Terrific News Tuesday

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vince Lombardi

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:

  • Veteran Ronald Doney
  • Fort Harrison VA Medical Center
  • Lewis & Clark Humane Society
  • Montana Medical Marijuana Cards
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship

Ronald Doney:

Doney is a Vietnam War veteran and the Great Falls Tribune’s Richard Ecke writes that Doney had hoped to live long enough to have a photograph taken at the Montana Veterans Memorial in Great Falls. Doney is receiving hospice care.

His family and friends gathered to honor him and surprised him with a tile to be displayed on the wall. Read more about the Doney and his story HERE.

Thank you for your service Ronald Doney!

Fort Harrison VA:

The Fort Harrison VA Medical Center (near Helena) is expanding, and the new construction will more than double the existing exam rooms.

This is good news for Montana veterans. Read more about the expansion HERE.

Lewis & Clark Humane Society:

Applause to the Lewis & Clark Humane Society which is caring for nine dogs a South Korean woman said she saved from being killed for meat. (AP)

The dogs will be ready for adoption soon.

Medical Marijuana Cards:

It was good to see the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services reduce the fee to obtain or renew a medical marijuana card.

Lee Newspapers reported that the department, which administers the program, announced the change this month. As of Saturday, people renewing or applying for a new medical marijuana card will pay $5 instead of $75.

Ultimate Fighting Championship:

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is being sold for a cool $4 billion. According to CNN, the UFC was launched in 1993 and purchased for just $2 million in 2001 by casino operators Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta.

That’s a pretty good profit. I like to watch the UFC – I think it’s better than boxing.

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