Thursday, March 14, 2019

Desert Trail Column - March 14, 2019

Susan Doggett, biologist and migratory bird rehabilitator, will present “Raptors of the Desert” at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, on Saturday, March 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. She will be presenting several topics regarding desert birds of prey and will bring several birds of prey with her. A donation of $2 per adult is requested, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

On Tuesday, March 19, the USDA Food Distribution will take place at our community center, starting at 9:30 a.m.

 Representatives from San Bernardino County Community Action Partnership will be at our community center on Wednesday, March 20 from 9 to noon. They will be processing Home Energy Assistance Program applications for credit to be applied to your electric, wood or propane bill. The annual credits range from $206 to $343. For a list of documents that you must bring with you, go to or call 909-723-1500.

 Mark your calendar for some upcoming events. Community cleanup at our community center on March 23. “Diaspora in Relief:  Emily Hay” at The Palms, 83131 Amboy Road, on March 23. The new medical van at our community center on March 27.

For additional information on any of the above events, call our WVCC Coordinator Teresa Sitz at 760-367-9880.


We send out Rainbows-of-Aquamarines-and-Jonquils to Tyler Holsclaw and Donna Parsons who celebrate their special days this week. Happy birthday, Donna and Tyler!


Darlene’s Commentary:  (Huevos Rancheros continued from last week.) Grease a cast iron skillet lightly to heat beans, stirring occasionally. Mix together tomatoes, cilantro and onions; cover and set aside. When beans start to bubble, use a potato masher to mash about half of them thoroughly, then mix together. Lower heat and cover with tilted lid. Oil a griddle or other skillet and heat each tortilla on both sides, keeping them flexible, not crispy. Keep tortillas warm while using the butter to cook eggs over-easy. To serve, use three overlapping tortillas to cover entire plate, spread beans over tortillas, sprinkle on veggie mixture and top with another scoop of beans that you then flatten with a spatula. Place eggs on top of that and top all with salsa. Enjoy!

 Karen’s Commentary:  Lots of coupons from Bob and Joe that went out this week to U.S. Navy, Air Force and Army bases in Japan and Germany.

 Handy Hint:  Some things that make a small room look larger include furniture with legs showing, sheer curtains and light colors.

Today’s Thought:  Roughly 29 percent of women in dual-income marriages make more money than their spouses.


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