Thursday, October 15, 2015

Desert Trail Column, October 15, 2015

The USDA Food Distribution will take place on Monday, October 19 at our community center from 11 to noon. The He Provides Ministry will also be there with free clothing and household items for anyone needing them.

The Morongo Basin Haven Project Connect outreach event will be held on Thursday, October 23 at the Sportsman’s Club, 6226 Sunburst Road in Joshua Tree from 10 to 3. The collaborative partners hosting this event will provide or assist attendees with free dental care, family support, housing support, hygiene products, medical care, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, SSI benefits, legal advice, employment services and more. For further information, contact Elizabeth Kirkland at 760-820-4714 or Wayne Hamilton at 760-401-0375.

Karen’s Commentary: Thanks to Sandi Arismendi for a stack of greeting cards, and to Jan Peek for cards and used stamps. On a different note (perhaps a sour note?), the little Christmas elves are whispering in my ears once again. When the calendar turns over to October, they start their quiet but relentless whispering. By November, it has gone up several octaves and can no longer be considered a whisper by any means. By December, the bombing on the Base can’t hold a candle to the annoying loudness of those cute little elves! Don’t you think they should be helping Santa instead of harassing me?

Darlene’s Commentary: Guess what! I am on the verge of walking independently again. (I still stow the crutches in the back seat of the car just in case.) As the days go by, I find things that I can do again! This thing with the hip and its replacement was an education, and now that the grueling pain has subsided to a degree that is tolerable, I am looking forward to doing things I really want to do. It’s kinda like being a well-fed and cared-for bird in a nice clean roomy cage with climate control, a nice swing and a cage door that is wide open! Just my thoughts.

If you have questions, comments, requests, praise or criticism regarding our road maintenance, call Star Javier or Tim Candelaria at 760-367-9880. You will probably have to leave a message, but one of them will get back to you.

Shelton Road, Wonder Valley
Handy Hint: The oven vent on an electric range is generally under one of the burners. When the oven is in use, you can feel the hot air coming through the vent, so set any dish you want to keep warm on that burner.

Thought for Today:
When you notice some of the body shapes today, it adds credibility to the theory of evolution.

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