Bravo to gold coin donor
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos and buffalo chips this week:
*Bravo to the anonymous donor who dropped a gold coin into a Salvation Army red kettle over the weekend. The Krugerrand 1-ounce South African coin was worth more than $1,200 at the time it was donated. The Salvation Army is conducting its Red Kettle Campaign annual fundraiser to raise money for operations for the next year.
*Bravo to the No Excuses program, a partnership between Jamestown Regional Medical Center and Central Valley Health District, which helps uninsured and underinsured women pay for Pap tests and mammograms. This year 20 women took part in the program.
*Bravo to local law enforcement and correctional officers for holding the annual Cops & Kids program here Sunday. The event helps children in need purchase Christmas gifts for themselves and family members at Walmart. The children, ages 5-13, are referred through parents, social services, schools or law enforcement for the event.
*Bravo to Tom Newgard, who wrote a reference book documenting churches past and present in North Dakota. “Patterns on the Prairie: A History of Worship in North Dakota,” is a reference book that includes maps and listings by county.
*Buffalo chip that Jamestown is currently in its 10th driest year, according to the National Weather Service, from weather records kept by the North Dakota State Hospital. Only 12.56 inches of precipitation have been recorded this year. The average precipitation is 18.71 inches, according to U.S. Climate Data.
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