Thursday, June 2, 2016

Desert Trail Column, June 2, 2016

The Glass Outhouse, located at 77575 29 Palms Highway at Thunder Road, celebrates their seven-year anniversary on Saturday, June 4 with an Artists Reception featuring Jeremy Harper and Rik Livingston. Come enjoy refreshments, plus music under the stars provided by The Luminators from 5 to 9 pm. This show runs through June 26. Congratulations , Laurel, and thank you from Wonder Valley!

Applications are being accepted by the Salvation Army for free 6-day camps for children ages 7 to 17, to be held at Pine Summit in Big Bear. There is also a free 3-day camp held at the same location for children ages 5 and 6. Income eligibility guidelines do apply. Call the Salvation Army office at 760-228-0114 and leave a message for Ginger. She will call you back.

Darlene’s Commentary: Things are happening at the Wonder Valley Community Center! For instance, we are now open three days a week – Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm. The Book Program will also be open with expanded hours, providing more opportunities to check out and return books and movies (CD and VHS). If you don’t have a Book Program card, we can sign you up on the spot – and all of it’s FREE!

Welcome to the WVCC!

Karen’s Commentary: I have been sending greeting card fronts to St Jude’s Ranch for Children in Boulder City NV for many years. The Ranch uses the card fronts to make new cards they call “Born Again Cards” that they sell. The children and young adults can earn extra money making these cards, giving them work ethics experience that they can use when they eventually join the workforce. This year St Jude’s is celebrating their 50th anniversary. An Episcopal priest, Father Jack McAdam, started St Jude’s to create a safe haven for abused children. He named it after the Patron Saint of Desperate Causes. Early support came from Jack Benny, Shecky Greene, Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra who performed at the first large fundraiser on November 15, 1966. St Jude’s Ranch for Children is an exceptional organization.

Animal Action League, located just west of the dinosaurs on Highway 62 in Joshua Tree, will spay or neuter your pet at a great discount. They also do microchipping, vaccinations and nail trimming, all for very low prices. Call them for information at 760-366-1100.

Handy Hint: For coldsores, just dab on some honey at the first sign – you’ll be amazed! We personally know two lifelong coldsore sufferers who will attest to how much better this works than the purchased medications.

Thought for Today: Polident is something you can sink your teeth into.

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

Photo by TSS