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March 24, 2010

POSTED March 23, 2010 11:20 p.m.
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Valley Home 4-Hers Dan Fletcher, Nathan Soares, T.J. Verdegaal and Halley Smith participated in Stanislaus county 4-H Livestock Proficiency Day in the areas of Beef, Swine and Meat Goats. They were tested in their knowledge of parts ID, equipment ID, judging, grooming/fitting, showing and general knowledge in their species.

Cody Bartholomew attended the 4-H poultry show at the fairgrounds, where there were many old and modern breeds of chickens as well as geese displayed.

Valley Home 4-H Leaders Diane and Jerry Hougland are busy with their public speaking and share the fun group’s getting ready for County Presentation Day coming up on March 27 at Denair. There will be a dress rehearsal for Presentation Day on Thursday March 25 at 7 p.m. at the Baptist Church on Valley Home Road.  Invite your parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents and friends.

Diane Hoagland was recently honored for 25 years of Volunteer service with Stanislaus County 4-H.


The Stanislaus County Redevelopment Agency is sponsoring a program that will provide you assistance in a community cleanup effort of your property and community (a triangular shaped area with corners at Pioneer Ave. & Lone Tree, Valley Lode & Lone Tree and Valley Home Rd. & Pioneer Ave.). The receptacles for the material will be at 13231 Pioneer Ave., (VH School Gymnasium) from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. There will be STARS and AWP Workers to help. There will be containers for trash and tire bins. No hazardous materials, paint, batteries, Freon appliances, televisions or computer monitors. Bring driver’s license (or residence verification) and green voucher delivered to your home to take advantage of this offer.


Great news for Valley Home … MoHawk the Mascot is excited that the Jog-A-Thon is nearing on April 1st … He says to be on the lookout for students from our school to be collecting pledges for this year’s event. Please support them with any amount you feel appropriate.

If you would like to help at the Jog-A-Thon we will need people to help set up, man the class desks to count the laps made by each child. In addition we will be barbecuing and could use help serving food and cleaning up. This will be a minimum day and all are invited to come and watch.


Just a reminder, if you haven’t circled Saturday, April 3 on your calendar for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by our Valley Home 4-Hers, now is a good time to do so. The fun event is scheduled to begin at noon on the playground located at the “old” school campus. The Hunt is always an exciting event for the young hunters and for those viewers still young at heart! Included among the regular colored eggs are special “prize” eggs to delight the finders!


April 7th will find our members of Oakdale’s Red Hat Fun Lovin’ Ladies, traveling to Riverbank’s Perko’s Café for their monthly meeting. Just a reminder, if you need to cancel or have not made your reservation, please give Cookie a call at 847-0761, as we need to confirm with the restaurant how many to expect.


This week is star testing for students in 2nd through 8th grades. Good Luck to All.

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