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Valley Home 4-Hers Dan Fletcher, Nathan Soares, T.J. Verdegaal and Halley Smith participated in Stanislaus county 4-H Livestock Proficiency Day in the areas of Beef, Swine and Meat Goats. They were tested in their knowledge of parts ID, equipment ID, judging, grooming/fitting, showing and general knowledge in their species.

March 24, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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Valley Home 4-H members will be hosting their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 3 at noon on the grounds of the "old" school. The "Hunt" is always a fun event for young and old.

We have received word that the 4-H Spaghetti dinner which was scheduled for March 19 has been postponed for now. The group tells us that a dinner fundraiser will be scheduled for later in the spring.

March 17, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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Valley Home residents are looking forward to an evening of good food and fun on this coming Friday night at the 2nd Annual Bunko Night sponsored by the Valley Home School PTC. We are told that tickets will be on sale for a $20 donation to Valley Home PTC at the door if there are some left, however, once they sell out, then the doors close. To make certain that you get in on the fun, it would be best to call in advance for tickets. PTC members thank you again for your support and look forward to seeing you ...

March 10, 2010 | LAURA BURGHARDT | Valley Home News


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Valley Home residents are looking forward to two evenings of fun this month starting off with the Valley Home School PTC sponsored 2nd Annual Bunko Night being held on Friday evening, March 12th. Dinner will commence at 6 p.m. in the School Multipurpose room with the game of Bunko beginning at 7 p.m. Remember that seating is limited for the fun event so interested parties should give Lisa a call @ 840-3178, Cindy @ 840-1365 or Shelley @ 484-2547 to purchase tickets for the event.

March 03, 2010 | LAURA BURGHARDT | Valley Home News


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We have just received a message from Lisa Jones, president of Valley Home School PTC. She would like to thank everyone for their continued support, hard work and dedication for Valley Home School's fundraisers. She states with everyone's help the PTC has been able to provide students, teachers and staff with the essentials that our school budget lacks. With that in mind, Valley Home PTA members are approaching a great event next month that will be a "ton of fun" and we hope that you plan to join us at our 2nd Annual Bunko Night. Bunko is a ...

February 24, 2010 | LAURA BURGHARDT | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for February 10, 2010

There is nothing like birthday festivities to brighten up an otherwise overcast Saturday afternoon! We received news from Hazel Rushman that husband, Pete's granddaughter, Haydin Hale turned two years old on Sunday, celebrating the occasion with a party held at Chuck E. Cheese in Modesto. The birthday cake was decorated in pink and white frosting with a Cinderella theme and shared by all, with Haydin enjoying her very own small cake with a Cinderella figure on top. Enjoying the festivities for Haydin were her parents, Adam and Julie Hale of Ceres and her brothers Joshua, Chris and Brandon Hale ...

February 10, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for February 3, 2010

Highlighting this week's activities for our Valley Home 4-H members was the group's annual Valentine Box Social. The Social is always a fun filled evening as members have a great time bidding on beautifully decorated boxes and baskets brimming with tasty goodies guaranteed to tempt the palates of the bidders. There is always lots of excitement as each successful bidder opens his or her prize and discovers the delectable goodie inside. The event was held in the Valley Home School gym and the rafters resounded with the excited voices of the 4-H bidders as they competed for each ...

February 03, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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Surveys are being taken, in the Valley Home area, as the Stanislaus County Redevelopment Agency is required by law to gather information for an implementation plan for 2010 through 2015. This information is to address conditions within designated redevelopment areas. This can include public infrastructure, facilities and deteriorating buildings to name a few.

January 27, 2010 | LAURA BURGHARDT | Valley Home News


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Sharon Hofmann shares the following information on the installation of newly elected officers for St. John's Lutheran Church. The installation will be held on Sunday, January 24th. Steve Neubaum will be taking over as President, Charles Eaton will be an Elder and Judy Bossard will be one of three Trustees. A special thank you goes to Charles Eaton for being our President for the last several years. Charles has done an excellent job and we all appreciate his dedication to the position. Thank you Charles! Anyone interested in attending, our Bible Study and Sunday School starts at 9 a ...

January 20, 2010 | LAURA BURGHARDT | Valley Home News


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Our Red Hat Queen, Bonny Bianchi reports that members of Oakdale's Fun Lovin' Ladies welcomed in the New Year with a meeting and lunch at Café Bravo in Oakdale on January 6th. Plans are already in the works to visit Bocelli's Restaurant (Old Garlic House) for their second meeting of the New Year on February 3rd. Queen Bonny offers this reminder that if you need to cancel or have not made your reservation to attend a meeting, please call Gail (Cookie) at 847-0761 as we need to confirm with the restaurant as to how many ladies to expect.

January 13, 2010 | LAURA BURGHARDT | Valley Home News


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Valley Home 4-H member Jenna Heaton and Garrett and Justin Martin traveled to the Arizona National Livestock Show this past week to show their animals. We received word that all three had an exciting time and did great showing of their animals and representing our Valley Home community very well. Congratulations to all three young people! Valley Home is proud of you!

January 06, 2010 | LAURA BURGHARDT | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for December 30, 2009

Valley Home residents have enjoyed an exciting year of events! In January the O.H.S. Decathlon Team met at Valley Home members Evan Boggs and Ryan Burghardt's homes, to gear up for the event with 6 hour practice sessions. Former resident Chad Burghardt joined the Navy and during training, out of 933 recruits, graduated with one of the highest honors, the Navy League Award for superior performance of duty in addition to other awards.

December 30, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for December 23, 2009

Good news has been received that the Valley Home Community Center park project is on the move forward again. Several volunteers have made themselves available for different jobs and the result is welcomed progress. The project of getting the ballard (a set of standing metal pipes surrounding an area to be protected) completed for the well was completed this past week. Volunteer Eldon Angle rode his tractor over to the park site and dug the three foot deep holes for the standing metal pipes. Board member Ralph Damante hauled two donated 21 foot, five inch diameter metal pipes to the ...

December 23, 2009 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for December 16, 2009

What a surprise and delight to wake up on Tuesday morning and discover a light blanket of snow on the ground here in Valley Home! Running late for an appointment in Oakdale, your reporter couldn't stop to snap a photo, however on returning home we were delighted to find it had not all melted during our absence and were able to still capture some of it on film. No long drive to the mountains to enjoy a snow scene, just a walk outside the back door!

December 16, 2009 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for December 9, 2009

The Valley Home Community Christmas Parade will take place this coming Saturday, December 12th at 5:30 p.m. The viewing stand will be located in front of the "old" School. Bundle up to fend off the evening chill and enjoy a steaming cup of hot chocolate and tasty cookies while viewing the parade. It is a lighted parade and this year will feature Mrs. Elsie Martin as Grand Marshal. Santa will arrive as the last entry in the parade! We have received word that it is not too late to enter the parade. Call Winnie at 840-2692 to enter ...

December 09, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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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


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


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