Terrific News Tuesday

He who angers you conquers you. – Elizabeth Kenny

Welcome to 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:

  • Early Special Graduation
  • Movie Night
  • The Bag of Cash
  • Twin Toddlers
  • REO Speedwagon
  • Kentucky Derby

Early Special Graduation:

A small east-central Montana town held an early high school graduation ceremony for one student’s mother, who has pancreatic cancer. (AP) The Billings Gazette reports Carol Grant was diagnosed in January and wanted to live long enough to see her daughter, Kelsey, graduate as Terry High School’s valedictorian.

Read more about this story HERE.

Way to go, Terry, Montana – small towns take care of their own!

Movie Night:

The Great Falls International Airport will host a movie night on Saturday, May 6, at 7 pm. The movie will be shown on a huge 30’x30′ screen. Admission is free, parking will be validated, and there will be $1 concessions available including hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, candy, and drinks. (KRTV)

And guess which movie will be shown?

The Disney movie “Planes.”

The Bag of Cash:

The Associated Press reported that Arlington, Massachusetts, resident Jasper Dopman, age 6, was walking with his father, Erik Dopman, on April 18 when he spotted a cloth bag on the ground near a school. The bank bag contained $2,000 in cash and deposit slips. It had been lost by a restaurant employee.

Jasper and his dad turned the bag into police and they received an Outstanding Citizen Award – and gifts from the restaurant!

Twin Toddlers:

As their parents played along, the twins were ticketed by New York City Police officers for driving their tiny Range rover down the sidewalk.

Check out the story and the cute video HERE.

REO Speedwagon:

Hey REO Speedwagon and classic rock fans – straight from the MTV vaults – REO Speedwagon Good Trouble Special from 1982. Click HERE to watch.

How cool is that!

Kentucky Derby:

The good news is that Saturday is the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby!

Check out the details HERE.