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Transportation Commission Leaders Tapped For 2015

 

At its Thursday, Jan. 22 meeting, the California Transportation Commission unanimously approved the appointments of Lucy Dunn as the Chair and Robert Alvarado as the Vice Chair, effective March 1, 2015. Ms. Dunn and Mr. Alvarado will serve in their respective positions for one year.

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Posted: Jan. 23, 2015 2:51 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 23, 2015 2:53 p.m. | Transportation Commission Leaders Tapped For 2015 Comments 0 Comments
Petersen Resigns From Council

Petersen Resigns From Council

The Tuesday night, Jan. 20 Oakdale City Council meeting came to a surprising end when Councilman Don Petersen announced that he would be resigning his position effective Feb. 28.

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Stanislaus County Fair Books Rocker Eddie Money

Stanislaus County Fair Books Rocker Eddie Money

Get your “Two Tickets to Paradise” when rock and roll icon, Eddie Money, performs at the Stanislaus County Fair this summer.

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Posted: Jan. 20, 2015 12:19 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Stanislaus County Fair Books Rocker Eddie Money Comments 0 Comments
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A Night Of Special Recognition - Community Salutes Oakdale’s Shining Stars

A Night Of Special Recognition - Community Salutes Oakdale’s Shining Stars

 

A record crowd of over 300 persons turned out for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce 69th Annual Awards Dinner on Friday night, Jan. 16.

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Posted: Jan. 20, 2015 5:50 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. | A Night Of Special Recognition - Community Salutes Oakdale’s Shining Stars Comments 0 Comments
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Firefighters Train Before Demolition

Firefighters Train Before Demolition

 

Motorists trying to turn in to the East F Street McDonald’s in Oakdale to get their French fry or Big Mac fix will have to wait a while to place that order.

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Posted: Jan. 20, 2015 5:50 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Firefighters Train Before Demolition Comments 0 Comments
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Farmers Respond Favorably To Conservation Initiative

A year from now, if all goes as planned, some 3,250 acres within the Oakdale Irrigation District will use water much more efficiently.

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Posted: Jan. 20, 2015 5:51 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Farmers Respond Favorably To Conservation Initiative Comments 0 Comments

CARNEGIE-MISTLIN CENTRAL VALLEY ART SHOW TAKING ENTRIES

Entries are now being accepted for the second annual Central California Arts Showcase exhibition taking place this spring at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock and the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto.  The juried exhibition is a unique collaboration between the region’s two premier visual arts galleries celebrating regional artistic excellence.  For this show both galleries will be exhibiting works selected by a single panel of judges. Entries of works in all media are being accepted now through February 27, 2015, and the show will be on display at both galleries from April 1 through May 8, 2015. 

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Denham Bill Focuses On Veterans

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) introduced a bill on Wednesday, Jan. 14 to lessen the burden on disabled veterans by extending military commissary and exchange store privileges to former service members and their families.

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Posted: Jan. 15, 2015 12:47 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 15, 2015 12:51 p.m. | Denham Bill Focuses On Veterans Comments 0 Comments

Citizens, Service Groups Due For Chamber Kudos

Oakdale Chamber of Commerce will host its 69th Annual Awards on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., staged at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale.

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Posted: Jan. 15, 2015 11:28 a.m. | Updated: Jan. 15, 2015 11:28 a.m. | Citizens, Service Groups Due For Chamber Kudos Comments 0 Comments
Bacigalupi Family To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Bacigalupi Family To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

 

The Bacigalupi family is well known throughout the Oakdale area. Not only for the infamous H-B Saloon on F Street, but also for their philanthropy including sponsoring the Cowboy Golf Tournament, the annual AFC-NFC Championship Tailgate Party to benefit local causes, donations to Spirit of Oakdale, Community Sharing, the Lions Club Children’s Christmas Shopping Tour  and several contributions to Oakdale High School sports.

