Terrific News Tuesday

We’re back with another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT) because we all need a little good news once in awhile!

There’s no grumbling or criticizing today – just some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • The Lt. Dan Band
  • Grounded Beef
  • Army Ranger School
  • LeBron James & College
  • Reading for a Haircut

The Lt. Dan Band:

It was great to see Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band return to Malmstrom AFB (MT). The band played for over two hours at the base on Sunday in front of a crowd of more than 1,500. (Source)

We owe a lot to the men, women, and to the families of those who are serving our country in the military. Sinise recognizes that more than most.

Grounded Beef:

It was reassuring that Montana livestock officials identified contaminated ground beef before it was shipped to consumers. It’s also good to know that it was the first positive sample the inspection bureau has seen since it was formed in 1989. (Source)

Keep up the good work!

Army Ranger School:

The first two women will graduate from Army Ranger School this week. According to CBS News, nineteen women started the 62 day Army Ranger course. (Source)

It is good to see women given the opportunity to complete this prestigious course.

LeBron James & College:

Through his foundation, thousands of school kids will score a full, four-year college scholarship with an assist from basketball superstar LeBron James.

According to reports, the students, who attend the Akron, Ohio public schools, must complete the foundation’s I Promise Program and meet attendance and grade requirements to be eligible for the scholarship. James’ foundation will cover tuition starting in 2021 when this year’s crop of seventh graders graduate high school. Currently, there are 1,100 students in the program with 1,200 additional students expected to enter it during the next four years.

Good job LeBron James!

Reading for a Haircut:

All kids from kindergarten through fifth grade have to do to receive a free haircut from Iowa barber Courtney Holmes is read to him. He’ll even help the kids sound out the words they don’t know while he cuts their hair. (Source)

The kids will look great for the first day of school, too.

Little things like this make our country great.

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