There are many reasons to offer up a cheer this week. Below are a few.
Cheers go out to:
To 2013 Lindsay Orange Blossom Festival honored couple Gary and Meredith Morris.
Lindsay girls basketball player Christina Castro, who was named the Orange Belt Girls Basketball Player of the Year by Recorder sports editor Charles Whisnand. Also, to first team selections, Yo Sasarith of Granite Hills; Emily Hardin of Monache, Jenna Duran of Porterville and Vianey Gonzalez of Strathmore.
Belleview Elementary School students, who will perform in the school’s play, “Into the Castle,’ and for all the hard work they have been putting in during rehearsals.
Local students Rigoberto Sanchez, Porterville High; Mark Hernandez and Leticia Orozco of Strathmore High, whose entries will be featured in the 2013-14 Tulare County Farm Bureau calendar.
Summit Charter teacher Hoss McNutt and his two Odyssey of the Mind teams that will compete at the state finals.
Porterville Breakfast Lions Club that not only put on a fun event — Brewfest — last weekend, but raised thousands of dollars to benefit others.
Sequoias Riverland Trust that maintains the Lewis Hill Preserve.
The Tulare County District Attorney’s office that raised money for Special Olympics with the polar bear plunge.
Superior Court Judge Glade Roper who was honored by his peers — fellow Superior Court judges — for his outreach and service to the community.
Terra Bella Elementary School for its partnership with the University of Southern California that provided scores of children with dental checkups and work this month.
All of those who performed recently at Charlie’s to assist Marti Randall who was injured in a fall.
Those children and parents that have been assisting teachers to move into the new Summit Charter Academy Lombardi Campus in the Burton School District that will open Monday
The Recorder wants to be sure good news and good deeds are recognized. If you know of some good news or a good deed that needs to be recognized in this column, call Editor Rick Elkins at 784-5000, ext. 1040, or e-mail it to him at email@example.com. You can also message him on Twitter.