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With Septem­ber 11th just weeks away we re­mem­ber those who lost their lives on that fate­ful day, our de­voted first re­spon­ders. Our coun­try is changed for­ever be­cause of Septem­ber 11th, 2001. As we ap­proach 9/11 our thoughts turn to the brave men and women who each day risk their lives keep­ing our com­mu­nity safe! A day in the life of a first re­spon­der is filled with a wide range of emo­tions, de­vo­tion to their loved ones, pride for their cho­sen pro­fes­sion, an­tic­i­pa­tion for what they may face, each day is a dif­fer­ent day in the life of a first re­spon­der. They have tremen­dous knowl­edge and life-sav­ing skills, put to use daily. Our com­mu­ni­ties couldn’t do with­out them!

***** With our friends in Knights Ferry need­ing ex­tra pro­tec­tion through this dan­ger­ous fire sea­son, our Val­ley Home Sta­tion has been browned out through Novem­ber 1st.

***** You are in­vited to at­tend the monthly meet­ing of the Oak­dale Ru­ral Fire Board. The meet­ing will be held on Tues­day, Septem­ber 19th at 6 p.m. at the Val­ley Home Fire Sta­tion. All are en­cour­aged to at­tend!

***** Knights Ferry has in­vited those in the Val­ley Home com­mu­nity who are in­ter­ested in the item of Law En­force­ment and Fire/ EMS pro­tec­tion in the area to at­tend their MAC meet­ing tomorrow, Thurs­day, August 24th. The meet­ing will be held in the Knights Ferry Com­mu­nity Club and will start at 7 p.m.

***** Our com­mu­nity wel­comes new teach­ers Kelly Pen­ning and Deb­bie Ste­wart to Val­ley Home. Kelly is our new 7th/8th grade teacher and will be tak­ing over for former Val­ley Home teacher Corey Reid. Corey is now coach­ing soft­ball at San Fran­cisco State Univer­sity! Kelly also brings with her a wealth of man­age­ment knowl­edge. Wel­come Kelly! At the 5th grade level, we wel­come Deb­bie Ste­wart, who is a vet­eran teacher with years of hands on ex­pe­ri­ence! Ad­min­is­tra­tive sec­re­tary Kris­ten Love­joy comes to Val­ley Home from Hugh­son School District and Modesto schools! Wel­come Kris­ten! We are ex­cited for our 2017-18 school year at Val­ley Home School!

***** Former Val­ley Home res­i­dents Casey, Trena, and Justin Doyle were in the path of to­tal­ity for Mon­day’s eclipse. The Doyle fam­ily lives in Em­mett, Idaho which is just out­side of Boise. What a tremen­dous ex­pe­ri­ence for Casey and Trena! Son Justin is at­tend­ing col­lege in Moscow, Idaho and was also in the path of to­tal­ity! What a cool col­lege ex­pe­ri­ence for Justin!

***** As al­ways you may reach me by email at win­niemullins51@gmail.com. Un­til next time, “Happy Trails to All!”

WIN­NIE MULLINS

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