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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


Valley Home News for December 2, 2009

It is always nice to share Holiday visits enjoyed by our Valley Home residents. Hazel Rushman and family members enjoyed a combined Thanksgiving dinner and birthday party at her granddaughter Stacy and husband Tom Murphy's home in Delhi. Hazel's twin great, great granddaughters, Rylee Brooke-Lynn and Madison Elizabeth Murphy celebrated their first birthday. The birthday cake was frosted in pink and purple, with a candle placed for each twin. Each twin had a small cake to eat in their highchairs, and they had fun eating it. It was cute to watch the twins enjoy their cake, but what ...

December 02, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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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


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


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