Thursday, June 9, 2016

Desert Trail, June 9, 2016

We are eager to get our Wonder Valley Community Center back into shape and functioning well for all Wonder Valleyites, whether full-time residents, part-time residents or just “passers-through.” The County of San Bernardino Special Districts seems more than willing to work with us by providing repairs and replacement of equipment that is either not working up to par or just plain not working at all. A lot of things are in the works, and we are always open to suggestions about anything and everything that has to do with our community center. Stop by to see and talk about the changes taking place. Our community center is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11 to 4. And it’s cool inside!

And speaking of shaping up our community center, hardly anything could be accomplished without volunteers. They are wonderful. We do not have a paid maintenance worker or janitor, so sometimes even small things pose a problem. A couple of these problems were solved this past week by volunteers. The light in the women’s restroom was out, so Sheldon Hughes purchased two fluorescent bulbs and installed them into the light fixture. Thank you, Sheldon! A couple days later, Ted Meyers, after seeing the state of the restrooms, came in and gave them both a thorough cleaning. Thank you, Ted! With caring people like this pitching in to help, the road ahead is smoothed considerably.

The regular Wonder Valley Community Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 11 at the Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road, from 10 to noon. Jim Brakebill, the head of Fire Technology at Copper Mountain College, will be there to tell us how to build a paid call firefighter (PCF) program. Our new Division Chief Tom Marshall will also be there to answer questions. Free pastries and coffee will be available.

Our Wonder Valley Representative Teresa Sitz will present information, issues and concerns of our area at the Basinwide Municipal Advisory Council meeting on Monday, June 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst. Let her know if you have anything you’d like brought up. Better yet, attend the meeting and bring it up yourself!

Since the birthstone for June is the pearl and the flower is the rose, we send out Rainbows-of-Pearls-and-Roses to Pappy Parsons, Robert Adams, Bill Hague, Garry Brooks and Rosemary Evans, who all celebrate their special days this week. Happy birthday to you!

Handy Hint: The color of the eggshell doesn’t affect the quality of the egg.

Thought for Today: YAHOO! stands for Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle!

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

Photo by Stewart West