Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Desert Trail Column - March 4, 2020

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting will take place on Monday, March 9 at the Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst Street, at 5:30 p.m. Our Wonder Valley representative Steve Reyes invites everyone to attend. For further information, contact Steve at
The group Coffee and Friends will meet on Tuesday, March 10 at 73883 Manana Drive in Twentynine Palms at 10 a.m. All Wonder Valley ladies are cordially invited. Contact Sharon at 760-910-9039 for further 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.
Since the birthstone for March is the aquamarine and the flower is the jonquil, we send out Rainbows-of-Aquamarines-and-Jonquils to Sandy Mitchell and Tonya Briggs who celebrate their special days this week. Happy birthday, Tonya and Sandy!
Karen’s Commentary: Getting a bigger TV prompted moving old TVs into different rooms, moving or repurposing old stands that now weren’t the right sizes, cleaning out cabinets and/or drawers in those old stands, rearranging furniture to accommodate new sizes of everything, and just generally purging all the stuff I found that hasn’t been used in a very long time. I’m tired!

Here are some phone numbers you might be interested in:
Glass Outhouse Art Gallery 760-367-3807, Reach Out Morongo Basin 760-361-1410, The Palms Restaurant and Bar 760-361-2810, Salvation Army office 760-228-0114, Behavioral Health Crisis Walk-in Center 760-365-6558, Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255, Veterans Crisis Hotline 800-273-8255 (Press 1), Domestic Violence Hotline 760-366-9663 (Press 1), Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator Susan Doggett 714-637-8355 and MBTA Ready Ride 760-366-2395.
Handy Hint: This clever trick was passed along to our sister Donna by an employee at DOHC Urgent Care, and Donna says it works great. For your ID, medical, credit or debit cards that you keep in those little plastic pockets in your wallet, this trick will allow you to pull them out easily and quickly. Use a small 1” piece of Scotch Tape, placing one end on the edge of your card that sticks out of the pocket, then folding it over so the other end sticks to the back side of your card, forming a small tab to use to pull the card out! The only caution is not to place the tape on the edge with a strip that you swipe through a machine or on the edge containing a chip that you insert into a machine. Thanks for that one, Donna!

Today’s Thought: A girl said she recognized me from the Vegetarians Club, but I’d swear I’ve never met herbivore.
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.