Bravo to return of college’s recycling programThe Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:
*Bravo to Blaine Schulz, Jamestown man who will compete in the Special Olympics World Games next week in South Korea. Schulz, who is participating in his fifth World games, will complete in the 200-meter, 400-meter and mixed 4x400 meter snowshoe relay races Jan. 29-Feb. 5.
*Buffalo chip to the bone-chilling cold we’ve been experiencing thanks to Mother Nature. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 20s to 30s this weekend, a welcome relief from the subzero ones we’ve been dealing with this week.
*Bravo to community organizations and individuals who have stepped up to raise money to keep or reopen theaters in North Dakota and Minnesota in small towns after costly changes in movie industry standards threatened to close them for good. Small theaters around the country have been faced with changing equipment to fit new industry standards at a cost that exceeds $150,000 per theater, owners said. Organizations in Langdon, Cavalier and Grafton, N.D., are among those that have raised money to purchase equipment for their theaters.
*Buffalo chip that North Dakota ranked near the bottom on how well states are doing to match mental health records with a federal database used for background checks by gun dealers. The Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ report said the state ranked 42nd in the report. State officials say North Dakota will have a new electronic records system with a June deadline, but there is currently no way to track how many mental health records were made available to the background check system statewide.
*Bravo that Jamestown College’s recycling program is operating again. The program, launched by the Environmentally Concerned Organization of Students, was suspended in October when biohazardous materials were left in the receptacles until a way could be found to make the program safer for those sorting the materials. The program, relaunched last month, now includes training and education with students and staff, having students sign contracts to use recycling bins and a college employee monitoring the sorting process at the Jamestown Recyling Center.
*Bravo to New Hope Free Lutheran Church’s new home. The church, which formed in 2010, hasn’t had a permanent home until now. It purchased the building after the Free Methodist Church closed.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)