Thursday, September 12, 2019

Desert Trail Column - September 12, 2019

The USDA Food Distribution will take place on Tuesday, September 17 at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, from 9 to noon.
Wonder Valley Community Church, 82575 Amboy Road, is collecting “Christmas shoeboxes” to be delivered to children at an orphanage in Mexico on November 24. Plastic “shoeboxes” with lids may be purchased at Dollar Tree, then filled with needed items and little surprises for the children. Please bring filled shoeboxes to the church anytime before November 24. For further information, call Pastor Lonnie Casper at 760-401-6128 or 760-391-0480.
Mark your calendars for some upcoming events. At Wonder Valley Community Church, a free movie on September 21, Pastor Casper’s one-year Anniversary Potluck on October 27 and a Thanksgiving Potluck on November 24. At our community center, a Theatre Presentation with Miri Hunter on September 28, a Community Meeting with our San Bernardino County Supervisor Dawn Rowe rescheduled for October 7 and a Halloween Presentation with Ken Layne on October 26.
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.
Darlene’s Commentary: I have a neat book entitled “On the Tip of My Tongue” by David Gentle. It is a collection of trivia facts, with questions like: What color is Moby-Dick? How many feet are in a mile? What is the name of Dr Seuss’ egg-hatching elephant?
Karen’s Commentary: Husband Ted found a woman collapsed on the ground at the fire station! Ted called 911 and stayed with the moaning and incoherent woman until the ambulance arrived. Former police detective Steve Reyes called Ted a hero! No medical help from our empty station.
MBTA Ready Ride picks up passengers at their Wonder Valley residences at 7 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday, plus the first Wednesday of each month, taking them to any business in Twentynine Palms. Return trips are at noon on Tuesdays and Fridays, and at 1 p.m. on first Wednesdays. There is no service on holidays. For costs, information or scheduling rides, call (760) 366-2395 before 6:30 p.m. at least one day prior to desired date.
Handy Hint: Many auto insurers will shave as much as 10% off your premiums if you take a defensive driving course.

Today’s Thought: In 1917, Grenville Kleiser’s inspirational advice for September 12 was that education is not mere book-learning, but the culture of mind and heart; that you can learn from everyone you meet; and that education is free, and the development of personal character is its crowning work.
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.