Thursday, April 27, 2017

Desert Trail, April 27, 2017

After a very long haul including fund-raising, paperwork, permits, construction work and miles and miles of red tape, Godwin Christian Fellowship was able to hold their first services in their new building at 6389 Godwin Road on Easter Sunday! Pastor Max Rossi and wife Olympia must be very proud. All the work, patience and gray hairs finally paid off! This is such a wonderful asset to our community, and we thank everyone who was involved in any way.

A combination potluck dinner and Jack McConaha remembrance, organized by Teresa Sitz, will be held on Saturday, April 29 from noon to 3. Everyone is asked to bring a dish for the potluck. During the meal, Wonder Valley’s own Bill and Bob will perform, and later a short film entitled “Riding Shotgun with Jack McConaha” by local filmmaker Nick Higgins will be shown. All are welcome to attend.

Anniversary wishes go out to Pappy and Donna Parsons this week. Have a wonderful day!

Karen’s Commentary: Thanks to Jan Peek for stamps and LOTS of coupons, and to Mary Quamme for LOTS MORE coupons! I’m going to be clipping for the next year! Well, at least that’ll keep me away from the casino. I’m a pretty stingy gambler, and maybe that’s the problem because it’s not paying off. I always go in there with a small amount, either lose or double it, then leave. Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of the time anymore, I lose it! So maybe what I’ve always heard about having to be a big spender to win is true. If so, I’m doomed.

Darlene’s Commentary: Wonder Valley’s gone through sandstorms, lightning, flash floods, freezing winters and baking summers. Sooner or later (much, much later) our desert will be changed by Father Time and global warming. Perhaps someday Wonder Valley will be home to a beautiful icy lake that will provide freshwater fish for the new groups or communities that inhabit the changing world. But through it all, the one thing that will continue to live is the history that will be handed down. This coming Saturday there will be an opportunity to hand down and/or learn some Wonder Valley history while honoring Jack McConaha.

Our Wonder Valley Fire Station #45 is manned 24/7 by dedicated men and women. If you see the bay doors open, stop in and say hello to our friendly crews.

Handy Hint:  Want to shine those shoes, but can’t find the shoe polish? Try ChapStick!

Thought for Today:  “Why does a woman work ten years to change a man, then complain he’s not the man she married?” – Barbra Streisand

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