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Daylight Savings Time kicks in at 2 a.m. Sunday, and the American Red Cross has a reminder for households across the country: Turn your clocks ahead one hour, and test your smoke detectors.

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Updated: mar. 07, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Drivers See Slight Hike At Gas Pump

 

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.92/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 6.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.45/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Cirque du Soleil At The Arena

Cirque du Soleil At The Arena

 

The colorful costumes, the music, and the skillful acrobatics made the journey to Varekai a very unique and entertaining experience. The final act of twists, turns, and high flying action sure pleased the audience whom applauded continuously.The show will continue through Sunday, April 19 at the Stockton Arena, 248 West Fremont Street and tickets are still available. For more information visit www.stocktonlive.com.

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Posted: Apr. 17, 2015 2:58 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 18, 2015 9:00 a.m. | Cirque du Soleil At The Arena Comments 0 Comments
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Prank Sign Leads To CHP Stop

Prank Sign Leads To CHP Stop

An Oakdale Joint Unified School District bus filled with over 45 students of the Oakdale High School track team had its journey to Lathrop interrupted by a stop from the California Highway Patrol due to possible distress and a welfare check of its occupants.

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City To Discuss “Big Box” Restriction Monday

City To Discuss “Big Box” Restriction Monday

The Oakdale City Council has slated for its next meeting, Monday, April 20, to discuss amending the current Municipal Code to make it easier for large retail developments to come to the city.

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Denham In Favor Of Tax Simplification

 

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) this week cast his vote in support of the State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015 and the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015. Both these pieces of legislation aim to reduce the tax burden on American families and small businesses by eliminating unnecessary taxes and simplifying our existing tax code.

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Senior Reaches Great Heights For Birthday

Senior Reaches Great Heights For Birthday

 

Marie McAnally wasn’t just interested in a cake and candles to commemorate her 83rd birthday; that would be too simple. According to McAnally’s daughter Cindy Webb, she pondered her ‘Bucket List’ instead for ideas.

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Posted: Apr. 14, 2015 5:47 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 15, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Senior Reaches Great Heights For Birthday Comments 0 Comments
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Countdown To Relay

 

Oakdale’s annual Relay For Life is just around the corner – the 24-hour signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society will be hosted at Oakdale High School on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26.

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Posted: Apr. 14, 2015 5:51 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 15, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Countdown To Relay Comments 0 Comments
City Meeting Water Goals

City Meeting Water Goals

 

With California in its fourth year of drought and Governor Jerry Brown putting out an executive order calling for cutbacks of 20 percent, the City of Oakdale announced that their figures show that the city and its residents have nearly met that mark based on 2013 figures.

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Posted: Apr. 14, 2015 5:52 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 15, 2015 1:00 a.m. | City Meeting Water Goals Comments 0 Comments
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Motorists Basking In Falling Gas Prices

 

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 5.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.88/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.39/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Dispatchers Saluted During Telecommunicators Week

 

The safety of the public, as well as law enforcement and first responders, frequently depends on a group of highly trained professionals who are heard far more often than they are seen. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) honors these skilled men and women during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 12 through 18, 2015.

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Full Highway Closure For Bridge Work

 

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform a full highway closure of State Route (SR-12) from Interstate 5 (I-5) to SR-160 in Sacramento/San Joaquin County to perform repairs on the Mokelumne River Bridge.

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Kids Spring Fest Fun

Kids Spring Fest Fun

Saturday, April 4 marked the 2015 Kids Spring Fest as over 1,000 kids and adults gathered at Kerr Park for a fun day under the sun. The ninth annual event, presented by City of Oakdale and the Kiwanis Club, held four separate egg hunts for kids in varying age groups, up to age 12, along with lunch, games and prize drawings among other activities for both kids and adults.

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Posted: Apr. 07, 2015 6:27 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 08, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Kids Spring Fest Fun Comments 0 Comments
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Area Trio Opening Dialogue On Mental Illness

Area Trio Opening Dialogue On Mental Illness

One in four adults, or approximately 61.5 million Americans, have an experience with mental illness in a given year. With a current estimated population of over 21,000 within the Oakdale City limits that’s over 5,000 Oakdale community members who will be affected by mental illness in some way.

