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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


Valley Home News for January 12, 2011

Let's have a big round of applause for all the workers who did such a great job putting together a wonderful breakfast that was enjoyed by all on Saturday! What a great way to start the day. We just love seeing the community come together to support our school and such a great opportunity to catch up on "Holiday Happenings" and enjoy a delicious breakfast with our Valley Home friends and neighbors. Valley Home School PTC members wish to thank all the sponsors who had business cards printed on our placemats. The group would also like to thank everyone ...

January 12, 2011 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for January 5, 2011

Happy New Year to all!

January 05, 2011 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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Valley Home News for February 6, 2013

Where did all the neighbors go? Unbelievably, our Valley Home community was turned into a ghost town this past weekend, nary a soul could be found and our normally busy streets were empty of traffic. There is an old adage that "no news is good news," however I beg to differ! Our normally busy streets were devoid of traffic, where did everyone disappear to? Our normally busy little community was bereft of even a lone car traversing our roads. Where did all our townspeople go? The mystery was solved however, your reporter had simply forgotten that Sunday was "Super Bowl ...

February 06, 2013 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for January 30, 2013

Our members of Oakdale's Fun Lovin' Ladies are all getting gussied up in their purple outfits and making that important decision on which one of their Red Hats to select for their February 6th meeting. The group will travel to Modesto this month to partake of the cuisine offered at Minnie's Restaurant. Just a reminder to be certain to give Cookie a ring at 847-0761, if you need to cancel or have not made your reservation, as we need to confirm with the restaurant how many to expect.

January 30, 2013 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for January 23, 2013

Oak Valley Art Society members met at the Escalon Library on Saturday, and members enjoyed a very informative program on art techniques offered by long time member, and prize winning artist, Dorothy Girling. Due to a mix-up, the artist scheduled to demonstrate that day was unavailable and the group was treated to a very enjoyable program by Dorothy, who offered helpful hints to the group on working with pastels and various and helpful hints on that medium.

January 23, 2013 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for January 16, 2013

Our Valley Home MAC committee will be meeting tonight, January 16 at the Valley Home school. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in the school library. These meetings are a wonderful way to keep the line between the residents and the county representatives. There will be reports of what has happened since last meeting, what is scheduled to happen in the near future and also an opportunity to report a problem that may need to be forwarded to the county leaders. Be at the meeting and see what is going on in your part of the county.

January 16, 2013 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for January 9, 2013

We received word that Cooper Bartholomew had a great time celebrating his sixth birthday on New Year's Day. Cooper celebrated with friends and family on New Year's Eve. A special treat for Cooper that evening was hearing Austin Dickens and Luke Pouncy entertain by playing the guitar during the evening!

January 09, 2013 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for January 2, 2013

Word has just been received that the next meeting of the Valley Home 4H will be January 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Valley Home School gym.

January 02, 2013 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for December 26, 2012

We hope that Santa was able to make his visit to our Valley Home area and deliver a sleigh full of Christmas cheer even though he was greeted by rainy weather! Valley Home residents were still able to enjoy wending their way through our streets in the rain, and enjoy the colorful display of lighted homes. Even though we had to undergo heavy rain at times, the lights were enveloped in a misty glow that was beautiful to see.

December 26, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for December 19, 2012

Lots of excitement emanating from Valley Home School today as the Valley Home PTC throw open the doors for their annual Christmas gift store for the students. The Christmas Store is a much anticipated highlight of the year for the students. Students have an opportunity to look for and purchase gifts for their families. Prices are kept low and members of the PTC are on hand to wrap the items the students purchase so their selections are all ready for Christmas giving. The sight of all the happy faces at this special function is a delight to all who witness ...

December 19, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for December 12, 2012

It was a cold and foggy evening on Saturday, however, it didn't dampen the spirits of all those who gathered to view our annual Valley Home Community Christmas Parade. Christmas spirit and warmth filled the air as residents gathered and lined the streets to watch the colorful annual Christmas Lighted Parade as it wound its way through the center of town.

December 12, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for December 5, 2012

Our Valley Home 4-H'ers are very proud to announce the 2012 Grand Marshall for our "Old Tyme Christmas Parade". Our 2012 Grand Marshal is Mr. Marcel Dickens and his lovely wife, Kathy. Marcel was a Valley Home 4-H community leader several years ago. He and his wife have been very active in their Valley home community. At present, their grandson, Austin is very involved in Valley Home 4-H and also very active within the community. Marcel and Kathy have raised sons in Valley Home and now enjoy being the grandparents of very active and successful grandchildren. The Dickens' are ...

December 05, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for November 28, 2012

This week has been a busy week for our 4-H'ers and we are told that next week promises to be even busier! The members will be working on their Christmas float entry this Friday night at the Barretto family ranch. The group will be putting the finishing touches on their delightful Candy House entry for the Lighted Escalon Christmas Parade in which they will ride and wave at viewers on Saturday, December 1st during the evening on Main Street in Escalon. Be sure to watch for starting time.

November 28, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for November 21, 2012

It seems like the Holidays have really crept up fast on us this year! This past week our Valley Home 4-Hers celebrated their accomplishments during the past months with a delicious dinner and awards ceremony. Special guests for the evening were Mrs. Jan Hempleman, former Valley Home 4-H leader and Mr. Ken Wilmarth, retired Stanislaus County 4-H Program Director. Laughter, generated by lots of fun and friendship filled the Valley Home School Gym as our 4-H'ers enjoyed the evening together! The evening was made even more special with the Valley Home School Superintendent, Rolanda DesRosiers-Lewis and her delightful husband ...

November 21, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for November 14, 2012

Christina Barreto shares the following information with us. Our Valley Home 4-H members are busy planning for another Bake Sale at Tractor Supply in Oakdale on Saturday, November 17th. There will be the delicious odor of baking delectable goodies filling the air throughout our community this coming week as our 4-H'ers busy themselves baking up a storm of delicious goodies to sell at their booth. The 4-H'ers will be found manning this booth located inside the Tractor Supply Store in Oakdale. The sale featuring an array of delicious fresh baked goodies is being held to aid in raising ...

November 14, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for November 7, 2012

Our Red Hat Queen Bonnie Bianchi tells us that our Red Hat Oakdale Fun Lovin' Ladies are enjoying their monthly meeting and luncheon at Marie Calendar's Restaurant in Modesto today. These ladies always have a great time planning for their next adventure and meeting. Their next meeting will fall on December 5, 2012, and will be held at Mimi's Cafe, located on Dale Rd. in Modesto.

November 07, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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