The Wonder Valley column is published in the Desert Trail, and posted here, every Thursday.

Louise Borquez wrote the Wonder Valley column for 18 years, beginning in the mid-1990s. Louise's daughters, Karen and Darlene (Dar) took over the column almost three years ago. They said they "have a long way to go to catch up with Mother!!"

Karen Meyers and Dar Parris both love to make greeting cards, and try to get together to do just that once or twice a month.

If you have any Wonder Valley news or gossip (nice gossip), please email it to

View all of Karen's and Dar's Desert Trail columns.