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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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Helping students feel ready to learn with fun and involvement

By Cheryl Senn During the couple of weeks leading up to the first day of school, I saw many different events which were organized to help students feel encouraged to be involved in their education, all while having fun. The ...

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Everyone needs a wingman

By Cheryl Senn As my daughter, Xena, and I, were walking down a sidewalk, on our way to the campus cafeteria, to register for the recent Reedley College Tiger Kick-Off event, we talked about her first day of college and ...

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There are no limits

By Cheryl Senn While on a flight, during my recent vacation, I looked out the window and was amazed at what I saw. As the plane left the Seattle airport, the sky was dark, cloudy, and raining. As we climbed ...

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