Terrific News Tuesday

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. – Samuel Johnson

Welcome to another edition of Terrific News Tuesday – the first one for November!

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:

  • Election Day
  • Health Coverage for Montanans
  • Scheels & Veterans
  • Walmart & Veterans
  • I Love a Parade
  • International Space Station

Election Day!

Today is Election Day 2015 so don’t forget to vote!

Across the country today there are a few special elections for congressional seats, a few gubernatorial races, some statewide races in a few states, and some very important local elections – like elections for mayor and city commission.

Is this a great country or what?

We are also about 90 days from the Iowa Caucuses!

Health Coverage for Montanans:

This is very good news – Governor Steve Bullock announced Monday that Montana’s plan to extend health coverage to thousands of the state’s residents has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Montanans can apply now for the new Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership (HELP) Plan for coverage that will begin in January.

Scheels & Veterans:

Scheels is a sporting goods company with stores in 10 states. They also support veterans and with Veterans Day coming up, they are airing a new ad:

I applaud Scheels for their support of Veterans.

Walmart & Veterans:

A salute goes to Walmart for their “Greenlight a Vet” campaign. According to their website:

Change one light to green in a visible location-on your porch, in your home, or at your office-and keep it glowing every day as a symbol of appreciation and support for our veterans. Then, share your support by taking a picture of your green light and posting it using the hashtag #greenlightavet.

For more information about the program, click HERE.

Parade & Victory Celebration:

I love a parade! The Kansas City Royals World Series victory parade and celebration are being held today. The event starts at noon local time. More information can be found HERE.

The MLB Network will cover it and local Kansas City television stations will televise it – KCTV, KMBC, and WDAF.

Several local schools will be closed and some high school bands are participating in the parade.

International Space Station:

It’s hard to believe, but the International Space Station celebrated an anniversary on Monday: the 15th anniversary of continuous residency. (Source)

According to the Associated Press, since the first permanent crew moved in on Nov. 2, 2000, 220 people have come and gone, representing 17 countries.

It’s wonderful that our country still supports science and exploration.

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