The Jamestown hands out these bravos this week:

  • Bravo to the people working at the mass testing events for coronavirus in Stutsman County. From checking people in to administering tests, the personnel working at the site were professional, efficient and courteous. They included the North Dakota National Guard, Jamestown Regional Medical Center, Central Valley Health District and North Dakota Department of Health, along with others. And bravo to those people who came to get tested.
  • Bravo to Curt and Barb Togstad for helping people going through cancer with the Continue Aiding Recipients Affected by Cancer Evermore (C.A.R.E.) Endowment Fund at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. The fund was created in 2016 in memory of Barb’s parents, according to JRMC. Barb also creates baked goods that are sold at Babb’s Coffee House to raise money to help people with cancer.
  • Bravo to people for shopping local. Shopping locally is important to support businesses and people and provide jobs and funds that strengthen our community. That’s especially true with the coronavirus pandemic which has impacted some businesses dramatically.
  • Bravo to the 2.3% increase in taxable sales and purchases in Jamestown for the first quarter of 2020. The North Dakota Office of the State Tax Commissioner reported that taxable sales and purchases were more than $52.25 million for that period. The next quarter's report is expected to show more of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Bravo to North Dakota Farmers Union for announcing groundbreaking for its new youth camp on the shores of the Jamestown Reservoir. The camp will provide camping and educational experiences for youth in the eastern portion of North Dakota. NDFU already operates a youth camp at Lake Tschida in western North Dakota.

Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board.

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