There are many reasons to offer up a cheer this week. Below are a few.
Cheers go out to:
Bodley Farms that help assist a local family in need.
Porterville High graduate National Guard Maj. Jonathan Cartwright who was named 2012 Field Grade Officer of the Year for the 144th Fighter Wing in Fresno.
Moses Ortiz, who amazes even his parents with his ability, at the age of 10, to speak eight languages.
Luis Gonzalez, 7, who has not let his loss of sight from making an impact on people with his singing.
All of those who contributed to the Toys for Tots drive in Porterville. Tulare County and others who provided computers to more than 100 students for Christmas.
All the volunteers who assist Myers Funeral Service with its Memorial Trees that honors those who has passed away.
Allen Ishida who just completed his year-long term as chairman of the Tulare County Board of Supervisors.
Dr. Thomas Honka who handed out 10 $10 bills to motorists who were wearing their seat belt as a way to encourage people to use a seat belt at all times.
Lindsay High School graduate Mario Zamora who made the “40 under 40” list in the Central Valley. He is an attorney working in Hanford.
Miguel Angel Gutierrez Ortiz, the first baby of 2013 at Sierra View District Hospital.
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.