Thursday, November 24, 2016

Yoga classes with Lorelei Greene take place at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road, on Thursdays from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Cost is $12 cash. You must be 18 or older and bring your own mat. Beginners are welcome. Call (760) 367-9880 for information.

We send out Rainbows-of-Topaz-and-Chrysanthemums to Carson Bevins who turns five this week. Happy birthday, Carson!

Darlene’s Commentary: I have only three things to say today because Karen hogged the words this time!
  1. Our community center has telephone service again!
  2. Thank you, Pat Rimmington, for donating a beautiful lighted Christmas tree and two gorgeous wreaths to the community center!
  3. Come one, come all to a Community Potluck on Saturday, December 10 from noon to 3 at our community center!  There will be live entertainment and an appearance by Santa Claus himself!

Karen’s Commentary: This week I’m wearing my Proud Grandma Hat. Colton Udall and Mark Samuels, owners of Ox Motorsports, invited my grandson Austin to join one of their two Pro Moto Unlimited class racing teams competing in the 49th Annual Baja 1000 Off-road Race in Baja California, Mexico. Needless to say, Austin accepted! This year would draw a total of 277 entries from 33 U.S. states and 18 countries. The race began with the motorcycles just after sunrise on my birthday, November 18, and the two Ox racing teams crossed the finish line in the wee hours of November 19 – finishing in FIRST and SECOND place! The first place team, headed up by Team Leader Colton Udall, ran the brutal 867-mile course in 18 hours and 12 minutes. The second place team, headed up by Team Leader Ray Dal Soglio and including grandson Austin, finished in 18 hours and 38 minutes. Since Ox Motorsports is located in Yucca Valley, and my grandson lives in Twentynine Palms and works for the Twentynine Palms Water District, this is a really big deal for our whole area, and an even bigger deal for our whole family. Austin, we’re SO proud of you!

The Wonder Valley Community Center is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Coordinator Ric Figueroa is there to help with problems, answer questions or just chat. Stop in or call (760) 367-9880.

Handy Hint: Use WD-40 to clean the tracks in sliding windows or drawers to make them glide again. Spray on, then wipe off.

Thought for Today: The average amount spent by a guest for a one-day visit to Disneyland in 1955 was $2.37 – admission was $1, parking was 25 cents. Today the average is $196, 83 times the original price.

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

Bullion Mountains under a cloudy sky

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