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Posted: Jan. 13, 2015 5:21 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 14, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Bacigalupi Family To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award Comments 0 Comments
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Junior High Jeans And Jerseys Ready To Roll

Junior High Jeans And Jerseys Ready To Roll

 

Crab season is alive and well and Oakdale Junior High School’s Parent Teacher Club is ready to get cracking.

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California Dream Act Students offered at MJC

The Associated Students of Modesto Junior College (ASMJC) is teaming up with Students United Reaching for Equality (SURE) and MJC’s International Student Program to host a workshop for high school seniors and recent graduates on how to make college a reality, with an emphasis on assisting California Dream Act students and those who need information about financial aid.  The California Dream Act allows undocumented and nonresident documented students who meet certain provisions to apply for and receive community college fee waivers, Cal Grants, state-administered financial aid, university grants, and private scholarships funded through public universities.

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Posted: Jan. 08, 2015 3:11 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 08, 2015 3:12 p.m. | California Dream Act Students offered at MJC Comments 0 Comments
Zest For Life - Rocking The 80’s At The Gym

Zest For Life - Rocking The 80’s At The Gym

 

Life is not being wasted on Bill and Joanne Parker. At the ages of 85 (Bill) and 84 (Joanne), this couple did not wait for New Year’s Day to make a resolution or begin a new health plan. On Jan. 2, 2015 the couple could be found in the same place they were on Dec. 31, 2014 … putting in some time at Fitness Plus in Oakdale.

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Homeless Camp Clean Up Sparks Debate

Homeless Camp Clean Up Sparks Debate

The adage ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ was well portrayed in a recent Stanislaus River homeless camp clean up on Wednesday, Dec 31.

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Youngsters Put Finishing Touches On Holiday Crafts

Youngsters Put Finishing Touches On Holiday Crafts

Like many families do, the ‘family’ of kids, parents and teachers at The Learning Tree Preschool in Oakdale recently completed their holiday ‘Gingerbread House’ craft making activity, with the children able to take home their sweet treats to display (or eat) over the holidays. Following are some photos from the special craft day.

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Posted: Jan. 06, 2015 5:07 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 07, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Youngsters Put Finishing Touches On Holiday Crafts Comments 0 Comments
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Law Enforcement Fatalities Top 125 Nationwide

Law enforcement fatalities in the U.S. rose 24 percent in 2014, reversing what had been two years of dramatic declines in line of duty deaths, based on preliminary data compiled and released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).

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Posted: Jan. 06, 2015 5:10 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 07, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Law Enforcement Fatalities Top 125 Nationwide Comments 0 Comments
Olsen Offers Thoughts On Inaugural Address

Olsen Offers Thoughts On Inaugural Address

Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, (R-Modesto), issued a statement following Governor Jerry Brown’s inaugural address on Monday, Jan. 5:

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Posted: Jan. 06, 2015 5:17 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 07, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Olsen Offers Thoughts On Inaugural Address Comments 0 Comments
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Highway Improvements Slated In Region

Major construction activities associated with the State Route 99/State Route 219 Kiernan Avenue Interchange Reconstruction Project are now under way.

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Posted: Jan. 06, 2015 5:18 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 07, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Highway Improvements Slated In Region Comments 0 Comments

Annual Holiday Food Effort Sees Success

Thanks to the generosity of Raley’s customers, employees and community partners, Raley’s Food For Families annual holiday bag campaign surpassed its goal by nearly 50 percent, raising 2.9 million pounds of food in Northern California and Northern Nevada. The total, raised from Nov. 7 through Dec. 31, is among the highest in recent years and set a new bar for 2015.

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Posted: Jan. 06, 2015 4:47 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 06, 2015 4:48 p.m. | Annual Holiday Food Effort Sees Success Comments 0 Comments

CowBelles Form New Education Organization

 

History has been made and a new chapter has begun.

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Posted: Jan. 05, 2015 3:28 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 05, 2015 3:29 p.m. | CowBelles Form New Education Organization Comments 0 Comments
Highway Improvements Slated In Region

Highway Improvements Slated In Region

 

Major construction activities associated with the State Route 99/State Route 219 Kiernan Avenue Interchange Reconstruction Project are anticipated in early January.

