Terrific News Tuesday

Correction does much, but encouragement does more. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Hey kids – welcome to another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

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

  • Tribal Healthcare Grant
  • Montana Law Enforcement Academy
  • Powerball Winners
  • Young Professional Profiles
  • Pope Francis
  • Common Age
  • The Twinkie

Tribal Healthcare Grant:

U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) announced $297,041.00 in funding for the Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes to improve access to needed high-quality healthcare.

It’s great to see that we are working to provide better access to healthcare services.

Montana Law Enforcement Academy:

Congratulations to the 59 new graduates of the Montana Law Enforcement Academy. The officers will serve 33 agencies across the state. (MTN)

I pray for your safety as you protect us! Thank you for your service.

Powerball Winners:

A $100,000 Powerball ticket was sold in Billings and a $50,000 Powerball ticket was sold in Butte. The results were from Saturday’s drawing. (AP)

Nobody won the jackpot, although four tickets drawn were worth one million each. Those tickets were sold in New York, West Virginia, Louisiana, and Oregon. The jackpot now stands at $222,000,000, which is a lot less than the current Mega Millions jackpot, which stands at $390,000,000.

God bless America!

Young Professional Profiles:

Applause to the Great Falls Tribune and the Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce for profiling young professionals in the area each week. It’s always interesting to read their stories.

I’m at the age where I could be “profiled” twice…

Pope Francis:

Pope Francis said on Sunday that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should seek forgiveness from homosexuals for the way they had treated them. (Reuters)

Love one another…

Common Age:

The most common age of white American residents is 56 years old, 27 years old for Asian Americans, 25 years old for black Americans, and nine years old for Hispanic Americans, according to June 2016 census data. (Daily Caller)

So that makes me almost common. How about you?

The Twinkie:

In a glass box in a private school in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: A decades-old Twinkie. (AP)

This means you can store them safely in your underground bunker – so you can have some snacks while you wait for Obama to come and take your guns…

 

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