Thursday, April 21, 2016

Desert Trail, April 21, 2016

Mesquite tree greening up.
The regular Wonder Valley Monthly Meeting held on April 11 was very interesting. Kristine Scott from SoCal Gas spoke about the gas pipeline that runs the length of our valley, and Brad Dunning spoke of his proposal to restore the neon on the Wonder Valley sign in front of the community center. Teresa Sitz announced that our watering system on the fire station/community center property has been completely replaced by San Bernardino County, and that some of the neglected trees and bushes are already looking greener.

The fire extinguisher training and the Emergency Medical Responder training information session scheduled for April 16 were both cancelled due to the high winds. A new date and time will be announced.

The meeting to be held on Saturday, April 23 at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, from 10 to noon will feature a representative from the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO). Division Chief John Chamberlin will discuss the consequences of dissolving our fire protection district FP-4, and LAFCO will explain the steps involved. LAFCO will also answer questions about forming a Community Services District (CSD). This is a very important meeting for our community. Call Teresa Sitz at 760-865-9550 for further information.

Donna and Pappy Parsons will celebrate their anniversary this week. Congratulations, Pappy and Donna!

Karen’s Commentary: Okay. Here is my long-awaited casino winnings update, and I’m afraid the word “winnings” doesn’t apply! As of today, I am $58 in the red! Well, so much for my system. On a better note, I have recently been told that the County Health Department will test your well water at no charge. Call them at 800-782-4264.

Darlene’s Commentary: I am so pleased to see our community center filled with folks that want to be informed about the issues and options that can affect property owners here in Wonder Valley. Our County representative Teresa Sitz has been doing an excellent job of organizing and managing the meetings, and makes sure everyone has an opportunity to speak.

The Wonder Valley Community Church, located at 82575 Amboy Road at Kuhns Road, holds church services on Sundays, plus Bible Studies on Sundays and Wednesdays. They also hold a potluck following the Sunday service on the second Sunday of each month. Call Pastor Garry Brooks at 760-367-0279 for further information.

Handy Hint: To make large uniform cookies, use an ice cream scoop; for small cookies-, use a melon baller.

Thought for Today: “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

The sun during a recent Wonder Valley sand storm.