Caught My Eye…

There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally. ― Don Miguel Ruiz

Wow. It’s the end of August.

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, CME is posted right here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Topics that I am providing commentary about today include Trump returns to Montana, the MetraPark, Great Falls Public Schools, and much more!

He’s Coming Back:

It was announced this week that President Donald Trump will be back on Montana on Thursday, September 6.

This time Trump is holding his Make America Great Again (MAGA) rally in Billings, which is really to help Republican Senate candidate Matt Rosendale beat Democrat U.S. Senator Jon Tester. The MAGA rally will be held at the MetraPark Arena. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 4:00.

According to an article by my friend, Aaron Flint, who is the host of Montana Talks in Billings, the MetraPark might be able to hold around 11,000 for the Trump rally. Read the article HERE.

For more information and to get tickets click HERE.

With the mail ballots for the November 6 General Election going out on October 12, 2018, could we see Trump make another stop in Montana in October?

Great Falls Public Schools:

Great Falls Public School Superintendent Tammy Lacey announced this week that this school year will be her last one leading the public schools in Great Falls.

The School Board will have a tough time filling her shoes. Lacey has probably been the most active superintendent in recent memory. She uses social media and seems to be everywhere.

Probably Lacey’s biggest achievement was in 2016 getting voters to approve a $99 million bond to build new schools to renovate several others.

Plus, she is great at being one of the first to post local high school sports scores on Twitter – many times ahead of the local sports reporters.

Good luck to Lacey in her future endeavors and good luck to the school board in finding a capable replacement.

One More Thing:

Since this is the last three-day weekend this summer, The Western Word will be standing down until Tuesday – unless something catches my eye!

Have a great Labor Day – and thanks to the folks all across the fruited plains who work to make this country great!