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Valley Home News for April 27, 2011

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.

April 27, 2011 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for April 20, 2011

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.

April 20, 2011 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for April 13, 2011

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 ...

April 13, 2011 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for April 6, 2011

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.

April 06, 2011 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for March 30, 2011

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.

March 30, 2011 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for March 23, 2011

The strong wind that we had on Saturday did some damage here in Valley Home and some residents were left without power which also lasted for part of the day on Sunday also before the lines were fixed.

March 23, 2011 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for March 16, 2011

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.

March 16, 2011 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for March 9, 2011

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 ...

March 09, 2011 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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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 ...

March 02, 2011 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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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 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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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 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for February 9, 2011

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 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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We have just received information that the date for the upcoming PTC meeting has been changed. Members are requested to circle Thursday, February 10th on their calendars, with the meeting commencing at 3 p.m. in Mrs. Moore's classroom. Babysitting will be available in Mrs. Rathbun's classroom.

February 02, 2011 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for January 26, 2011

We are delighted to share this news flash about Alanna Jones who is attending Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia. Alanna is majoring in Exercise Science and we have just received the news that she has been named to the Fall 2010 Dean's List. Students on the Davis & Elkins Dean List must earn a 3.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale while taking a minimum of 12 semester hours. The college is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the college is located in Elkins, two hours east of Charleston, three hours south of Pittsburgh and four ...

January 26, 2011 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for January 19, 2011

Valley Home 4-H Club members are beginning to get back in action after winter vacation. Club reporter Garret Bryhni shares the following information with us. Valley Home 4-H would like to say thanks to Christina Barreto and 'Pat from Ripon'. Pat answered Christina's ad on Craig's List and very generously donated two Singer Genie sewing machines to the club. This allowed Christina to become our new Sewing Project Leader.

January 19, 2011 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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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


Valley Home News Week of May 29, 2013

Your reporter attended the Valley Home Joint School District Graduation on Tuesday evening May 21, 2013. The ceremony held in the school multi-purpose room was quite pleasant and the attractive decoration plants were provided by the Knudsen Nursery. The traditional processional music, Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance brought the fifteen graduates to chairs at the front. Ciara Mitchell, Juana Glover and Juan Cabrera lead the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag followed by a welcome from School Superintendent Mrs. Desrosiers-Lewis.

May 29, 2013 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of May 22, 2013

All those who attended the Silent Movies on Sunday at St. Luke'' Lutheran Church here in Valley Home were in for a special treat. The afternoon showing began with a Charlie Chaplin movie in which the actor really demonstrated his acrobatic talents as an inebriated gentleman arriving home after a big night on the town who meets up with all sorts of obstacles gaining entrance to his home, from losing his house key, climbing through a window, being attacked by stuffed animals, finding his lost key and climbing back out the window to then enter again through the front door ...

May 22, 2013 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of May 15, 2013

Valley Home students and families enjoyed a free family fun night Friday night in the gym. Thanks to the City of Oakdale, a giant inflatable movie screen was set up in the gym and everyone enjoyed "Monsters, Inc." Thanks to Steves Chevrolet, fresh popcorn popped all night and was enjoyed by all. Thanks to Chad Tienken for operating the movie and sound so professionally. Thanks are also due to the Valley Home PTC for a free and fun filled evening!

May 15, 2013 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News For May 8, 2013

Mike and Nancy Osmundson enjoyed guests visiting here from Lakeville, MN. Nancy's sister, Pam and her husband, Ken Heimdal spent this week visiting with the Osmundsons and their family.

May 08, 2013 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for May 1, 2013

If you haven't gotten around to marking your calendars for the St. Luke's fundraising afternoon of Silent Movie films coming up on May 19th, be certain to grab a pen, circle the date, and plan on attending for an afternoon of silent screen comedy that will keep you in stitches. There will be four silent movies shown that day from what we have been told. We have only received the titles of two of them thus far and we will announce the titles of the other two when they are made available. In addition to the silent comedies ...

