Terrific News Tuesday

Patience is the companion of wisdom. – Saint Augustine

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:

  • Flight Over The Falls
  • Afghan Girls Robotic Team
  • Human Chain Saves Family
  • Krispy Kreme
  • 27 Contacts

Flight Over The Falls:

Get ready Montana! The “Flight Over the Falls” Open House will be held at the Montana Air National Guard (near the Great Falls International Airport) on July 22-23, 2017.

Entry is free – tickets are not necessary! 

According to their website, the open house will showcase aerial demonstrations both days by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Shetterly Squadron, Vampire Airshows, U.S. Navy F-18 Tac Demo, Wings of Blue, Acemaker T-33, G & M Airshows, Jacquie B Airshows, Precision Exotics, Smoke n’ Thunder Jet Truck, UH-1N Helicopter, C-130, B-52.

Static military and civilian displays and equipment will also be available for viewing. There will also be concessions.

Afghan Girls Robotic Team:

The Hill reports that an all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan has arrived in the United States to compete in the FIRST Global Challenge after an intervention from President Trump earlier this week.

Good job Mr. President!

Human Chain Saves Family:

A human chain of about 80 people stretched into the ocean for over a hundred yards off a Panama City, Florida, beach and saved a family of six that was being swept away by powerful currents. (People)

Krispy Kreme:

The good news is that Krispy Kreme is returning to Billings. The ground has been broken for a new store near the Rimrock Mall. (Billings Gazette)

They will now have stores in Billings, Missoula, and Kalispell.

I think they need one in the middle of the state – like in Great Falls…

27 Contacts:

CNN reported that a 67-year-old woman scheduled for routine cataract surgery in November thought it was just dry eye and old age causing her discomfort.

But what doctors at Solihull Hospital in the UK found to be the real cause of her discomfort was much more concerning: 27 contact lenses, stuck in the woman’s right eye in a “blue mass.”

I can see clearly now…