Thursday, January 2, 2020

Desert Trail Column - January 2, 2020

Ryan Brown was the special guest speaker last Sunday at Wonder Valley Community Church, 82575 Amboy Road at Kuhns Road. His sermon was interesting and enjoyed by all. Thank you, Ryan!
The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, 77575 29 Palms Highway at Thunder Road, will hold an Artists Reception on Saturday, January 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. for artists Joel Daavid and Jullian Sandell. Music will be provided by Mark and Friends. This show will run through January 26. For further information, call Laurel at 760-367-3807.

Our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, has been closed for the holidays. It will reopen on Monday, January 6 at 9 a.m.

We send out Rainbows-of-Turquoise-and-Narcissus to Kip Fjeld who celebrates his special day this week. Happy birthday, Kip!

Karen’s Commentary: A few weeks ago, I noticed that a huge dumpster had magically appeared by our (unfortunately) closed Wonder Valley Fire Department. This was not good. The next day and the day after that there were uniformed worker bees emptying out the housing area and the old station itself. After going home and taking some nausea pills, I avoided looking in that direction. What a sad, sad state of affairs.

Darlene’s Commentary: I had a good Ho-Ho-Ho and a good drenching! Luckily, I have a nice stack of firewood, and most of it is covered. Now things will be much easier – I just hope those windstorms will settle down, especially when the thermometer tiptoes toward 32 degrees! I have a feeling that Mother Nature is making plans for a spectacular bloom again. I can see tiny green shoots already!
Morongo Basin Transit Authority’s Ready Ride is available in Wonder Valley on Tuesdays, Fridays and the first Wednesday of each month, excluding holidays. They will transport you to and from any business in Twentynine Palms, but not on Base. On Tuesdays and Fridays, pick up at your residence is at 7 a.m. and return is at noon; on first Wednesdays, pickup is at 7 a.m. and return is at 1 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $2 for disabled or seniors 60 and older. Call 760-366-2395 from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday to schedule rides. You must call by 6:30 p.m. the day prior to your desired date.
Handy Hint: lists hundreds of companies that offer discounts to veterans. Discounts range from $500 off an eligible new Ford vehicle to 10 percent off at some Burger King locations.

Today’s Thought: “No time for your health today will result in no health for your time tomorrow.” – Irish Proverb

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