77575 Highway 62 at Thunder Road. Admission is always free.
     Artist include Erik Saks who will be featuring paintings of Wonder Valley yard boats, and David Sayes and Juan Esquivel.
     Bill and Bob, the famed music duo, will perform. That’s  Bill Winter and "Harmonica" Bob Rowell, respectively.