Thursday, July 11, 2019

Desert Trail Column - July 11, 2019

Yoga at The Palms with Lorelei Vox Greene will take place on Saturday, July 13 at The Palms, 83131 Amboy Road at Thompson Road, from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. All skill levels are welcome, and donations are accepted. Call 760-361-2810.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Marlene Roberts at the Wonder Valley Community Church, 82575 Amboy Road at Kuhns Road, on July 13 at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be provided by the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church or to any organization that benefits wolves. Marlene loved wolves and wanted to help them in any way possible. Marlene was a long-time resident of Wonder Valley and will be missed by so many. Call Pastor Lonnie Casper at 760-401-6128 or 760-391-0480 for information.
Free food will be distributed at the USDA Food Distribution on Tuesday, July 16 from 9 to noon at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526½ Amboy Road at Blower Road. There is no need to arrive early.
Most events at our WVCC are sponsored by our local nonprofit Friends of Wonder Valley. For additional information on any local event, contact WVCC Coordinator Teresa Sitz at or 760-367-9880.
Karen’s Commentary: Can you say “EARTHQUAKE?” Oh, I’ll bet you can! I didn’t feel the first one because I was brushing my dog’s teeth (yes, it’s true!), but the second one scared the living daylights out of me! I remained calm even when it started to get harder, but when the walls started making creaking and cracking noises, fear definitely took over!

Darlene’s Commentary: On Thursday morning, I had my left hand on the bed when I felt a vibration, then my hand started moving slowly back and forth for a distance of about three inches. It felt like my bed might dissolve into quicksand, but then things settled down and returned to normal. For Friday’s quake, I was in San Bernardino. Scary!

Friends of Wonder Valley is our favorite local nonprofit, formed to enhance the lives of people living in Wonder Valley. This is a wonderful organization that helps in so many ways. Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated. To learn more and/or to donate, visit our community center or go online to
Handy Hint: If items are cluttering up your house only because they have sweet memories attached, here is the solution. Take a picture of the item, then donate it. A photo album or scrapbook is a great alternative to a house full of clutter.
Today’s Thought: The indentation on the bottom of a wine bottle is the “punt.”

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