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The Heart of Valley Home ... a very special thank you goes to those who have called with donations of items for our community park sale! (Saturday August 8th) Not only have folks donated items for the sale, some such as Valley Home’s Mr. T, are sending cash donations, which will go directly towards park maintenance. Valley Home residents, Chance and Jessica offered to come very early on Saturday the 8th to help set up ... the caring spirit of our community is alive and well! Several of our Valley Home young people will be up early helping put out road signs, etc. Please remember this is a community effort with all proceeds going to fund our Valley Home Park! Please let me know if you have donations you would like to drop off or that you need to have picked up.

This month we celebrate the birthday of a very special lady, Mrs. Laura Burghardt! Laura wrote this column for 38 years, always staying up late each Sunday evening to make sure all news was sent into The Leader! Laura cares deeply for our Valley Home community, and has worked tirelessly over the years to help make it such a special place to live. Thank You Laura! May your birthday be filled with great joys and much happiness. Happy Birthday from your Valley Home community! Many happy returns of this special day to you Laura.

Our “MAC” meeting was very well attended, thank you to all who came. CHP Officer Chuck Leon, Sheriff Lieutenant Michael Parker, Stanislaus County Water Resources Manager Walter Ward, and Fish and Game Wildlife Biologist Nathan Graveline, all gave very insightful reports! Great information from each department. Fish and Game Nathan and Adam shared very good information on mountain lions. No verified sightings here in Valley Home. They are asking for folks to please call them immediately with any sightings at 209-596-1785. Mountain lion tracks can be distinguished from dog tracks by the absence of toenail prints and by the “M” shaped pad. Mountain lions are typically quiet, solitary, and elusive, but when heard it sounds much like “a woman screaming.” Please be aware and if you think there is on or near your property be sure to call Nathan or Adam immediately!

We were excited to have our new Valley Home School superintendent at our MAC meeting. Thank you for coming Mr. Price ... Welcome to Valley Home!

Exciting news from a very caring Valley Home resident. Mr. Mike Tozzi is working to set up a community based program under the heading “Neighbor Helping Neighbor.” We much appreciate Mike’s efforts. Our community is known for helping each other out and “Neighbor Helping Neighbor” definitely is a perfect fit for our community. Mike will have more information soon and also is working with the Valley Home MAC to set up a town hall informational water meeting! Thank you Mike! If anyone has information on any available water trucks please call me and I will pass on this much needed information.

We were happy to see neighbor and good friend Mike Monschein at the MAC meeting. Fire board members Ray Martin and newly appointed Ryan Cope also were in attendance. Special thank you to both of them and our rural firefighter Dan Lopez! Thank you again to all who attended!


Remember to mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 4 for our Valley Home “National Night Out” celebration! More info to come!

As always you may reach me by calling 209-985-5233 or by email at Until next time, “Happy Trails to All!”