Bravo to Kids Against Hunger donorsThe Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:
*Bravo to those who donated to the third Kids Against Hunger campaign planned by the Jamestown Kiwanis Club to help feed children suffering from starvation. A total of $30,000 has been raised which will allow for 130,000 meals to be packaged next month.
*Bravo to Dale Marks and Kerry Whipp, who were recently recognized at the annual North Dakota Wildlife Federation Convention. Marks was recognized as the Hunter Safety Educator of the Year in North Dakota and Whipp was honored as Sportsman of the Year for his contributions to Stutsman County Wildlife Federation and the NDWF.
*Bravo to those who helped raise $19,000 at the Polar Pig — Walk the Plank fundraiser for the hospice program at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. The Jamestown HOG Chapter that organized the event said it was the most ever raised.
*Bravo to Blaine Schulz, Special Olympics athlete from Jamestown, who earned a silver medal at the Special Olympics Winter World Games in South Korea. Schulz took the silver in the 200-meter snowshoe run M20 Division.
*Bravo to North Dakota for ranking first overall in its handling of the 2010 election, according to a recent study by Pew Charitable Trusts. The study looked at how each of the 50 U.S. states and District of Columbia handled the voting process and ranked each state according to 17 criteria from Pew’s Elections Performance Index.
*Bravo that there is currently little chance of spring flooding in the area. The National Weather Service flood outlook this week reported that the possibility of major flooding in the area is less than 5 percent.
*Bravo to those people who played a role in rescuing a stray beagle that was out in subzero temperatures. Becky Johnson, animal control officer with the Jamestown Police Department and volunteer for Prairie Paws Rescue, Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office deputies and James River Humane Society volunteers were among those who pitched in to check on the live trap used to catch the dog after it had been outside for two days.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)