Cheers

Porterville Recorder - - OPINION -

There are many rea­sons to of­fer up a cheer this week. Be­low are a few.

Fire­fight­ers bat­tling the Pier Fire that broke out above Springville Aug. 29 morn­ing and has burned over 30,000 acres and those sup­port­ing their ef­forts.

Lind­say Pub­lic Safety Depart­ment and cit­i­zens of Lind­say and the new fire truck that was re­cently ap­proved by the city coun­cil. The new truck will re­place one that was nearly 40 years old.

In­tern­ship pro­gram at J.J. Cairns High School in Lind­say for its ef­forts in help­ing stu­dents with hands-on train­ing at lo­cal busi­nesses.

Fam­ily Cri­sis Cen­ter re­ceiv­ing a $20,000 grant from the Blue Shield of Cal­i­for­nia Foun­da­tion to be used for its on­go­ing ef­forts against do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

Sierra View Med­i­cal Cen­ter Wound Heal­ing Depart­ment and its ef­forts through the White Sock cam­paign to raise aware­ness for Pe­riph­eral Artery Dis­ease.

Porter­ville High School girls wa­ter polo team that won a tour­na­ment at Han­ford High School over the week­end.

Porter­ville High School grad­u­ate Jeff Jones who do­nated a wood-carved pan­ther to PHS af­ter at­tend­ing his class re­union re­cently.

Summit Char­ter Academy Lom­bardi stu­dents and teacher who made and hung signs thank­ing Pier Fire fire­fight­ers.

All of the com­peti­tors of the Porter­ville Cor­po­rate Games. Monache High School girls golf team for ded­i­cat­ing the sea­son in mem­ory of their late coach Tony Grande, who passed away re­cently due to can­cer.

Ev­ery­one who par­tic­i­pated in the an­nual Na­tional Night Out event.

Monache High School stu­dent Bran­don En­nis who is work­ing hard to rep­re­sent the U.S. at the world ba­ton cham­pi­onships.

Tule River Tribe for host­ing stu­dents from Ja­pan for a cul­tural ex­change.

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 Man­ag­ing Edi­tor Brian Wil­liams at 784-5000, ext. 1048, or email it to him at bwilliams@porter­villere­corder.com.

Editorials in The Porter­ville Recorder are the opin­ion of the ed­i­to­rial board which con­sists of As­sis­tant Pub­lisher and Man­ag­ing Edi­tor Brian Wil­liams. Other col­umns, let­ters and car­toons on this page ex­press the opin­ions of the au­thors and not nec­es­sar­ily of The Recorder.

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