Friday, September 18, 2015

Desert Trail Column, September 17, 2015

The USDA Food Distribution will take place on Monday, September 21 at our Wonder Valley Community Center from 11 to noon. The He Provides Ministry will also be there with free clothing and household items for anyone who needs them. They are a wonderful group.

Wonder Valley Cloudscape, September 2015
Karen’s Commentary: Thanks to our cousin Annie in Phoenix for once again sending two large envelopes full of cut-out manufacturer’s coupons and used stamps. The military families overseas and the eagles in Big Bear appreciate it! As for my casino update, I’ve been going up and down on my running tally of winnings and losses that began on April 1, 2014. Right now I stand at $295 ahead, but you may recall that I was more than $600 ahead a few months ago! Of course $295 in the black beats anything in the red, so I’m certainly not complaining. One last comment:  September 18 is Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day, but Dar and I have decided to change that to Hug a Greeting Card MAKER Day since we both make cards as a hobby. (Sorry, Melody Marks!)

Darlene’s Commentary: I live close to the Wonder Valley Community Center and sometimes see cars parked and people going in and out of meetings. It makes me feel good that our community is coming back together, and I’m anxious to attend again after a summer of doctor’s appointments, MRIs, CT scans, crutches, hip surgery, walkers . . . whew! I am so glad that Teresa is our Wonder Valley Representative to the Basinwide Municipal Advisory Council. She has such a can-do positivity about her that is contagious. She is great! I encourage everyone in our beautiful valley to attend our community meetings. It doesn’t matter if you are new to the desert or an old-timer. Come and meet your neighbors, learn about new things happening and what is planned for the future. Be informed and give your opinions. Be part of our future! I hope to see you soon, neighbors.

The September meeting with Jim Ricker from MCAGTC answering questions.
Godwin Christian Fellowship holds Home Group meetings every Sunday on Bonny Dunes Road. They are in the process of building a church on Godwin Road, just north of Highway 62. Many setbacks and delays have occurred, but they are hopeful of forging ahead before the end of this year! Call Pastor Max Rossi at 831-234-6848 for any further information.

Handy Hint: Before applying self-stick weather stripping, lay down a bead of caulk to act as extra adhesive and to prevent any gaps caused by surface irregularities.

Thought for Today: “What are they planting to grow the seedless watermelon?” – Jerry Seinfeld

Just because. That's why!
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.