Bravo to Scouts on their top awardsThe 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 three Jamestown Ambassador Girl Scouts — Marissa Cofield, Megan Kapp and Chelsey Staloch — who recently earned their Gold Awards. The Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouts.
* Buffalo chip to the apparent fraud that was uncovered in the petitions for two proposed ballot measures. The petitions for the measures, which would have appropriated oil tax proceeds for outdoor conservation and allowed use of medicinal marijuana in the state, were thrown out because so many names were invalidated after investigators discovered paid petition gatherers had added voters’ names without consent. Fifteen people have been charged in connection with this case.
* Bravo to Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. Armstrong died late last month at age 82. His bravery, and the bravery of all of America’s pioneers in space, must be remembered.
* Bravo to all the organizations nationwide working to help people recover in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac.
* Bravo to the new, albeit odd, world record set this month when the world’s largest bacon cheeseburger was prepared at the Black Bear Casino Resort near Carlton, Minn. The finished burger weighed 2,014 pounds and was 10 feet in diameter, demolishing the previous record of 881 pounds and 13 ounces.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)