Thursday, June 27, 2019

Desert Trail Column - June 27, 2019

Yoga at The Palms with Lorelei Vox Greene will take place at The Palms, 83131 Amboy Road at Thompson Road, on Saturday, June 29 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. These classes are donation-based and are open to all skill levels. Call 760-367-2810.
Also on June 29, a free children’s art collage workshop will be held at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, from noon to 2 p.m. All materials and refreshments will be provided. Children 6 to 17 years are welcome to participate, and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will remain at the community center throughout the workshop. All children will take home a completed piece of artwork. Artist Patti Dietrick will lead the workshop. She has taught youth workshops at the 29 Palms Art Gallery and the Beatnik Lounge. To RSVP, call Teresa Sitz at the number provided below.
Most WVCC events are sponsored by our non-profit Friends of Wonder Valley. For additional information on any local event, contact our Coordinator Teresa Sitz at or 760-367-9880.

Penny and Ron Root celebrate 26 years of marriage this week. Happy anniversary, Ron and Penny!
Our great grader operator Tim Candelaria has moved on to greener pastures. We are very sorry to see him go, but we wish him all the best. It looked as though we were not going to be getting any grading done for a long time, but lo and behold! It seems we now have grading being done by a contractor. We’re not sure of all the details, but we strongly believe that the unusually quick response by the county was due to our MAC representative Steve Reyes bringing the issue to the forefront. Thank you, Steve! As before, if you have any questions, compliments, requests or complaints about our graded roads, call 760-367-9880.
Handy Hint: If you share your home with elderly and/or ailing loved ones, here are a few things you can do to make things easier. Paint the insides of kitchen cabinets white for better visibility, use risers to raise the seat level of sofas or chairs, use table lamps with a push-button switch on the base, replace small light switches with larger ones, replace round doorknobs with lever-style handles and leave open floor space under the bathroom sink to accommodate wheelchairs or seats.
Today’s Thought: Bob, a 20-year-old pet goldfish underwent successful surgery at England’s Toll Barn Veterinary Centre to remove a tumor from his fin. During the procedure, the medical team kept him wet to prevent damaged scales and infused the water with an anesthetic.
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.