Thursday, January 23, 2020

Desert Trail Column - January 23, 2020

The official count of homeless people in Wonder Valley will take place today, January 23.
A Wonder Valley Community Meeting will be held at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, on Wednesday, January 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our Municipal Advisory Council representative Steve Reyes will be running this meeting, with Captain Newport and Lieutenant Niles from the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department in attendance. Hopefully, a full update of the work done in our area by Frontier Communications will be available. For information, contact Steve at
Most events at our community center are sponsored by our non-profit organization Friends of Wonder Valley. For additional information on any local event, contact WVCC Coordinator Teresa Sitz at or 760-367-9880.

We send out Rainbows-of-Garnets-and-Carnations to Vida Hamilton who celebrates her special day this week. Happy birthday, Vida!
Karen’s Commentary: Here is the rest of the information about your “body clock.” From 6 to 7 p.m. is the worst time of day for dieters to eat – more calories end up as fat due to fluctuations of body metabolism. From 8 to 11 p.m., the brain hormones serotonin and adenosine shut down the electrical activity of some neurons, causing drowsiness and sleep. From midnight to 3 a.m., blood pressure, heart rate and stress hormones all bottom out. And at 4 a.m., the body temperature drops to its lowest level of the day.
Darlene’s Commentary: Many of the homeless people shy away from signing anything or even just saying anything for fear of being accused of something. They also may not have proper identification and of course no proof of residency. Their main concerns are where will I sleep or how will I eat, not talking to a volunteer who’s counting the homeless. So how about this? How about giving some of the homeless a job – counting the homeless! Perhaps a colorful new t-shirt and some pay for their time would truly be a way of helping.

The 29 Soaring Club meets at the 29 Palms Airport, 29 Palms Highway at Godwin Road, every Sunday from 11 a.m. to sunset, weather permitting. This is a non-profit organization that owns two gliders and a tow plane. Glider rides are available for $20 to $50 cash, depending on the altitude desired. Non-expiring gift certificates are also available. Call Mike at 760-464-2835 for further information.
Handy Hint: For a clogged drain, toss in three Alka-Seltzer tablets, then one cup white vinegar. Wait a few minutes, then run hot water down the drain.
Today’s Thought: When you feel terrific, notify your face.
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.