Feel Good Friday Nov. 5

The Nashville Assembly of God is having its annual Veterans Day breakfast at the Nashville American Legion on Saturday November 6 from 7-9:30 a.m. All veterans, former service members, first responders and their spouses are invited to come to the meal as a way to say thank you for the service.

The students at Trinity St. John Lutheran School reported that the recent Penny Wars raised $6,478.91 for Deb Lange as she prepares for a heart and liver transparent. The third and fourth grade class brought in the most money and won a party.

The Nashville Middle School Student Council is having a “Food War” next week to collect food items for the food pantry in Irvington.  The collection will run from November 8– 15. Students can bring in cans, bags, or boxes of food.  All cans are worth 1 point.  All bags are worth 2 points (ex: noodles or instant potatoes).  All boxes are worth 3 points (ex: cereal or hamburger helper).  The class with the most points wins a donut party.

In Sports: Fall sports are wrapping up postseason and many are in action this weekend:

The Nashville Hornets football team travel to Bismarck on Saturday for the second round of the IHSA Class 2A State playoffs.

Olivia Verges-and Brayden Hunter are competing in the Class 1A cross country state meet in Peoria on Friday.

Nashville alum Abby Wesselmann is ranked as the top 5th player in total number of digs and the 7th overall in digs per set, according to NJCAA Division II stats. The Rend Lake sophomore finished the regular season with 687 total. She averaged 6.13 per set. The Lady Warriors had their first winning season in 15 years and they play next in the Region 24 Tournament on Saturday against Lincoln Land.

A former Nashville couple celebrated another business milestone last weekend. Twelve Oaks Vineyard in Carlyle held a reception for its third Governor’s Cup in as many years — this time for the Cayuga White. The winery also won a top award for any Appellation for Traminette. Doug and Jodi Palm have earlier expressed how grateful they are for their success and attribute their faith for feeling so blessed.

Doug Palm was named Illinois Winemaker of the Year earlier this year.

Feel Good Friday is a weekly column about the good news features in Washington County and the surrounding areas. If you have something you would like to see, email thestandard618@gmail.com.

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