Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Desert Trail Column - May 27, 2020

The guidelines are not set in stone yet about when churches will be allowed to reopen, but both of our local churches are tentatively planning to reopen this coming Sunday, May 31. Wonder Valley Community Church, 82575 Amboy Road at Thompson Road, will begin regular services at 9 a.m. At  Godwin Christian Fellowship, 6389 Godwin Road at Highway 62, services will begin at 10:30 a.m. For further information on Godwin Christian Fellowship, contact Pastor Max Rossi at or 831-234-6848. For further information on Wonder Valley Community Church, contact Pastor Lonnie Casper at 760-401-6128 or 760-391-0480. If churches are not allowed to open on May 31, Godwin Christian Fellowship will still be holding services in their drive-in church format at 10 a.m.
Karen’s Commentary:  Well, today’s subject is MASKS. I would never have dreamed a few months ago that this would even be something to think about, let alone write about! I started out with a large handkerchief, but I had trouble with it slipping down all the time, although it’s great for a back-up that’s easy to carry in the glove compartment or console of your vehicle. I reluctantly graduated to the plain old Styrofoam (or whatever they’re made of) dust masks. These were confiscated from husband Ted’s garage where they’d accumulated a pretty good layer of dust over the years! But they worked, although the elastic band kept getting caught in my hair. Next, Ted discovered some more masks in the garage, but with elastics that go over your ears – much better! In the meantime, I had ordered some pleated masks online, but they weren’t due to be delivered until some time in June. Well, lo and behold, they arrived early, so I now have a few choices, including my latest purchase of one made of a real pretty flowered knit material! (Thank you, Bill Jones.) So I’ve gone from plain white handkerchief to pretty – I think I’m set.

 Hopefully the 29 Soaring Club will be meeting again soon at the Twentynine Palms Airport on Sundays. Normally they are there from 11 a.m. to sunset. The Soaring Club is a non-profit organization that offers gift certificates from $20 to $50 cash, depending on the altitude desired. Call Mike at 760-464-2835 for further information.

 Handy Hint:  Dead or dying phone batteries can be replaced for about $50 online. This is a lot cheaper than shelling out the big bucks for a new phone.

Today’s Thought:  “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my little apple tree and pay my debts.”  -- Martin Luther

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