Thursday, February 28, 2019

Desert Trail Column - February 28, 2019

The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, 77575 29 Palms Highway at Thunder Road, will host an artists’ reception on Saturday, March 2 from 1 to 5 p.m., featuring Regina Kirillev and Mark Spangenberg. Come meet the artists, enjoy free refreshments and listen to the music of Dana Larson. This show will run through March 31. For information, call Laurel at 760-367-3807.
Singer-songwriters Vega Victoria and Grant Earl LaValley will perform at The Palms, 83131 Amboy Road at Thompson Road, on Saturday, March 2 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Call 760-361-2810 for information.
Mark your calendars for two upcoming events on March 23: “Diaspora in Relief: Emily Hay” at The Palms and the Community Cleanup at the Wonder Valley Community Center.
For additional information on any of the above events, call our WVCC Coordinator Teresa Sitz at 760-367-9880.

We send out Rainbows-of-Amethysts-and-Violets to Susie Sesma who celebrates her special day this week. And since the birthstone for March is the aquamarine and the flower is the jonquil, we send out Rainbows-of-Aquamarines-and-Jonquils to Sandy Mitchell and Tonya Briggs who also celebrate special days this week. Happy birthday to all!
Darlene’s Commentary: I want to thank Mr. Bob Dougherty who works diligently to help low-income seniors take advantage of programs that make life a little easier. I recently applied for the Home Energy Assistance Program at our WVCC. I waited while Bob, with a kind smile, patiently went over everything with a gentleman who wanted to make sure he had everything correct. The man left wearing an ear-to-ear grin! When I walked over, the air was filled with “Bob’s Essence” – kindness, honor and respect – because that’s just the kind of person he is.
Karen's Commentary: On April 18, 1935, the first Desert Trail newspaper was published. The cost was five cents per copy and it was “dedicated to the mining and resort industry.” The weather summary was “Always Fair.” Gold was listed at $34.81 per ounce, with silver at 75 ½ cents per ounce! The front page article that immediately catches the eye is “’Cap’ Humphreys Ain’t Dead – Yet!” It seems that Cap Humphreys was in the Veterans Hospital when another patient named Humphreys passed away. By the time the news reached Twentynine Palms, it was Cap reported as deceased! The article set the record straight.
If you have a question, comment or complaint about road maintenance, please call 760-367-9880. And thank you, Tim, for all you do.
Handy Hint: By purchasing an LED bulb instead of an incandescent, you’ll end up saving about $38 because LED bulbs last 10 years.
Today’s Thought: Broken pencils are pointless.

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