Feel Good Friday Sept. 24

Here is a roundup of some of the top good news stories from the week:

The 40th annual Nashville Fall Festival began Friday and continues through Saturday night. Activities include craft booths, food, live music, a dunking booth, a children’s area, pet parade and lots more. Check back here later this weekend to view a gallery from the weekend. Photo caption: Crowd from the 39th annual festival in 2019.

Washington County Animal Control said early this week that a couple of pups Pete and Ditto that. came into the shelter sick and hairless are not only nursed back to health but they have also been adopted. “Many tears have been shed over this 2. These boys quickly won our hearts and they will be missed but we are happy beyond words that they now have a home of their own!” the shelter said on Facebook.

Okawville Grade School in West Washington County School District 10 and Raccoon Consolidated School District in Centralia were both named a National Blue Ribbon School. According to the official announcement, the award “affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. Now in its 39th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed approximately 10,000 awards to more than 9,000 schools.”

Both the Nashville Hornet and Hornettes golf teams are SIRR Mississippi conference tournament champions. The Hornets took first Thursday with two strokes over Anna-Jonesboro. Parker Renker was a medalist finishing with a 75.

All-Conference honors went to FROM LEFT senior Ryan Stiegman, senior Emily Guest, junior Savannah Downey junior Faith Freker and sophomore Shelby Thorson.

The Hornettes dominated on Wednesday winning by 41 strokes (365) over Pinckneyville (406).

Feel Good Friday is a weekly column sharing positive news to start the weekend. Submit your own good news by emailing thestandard618@gmail.com.

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