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Good News Tuesday: A Rescue, Dog Sense, Good Teens, and Palm Oil Progress


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Sanitation Worker Helps Elderly Woman to Safety

Dane Cummings was told to get out as the fire approached, but he decided to check on the elderly citizens he knew lived along his route.


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Dogs Help Identify Malaria from Frozen Socks

In a proof of concept study, dogs were able to detect which socks had been worn by children with malaria about 70% of the time. “Moreover the researchers pointed out that the success rate potentially could have been higher if the dogs were actually with the children or were working with socks that had been worn recently, instead of samples that had been frozen for several months while the dogs were being trained.”

We are only beginning to understand the power of a dog’s sense of smell. Dogs have been known to detect other diseases. Like some other animals, dog intelligence is different from ours but in some ways greater.  I hope we will be intelligent enough to treat our animal companions and colleagues with the respect they deserve.

Here’s the story from Good News Network.

Good Teenagers

The student council of this South Carolina high school asked Andrew to sit with them during lunch. This is what good leaders do. They reach out to people who may be different, alone, or needing help. It’s okay to be alone sometimes, but it’s also good to be invited and feel welcome.

Major Company Cuts Ties with Palm Oil Suppliers

The Good News Network reports that Mondelēz International, parent company of Nabisco and other snack foods, has cut ties with 12 palm oil suppliers that contribute heavily to deforestation and habitat destruction. They are putting in place measures to become 100 % sustainable and transparent regarding palm oil.  You can read more about this move here.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

10 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday: A Rescue, Dog Sense, Good Teens, and Palm Oil Progress

  1. One more Good News Especially for You 😀 that I nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award. Please check out the “Mystery Blogger Award.” post on my Site for the instructions. Congratulations 😉 Happy Blogging 🙂

  2. Two great examples of kindness

  3. I really needed to read about the progress with palm oil. Thank you. Also the dogs who can sense malaria on socks 🧦 knocked my socks off!

    • 🙂 Glad you enjoyed those stories. Palm oil is a challenge since it’s in so many things. It’s good to see a large company listening to our concerns. And dogs are amazing!

  4. Thanks, JoAnna, for sharing the news about palm oil. Many of my community are animal people and want to be thoughtful with our choices. I shared your post 🙂

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