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Valley Home residents are still basking in the glow of all the fun enjoyed at this year's Harvest Festival. The results for the following contests held during the festival were not available in time for last week's column and we include them now. Judges for the Scarecrow contest had the fun of driving through our Valley Home area and enjoying viewing the displays close at hand. There were four exhibits for judges to view this year. The judges felt that "Fall Clean Up" created by Wyatt, Emma & Marybeth Carpenter was outstanding. It showed a pumpkin-headed scarecrow type farmer ...

November 03, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for October 27, 2010

Rain certainly didn't dampen the spirits of everyone attending the Valley Home Harvest Festivities on Saturday afternoon. There was lots to see and do at the Festival. Excitement ran high at the pumpkin judging booth with pumpkins of all sizes and shapes on display. The five pumpkin contests were coordinated by Jenna Heaton and Valley Home 4-H and sponsored by Mid Valley Agriculture Services. First place in the Giant Pumpkin went to Angel Soto for her monster entry which weighed in at 132 1/2 lbs after cleaning out insides. Alexis Halsey's 125 lb. beauty placed second, with ...

October 27, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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Valley Home 4-H is looking for the "Great Pumpkin" this Saturday at our Valley Home School Harvest Festival. Judges will be searching for the "Biggest Pumpkin," "Strangest Shape Pumpkin" and the most Perfect Pumpkin." We also understand that there will be a contest for the best "Carved Pumpkin!" Our community is in for a real treat this Saturday! So all of you pumpkin growers start searching your pumpkin patch for your special pumpkins and bring them to the school at 2:00 p.m. this Coming Saturday. Judging will take place during the Harvest Festival! You may drop off entries ...

October 20, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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Approximately 95 people were spotted at Art and Tami Tharpe's ranch on Pioneer Avenue where they had gathered to enjoy an evening of good food and succulent lobster just arrived from Maine for the special occasion. Threatening rain clouds scudded across the evening sky but failed to dampen the spirits of the group, all of whom enjoyed great food and the opportunity to visit with old friends. Dinner was eaten at tables that covered the back lawn of the home. Youngest member of those attending the festivities was the newest addition to the Tharpe family tree, Katelynn Ann Tharpe ...

October 13, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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Valley Home 4-H held a meeting on Tuesday, October 5th in the gym at Valley Home School and final sign up for projects was held. More people are needed to sign up to help work at the Valley Home Harvest Festival and also for helping to lay sod at the Valley Home Park. Showing up next on the club meeting agenda will be a meeting to be held on October 13th at which time the group will hold club awards and officer installation. The meeting will begin at 6:30 and will also offer Pot Luck dinner with members bringing ...

October 06, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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We are delighted to introduce Valley Home 4-H member, Garret Bryhni in this week's column as the club reporter for the 2010-2011 4-H year. The Valley Home 4-H Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 5, at 7p.m. at the Missionary Baptist Church in Valley Home. Garret says "If you missed last month's sign-up meeting, you can still sign-up at this meeting. Jenna Heaton is the president and Halley is the Bug editor this year. Come and check out all the great projects we have this year, and find out what kinds of fun events we ...

September 29, 2010 | LAURA BURGHARDT | Valley Home News


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Congratulations go out to the following Valley Home students who earned the title of Student's of the Month for August! The honor of being proclaimed Student of the Month rewarded the students with personal recognition with all students in attendance for the ceremony. In addition to receiving personal recognition, each student receives a certificate, a special lunch, and T-shirt to commemorate the occasion ...

September 22, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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Being the third Wednesday of the month, tonight is the meeting night for the Valley Home Municipal Advisory (MAC). The Valley Home MAC is an important means to know what is happening in our community. Reports are presented at the meeting by representatives from various county agencies in addition to the Oakdale Rural Fire Department, and the California Highway Patrol. The meeting is held at 6:30 p.m. in the library of the Valley Home School. All are invited and encouraged to attend.

September 15, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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We have received word that San Joaquin County (Lone Tree, Henry, Steinegul and Seidner area roads) will be having their annual Neighborhood Watch potluck family meeting and BBQ on September 12th at 4 p.m. at Martin Manor, 15339 Henry Road, Escalon. San Joaquin County law enforcement will be on hand as well as other local government officials. This is important to all Valley ...

September 08, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


VALLEY HOME NEWS for the week of 9/1/10

It is always a pleasure to be able to share exciting news concerning one of our young Valley Home people that we have watched growing up in our community. On August 14th about 50 friends and family members attended the Graduation-Happy Birthday Party for Alanna Jones. Alanna graduated from Oakdale High School with the Class of 2010. Her birthday will be on September 12th, however she will not be home for the celebration. Alanna has accepted an academic/athletic scholarship to attend Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia and left for college this past month.Well wishing family members ...

September 01, 2010 | LAURA BURGHARDT | Valley Home News


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Sheriff Adam Christianson was guest speaker at the Valley Home MAC meeting held on August 18. He addressed issues with budgeting, loss of patrol, detectives and community deputies. He also addressed individual community member concerns regarding recent trespass, theft of personal property and other criminal activity. He also gave information on how to apply for a free service by STARS volunteers in which they stamp farm property with a universal identifying number, which is then placed in a national database to make recovery easier for the property owner. Home owners/farmers/ranchers who would like to have their property, farm ...

August 25, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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In last week's column I stated that Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson would be at tonight's meeting of the Valley Home Municipal Advisory Council meeting and I wish to make that announcement again. Yes, Sheriff Christianson is scheduled to attend tonight's meeting of the Valley Home MAC. You do not want to miss this meeting as there has been some unwanted activity such as gang tagging of buildings, trespassing and theft in the Valley Home area this past few weeks and the sheriff will be discussing what has happened and how we can be prepared for what ...

