Wonder Valley, California, in the heart of the Mojave Desert, is a rural community of artists, musicians, and other desert dwellers. Visit the Palms Restaurant, the Glass Outhouse Gallery, and the Wonder Valley Community Center. Visit the beautiful Pinto and Bullion mountains. Minutes from Joshua Tree National Park and the Gateway to the Mojave Preserve.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Desert Trail Column, June 30, 2016
One of our announcements last week was that the He Provides Ministry would be at our community center with free clothing and household items. They take a break during June, July and August, so this was incorrect information, and we apologize and hope it did not cause any inconvenience for anyone. They will be back starting on the third Monday in September.
I am writing this commentary on Sunday evening, June 26, and I hope that everyone came through safely and whole from the planned power outage on Wednesday, June 29, from 8 am to 4 pm. In my opinion, it was poorly planned, and put a lot of people at risk, especially some folks who have no transportation available and no way to get to the nearest cooling center.
Others would not leave their indoor pets to fend for themselves. I would like to know why this “upgrade to the grid” (per Edison) could not have been scheduled at night. Most of our summer nights are warm, but tolerable. I would like to invite the person who scheduled this outage to the next summer midday outage in the desert.
The Wonder Valley Community Church, 82575 Amboy Road, holds Sunday services each week, plus Bible Studies on Sundays and Wednesdays. They also have a potluck following the service on the second Sunday of each month. Call Pastor Garry Brooks at 760-367-0279 for further information.
Handy Hint: Local community theaters often produce professional-quality shows, and the ticket prices are very reasonable – and we have one right here in Twentynine Palms!
Thought for Today: “Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.” – Mark Twain
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.