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Posted: Apr. 07, 2015 6:31 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 08, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Area Trio Opening Dialogue On Mental Illness Comments 0 Comments
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Council Taps Murdoch To Fill Vacant Seat

Council Taps Murdoch To Fill Vacant Seat

 

With two members of the Oakdale City Council stating they wanted someone with the same “business sense” as former Councilman Don Petersen, the Oakdale City Council voted 3-1 to appoint local commercial real estate developer Richard Murdoch to the dais for the remaining two years left when Petersen resigned in February.

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Posted: Apr. 07, 2015 6:34 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 08, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Council Taps Murdoch To Fill Vacant Seat Comments 0 Comments
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Investigation Recovers Stolen Radioactive Device

Investigation Recovers Stolen Radioactive Device

 

An eBay ad and the sharp eye of a tenacious victim led Oakdale Police to recover a $10,000 piece of construction equipment that was taken from a work truck last year.

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Water Conservation Efforts Expand To Caltrans

Water Conservation Efforts Expand To Caltrans

Caltrans today announced that the California Transportation Commission has allocated emergency funding to continue installing smart sprinklers on state property, technology that automatically adjusts to weather conditions, soil moisture or broken pipes, and has already helped cut water use 50 percent where installed.

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Annual Pioneer Rodeo In Late Fall Offers Oakdale Lasting Success

Annual Pioneer Rodeo In Late Fall Offers Oakdale Lasting Success

 

Covered Calistoga wagons and settlements complete with chow carts will descend on Oakdale this November as various Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone characters arrive in the city for the debut of Pioneer Days and the Pioneer Rodeo, The Leader has learned.

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Testicle Festival – Romancing The Stones

Testicle Festival – Romancing The Stones

 

Monday night marked my fourth Oakdale Testicle Festival, taking me a long way from my first time as a newbie with only a few weeks on for The Leader, and an editorial staff of women (sans sports guy) when I was “chosen” to cover the annual event.

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Veronica’s Care Closet Seeking Donations

Veronica’s Care Closet Seeking Donations

 

As many look ahead to lazy mornings and summer schedules Oakdale High School’s Dana McLain has other thoughts on her mind.

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Posted: Mar. 31, 2015 6:48 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 01, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Veronica’s Care Closet Seeking Donations Comments 0 Comments
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Annual Spring Fest Saturday

The City of Oakdale, in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club of Oakdale, is hosting the ninth annual Kids Spring Fest on Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Posted: Mar. 31, 2015 6:54 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 01, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Annual Spring Fest Saturday Comments 0 Comments

Reclamation Report: No Change In Water Allocation Status

 

The Bureau of Reclamation reports that, due to continued dry conditions, the initial 2015 water supply allocation released on Feb. 27 for Central Valley Project agricultural contractors and municipal and industrial contractors remains unchanged.

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Runners Respond To Jessica’s Law Revisions

 

Jessica’s Law authors George and Sharon Runner have responded to the recent decision by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to stop enforcing Jessica’s Law residency restrictions statewide:

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Museum Scholarship Offered

 

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is proud to announce the 2015 Lowell C. “Doc” Dorius scholarship award to graduating high school seniors in the greater Oakdale area.  This scholarship fund is in memory of Lowell C. “Doc” Dorius D.V.M. “Doc” had a passion for his profession and specialized in treatment of beef cattle and herd management. He took joy in mentoring young men and women on the care of cattle and they spent many hours with him making calls. A memorial scholarship was established through the Oakdale Cowboy Museum by friends and family after his passing in July of ...

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Dried And Confused: Lunch Focuses On Water Rights

Dried And Confused: Lunch Focuses On Water Rights

With California in its third drought year, the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce’s 42nd Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon on March 19 brought in known attorney, Valerie Kinkaid, to discuss its chosen topic, “Three Major Threats to Water Rights.”

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OTVB – What Direction Now?

OTVB – What Direction Now?

 

With the recent shoot-down of “Pioneer Perfect,” the Oakdale Tourism and Visitor’s Bureau decided to finally “embrace” “Cowboy Capital of the World” as it continues its mission to develop and promote tourism for the City of Oakdale.

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Magnolia Third Graders Dig Into Squid

Magnolia Third Graders Dig Into Squid

 

Magnolia Elementary School third grade teacher Melissa Clark is excited about dissection.

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OHS Represents At Regional Science Olympiad

OHS Represents At Regional Science Olympiad

 

Oakdale High School’s Science Olympiad team finished this year’s regional Science Olympiad competition tied for fifth. The team fell short in the tiebreaker, number of gold medals, which will send Central Catholic to the State finals. The top four go to finals. The team faced an unfortunate circumstance when one event was thrown out do to a scoring mistake by the event supervisor.

