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Happy Fall to all! Such lovely weather, warm au­tumn days, gen­tle breezes bring fall leaves flut­ter­ing to the ground, the heat of the after­noon sun be­comes an evening chill as the beau­ti­ful har­vest moon shines down on our com­mu­nity! It’s time for an­other Fall Har­vest Fes­ti­val in Val­ley Home! Folks come from miles around to en­joy the fun, food and friend­ships the Har­vest Fes­ti­val brings each year! Re­mem­ber to mark your cal­en­dars for Saturday, Oc­to­ber 21st. More de­tails in next week’s col­umn.

***** This evening, Wed­nes­day, Oct. 11, our Val­ley Home MAC will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Val­ley Home School Library. The MAC is a mu­nic­i­pal ad­vi­sory coun­cil that works closely with Stanis­laus County. Please bring your ques­tions, con­cerns and thoughts to this evening’s meet­ing. Of par­tic­u­lar con­cern is our fire sit­u­a­tion. Please come join the dis­cus­sion, we need your in­put! Your voice is im­por­tant. Also on tonight’s agenda will be Sher­iff and CHP along with re­ports and rep­re­sen­ta­tion from Stanis­laus County.

***** To­day is a min­i­mum day for Val­ley Home School stu­dents. Stu­dents will be dis­missed at 12:30 p.m.

***** To­mor­row, Thurs­day, Oct. 12 our Val­ley Home kinder­garten through third graders will visit the Val­ley Home fire house for a fire preven­tion pre­sen­ta­tion. What a great learn­ing op­por­tu­nity!

***** Ex­cite­ment is build­ing as our teams get ready for their foot­ball and vol­ley­ball games. This Fri­day, Oct. 13 our Val­ley Home School teams will play Shiloh at Val­ley Home. Our com­mu­nity is in­vited to come sup­port your Val­ley Home Hawks! The games start at ap­prox­i­mately 11:30 a.m. Go-o-o Hawks!

***** Also, Mon­day our Val­ley Home stu­dent body will be part of an assem­bly en­ti­tled “The Power of One!” Tremen­dous learn­ing con­cern­ing bul­ly­ing. We ap­pre­ci­ate the Par­ent/ Teacher Club for ar­rang­ing this pow­er­ful event.

***** Re­mem­ber to get your pie or­ders turned in be­fore Mon­day, Oct. 23. There are 18 dif­fer­ent de­li­cious fla­vors avail­able! Pies such as cherry, black­berry, peach and other tasty fla­vors are ready to be popped in the oven and en­joyed at din­ner time. Pies can be kept in your freezer up to one year! This de­li­cious fundraiser ben­e­fits our Val­ley Home stu­dents. The pies are $13 each or two for $25 and can be or­dered by call­ing the school of­fice at 8470117. No late or­ders! Pies will need to be picked up at school on Thurs­day, Nov. 2 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Pi­o­neer Cam­pus.

***** Val­ley Home Com­mu­nity Park Chair­man, Don Taro, park board mem­bers and a grate­ful com­mu­nity would like to send a huge thank you to Johnny Sphar and school su­per­in­ten­dent Tom Price for the re­pairs on the park sprin­kler sys­tem.

***** On Tues­day, Oct. 17 there will be an Oak­dale Ru­ral Fire Board meet­ing in Knights Ferry at the com­mu­nity hall at 6:00 p.m. All are in­vited and en­cour­aged to at­tend.

***** Very im­por­tant Cit­i­zens Unite Meet­ing! For all Val­ley Home and Knights Ferry res­i­dents con­cerned about our Fire and Law En­force­ment. Please take time to at­tend this im­por­tant meet­ing, Wed­nes­day, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Com­mu­nity Hall in Knights Ferry.

***** As al­ways, I can be reached at win­ Un­til next time, “Happy trails to all!”


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