August 18, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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Valley Home residents need to be on the lookout for vandals who have invaded our community. A report was received last week after the VH News had been submitted that our Valley Home School campus had been heavily gang tagged with the tags on the multipurpose room, portable, main building and playground equipment. Anyone seeing any gang colors or gang activity should call 911. We are told that there is also a gang hotline that can be reached. Residents should make it an effort to attend the August 18th meeting of the Valley Home MAC. Sheriff Adam Christianson will be ...

August 11, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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A report of the July 21 Valley Home MAC meeting tells us that the CHP Officer at the council meeting reported that he had issued five traffic citations in the early morning during the month just ended. Otherwise it had been quiet. The Lieutenant from the Sheriff's Department reported that there had been a minimum of activity in the Valley Home area. He passed along the watch commander's telephone number, 525-7188, in the event a resident had an incident to report or had a department question. Sheriff representative Mick Bradford will be assigned to cover future MAC meetings.

August 04, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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Valley Home School summer vacation is beginning to draw to a close and our mind has begun to focus, perhaps a little reluctantly for those of us who have enjoyed a lazy, fun filled summer, on thoughts of school starting up once again and returning to studies.

July 28, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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VALLEY HOME NEWS- 2-25-15

This week we salute a local hero. Gene Benedix was wounded in combat in 1951 during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart commendation. He never received the actual Purple Heart medal. There will be a special presentation by Congressman Jeff Denham on April 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Gladys Lemmons Senior Center to present this medal. Please try to attend. Thank you to Judy Bossard for sharing this important news with the community.

February 25, 2015 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


VALLEY HOME NEWS- 2-18-15

Cost Less Market ... What a spectacular trip it is from Valley Home to go grocery shopping. Taking the time to appreciate this trip is something that I have learned to make a priority. Where else can you drive five minutes to go grocery shopping and pass almond orchards with beautiful blossoms, go past Bushwacker's home, watch cattle and horses grazing on lush green pastures, then at the edge of town and right before shopping, pass over the most spectacular bridge! Crossing this beautiful gateway bridge offers you a moment to reflect. Many thousands use this strong and steady passage ...

February 18, 2015 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News-Week of 2-11-15

This past week I had the opportunity to visit with a young man I hadn't seen for a very long time. Seeing Cy Chrisman all grown up was a reminder to me of how quickly the years are going by. It's always such a great pleasure for me when one of our Valley Home young folks drops by our home for a visit when home from college. The joy of seeing these young people as they go from elementary school to high school and now to college is such a true blessing! My visit with Cy came while ...

February 11, 2015 | WINNIE MULLINS | Valley Home News


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A great chance to support our Valley Home School ... Thursday, February 12th "On the Scene Cuisine" will be providing a tri-tip and ribs dinner. The dinner is a fundraiser for the Asilomar field trip costs! Each dinner will include tri-tip and ribs, five cheese homemade macaroni and cheese, molasses baked beans, buttered corn, garlic bread, and dessert! Dinner pick up will be between 4 and 6 p.m. Dinner tickets are $18 per meal. For more information you can call the school at 847-0117.

February 04, 2015 | WINNIE MULLINS | Valley Home News


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We send our heartfelt sympathy to our Knights Ferry neighbors. Once again this small tight knit community has lost one of their own. Glenda Maisel passed away very suddenly this past week. Glenda and her husband Rick owned and operated the historic Knights Ferry General Store, Bar and Glenda's Deli. Many folks, including several of us here in Valley Home will remember Glenda's delicious cooking! I will always remember the care Glenda took to get every order just right, her customers were each special to her! The community of Knights Ferry has suffered the loss of so many ...

January 28, 2015 | WINNIE MULLINS | Valley Home News


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It was birthday time in Valley Home as Garret Lee celebrated his big day! Garret and his friends and family enjoyed an afternoon of indoor swimming at Modesto Aquatics this past Saturday. The seventh grader and his guests were treated to pizza following their afternoon in the heated pool. It was a wonderful birthday and we wish Garret many happy returns of his special day!

January 21, 2015 | WINNIE MULLINS | Valley Home News


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It was back to school this past week for our Valley Home school students. Looking for a bright spot, the students were excited to learn they would have a vacation day on January 9th and also on January 19th! January 9th was a staff development day and January 19th is Martin Luther King Jr. day. On January 21st there will be a teacher collaboration meeting at 3:00pm. Friday January 23rd is the first basketball game of the season! Teams will travel to Paradise school to play. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come out and support our Valley Home ...

January 14, 2015 | WINNIE MULLINS | Valley Home News


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As 2015 begins, we offer a very special thank you to Mrs. Laura Burghardt. Laura wrote the Valley Home News for many years before taking a much deserved rest. For 38 years Laura brought our community together by sharing happenings within Valley Home. It was so important to Laura to make sure school events, community events, family celebrations, and community information was available through her column. We appreciate your many years of service to our community Laura!

January 07, 2015 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


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Another year has gone by and for many of us 2014 brought changes good and bad into our lives. For some the joy and happiness of a wonderful event, for others the past year brought sorrow and heartbreaking sadness. Over the years I've come to realize that there are definitely "seasons" throughout our lives. It has taken me a lifetime to understand that truly my life has had many different seasons. I look back on the season of my youth, of marriage and family, softball, football, cheerleading, rodeo events, our family would also see family and friends off to ...

December 31, 2014 | WINNIE MULLINS | Valley Home News


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