Thursday, December 21, 2017

Desert Trail Column for December 21, 2017

The Wonder Valley Community Meeting, organized by Teresa Sitz, was very informative. Representatives from the Marine Corps Base and the Sheriff’s Department were on hand to answer questions concerning illegal shooting, stray animals and off-road vehicle use. The Fire Department representative was unable to attend due to the current emergency fire situation. Teresa Sitz announced at the meeting that she has been chosen as our new Wonder Valley Community Center Coordinator and should start sometime in January. We are very happy to hear that our community center will be open on a regular basis again.

The Salvation Army Food Distribution takes place on Wednesday, December 27 at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road near Blower Road, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We send out Rainbows-of-Turquoise-and-Narcissus to Teresa Sitz and Laurel Seidl who celebrate their special days this week. Happy birthday to you both!

And congratulations go out to Mary and Les Lindsley who celebrate 36 years of marriage this week. Happy anniversary to you!

Karen’s Commentary: Would someone please tell me what in the world DISH Network has to do with our local channels? As far as I know, the Los Angeles channels’ signals are received on Pinto Mountain where they are changed from VHF to UHF and sent to our antennas. Or at least, that’s how it used to be. When and how did DISH come into this picture? I am totally baffled.

Darlene’s Commentary: Here are a couple easy and personal last-minute gifts for Christmas. Make a special photo album by printing out some pictures on your phone and putting them in a small photo album. You can print the pictures on your own printer or at a place that prints photos such as RiteAid. Or, in place of photos, use index cards with typed or handwritten favorite recipes on them.

The Food for Life Ministry prepares and serves delicious hot meals every Saturday at the Church of the Nazarene, 72603 Juanita Drive in Twentynine Palms, from 3 to 5 p.m. If you are unable to get there, Reach Out Morongo Basin may be able to deliver the meals to your home. Call 760-361-1410 for further information.

Handy Hint: Paint the inside of one or more cabinet doors with chalkboard paint, then use chalk to write to-do lists, grocery lists, reminders, phone numbers, etc. Use a chalkboard eraser or soft cloth to clean everything off and start over.

Thought for Today: 
Our paper money isn’t paper at all. It’s 75% cotton and 25% linen. In Benjamin Franklin’s day, people repaired torn money with a needle and thread!

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