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Valley Home News 2-21-24
vh Osmundson

Hi again from Nancy Osmundson. We are praying that Winnie Mullins keeps healing so she can write the news again.


Congratulations to Garry and Loretta Steele, Kathy Shepherd’s parents. They recently celebrated 60 years of marriage with 70 close friends and family. Garry’s sister, Barbara Baze, came from Texas to help them celebrate.


Shep’s Custom Wood is the next business we want to highlight. It is owned by Philip and Kathy Shepherd who are longtime residents. Kathy and their children all attended Valley Home schools. Philip has dappled in wood working most of his life. He enjoys making custom furniture and home decor. Kathy finds things on Pinterest and he makes it for her. Lately he has been making Wine Barrel Rocking Patio chairs with matching side tables. Many friends and family enjoy his Wine Barrel Home Decor. They will be attending the Morning Markets in Oakdale starting in May through September. You can see photos on Instagram - Shep’s Custom Wood.

Contact information: Kathy Shepherd 209-988-9298.


Cindy Benedix-Fleischer has a business we will highlight now. Cindy is a home-based travel agent who works through Far Beyond Infinity Travel. She specializes in Disney travel, but also can book with any cruise line and to almost any destination, from family vacations to girls’ trips, bachelorette getaways or even an all guys hunting trip.

Cindy has been visiting Disneyland for over 55 years and she, along with her group, The Golden Grammas, was in the Disneyland 60th Anniversary commercial, and was invited to Disney World for a photo shoot. She knows Disney from “in front of and behind the camera.”

Cruises and all-inclusive resorts are her favorite vacations to book. You get so much for your money, and with the current economy, every penny counts when you are planning a vacation.

When people ask her why they should use her as an agent instead of booking online, she has these reasons:

1. You tell her dates, destination and the number of people in the party. She does all the research: hotels, tickets, flights and booking.

2. If problems arise before or during your vacation, just give her a call and she will handle it.

3. The best part – she does all the planning and booking at no cost to you. She is paid directly through Disney, cruise lines or other agencies.

Look at her Facebook page for details: https//

She has blogs on her web page:


If you have items you want to include in our Valley Home News, my email is: Until next time, have a great week!