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Valley Home News for May 25, 2011

POSTED May 24, 2011 11:12 p.m.

We are happy to report that we have received good follow up reports on stolen property found due to the efforts of Farm Watch News Alert and Neighborhood Watch people. Residents need to keep on the alert and aid in preventing more such crimes from occurring.

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We are delighted to announce the winners of the Box Tops contest for the 2010-2011 School Year. There were three winners and all from the First Grade. Maci Soares, took First place with Maddie Jones placing Second, and Wyatt Wucherer Third place. These three students turned in a tremendous amount of Box Tops with Maci turning in over 800 plus. Congratulations to all three students on a great job! Congratulations are also due Miss Vuyovich for encouraging her students with all contests this year! Thank you to all who participated and keep collecting over the summer.

Please note that with both Graduation and the last day of school coming early in the week, on Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24, this year for some reason, we will not be able to report on the Graduation Ceremony and last day of school activities until the following week.

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Members of the Oak Valley Art Society met at the Escalon Library on May 21 with Glenn Burghardt presiding over his first meeting as president of the Club. Following the business portion of the meeting members enjoyed an opportunity to create some watercolor paintings under the guidance of artist and Editor of the Society newsletter, Margo Flanagan. The Society will not hold a June meeting as members will be attending a painting seminar.

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Valley Home PTC members are very happy to announce the exciting news that with the help of families in our Club, that four graduating seniors will be able to receive Scholarships for their first year in College. This year’s recipients are: Bryanna Welch, Kevin Koppinger, Lainey Smith and Sarah Aguayo. Congratulations and best wishes to all!

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The Valley Home Community Center Board of Directors has announced that the dedication celebration for the new Valley Home Community Park will be on Saturday, June 18th at 3:00 p.m. Valley Home residents and friends should mark their calendars so they will not miss this exciting event. More information will be in next week’s news column.

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Estelle Barnhill celebrated her birthday at the Sunday afternoon Silent Film presentation with the attending audience all joining in singing to the Birthday Girl!

Silent Film fans filled the pews at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Sunday afternoon and settled back to enjoy an afternoon of old time film fun with Laurel and Hardy appearing in films before the two became regular comedy partners. It was obvious in these comedies that the two men worked well together before becoming a famous pair.

In addition to the two comics, the audience was to enjoy again the special showmanship and talent of Dave Moreno of Sacramento, as he brought the films to life with his expertise at the church organ accompaniment for the film. Moreno also offered an organ solo entitled “Stanley” and a little film history between films. Matias Bombal favored the audience with a couple of vocals, “I found a Million Dollar Baby at the 5 and 10 Cent Store” and “May I” in additional humorous patter between changing film reels.

Following the movies, the crowd descended to the Social Hall for a wonderful opportunity to visit with friends and neighbors and enjoy delicious homemade pie and ice cream at the new round tables and chairs purchased with funds from the last movie showing. The walls were decorated with “film” and equipment from the day of Silent films.

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Happy Anniversary wishes to Mary and Larry Fraguero.

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Celebrating a birthday on May 24th is Glenn Burghardt. Happy Birthday from all his friends!

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