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Fatal Heart Attack Cause Of Oakdale Man’s Crash

Fatal Heart Attack Cause Of Oakdale Man’s Crash

 

The California Highway Patrol reported that units responded to a single vehicle collision on Camanche Parkway South, just south of Campo Seco Road in Calaveras County on Saturday morning, Dec. 27, just after 6:45 a.m.

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Posted: Dec. 29, 2014 3:32 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 31, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Fatal Heart Attack Cause Of Oakdale Man’s Crash Comments 0 Comments
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2014 News In Review: Part II

2014 News In Review: Part II

As the summer hit full force, there was talk of drought, and the city continued to deal with budget issues. School resumed in August, locals brought home honors from the county and state fairs and eventually we hit the holiday season – kicking off with Halloween and continuing through the Christmas shopping season.

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Posted: Dec. 30, 2014 6:03 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 31, 2014 1:00 a.m. | 2014 News In Review: Part II Comments 0 Comments
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CHP Message: Ring In New Year Responsibly

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is urging motorists to start the New Year on the right path by celebrating responsibly. If the night’s events include alcohol, make the smart choice and designate a driver before the celebrating begins. The CHP will be ringing in the New Year on the roadway with motorists as part of a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP), which begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, and continues through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015.

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Rollover Crash Disrupts Downtown Traffic Flow

Rollover Crash Disrupts Downtown Traffic Flow

 

One lane of eastbound F Street traffic near South Fourth Avenue was closed down for about 90 minutes on Wednesday, Dec. 24 while Oakdale Police, the city’s Public Works department and Reliable Tow of Oakdale worked on clearing the roadway after a solo vehicle rollover accident.

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Posted: Dec. 30, 2014 6:20 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 31, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Rollover Crash Disrupts Downtown Traffic Flow Comments 0 Comments
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Museum Seeks 2015 Scholarship Applicants

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is once again planning to present scholarships to deserving High School seniors in the Central Valley region. One of these scholarships will go a graduating senior whose family is a member of the Oakdale Cowboy Museum.

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Posted: Jan. 20, 2015 4:40 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Museum Seeks 2015 Scholarship Applicants Comments 0 Comments

Show Them The Money - Teachers Pack Board Meeting

It was an emotion packed, standing room only setting as Oakdale Joint Unified School Board called to session its first meeting of the New Year. The meeting was hosted Monday evening in City Council Chambers. The agenda listed routine consent items as well as some procedure/policy modifications. But the issue that brought the crowd was not on the agenda as an action item.

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Sierra View Elementary Welcomes Home Soldier

Sierra View Elementary Welcomes Home Soldier

A hero’s welcome was waiting at Sierra View Elementary School for Army Specialist Evan Bachelder earlier this month. The soldier is also son-in-law to second grade teacher Linda Kraus and the school staff treated him to a Welcome Home reception, which was followed by a visit with some students.

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Posted: Jan. 13, 2015 4:14 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 14, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Sierra View Elementary Welcomes Home Soldier Comments 0 Comments
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Mother, Daughter Team Serve As Cultural Liaisons

Offering your home to an exchange student from another country may be something to think long and hard about, but for Carol Berger it was an easy choice. Starting out being a host family, Berger invited several exchange students into her home over the past 20-plus years and has been a representative for exchange companies for more than two decades.

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Posted: Jan. 13, 2015 4:21 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 14, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Mother, Daughter Team Serve As Cultural Liaisons Comments 0 Comments
Junior High Efforts Receive County Recognition

Junior High Efforts Receive County Recognition

 

Oakdale Junior High was recognized earlier this month by Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Board of Supervisors for its Red Ribbon Week decorating efforts. The school was awarded First Place in the Middle School/Junior High Division. A total of 30 schools from the varying grade level categories participated.

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Career Test Program Offers Bright Future

Career Test Program Offers Bright Future

In the day and age of SMART boards, Chromebooks and web surfing a group of Oakdale Junior High seventh graders are spending a bit of their school year Career Cruising.

