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February is a busy month for our high school FFA students. A fabulous trip to the floral market in San Francisco, hands on trip to the poultry show and on Wednesday, February 22, our Oakdale FFA will host their annual cake auction! This exciting event will be held at the Gene Bianchi Center and will start at 6 p.m. All are welcome to come and support our Oakdale FFA! You can bid on a huge array of cakes decorated in every style and flavor you can imagine! Remember the fun starts at 6 p.m. on February 22nd! Hope ...

February 08, 2017 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


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This coming Tuesday is a very special evening for our Valley Home 4-H! Please come out and support your 4-Hers as they raise much needed funds for club projects and activities. The old fashioned Box Social will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the school gym. Fantastic items will be up for bid! Valentine gifts, including candy, flowers, hearts and delicious homemade treats will go to the highest bidder! Yummy pies, cakes and delightful cookies will keep the bidding lively throughout the evening. There will be something for everyone! Rosebushes, trees, Round Up, garden tools, household and spring seeds ...

February 01, 2017 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


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"We are the Champions!" Last week our Oakdale High Football teams received much deserved awards and accolades in a standing room only ceremony! Families and friends crowded into the OHS gym to witness their favorite players receive the recognition they had worked so hard for. All players were introduced along with their hard working coaches. Oakdale coaches are well known for their wisdom, dedication and motivation. It shows every season in the Mustang football program. Starting with Freshman football all the way through the Varsity level. This past week when these talented young men received their awards and recognition, the ...

January 25, 2017 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


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A beautiful smile, a beautiful soul, a teacher so loved, a life ended too soon.

January 18, 2017 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


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Fun ... and more fun in Valley Home! At their January community meeting our Valley Home 4-Hers made big plans for the February Box Social. The 4-Hers hold the old-fashioned box social each year to raise much needed funds for club activities. Each 4-Her will be responsible for bringing items to the box social. Items will be auctioned to the highest bidder. Since the event is held on the Tuesday before Valentines Day, it is the perfect opportunity to get gifts for all of your Valentines! This year's box social will be held on Tuesday, February 7th. We hope you ...

January 11, 2017 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


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Cold, cold, cold, 2017 is off to a cold and rainy start! This is great news for our spring and summer! Now is the time to get those California Poppy seeds in the ground. Spring will be here before we know it. What a beautiful sight to see the first signs of spring, colorful California Poppies!

January 04, 2017 | | Valley Home News


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Happy New Year to each of you! I wish you all a new year filled with much happiness, exciting adventure, much love, and wonderful family time. We are so blessed to live in this beautiful place!

December 28, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


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Christmas came early, a magical weekend unfolded throughout our area as our Oakdale High Mustangs showed the world what it means to be a Mustang football player! Hard work, early morning practices, after school practices, in the extreme heat, working out in 100-degree weather, hitting the weight room, it all paid in dividends when this powerhouse football team defeated Bishop's High School in San Diego, California!

December 21, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


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A special time for family, friends, neighbors and community. This Saturday we will enjoy a very special Christmas in Valley Home! Community members have worked hours and hours to ensure a Christmas celebration with many special memories! Our Community Lighted Christmas Parade will start at 6 p.m. The best viewing area is in front of the Texas Avenue K-3rd campus. Our 2016 Grand Marshal is Ag Teacher Kristi Short. Jeff Chrisman will drive Kristi's tractor "Pink" while pulling a beautiful peacock themed Grand Marshal float! The iridescent colors of the peacock will thrill onlookers as our Grand entry ...

December 14, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry Community Club Christmas dinner was well attended. There was a lot of food and good cheer. Oakdale High School's choir, under the direction of Bryan Mills, performed. Student Thomas Mason sang Mr. Grinch to the audience and it was great! The choir sang and signed "Silent Night". A group of four girls put together a medley of songs that they sang, very cute! The program ended with a sing-a-long. What a great way to start the season!

December 07, 2016 | | Valley Home News


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Today we honor the many lives touched by Pearl Harbor. We remember those who perished on that fateful day, we will never forget!

December 07, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


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With Christmas just around the corner, we wanted to give you an early update on our "Old Fashioned Christmas" in Valley Home! Please mark your calendar for Saturday, December 17th! The evening will start off with a lighted community Christmas parade ... Bring your entry and join in the fun. Entries must be safe and in good taste! Parade will start at 6:00 p.m. Line up by park and/or school gym. Best viewing will be at the old school on Texas Avenue. Immediately after parade, our lighted tree ceremony will begin in our little park. These events are ...

November 30, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


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Thanksgiving ... we have so much to be thankful for, families, friends, food, warm cozy homes, freedom to believe in the Almighty, freedom of choices. In Valley Home we are especially blessed with a wonderful community and a beautiful place to call home! This year I am reminded that it is important not to take our time here for granted. Count your blessings each and every day! I am grateful for having my husband Richard love me and take care of me for 47 years. Although we miss him almost unbearably every day, we are a grateful family. For all of ...

November 23, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


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Valley Home would like to extend our most heartfelt sympathy to the family of Stanislaus Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Wallace. Deputy Wallace's life was tragically cut short last Sunday morning. Valley Home is deeply grateful to Deputy Wallace and the many years he spent serving the public. We are terribly saddened by the loss of this wonderful, dedicated officer. The alleged gunman has been apprehended and if guilty will be held accountable and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Our hearts break for Deputy Wallace's family and his fellow law enforcement family. Valley Home is truly ...

November 16, 2016 | | Valley Home News


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Sad news in Valley Home with the passing of a most caring man, Mr. Harold Pope. Mr. Pope left this world to be with the angels on October 31st. He was fondly known as the teacher/principal who gave his all to Valley Home. His wonderful life was blessed with daughters Sandy Mercer, Barbara Aker and son Keith Pope and the late Cheryl Hayes. He was a devoted grandfather to eight grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

November 09, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


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A heartfelt message to a very special Valley Home family, the Smith Family Tammie, Ronnie, Lainey, and Halley. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of ...

July 19, 2017 | | Valley Home News


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Lawrence "Larry" Lopes ... Our Valley Home community will miss you! Larry passed away on June 30, 2017 after a short illness. A strong willed, loving ...

July 12, 2017 | | Valley Home News


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A warm breeze gently bends the branches of the beautiful old willow tree. Its branches reach into the cool peaceful flowing little creek below providing ...

July 05, 2017 | | Valley Home News


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We offer a very heartfelt thank you to our firefighters and law enforcement! With the 4th of July holiday upon us we so much appreciate ...

June 28, 2017 | | Valley Home News


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