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Valley Home News Week of April 9, 2014

POSTED April 8, 2014 5:04 p.m.

We dedicate this column to the memory of our dear friend Claire Taro. Claire’s passing one year ago left a tremendous void in her family and for us here in Valley Home. Claire was the cherished wife of Valley Home rancher Tony Taro and much loved mother of Don and Vicki. Claire was well respected for her gracious manners and sweet personality. She is deeply missed by all and will be remembered fondly.

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Valley Home staff, students, families and friends came together on April 5th and 6th to spruce up Valley Home School and the community park. It was an amazing sight as one by one vehicles showed up loaded with tools, supplies and families ready to work. Hearts swelled with pride as folks worked together to make our special school even more special, and our beautiful park even more beautiful! It was a perfect couple of days with sunshine and a breeze that kept everyone comfortable throughout the day. At the end of the work day folks were tired but very proud of their accomplishments. “Love Valley Home Days” truly showed the strength of our way of life in Valley Home. Good people, caring neighbors, devoted families, wonderful churches, terrific school, well stocked family store, wonderful hair studio, top notch equine and police dog facilities, beautiful nurseries, and a dedicated well trained fire department to protect us. We truly “Love Valley Home!”

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Our Valley Home 4-Hers invite everyone to stop by their food booth this weekend at the Oakdale Rodeo. The 4-Hers will be serving up delicious mouth-watering food both days of the rodeo. Your support is very much appreciated!

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Oakdale High senior Melinda Koppinger, a true Valley Home girl, has made her family and her community very proud. Melinda pitched a complete game leading the Lady Mustangs to a 3-1 victory over East Union moving them into the lead in the VOL standings.

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Oakdale High varsity pitcher Garret Bryhni made his mom Kathy and his community proud this past Saturday. Garret was the starting pitcher with the Mustangs playing against Escalon High. The game was played in Stockton on the Stockton Ports Ballfield. Garret pitched six strong innings with the final score being a 12-2 Mustangs win. We are so proud of you Garret!

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April 16th is our VH Mac meeting. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at VH School. There is always much information shared about our community. This meeting will be very special as it is held the same night as our VH School Science Fair. The community is invited to come check out all the science fair projects. All grades are participating with the top projects going on to the County Science Fair. The school gym will be open from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for parents, friends and family to view. More info in next week’s column.

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If anyone is missing an orange tabby kitten, it could be visiting Jennifer Smekofske, you may reach her at 209-456-8425

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Until next time “Happy Trails To All”

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You may reach me at winniemullins51@gmail.com.

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