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Students Learning Through Service

Students Learning Through Service

 

Cy Cole, founder and Director of Oakdale Academy, recently offered his students an opportunity to combine service and education. The most recent application came in the way of sharing the story of a Waterford couple in need of assistance. As a follow-up to the students spending time serving, they were asked to recount the experience in an article, as if writing for a newspaper.

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Residents Warned Regarding IRS Phone Scam

Local police report that residents are continuing to receive scam phone calls from people demanding money or a refund in order to trick victims into sharing private information. Some of the callers have been able to alter a telephone’s caller ID to make it appear that the call is coming from the Internal Revenue Service.

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Posted: Jan. 20, 2015 5:55 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Residents Warned Regarding IRS Phone Scam Comments 0 Comments
Gang Sweep Nets Two Arrests

Gang Sweep Nets Two Arrests

 

A four-month investigation into a large gang fight from last summer resulted in a multi-agency gang sweep in Oakdale Monday morning, Jan. 12.

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Forgery Suspect Caught

Forgery Suspect Caught

 

A suspect wanted in connection with stealing and forging checks was arrested by Oakdale Police on Friday, Jan 9 when observed in a car on F Street.

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Posted: Jan. 09, 2015 4:28 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 09, 2015 4:28 p.m. | Forgery Suspect Caught  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

 

The Knights Ferry School Board meeting was done in record time! The action items that passed were the Audit Report, School Accountability Report Card, Confidential Employee Salary Schedule and the Classified Employee Salary Schedule. Under reports and announcements the March Auction and Dinner is the 28th of March, the staff is working on the Website and the regular February meeting will be February 12, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. with Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools Tom Changnon in attendance. It was reported that Manny Arias of the 50’s Roadhouse donated the dollar bills that were covering the bar ...

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry Garden Club has picked the winners of the Smokey Bear contest. The winners all received prizes and their posters will now go on to be judged at the State level. First Grade Winners are: First-Holly Conde, Second-Charlee Birdsong, and Third-Maddie Dickens. Second Grade winners are; First-David Kouassi, Second-Kyla Ryan, and Third-Lily Sturtevant. Third Grade winners are: First-Madison Watson, Second-Gracie Anderson, and Third-Austin Sherley. Fourth Grade winners are: First-Grace Hardin, Second-Deagan Sweet, and Third-River McCarthy. Congratulations!

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Posted: Jan. 13, 2015 11:48 a.m. | Updated: Jan. 14, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News

How strange to type 2015! Hope all have a good year!

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Posted: Jan. 06, 2015 5:42 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 07, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News

Welcome to the world Austin Dolling, born to Justin and Sara. Proud grandparents are Lisa and Fred Dolling.

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Posted: Dec. 30, 2014 4:01 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 31, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News

 

There were a lot of people in attendance at the Oakdale Rural Fire Board meeting. The board cleared up the rumor that the Knights Ferry station was being sold, it is not. The survey was commissioned because the LaDonne family said the station was over on their property. No sales were planned in the future. The historical structures in the Ferry were discussed, as they are wooden structures. The Fire Board said all such buildings should be alarmed and monitored for quick response. The Fire Chief is working on staffing both stations but has to work with the union on ...

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Posted: Dec. 23, 2014 2:13 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News

Birthday greetings for the month of December go out to: Katie Feichter, Amanda Wright, Denise Ray, Charles Wong, Lisa Frymire, Fred Dolling, Charlie Mynatt, Cathy Murray, Nicole Brunker, Helga Kaiser, Annette Arias, Rob Hoyer, Reba Morgan, Don Diltz, Larry Hayes, Jackson Ault, Joshua Maceira, Linda Morris and David Kouassi.

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Posted: Dec. 16, 2014 5:59 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News Week of December 10, 2014

Welcome to the world Ambreilla Eileen Boyer, born December 3 to Stuart and Rose Boyer. She weighed in at 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches long. She joins big sister Adaya at home in Polson, Montana.

