Thursday, October 31, 2019

Desert Trail Column - October 31, 2019

Lonnie Casper celebrated one year as pastor of the Wonder Valley Community Church this past Sunday. A delicious potluck was enjoyed by all, and Lonnie and his wife Jo are looking forward to many more years here in Wonder Valley. The church has now discontinued summer hours and has returned to the regular time of 10:30 a.m. for Sunday church services.
The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, 77575 29 Palms Highway at Thunder Road, will hold a reception for the Copper Mountain College Students’ Art Show on Saturday, November 2 from 1 to 5 p.m. These students have fresh talent and new-age as well as unique art that has never been seen before! Come meet the artists, snack on free refreshments and enjoy music by Dana Larson.This show will run through November 24, and some works will be available for purchase. For more information, call Laurel at 760-367-3807.
Mark your calendars for some upcoming events. A newly-formed group called Coffee and Friends invites all ladies of Wonder Valley and Twentynine Palms to their meeting on November 12 at the Fangmeyer residence, 73883 Manana Drive. At Wonder Valley Community Church, a Thanksgiving potluck will be held on November 24, which is also the deadline for donating Christmas shoeboxes that the church will send to an orphanage in Mexico.
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 belated Rainbows-of-Opals-and-Calendulas to Teresa Sitz’s mom, Charlene Stewart, who turned 83 this past week. She just moved here form Washington DC, and we want to welcome her to our area.

Darlene’s Commentary: Once or twice a year, a full moon rises due east and shines like a beacon directed straight at my house, caused by light reflecting off the salt flats’ crystals. It’s incredibly beautiful!
Karen’s Commentary: The end of the Meyers Weed Show Frenzy is in sight!

Food for Life Ministry prepares and serves delicious hot meals every Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Church of the Nazarene, 72603 Juanita Drive in Twentynine Palms. If you are unable to get to the church, Reach Out Morongo Basin may deliver these meals directly to your residence. Call 760-361.1410.

Handy Hint: To dislodge gum from hair, massage butter into the offending wad to slide it easily from tangled locks.
Today’s Thought: If you make a trip to Alaska, you might want to keep in mind the fact that it is illegal there to wake a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking its picture.

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