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Valley Home News for November 18, 2009

Word is the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday was a hit! A special thank you to our helpers who braved the early morning chill to arrive at the multipurpose building between 4-6 a.m. to get everything started for a great morning for our Valley Home P.T.C. sponsored 1st annual "Double Barrel Pancake Breakfast."

November 18, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for November 11, 2009

Valley Home PTC president Lisa Jones reminds us that "We are pre-selling Pancake Breakfast tickets children up to 12 are $3 and adults are $6. This breakfast is going to be great: pancakes, sausage and bacon, eggs, milk, juice, water and coffee. Saturday, November 14th 6-11 a.m. Don't miss out and get your tickets today!" What a nice way to start the day!

November 11, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for November 4, 2009

Valley Home PTC members would like to say "Thank You" to their numerous donors, businesses and families that helped to make our Annual Harvest Festival such a fun place to be! We appreciate all the hard work that many individuals and families put forth to make it turn out so nice!

November 04, 2009 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for October 28, 2009

There were lots of happy smiles to be seen on the faces of those attending the PTC sponsored Harvest Festival held at the Valley Home School Pioneer Ave campus on Saturday evening. The parking lot at the school featured a 4-H Petting Zoo and lots of fun activity booths manned by the students. Inside the multipurpose room were tables decorated with fall foliage where family members could sit and enjoy delicious food and soft drinks. Highlighting the menu was a meal combo offing a tri-tip sandwich made and served by Gina Betschart and Family - Ferrarese's Catering.

October 27, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for October 21, 2009

Get set for a wonderful afternoon and evening of Halloween fun and good food. Our Valley Home Harvest Festival is here! Saturday, October 24th from 3-7 p.m. in the gym at the Valley Home Pioneer Avenue Campus…12321 Pioneer Avenue and all are welcome. Plan to participate in various games offering fun prizes to be won! This year we will have a penny pitch, bring other coins from home and toss to win a prize as you help by donating those coins to our penny drive for school-wide assemblies.

October 21, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for October 14, 2009

A Memorial service was held on October 7th at the River Oak Church in Oakdale for Ed Tribby. Ed actively served the Oakdale community as an Equipment Operator for Oakdale City Public Works. He spent countless hours helping his Valley Home friends and neighbors, and his church develop and build construction projects locally. Ed was involved in work to save the old Valley Home Community Center, and when that could not be accomplished, he chaired the committee to establish a park on the ground where the old Clubhouse once stood. Ed supervised the work in the construction of the picnic ...

October 14, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for October 7, 2009

We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of friend and neighbor, Ed Tribby. Ed will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him. Ed was the chairman of the group of residents who worked so hard to try and save the old Valley Home Community Center and when that proved impossible, he worked hard to overcome County obstacles, and turn the now empty area into a park to benefit our Valley Home community. We shall miss his enthusiasm and hard work On behalf of our Valley Home community. We offer our deepest ...

October 07, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for September 30, 2009

It was great to see so many Valley Home residents attending the O.I.D. "A Century of Service Celebration" held at the Gene Bianchi Community Center on Saturday. A large crowd turned out to attend the event and luncheon, which was followed by an introduction of speakers who congratulated O.I.D. on its many years of service to the community and the important role that O.I.D. has played in our community. Formed in 1909 by a group of visionaries and pioneers who had the foresight to see what water could do for our community. With their ...

September 30, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for September 23, 2009

Valley Home members of the Oak Valley Art Society traveled to Escalon on Saturday to enjoy a very informative program by Robert Shatswell of Crownshield Photography in Oakdale on the use of digital cameras for capturing art subjects and the basics to be able to make use of our camera's full potential. Members were invited to bring their own cameras to the meeting and were given insight in the best technique for getting the image they were striving for.

September 23, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for September 16, 2009

Mike Burghardt and son, Jeff spent the last week enjoying a fun filled trip to Indianapolis to attend the NHRA Funny Car Races and watch their friend, John Force, his daughter, Ashley and John's son-in-law, Robert compete in the races. The trip was also a first airplane ride for Jeff. The trip began with a mix-up in seating for Mike and Jeff, both of whom suffer mal-de-mer if they cannot sit next to a window. The trip had been planned for the past 5 months with both scheduled for window seating only to arrive at the airport to be ...

