Thursday, November 17, 2016

Desert Trail Column, November 17, 2016

The Wonder Valley Community Meeting held last Saturday was informative and interesting. Pacific Clinics gave a presentation on “What is Mental Health?” Many people in the audience were surprised to learn of this Family Resource Center located in Twentynine Palms, and that they have weekly meetings for anger management, parenting, military support, vets assisting vets and teen mentoring. They are hoping to start group meetings here in Wonder Valley for post traumatic stress disorder. Call 760-367-3939 or 760-228-9657 for further information.

 On Monday, November 21, the He Provides Ministry will be at our community center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road, at 9:30 a.m. to give out free clothing and household items to those who need them. This will be followed at 10:30 by the USDA Food Distribution.

Two days later, on Wednesday, November 23, the Salvation Army Food Distribution will take place at our community center at 11 a.m.

Since the birthstone for November is the topaz, and the flower is the chrysanthemum, we send out Rainbows-of-Topaz-and-Chrysanthemums to Karen Meyers and Sharon Fangmeyer who celebrate their special days this week. Happy birthday to you both!

Also , we send out best wishes to Bill and Sherry Hague who celebrate their wedding anniversary this week.

Karen’s Commentary:
A big thank you to cousin Annie French for sending lots of coupons, stamps and cards.

Darlene’s Commentary:
These are the ten great truths spoken by little children.
  1. No matter how hard you try, you can’t baptize cats.
  2. When your mom is mad at your dad, don’t let her brush your hair.
  3. If your sister hits you, don’t hit her back right away; they always catch the second person.
  4. Never ask your three-year-old brother to hold a tomato.
  5. You can’t trust dogs to watch your food.

  6. Don’t sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
  7. Never hold a Dustbuster and a cat at the same time.
  8. You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
  9. Don’t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
  10. The best place to be when you’re sad is on Grandpa’s lap.
Mohammed Ali
and Malcolm X
The Wonder Valley Thrift Store, located on Godwin Road between Highway 62 and Amboy Road, is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 to noon. Stop in and look around. All proceeds from the thrift store go to the building fund of the Godwin Christian Fellowship Church.

Handy Hint: Lightly dampen a sponge and rub it across upholstery to easily lift pet hair from the surface.

Thought for Today: “The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”
– Muhammad Ali

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

Pinto Mountains at dawn