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Valley Home News for April 20, 2011

POSTED April 20, 2011 3:00 a.m.

There was an error by your reporter in last week’s column concerning the meeting of the Valley Home Municipal Advisory Council, the date for the meeting is tonight, April 20th, and begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the library located at the “old” campus on Texas Avenue. The meeting will have a speaker from STARS who will speak on the Farm Watch Program. All interested residents need to be there. You could save some valuable property if you follow their suggestions.

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Valley Home 4-H reporter, Garret Bryhni shares the news that the Club would like to invite everyone to the group’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event is always an exciting one for all those attending. Garret offers this advice to participants, “Get ready to race to get your share of the 100’s of eggs that will be scattered around the Valley Home ‘old school’s campus playground.” Garret tells us that there will also be lots of prizes to be won! Mark your calendar and plan to attend The Hunt on Saturday, April 23 at 12 noon. Don’t forget your Easter Basket! I wonder if the Easter Bunny will be there?

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The Davis and Elkins College Athletic Department of Elkins, West Virginia held their 39th Annual Athletic Awards Banquet on campus Friday, April 15th. The banquet was a chance to celebrate the athletic accomplishments of the fourteen intercollegiate Senator teams at D&E and recognize outstanding individual athletes. Elkins resident and Senator Fan Rob Nestor presented the Freshman Athlete of the Year award to softball pitcher, Alanna Jones of Oakdale. Congratulations Alanna, Valley Home is proud of you, and all your friends and former neighbors enjoy following activities at Davis and Elkins!

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Valley Home residents are very excited about the week ahead! What a great turnout we had with students bringing in their pledges this week! Thank you parents and especially staff for your cooperation, even though you were very busy with Star testing!

This coming week is full of fun days which began with our final luncheon rally held on Tuesday. This last week of school before Spring Break has been filled with fun with special “Dress-up days” beginning with “Career Day - what do you want to be when you grow up?” Tuesday was “Western Day” with students wearing their best western gear! Wednesday is titled “Sports Day” with students wearing their favorite sports attire. Thursday is titled “Jog Shirt Day” with students wearing their jog shirt and crazy socks. Let’s get geared up for a fun day. The Jog-A-Thon will start at 10:30 with a barbecue luncheon scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Families are invited to come and help and/or watch the event. School will be dismissed at 1 p.m. with after school program running until its normal time of 5:45.

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Diane Hoagland reports that Regional Day hosted by Stanislaus County 4-H was held last Saturday at Denair High School. Three participants from Valley Home 4-H, Samuel Fletcher, Heidi Schaefle and Jennifer Schaefle, earned gold medals which entitles them to compete in State Presentation Day on May 28 at U.C. Davis. Valley Home residents are proud of you. Congratulations and Good Luck at State Day!

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The Oak Valley Art Society held its spring Art Show this past Saturday and Sunday at the Escalon Library.  O.V.A.S. president Glenn Burghardt tells us that the event was a huge success and attracted many visitors. There were 67 entries in the show including oil & acrylic paintings, soft pastel and water color paintings, graphic and mixed media art, photography and youth art. Drop by the Library and view some of the prize winning entries during regular open hours.

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