May 01, 2013 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of April 24, 2013

Whoopee!! We have just received word that the time has arrived for an afternoon of Silent Movie fun, a laugh packed fundraiser for St. John's Lutheran Church here in Valley Home. Grab a pencil and circle May 19 on your calendars for an afternoon of good old fashioned fun and comedy with Charlie Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy. Chaplin will dispense his style of comedy in a film entitled 1 A-M, and the team of Laurel & Hardy will be offering their style of slap stick comedy in Double Whoopee. There will be a total of four movies shown on that ...

April 24, 2013 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of April 17, 2013

We are delighted to share the exciting news that all three members of the Valley Home 4-H Public Speaking Project received gold medals at Regional Presentation Day held at Madera High School on April 20th.

April 17, 2013 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for April 10, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the Tony Taro family on the loss of the family matriarch, Claire Taro. Claire was devoted to her family and her home. Many of her friends referred to her as a truly grand lady. Claire made her family and home her priority. She could always be found cooking, cleaning or working in her garden. Claire was also known for her hospitality to friends and family. Valley Home will miss Claire very much.

April 10, 2013 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for April 3, 2013

Our Valley Home Hawks celebrated their annual Jog-A-Thon last Thursday. The Easter Bunny was on hand to watch the kids run and walk. It was obvious that everyone had some fun. After the jogging, the candy jump was held and the prizes were awarded. Maddie Jones' name was drawn as the winner of the iPad Mini device. The best decorated T-shirt awards went to Brandy Seaton for the K-3 grades and Stephanie Lee for the 4-8 grades. Payton Sinclair won the Craziest Socks competition and Alisha Martinho won for Craziest Hair. Due to the earlier minimum day schedule this year ...

April 03, 2013 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for March 27, 2013

It is that time of year once again when our Valley Home students are stretching their legs and toning up their muscles for the school annual Jog-a-Thon on Thursday, March 28th. Students are decorating their own T-shirts again this year. We have received word that prizes will be awarded for the best T-shirt design for both K-3 and 4 thru 8. Additional contests and prizes will also be awarded. Just a reminder that Spring break begins Friday!

March 27, 2013 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for March 20, 2013

Valley Home 4-H Annual Club Presentation Night will be held on Thursday, March 21 at St John's Church here in Valley Home. The Presentation will commence at 6 p.m. in the Church Hall. This will be the final dress rehearsal for club members attending County Presentation Day. The event provides a wonderful opportunity to come and listen to Valley Home and Orange Blossom 4-H speech project members give their presentations. These young people have been working very hard preparing and practicing their presentations. You are invited to please join them and support your fellow 4-H'ers for an ...

March 21, 2013 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for March 13, 2013

Things will really be hopping here in our Valley Home community on Saturday, March 30th! We have received word that the grounds located at the "old" school will be visited by our friend, The Easter Bunny! Our furry little friend has sent a special message that, with the help of our Valley Home 4-Hers, they are planning on having hundreds of colorful eggs hidden in marked areas of the playing field. We are told that there will be plenty of prizes, candy, games and contest, in addition to the traditional hunt! Staring time for the fun event will be 10 ...

March 13, 2013 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for March 6, 2013

We have received word that our Red Hat Queen, Margo and our Valley Home members of Oakdale's Fun Lovin' Ladies welcomed in our beautiful spring-like weather with a delicious luncheon and meeting at Bella Italia Restaurant in Modesto. The members of the group were able to enjoy viewing all the blossoming Almond orchards they passed along the way.

March 06, 2013 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for February 27, 2013

This week's Valley Home News leads off with the news received that Bob Yuskaitis our Valley Home friend and dedicated Neighborhood Watch Patrolman for our community was involved in a serious automobile accident on February 11th while crossing Highway 120 at Pioneer Avenue. It appears he was driving home after an evening patrol and his and another vehicle collided, with his car rolled and he received serious, multiple injuries. He is recuperating in a facility in Modesto. The residents of the Greater Valley Home Area wish Bob Yuskailis a full recovery.

February 27, 2013 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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