Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
PLEASE read below carefully.
The USDA Food Distribution will begin at 10:00 a.m. on TUESDAY, September 22, at the Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526-½ Amboy Road, Wonder Valley CA 92277. The Community Center is next to the Fire Station. The event continues until noon, or until the food runs out, which has been happening lately, about 11:00 a.m.
This food distribution is for Wonder Valley residents only. Please wear a mask and stay in your car.
We will be taking PRECAUTIONS to protect YOUR and OUR health.
Please enter the access road at the WVCC sign and continue driving around the building until you stop behind the car in front of you. Stay to the inside of the curve (left) in case someone has to leave. Do NOT get out of your car. We will come around, take your name, give you a ticket(s), and then bring your box(es) to your car. Please be patient and follow all instructions from the volunteers. This is to insure your safety and the safety of our volunteers and staff. Thank you.
The WVCC is CLOSED. The park is closed.
Low income Wonder Valley residents self-certify on site. No ID or other documentation is required. You may pick up ONE (1) box for a neighbor, or they may pick up ONE (1) box for you, IF a signed pick up form is presented. One pick up per person. Pick up forms are available online at http://tinyurl.com/wv-pickup-form. They are also available at the WVCC on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., and at the kiosk outside the WVCC the week before the event.
For more information, call Teresa Sitz at (760) 367-9880.
The text below is required.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
If you would like to help Wonder Valley residents feed and care for their pets in this financial crisis, please donate to the Lucky Dog Fund. Donations of pet food, leashes, collars, beds and/or money would be greatly appreciated. Please go to wondervalley.org to read about this special appeal. You may send checks to PO Box 1704, Twentynine Palms CA 92277.
Godwin Christian Fellowship, 6389 Godwin Road at Highway 62, will hold drive-in style church services this Sunday, September 13 beginning at 7:30 a.m. Everyone is asked to wear a face covering and to remain in their vehicles at all times. Please contact Pastor Max Rossi at Mrossi121@yahoo.com or 831-234-6848 or Brother Wally Currie at 760-449-8683 for further information.
We send out Rainbows-of-Sapphires-and-Asters to Sherry Hague who celebrates her special day this week. Happy birthday, Sherry!
Friends of Wonder Valley is a local non-profit with the primary goal of improving the lives of Wonder Valley residents. They have done many things of a very helpful nature, constantly coming up with new and unique ideas for our little corner of the world. We thank them for all they’ve done and all they plan to do. Please donate to this fantastic organization by going to wondervalley.org or www.friendsofwondervalley.org, or by mailing donations to PO Box 1704, Twentynine Palms CA 92277.
Handy Hint: If someone in your house loves milk and loves it VERY cold, here is a great solution. Make ice cubes out of milk, then add a few to each freshly-poured glass. And of course this will never water down the milk like regular ice cubes would.
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Since the birthstone for September is the sapphire and the flower is the aster, we send out Rainbows-of-Sapphires-and-Asters to Scott Kelso and Cheryl Davies who celebrate their special days this week. Happy birthday, Cheryl and Scott!
We believe the MBTA Ready Ride is still operating in Wonder Valley, transporting you to any business in Twentynine Palms, but not on the Base. Pickup at your home is at 7 a.m. and drop off back at your home is at noon on Tuesdays and Fridays. On the first Wednesday of each month pickup is at the same time, but dropoff is at 1 p.m. Cost per ride for adults is $5; for seniors (60+) or disabled adults it’s $2. Call 760-366-2395 for further information or to schedule a ride.
Handy Hint: Plain old baking soda has a lot of uses. Two of the lesser-known ones are: Brush into pet beds and mattresses to zap odors, wait 15 minutes, then vacuum. And -- One pinch of baking soda will mellow any harsh flavors, like in bitter tea, and you’ll never taste it.
Today’s Thought: A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep its eyes on the spot where the crack was.
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.
Monday, August 31, 2020
It's always horrible when you, or someone you know, is burgled. It feels like things are out of control and crime is on the increase.
I post these stats, when I can, to show that there hasn't been a lot of variance over the past years.
That said, please take precautions against burglary and theft. Install deadbolts and motion detector lights. Keep everything locked up. If you're leaving your property for the day, or for vacation, don't advertise it on social media.
Part-timers: Please get security systems with motion detectors and cameras, a system that will send alerts to your cell phone wherever you are, and call the police.
Know your neighbors.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
With Covid increasing their isolation, and adding financial strain, many residents find themselves having to choose between feeding their pets or themselves.
Contributions from other dog lovers would go a long way toward keeping pets and owners together, and both properly fed.
The Friends of Wonder Valley is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit in charge of
the "Lucky Dog" dog food drive.
There are three ways to give:
PayPal Giving Fund (no fees on either side):
Friends of Wonder Valley Website
Go to https://www.friendsofwondervalley.org/
and click on the PayPal donate link on the top right.
Make check payable and send to:
Friends of Wonder Valley
PO Box 1704
Twentynine Palms CA 92277
Note that your donation is earmarked for the Lucky Dog Fund. If you provide a mailing or email address, a receipt will be sent to you.
We will match the first $100 in donations.
Friends of Wonder Valley is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit.
Our EIN is 83-1473136.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Isopropyl alcohol, at least a 70% solution. WARNING: This solution can discolor some plastics.2. Bleach, ½ cup per gallon of water or 4 teaspoons per quart of water. WARNING: Will degrade plastic containers within a few days, will corrode metal over time and is too harsh for most countertops.3. CleanSmart, a commercial product that is safe for use around people, pets and food. Read any warnings on the label.4. Clorox Multi-surface Cleaner + Bleach,a commercial product. Read any warnings on the label.5. Lysol Max Cover Disinfectant Mist, a commercial product. Read any warnings on the label.6. Hydrogen peroxide, full strength. Can be used in a spray bottle. Leave on surface for at least one minute. Can also be sprayed or poured on and left to dry. WARNING: Can discolor fabric.