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What does it mean to be a hero?

By Cheryl Senn During this past Independence Day, 4th of July week, there were many opportunities to find out what a hero is. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – ...

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The Legacy of Making It Better

By Cheryl Senn This past weekend I was able to enjoy a couple of movies. One movie, “The Book of Henry,” just started playing in theaters this past Friday. The trailer seemed very interesting and so I gave it a ...

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Throw out the map for a new adventure

By Cheryl Senn On the front cover of the program which was handed out at the recent Kings River/Taft High School graduation, it said,”And now the adventure begins.” There is a whole world filled with adventure awaiting all the graduates. ...

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A Memorable Memorial Day Moment

By Cheryl Senn The recent Memorial Day Observance Ceremony at the Sanger Cemetery was especially memorable this year for some reason. Maybe it was the guest speakers, maybe it was the people I encountered. Not quite sure what it was ...

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One Apache Wins, All Apaches Win

By Cheryl Senn I attended the recent Sanger High School Academic and Athletic Scholarship signing ceremony last week. The students being recognized were amazing athletes, students, and individuals. At the beginning of the ceremony, Sanger Unified School District (SUSD) Superintendent ...

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Apache Volleyball inspiring young athletes to greatness

By Cheryl Senn I attended the Washington Academic Middle School (WAMS) 7th and 8th grade boys volleyball championship games last week. As I took in the view from the volleyball court, I noticed how full the bleachers were. Some said ...

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Successful mothers never give up despite the struggles

By Cheryl Senn “Successful mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.” – Sharon Jaynes. This coming Sunday, May 14, is Mother’s Day. There will be many breakfasts ...

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What a difference a day makes

By Cheryl Senn While talking with friends, one of my friends shared they had a really difficult day on a Monday. They actually described the day as a bad day. The day was so bad it caused them to feel ...

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“13 Reasons Why” it has to get better

By Cheryl Senn Just my luck, during the recent Spring Break, I became ill and had to stay home, on medication, for a major sinus infection. At first, I was upset all my plans, with my daughters, were going to ...

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Easter Eggs, a symbol of Spring, new life, new beginnings, and love

By Cheryl Senn I was amazed at how many eggs were filled for the Unity Estates Easter Egg Hunt, this past weekend. More than 2,000 brightly colored plastic eggs were filled with candy for the children of Unity Estates to ...

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