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End In Sight For Negotiations?

The bad news is: our teachers have not yet settled salary negotiations. The good news is: if settled they have the opportunity to reopen for another increase in October.

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Posted: Mar. 18, 2015 11:22 a.m. | Updated: Mar. 18, 2015 11:28 a.m. | End In Sight For Negotiations? Comments 0 Comments
OHS Freshman Accompanied By 4-Legged Companion

OHS Freshman Accompanied By 4-Legged Companion

If today’s teenager is to be selfish and lazy, one need not tell Hope Kindred. The Oakdale High School freshman missed that memo.

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Students Step Up For Positive Change

Students Step Up For Positive Change

Oakdale Junior High School staffers Ben Cortez and Brandi Chavez are aiming to join forces. During the 2014-2015 school year, Cortez the teacher and Chavez the staffer each have pioneered new programs which are proving successful on the campus.

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OHS Freshman Accompanied By 4-Legged Companion

OHS Freshman Accompanied By 4-Legged Companion

If today’s teenager is to be selfish and lazy, one need not tell Hope Kindred. The Oakdale High School freshman missed that memo.

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Students Step Up For Positive Change

Students Step Up For Positive Change

Oakdale Junior High School staffers Ben Cortez and Brandi Chavez are aiming to join forces. During the 2014-2015 school year, Cortez the teacher and Chavez the staffer each have pioneered new programs which are proving successful on the campus.

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Reading Celebrates Dr. Seuss

Reading Celebrates Dr. Seuss

Monday was a real page turner, all across Oakdale.

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Craig Clinches Medallion As Distinguished Young Woman

Craig Clinches Medallion As Distinguished Young Woman

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Oakdale, was hosted Saturday, Feb. 21, at Magnolia School Auditorium. Oakdale High School senior and current Distinguished Young Woman Rachelle Pabalan passed her title to Amy Craig, a junior at Oakdale High School. In addition to the $2,500 scholarship for the title award, Amy received two $200 scholarships in the Talent and Interview categories. Scholarship awards were also presented to Makayla Johnson, Second Place; Jessica Gorman, Third Place; Hannah Copher, Fourth Place; and Haley Dyson, Fifth Place. Jessica also received two $200 scholarships in the Self ...

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Posted: Feb. 24, 2015 6:26 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Craig Clinches Medallion As Distinguished Young Woman Comments 0 Comments
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Oakdale FFA Celebrates 2015 National FFA Week

Oakdale FFA Celebrates 2015 National FFA Week

The Oakdale FFA (Future Farmers of America) will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 21 to 28. This year’s theme is Go All Out! and it embraces more than 80 years of FFA traditions while looking to the organization’s future.

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Posted: Feb. 17, 2015 6:27 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 18, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Oakdale FFA Celebrates 2015 National FFA Week Comments 0 Comments
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Chromebooks Bring Egypt Projects To Latest Century

Chromebooks Bring Egypt Projects To Latest Century

Fair Oaks sixth grade students are clicking back through the sands of time.

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Accused Of Committing Sex Acts With Minor

Accused Of Committing Sex Acts With Minor

 

An Oakdale man was arrested by Tuolumne County Sheriff's detectives at his Hampton Court residence on Feb. 2 for several sex crimes, according to a March 2 press release issued from the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department.

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Posted: Mar. 03, 2015 6:36 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Accused Of Committing Sex Acts With Minor Comments 0 Comments
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Website Allows Residents To Check Crime Activity

Website Allows Residents To Check Crime Activity

With the use of a personal computer or mobile device, local individuals and businesses can now retrieve crime information from the Oakdale Police Department and will be able to make police reports.

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Knights Ferry News 4-15-15

 

Birthday greeting for the month of April go out to: Denise Crom, Makenzie Ohe, Calab Coston, Jim Mc McCarthy, Megan Peterson, Michelle Muller, Jordan Ray, Eric Ulrich, Sharon Page, Lee Shearer, Jean Dyer, Joan Taylor, Steve Ingram, Ted Kassahn, Julie Mattox, Gary Shook, Barbara Hudelson, Teri Foster, Jim Rotelli, Cat Ulrich, Greg Burns, Gayle Diltz, Michelle Sturtevant, Pat Johnson, Maya Camara, Charlee Birdsong, Weston Sundberg and Julian Arias.