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Knights Ferry News

There was a very large turnout for the Feast put on by the Junior High students of Knights Ferry School. The tables were decorated with fall leaf placemats and turkeys and fall trees made of paper bags. Kaeli Sweet and Rilyn Cassaretto liked decorating the tables. Destiny Machado enjoyed preparing the food. Brandi Cardey liked the cooking of the food. Mikali Willis helped Mrs. Brockman organize the dinner. Eden Cassinetto liked decorating with the placemats. Jazzlynn Velasquez liked making the turkeys for the tables. Alyssa Sisco and Katherine Ramirez also liked decorating. Kim McCarthy’s preschool children came with leaf ...

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Valley Home News

It was birthday time in Valley Home as Garret Lee celebrated his big day! Garret and his friends and family enjoyed an afternoon of indoor swimming at Modesto Aquatics this past Saturday. The seventh grader and his guests were treated to pizza following their afternoon in the heated pool. It was a wonderful birthday and we wish Garret many happy returns of his special day!

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Posted: Jan. 20, 2015 12:17 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Valley Home News Comments 0 Comments

Valley Home News

It was back to school this past week for our Valley Home school students. Looking for a bright spot, the students were excited to learn they would have a vacation day on January 9th and also on January 19th! January 9th was a staff development day and January 19th is Martin Luther King Jr. day. On January 21st there will be a teacher collaboration meeting at 3:00pm. Friday January 23rd is the first basketball game of the season! Teams will travel to Paradise school to play. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come out and support our Valley Home ...

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Posted: Jan. 13, 2015 11:49 a.m. | Updated: Jan. 14, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Valley Home News Comments 0 Comments

Valley Home News

As 2015 begins, we offer a very special thank you to Mrs. Laura Burghardt. Laura wrote the Valley Home News for many years before taking a much deserved rest. For 38 years Laura brought our community together by sharing happenings within Valley Home. It was so important to Laura to make sure school events, community events, family celebrations, and community information was available through her column. We appreciate your many years of service to our community Laura!

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Posted: Jan. 06, 2015 5:46 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 07, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Valley Home News Comments 0 Comments

VALLEY HOME NEWS

Another year has gone by and for many of us 2014 brought changes good and bad into our lives. For some the joy and happiness of a wonderful event, for others the past year brought sorrow and heartbreaking sadness. Over the years I’ve come to realize that there are definitely “seasons” throughout our lives. It has taken me a lifetime to understand that truly my life has had many different seasons. I look back on the season of my youth, of marriage and family, softball, football, cheerleading, rodeo events, our family would also see family and friends off to ...

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Posted: Dec. 30, 2014 4:06 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 31, 2014 1:00 a.m. | VALLEY HOME NEWS Comments 0 Comments

Valley Home News

Family and friends were treated to a most special evening this past Friday night! The afterschool program presented a delightful Christmas program filled with magic and holiday spirit. The hard work of Tom Cassinetto, Bonnie Gellerman and their wonderful assistants provided the most spectacular holiday entertainment. The program featured Valley Home school students and every scene brought huge applause! A very special highlight was an appearance by recording artist Rich Price. Mr. Price is the grandfather of Valley Home 1st grader Sarah Gruenig and sister Caroline Gruenig. Mr. Price, dressed in the most beautiful sparkling Western attire, played guitar and ...

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Posted: Dec. 23, 2014 2:16 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Valley Home News Comments 0 Comments

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Star power ... Our entire family gathered around the T.V. eagerly waiting for “Toy Story that Time Forgot,” to begin! Grandson Cody had just given us the big news! His good friend R.C. Cope was the voice of “Mason” or the “video game playing kid” in the show. We were all so excited to have the opportunity to enjoy R.C. on the big screen! The show was just a few minutes from airtime, we scrabbled to get our popcorn and get settled in, we did not want to miss a single second. Sure enough “Toy Story that Time ...

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Posted: Dec. 16, 2014 6:01 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Valley Home News Comments 0 Comments

Valley Home News Week of December 10, 2014

A dazzling full moon shone brightly across the peaceful little park. The small town Christmas Parade had just ended, its glistening lights now just a beautiful glow against the night skyline. The little park had just witnessed the beginning of the ninth annual community celebration in Valley Home. Folks were now making their way into the darkened little park, where in just a few minutes joyful voices would fill the night air with the beautiful sounds of traditional Christmas carols. As if it were magic, suddenly the little tree came to life; its branches sparkled and dazzled the crowd gathered ...

