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Valley Home News for February 27, 2013

POSTED February 26, 2013 8:54 p.m.
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This week’s Valley Home News leads off with the news received that Bob Yuskaitis our Valley Home friend and dedicated Neighborhood Watch Patrolman for our community was involved in a serious automobile accident on February 11th while crossing Highway 120 at Pioneer Avenue. It appears he was driving home after an evening patrol and his and another vehicle collided, with his car rolled and he received serious, multiple injuries. He is recuperating in a facility in Modesto. The residents of the Greater Valley Home Area wish Bob Yuskailis a full recovery.


A review of news put out last week is in order as no resident wants to miss any of the important Valley Spring Events. To begin, I wish to re-announce the 5th Annual Valley Home Bunko Dinner event coming up on Saturday, March 2nd at 5 p.m. The Valley Home PTC will be serving Santa Maria BBQ which is tri-tip, chicken, tortillas, rice, beans and salad with all the fixings. The cost is only $20.00 (pp) for your dinner ticket. Join the Fun-Filled evening supporting our school with its amazing students and staff.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Lisa Jones at (209) 840-3178 today to reserve your spot.

The Valley Home 4-H announces that it will be having is Second Annual Tri-Tip dinner on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Valley Home School Gym. Take outs from 5:00-6:00 p.m. with Dinner from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Adults $15.00 Children (6-10) $7.00. Dinner consists of Tri-Tip, Portuguese Beans, Baked Potato, Green Salad, Roll & Dessert. There will be a Silent Auction and a Door Prize drawing. For ticket information please call Ashley or Christina at (209) 847-6470.

Another event on the calendar is the Jog-A-Thon at the end of March. The students will be designing their own Jog-A-Thon t-shirts again this year.


There is a new painted double-yellow line on Lone Tree Road from the county line to Steinegul Road. The entire stretch is now a no passing zone. You have to accept this action as a step in the right direction as it can be just the beginning for more safety rules for Lone Tree Road. Sometimes these county regulations take a while to show their worth. Presumably, the county is trying to curb the multitude of bad driving behavior in this corridor.


Our Valley Home 4-H’ers had a wonderful time and were financially successful at their annual Box Social. Goodies of every kind were auctioned off. A special thank goes to Gary Lewis who acted as our auctioneer. Helping him with the auction were ring men Sam Fletcher, Conner and Colin McKinzie, Cody Bartholomew and Jacob Nunes. Next up for the 4-H is their Tri-Tip Dinner on March 16th as mentioned above. Proceeds will benefit the Valley Home 4-H Club and also individuals selling tickets for their trip to Disneyland in April.


It is a sure sign that spring is just around the corner, now that our Oakdale High School baseball teams are out practicing again with our Valley Home graduate players.


San Francisco Giant fans, Darlene and Ron Brady are excited for the opening day of spring training and once again are making the trip to see the Giants in Scottsdale, Arizona. Go Giants!

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