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VALLEY HOME NEWS By LAURA BURGHARDT

POSTED June 9, 2009 4:44 p.m.
Valley Home 4-H members celebrated their final meeting of the year on Tuesday, June 2, with their traditional “end of the year” barbecue! The group met at the Valley Home School old campus, with the Club providing hot dogs and the members bringing either a dessert or side dish. The food was great and there was lots of fun all around. There is excitement in the air as members are beginning to get ready now for the fair this summer.
We understand that Valley Home was very well represented at the recent State Presentation Day. There was also a nice representation by some of our members in the Fashion portion of the program. Everyone who attended the event did a great job. A HUGE thank you is extended to the Hoagland family for not only leading the project, but also getting enough judges so that all of Stanislaus County could compete at this very prestigious event!
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Birthday celebrations have been in the air for several of our Valley Home residents. Joe Perez celebrated a birthday on June 1, followed by Kyle Henry, who celebrated his 15th on June 2nd. Celebrating birthdays this week are McKenzie Willett and Lainey Smith, both young ladies will celebrate their special day on June 13th.
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We have several wedding anniversaries celebrated beginning last week with Tina and Gale Jensen, Mike and Karen Watson, Joe and Linda Perez, and continuing this week with Eldon and Adele Angle and Wallace and Estelle Barnhill. Happy Anniversary to all!
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Valley Home members of the Oakdale Garden Club inform us that it is time to circle the date of June 16th and plan to attend the Annual Salad Bar Luncheon hosted by the club. The event will be held at the Gene Bianchi Community Center on June 16th, and luncheon serving will commence at 11:30 a.m. Tickets for the luncheon may be obtained from Garden Club members or at the door on the day of the luncheon.
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The Public Hearing by the Stanislaus County Planning Commission on the Use Permit Application No. 2008-11 – Kreative Kennels was held last Thursday, June 4th but no word on the outcome has been received by this reporter. When information is received it will be published in this column.
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As stated last week, the May 27th meeting of the Valley Home MAC was a full and informative one. Sheriff Lieutenant Gharat reported that shots had been fired on Valley Home Road with numerous units responding. An arrest was made and no further reports have been received. He also reported that it was a quiet Memorial Day weekend.
California Highway Patrol Officer Daniels gave a report on an incident on Pioneer Ave., south of Lone Tree.
Caltrans Traffic Operations and Traffic Safety Units have completed their investigation of the eastbound State Route 120 left turn lane to Cleveland Avenue and the report states that no improvements are recommended at this time.
The report by Raul Mendez of CEO had little to report on the Valley Home Library project at this time with the exception that the group can contact Superintendent Hart for permission to clear weeds etc. and clean up the property.
Joe Perez reminded residents they need to keep the Neighborhood Watch in their minds and report all incidents.
A report was made on the upcoming Valley Home MAC elections to be held in November. There will be openings for three members. The candidate nomination period will be from Monday, July 13th through Friday, August 7th. If an incumbent officeholder has not filed by August 7th, then the period will be extended to Wednesday, August 12th, 2009.

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