Bravo to cyclists here on missionsThe Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos and buffalo chips this week:
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos and buffalo chips this week:
*Bravo to two cyclists who made stops in this area during the past week to draw attention to good causes. Chris Greig, 25, Ontario, Canada, is cycling from Alaska to Florida on a “Campaign for Good News.” Greig is featuring good news stories from communities where he stops on his trip. Among those stories was a couple from Edgeley who experienced a tornado at their farm and the help they received from others to recover from the devastation. The other cyclist, Mark Mansell, 51, La Center, Wash., is cycling 3,500 miles to raise money and create awareness of Leader Dogs for the Blind, a nonprofit group that provides guide dogs to people who are blind and visually impaired to improve their quality of life.
*Buffalo chip to perpetrators of a utility scam reported in Minnesota. The scam purports to pay utility bills through a federal program. Authorities said consumers are being contacted by phone, social media, texting and fliers, with claims about credits for utility bills. Scammers say they need the consumers’ bank routing numbers and Social Security numbers to get the money. Don’t believe them.
*Buffalo chip to Henry Ward Atherton, 50, Dilworth, Minn., who was sentenced recently in Clay County District Court for letting his 32 ball python snakes freeze to death in an unheated storage unit after he apparently couldn’t find anyone to take care of them. He pleaded guilty in May to a felony charge of mistreatment of animals. He was sentenced this week to 30 days in jail and can’t own or care for animals for two years.
*Bravo to Eddie Beyer, Darin Erstad and Rick Helling, who are being inducted into the North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame at a banquet today at the Jamestown Civic Center.
*Bravo that Amber Glatt, 22, Valley City, was found safe this week in Arizona. The Valley City State University student, who has experienced a form of amnesia, was reported missing the week of July 4. A man who befriended her in North Dakota that same week called law enforcement after they traveled to Arizona to report his concerns about her.
*Bravo to Montpelier, N.D., 4-H members Seth Kjellberg, Kelly Susa and Sara Hatlewick, who took first place in the narrative division in the first North Dakota 4-H Film Festival. Their 10-minute video looks at the right and wrong ways to put together livestock and static exhibits for fair entries. The video will be on display at the North Dakota State Fair 4-H Film Festival in Minot on July 22.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)