Thursday, March 9, 2017

Desert Trail Column, March 9, 2017

The Wonder Valley Community Meeting, organized by Teresa Sitz, will take place on Saturday, March 11 at 10 a.m. at the Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road. Local resident Rick Hamburg will give a presentation on shooting in our area, and what is legal and what is not. Other items on the agenda include our fire department’s ability to pump water from private water tanks. Free Cuban pastries and French Roast coffee will be served.

On Monday, March 13, the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting will be held at the Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst in Joshua Tree, at 6:30 p.m. Wonder Valley’s representative Teresa Sitz will be there providing our County Supervisor James Ramos with information on our local issues. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Karen’s Commentary: This week I had some serious mailing going on! I send manufacturer’s coupons to U.S. military bases all over the world. The base commissaries accept coupons that have been expired up to six months, and these coupons really help the military families to stretch their dollars. My envelopes full of coupons went to a total of nine Army, Navy and Air Force bases in Germany, Japan, Italy and Belgium. If you would like to help out these military families, go to to get addresses of the bases that are currently accepting coupon donations.

Darlene’s Commentary: Have you ever received a one-of-a-kind handmade greeting card? Handmade cards are always special, and many become keepsakes that warm the heart each time you look at them. Karen and I enjoy making cards with our little group under the talented (and patient) guidance of Ms Sandi Arismendi, our greeting card guru! We have a great time and have learned many techniques with different types of materials. With a little bit of imagination, adhesives, cardstock, colored paper, textures, ink, stamps and bling – voila! – you have a one-of-a-kind beautifully handmade card to share with someone special.

Reach Out Morongo Basin will provide free rides to the Twentynine Palms Nutrition Site on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pick up and drop off are at The Palms, 83131 Amboy Road. If you have a transportation problem and cannot get to The Palms, they will pick up and drop off at your home. Call 760-361-1410 for further information.

Handy Hint: Many kinds of toenail fungus can be cleared up by using Vicks Vapo Rub.

Thought for Today: On June 30, 1953, the first production Corvettes were built at the General Motors facility in Flint MI. All 300 Corvettes were white convertibles with red interiors and black canvas tops.

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

Desert chicory among the creosote.