Thursday, March 24, 2016

Desert Trail, March 24, 2016

At the special meeting held on March 14, Associate Insurance Compliance Officer Peter Meza from the California Department of Insurance, gave a very informative presentation on how our level of fire services would affect our ability to obtain and/or keep homeowner’s insurance. Each insurance company makes their own decision as to how bad the risk is in any given area. This risk factor combined with the percentage of policies that have been written by them in that particular area determines whether or not they will issue an insurance policy and the amount of the premium. If you are unable to obtain insurance, the government’s Fair Plan will insure you. It is basic insurance and it is costly, so it’s a last resource. To compare major insurance companies’ plans, go to To find insurance from a smaller company, you can deal with an insurance broker, such as Williams Insurance in Twentynine Palms.

No burro, no gold.
Another special meeting will take place on Saturday, March 26 at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road, from 10 to noon. Morongo Valley Board Member Gayl Swarat and Morongo Valley General Manager Donna Munoz will discuss the pros and cons of having a Community Service District rather than having a Community Service Area, which is what we now have.

Also on March 26, the Wonder Valley Yacht Club will present some good music at The Palms, 83131 Amboy Road. There is no cover charge, free camping space is available and the music starts at 8 pm.

Last week we announced the upcoming Inauguration and Dedication of the Godwin Christian Fellowship building, but there has been a delay, so we will announce the new date of the Dedication in an upcoming column. Meanwhile, the Easter Resurrection Service will take place on Sunday, March 27 at 7446 Bonny Dunes Road, one mile east of Shelton, at 10:30 am. The Luminators will provide worship and spirited music, and a free luncheon will be served after the service Everyone is welcome. Contact Pastor Max Rossi at 831-234-6848 or for additional information.

We send out Rainbows-of-Aquamarines-and-Jonquils to Serenity Justicanne Root who is celebrating her sixth birthday this week. Happy birthday, Serenity!

The Wonder Valley Book Program is alive and well! With regular hours returning to our community center, the Book Program will also have regular hours that will be announced. The WV Book Program is just like a little library, but you can keep the book or movie longer.

Handy Hint: Toothpaste makes an excellent burn salve.

Thought for Today: Why does toilet paper need a commercial? Who is not buying this?

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

Desert l,ily Hesperocallis undulata, south side of Amboy Road a little east of Godwin