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Valley Home News for September 5, 2012

Erin Balaam shares some important information with us concerning the Northern California Junior Rodeo Association finals that will occur on September 8th and 9th at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds. We are told that the following young people have worked all year to qualify in the top ten for one or more of their events. They are Jolie Balaam, Travis Kent, Wyatt Roseberry, Machaela Sinclair, Brett Eskew, Caden Farquer, Harlee Burtschi, Colton Farquer, Kelsey Cadwell, Payton Sinclair and Dante Martin. Erin promises to provide us with the results for these entrants, she also tells us that she will provide the results ...

September 05, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for August 29, 2012

The members of the Valley Home 4H Club will hold their meeting on Tuesday, September 4th at the Valley Home Community Park. The meeting will be at the regular time.

August 29, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for August 22, 2012

Sheri Rathbun, our Valley Home School Parent Teacher Club president, shares the following news item with us this week. A special thank you to Michelle McKenzie for organizing our Scholastic Book Fair this past week as well as to all of the volunteers who made it a success. We have received word that the book selection was incredible and the students enjoyed starting the school year off with new books to read. Sheri invites you to join us for our August PTC meeting this Thursday, august 23rd at 3 p.m. at the Texas Ave. campus in Mr. C's ...

August 22, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for August 8, 2012

We are happy to share some more news on the activities of our Valley Home 4-H'ers at the Stanislaus County Fair. Our 4-H members here in Valley Home always put on a good showing at the Fair and this year was no exception. Our community was well represented in all areas of the livestock entries. After much hard work, long hours and doing a wonderful job of demonstrating their skills at showing their animals were: Justina and Marrisa Hicks in the Sheep Barn and paying a visit to the Dairy Barn, we find that Jenny and Heidi Schaeffle did ...

August 08, 2012 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for August 1, 2012

We have received word that our Valley Home community was very well represented at the California State Fair. Our 4-Hers Jenna Heaton, Cody Bartholomew, Samuel Fletcher, Conner and Collin McKenzie and helped by Benjamin Fletcher, brought home many ribbons and lots of happy memories. Our group of 4-Hers would like to offer a very special thank you to Ryan and Christine Neugebauer for their support with their animals. The group of youngsters attending the State Fair kids left that area and headed home at 9 p.m. Saturday evening. Arriving back in Valley Home, the group took advantage to grab ...

August 01, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for July 25, 2012

The hot weather we have been sweltering in the past couple of weeks seems to have taken a toll on Valley Home activities this past week. There is the old saying that "no news is good news" however, in this case we are disappointed at not having received a word from our Valley Home 4-H entrants in the County Fair!

July 25, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for July 18, 2012

We received this update from one of our fellow neighbors who shares the following information on an occurrence happening on Tuesday, July 10th in the area of Steinegul and Lone Tree.

July 18, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for July 11, 2012

On Saturday cars and pickups lined both sides of the road leading into the Taro Ranch on East Dodds Road and also filled the empty field adjacent to the Taro home. There was excitement in the air as friends and neighbors gathered at the Taro Ranch to join in the birthday festivities, or as the invitations stated "A very special Wild West Hoedown" for one of our favorite people, Tony Taro, who was celebrating his 90th birthday. Preferred attire for the festivities was Country Western, and guests were delighted to oblige.

July 11, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for July 4, 2012

Tammie Smith sent us this wonderful news item concerning the exciting trip enjoyed by the Valley Home School Washington DC Travel Club. The group returned home on June 29 from their Washington DC and Virginia trip after a rocky start resulting from a flight cancellation leaving the group stranded in Los Angeles until a flight for 10 persons to Miami could be booked. The group had a very turbulent and scary flight through tropical storm Debby. Tammie tells us that "due to weather and airline changes, in order to get to our destinations we used 6 different airports in 3 ...