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Posted: Apr. 14, 2015 5:38 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 15, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News 4-15-15 Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News 4-08-15

The first rattlesnake has been reported. Jill McPhee got one on her patio. Be cautious when outside!

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Knights Ferry News 4-01-15

Here it is another month already! There are a lot of things happening in the Ferry this month. April 2nd is the Knights Ferry Community Club dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. April 4th is the Car Show with over 160 cars entered. The cars will all be around town, none on the other side of the river. There will be live entertainment, food, and T-shirts available. April 5th is Easter with sunrise services at the cross on Frymire’s hill. April 8th the Garden Club is meeting at the cemetery at 10:00 a.m ...

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Posted: Mar. 31, 2015 2:15 p.m. | Updated: Apr. 01, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News 4-01-15 Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News 3-25-15

The weather was beautiful for a fight - a reenactment of a Civil War battle that is - on Saturday and Sunday. There were many tents at the Army Corp Park and many soldiers of the Blue and Gray that battled it out on the hills. The spaghetti dinner was good and many enjoyed winning the great raffle prizes. The town was quite busy!

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Posted: Mar. 24, 2015 2:36 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News 3-25-15 Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News 3-18-15

 

Birthday greetings for the month of March go out to: Bill Frias, Tom Wright, Rick Maisel, Shavon Haskell, Rocky Goehring, Pat Johnson, Brendt Ohe, Aaron Hodge, Aislinn Finn, Richard Bell, Kara Lopez, Amber Coston, Bill Martinelli, Gayle Higgins, Danna Morgan, Mark Schlegel, Kim McCarthy, Wendy Burns, Grant Page, Luke Dickens, Levi Dickens, Taylor Kelley, Gracie Anderson, Bryce Anderson, Anthony Neely, Carter Sturtevant, Ken Morris, Gerardo Martinez, Kaitlin Halverson, Jude Krick and Jade Wells.

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Knights Ferry News 3-11-15

This has been another beautiful week in the Ferry but we need the rain! Even the weeds are getting limp!

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Knights Ferry News-3-4-15

Breakfast Sunday dawned bright and clear with the daffodils and redbud trees blooming and the almond trees that were past their prime greening up and those just coming into bloom were puffs of pink. The sandhill cranes were heading north from their wintering spots, whirling in their large groups and making a funny call. The sporadic rain that we got helped the grass to grow (also the weeds).

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Knights Ferry News- 2-25-15

A great big “Thank You!” from the Boyers to the Knights Ferry lawn ferries. Jim came home from the hospital and Diane and Jim were surprised to find their lawn had been mowed and things weed-eated and trimmed. Seems Martha Harding and helpers from the 50’s Roadhouse went to work on the Boyer yard since Jim could not do it. It is nice to have such good friends!

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Knights Ferry News- 2-18-15

Someone removed part of our fence between properties and compromised our security system. They mowed the berries and cut some branches off our shrubs. Yesterday some people were on the property next door and it looked like they were going to fence it. If you remove a fence shouldn’t you contact the other property owner?

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Valley Home News 4-15-15

 

This week we remember fondly the man who was a friend to all! Mark Dickens was born and raised in Valley Home and in the years since his passing he is missed each and every day by all who knew and loved him.

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Valley Home News 4-8-15

Our best wishes for a speedy recovery go out to one of Valley Home’s most special people ... Cody Fleischer! Cody was in a bad accident this past weekend and we all wish him a quick recovery. Cody is well known and very well liked in our community, he is a fun loving kid who is great fun to be around. Get better soon, Cody!

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Valley Home News 4-1-15

We hope everyone will take the opportunity to honor a local hero on Tuesday, April 7 when Gene Benedix receives the Purple Heart medal. The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at the Gladys Lemmons Senior Center. This is such an amazing honor for someone very deserving!

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Valley Home News 3-25-15

A bad break ... Just as irrigation season is beginning our wonderful hard working neighbor Darlene Nunes suffered a broken foot. The break was very serious and will really be hard on Darlene. The Nunes family is well known throughout our Valley Home community for their dedication to this rural way of life we all love so much! Darlene and Alvin just give a holler if you need anything ... you know you have a community that thinks the world of you both and is ready to help in any way needed!

