The Sunday Message

From CBS News’ “On the Road” with Steve Hartman…

In Lamoille County, Vermont, the race for a state House seat is heated. But candidates Lucy Rogers and Zac Mayo recently surprised voters by coming together in perfect harmony. Steve Hartman has their story on the road.

Have a great week!

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Published in: on October 21, 2018 at 2:00 am  Leave a Comment  
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The Sunday Message

If I couldn’t handle not being good at something, then how could I consider myself a successful person? – Gerald Hodges

Four years ago, Gerald Hodges made his high school swim team — perhaps the only kid to ever make a high school swim team without a clue how to swim.

Hodges is pretty good in other sports, but not swimming.

“On the Road” with Steve Hartman has the rest of Gerald’s story by clicking HERE.

Have a great week!

 

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The Great Tax Gift

Let me tell you how it will be
There’s one for you, nineteen for me
Cos I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don’t take it all
Cos I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman

If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street
If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat
If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat
If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet
-Taxman (The Beatles)

The big news this week the tax bill will be voted on and most folks believe it will pass with little or no support from the Democrats.

President Donald Trump said, “This is going to be one of the great gifts to the middle-income people of this country that they’ve ever gotten for Christmas.”

Oh, holy night!

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Terrific News Tuesday

All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people. – Alexis Carrel

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:

  • #GivingTuesday
  • Lolita Zinke
  • Miracle Baby
  • Powerball Jackpot

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Terrific News Tuesday

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. – Oprah Winfrey

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:

  • Snow Date
  • The Grocery Store Hug
  • A Priest & Imam Meet
  • Take Back the Night
  • Thanksgiving Dinner

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The Sunday Message

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. – Hebrews 13:16 (NIV)

I happened to catch this story on CBS News and wanted to share it.

Wanda Dench wanted to give her grandchildren advance notice of Thanksgiving plans this year. And she knew the best way to communicate with “kids” these days: by text. So, instead of dialing up her grandson, the Phoenix-area woman typed a quick message.

Her message was sent to the wrong number. It was received by Jamal Hinton, a 17-year-old high school senior. After some back and forth, Hinton figured out it was not his grandma sending the text, but he asked, “Can I still get a plate tho?”

Dench didn’t skip a beat. Within seconds, she replied, “Of course you can. That’s what grandma’s do…feed everyone.”

So Jamal will be going to grandma Dench’s house for a Thanksgiving meal. I also heard that Dench invited the rest of his family, too.

Hinton posted the messages between the two on Twitter and it has been shared about 190,000 times.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thursday Numbers

Excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude. – Ralph Marston

Happy National Coffee Day!

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Donald Trump’s net worth, Montana’s budget surplus, debate viewers, unemployment, false statements, Montana’s lottery for liquor licenses, Congress & the spending bill, medical marijuana initiative I-182, Kansas City Royals, the override of President Obama’s veto, and much more!

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Terrific News Tuesday

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe

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:

  • Montana Constitution
  • Vets for Vets Stand Down
  • Steve Daines’ Offices
  • The Hug

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Caught My Eye…

Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. – David Frost

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 this week include Zinke/Juneau poll, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Bullock’s plane trips & Montana GOP’s Tweet, Wounded Warriors, Bumper Stickers, GOP Presidential Debate wrap, Pro Tips for Campaigns, Missouri Politics, plus a free public service announcement from TWW!

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Terrific News Tuesday

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit. – Arnold H. Glasow

Hey kids – it’s time for another edition of Terrific News Tuesday!

In case this is your first time reading Terrific News Tuesday (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 today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Great Falls Public Schools
  • Yellowstone & Glacier National Parks
  • Thank-You Party
  • Virginia McLaurin
  • Spring Training

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