Thursday, May 3, 2018

Desert Trail, May 3, 2018

Wonder Valley’s Glass Outhouse Art Gallery will host an Artists’ Reception from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 for featured artists Amanda Staples and Clayton Sipiona. Come and meet the artists, browse through the new artwork and enjoy the refreshments, with music provided by Hunter and the Wik’d. This show will run until May 27. The art gallery is located at 77575 Highway 62 at Thunder Road. For further information, call Laurel at 760-367-3807.

The Dale Basin Well Owners Association meeting will take place at Godwin Christian Fellowship, 6389 Godwin Road near Highway 62, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 6. An election for a new Secretary/Treasurer will be held because of Mary Quamme’s impending retirement. Dues are $5 per year, and all Wonder Valley well owners are encouraged to attend. Contact Max Rossi for further information at or 831-234-6848.

Since the birthstone for May is the emerald, and the flower is the lily-of-the-valley, we send out Rainbows-of-Emeralds-and-Lilies-of-the-Valley to Marlene Roberts who celebrates her special day this week. Happy birthday, Marlene!

Karen’s Commentary: This week I send thanks to Mary Quamme, Jan Peek and Bob for LOADS of coupons! My cutting hand is in permanent cramp mode, but the U.S. military families overseas will sure appreciate these coupons. I just sent a bunch to Air Force, Army and Navy bases in Germany, Italy and Japan. Also, I want to thank Olympia Rossi for LOTS of used postage stamps that will be going to Boys Town to help with funding.

Darlene’s Commentary: The saguaro in my yard is already sprouting buds a month early on the ends of its huge arms. These will soon burst into large white flowers, making the cactus look like two ladies wearing white bonnets and carrying babies in their arms while on their way to church! Each flower will be open for a day, then fall to the ground. Anticipating this will be the cottontails and jackrabbits who love to eat these shriveled-up flowers.

Animal Action League provides low-cost spay and neuter, plus vaccinations and microchips, for pets from unincorporated areas such as Wonder Valley. They are located at 62762 Twentynine Palms Highway in Joshua Tree, just west of the dinosaurs. Call 760-366-1100 for further information.

Handy Hint: Turn a low shelving unit into a footboard that provides a spot to sit in your bedroom. Line up matching baskets on the lower shelf to keep items neatly tucked away.

Today’s Thought: “If you have a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle:  Take two aspirin and keep away from children.” – Roseanne Barr

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