Wonder Valley News

Cindy McCollum

 May 20, 2010

As Seen in the Desert Trail Newspaper

Wonder Valley News

Special Correspondent

Cindy McCollum

Rainbows of happiness go out this week to: Al James and Curtis Johnson on May 23. Happy Birthday to all of you!

The Twentynine Palms Community Food Pantry will continue to be open 5 days per week. Monday through Friday from 9:30-11:30AM, and the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 9:30-11:00AM. The Food Pantry is also open on the first and third Wednesdays in the evenings from 5:00-6:30PM. The Twentynine Palms Community Food Pantry is located at Immanuel Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, at 6450 Stardune, behind the medical center. For more information, please call (760) 361-3663.

A donation account has been established at the US Bank here in Twentynine Palms for the family of Betty Blevins, our neighbor for almost 30 years, who was found dead in the open desert after a three day search. The family is experiencing financial difficulties, and would greatly appreciate any donation you could make. If you wish to donate, just go in and tell US Bank that the money is to go into the "Betty Blevins Memorial Fund" account, and there is no account number needed. Thank all of you for your kindness and help.

Wonder Valley's Shape Up Shop classes are open to Wonder Valley residents and guests. These are coed classes. Come and join us while we "Dance to the Oldies, Uptown, Downtown, Trim here, Tone there." I've heard that the group is having a really fun time while they slim down. The classes are going really well, but they would like to see more residents get involved. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-3:30PM. Drop-ins are always welcome for just $2.00 a class or join us for our monthly special of only $10.00. Bring a towel or mat to sit on and a small towel for wipe down. Don't forget your water bottles. Let's shape-up, save gas and have fun! Bring a smile! First class will start with sign ups and minor paperwork. I have heard from a few of the ladies that they are enjoying the small track behind the park for walking. Good idea. If you have any other suggestions for times or days, please call Star. For more information, please call Star at (760) 367-3761.

This column is also available to view on the internet at www.wondervalley.us. There is now a discussion board on this website so that the community can stay better informed with each other and discuss items of interest to Wonder Valley residents, such as the Base Expansion, and the Solar projects that are being discussed for the Wonder Valley area. Please check this website out and express your views on these very important issues.

If anyone, any group or organization has items of interest to them that they would like for me to include in future columns, please feel free to call me at 367-7608 and please leave a message. You may also email me at cindy_mccollum2002@yahoo.com. See you next week, Cindy.

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