Thursday, September 13, 2018

Desert Trail Column - September 13, 2018

A Wonder Valley Community Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 15 at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road near Blower Road, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Morongo Basin Ambulance will have an ambulance onsite for inspection by the public, and will talk about services they provide and challenges they face. Mercy Air will land a medical transport helicopter onsite for inspection as well. Procedures to protest the expansion of FP-5 will also be discussed. This should prove to be a memorable event.

On Monday, September 17, the USDA Food Distribution will take place at our community center sometime after 10:30 when the truck arrives.
For information on either of the above events, please contact our WVCC Coordinator Teresa Sitz at or 760-367-9880. 
Karen’s Commentary:  I know I’m probably grasping at straws, but I’m not convinced our fire station will remain closed. We now have a new Water Tender 45 at the Twentynine Palms station with our firefighters; I’m not sure the comment on the LAFCO website about our station closing was accurate; and Chief Hartwig said they would not re-open any closed stations, but does that include TEMPORARILY-closed stations? I can hope.
 Darlene’s Commentary:  I had a great time at the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery last Saturday! Walking into the gallery, I was immediately magnetized by the beautiful works of Tom Carvellas. Each painting had vivid colors and expressiveness with something to say! I also enjoyed Dana Bowden’s tile works, each piece different and some that made me smile. Then, Hunter and the Wick’d blew the crowd away with their music! 
The Wonder Valley Community Church, 82575 Amboy Road at Kuhns Road, holds services every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. In addition, Bible Studies are held every Sunday from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and every Monday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Following the service on the second Sunday of each month, a potluck lunch is served. For further information, contact Pastor Garry Brooks at or 760-600-0687. 
Handy Hint: You can call 911 on any cellphone, even if it has no cellular plan. Those who want a cellphone just for emergencies can use a phone that is out of service. Just keep it charged.
Today’s Thought: In 1957, Earl S. Tupper receives a patent for his Tupperware bowl and “burping lid,” John Lennon meets Paul McCartney by chance, U.S. Surgeon General Leroy Burney links smoking to lung cancer, Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel. “Perry Mason “and “Leave It to Beaver” both debut on CBS and Russia launches Sputnik 1. (And Karen turns 15 and Darlene turns 5!) 
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.