Thursday, August 29, 2019

Desert Trail Column - August 29, 2019

The Palms, 83131 Amboy Road at Thompson Road, will reopen today, August 29.
College of the Desert professor Ruth Nolan will present “In the Desert: Stories of Willie Boy” at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, on Saturday, August 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A $2 donation is requested, but not required to attend.

Our Municipal Advisory Council representative Steve Reyesc will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, September 4 at our community center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mark Lundquist, Field Representative for our San Bernardino County Supervisor Dawn Rowe, will be in attendance. Also, representatives from the Sheriff’s Department will discuss illegal offroading and illegal shooting. And there will be a raffle! Refreshments will be available. For further information, contact Steve at
Mark your calendars with these upcoming events at Wonder Valley Community Church, 82575 Amboy Road: A free movie and munchies on September 21, and a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on October 12.
Most events at our WVCC are sponsored by our local nonprofit Friends of Wonder Valley. For additional information on any local event, contact WVCC Coordinator Teresa Sitz at or 760-367-9880.
We send out Rainbows-of-Peridots-and-Gladioli to Scott Kelso who celebrates his special day this week. Happy birthday, Scott!
Darlene’s Commentary: Chewing a substance containing Xylitol can help clear a foggy brain! Xylitol is a sugar substitute that tastes good and is good for you, too. Hard to believe, right? There are many products that contain Xylitol, especially sugar-free gum. Start chewing!
Karen’s Commentary: More coupons on their way! This time to US Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine bases in Belgium, Germany, Japan and Guam. Also, I read that the Twentynine Palms Library will be closed for renovations from October 1 to December 13!

Our community center is open on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can check out books and movies from the free lending program, or just come in to cool off and relax. There are lots of pamphlets and brochures full of useful information available. Stop in, look around and say hello to our coordinator Teresa Sitz!
Handy Hint: Leave your phone in your pocket or purse when you’re talking to other people face-to-face. Give them all your attention.

Today’s Thought: “I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” – Quaker saying
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.