The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos and a buffalo chip this week:
* Bravo to the sponsors and participants in the Family Expo held last Saturday at the Jamestown Civic Center. Activities, food and programs were held that were designed to appeal to all ages.
* Bravo to the Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge which is celebrating its centennial this year. The more than 4,300-acre refuge is one of the oldest in the U.S.
* Buffalo chip to the person or people who sprayed western prairie fringed orchids in Ransom County. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials believe someone sprayed the orchids under the mistaken belief that having the plant would restrict land use. The orchid is classified as threatened.
* Bravo to organizers of the Patriot Day events held in Jamestown on Thursday, the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States.
* Bravo to those people and organizations that donated funds to bring a canine unit to Jamestown. The Jamestown Police Department now has Blaze, a 1-year-old Labrador retriever, and additional funds for the unit, thanks to $8,000 in total donations.
* Bravo to service clubs and organizations in our community, many of which are now starting their new meeting year, for all the work they do in our community. Many routinely work on service projects that help others and raise funds to support charities and other worthy causes. We appreciate the work they do.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)