Thursday, April 18, 2019

Desert Trail Column - April 18, 2019

Yoga at The Palms with Lorelei Vox Greene will take place on Saturday, April 20 from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. These classes are donation-based, and all levels of skill are welcome. Call 760-361-2810 for further information.
Also at The Palms on April 20 will be the Hi-Desert Hukilau starting at 4 p.m. Get ready for eight hours of live music on two stages. For information, call 310-920-4804.
 On Wednesday, April 24 the MBHD Medical Van will be at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Nurse Practitioner will provide primary medical care and screenings, refer for lab tests and write prescription refills. Some immunizations may be available, and most insurances are accepted. Care is provided regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Walk-ins will be accepted as time permits, but appointments are encouraged. Call 760-365-9305.
Also at our community center on April 24 will be the Salvation Army Food Distribution starting at 11 a.m. Food is from Trader Joe’s and usually includes fresh produce and meat.
For any additional information about any of the above events, call our WVCC Coordinator Teresa Sitz at 760-367-9880.
 This week marks our seventh anniversary of writing this column! We are two of the three daughters of Louise Borquez who wrote this column for 18 years. Karen has lived in Wonder Valley since 1981, Darlene has lived here since 1991, and third sister Donna is a former Wonder Valley resident now living in Yucca Valley. Our mom loved writing this column and so do we. Thank you for reading it!
Darlene’s Commentary: At the corner of Amboy and Blower Roads two buildings sit silently waiting, but for what? We’re hopeful their (and our) waiting will end with the return of our firefighters.

Karen’s Commentary: Thanks go out to Bob and Joe for coupons that were sent to US Marine, Army, Navy and Air Force bases in Japan, Guam, Belgium and Italy.
The Animal Action League will spay or neuter pets living in Wonder Valley at a very low cost. They also give vaccinations, trim nails and implant microchips, all at reduced costs. AAL is located at 62762 29 Palms Highway, just west of the dinosaurs, in Joshua Tree. For costs and information call 760-366-1100.

Handy Hint: According to the Marketing Science Institute, when we shop with someone else, as much as 65 percent of what we buy is unplanned.

Today’s Thought: The average payout from a visit by the tooth fairy in 2017 ranged from $4 to $6. (I wonder what dentures are going for!)
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.