*Bravo to Cara Prescott, owner of Don House of Flowers in Jamestown, for holding Petal It Forward here this week. Florists in more than 400 U.S. cities took part in the event, where they and/or their volunteers handed out bouquets of flowers randomly to people. Each person was given two bouquets and asked to give one of the bouquets to another person. In Jamestown, Don's House of Flowers staff and volunteers handed out 479 bouquets.
*Bravo to Bob Martin, who retired this week as manager of Pipestem Dam after 42 years of working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
*Bravo to R.M. Stoudt, which donated $28,193 in funds raised from the 11th annual Running of the Pink to the No Excuses Program/Jamestown Regional Medical Center Foundation and the local Women's Way Chapter/Central Valley Health District. The funds are used for breast and cervical cancer screenings for people in need. And bravo to those people who participated in the Running of the Pink to help raise those funds or who donated to the cause.
*Bravo to Meghan Ford, Jamestown High School sophomore cross country runner, who took first place individually in the Class A girls state cross country meet over the weekend at Parkhurst Recreation Area north of Jamestown. And bravo to Isaac Huber, a senior for Edgeley-Kulm's high school cross country team, who won first individually in the Class B boys state race.