Thursday, May 9, 2019

Desert Trail Column - May 9, 2019


The Dale Basin Well Owners meeting was both interesting and informative. President Max Rossi, Vice President Ted Meyers and Secretary/Treasurer Olympia Rossi presented lots of information concerning the Cadiz water situation. There was also information available that had been provided by member Jim Copeland. Because of conflicting events, the next meeting, normally held in November, will be held on Sunday, October 27 at 5 p.m.

 The High Desert Soundings music festival will begin at The Palms, 83131 Amboy Road at Thompson Road, on Friday, May 10 at 11 a.m., and continue through Saturday, May 11 at 11:59 p.m. The festival will feature 17 different groups and musicians, including an offsite event. Call 760-361-2810 for information.

The Women’s Aglow meeting will take place at First Baptist Church, 6414 Split Rock Avenue in Twentynine Palms on Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. Please bring finger-food to share at the Mother’s Day Tea Party. There will also be a Hat Contest with two categories:  “Funniest/Silliest” and “Prettiest.” Hats may be handmade or purchased. For information, call Olympia at 831-227-1948.

 The newly re-established Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting will be held on Monday, May 13 at the Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst, at 5:30 p.m. Our new Wonder Valley representative Steve Reyes will be representing us there.

 On Wednesday, May 15, our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, will reopen. Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Our WVCC Coordinator Teresa Sitz will be there to greet and assist you. For information on any of our local events, call Teresa at 760-367-9880.

Mark your calendars for two upcoming events. The “Living with Snakes” presentation on May 18 and the medical van visit on May 22 will both take place at our community center.

 Darlene’s Commentary:  Thanks to WVCC Coordinator Teresa Sitz and all the volunteers and workers, our park’s green, our landscape’s healthy and our nice new marquee keeps us up-to-date.

 Karen’s Commentary:  All’s quiet on the Western Front!

 Handy Hint:  The Lil’ Chizler Vinyl Label Scraping Tool (about $5 for a two-pack) can be used to scrape paint and oven crud, and to remove labels, decals and stickers – all without scratching.

 Today’s Thought:  One hundred two years ago, the still-relevant advice for today’s date from former Yale Instructor Glenville Kleiser was to accept your great heritage now by realizing the great mental resources at your ready command, and resolving to make better and larger use of your daily opportunities. He also said that all things necessary are yours if you will but take them.

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

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