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Buffalo chip to fourth-coldest December in Jamestown

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opinion Jamestown, 58401

Jamestown North Dakota 121 3rd St NW 58401

The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos and a buffalo chip this week:

* Buffalo chip to Jamestown experiencing the fourth-coldest December on record. The National Weather Service said the average temperature for the month was 4.6 degrees.

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* Bravo to Myrtle Henderson, Jamestown resident who turned 102 this week. Henderson celebrated her birthday on Monday.

* Bravo to the increase in North Dakota’s population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau’s latest estimates say the state grew by 22,048 people as of July 1, with 723,393 residents.

* Bravo to Marjorie Anderson of Devils Lake, who, at 88, is the oldest working nurse in North Dakota. Anderson, who retired in 1989 as director of nursing at Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake, still works as a substitute nurse at the North Dakota School for the Deaf.

* Bravo to Williston for taking steps to allow churches or other groups to acquire permits to act as emergency homeless shelters during the winter. The city’s commission adopted the first reading of an ordinance last week that sets up guidelines for churches or groups to apply for a permit for temporary shelter during the winter.

(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)

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