July 04, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for June 27, 2012

Just a reminder that the fireworks display at Woodward Reservoir will be held on Sunday, July 1st this year. Whether you enjoy the colorful fireworks display from out at the Lake or from your own backyard here in Valley Home it is always quite a spectacular show and a great way to celebrate the Fourth of July Season with family and friends.

June 27, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for June 20, 2012

Now is the time to take a moment, grab a pen and circle Sunday, July 1 on your calendar as a reminder that the Annual Fourth of July Fireworks display at the reservoir will undergo a day and a time change this year. The Fourth will actually take place during the middle of the week this year. The fireworks display over the reservoir is always awesome and those of us who are fortunate to reside here in our Valley Home community have the added benefit of sitting out in our back yards or fields that evening to enjoy the spectacular ...

June 20, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for June 13, 2012

Kathleen Burghardt-Cobb asked me to pass the following on to our readers. One of our Valley Home neighbors helped her out the other day when she was pulling her horse trailer home. She had to stop at the corner of Pleasant Valley and Sawyer to change the trailer hitch ball because she had the wrong one on her truck.

June 13, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for June 6, 2012

Our Valley Home Silent Film devotees enjoyed an afternoon of "old time" movie fun on Sunday afternoon as we watched Ronald (Buster Keaton) do his best to win the love of his college days, Mary, who is being pursued by his competition, her jock boyfriend, Jeff, who takes her hostage in her dormitory room and tries to get her to marry him. Mary manages to contact Ronald by telephone, who, in a sudden show of athleticism, sprints to her Dormitory building, pole vaults into her window, and fights off Jeff by throwing household objects at him. Mary agrees to marry ...

June 06, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for May 30, 2012

Let's hear a resounding applause for two of our Valley Home young people, who received the Most Valuable Players Award in Basketball. They are Amanda Kerns and Dillon Arenebeck. Amanda is on the Girls 8th Grade A Team and Dillon played on the 7th Grade Boys A Team. Congratulations to both young people on the accomplishments, Valley Home is proud of you!

May 30, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for May 23, 2012

Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade all enjoyed field trips this past week. Previously, 5th-8th grade traveled to San Francisco to visit the Planetarium in Golden Gate Park. The field trips were funded by our Valley Home PTC through their fundraising efforts with See's Candy and Gold Canyon Candle sales. A big Thank You to our parents and community for your support to make these extra enrichment activities possible.

May 23, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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Valley Home News Week of January 1, 2014

As 2013 comes to an end we reflect on the many things that make living in a small community so special. Neighbors are more than neighbors, they become family. They enjoy the good times with you and they suffer through the bad.

December 31, 2013 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of December 25, 2013

What a special night it was in Valley Home! Stars lit up the night sky as car after car pulled into the Valley Home School parking lot. Friendly holiday greetings passed between old friends and new. The magic of this Christmas season was everywhere. This incredible evening was made possible by the hard work of Bonnie Gellerman, Tom Cassinetto, and the staff of the after school program.

December 24, 2013 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of December 11, 2013

Our 2013 Grand Marshal, Tony Taro, reports having a great time on Friday evening. Christmas in Valley Home brought out much of the community to enjoy a wonderful night filled with lots of fun, friendship, and very good food! A very touching part of the evening came as everyone gathered round the tree and joined together in caroling as Wyatt Wucherer threw the switch that brought our community tree to life. The little tree glistened with lights all aglow, it seemed almost magical…what a special evening! The night was frosty cold outside as the warmth of our school gym ...

December 11, 2013 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of December 4, 2013

Valley Home 4-Hers held their annual Christmas party this week. It was filled with lots of laughter and tons of fun. The 4-Hers each brought a white elephant item to exchange…what a bunch of fun they had! During the evening they enjoyed Christmas cookies and holiday punch. While they were busy playing games and enjoying refreshments they were stunned to hear a loud crash, almost as if someone had landed on top of the building. Before anyone could dash outside to see what all of the clatter was about the door flew open and in came a jolly old ...

