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Be brave even when you’re not

By Cheryl Senn “It’s not brave if you’re not scared.” – Buddy Amaral, Bounce. The other day I was talking to some firefighters about the courage it takes to climb tall heights and be able to face dangerous situations. I ...

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#thankful

By Cheryl Senn The Mierriam-Webster Dictionary definition of the word thankful is ,glad that something has happened or not happened, that something or someone exists, etc. Having a thankful heart is really important. There is so much to be thankful ...

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DO IT NOW…because Sometimes ‘Later’ becomes ‘Never’

By Cheryl Senn The other day I visited a local doctor’s office and while waiting in the waiting room I noticed a message on the message board. It said,”Do It Now, Sometimes ‘Later’ becomes ‘Never'”. It really resonated with me ...

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Sanger Groundwater and the Small Rural Land Owner

By Tom Krazan Groundwater is a critical resource. For Sanger, it is the sole source of water including drinking water, bathing, fire fighting and landscape irrigation. For the surrounding agricultural community, it provides a crucial buffer against drought when canal ...

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Everyone is beautiful when we all Unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion

By Cheryl Senn Today, October 21, was Unity Day, and many school campuses were celebrating by having students and staff wear orange and make pledges to stop bullying on their campuses and in their lives. As I saw pictures of ...

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Home Is Where The Heart Is…

By Cheryl Senn “Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action,”¬†Mother Teresa once said. This week I have though about home, love, family and motherhood, more than ...

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We are Family…We are Sanger.

By Cheryl Senn “Welcome to the family,” is what was said by the Sanger Unified School Board of Trustees to the tenured teachers, during the recent school board meeting. It resonated with me about other times I have heard groups ...

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Beauty from ashes

By Cheryl Senn With the Rough Fire in full force over the past week, we, here in Sanger, experienced the smoke crowded skies filled with falling ashes. When looking at all the ashes, which were falling from the skies, like ...

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What ‘Team’ are you a part of?

By Cheryl Senn After volunteering for the recent HOPE Sanger BBQ Fundraiser, I purchased two of the HOPE Sanger BBQ meals for me and my daughter. When we opened our bag of meals and drinks, I was surprised to see ...

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Walk in someone else’s shoes

By Cheryl Senn I volunteered, with HOPE Sanger, to help Sanger school students purchase shoes for school. HOPE Sanger was providing the shoes, free, to families referred from local churches and the school district. From 8 am to noon, 80 ...

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