Thursday, July 28, 2016

Desert Trail, July 28, 2016

Some of the information we provided about Wonder Valley Community Church was incorrect, so the following is the correct information. There is a Bible Study from 9:15 to 10:15 every Sunday, followed by the regular church service at 10:30 am. On Mondays there is another Bible Study from 8:30 to 10:30 am. And a potluck is held following the second regular Sunday service each month. Call Pastor Garry Brooks for further information at 760-367-0279.

The Wonder Valley Community meeting was well-attended and very informative. San Bernardino County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle introduced the firefighters currently on duty at our station, then gave a presentation about starting a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in Wonder Valley. The eight-week training course is free. For further information, contact our Municipal Advisory Council representative Teresa Sitz at 760-865-9550 or

We send out Rainbows-of-Rubies-and-Larkspurs to Lilah Margaret Fairweather who turns five this week. Happy birthday, Lilah!

Darlene’s Commentary: What would you like to see, do or hear at the Wonder Valley Community Center? Would you enjoy crafting, playing games, practicing music, learning to knit, learning to sew, painting, sketching, writing, reading, socializing? I would like to learn to use a computer. I can teach you how to make compost. How about forming a group to learn about raising chickens? Or teaching teens to become A-1 Certified Babysitters? Etc, etc, etc. Let us know – it’s your community center, too. Don’t be shy – call us with your ideas, drop us a note, send an email or come in on Monday, Wednesday or Saturday from 11 to 4.

Karen’s commentary: First, thanks to cousin Annie French for sending stamps and coupons. Secondly, I’ve noticed that Tortoise Rock Casino and I both want the same thing – my money! Keeping track from when they opened, I’m now $275 in the red, but that’s actually pretty cheap entertainment.

Lastly, if you’re looking for a good bargain, how does FREE sound? We start out every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 11 am with several free items displayed inside the Wonder Valley Community Center. Each person can take one item per day, so sometimes it’s hard to choose your free treasure, but come in and give it a try – it’s cool inside!

If you’d like to read about all things Wonder Valley, go to the Wonder Valley website You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the amount and diversity of information.

Handy Hint: Use an egg slicer to quickly cut strawberries for salads and desserts, avocados for sandwiches or mozzarella for salads and pizza.

Thought for Today: There are 35 toilets in the White House.

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

Just another beautiful Wonder Valley sunrise. - TSS