Bravo to increase in immunization rates

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The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:

  • Bravo to the Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase coming to Jamestown for the first time. The showcase featuring Pride of Dakota products is Saturday and Sunday at the Jamestown Civic Center.
  • Bravo to the increase in schoolchildren immunization rates in North Dakota. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the immunization rate for measles, mumps and rubella is 93.8 percent, up from 89 percent two years ago. The reason, officials say, is because schools are enforcing the law that says children who are not immunized cannot attend school. The national median rate for immunization is 94 percent.
  • Bravo to the University of Jamestown being named a “Best in the Midwest” college for the 15th consecutive year by Princeton Review. Students are surveyed by Princeton Review on topics such as accessibility of their professors and their science lab, along with providing answers on campus life, fellow students and more subjects.
  • Bravo to the 92nd annual Saukerkraut Day in Wishek. The event draws more than a thousand people every year to dine on a free lunch that includes sauerkraut, wieners and potatoes. Volunteers play a big role in the event.
  • Bravo to Cara Prescott, owner of Don’s House of Flowers, for taking part in the “Petal It Forward” event, carried out in all 50 states. The business sent “Happiness Ambassadors” out in Jamestown to give away 200 bouquets of flowers to surprised people. Each surprised person was given an extra bouquet to give to someone else.

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