Bravo to those who have signed up for CodeREDThe Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:
* Bravo to the health care stakeholders working to create a community health assessment and community health improvement plan in the Jamestown area. The multi-agency effort is focusing on these issues in the area: obesity; distracted and drunken driving; youth drinking and smoking; and suicide and lack of mental health awareness.
* Bravo to the more than 1,300 Stutsman County residents who signed up for CodeRED service, which provides emergency notifications such as severe weather alerts to residents through email and text messages. We strongly recommend residents sign up for the service, which can be done at www.co.stutsman.nd.us and clicking on the CodeRED button.
* Bravo to Farm Rescue, the North Dakota volunteer organization that assisted its 200th family late last month. The organization helps prevent families from losing their farms due to illness or injury by helping with planting, harvesting or other needs.
* Bravo to the Jamestown Rural Fire Department’s plan to expand to 36 firefighters. The JRFD recently received a $49,000 grant for training and expansion and plans to add eight firefighters within four years.
* Bravo to taxable sales and purchases in Jamestown rising 7 percent between the second quarters of 2011 and 2012. April, May and June this year saw $68.1 million in total taxable sales and purchases.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)