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Editorial: Bravo to the JHS Blue Jays

The Jamestown Sun hands out the following bravos this week:

* Bravo to the Jamestown High School Blue Jays for winning their first Class A state volleyball championship in Minot. The Blue Jays won the championship match in five sets.

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* Bravo to the LaMoure Loboes for taking second in the Class B state volleyball tournament. LaMoure made its first-ever appearance in the Class B title match.

* Bravo to the organizers of the Turkey Trot, a fundraiser for the Community Action Region VI Food Pantry. The event, held for the second year, had 145 people take part.

* Bravo to Charlie Kourajian for his work to try to establish a permanent, warm location for a bus stop in Jamestown. He has said it is important the city and/or community do something to keep bus service going in and out of Jamestown.

* Bravo to the 489 people who registered to be organ donors at one of three Fargo locations during the Alexa’s Hope “Give to Live” event. The event aimed to break the Guinness World Record for the most people to sign up as organ donors in eight hours. It fell short of that goal but having that many people sign up to be an organ donor is still an important accomplishment.

* Bravo to the Zonta Club of Jamestown for raising awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault. Shoes were displayed in the Buffalo Mall, each one representing a Jamestown-area victim of domestic violence or sexual assault in 2012.

* Bravo to Krystal Carlascio for representing Jamestown on the national level when she competes for the Miss Rodeo America title in Las Vegas Dec. 2-9. She is the current Miss Rodeo North Dakota and has been studying about 40 hours a week for the contest.

* Bravo to the businesses that were voted Best of the Buffalo City Area and the voters who selected them.

* Bravo to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program in Jamestown. The program allows parents or guardians of the children who will be receiving gifts to come and pick out up to $30 worth of toys for each child. Coordinator Sheila Ova anticipates the program in Jamestown will provide toys and stocking stuffers to about 200 children this year.

* Bravo to Lydia Goodroad who celebrated her 104th birthday. She was born in Cleveland, N.D., and when asked the secret of living to be 104, she pointed to the side of her head, referring to her mind.

(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)