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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


Valley Home News for December 29, 2010

It was so nice to see so many of our Valley Home neighbors out and about this past weekend and enjoying the wonderful sunny weather. What a fabulous change from the cold and wet weather we had earlier in the week!

December 29, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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We are happy to share the latest information on Valley Home 4-H activities. Let's give Christina Berreto and Rosie Campbell and their bake sale committee members a big thank you! They raised $146.50 at their November 13th bake sale and $294.00 at their December 11 bake sale. Special plaudits also to everyone who donated items to be sold! Sounds like everyone did a super job!

December 22, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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Our Valley Home School students are looking forward to a fun filled week of activities. Starting off the week, Monday will offer them an exciting preview only of the gift items which will be available to purchase for family members at the much anticipated annual Valley Home PTC sponsored Christmas Store. The Christmas Store will feature a variety of gift items which are available for students to purchase for their family members. Not only are students able to purchase gift items for a nominal fee, but members of the Valley Home PTC will be on hand to wrap the selections ...

December 15, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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The Valley Home School PTC meeting has been moved to tomorrow, December 9th at 3 p.m. in Mrs. Moore's classroom with babysitting available in Mrs. Rathbun's class. All are invited as we will be talking about our budget ideas for the PTC funds. It would be nice to have 3 budget ideas from each member to discuss at the meeting.

December 08, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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The redwood picnic tables for the Valley Home Community Center Park have arrived and they are beautiful! Eight of them were handmade by a supplier living in Chinese Camp and this brings to mind an almost unbelievable bit of historical connection. In the early history of this area and before Oakdale became a town with its own post office, the residents here resided in Camp Washington. A search for the location of this site would lead you to Chinese Camp as it was the post office headquarters for this large Enumeration District. So 150 years later the connection is re-kindled ...

November 24, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for November 17, 2010

Our Valley Home area is beginning to show the effects of crisp November mornings as the trees begin to leaf out in an array of gorgeous Autumn colors. Take the time to take a leisurely trip though our area and enjoy what Mother Nature with her special paint brush has done to enhance our Valley Home area.

November 17, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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Your reporter is honored to announce that we have a winner in our community. Valley Home resident Joseph Perez participated in the 2010 Annual SIR State Poppy Hills Individual Championship Golf Tournament at the Poppy Hills course along the coast in Monterey on October 27 and October 28. The weather was beautiful and the Monterey coastline welcomed the large group of golfers. Thursday's playing prepared the participants for the championship playing on Friday and when the final scores were tallied and posted on the SIR State Golf website it showed that out of the 72 golfers in the tournament ...

November 10, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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Valley Home residents are still basking in the glow of all the fun enjoyed at this year's Harvest Festival. The results for the following contests held during the festival were not available in time for last week's column and we include them now. Judges for the Scarecrow contest had the fun of driving through our Valley Home area and enjoying viewing the displays close at hand. There were four exhibits for judges to view this year. The judges felt that "Fall Clean Up" created by Wyatt, Emma & Marybeth Carpenter was outstanding. It showed a pumpkin-headed scarecrow type farmer ...

November 03, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for October 27, 2010

Rain certainly didn't dampen the spirits of everyone attending the Valley Home Harvest Festivities on Saturday afternoon. There was lots to see and do at the Festival. Excitement ran high at the pumpkin judging booth with pumpkins of all sizes and shapes on display. The five pumpkin contests were coordinated by Jenna Heaton and Valley Home 4-H and sponsored by Mid Valley Agriculture Services. First place in the Giant Pumpkin went to Angel Soto for her monster entry which weighed in at 132 1/2 lbs after cleaning out insides. Alexis Halsey's 125 lb. beauty placed second, with ...

October 27, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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Valley Home 4-H is looking for the "Great Pumpkin" this Saturday at our Valley Home School Harvest Festival. Judges will be searching for the "Biggest Pumpkin," "Strangest Shape Pumpkin" and the most Perfect Pumpkin." We also understand that there will be a contest for the best "Carved Pumpkin!" Our community is in for a real treat this Saturday! So all of you pumpkin growers start searching your pumpkin patch for your special pumpkins and bring them to the school at 2:00 p.m. this Coming Saturday. Judging will take place during the Harvest Festival! You may drop off entries ...

October 20, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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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


Valley Home News for February 20, 2013

It sounds like our Valley Home 4-Hers not only had a great time at their February meeting, but also made lots of money at their annual Box Social on February 5th. The Box Social provides an evening of fun for all the members, as they all participate in seeing who can create the prettiest decorated box of goodies to be auctioned off at the meeting. This meeting was no exception and goodies of every kind were auctioned off. A special thank you to Gary Lewis who acts as auctioneer for the fun filled event. Helping Gary with the auction were ...

February 20, 2013 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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


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