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Bravo to JRMC moving forward with project

The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:

*Bravo to the Jamestown Cancer Support Group, previously called Help for Hope and Healing, for providing gas cards totaling more than $10,000 this year to help people with cancer pay for travel expenses for treatment. The group, which was founded nine years ago, also recently became a nonprofit organization.

*Bravo to Marilyn Elhard, 84, of Gackle, who has worked for Dakota Heritage Bank of North Dakota for 65 years.

*Bravo to Jamestown Regional Medical Center moving forward this week with the interior project for the JRMC Cancer Center. The JRMC Board of Directors approved proceeding with construction on the project, a 3,000-square-foot facility that will offer a place for people in the area to receive cancer treatment. The project is expected to be complete in six months.

*Bravo to Polly Peterson, who officially became president of the University of Jamestown at an inaugural ceremony on Sept. 28. Peterson succeeded Robert Badal, who retired at the end of February.

*Bravo to Peighton Walker of Jamestown, who received the Youth Award from the State Historical Society for her volunteer work at the 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse.

*Bravo to three North Dakota schools that were named National Blue Ribbon Schools this week. Central Valley School in rural Buxton, Freedom Elementary in West Fargo and Richland Elementary in Abercrombie were selected by the U.S. Department of Education for the honor. The schools are chosen based on evidence of students achieving high learning standards or making substantial improvements.

*Bravo to Easton Romsdal, eighth-grader at Jamestown Middle School, who was appointed to the Student Advisory Committee for Gov. Doug Burgum’s Main Street Initiative. Easton applied to serve on the committee and was accepted based on his community involvement and activities he participated in, said Jim Upgren, an official with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. The student committee members will give feedback on things to improve their communities and careers and recreational opportunities that would make them want to stay in their communities.