Thursday, February 8, 2018

Desert Trail Column, February 8, 201

The presentation by representatives from the Morongo Basin Healthcare District was very informative. The District provides many services to residents in the Morongo Basin at low cost or totally free. There is too much information to present in this column alone, so we will write about different services in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

The USDA Food Distribution will be held at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road near Blower Road, on Monday, February 12 from 10:30 to noon.

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting will take place on Monday, February 12 at the Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst, at 6:30 p.m. All are invited and encouraged to attend.

On Wednesday, February 14, there will be a presentation concerning victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse at our community center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Victim’s Advocate Iris Robertson from the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office and Patrick Clark from Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services will provide information and answer questions.

The monthly Wonder Valley Community Meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at our community center. One of the items on the agenda is the issue of illegal shooting in our area.

Our Wonder Valley Community Center Coordinator Teresa Sitz is also Wonder Valley’s representative on the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council. Teresa organizes all community meetings and presentations unless specifically stated otherwise. Call Teresa at 760-367-9880 to obtain information on any of the above meetings or presentations, or to make a suggestion, give a compliment, ask a question, lodge a complaint or just make a comment. She’d love to hear from you!

We send out Rainbows-of-Amethysts-and-Violets to Darlene Parris and to Mary Lindsley who celebrate their special days this week. Happy birthday, Darlene and Mary!

Wonder Valley Community Church, 82575 Amboy Road at Kuhns Road, holds regular Sunday services at 10:30 a.m., plus Bible Studies on Sundays from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and on Mondays from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. There is also a potluck after church services on the second Sunday of each month. Call Pastor Garry Brooks at 760-367-0279 for information.

Handy Hint: Top storage cubes with countertop material for an affordable work station with storage.

Today’s Thought: When prohibition went into effect in 1919, brewers quickly shifted gears. Schlitz, Blatz, Pabst and Anheuser-Busch made near beer, malted milk, root beer and ginger ale. Coors Brewing founder Adolph Coors purchased a nearby ceramics plant and began making tea sets, sugar bowls, spark plugs and more. Today, CoorsTek is a global manufacturer of high-tech engineered ceramics.

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