Thursday, June 20, 2019

Desert Trail Column - June 20, 2019

This month the mobile medical van will be providing basic dental services only at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, on Wednesday, June 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A dentist will do exams with x-rays, simple restorations and simple extractions. Care is provided regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Appointments are highly recommended; walk-ins will be accepted as time permits. Call 760-820-4131.
Also on June 26, will be the Salvation Army Food Distribution at our community center at 11 a.m. Food will be distributed until gone.
Most WVCC events are sponsored by Friends of Wonder Valley. For additional information on any local event, contact our Coordinator Teresa Sitz at or 760-367-9880.
We send out Rainbows-of-Pearls-and-Roses to Donny Pixley who celebrates his special day this week. Happy birthday, Donny!
Darlene’s Commentary: Have you ever walked into a store where you felt like a stranger on another planet? Well, not at Big Five Sporting Goods. It is one of my favorite stores, hands down. The people that work there provide excellent assistance, and that is why customers return again and again. For instance, when I walk into the shoe department, someone comes to assist me right away. During a recent visit, I ran into a problem that the manager Christina took care of cheerfully and efficiently. Then friendly clerk Nicole rang up my purchase and I went on my merry way. I really love Big Five!
Karen’s Commentary: Last Thursday was going along just fine until my husband Ted announced he’d been stung by a bee. Since he’s allergic to bee stings, this was not good. We grabbed the EpiPens and discovered they’re way past expired, but used one anyway. Amid lots of protest, I called 911. Morongo Basin Ambulance with two young men arrived first, followed by a gigantic fire truck with four young men from Combat Fire. They took excellent care of Ted, and so did the ER staff at Hi Desert Medical Center. Despite a few scary moments, he came through it just fine. Thank God for our healthcare professionals.
Interested in Wonder Valley? Go to and find out everything you ever wanted to know about Wonder Valley but were afraid to ask! Ken and Teresa Sitz do a bang-up job keeping this site loaded with local information.
Handy Hint: After using your can opener, wash it with an abrasive sponge, detergent and hotwater, or run it through a dishwasher. Can openers are notorious for harboring bacteria.
Today’s Thought: A dog who attends a flea circus may steal the show.
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.