Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Desert Trail, November 16, 2017

The Dale Basin Well Owners meeting was held on November 12. Clarence Chambers resigned after 18 years serving as President, and Mary Quamme is looking for someone to take her place as Secretary-Treasurer. She has also held this position for 18 years. Former Vice President Jerry Peek is the newly-elected President and Max Rossi is the new Vice President.

Huge thanks go to both Clarence and Mary for their many years of service and assistance to the well owners in Wonder Valley.

The USDA Food Distribution will take place at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526½ Amboy Road near Blower Road, on Monday, November 20 from 10:30 to noon.

The Salvation Army Food Distribution will also be this week, on Wednesday, November 22 at the Wonder Valley Community Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Since the birthstone for November is the topaz and the flower is the chrysanthemum, we send out Rainbows-of-Topaz-and-Chrysanthemums to Karen Meyers (75) and Sharon Fangmeyer who celebrate their special days this week. Happy birthday to you both!

And Anniversary wishes go out to Bill and Sherry Hague this week. Congratulations, Sherry and Bill!

Darlene’s Commentary: I enjoyed reading an article about birds in “Tidbits” and would like to share some interesting things with you. Hummingbirds must eat more than their body weight each day. All domestic breeds of chickens originated with the red jungle fowl of Southeastern Asia about 8,000 years ago. The albatross can fly thousands of miles without ever landing, even sleeping on the wing. It shuts down half of its brain at a time, placing the other half on auto-pilot!

Karen’s Commentary: First, many thanks to columnist Fran Becker for the kind words regarding the loss of our little dog. Second, thanks to Annie French for sending lots of nicely cut-out coupons for the military families overseas. And last, congratulations to husband Ted for bringing home four more ribbons from the Weed Show! The competition this year was fierce, with the number of fantastic entries at an all-time high, but Ted came through once again, proving how talented he really is.

If you’re looking for Wonder Valley information, go to Ken and Teresa Sitz do a bang-up job keeping this website updated and interesting.

Handy Hint: For a unique coffee table with storage, top four wooden crates (open sides facing out) with an old door. You can screw everything to a plywood base and add castors if you like. The vintage look is very popular!

Thought for Today: “I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.” – Rita Rudner

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