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Valley Home News 3-18-15

Hot, yummy cinnamon rolls ready to eat...come by tomorrow, Thursday, March 19 and support our Valley Home students! Cinnamon rolls will be available at 8 a.m. for purchase. The early morning delicacy will be $5.00 for a tin of four delicious rolls. What a great way to start the day...a tasty treat while helping raise funds for our students Asilomar trip! Be sure to get there early, sale will end when cinnamon rolls are sold out.

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Valley Home News 3-11-15

This week is an exciting week for future kindergarten students at Valley Home School! Today, Wednesday March 11, is registration day! It’s always such a big day for the youngsters and parents alike ... It’s a bittersweet time for many parents as they realize how quickly their little one is growing. Registration will be held on the Texas Avenue campus from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Valley Home News-3-4-15

Our Valley Home 4-Hers met last evening for their monthly community meeting. The 4-Hers are holding a drive thru Tri Tip dinner this Friday evening. The Tri Tip will be smoked and the dinner will have sides of beans, dinner rolls and salad. The dinner will serve a family of four and the cost is $35. Proceeds will go toward the 4-Hers trip to Monterey Aquarium in May! For more information you may call 4-H president Sierra Haynes at 596-6672 or Community Leader Sean Haynes at 324-7286. Your support is greatly appreciated! Pick up location is the Valley Home school ...

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VALLEY HOME NEWS- 2-25-15

This week we salute a local hero. Gene Benedix was wounded in combat in 1951 during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart commendation. He never received the actual Purple Heart medal. There will be a special presentation by Congressman Jeff Denham on April 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Gladys Lemmons Senior Center to present this medal. Please try to attend. Thank you to Judy Bossard for sharing this important news with the community.

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VALLEY HOME NEWS- 2-18-15

Cost Less Market ... What a spectacular trip it is from Valley Home to go grocery shopping. Taking the time to appreciate this trip is something that I have learned to make a priority. Where else can you drive five minutes to go grocery shopping and pass almond orchards with beautiful blossoms, go past Bushwacker’s home, watch cattle and horses grazing on lush green pastures, then at the edge of town and right before shopping, pass over the most spectacular bridge! Crossing this beautiful gateway bridge offers you a moment to reflect. Many thousands use this strong and steady passage ...

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DONALD RAY ELLIS, JR. “SONNY”

DONALD RAY ELLIS, JR. “SONNY”

DONALD RAY ELLIS, JR. “SONNY”

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ANITA CHRISTINE  MARKEY RHODES

ANITA CHRISTINE MARKEY RHODES

ANITA CHRISTINE MARKEY RHODES   

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BETTY M.  VAN NORMAN

BETTY M. VAN NORMAN

BETTY M. VAN NORMAN

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ELISEO MARTINEZ

ELISEO MARTINEZ

ELISEO MARTINEZ

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FRANCIS THEODORE  ‘TED’ HEURING

FRANCIS THEODORE ‘TED’ HEURING

FRANCIS THEODORE  ‘TED’ HEURING

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WILLIAM (BILL) CARL OWEN

WILLIAM (BILL) CARL OWEN

WILLIAM (BILL) CARL OWEN

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NAOMI RUTH LUCAS SPERRY

NAOMI RUTH LUCAS SPERRY went to be with Jesus on March 22, 2015 in Oakdale, CA.  She was born December 26, 1934 in Walter, Oklahoma to Walter Lee Lucas and Audie Pamelia Wilson.  She spent her young life traveling between Arizona and New Mexico with her family to different farms where they picked a variety of crops.  Her father loved to travel and was always on the move to a different location for work.  

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ALAN LESTER OKSEN

ALAN LESTER OKSEN

ALAN LESTER OKSEN

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MAE ROSALINE WINTER

MAE ROSALINE WINTER

MAE ROSALINE WINTER

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MARION C. MACDONALD

MARION C. MACDONALD

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OSCAR MARIO PEÑA SR

OSCAR MARIO PEÑA SR

OSCAR MARIO PEÑA SR

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MELODIE HOWARD

MELODIE HOWARD

MELODIE HOWARD

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JENNY THOMPSON

JENNY THOMPSON

JENNY THOMPSON,

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DOROTHY JEAN MOORE

DOROTHY JEAN MOORE

DOROTHY JEAN MOORE

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ARTHUR SMITH

ARTHUR SMITH

ARTHUR SMITH

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FRED ALVAN OZBIRN

FRED ALVAN OZBIRN

With his great nephew Mark Ozbirn at his side, Fred Alvan Ozbirn, 91, passed away

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THOMAS VERNON LARSON

THOMAS VERNON

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