September 16, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for September 8, 2009

We have received word that Valley Home 4-H sign-ups will be held later this month for new members, the exact date yet to be decided. This year the club is again being led by President Carly Thomason. Club officers held their first meeting last week and are very excited about plans for the coming year. One of the exciting items discussed was a community service project being led by Ashlyn and Bailey Bertao to help with the cost of replacing a police dog that was recently killed in the line of duty. We are told that the Bertao sisters have ...

September 09, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for September 2, 2009

Sharon Hofmann sends this message to share the information that St. John's Church is starting up their Sunday School Program on Sunday, September 6th. Adult Bible Study and Sunday School will start at 9 a.m., and will be followed by the regular Church service at 10 a.m.

September 02, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for August 26, 2009

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.
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August 26, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for August 19, 2009

Valley Home residents need to be on the alert! We have just received word that a U-Haul truck has been seen in the area and witnesses have seen its occupants break into cars and steal the contents. It was seen on Pioneer Avenue close to the schools.
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Jenna Heaton was overheard at the Fair giving much praise to friend, Travis Kent. Travis is a great showman and helped Jenna show her meat goat at the fair, even though he had never shown a goat before. Good job, Travis! The Swine group had a great showing at the Fair. Thanks to ...

August 19, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for August 12, 2009

Our young County Fair entrants are enjoying a well-earned rest following the close of the fair activities. We received information that Savannah Rogers and Nikki Truhett rode their horses and competed in the fair Gymkhana and did very well in their events. We heard that both young people spent last week showing their swine.
Gunter Brisi won advanced showmanship in the meat goat class for 4-H and went on to compete against the other 4-H and FFA members last Thursday evening in Master Showmanship Class in which he had to show a goat, beef, dairy, swine and horse. He showed ...

August 12, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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Valley Home News Week of July 16, 2014

It's fair time again! Many of us have special memories of attending the county fair in our youth. What great times were had at the fair! The brightly colored Ferris wheel was always my favorite as I was never brave enough for the faster rides. For others it was the tilt-a-whirl...spinning faster and faster until before you knew it, it was spinning you rather than you spinning it. It is wildly fun and for some they can't get enough of it. Whatever your ride of choice the county fair is always a fun time for all! Remember ...

July 16, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of July 9, 2014

This week we highlight a very important person who is active in both Valley Home and Escalon. This young man is Bryce McKenzie! Bryce attends Valley Home School and is a very busy guy. He carries a high grade point average and attends school basketball and football games as the Hawk. The Hawk is the school mascot and Bryce loves to create school spirit. His school pride is contagious and the crowd is always delighted to see Bryce show up as the Hawk. Way to go Bryce! This summer Bryce will be attending the Stanislaus County Fair and will be ...

July 09, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of July 2, 2014

Fourth of July ... Sparklers, firecrackers, homemade ice cream, hot dogs and tall cold glasses of frosty lemonade! This special holiday is a reason to celebrate! We celebrate this great country, with the silvery outline of Lady Liberty etched in our minds, we gather to watch the dazzling explosions of color high in the evening sky. Whether your family celebrates big or celebrates small this special holiday always does your heart good! Old Glory with all her beauty waves proudly in the summer time breeze, children run and play on fresh mowed lawns, old folks sit and rock gently on front ...

July 02, 2014 | By WINNE MULLINS | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of June 25, 2014

Here in Valley Home we love to celebrate the good in life! Recently one of our favorite Valley Home families reached a big milestone. Jeff and Sally Chrisman celebrated 23 years of marriage on June 15th, which was also Father's Day this year. The Chrisman family spent a wonderful four days with their children at the Long Barn Lodge and on Lake Beardsley kayaking and fishing. The couple's youngest daughter Callie Ann Chrisman even caught two large Rainbow Trout. Way to go Callie Ann! Jeff and Sally are truly unique and caring people, so full of love that ...

June 25, 2014 | By WINNE MULLINS | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of June 18, 2014

The joy of summertime memories...it was another special June visit for lifelong friends Taylor Denman and Jenna Heaton! It always amazes me, the bond these two friends share. Becoming best friends in kindergarten at Valley Home School, the friendship survived long distance when the Denman family moved to Texas when the girls were about twelve years old. The families stayed close with automobile trips back and forth every summer. As the girls became older- high school aged- the trips became airline flights to and from Valley Home and Texas. Now with the girls attending college, one in California and ...

