There are many reasons to offer up a cheer this week. Below are a few.
Cheers go out to:
The anonymous person who dropped off an envelope with $161 in cash inside it with a note to give it to the most needy. The money went to the Porterville Area Coordinating Council for its holiday food drive.
Helping Hands that delivered meals to needy families on Thanksgiving.
Citrus High School that won its own volleyball tournament.
All of those who helped make the annual Tree Lightning ceremony another big success.
The off-duty police officer who came to the aid of a woman after she crashed her vehicle into a power pole Saturday.
Monache High School’s cross country team that placed 20th at the state meet and runner Jesus Salas who finished an impressive 37th overall.
St. Anne's School that dominated CyberQuest 2012.
The staff of the Grizzly Gazette at Granite Hills High School that earned a Gold Medalist status for its school online newspaper.
All the graduates of Proteus in Porterville.
The five members of the Porterville College women’s volleyball team — Amanda Monge, Allison Clem, Danielle Carrillo, Kacey Markarian and Laura Jaggers — who have been selected to participate in the California Community College Women’s Volleyball Sophomore Showcase. And to the entire team for the highly successful season they had.
Jillian Lybarger, a former Granite Hills High student, who won her mixed martial arts bout last week in Las Vegas.
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.