There are many reasons to offer up a cheer this week. Below are a few.
Cheers go out to:
Artist Steven Ball who is creating a Sequoia grove on the back side of the Bank of the Sierra headquarters.
All of those polling place workers who spent more than 12 hours at the polls Tuesday to assist voters.
Monache High School’s cross country team that finished first in the East Yosemite League.
All the businesses that played host to students Tuesday during the annual Career Day put on by the Porterville Chamber of Commerce and the Porterville Rotary Club.
Dr. Jasvir Sidhu, Richard Hatfield and Brent Gill who won election to the Sierra View Hospital board.
Rosaena Sanchez, Pam Kimball and Steven Mecum who won election to the Lindsay City Council.
Sharon Gill, Hayley Buettner and Pat Contreras who won election to the Porterville Unified School board.
Monache High School FFA members Tyler Fallert, Marcella Boyd and Pablo Baca who all were recognized with the American FFA Degree during the national FFA convention
Porterville College Human Services Club that is once again holding a coat drive for those in need. If you want to help there are several drop off locations, including The Recorder office at 115 E. Oak.
Porterville’s Courtney Boesch who won the world title in amateur reining at the American Quarter Horse Association Championship Show.
Nate Jessup, a Porterville High grad, who was named Fresno State Athlete of the Week. Jessup is a member of the Bulldog golf team.
Stephanie Cortez who was installed as the 2013 board chair for the Porterville Chamber of Commerce.
Monache, which claimed the Granite Trophy for the next year after defeating Porterville High in the annual Granite Bowl last week.
Lindsay High, which claimed the Bell trophy for the next year after defeating Strathmore High in the annual Bell Game last week.
All the volunteers who assisted at the Homeless Connect event.
Yero Washington and Eddie Ramos, former wrestlers at Porterville High, who were inducted into the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame for their roles in leading the Fresno City College wresting team to an unbeaten season in 1994.
Strathmore High school girls water polo team that won the East Sequoia League title.
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.