Thursday, August 31, 2017

Desert Trail, August 31, 2017

As you probably already know, our Wonder Valley Community Center, located at 80526 ½ Amboy Road near Blower Road, has been closed for a few weeks and will probably be closed for a few more. However, it’ll be open for food distributions, meetings and special events. Hopefully, it will be open again soon on a regular basis, along with our Wonder Valley Book Program. Have patience.

Teresa Sitz has passed her training and will soon be a California State Certified HIV and Hepatitis-C Tester. She will be volunteering for the Desert AIDS Project and with the Morongo Basin Healthcare District. Congratulations, Teresa! It’s wonderful to know people so willing to give their time and energy to help others in need. Teresa is definitely that kind of person, and we thank her.

Godwin Christian Fellowship Church, located at 6389 Godwin Road near 29 Palms Highway, will add a Spanish Worship Service from 9 to 10:30 every Sunday morning, beginning September 3. Because of this new addition, the English service times will be changed slightly, now starting at 10:40 and ending at 12:10. The new Spanish service will be led by Assistant Pastor Alberto Aleman. You may contact him at 760-910-9603, or you may contact Pastor Max Rossi at 831-234-6848 or

email By the way, Pastor Max, the stained glass panel inside the church made by Charlotte Williams, the world globe on the east side of the church and the beautiful gate on the west side of the church are all wonderful additions.

Twentynine Palms Airport, located on 29 Palms Highway near Godwin Road, is owned and operated by San Bernardino County. It has two runways, and there are no user fees charged to land or take off from this airport. There is a small group of tenants who keep their planes parked at the airport, including a few inside the hangars on the property. This is a non-towered facility, meaning there is no control tower. There is a self-service 100-low lead fuel station onsite. The Twentynine Palms Soaring Club meets here regularly, military training operations take place occasionally and multiple planeloads of Toys for Tots are flown in and delivered to waiting military personnel every December. For further information, call 760-361-8548 or 760-247-2371, or go to

Handy Hint: Get every last dab out of your toothpaste tube by rolling the end up tightly and clamping it with a binder clip.

Thought for Today: Not sure if I should be more concerned about the son who locked me out of my bedroom today or the one who showed me how to pick the lock.

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

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Comedy at The Palms

Boneybone Productions and The Palms presents:
An evening of comedy and music featuring the hilarious female-driven sketch comedy group from Hollywood, "Whoa Man," and songs by 29 Palms' own Tim and Faith Chinnock of "The Adobe Collective."

8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 30, 2017.
Admission: $7
The Palms Restaurant
83131 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley CA 92277

Monday, August 28, 2017

Wonder Valley March Meeting | September 9, 2017

Wonder Valley March Meeting | September 9, 2017

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend 
our monthly community meeting from 
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, September 9, 2017 
at the 
Wonder Valley Community Center
80526-1/2 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley, CA 92277.

The agenda will be posted on the door of the Wonder Valley Community Center on Monday, September 4, 2017, and is also posted below.

AGENDA posted 10:00 a.m., September 4, 2017:

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Lightning over Wonder Valley

"Monsoon and training 'lighting' aboard the Combat Center August 2, 2017." Photograph by Wonder Valley artist Lisa Manifold