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Valley Home News for July 11, 2012
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On Saturday cars and pickups lined both sides of the road leading into the Taro Ranch on East Dodds Road and also filled the empty field adjacent to the Taro home. There was excitement in the air as friends and neighbors gathered at the Taro Ranch to join in the birthday festivities, or as the invitations stated “A very special Wild West Hoedown” for one of our favorite people, Tony Taro, who was celebrating his 90th birthday. Preferred attire for the festivities was Country Western, and guests were delighted to oblige.

Red checkered tablecloths centered with jars of sunflowers were set up under the tall trees shading the garden area located behind the house. The guest of honor was quickly surrounded by friends and neighbors when he exited the house to join those seated in the garden. Lots of smiles and reminiscing as Tony is always happy to talk about interesting incidents occurring in and around our area over the years.

Guests came from all over the area to help Tony celebrate his special day, possibly those coming the greatest distance were friends, Mary Gilbert from Fallon, Nevada and Barbara Bailey and her husband who traveled from Eureka, Nevada and Geordy Brown from Reno, Nevada. Also in attendance were Tony’s sister, Nita Taro and friends Clarence and Betty Amaral.
We are saddened to have to make another report on criminal activity occurring here in our Valley Home area. We received a report from Michelle McKenzie that she had received word that a burglary to a barn occurred on the evening of July 3rd on Pleasant Valley Road near Valley Home Road. The home owner believes that the burglar was interrupted during the theft, because only metal siding and wood from the barn were taken. The barn is near Pleasant Valley Road, so the thieves were pretty brazen in the location of their entry. The property is gated with dogs.

Again, it is important to remember that reporting such incidents to the authorities and broadcasting the information in the Valley Home News will keep residents aware of what is occurring in our community.
It was great to see our Valley Home Community Park all aglow and sparkling with pride as family and friends gathered there to enjoy an opportunity to visit with the Denman family, the former Valley Home residents now residing in Texas, who are enjoying an opportunity to visit and catch up on all the local Valley Home happenings. The park was all spruced up for the occasion. Red, White and Blue streamers waved in the gentle breeze as everyone gathered at the “heart of Valley Home”...Our Valley Home Community Park to welcome our old friends home for a visit.

The month of September has been selected for the celebration and special fundraiser for our Valley Home Park. All money raised will go toward park maintenance, PG&E, Insurance etc. More details to follow.
It is definitely Fair Season! You can feel it in the air as many Valley Home 4-Hers can be found getting ready for both State Fair and County Fair. Lambs, Goats, Pigs, Beef and Dairy Cows and Goats are all being readied for the Fair. The 4-Hers have worked very hard for the past few months getting ready and would appreciate any support you could give. If you are willing to support our 4-H animal projects, you can contact any 4-H member or leader.
It seems Valley Home has a future ‘Dancing with the Stars’ competitor in Miss Emma Wucherer. Emma had her first dance recital Saturday evening. Her family and many Valley Home friends are all very proud. Great job Emma!