Thursday, February 9, 2017

Desert Trail Column, February 9, 2017

The special meeting organized by Teresa Sitz to discuss In-home Supportive Services (IHSS) and other services available in our community was very interesting and informative. Meghan Cosgriff and Linda Connor from the Department of Aging and Adult Services gave a presentation that also included information on the Family Caregiver Support Program, elder and dependent adult abuse, senior nutrition programs, the Kinship Caregiver Support Group, long-term care, health insurance counseling, the Senior Community Services Employment Program, legal services and many other issues and problems that their department can help with. Call 760-228-5219 to find out about all the assistance and referrals they can provide. The Department of Aging and Adult Services office is located behind the movie theater in Yucca Valley.

The Wonder Valley Community meeting, also organized by Teresa, will take place at the Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, on Saturday, February 11 at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Call 760-865-9550 or go to for further information.

[ Teresa has the flu - there will be no February meeting. ]

Ric Figueroa, WVCC and
Suzanne from the He
Provides Ministry.
The USDA Food Distribution will be held on Monday, February 13 from 10:30 to noon at our community center. Also, the He Provides Ministry is scheduled to return this month at 9:30 a.m. with free blankets, clothing and household items for anyone needing them.

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will meet at the Joshua Tree Community Center at 6171 Sunburst on Monday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m. Councilmember Teresa Sitz will be there representing Wonder Valley, but everyone is invited to attend and contribute at these meetings. If you are unable to attend, please contact Teresa to let her know your concerns so she can try to get answers and/or information.

We send out Rainbows-of-Amethysts-and-Violets to Mary Lindsley who celebrates her special day this week. Happy birthday, Mary!

The Wonder Valley Thrift Store located on Godwin Road just north of 29 Palms Highway has bargains galore. Stop in and browse, or ask Olympia about any specific items you are looking for. She’ll be glad to help. The thrift store is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 to noon, and all money collected goes to the building fund for the Godwin Christian Fellowship Church. Call 831-227-1948 for further information.

Handy Hint: WD-40 removes and prevents rust on anything made of metal. It also removes rust stains in your tub or shower. Another use for WD-40 is to coat oxidized terra cotta pots so they look like new!

Thought for Today: “If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.” – Michael Crichton

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

Moon over Wonder Valley.