There are many reasons to offer up a cheer this week. Below are a few.
Cheers go out to:
Dr. Janice Rice and her El Granito Foundation for once again serving the needs of hundreds of needy people with their Thanksgiving food baskets and dinners.
Tulare County Farm Bureau that awarded money to several local schools so students can learn and enjoy gardening.
The Porterville Saints that defeated the Porterville Wolverines for the Orange Belt League championship.
Granite Hills soccer player Mercedes Steidley who earned a scholarship to New Mexico Highlands College.
TOPS (take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter CA2181 Porterville that sent four boxes of goodies to military personnel serving in the Middle East. The boxes included hard candy, games, cards, snacks and toiletries.
WildPlaces for making the minor but necessary adjustments to its mural to be painted on the city library building and to the young people who will be doing the painting.
For all those citizens who tried to put out the flames Tuesday at a house fire in town.
Southern Tulare County Sportsman’s Association and the National Rifle Association for once again putting on the Junior Pheasant Hunt.
All the families that will open their homes for the annual Zonta Club’s Christmas Home Tour Dec. 1.
Porterville and Lindsay high school football teams that advanced to the football playoff semifinals in their respective divisions.
All of those who assisted Michelle Reneau with her anti-bullying rally last Saturday.
Student athletes Brian Halopoff, Matlyn Morris, Hannah Vehrs and Nick Gomez who were all recognized with the Pursuing Victory with Honor awards for their fine display of character on and off the playing surface.
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.