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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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Approximately 95 people were spotted at Art and Tami Tharpe's ranch on Pioneer Avenue where they had gathered to enjoy an evening of good food and succulent lobster just arrived from Maine for the special occasion. Threatening rain clouds scudded across the evening sky but failed to dampen the spirits of the group, all of whom enjoyed great food and the opportunity to visit with old friends. Dinner was eaten at tables that covered the back lawn of the home. Youngest member of those attending the festivities was the newest addition to the Tharpe family tree, Katelynn Ann Tharpe ...

October 13, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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Valley Home 4-H held a meeting on Tuesday, October 5th in the gym at Valley Home School and final sign up for projects was held. More people are needed to sign up to help work at the Valley Home Harvest Festival and also for helping to lay sod at the Valley Home Park. Showing up next on the club meeting agenda will be a meeting to be held on October 13th at which time the group will hold club awards and officer installation. The meeting will begin at 6:30 and will also offer Pot Luck dinner with members bringing ...

October 06, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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We are delighted to introduce Valley Home 4-H member, Garret Bryhni in this week's column as the club reporter for the 2010-2011 4-H year. The Valley Home 4-H Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 5, at 7p.m. at the Missionary Baptist Church in Valley Home. Garret says "If you missed last month's sign-up meeting, you can still sign-up at this meeting. Jenna Heaton is the president and Halley is the Bug editor this year. Come and check out all the great projects we have this year, and find out what kinds of fun events we ...

September 29, 2010 | LAURA BURGHARDT | Valley Home News


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Congratulations go out to the following Valley Home students who earned the title of Student's of the Month for August! The honor of being proclaimed Student of the Month rewarded the students with personal recognition with all students in attendance for the ceremony. In addition to receiving personal recognition, each student receives a certificate, a special lunch, and T-shirt to commemorate the occasion ...

September 22, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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Being the third Wednesday of the month, tonight is the meeting night for the Valley Home Municipal Advisory (MAC). The Valley Home MAC is an important means to know what is happening in our community. Reports are presented at the meeting by representatives from various county agencies in addition to the Oakdale Rural Fire Department, and the California Highway Patrol. The meeting is held at 6:30 p.m. in the library of the Valley Home School. All are invited and encouraged to attend.

September 15, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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We have received word that San Joaquin County (Lone Tree, Henry, Steinegul and Seidner area roads) will be having their annual Neighborhood Watch potluck family meeting and BBQ on September 12th at 4 p.m. at Martin Manor, 15339 Henry Road, Escalon. San Joaquin County law enforcement will be on hand as well as other local government officials. This is important to all Valley ...

September 08, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


VALLEY HOME NEWS for the week of 9/1/10

It is always a pleasure to be able to share exciting news concerning one of our young Valley Home people that we have watched growing up in our community. On August 14th about 50 friends and family members attended the Graduation-Happy Birthday Party for Alanna Jones. Alanna graduated from Oakdale High School with the Class of 2010. Her birthday will be on September 12th, however she will not be home for the celebration. Alanna has accepted an academic/athletic scholarship to attend Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia and left for college this past month.Well wishing family members ...

September 01, 2010 | 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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