Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Desert Trail Column - March 11, 2020

On Saturday, March 14 there will be a Neighborhood Cleanup at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, from 8 to noon, or until equipment is full. Please bring a photo ID with your address. San Bernardino County Code Enforcement and Solid Waste Management are providing bulky trash collection containers for free disposal of trash, e-waste and tires. No commercial or hazardous waste will be accepted, and tires are limited to a maximum of nine, including tires on rims. Call 909-266-3477.
A St Patrick’s Day Potluck will be held at Wonder Valley Community Church, 72575 Amboy Road at Thompson Road, following the regular Sunday service on March 15. Call 760-391-0480.
The Wonder Valley Community Center will be the location for the USDA Food Distribution on Tuesday, March 17 from 9 to noon.
If you’re hankering for some Del Taco food, be sure to go there on Wednesday, March 18 between 4 and 8 p.m. Coupons will be handed out in the parking lot/drive-thru for you to present to the cashier when paying for your order. A coupon will not give you a discount, but will allow Del Taco to donate 20% of your order total to Wonder Valley Community Church for the church building’s “facelift.” The cost of your food will not be increased. This is pain-free (and money-free) charitable giving for a very good cause.
One of our Wonder Valleyites needs a microwave oven. Does anyone out there have one they would be willing to part with? Call 760-953-5702.
Most events at our community center are sponsored by our non-profit organization Friends of Wonder Valley. For additional information on any local event, contact WVCC Coordinator Teresa Sitz at or 760-367-9880.
Karen’s Commentary: Called Frontier for phone repair and was asked if I was Darlene Parris – I said, “That’s my sister!” Was then asked if the account was under Joseph Meyers – I said, “That’s my son!” Neither are on our account. After two repair no-shows, Frontier called Ted’s cellphone to verify our address as “5025” – Dar’s address!
Darlene’s Commentary: My landline’s been dead a long time, emitting only hums, crackles and snaps. Appointments have been made with Frontier Repair – one tried, but said he’d have to get someone else out here, the rest no-shows. Perhaps I could find a high schooler who knows how to fix my phone? Anyone else having these problems??
Handy Hint: Slip a bobby pin over the loose end of duct or packing tape and never struggle to find it again.
Today’s Thought: Hairpins are thought to be one of the earliest human artifacts.
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.