There are many reasons to offer up a cheer this week. Below are a few.
Cheers go out to:
Lindsay’s Washington Elementary student Ikonkar Khalsa, who finished third at the annual Tulare County Spelling Championship last week.
All of those who turned out for the bone marrow registry drive at the National Guard Armory to assist a guard member who is in need of a bone marrow transplant.
The Sandoval family that saw three children — Sabrina, Martin and Joey — who all advanced to the wrestling state championships in their respective age groups and weight classes.
All of those readers who took time to read to children on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, also known as Read Across America.
The volunteers who are assisting scores of people in filling out their income tax forms.
The Porterville Breakfast Rotary Club and volunteers who put on the Stars in the Hills prom last weekend.
Strathmore High School junior Shain Brazil who won the Porterville Breakfast Lions student speaker contest.
Zechariah Freeman who did very well on “The Price Is Right” show.
Tipton area dairyman Tom Barcellos who has been named Farmer of the Year.
Porterville City Library that is marking 60 years in its present facility.
Lindsay High School’s Jannely Rangel, who was named Most Valuable Player in girls soccer in the East Sequoia League. Also to Taylor Brown, who was named Offensive Player of the year, and Kayla Holloway, who was named co-Defensive Player of the year, both of Strathmore. Also to all-league selections from Strathmore Victoria Rutherford, Brittani Ortega, Alexia Platas and Sasha Garcia, and from Lindsay Adriana Gutierrez, Carina Morales, Sandra Cortez and Daisy Rodriguez. Also to Granite Hills’ Mercedes Steidley.
Miss Tulare County contestant McKenzi Blue of Lindsay, who was named Miss Congeniality, and Hannah Risvold of Springville, who won the Fred Danner essay award during last weekend’s annual pageant.
Lindsay High School’s Christina Castro who was named the East Sequoia League’s Most Valuable Player in basketball. Also, to those named to the first team: Megan Salinas and Destiny Garcia, both of Lindsay; Vianey Gonzalez of Strathmore and Yo Sasarith of Granite Hills.
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.