December 04, 2013 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of November 27, 2013

We wish each of you a very happy Thanksgiving! We hope you are surrounded by the warmth of many friends and family on this Thanksgiving Day. For many of us this holiday will be a time spent with loved ones…eating too much turkey…and being thankful for our blessings.

November 27, 2013 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of November 20, 2013

Happy birthday wishes to "Dad of the Year" Mr. Jeff Chrisman. Jeff is celebrating another 29th birthday this month. Happy birthday Jeff…you're just getting started!

November 20, 2013 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of November 6,2013

It is hard to believe that it is already this first week of November. As you drive around our beautiful community take notice of the brightly colored fall foliage throughout. The leaves are turning the loveliest shades of yellow and orange. Autumn has certainly arrived in Valley Home!

November 06, 2013 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of October 30, 2013

Valley Home would like to send a huge "Thank You" to all those who helped to make our 2013 Fall Harvest Festival a wonderful success. Those who donated, those who volunteered and everyone who attended, thank you for making such a nice evening possible. The sights and sounds of the night, along with many hard working folks will long be remembered.

October 30, 2013 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of October 23, 2013

The Valley Home Hawks welcomed the Knights Ferry football and volleyball teams this past Friday. Both teams played great and had a great time. Once again Mr. Mike had the field looking great even adding red, white and blue in the end zones. Valley Home would like to thank Knights Ferry for making the trip to play the Hawks. We certainly need to mention the super snack bar run by school staff. It's amazing how many hats one must wear in a small school setting. The day would not have happened without the great coaches from both schools...a ...

October 23, 2013 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of October 16, 2013

The Valley Home Hawks volleyball and football teams were all in action this past Friday. All teams did very well, everyone played hard, and everyone including the spectators had a great time. Special thanks to our coaches and a huge thank you to custodian Mike for getting the field ready for game day. The football players were especially proud of the Valley Home Hawk that Mr. Mike painted on the playing field!

October 16, 2013 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of October 9, 2013

Glenn and Laura Burghardt's grandson Ryan Burghardt was home this weekend for a very special occasion. Art and Tami Tharpe held their annual lobster feed and Ryan brought good friend Anna Laura to meet Tami. Tami was Ryan's first and second grade teacher and has had a tremendous influence on Ryan's life. Art and Tami host this spectacular gathering every year with this year being a near record for folks attending! We're told the pig came out of the ground just perfect and the lobster was delicious. Wow, what a party! We also want to congratulate ...

October 09, 2013 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of October 2, 2013

It seemed more like a party among friends rather than a weekend yard sale! Our Valley Home Community Park was alive with friends, neighbors and folks who quickly became friends! This past Saturday the park played host to a very well-attended yard sale. The event raised much needed funds to maintain the park throughout the year. The day started off with a visit from TV station CW31 from Sacramento. TV reporter 'Charity' did a superb job of bringing excitement to what is to become an annual event for the park. The day was made more special with a visit from ...

October 01, 2013 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of September 25, 2013

What an exciting week for our 6th graders from Valley Home School. They left for Science Camp on Monday and will return this Friday. This week of outdoor education is a learning experience much appreciated by these students. The 6th grade class would like to say a big THANK YOU to our PTC for making this trip possible!

September 25, 2013 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of September 18, 2013

Laura, we hope to do your column justice. After 38 years of writing the Valley Home News, Laura is taking a much needed and well deserved rest. Over the next few weeks, readers will notice the return of "Laura's Valley Home News" column…only now it will be written by three or four persons who will try to fill Laura's shoes! Valley Home says a big THANK YOU to Laura Burghardt.

September 18, 2013 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of June 5, 2013

Dear readers, sitting down to write this week's Valley Home News is one of the most difficult things I have had to do during the 35 years I have had the privilege of reporting Valley Home News! During that time I have had the privilege of meeting and making many new friends in our community. I cherish the wonderful opportunity that I have had to write about these many in the weekly column. During that space of time, I missed turning in only two columns and the Leader missed printing another two out of an approximate total of 1860 ...

June 05, 2013 | | Valley Home News


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