Thursday, January 30, 2020

Desert Trail Column - January 30, 2020

There was no food distributed at the Salvation Army Food Distribution last week! The great people from the Salvation Army are very seldom late, so there was a bit of uneasiness among the people waiting when they didn’t arrive right on time. Due to unforeseen circumstances, they were unable to bring the food out here, so they are rescheduling. Contact Teresa (see below) for more information.

 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 Beautiful Downtown George Burgess who celebrates his special day this week. Happy birthday, Beautiful George!

 Darlene’s Commentary:  Giving my space to Karen this week.

 Karen’s Commentary:  I want to thank Jan Peek for lots of coupons and stamps. We miss you, Jan! (Don’t despair, Jerry, we miss you, too!) Here are some numbers that might just come in handy for you. Long-Term Care Ombudsman 760-228-5387, Center for Healthy Generations 760-365-9661, Desert AIDS Project 760-323-2118, Hearts of Yucca Valley 760-413-4639, Hi-Desert Home Health & Hospice Care 760-366-6424 or 760-366-6427, Hi-Desert Physical Rehab 760-367-1743, MB Regional Council on Aging & Senior Club 760-228-3280, Morongo Basin Ambulance 760-366-8474, Morongo Basin Healthcare District Foundation 760-820-9229, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill 442-275-7385, Pacific Clinics Child & Family Services 760-228-9657, Rockin’ Recovery Center 760-228-3241, Explorer Scouts–29 Palms Fire 760-367-7524, Head Start-Twentynine Palms 760-367-5150, Hi-Desert Arts Academy 760-366-3777, California Highway Patrol 760-366-3707, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department-Morongo Basin Station 760-366-4175, Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services 760-369-3353, The White House 202-456-1414, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein 202-224-3841 or 310-914-7300, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris 202-224-3553 or 619-239-3884, U.S. Rep. Paul Cook 202-225-5861, Governor Gavin Newsom 916-445-2841, State Sen. Shannon Grove 916-651-4016 or 760-228-3136, Assemblyman Chad Mayes 916-319-2042 or 760-346-6342, San Bernardino County Supervisor Dawn Rowe 909-38-4855 or 760-366-1488, Morongo Unified School District Board of Education 760-367-9191, 29 Palms Senior Center 760-367-5780, Morongo Basin Senior Support 760-365-9661, Reach Out Morongo Basin-29 Palms 760-361-1410, Senior Information & Assistance 760-228-5219 and Senior Nutrition-29 Palms 760-367-3891.

 Animal Action League, 62762 29 Palms Highway just past the dinosaurs, will spay or neuter your dog or cat at a very low cost. They also provide vaccinations, microchips and nail trimming at discounted rates. For further information call 760-366-1100.

 Handy Hint:  If possible, stock up on canned foods, butter, cereals and olive oil when they’re on sale. This will continue to save you money for months.

 Today’s Thought:  The real reason the cow jumped over the moon was the short circuit in the milking machine.

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