Terrific News Tuesday

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. – William James

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:

  • Japanese Flag
  • Downpour Christian Music Festival
  • One Drink, Two Drinks
  • The Solar Eclipse

Japanese Flag:

Marine veteran Marvin Strombo, age 93, from Missoula is in Japan with a flag he took from a fallen Japanese officer in World War II. On Tuesday morning (Monday evening in Montana) he formally returned it to the officer’s family. (AP)

A salute goes to Strombo and to the Obon Society which is an organization that helped him return the flag to the family.

Downpour Christian Music Festival:

This Saturday (August 19) is the annual Downpour free Christian music festival in Great Falls, Montana, at the Montana ExpoPark.

The gates open at noon, and the first performance begins at 1:00. Here is the lineup:

1:00-2:00 // Dust Alive
2:30-3:30 // Tedashii
4:00-5:00 // Jamie Grace
5:30-6:30 // Colton Dixon
7:00-8:00 // Britt Nicole
8:15-9:15 // speaker Trip Lee
9:45-11:15 // Matt Maher

On Sunday (August 20) there is a church service that begins at 11:00 am.

It’s all FREE!!

More information can be found at the Downpour Music Festival website HERE.

One Drink, Two Drinks:

CBS News recently reported that researchers found women who had up to one drink a day and men who averaged up to two a day had a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. Watch the report HERE.

The Solar Eclipse:

CBS News reports that on Monday, August 21, for the first time in 99 years, a solar eclipse will cross the entire continental United States, its path of totality, from Oregon to South Carolina, approximately 70 miles wide. A partial eclipse will be visible elsewhere.

According to KRTV in Great Falls:

Most of Montana will see a partial solar eclipse, where sun obscuration will be greater than 80%, and 90% in southern Montana. In Great Falls, the eclipse will begin at 10:19 a.m. Maximum obscurity – about 88.5% – will occur at 11:35 a.m. The eclipse will end in Great Falls at 12:57 p.m.

Let’s hope for clear skies!



2 thoughts on “Terrific News Tuesday

  1. I’ll be NW of Idaho Falls ON the path of totality, in the middle of 100s of sq. miles of tater fields. I’d send you pics but all I have is a cell phone camera.

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