Thursday, July 21, 2016

Desert Trail, July 21, 2016

The Wonder Valley Community Meeting will take place on Saturday, July 23 at our community center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road near Blower Road, from 10 to noon. Included on the agenda is
  • welcoming our permanent firefighters, 
  • how to start a Community Emergency Response Team in Wonder Valley and 
  • several other interesting and informative items.
The Salvation Army Food Distribution will be held at our community center on Wednesday, July 27 from 11 am to 1 pm. This is for Wonder Valley residents only. Bring a picture ID or proof that you live in Wonder Valley.

We send out Rainbows-of-Rubies-and-Larkspurs to Jayden Root (12), Ronald Rush, Isabel Austin, Star Javier and Mary Anderson, who all celebrate their special days this week. Happy birthday to all of you!

Karen’s Commentary: I recently read a little article in The Desert Trail about recycling electronics. In case you didn’t know (I didn’t), the Twentynine Palms Rotary Club takes electronic waste at Cardinal Van and Storage, 73873 Calle Todd Lane, between 9am and 4pm Monday through Friday. Items accepted include televisions, monitors, computers, computer components and fax machines. Call Randy Councell at 760-367-7562 Ext 105 for information.

Darlene’s Commentary: I always enjoy reading all of the local columns found in the Basinwide Weekend Hi-Desert Star and in The Desert Trail. Between the two papers are nine columns and eleven columnists who diligently gather information about the goings-on in their desert communities. There are upcoming meetings, events, get-togethers, issues to be addressed and ways to keep our desert clean. Each writer builds their column in their own style and has their own opinions and ideas. I just finished reading Betty Salvini’s Desert Heights Column in the July 14 issue of The Desert Trail. Then I read it again, and once again! What a beautiful and fine piece of writing, Mrs. Salvini! You have painted a picture without a brush, but with knowing ways and gentleness. Thank you, Betty, for sharing your beloved critters with us.

Even though the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, 77575 29 Palms Highway at Thunder Road, is closed for the summer, you can still stop by to see the darling little Wayside Chapel out front. It’s open 24/7 and is very much worth the stop. Bring your camera!

Handy Hint: To help a bar of soap last longer, leave it on a sponge next to the sink or in the shower. The sponge will prevent slime and drips by helping the soap dry faster.

Thought for Today: “Socialism only works in two places:  Heaven where they don’t need it and hell where they already have it.” – Ronald Reagan

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

Just another Wonder Valley sunrise.