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Bravo to those helping Neb. ranchers

The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:

  • Bravo to Meghan Ford of Jamestown High School, who broke another JHS record on April 5. Ford broke the girls indoor 800 meters record at the Bison Indoor Classic in Fargo with a time of 2 minutes, 16.88 seconds. The previous record was set in 1989 by Jenny Schmeichel with a time of 2:17:34. Ford, a sophomore, also broke the all-time 3,200 school record -- indoor or outdoor -- on March 16 and the 1,600 indoor record on March 22.
  • Bravo to Jamestown Regional Medical Center and Anne Carlsen Center, which were among the Top 10 fundraisers in their respective categories for the annual Giving Hearts Day event. Jamestown Regional Medical Center was the top fundraiser in Top 10 category of $499,999 or less, raising $211,872, while Anne Carlsen Center was fourth in its category of $500,000 or more, raising $467,296. And bravo to those donors who contributed to those totals. JRMC and ACC were recognized recently during an awards event for the annual fundraiser.
  • Bravo to the Jamestown Fire Department for acquiring a tool to help train the public in how to correctly use a fire extinguisher. The $15,000 simulated fire extinguisher was purchased with funds raised by JFD volunteers through proceeds from the department’s annual pancake breakfast during White Cloud Days.
  • Bravo to those who are providing hay to ranchers in Nebraska from North Dakota. Farm Rescue, farmers and ranchers and others provided about 170 bales of hay that were taken to Nebraska starting Sunday. Cash donations from the public helped cover some of the transportation costs and truckers donated their time and equipment. Flooding in Nebraska has destroyed hay and affected pastures.

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