Terrific News Tuesday

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln

Welcome to another edition of Terrific News Tuesday!

In case this is your first time reading Terrific News Tuesday (TNT), this column is all about good news – there’s no complaining or criticizing today – just some terrific news that caught my attention!

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

  • Ronan Daycare Owner
  • Simon Nelson & Joplin MT
  • Great Falls Rescue Mission
  • Satellite Election Offices
  • Billings Gazette’s New Website Design
  • Feast for the Homeless
  • Hockey Player Mark Sertich

Ronan Daycare Owner:

Applause goes to Martha McClure. She is the Ronan (MT) daycare owner who refused to allow Francis Joseph Jackson to take his three children because he was barred from having contact with them. She also thought he was intoxicated. (Source)

McClure was allegedly beaten severely by Jackson and his girlfriend with a shovel, but she protected the children.

Simon Nelson:

It’s nice to see a community come together to help someone in need!

According to a story in the Great Falls Tribune, Simon Nelson is two years old and he was badly burned in an accident. Residents of Joplin (MT) are putting together a benefit for the Nelson family to help defray medical costs. The event is scheduled for November 13 at the Joplin Community Hall. More info can be found HERE.

Great Falls Rescue Mission:

The Great Falls Rescue Mission does a wonderful job helping the homeless in our community, so it was great to read that they are $2 million closer to paying for a new family center because of a grant. (Source)

Now they are about $1 million away from their goal of $8.5 million to build a family center that will house 26 families.

Satellite Election Offices:

It’s always good to hear that our government is making it as easy as possible to vote. The Associated Press reported:

Montana’s secretary of state is directing all counties with American Indian reservations to work with tribal governments to establish satellite election offices if they are required under the Federal Voting Rights Act, and if the tribal governments request them.

Billings Gazette New Website Design:

I visited the Billings Gazette website the other day and I give their new design thumbs up! It seems easy to navigate and you don’t have to click very much to read a story.

Feast for the Homeless:

The Associated Press reported that after a California couple called off their wedding, the bride-to-be’s family decided to turn the $35,000 extravagant event into a feast for the homeless.

The mother and daughter are taking the non-refundable honeymoon trip to Belize.

Hockey Player Mark Sertich:

It was fun to watch the CBS Evening News story about Mark Sertich. Sertich is not a normal hockey player – he is 94 years old.

When he was 80 years old, other players told him they would pay his skating fees for life – little did they know he would still be skating 14 years later!

## Let’s Go Royals ##

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