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Bravo to bell ringers


The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos and a buffalo chip this week:

►Bravo to those people who have helped ring the bell for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. The Salvation Army is in dire need of bell ringers this season, and some kettles haven’t been manned because of a shortage of volunteer help. If you can help, even for a few hours, contact the Salvation Army to volunteer.

►Bravo to Hoyt Paul, 9-yearold Jamestown boy who has conducted his own food drive in his neighborhood for three years in a row. Hoyt and his parents delivered 1,180 food items to the Community Action Region VI Food Pantry on Nov. 22. Hoyt said he doesn’t think anyone should be hungry around the holidays.

►Buffalo chip to the number of flu cases in North Dakota already for the 2017-18 season. For the week ending Nov. 25, the state had 196 cases, compared to 55 at this time last year. The state also reported its first influenza death last week of an elderly individual in the southwest part of the state. It’s not too late to get vaccinated for this year’s flu season.

►Bravo to recent above-average temperatures in the state. It’s been a nice break from the cold weather to have temperatures in the 40s and 50s. It’s expected to get colder next week. Still, “colder” next week is forecast to be the 20s and 30s, which isn’t as bad as North Dakotans know it can be.

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