Thursday, December 5, 2019

Desert Trail Column - December 5, 2019

There will be a community meeting hosted by our Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) representative Steve Reyes on Saturday, December 7 at 11 a.m. It will be held at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526½ Amboy Road at Blower Road. Steve will be providing several updates on roads, fire and code enforcement. Evan Browsowsky, a new Wonder Valley resident and an experienced exterminator, will discuss how best to handle pest challenges in the desert. A light lunch will be provided and a turkey will be raffled off following the meeting. Contact Steve at for further information.
The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, 77575 29 Palms Highway at Thunder Road, will present the High School Art Show from December 7 to December 15. This art show will feature artists from Twentynine Palms High School and Yucca Valley High School. There will be a reception on Saturday, December 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. with live music and free refreshments. Please come out to support these talented local students! For information, call Laurel at 760-367-3807.

On December 10 the group Coffee and Friends will meet at 73883 Manana Drive in Twentynine Palms at 10 a.m. All Wonder Valley ladies are cordially invited. Call Sharon at 760-910-9039 for information.

The mobile medical van will be at our community center on Wednesday, December 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Nurse Practitioner will provide primary medical care and screenings, prescribe lab tests and refill prescriptions. Some immunizations are also available. The medical van is wheelchair accessible and accepts most insurances. Those without insurance may be seen for a nominal cost. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY. For further information on the medical van or free non-emergency transportation to medical appointments, call 760-365-9305.
On Wednesday, December 11 the Salvation Army Food Distribution will take place at our community center from 11 a.m. until the food is gone. The food is from Trader Joe’s and usually includes fresh meat, fruits and veggies. Please bring a bag.
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.
Ted and Karen Meyers celebrate 59 years together this week. Happy anniversary, Karen and Ted!

Handy Hint: You may be able to save $10 or more per shopping trip just by following a grocery list instead of randomly selecting.
Today’s Thought: Royal Gelatin, Jell-O’s main competitor, is a company that was started in 1890 by Dr. Price. Dr. Price handed his fortune down to his family, including his grandson, actor Vincent Price.
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.