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Valley Home News for August 26, 2009

POSTED August 25, 2009 9:55 a.m.
Sounds like an evening filled with fun is in the works for Valley Home residents! Valley Home School PTC members are busy working on plans for Back-2-School Graffiti Night Kick-off 2009. The fun and festivities are scheduled for this coming Friday night, August 28, starting at 6:30 p.m. Yum! Word is there will be free root beer floats for all to cool down with on a “Hot August Night.” PTC members invite everyone to come out and enjoy the sights with us! This event will be held in the Gym/Multi-Purpose Room on the Pioneer Avenue Campus.
In addition to providing a free root beer and some cool scenery, fellow community members and parents are invited to bring their vehicles to show their pride. No fees for entrants, donations will be accepted that night. Forms are available in the school offices, Waffle Factory in Escalon or at the Oakdale Locksmith on F Street. All entrants will be entered in our raffle for randomly selected items. Come out and support our school and mingle with fellow parents, teachers, students and staff.
Just a reminder to become a part of PTC and become involved in creating fun, educational activities fundraisers to help in purchasing educational items not budgeted for our Valley Home School students. Valley Home PTC meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 3 p.m. and free child care is provided so that parents with small children can attend.
 
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The Valley Home Municipal Advisory Council held its monthly meeting last Wednesday evening and all four members – Tammie Smith (Chairperson), Joe Perez, Patti Foard and Glenn Burghardt (Secretary) – were present plus one vacancy. The Community Reports started with Lieutenant Gharat of the Stanislaus Sheriff’s Department reporting that the past month has not been a busy one, which is good. The one item discussed was a problem at Woodward Reservoir. The U-Haul-auto burglary incident that was mentioned in last week’s column was also reviewed and hopefully more information will be available soon.
The California Highway patrol officer reported a collision of two vehicles at the intersection of Highway 120 and Twenty-six Mile Road. He also stated that citations continue to be given for speeding on Valley Home Road.
Mike from Stanislaus County Animal Services made a report on Valley Home statistics on pet licenses issued, litter permits, pet adoptions, officer calls, stray intakes, citations issued and animal bites for the 3-month periods starting 1/1/ 2008 through 6/30/2009. He also reminded everyone that licenses can be secured at headquarters in Modesto and web online. The telephone number is 209-558-pets.
Member Joe Perez reported that the Valley Home Community Center board is strongly thinking of having the new Valley Home Community Center Park go “green,” that is use all solar power in its operation. A decision will be made within a couple of weeks. As soon as electric power is available, forward progress on the project will continue.
Janice from the County Department of Environmental Resources reported that a Tire Amnesty will be held in the fall – that is each person is eligible to turn in up to nine old tires. There also is a planned Community Cleanup coming this fall, more on this later.
Raul Mendez from the County Chief Executive Office reported on the upcoming November election. Due to the fact that the Valley Home MAC only has one candidate for 3 open positions, this candidate will be appointed at the September 1st County Board of Supervisors meeting and will take office effective December 5, 2009. The board will continue to seek candidates for the remaining two open positions.
 
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Happy Birthday wishes are sent this week to Phyllis Johnstad, from all her Valley Home friends!
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