June 18, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of June 11, 2014

Every community needs caring young people...Valley Home has many! One of which is recent Oakdale High graduate Melissa Koppinger! Melissa who is talented in many areas has chosen to follow a career path in the medical field. Melissa enrolled in ROP during high school, which consisted of many ride-alongs with EMTs and paramedics. It was during this time she realized she was definitely where she wanted to be. Her strength and her skills for helping others have made her a natural for this demanding career. Melissa is the daughter of Debra and Jay Koppinger of Valley Home. This fall ...

June 11, 2014 | By WINNE MULLINS | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of June 4, 2014

As a child growing up in Valley Home, those around Melinda Koppinger knew that she was a talented athlete! Over the years Melinda has sharpened her skills and has become one of the area's best softball players. Parents Debra and Jay Koppinger are their daughter's biggest supporters and together they have raised five of the most talented and unique children parents could ask for. Melinda, who before graduation had several scholarship offers from various colleges decided on Ohio Valley University. Melinda will major in education and looks forward to becoming a school teacher one day. As her high ...

June 04, 2014 | By WINNE MULLINS | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of May 28, 2014

So much excitement in the air with all of the recent graduation activities. Oakdale High School Class of 2014 graduation ceremonies commenced on Friday evening with several graduates being from right here in Valley Home. This event is always bittersweet as it is the beginning of a new chapter yet also the closure of another. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing a bit about the recently graduated Valley Home young people.

May 28, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of May 21, 2014

Lifetime friends are made at Valley Home School...For our eighth grade students tonight's graduation ceremony will bring to a close life as a student at this over 100-year-old school. For our graduates this will be a turning point in their young lives. At Valley Home School teacher and staff alike wrapped their arms around each and every student. Individual needs, the best education possible, and motivating students to be the very best they could be has been the priority of each teacher and staff member at Valley Home. Tonight when the music begins the graduates will file in ...

May 21, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of May 14, 2014

The most beautiful sound throughout Valley Home...the ringing of the church bells on Sunday morning at St. Johns Lutheran Church.

May 14, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of May 7, 2014

We were thrilled this week to receive a surprise visit from our Knights Ferry friend Maizie Brown. Years ago, along with many other dedicated folks, Maizie worked tirelessly to help get the measure passed that would provide Rural Fire with much needed funds. We were so happy to have her visit us here in Valley Home. Maizie is a special and much respected friend within both the Valley Home and Knights Ferry communities. Our gratitude to you Maizie and to all of those who years ago served on the Oakdale Fire Committee, walked areas, knocked on doors and made tons ...

May 07, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of April 16, 2014

We begin this week's column with a special Happy Birthday to a gentleman who has worked tirelessly for our Valley Home community. Mr. Glenn Burghardt celebrates his big day during the month of May! Glenn and his lovely wife Laura have volunteered countless hours, and have been involved in most of the committees, events, work days, etc. that help make Valley Home such a special place to live. Glenn, we appreciate everything you do. Happy Birthday to our good friend ... Go Navy!

April 30, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of April 16, 2014

Looking across the freshly mowed grass of Valley Home school one could easily feel the pride the 100-plus year old institution instills within our community. The sky was a beautiful blue and filled with wispy white clouds that floated with the morning breeze, the kind you feel like you could just reach up and touch. It was the day before Easter and the Valley Home 4-Hers had hidden over 600 brightly decorated eggs throughout the school yard. As the warm morning sun peeked down, you could hear the children's excited laughter as they ran from one hidden egg to ...

April 23, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of April 16, 2014

In this week's column we pay tribute to a very special man...our friend Mark Dickens. Mark was a true Valley Home boy who grew up to be one of the kindest and most generous friends a person could wish for. One could write pages and pages trying to describe the effect Mark had on the people of Valley Home, Oakdale, and the many places he visited. He was a special man who made a difference in so many lives. You could meet Mark one time and realize he would forever be your friend. He had a firm, but ...

April 16, 2014 | By WINNE MULLINS | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of April 9, 2014

We dedicate this column to the memory of our dear friend Claire Taro. Claire's passing one year ago left a tremendous void in her family and for us here in Valley Home. Claire was the cherished wife of Valley Home rancher Tony Taro and much loved mother of Don and Vicki. Claire was well respected for her gracious manners and sweet personality. She is deeply missed by all and will be remembered fondly.

April 09, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


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