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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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Strive For What You Believe

By Benjamin James Ayala/Guest Columnist Some days I ask myself, where would I be if I had not experienced the trials and errors that I have. How much different would life be if I gave in to the moments that ...

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The best rewards are the ones earned within you and your character

By Benjamin James Ayala, Guest Columnist What is the purpose of winning? Is it to receive trophies or medals or to have bragging rights over others? It is not about the materialistic or boastful rewards, but about the experience and ...

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Be the type of person you want to meet

By Cheryl Senn Over the past week, I have had the opportunity to meet new people, in meetings, gatherings, or out on the road, taking photos at events. As I was introduced to a variety of people, from different backgrounds ...

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One word can change everything

By Cheryl Senn I witnessed how powerful one word can be at the 2017 Sanger Unified School District (SUSD) Spelling Bee, which was held last Friday. With words like tyranny, curmudgeon, and intravenous, 4th through 6th grade students were expected ...

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Helping others helps ourselves

By Cheryl Senn Who knew there were so many helpful people in Sanger. After covering a girls basketball game, last week, at the Sanger High School gym, I got in my car and proceeded to leave the parking lot. All ...

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Looking for the bigger picture

By Cheryl Senn At a meeting recently, I heard someone say their organization was looking at the bigger picture. They described how they were going to help families with more resources than they used to have. They took a step ...

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Enjoying the rhythm of the rain

By Cheryl Senn The steady pattern of rain drops spattering on my window, as I drive into Sanger, from my home in the foothills, is very comforting to me in many ways. First, I don’t have to worry about what ...

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