4-Hers’ campaign against hunger gets bravoThe Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos and a buffalo chip this week:
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos and a buffalo chip this week:
* Bravo to the Stutsman County 4-H members who have started a campaign to “stock the Stock Trailer” and refill the shelves at food pantries. The trailer is to be set up from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Civic Center for people to drop off their donations to help the Salvation Army and Community Action Region 6.
* Buffalo chip to the news that Congress’ budget supercommittee could not find a workable solution to get a handle on the federal government’s debt. No surprise: a bipartisan agreement couldn’t be found between the two bickering parties. Also no surprise: they’re blaming each other.
* Bravo to the news that water releases at Pipestem Dam are the same as what’s coming in, and Jamestown Reservoir inflows are on the decline.
* Bravo to Walmart for donating $100,000 to Farm Rescue. The funds will help the nonprofit group expand, said founder Bill Gross. Farm Rescue provides help to farmers with planting and harvest during times of crisis related to illness or injury. Gross said the grant will enable the organization to help more farmers and expand its geographic area of assistance.
* Bravo to those people and businesses that made Thanksgiving special for hundreds of people during the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday. The dinner was held at Concordia Lutheran Church for anyone — alone or not — to attend at no charge. It takes many hands to make the dinner come together and the support of businesses to pull it off. They’re all appreciated.
* Bravo to Jamestown College’s radio station launch. KJKR FM 88.1 started broadcasting a little more than a week ago and adds another component to the Student Media Center at the college. The mass communications program also includes a newspaper, TV station and website.
* Bravo to Mark Coppin, assistive technology director at Anne Carlsen Center, who traveled to Turkey this week to share his expertise on adaptive technology with others. Coppin said the trip’s purpose was to raise awareness of people with disabilities. Coppin has done much work on adaptive technology to give ACC students tools to access their skills.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)