There are many reasons to offer up a cheer this week. Below are a few.
Cheers go out to:
Michelle Reneau who has stepped up to organize an anti-bullying rally.
All the schools, churches and organizations that offered alternatives to trick-or-treating this Halloween.
Kyle Brem of Strathmore FFA who was a national FFA finalist.
Porterville Magic 15-and-under girls soccer team that won the 16-and-under division at the Fresno Halloween tournament.
Kurt parsons, a 2010 graduate of Porterville High School, who won a prestigious American Star award at the National FFA convention in Indianapolis, Ind. He was one of only four national winners.
Tulare County Sheriff Bill Wittman, who allowed the use of county jail inmates to clean up the Porter Slough through the city.
Granite Hills High School Homecoming queen Yo Sasarith and king Sergio Torres.
The Porterville Chamber of Commerce, which provided the venue for local businesses to display their services and products at the annual Business Showcase and Taste of Porterville.
Porterville High School’s girls water polo team, which has clinched a share of the East Yosemite League title.
Billou’s of Porterville for its donation of more than 50 pieces of equipment to the Monache High School Manufacturing and Construction Academy.
All the volunteers who turn out to bake apple pies, a key part of the annual Springville Apple Festival.
Bartlett Middle School’s football team, which won the Mt. Whitney League title with a perfect 10-0 record.
Former Monache and Fresno State standout baseball player Brant Brown, who has been hired by the Seattle Mariners organization as a minor league instructor.
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.