Bravo to Community Award recipients
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:
* Bravo to the Community Awards recipients of the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce, which were given this week. Alden Kollman received the Above and Beyond Award. Orr Auctioneers was named the Business of the Year. Joseph “JT” Thompson received the Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award. And Janna Bergstedt of First Community Credit Union was named the Outstanding Young Professional of the Year. The awards are given to people and businesses that work to better Jamestown’s citizens and business climate.
* Bravo to the National Transportation Safety Board for urging federal regulators to step up safety measures for crude-by-rail shipments. Forum News Service reported Jan. 23 that the NTSB issued three safety recommendations to the Federal Railroad Administration and Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. They included rerouting trains that carry hazardous materials and creating audit programs for rail carriers and shippers. The American Association of Railroads, which represents major freight rail companies, said it agreed with the board’s recommendations.
* Bravo to the Rev. Mary Ann Adams who will be heading to Indonesia to do missionary work. Adams will serve as a missionary associate for two years on one of the larger islands of Indonesia, where she said she “will be working with children” and teach “the people there how to do children’s ministry.”
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)