There are many reasons to offer up a cheer this week. Below are a few.
Cheers go out to:
The cities of Lindsay and Ono City, Japan, for their 40 years of friendship they will be marking this year.
Monache varsity girls basketball team that has won its fourth-straight league championship.
Rick and Kim Perigo of Terra Bella who placed third in the 2013 World Ag Expo’s Forage Challenge.
The Porterville varsity girls soccer team that opened the playoffs with a victory.
The Strathmore varsity girls soccer team that opened the playoffs with a victory.
The Granite Hills High School boys basketball team that captured a share of the East Sequoia League championship.
Monache High School’s citrus that scored so well at the state FFA finals.
Granite Hills High School’s girls basketball team that finished third in grade point average in the Valley.
Summer Shannon of Terra Bella who won one of the two E. M. Tharp scholarships announced during World Ag Expo.
Monache varsity boys soccer that won the East Yosemite League and were seeded second in their division for the Valley playoffs.
Porterville High School wrestling that again won the East Yosemite League. Also to league champions Mason Pengilly, Abel Contreras, Martin Sandoval, Gregory Pagella, Eduardo Madrigal and Edgar Madrigal, all of PHS, and Matt Gamble, Greg Ruiz, Josh Sabayan and Justin Fournier of Monache.
Granite Hills High School wrestling that won the East Sequoia League. Also to league champions Andy Alvarez, Jose Larumbe and Jose Leon.
The off-duty Lindsay police officer who foiled a burglary last week.
Bank of the Sierra that was able to help so many non-profits from money raised from its Resolution Run.
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 email it to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also message him on Twitter.