Thursday, December 31, 2015

Desert Trail Column, December 31, 2015

Coming up on Saturday, January 9 will be a WEMO Letter-Writing Drop-In from 9 to noon at our community center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road. If you are concerned about ORV Routes on CSA roads, stop in for help identifying proposed routes near your house, filling out the minimization form and/or writing a letter to the Bureau of Land Management. The deadline for public comment letters is January 25.

Karen’s Commentary: Dar is very sick with acute bronchitis right now, so I am hogging her commentary space along with my own! If you’d like to send Dar a card, send it to 5025 Anza Avenue, Twentynine Palms 92277.

Dar is down!
My commentary is about discovering a fantastic deal for paying a healthcare bill that is over $200. It’s called Care Credit, and it’s a credit card that can be used at participating facilities for dental care, teeth whitening, braces, veterinary care, cosmetic procedures, dermatology, chiropractic care, LASIK surgery, hearing aids, eyeglasses and contacts. The great thing about it is that no interest is charged as long as it is paid in full within a specified amount of time. Depending on the facility and the total amount charged, the time allowed to pay the bill will be anywhere from six to sixty months! And that’s with NO INTEREST! Yes, there is a catch – if you are late on any payment, or fail to pay the bill in full in the specified time, you are then responsible for the high interest on the FULL original amount, not just on the remaining balance. But if you can manage to make the payments on time, this is a really great way to manage a big bill that comes up suddenly. The reason I know this is because recently one of my front teeth broke off at the gum line requiring a root canal and tooth replacement. Four days later, my dog had to have 15 teeth removed! In both cases, Care Credit saved the day. For more information, go to or call 1-866-893-7864. Filling out their application and getting approval by phone took us a total of about five minutes.

Darlene’s Commentary: See above!

The Wonder Valley Thrift Store, located on Godwin Road just north of Highway 62, has many great bargains. It’s open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 to noon. All proceeds go to the building fund for Godwin Christian Fellowship Church. Call Olympia at 831-227-1948.

The new home of the Godwin Christian Fellowship
Handy Hint: To add humidity to a dry house, open the dishwasher door while the dishes are drying.

Thought for Today: A modern curse might be “May your avocados never ripen.”

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