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Valley Home News for November 14, 2012

POSTED November 13, 2012 10:29 p.m.
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Christina Barreto shares the following information with us. Our Valley Home 4-H members are busy planning for another Bake Sale at Tractor Supply in Oakdale on Saturday, November 17th. There will be  the delicious odor of baking delectable goodies filling the air throughout our community this coming week as our 4-H'ers busy themselves baking up a storm of delicious goodies to sell at their booth. The 4-H'ers will be found manning this booth located inside the Tractor Supply Store in Oakdale. The sale featuring an array of delicious fresh baked goodies is being held to aid in raising funds for the group's upcoming planned trip to Disneyland at the end of the year. In addition to the variety of baked goodies being offered, will be Portuguese Sweet Bread which is a favorite sale item at the booth. Take advantage of this sale of delicious goodies, the proceeds of which will aid in funding the group's forthcoming yearly trip to Disneyland.


Go Team! A BIG round of applause for The Ravens Football Team with the City of Oakdale and Valley Home players, Tyler Barreto, Kenny Duvall and Blake Matos. The group tied two games and won all the others. We also thank Coach Bill Duvall for his great coaching!


We are delighted to share the exciting news that local author, Michelle McKenzie has a second book entitled, Beavers' Big Discovery due out in early December. Pre-release copies will be available for purchase before Christmas. Those interested can contact Michelle for more information at 505-4071 or


We have received word that Thanksgiving Basket preparations will take place on Monday, November 19th at 7 p.m. at the Baptist Church in Valley Home. They will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for three baskets.


The following letter was sent to Escalon residents located on Lone Tree Road and was first brought to our attention by Mr. Greg Granis who is very much concerned about the danger to residents of the Valley Home area by speeding big rigs. Trucks turn onto Lone Tree Road both at Valley Home Road and Escalon-Bellota Road and travel on the narrow roadway with a speed of 55 mph. Some of this passage is going by the Valley Home School. There have been many close calls and several accidents resulting from having to use these areas to drive through. Valley Home residents were approached by concerned residents hoping for a solution to the truck problem. Because the area the trucks traveled was only from Valley Home Road to Victory Ave. in Stanislaus county residents found there was nothing that could be done about the situation. The restriction must be a combined effort between the two counties.

The situation has been now brought again to the attention of Stanislaus and San Joaquin County residents and hopefully this time something will finally be done to rectify this dangerous situation. If you reside in San Joaquin County and would like to be involved in this dangerous driving problem please contact Greg Granis at If our two counties work together perhaps we can get something done about this dangerous situation!

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