2013-06-19

Valley Center churches get ready for summer Vacation Bible School programs



When you’re a kid, summer is all about having fun, making friends and avoiding the word “school” like that old pair of socks at the bottom of your gym locker. But even though Vacation Bible School has the word school right there in the title, the weeklong VBS programs here in Valley Center are ready to become one of the […]

Local man attends Veterans Roundtable



Madison Daugherty (2013 VCHS graduate), Congressman Darrell Issa, and Valley Center Union School District trustee Michael T. Robledo are shown with Congressman Darrell Issa at Camp Pendleton this past Saturday in the Pacific Views Event Center Building, Ocean View Room. Fifth District Supervisor Bill Horn is considering Robledo his Veterans Advisory Council and invited him to attend his annual Veterans […]

Please bid on my pig



Fifth grader Molly Davis, 10, is raising two pigs, Dippy and Moo, for the Del Mar Fair, and one of them will be up for auction on July 1, beginning at 10 a.m. The other will have to be sold out of the barn. Molly (who is a columnist for The Roadrunner) is looking for buyers for her pigs, which […]

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Optimists Honor Students of the Year



Eric Jockinson, of the Valley Center Optimist Club, announced this year’s Optimist Student of the Year awards at the Valley Center Middle School Promotion ceremony on June 13. This year’s students were selected from the Highest Academic Achievers (straight A’s all three years) and were also reviewed for the involvement in school activities. This year’s winners are Amanda Baranowski and […]

Longtime secretary to retire



This is the last week at work for longtime Valley Center Unified School District secretary Dee Dee Ortega (seated), who is shown with her boss, Supt. Lou Obermeyer. She was hired on Nov. 11, 1977 and has been employed by the district for 36 years. Her positions included instruction assistant at the elementary school, health clerk, attendance clerk, executive secretary […]

I Kid You Not: why community sports are so important



Teamwork, healthy competition and hard work are all important lessons learned in youth sports here in Valley CenterBack in 2007, I wrote an article for The Roadrunner with a simple title: Why sports are important. It was a reaction to my experience in the 2007 fire that came through Valley Center, an unfortunate second occurrence in only four years, but […]

Lake Wohlford to host Catfish Derby July 6



On Saturday, July 6, Lake Wohlford will be hosting a Catfish Derby that will run from 6 a.m. to midnight. Three thousand pounds of catfish will be stocked for the event including some of the larger blue catfish. No fishing license is required that day as it is a free fishing day in California, but lake fishing permits are required […]

Lake Wohlford to host Catfish Derby July 6



On Saturday, July 6, Lake Wohlford will be hosting a Catfish Derby that will run from 6 a.m. to midnight. Three thousand pounds of catfish will be stocked for the event including some of the larger blue catfish. No fishing license is required that day as it is a free fishing day in California, but lake fishing permits are required […]

SportQuest to host Tennis Academy Summer Camp next week



SportQuest is still accepting applications for the SportQuest Tennis Academy Summer Camp that will run June 24–28 at Adams Park. The camp is for players of all skill levels ages 6–16 and runs from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. each day. For the five days of the camp, each camper will receive three hours of tennis instruction, one hour of swimming time […]