Thursday, December 10, 2015

Desert Trail Column, December 10, 2015

A community meeting to discuss the proposed fire tax increase will be held at 10 am on Saturday, December 12 at the Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road. Division Chief John Chamberlin will be there to present the facts and answer questions submitted by the public. Contact our Basinwide Municipal Advisory Council representative Teresa Sitz at 760-865-9550 or for  information.

If you’ve always wondered what an old item you own is worth, here’s your chance to find out. Treasures of the Old West Appraisal Event will take place at the 29 Palms Community Center, 74325 Joe Davis Drive near Luckie Avenue, on Saturday, December 12 from 10 to 2, and on Sunday, December 13 from noon to 4. Richard and Brian Manifor will appraise up to three items per person per day at a cost of five dollars per appraisal, with all proceeds going to Sky’s the Limit. They specialize in American Indian art; antique firearms, edged weapons, military items, Western items, advertising and toys; Gold Rush and mining equipment; gas, oil, automotive and Victorian Era items; Americana; and photographic images. Call Jerri Hagman at 760-361-0982 for further information.

The use and misuse of off-road vehicles will be the main topic at the monthly community meeting held on Monday, December 14 at our community center from 9 to 11 am. WEMO Project Manager Edythe M Seehafer will be there to present facts and answer questions. Contact Teresa Sitz for further information.
[Teresa: Actually the topic is the federal government's BLM WEMO plan to put OHV routes in residential neighborhoods adjacent to private property.]

We send out Rainbows-of-Turquoise-and-Narcissus to Elsilynn Davies-Foster, Diana Akins, Wyona Hipple-Sandoe and Ken Sitz, all celebrating their special days this week. Happy birthday to all!

Good wishes are also sent to Ted and Karen Meyers who celebrate 55 years together this week. Happy anniversary!

Wish I knew what comes next...!
And get well wishes for a speedy recovery, along with prayers and healing thoughts, are being sent out to our fellow columnist Mary Reeves. While Mary is on the mend, it was sure nice to hear from Betty Salvini. We so enjoyed her Desert Heights critter update!

The Wonder Valley Community Church, located at 82575 Amboy Road at Kuhns Road, holds Sunday services each week, plus Bible Studies on Sundays and Wednesdays. They also have a potluck following the regular service on the second Sunday of each month. Call Pastor Garry Brooks at 760-367-0279 for further information.

Handy Hint: If your shirt cuffs are fraying, bind them with bias or seam binding tape. If you use a contrasting color and bind the collar, too, it will look like a completely different shirt.

Thought for Today: All too often, opportunity presents itself disguised as hard work.

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

Wonder Valley, CA. Photo credit: TSS