Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Desert Trail Column - March 18, 2020

Don’t forget to stop by Del Taco tonight, March 18, between 4 and 8, and use one of the coupons being handed out in the parking lot. This will authorize Del Taco to donate 20% of your order total to Wonder Valley Community Church for the building’s “facelift,” and there will be no increase in the cost of your food. A painless way to give a charitable contribution!

Mark your calendars for the Salvation Army Food Distribution on Wednesday, March 25 from 11 a.m. to when the food is gone. Trader Joe’s provides the food which usually includes meat and fresh fruits and veggies.

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.

 We send out Rainbows-of-Aquamarines-and-Jonquils to Donna Parsons and Tyler Holsclaw (23) who celebrate their special days this week. Happy birthday, Tyler and Donna!

 Karen’s Commentary:  Thanks to Bob, Mary Quamme and son Joe for lots and lots of coupons, and for all the stamps and goodies sent by Jan Peek from Arizona!

 If you find a sick, injured or orphaned wild bird, you may reach wild bird rehabilitator Susan Doggett at 714-637-8355 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. If you would like to help Susan continue to save wild birds, please consider any of the following:  1. Hosting an art or crafts class for adults or an “Arty Party” for your children’s special events; 2. Adopting a non-protected bird (parakeet, small parrot, domestic duck, pigeon, etc.); 3. Enrolling in a three-hour wildlife rehabilitation class so that you can volunteer to help at Susan’s local licensed wildlife care facility. You can also help protect wild birds by keeping cats safely indoors and by restricting tree trimming to fall and winter months.

 Handy Hint:  Sign up for Informed Delivery at the U.S. Postal Service at Each delivery day the USPS will send an email to you containing digital scans of the letter-size mail that will soon arrive at your box or door. The email also has details about packages scheduled to arrive soon.

 Today’s Thought:  In the year 1959, Alaska and Hawaii became states, little girls clamored for the new Barbi dolls, Lee Petty won the first Daytona 500 in a photo finish, the Explorer 6 satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral and transmitted the first picture of Earth from space, The Twilight Zone debuted, the top song was “The Battle of New Orleans” by Johnny Horton, Karen turned 17 and Darlene turned 7!


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