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

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The Sunday Message

Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. – Psalm 95:2 (NIV)

Next 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.

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Terrific News Tuesday

The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed. – Bennett Cerf

Hey kids – 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:

  • Sesame Street & Malmstrom AFB
  • Downpour Music Festival
  • Montana Constitution
  • American Cities Stuck in the 1960s
  • Solar Power in Montana

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Thursday Numbers

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. – Walt Whitman

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re new around here, “Thursday Numbers” 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 Great Falls & the power business, Glacier National Park & fire, Tom Brady, a path to citizenship, Boehner & McConnell, Sanders/Clinton & New Hampshire, Trump/Carson & Iowa, powerful women staffers, approval ratings, Kansas City Royals, Downpour Music Festival, and much more!

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Terrific News Tuesday

It’s back – another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT) because everyone needs a little good news once in awhile.

There’s no griping or complaining today – just some terrific news that caught my attention!

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

  • Zootown All-Stars
  • Great Falls Rescue Mission
  • Downpour Music Festival
  • The Smile Mission
  • Denver Police

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The Sunday Message

Summer is always a great time for outdoor concerts – concerts just seem to sound better to me when music is being played outside at night.

One of my favorite outdoor concerts is coming up in Great Falls, Montana, next weekend (August 15/16). It’s the 10th annual Downpour Christian Music Festival held at the Montana Expo Park. One of my favorite bands, Skillet, is headlining the festival!

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IT’S FREE! IT’S FREE! IT’S FREE! IT’S FREE!

Here is the schedule for Saturday, August 15:
***ALL CONCERT START TIMES ARE P.M. AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE***

12:00 – Gates Open
1:00-2:00 – Brightwork
2:30-3:30 – shonlock
4:00-5:00 – Group 1 Crew
5:30-6:30 – Plumb
6:45-7:45 – speaker (Pastor Scott Bloyer)
8:15-9:15 – 10th AVE N
9:45-11:15 – Skillet

Church in the Park is scheduled for Sunday, August 16 at 11:00 a.m.

According to the website, “The mission of DownPour Ministries is to offer unique interdenominational ministry experiences sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost and encouraging believers through Christian entertainment.”

More information:

Visit the Downpour Website HERE
Visit the Downpour Facebook page HERE
Visit the Downpour Twitter page HERE

See you there!

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The Sunday Message

Summer is always a great time for outdoor concerts – concerts just seem to sound better to me when music is being played outside at night.

One of my favorite outdoor concerts is coming up in Great Falls, Montana, next weekend (August 16/17). It’s the annual Downpour Christian Music Festival held at the Montana Expo Park.

IT’S FREE! IT’S FREE! IT’S FREE! IT’S FREE!

Here is the schedule for Saturday, August 16:
***ALL CONCERT START TIMES ARE P.M. AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE***

12:00-12:45 Brightworks
1:00-1:45 Group 1 Crew
2:00-3:00 Shonlock
3:15-4:15 Disciple
4:15-5:15 Break: reset stage
5:30-7:00 Seventh Day Slumber (with Joseph Rojas speaking)
7:15-8:15 Audio Adrenaline
8:30-10:00 NeedtoBreathe

On Sunday at 11:00 a.m. is the annual Church in the Park.

According to the website, “The mission of DownPour Ministries is to offer unique interdenominational ministry experiences sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost and encouraging believers through Christian entertainment.”

More information:

Visit the Downpour Website HERE
Visit the Downpour Facebook page HERE
Visit the Downpour Twitter page HERE

See you there!

IT’S FREE!

 

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Caught My Eye…

It’s finally Friday and that means it is time for another exciting edition of “Caught My Eye!”

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is my weekly column where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in some sarcasm and poke fun at people just to make you smile.

Today I write about clowning around, Barry Beach, Area 51, Downpour, Elvis, plus there are three Making Montana Proud winners, so please read on…

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The Sunday Message

Psalm 95:1-2 (NLV)

Come, let us sing with joy to the Lord. Let us sing loud with joy to the rock Who saves us. Let us come before Him giving thanks. Let us make a sound of joy to Him with songs.

One of my favorite times of the year is next weekend (August 16-18). That’s when the Downpour Musical Festival is held in Great Falls, Montana, at the Montana Expo Park.

It’s free!

According to the Downpour website, “The mission of Downpour Ministries is to offer unique interdenominational ministry experiences sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost and encouraging believers through Christian entertainment.”

Here’s the lineup (Did I mention that it was FREE):   (more…)

Caught My Eye…

It’s Friday – are you ready for the weekend?  Are you really ready?

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning right here!  It’s where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in a touch of sarcasm just to make you smile.  So, get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I talk about Cuts to our Nuclear Arsenal, McCain in Great Falls and a Tester welcome, the Downpour Music Festival, Max’s Vacation Plans, Joe Biden, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Romney & Taxes, Hooliganism, and I pry open my political inbox and share.  There’s a lot more so read on…

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