Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wonder Valley Food Distributions for the remainder of 2017

All at the
Wonder Valley Community Center
80526-1/2 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley CA 92277

July 18, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
August 22, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
September 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
October 17, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
November 21, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
December 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - Noon

These events will now be on Tuesdays, instead of Mondays. The boxes will be ready to pick up when you arrive. No more waiting!

June 28, 2017, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
July 26, 2017, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
August 23, 2017, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
September 27, 2017, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
November 22, 2017, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
December 27, 2017, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

PICKING UP FOR A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBERIf you want to pick up food for a Wonder Valley resident living at a different address, download and print the form below, have that person fill it out and sign it, and bring it with you to the next distribution. If it's filled out correctly you'll be allowed to take a box of food to them.
Alternate Pick-Up Request Form (Community Action Partnership)

or here if the link above does not work:

The form above also contains the Emergency Food Assistance Program 2016 Guidelines for qualifying monthly and annual household income for household size. Low-income Wonder Valley residents self-certify on site. No documentation is required.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Please come and take a break from the heat.

The Wonder Valley Community Center will be open additional hours this week due to the heat:

Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cold water will be available. Bring food if you'll need a snack, and a blanket if you want to lie down on the floor to rest. We have books and jigsaw puzzles available, and WIFI, too.

The regular hours for the WVCC are: M, T, W - 9 am - 2 pm.Wonder Valley Community Center
80526-1/2 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley CA 92277

Monday, June 19, 2017

WV Community Meeting - July 8, 2017

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend and participate in the

Wonder Valley Community Meeting

11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, July 8, 2017, at the
Wonder Valley Community Center
80526-1/2 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley CA 92277

The agenda will be posted by Monday, July 3, 2017.

There will be pastries and French Roast coffee.

We didn't have a June meeting because I was had the flu, so there is a lot to catch up on. I hope you will attend.

Today's food distribution... postponed until tomorrow - Tuesday, June 20 - at 10:30 a.m. The truck broke down.

If you volunteered to help with the food distribution, do not come today. Please come tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Desert Trail, June 15, 2017

Our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road near Blower Road, is now open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will also of course be open for any scheduled meetings, presentations, etc. Call Ric at 760-367-9880 for further information.

The USDA Food Distribution will take place on Monday, June 19 at our community center from 10:30 to noon.

We send out Rainbows-of-Pearls-and-Roses to Josiah Bevins (8), Jerry Peek and Donny Pixley who celebrate their special days this week. Happy birthday to all of you!

Darlene’s Commentary: I love to read, and when I find a great book full of very useful information that’s been written in clear, plain English, I’m happy to share it with others. This book is titled “The Thyroid Solution,” written by Ridha Arem, M.D. and published by Rodale. I personally have experienced a “thyroid storm,” hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and Grave’s Disease.  According to this book, as people get older, many changes occur in their bodies and organs. If you are experiencing excessive tiredness, weakness, memory problems, foggy thinking or depression, perhaps you have a thyroid problem. Even people who are already on thyroid medication might benefit from requesting blood work that includes TSH, T3 and T4 hormone levels.

Karen’s Commentary: First of all, coupons went out this week to U.S. Army and Marine bases in Germany, Belgium and Japan. Having said that, my next subject is the bright green bike lanes in Joshua Tree. I think they are absolutely fantastic! They immediately grab your attention, there’s no question as to where you should or shouldn’t drive, or where you are allowed to cross the bike lanes with a vehicle. I firmly believe that those green bike lanes should be everywhere. It should be the same all over the nation, just like yellow stripes dividing the roads in half and white stripes marking the lanes. Whoever thought this up should get some kind of award!

If you’d like to learn more about Wonder Valley’s happenings and history, go to Ken and Teresa Sitz do a great job of keeping this website up-to-date and interesting.

Handy Hint: Beware of installing replacement vehicle batteries in modern cars yourself because disconnecting the battery without providing an alternative power source can create havoc by erasing module memories. This may cause your vehicle to need diagnostic scanning and reprogramming.

Thought for Today: So you think you are having a bad day? Consider the man who went to a McDonald’s drive-through in just a shirt and underwear, thinking he wouldn’t be seeing anyone. He got into a car crash.

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

Hot, yes, and LOUD, too.

The Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center "will be conducting a 29-day integrated training exercise called ITX 4-17. The exercise will conduct battalion-size, live-fire maneuvers and will incorporate combat support, combat service support, and aviation units," according to Z107.7.

Expect it to be loud.


To make a comment on the exercise and sound levels, go to:

Call: (760) 830-9222

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Please review. When in doubt, call 911.