History has been made in Valley Home on Sunday, May 15th with the first party held in the new Valley Home Community Park. The event was a birthday party for Ethan Butler, who has just turned 2 years old. Ethan has an older brother, Noah and his parents are John and Christina Butler. Attending the festivities for Ethan were Grandma "Mimi" Kim Butler and "Papa" Steve Butler who live on Hines Road in Valley Home. The other set of grandparents were also in attendance "Opa and Oma" JoAnn and Nico Beukelman. The birthday boy's daddy set up a "Bouncy ...
Our Valley Home young people have been making good use of the nice weather we enjoyed for a while. We received word that Melissa Koppinger has been enjoying an opportunity to play some golf. Way to go Melissa! Melissa's twin sister, Melinda is having an absolute awesome season playing softball at Oakdale High School. Valley Home is proud of you both!
Time flies! The year has been a busy one for our Valley Home 4-H members! Our 4-H president, Halley Smith reminds members that Record books are due at the June meeting. Halley states that there are no exceptions. Members must turn in a record book on time to be considered a member in good standing. You must be a member in good standing to enter and show at the County Fair, and have your current 4-H year count. Primary members do not need to complete a record book but they may complete a primary record. See Sally Chrisman for help ...
The weather turned out great on Saturday for the 4-H sponsored Easter Egg Hunt and a good number of egg hunters showed up for the fun event! Our 4-H Easter Bunny helpers did a great job hiding the eggs on the grounds of the "old" school and the weather couldn't have been better for the hunt. The eggs were dyed and decorated by the 4-H'ers in Chairman Jenna Heaton and Cody Bartholomew's barn and afterward the kids all enjoyed a marshmallow roast out by the fire.
There was an error by your reporter in last week's column concerning the meeting of the Valley Home Municipal Advisory Council, the date for the meeting is tonight, April 20th, and begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the library located at the "old" campus on Texas Avenue. The meeting will have a speaker from STARS who will speak on the Farm Watch Program. All interested residents need to be there. You could save some valuable property if you follow their suggestions.
We offer an important reminder to Valley Home residents that if you have not already done so be sure to plan to attend the Valley Home Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) this evening at 6:30 p.m. A STARS volunteer for the Farm Watch program will speak about Owner Applied Numbers for the Farm Watch program. It is hoped that all the residents who have purchased Farm Watch signs in the past and those that are planning on purchasing the signs in the future will be able to attend. The meeting will be at the Valley Home School library on ...
We have received important information from Nancy Osmundson, Chairperson for our Valley Home Mac meetings to be sure to circle Wednesday, April 20 on your calendars and plan to attend a very important meeting for our Neighborhood Watch program. Nancy has spoken with the STARS volunteers and invited them to our Valley Home Mac meeting. We will have a member from that group scheduled to speak about the Owner Applied Numbers for the Farm Watch program.
It is always nice to hear from former Valley Home residents and catch up on their current activities. We were delighted to recently receive a greeting from former Walnut Avenue residents Narcy and Bernie Giva who send a warm "Hello" to all their Valley Home friends and former neighbors.
Our Valley Home area was host to one of the most beautiful almond blossom displays we have enjoyed for several years. Those trees on Pioneer Avenue near Highway 120 were exceptionally pretty and seemed to last the longest.
We are starting this week's column off with an exciting news item that arrived too late to include in last week's column. This news was sent to us by proud parents, Synthia and Dennis Jones. "The Salisbury, North Carolina Davis & Elkins softball team opened the 2011 season in strong fashion Friday afternoon, February 23rd, as they defeated Winston-Salem State University 11-3 in the Catawba College Tournament." Her parents are delighted to share the exciting news that their daughter, Alanna, who is a freshman pitcher, recorded eight strikeouts in her college debut and allowed one earned run. Wow, what ...
Valley Home residents will enjoy a busy fun filled week, beginning with our Red Hat 'Fun Lovin' Ladies. Our Red Hatters enjoy selecting a different restaurant each month to visit and enjoy lunch while attending to club business and formulating plans for various projects and activities. Wednesday of this week finds our ladies sampling delicious Italian cuisine at the Olive Garden Restaurant in Modesto. Wherever our Red Hatters choose to dine, you can be certain that in addition to partaking of great food, the ladies will also have a great time! Next month their plans are to pay a visit ...
This week of February finds residents enjoying a fabulous array of blossoms, appearing almost overnight on all the almond trees in our Valley Home area. Not to be out done in beauty, blossoming pear and ornamental plum, add additional color here and there throughout our community. Just one of the reasons we enjoy living in our Valley Home community.
February 23, 2011|
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The Valley Home News reporter has been asked to put out a special call to old time Valley Home residents or descendants of those residents who may have a shoe box in the closet or a file in the family room or somewhere a special place that holds what is strongly sought by the Valley Home Community Center Board. The items are those to be used on the proper information-related sign on the nearly completed new community park. One of the major tasks yet to finish is the project for the sign that will identify the park, but more importantly ...
February 16, 2011|
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Valley Home 'Green Thumbs' were delighted to take advantage of this week's sunny weather and warmer temperatures to get outside and enjoy a little garden work to work off some of the winter blahs. Your reporter remembers when her family first moved to Valley Home the area there seemed to be nothing but fog, fog, fog, causing her to lament to family members, "Doesn't the sun ever shine here?" The past week's foggy days brought back those memories, however the sunny days which followed quickly dispelled those thoughts and it was outside to enjoy a wonderful day ...
February 09, 2011|
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Homemade pie, delicious ice cream and a heartwarming silent cowboy movie will welcome everyone this Saturday, April 25th at St John's/St Luke's Church. The fun will begin at 2:00 p.m. and is an ongoing fundraiser for the "church well fund." We hope everyone will attend and enjoy this very special day! St John's/St Luke's church is located at 4606 Michigan Avenue in Valley Home. All are welcome, your presence would be very much appreciated.
This week we remember fondly the man who was a friend to all! Mark Dickens was born and raised in Valley Home and in the years since his passing he is missed each and every day by all who knew and loved him.
Our best wishes for a speedy recovery go out to one of Valley Home's most special people ... Cody Fleischer! Cody was in a bad accident this past weekend and we all wish him a quick recovery. Cody is well known and very well liked in our community, he is a fun loving kid who is great fun to be around. Get better soon, Cody!
We hope everyone will take the opportunity to honor a local hero on Tuesday, April 7 when Gene Benedix receives the Purple Heart medal. The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at the Gladys Lemmons Senior Center. This is such an amazing honor for someone very deserving!
A bad break ... Just as irrigation season is beginning our wonderful hard working neighbor Darlene Nunes suffered a broken foot. The break was very serious and will really be hard on Darlene. The Nunes family is well known throughout our Valley Home community for their dedication to this rural way of life we all love so much! Darlene and Alvin just give a holler if you need anything ... you know you have a community that thinks the world of you both and is ready to help in any way needed!
March 25, 2015|
By Winnie Mullins
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