Thursday, January 25, 2018

Desert Trail, January 25, 2018

The Wonder Valley Cleanup got rid of a lot of trash and many, many tires! The burned-up bedspring on Blower Road is even gone, thanks to Ted Meyers and John Aylsworth. Great going, Wonder Valley!

Trucks lined up at the WVCC, filled with tires.
January 20 was Teresa Sitz’s first day as our new coordinator. As her first “official act,” she has contacted Pat Rimmington from the Twentynine Palms Historical Society to help us create a Legacy Program to preserve our Wonder Valley history. Photos, plaques, letters, awards and other documents will all be scanned and uploaded to a free online photo gallery that everyone can access. If you do not have Internet access, you will be able to view everything at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road near Blower Road. There will also be real photo albums for people to look through. This is a great idea and will preserve our memories into the future. If you have any memorabilia of any kind, you will be more than welcome to scan it in at the community center as soon as the Legacy Program is set up. Call Teresa at 760-367-9880 for information.

The Godwin Christian Fellowship building inauguration was a well-attended and uplifting celebration. Keynote speakers included San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos, Twentynine Palms Mayor and president of the Ministerial Association Rev McArthur Wright and his wife Evangelist Alfreda Wright. Great music was provided by The Luminators, and a delicious luncheon was served following the official ribbon cutting by Supervisor Ramos. Pastor Max Rossi and wife Olympia are rightly proud of this wonderful building that is a real asset to Wonder Valley.

Max Rossi and James Ramos
A special meeting on rural healthcare will be held on Wednesday, January 31 at our community center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Marge Doyle, Board President of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District, will provide information and answer questions. Call Teresa at 760-367-9880 for further information.

Marge Doyle, Morongo Basin Healthcare District
We send out Rainbows-of-Garnets-and-Carnations to Vida Hamilton who celebrates her special day this week. Happy birthday, Vida!

Lake Louise is no more! Several months ago, our grader operator Tim Candelaria worked extensively on the road directly in front of the Meyers’ house that would always become a giant lake and mud bog with each rain, getting larger and deeper as time went on. The result is that following our recent rain we didn’t even have a decent-sized puddle out there! Thank you, Tim. By the way, Karen’s husband Ted named Lake Louise after our mom who loved the rain! If you have questions, comments, complaints, compliments or information regarding road maintenance, please leave a message for Tim at 760-367-9880.

Maybe they can address Lake Midway next.
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.