There are many reasons to offer up a cheer this week. Below are a few.
Cheers go out to:
The Porterville College Class of 2016.
All those local letter carriers who did double-duty last Saturday, delivering
the mail and picking up food for area food banks.
All of those people who bid, donated or purchased an animal at the Porterville
Fair Junior Livestock Auction.
Sierra View Medical Center nurse Linda Loeffler, who was the recipient
of the first-ever DAISY award given at the hospital.
The Rollin Relics Car Club for again putting on an outstanding car show.
The Monache girls softball team, which earned a No. 2 seed in the Division
II playoffs, and to the Porterville Panthers, Lindsay Cardinals and Granite
Hills Grizzlies, who all made the playoffs.
Local swimmers who did well at the Valley swim meet last weekend. The
Monache girls placed sixth, and the boys were 13th. Porterville’s
boys placed a strong fifth, and the Panther girls were 13th. The Strathmore
boys finished 10th and the girls finished 20th.
Lindsay High School Cardinals, who were given a No. 3 seed in the Division
VI boys baseball playoffs, as well as to the Strathmore Spartans and Porterville
boys, who were also both seeded in the playoffs. Porterville and Strathmore
earned first round wins on Tuesday.
Nine-year-old Katie Clower, who inspired many fairgoers by showing her
lamb from her wheelchair, a first in the 68year history of the fair.
Porterville Junior Fair Board, which helps organize the Farm Day at the
fair for hundreds of second-graders.
Those who earned grand champion ribbons at the 2016 Porterville Fair. They
were: Bryce Davis, steer and hog; Michaela Peyron, lamb; Heather Welcher,
grand champion meat goat and Caryngten Tigner with the pen of two market hogs.
Those All Red Star pilots, who not only had fun at the Porterville Airport
over the weekend, but also provided an additional attraction for people
attending the Porterville Fair.
Those local high school track athletes who qualified for the Valley track
meet, including Monache sprinter Tyler Gonzales, who won the 400-meter
race; Porterville’s Viviana Meza, who won the triple jump; and Granite
Hills’ Pedro Perez, who won the 300-meter hurdles at the area meet.
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 email
it to him at