Bravo to students harvesting for food bankThe 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 the freshmen students at Valley City State University who helped harvest produce, mainly squash, this week that will be given to 278 food shelves, soup kitchens shelters and other food programs supplied by Great Plains Food Bank. This is the second year for the community service project, done as part of orientation at the university. And bravo to Don Faust, retired pastor, who grew the produce on his farm near Valley City and then donated it for this purpose.
*Buffalo chip to the person or people who are calling voters and falsely telling them that absentee voting is illegal in North Dakota. At least one call was received in Stutsman County. Absentee ballot applications are available at the Stutsman County Auditor’s Office in the county courthouse, on the county website at www.co.stutsman.nd.us or by calling 252-9035.
*Bravo to the Bill and Priscilla Stark family, who donated about 300 pieces of vintage clothing to the Emily P. Reynolds Historic Costume Collection at North Dakota State University. The Starks collected the pieces — part of a collection of about 5,000 — over the years and Priscilla used them in fashion shows for her students. Among the donated pieces was a ball gown from Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration.
*Buffalo chip to asphalt scammers. A Jamestown Police Department detective said alleged asphalt scammers could be in the area, looking to take money from people for shoddy work. Operations need to be licensed in the state. If you’re approached, get another estimate before agreeing to the work. The North Dakota Attorney General’s Office also suggests getting a written contract so you know what you’re going to pay for the work.
*Buffalo chip to Congress for failing to pass a new farm bill. The current farm bill is set to expire Sept. 30. Partisan differences appear to have derailed the bill.
*Bravo to Continental Resources and Harold Hamm, an oil billionaire and CEO of the company, for donating $10 million to the University of North Dakota to help fund a geology school at the University of North Dakota’s College of Engineering and Mines. The remaining $4 million for the school came from the North Dakota Industrial Commission and its oil and gas research program.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)