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March 17, 2010
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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.


Last week’s column mentioned that the discussion on the future of the historic Valley Home Library was on the V.H. School Board meeting but the publication date of the column prevented notification of many interested residents regarding this subject. Well, an opportunity will be available tonight at the Valley Home Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) for residents to express their feelings, ideas, opinions etc. on the future of the historic Valley Home Library. So many Valley Home persons have told me over the years how the library played an important part of their lives and how it could again in today’s world with new caretakers or managers. One of the ideas has been proposed by the members of the St. John Lutheran Church, another idea as a savior and repository of Valley Home’s very interesting and important history, a history for generations to review and remember. There are other ideas but if they are not identified how will the current responsible school board know what is desired of the Valley Home residents and what would be the best decision for them to follow. So, all those persons who have an opinion, an idea or something to say, plan on being at tonight’s Valley Home MAC meeting and let others know what you have to say.

Other items on the MAC meeting agenda in addition to the library are: change in officer positions, an area county assisted cleanup day for residents on March 27, reports by County Parks & Rec, Public Works, Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District, etc. Plan on attending the meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Valley Home - Harold Pope School Library. You do not want to miss this meeting! If you are not doing your duty as a Valley Home resident or representative, you cannot later save something that is gone.


Saturday night’s rainfall didn’t deter residents from attending the 2nd Annual Bunko Night festivities hosted by the Valley Home P.T.C. The Valley Home Multi Purpose/Gym was filled with 108 players and several spectators. Tables filled with loads of interesting prize goodies lined one side of the room with attendees circling to check each item out. Dinner went well and there was a wonderful assortment of desserts. Each person won a door prize and the night ended a tad late due to all the items raffled. Thank you to all our PTC members, staff and students for making this event so much fun for everyone – to all donors for the wonderful gifts, what a wonderful selection. A thank you is given to donors for business card ads on placemats, to several 4H and FFA members for set-up help, to those serving food, providing assistance with “Bunko” ticket runs and passing “MoHawk” the Mascot between players as they yelled “traveling.”

Students who participated in helping will receive community service credit in their books for this school year: Denise, Melissa, Tiffany and Natalie Thompson, Lindsay Giles, Bobby DuPuy, Nathan Soares, Emily Pinhero, Karrisa Dempawolf, Erica Swanson, Katie Serpa, and Harlee Burtchi.


Congratulations to Natalie Thompson, the winner of the Jog-A-Thon drawing contest that was judged by the attendees. Her drawing of the “Turtle” will be featured on this year’s shirt. Second was Harlee Burtchi and Denise Thompson and third was Melissa Thompson. Jog-A-Thon event is scheduled for April 1 and sponsor pledges will start this week.