The Jamestown hands out these bravos this week:

  • Bravo to Jamestown Regional Medical Center, which recently ranked No. 56 in the Provider/Insurer category of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work for 2020. This is the fourth year JRMC has made the list of Best Places to Work in health care nationwide. The Best Places to Work distinction is given to 150 organizations based on how well they “empower employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.”

  • Bravo to New Rockford, which received a 2020 Main Street Award as recently announced by Gov. Doug Burgum. New Rockford received the Art, Culture and Vibrancy Award for the New Rockford Summer Street Market. The award recognizes communities or groups that have contributed to their vibrancy by activating shared public space, promoting and celebrating the arts and culture and/or hosting community events that engage residents and visitors.

  • Bravo to Meghan Ford of Jamestown, two-time defending Class A girls state cross country champion and Jamestown High School senior who won her third consecutive West Region title on Oct. 17 in Bismarck. And bravo to Ben Anteau, a JHS senior who finished third out of 75 competing athletes.

  • Bravo to the completion of the estimated $6 million addition project at St. John's Academy. Updated kitchen/dining facilities, 10 new classrooms, a chapel and administration area were among the amenities added to the academy. And bravo to those donors and other supporters who made the project possible.

  • Bravo to the Manufacturing Day event held recently at Harold Newman Arena through the Jamestown Regional Entrepreneur Center. The event gives students in grades 9-12 an opportunity to learn firsthand about careers in the manufacturing industry from schools and businesses.

  • Bravo to Barnes County North Public School for being one of two schools to be awarded a pilot grant. The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division announced that Barnes County North and Dunseith Public School will share up to $150,000 to build a comprehensive strategy to improve children’s behavioral health in school settings.

  • Bravo to the title transfer of the Oakes Test Area to the Dickey-Sargent Irrigation District. The facility is now owned and operated by the Dickey-Sargent Irrigation District after its transfer for the Bureau of Reclamation. The change allows the irrigation district to purchase the test area and its infrastructure for the benefit of local farmers.

  • Bravo to the Department of Veterans Affairs for expanding and extending the Fargo VA’s participation in its hyperbaric oxygen therapy clinical demonstration program through September of 2021, and increasing the number of veterans who can be referred for this treatment option for post-traumatic stress. The expansion also allows veterans to be treated at Jamestown Regional Medical Center.

  • Bravo to the JHS football team for qualifying for the Class AAA state quarterfinals on Oct. 30.

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

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