Thursday, October 1, 2015

Desert Trail Column, October 1, 2015

We forgot to mention that the community meeting held on September 14 was very interesting and informative. MCAGCC’s Assistant Chief of Staff Jim Ricker gave a great presentation about the Marine Base and answered many questions. He is an excellent speaker.

Wonder Valley’s Glass Outhouse Art Gallery invites you to an artists’ reception on Saturday, October 3 from 5 to 9 pm. Featured artists are Artemecia Minarik and Michael Arata, and their show will run until November 1. Come and enjoy the refreshments and dance under the stars to the music of The Luminators. The gallery is located at 77575 29 Palms Highway at Thunder Road. For further information, call Laurel at 760-367-3807.

With the promise of El NiƱo weather coming in the near future, it’s a good idea to get some sandbags together now. You can get them at our Fire Station #45 at 80526 Amboy Road. Ask the firefighters or view videos online about the proper way to fill and use them.

Since the birthstone for October is the opal and the flower is the calendula, we send out Rainbows-of-Opals-and-Calendulas to Ron Root who celebrates his special day this week. Happy birthday, Ron!

Karen’s Commentary: I really don’t have much to say, so I’ll defer to Dar who has diarrhea of the pen this week!

Darlene’s Commentary: In the September 17 Desert Trail, an article on the Opinion page caught my eye entitled “Our View.” Watch out if you’re traveling east at sunrise or going west at sunset – there will be an object on the horizon creating a dangerous hazard that could temporarily blind you! It is, of course, the sun. Amboy Road and Twentynine Palms Highway are two of the roads in our neck of the woods (actually desert) where you should heed this advice. Don’t forget, if you can’t see through the blinding sun, other drivers ahead or behind you are blinded, too. Please pull over and wait till that ball of fire is under the horizon or high enough in the sky to continue your journey. Those few minutes that you wait might save your life!

The Wonder Valley Community Church is located at 82575 Amboy Road at Kuhns Road. Sunday church services are held at 10 am, with Bible Studies being held every Sunday and Wednesday. A potluck is held following the second Sunday service of each month. Call Pastor Garry Brooks at 760-367-0279 for further information.

Handy Hint: Use your apple cutter to slice a potato. You’ll have perfectly sized pieces to bake as wedges.

Thought for Today: A boiled egg is hard to beat.

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