Thursday, November 7, 2019

Desert Trail Column - November 7, 2019

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meeting will take place on Monday, November 11 at the Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst Road, at 5:30 p.m. Our representative Steve Reyes invites everyone to attend. You may participate if you like, or just sit back and listen. Steve presents issues and concerns of Wonder Valley residents to our San Bernardino County Supervisor Dawn Rowe. Contact Steve at

A newly-formed group Coffee and Friends will meet on November 12 at 10 a.m. at the home of Sharon Fangmeyer, 73883 Manana Drive in Twentynine Palms. All Wonder Valley ladies are cordially invited to attend.

 A free movie “War Room” will be shown at Wonder Valley Community Church, 82575 Amboy Road at Kuhns Road, at noon. There will be munchies, too! Call 760-401-6128 or 760-391-0480 for information.

 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.


Karen’s Commentary:  Well, the Weed Show has come and gone, but the grin on husband Ted’s face will remain for many moons! He had nine entries and walked away with six ribbons – three first place, one second place and two third place! And he came “this close” to winning the People’s Choice this year, missing it by one single vote – what a heartbreaker. And Dar had a great entry, too, that I think would’ve won a ribbon if the story of the items displayed could have been included as part of it. So the absence of a ribbon doesn’t really matter because we both know it’s a winner!

 Darlene’s Commentary:  Out of town, out of mind! (Back next week.)

Friends of Wonder Valley is a non-profit organization with the sole purpose of enhancing the lives of people living and working in Wonder Valley. That’s pretty remarkable! The organization is pretty much the “unsung hero” that operates behind the scenes – not a lot of people actually know how much they have done, and continue to do, for our community. We sincerely thank them for their many hours of work. Donations are always welcome, no matter the amount. Go to to learn more and/or to donate.

 Handy Hint:  When closing up a can of paint, tapping it closed with a hammer always results in spatters everywhere from the small amount of paint left in the can’s rim. To prevent that, simply throw a rag over the lid before tapping it shut.

 Today’s Thought:  If you’re going to complain about something, come to the table with a suggested alternative.


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