There are many reasons to offer up a cheer this week. Below are a few.
Cheers go out to:
Porterville College woman’s volleyball team that has been ranked No. 10 in Northern California and No. 22 in the state.
Local Foster Care parents who are getting a little more money for their effort thanks to the state of California.
The Porterville Art Association that is hosting its first Art Walk in downtown Porterville today.
The Rockford School bus driver who reacted quickly when he noticed he had pulled up to a shooting in Poplar to let students off Wednesday and instead quickly drove away.
The Lotshaw Helping Hands organization that donated new binders to students at Woodville Elementary School.
Porterville Police and the U.S. Marshal’s Service who did not give up and arrested a man last month in connection to a 2009 murder in Porterville.
The Porterville Firefighters Association and all those who participated in last weekend’s Firehouse Chili Cook-Off and to the fire fighters who won the title for best chili.
Those working on the new Porterville Courthouse for having it on schedule and on budget.
Local schools that showed big improvements in the STAR test results.
All of those deputies who endured 100-degree weather to cut down more than 2,500 illegal marijuana plants last week.
The city of Porterville and the City Council for recognizing Bob Perez who has done so much for this community and its youth with his efforts to combat gangs.
Kristen Allard, a 2008 Monache High School graduate, who qualified for the PGA Golf Management Program. She is the only woman to qualify for the international field.
Past and present Sierra View District Hospital leaders who have the hospital on solid financial ground, its interim chief financial officer reported last week.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also message him on Twitter.