There are many reasons to offer up a cheer this week. Below are a few.
Cheers go out to:
All of those who help brighten Christmas by taking part in the Lindsay Christmas parade and the Lindsay Police Department that handed out more than 3,800 toys to children.
Eagle Mountain Casino that made several large donations to food pantries and others this holiday season.
Porterville Sheltered Workshop that was recently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International.
Mike Allen who has been installed as the 2013 president of the Orange Belt Board of Realtors.
Jose and Octavio Aldaco, owners of Amigo’s Recycling in Terra Bella, for giving out toys to children there.
All of those who supported the Toys for Military Families drive.
The Donaldson family that not only brightened the family of a local veterans, but warmed all our hearts with their act of kindness.
Greg Chadwell, our local weather observer, who has graciously assisted us in tracking rainfall in Porterville.
The many stringers that assist The Recorder in covering events and local news: David White, Christine Burkhart, Jamie Hunt and Ray Cauwet.
The photographers who assist us as well: Donnie Zimmerman and Miles Elliott.
Our local columnists who add a local flavor and at times a little spice to our Opinion Page: Kristi McCracken, Michael Carley, Judge Glade Roper, Montie Montana Jr., Coral Roper and Don Curlee.
Our other columnists who add to our Religion, Health, Gardening, Gray Matters and Heritage pages: Brent Gill, the late Clinton Osborn, Amy Witt, Judy Lowery, Sharon Lamb, Judy Hall, Andrea Sharp, Peyton Ellas, Ann Marie Bezayiff, Jennifer Lindgren, Cheri Taylor, the Rev. Paul Leavens, Tom Wright, Dr. Tom Honka, Joe Stewart, Dr. Raghavendra Rao, Jeff Edwards and all of the UC Extension Master Gardeners.
The scores of readers who at one time or more have submitted Letters to the Editor.
And last, but not least, our readers.
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.