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Bravo to Daily Bread-Jamestown for record food collection

The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:

*Bravo to the Jamestown Police Department for planning a second Jamestown Police Department Citizen’s Academy beginning in March. The academy teaches participants about law enforcement and the courts. Thirteen people participated in the first one, held last year.

*Bravo to local volunteers for SCORE, who provide advice or expertise on business matters to prospective small businesses and existing small businesses.

*Bravo to Daily Bread-Jamestown, which collected more than 26,000 pounds of food in 2018 that was stocked in the program’s local freezers and refrigerators for anyone in need to use. The food meets all food safety standards and was prepared in kitchens approved by the North  Dakota Department of Health. And bravo to the vendors that donate food stocked in those freezers and refrigerators that can be used by others in need, and to those who contribute funds to support the much-needed program.

*Bravo to the Jamestown Fire Department and the Jamestown Police Department for continuing their friendly competition to see which department can get the most blood donors for Vitalant. The fourth annual Battle of the Badges, won by Team Fire, resulted in 176 people donating blood during the Jan. 3-5 drive, including 15 for the first time.

*Bravo to plans to install cable median barriers on portions of Interstate 94 and Interstate 29 in North Dakota this summer. The barriers will be placed in the Grand Forks area, Bismarck and Fargo. The barriers prevent vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed from going into oncoming traffic. The Minnesota Department of Transportation estimates that more than 100 lives have been saved in Minnesota since cable barriers were installed on interstate highways beginning in 2004 and says there has been a 95 percent reduction in fatal cross-median crashes.

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