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Posted: Dec. 09, 2014 5:52 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 10, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Valley Home News Week of December 10, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Valley Home News

We hope you come out this Saturday and enjoy Christmas in Valley Home! The community sponsored Christmas parade will usher in the evening’s traditional tree lighting and community Christmas Potluck Dinner! Everyone is invited to enter a safe, ‘lighted’ entry and show up between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm to get in line for the parade. You do not need to fill out an entry form ... Just show up and be a part of this small town Christmas celebration. All entries should be lighted and the parade will begin promptly at 5:30 pm. Best viewing will ...

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EUGENE MILLER

EUGENE MILLER

 

JULY 7, 1922 - JANUARY 12, 2015

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PETER DOMINIC ROSSI

PETER DOMINIC ROSSI

 

PETER DOMINIC ROSSI

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TONI MARIE MUNIAIN

TONI MARIE MUNIAIN

 

TONI MARIE MUNIAIN

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RONALD L. BEVERS

RONALD L. BEVERS

RONALD L. BEVERS

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ALTIE MAE VARNER

Altie Mae Varner, 73, passed away on Dec. 23, 2014 at her home due to Alzheimer’s.  Altie was born in Sulphur Springs, TX and resided in Oakdale, CA for 34 years. Altie is survived by her children, Tim Varner of the Philippines, Donna Kooring of Oakdale, CA and Joe Varner of Grass Valley, CA; brother Carl Smith, Jr. of Pomona, CA; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Altie was preceded in death by her husband Robert Varner.

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JANET HAZLEWOOD-RUSS0

JANET HAZLEWOOD-RUSS0

 

Janet Hazlewood-Russo

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KENNETH DIXON BURKE

 Ken passed away in his home on Orange Blossom Road December 25, 2014. Ken was born March 25, 1942 in Dayton, Ohio to Elmer (Jake) and Donna Burke. He was the youngest and last survivor of his brother and three sisters:  Richard (Dick) Burke, Sally Burke, Janet Baker, and Eleanor (Noni) McGuire. He married Ima (Susie) Burke (who passed in 2006). They had four daughters, two of whom preceded his death. Maxine Rice (married to Rick Rice) who passed 2008 at the age of 48. Laurie Burke, who died as a baby in 1963. He is survived by his remaining ...

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RONALD L. BEVERS

RONALD L. BEVERS

RONALD L. BEVERS

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SUSANNE (SUSI) BURTSCHI LESLIE

SUSANNE (SUSI) BURTSCHI LESLIE

 Susanne (Susi) Burtschi Leslie, our beloved Mother, Aunt, Sister, Friend, and Grandmother passed away January 1, 2015 at the age of 60.  A life long resident of Oakdale she was loved by her family, friends, and the community.

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Posted: Jan. 06, 2015 5:42 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 07, 2015 1:00 a.m. | SUSANNE (SUSI) BURTSCHI LESLIE Comments 0 Comments
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COANN HOGWOOD

COANN HOGWOOD

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JAMES CARWELL

James Carwell

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THERESA KAY SCHOVANEC

 Theresa Kay Schovanec was born March 15, 1954 in Bakersfield, CA to Aairon and Ida Bell McBride. She passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2014 unexpectantly in Perry, Oklahoma at the age of 60 years old.  Theresa grew up in Tehachapi, CA and later moved to Knights Ferry, CA, where she raised her daughter. In the year of 2008 she met her soul mate and moved to Perry Oklahoma. Theresa worked for Cherokee Strip Transit and recently took a position at United Community Action (operation blessing) where she had the opportunity to help others which brought her great joy. She ...

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Posted: Dec. 30, 2014 1:49 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 31, 2014 1:00 a.m. | THERESA KAY SCHOVANEC Comments 0 Comments

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