Terrific News Tuesday

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. – Helen Keller

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:

  • Ben Steele
  • Billings Senior High Homecoming
  • Great Falls School Bond Election
  • Vice Presidential Debate
  • The Oregon Cowboy
  • Get on the Ground

Ben Steele:

It’s nice to see Montana honoring this patriot!

Montana Governor Steve Bullock has ordered all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday in memory of Benjamin Charles Steele, a World War II veteran, Bataan Death March survivor, educator and artist. (GF Tribune)

I happened to have the honor of meeting Ben Steele several years ago. He was a great man. Rest in peace.

Billings Senior High Homecoming:

It was a sweet moment as Billings Senior High selects girl with Down Syndrome as their Homecoming Queen. See the video HERE.

Congratulations to Aspyn!

Great Falls School Bond Election:

Folks in Great Falls will get to see tonight if the $98.8 school bond levy will pass.

The ballots for the Great Falls school bond levy have to be turned in by 8:00 p.m. tonight. Voters can drop off their ballots in the drop box at the Cascade County Election Office, 325 2nd Ave. N., or at Exhibition Hall at Montana ExpoPark until 8 p.m. (GF Tribune)

I wholeheartedly support the bond levy and hope that my Great Falls readers will vote “Yes” for Great Falls kids. More information about the facility plan can be found HERE.

Vice Presidential Debate:

Many people cannot name the Vice Presidential candidates, but the good news is we will get to see them tonight. Mike Pence and Tim Kaine will debate for the only time tonight.

The debate starts at 7pm in Montana (9pm Eastern) and it’s being held at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Yes, Farmville. The debate will be moderated by Elaine Quijano of CBS News.

The New York Times has a VP quiz to see how well you know the candidates – click HERE.

The Oregon Cowboy:

Imagine if you were a 911 operator and received this call, “We got a guy who just stole a bike here at Walmart. I got him roped and tied to a tree.”

That’s what happened when cow roping cowboy Robert Borba used his skills (and his horse) to catch a thief outside of a Walmart in Oregon.

You can see/read the rest of the story HERE.

Get on the Ground:

When a little boy laid on the ground in a moment of frustration, a police officer didn’t hesitate to lay down beside him to talk it out. (HotTopics.tv)

See the photo and story HERE.

Some days I just want to lie on the ground, too.

 

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