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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


Valley Home News for August 05, 2009

Members of the Oakdale Garden Club are the first group to answer the request by members of the Valley Home Community Center Board of Directors, for help in planting trees at the new Valley Home Community Park. Following a discussion of what type of tree to plant, member, Rosalie Osman made a motion for members to plant four types of Oak trees, which would include the local native Oak. The club's donation will help call the public's attention to the native Oaks, which were prevalent in this area at one time. The members were unanimous in their decision ...

August 05, 2009 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for July 29, 2009

We have just received this welcome news concerning Richard Mullins from his daughter, Tena. Tena, and her family, would like to offer "a very heartfelt thank you to everyone who has helped, and offered word of comfort and prayers during our Dad's illness…he is doing much better and is home now. Thank you! Thank you! And a special thank you to our wonderful firemen and paramedics, who have taken such good care whenever they have been called upon! We truly are blessed to have such professionals here in our community!"
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There is excitement in the air as our ...

July 29, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for July 22, 2009

The temperature this last week in our community has been warm, especially the first part of the week up to news submission time. The report given to us was at least six days over 100 degrees. We know that this is the San Joaquin Valley and this is July and put those two together and what you get is hot weather but we have been spoiled a bit in early July with a small reduction in the heat. We can wish for it to return but be prepared no matter what direction it goes.
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Last Wednesday was the July meeting ...

July 22, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for July 15, 2009

We have received a news item from "Mohawk" the Valley Home School mascot who writes: I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer break and getting to have some fun with friends and family. The Valley Home Parents Teacher Club (PTC) would like to invite you to a summer meeting on Tuesday, July 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Gym on the Pioneer Avenue campus. Discussion on the upcoming year's calendar of events will be the main topic.

July 15, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for July 8, 2009

July 08, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for July 1, 2009

Have you seen it? Seen what? The picnic table pavilion on the Valley Home Community Center Park site. Yes, it has happened. The park construction has started again and is moving along nicely. Next group of things to get accomplished is the laying of the cement for the pavilion floor, the sidewalks and other miscellaneous pads, the installation of the sprinkler system, the electric wiring, and then on to the next group. Now is the time when volunteers will be welcome. E-mail park@valleyhomecenter.com if you are willing to help. And if you are driving by the park site ...

July 01, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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Valley Home News Week of November 19, 2014

A life well lived ... The passing of Bonnie Gellerman's "Aunt Mary" has left a definite void within our community. The following are Bonnie's words of thanks and reflection in honor of her Aunt Mary Duncan:

November 19, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of November 12, 2014

What fun our Valley Home students had during Red Ribbon Week! Pajamas, moustaches, etc. were the order of the week as the kids showed their pride for Valley Home School! The focus now is on school attendance, the students are encouraged to make every effort to be at school each day. Special prizes will be awarded during the year.

November 12, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of November 5, 2014

Bushwacker ... The greatest bucking bull of all time! We are so fortunate to have this magnificent bull living right here in Valley Home. It is such a treat when you drive by the beautiful green pastures he calls home and catch a glimpse of the iconic Mr. Bushwacker. Watching him last Monday on TV as he bucked his way into history becoming the 2014 Bucking Bull of the year made for a fantastic evening! As our family of Bushwacker fans gathered around the TV, we watched, yelled, and clapped as the famous bulls performed one after the other trying to ...

November 05, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of October 29, 2014

THANK YOU ... to all you that helped make the Valley Home Fall Harvest Festival such a wonderful success! Because our much needed rain came, we made the decision to move as much as we could inside the school gym. It turned out to be a fantastic event with tons of fun for all. Again we give a huge thank you to the very special people who came and worked all evening to make the Harvest Festival fun for all! To the folks who donated to this event, your generosity is very, very much appreciated. Because of the tremendous support by ...

October 29, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of October 22, 2014

It's Harvest Festival Time in Valley Home! What a wonderful Autumn feeling has settled over Valley Home. As they days get shorter and the nights grow colder we know we have said goodbye to another California summer. Years past in Valley Home at this time of year it was rice harvest time. I remember looking across the fields of freshly irrigated rice in Valley Home and thinking what a lovely and peaceful place to live! With a brilliant sunset sinking into the evening sky, the fiery orange, the hot pinks, the hues of deep blue with purple mixed in ...

October 22, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of October 15, 2014

Our Oakdale High Football team was well represented this past Saturday at Levi's Stadium! Mustang colors dominated the crowd with the opposing colors of Buffalo green being not so dominant. The game was a thriller with our Mustangs coming out on top. Our cheerleaders and football players were brilliant and represented our area with tremendous pride and hard work. Go Mustangs!

October 15, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of October 8, 2014

Our fall scarecrow contest is off to a great start ... remember all entry forms must be turned in by this Friday, October 10th! If you do not have an entry form and would like to enter call Cooper Bartholomew at 209-985-5233. Prizes will be awarded at our annual Valley Home School Harvest Festival on October 25th. Scarecrows will be judged on October 18th and must be visible from the road. Special thanks to all of you who are building scarecrows and keeping our fall traditions alive in Valley Home!

October 08, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of October 1, 2014

With fall upon us, it is time to share one of our most delightful happenings here in Valley Home. Our annual fall scarecrow contest starts October 1st. This contest is a great way to enjoy our beautiful fall season and have some fun with friendly competition. Scarecrows will be judged in 4 categories: 1. Western; 2. Funny; 3. Family; 4. Garden Protector. Entries can be picked up from the General Store, Valley Home School or by calling Cooper Bartholomew at 985-5233 or coming by Cooper's house at 12501 Valley Home Road. Entries can be turned in at these same ...

October 01, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


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