Thursday, October 10, 2019

Desert Trail Column - October 10, 2019

Wonder Valley Community Church, 82575 Amboy Road at Kuhns Road, will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, October 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. Funds are needed for roof repair. Homemade cookies and other goodies will also be for sale. Call Pastor Lonnie Casper at 760-401-6128 or 760-391-0480 for further information.
The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meeting will be held on Monday, October 14 at the Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst Road, at 5:30 p.m. Our Wonder Valley MAC representative Steve Reyes encourages everyone to attend. For further information, contact Steve at
Bob Dougherty from the San Bernardino County Department of Aging and Adult Services will be at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, from 11 to noon on Wednesday, October 16. He will be giving out bus passes to seniors and assisting with HEAP applications.
Don’t forget about the Christmas Shoeboxes that will be taken to an orphanage in Mexico. Plastic “shoeboxes” are available at Dollar Tree. Fill with children’s necessities, hygiene products and/or goodies, then drop off at Wonder Valley Community Church by Sunday, November 24.
Mark your calendars for a couple of upcoming events. The mobile medical van will be at our community center on October 23, and a one-year anniversary potluck for Pastor Casper will be held at Wonder Valley Community Church on November 24.
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.
Darlene’s Commentary: In the early winter, when the sun is setting, the view from my backyard is of the Sheephole Mountains taking on beautiful light and amazing colors. Deep purples, magenta and all shades of pink will cover them top to bottom for about five or six minutes, then disappear as the sun sets. Something I always love to watch.
Karen’s Commentary: If you find a healthy-looking wild baby bird on the ground, carefully place it back in its nest. If the entire nest has fallen, place it back where it came from. If it’s learning to fly, leave it alone. If in an unsafe location, place nearby in shade. Mother birds do not reject babies touched by a human.
Our new grader operator is doing a fine job on our roads. If you have any comments, complaints, compliments, questions or suggestions, contact him at or leave a message at 760-367-9880.
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Today’s Thought: “Clean” is a relative term.
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.