Bravo to everyone helping family after fireThe 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 University of North Dakota, which is entering the Big Sky Conference this year.
*Bravo to those people, organizations and businesses that have helped Liz Adams and Stephen Souza’s family following a July 31 fire at their rented home. The couple and their five children lost their possessions in the blaze. The family received help with another place to stay and some furniture, and benefits are being planned as well.
*Bravo to North Dakota’s first-place ranking for children’s economic well-being in the latest KIDS COUNT assessment. The nonprofit Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks states in four areas related to children: economic well-being, education, health and family and community. North Dakota ranked sixth overall in those areas out of the 50 states.
*Bravo to the successful landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars. The rover landed Sunday and has begun to transmit photos and video from Gale Crater. The rover’s two-year mission is studying whether Gale ever had conditions favorable for microbial life.
*Bravo to the area getting some much-needed rain. WDAY reported that Jamestown received 1.47 inches of rain this week in an overnight storm.
*Bravo to Travis Hafner, a Sykeston, N.D., native who hit his 200th home run Sunday during the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers game.
*Buffalo chip to Congress for stalling on the new farm bill. The House and Senate each had its own version of a bill. But the House could not reach agreement on its version and that means work on a compromise bill is stalled.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)