Feel Good Friday: Dec. 10

Happy Friday! Here is a bit of good news from the last week:

Marian McCord, co-Founder and Executive Director of CHADS Coalition for Mental Health, was selected as a 2021 L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth. This award recognizes women who are making an extraordinary difference in the world! McCord, who is originally from Okawville, along with the other nine Women of Worth from the USA.

All of their agencies will be featured on a one-hour NBC Prime Time Special on Thursday Dec 16 at 7pm! Marian says in a Facebook post that she feels “so honored, humbled and blessed!”


Nashville’s Hazel Konkel has been named the Southern Illinoisan’s Volleyball Player of the Year. She is the third Hornette to win the title after Britany Pelczynski in 2004 and Jordi Harre in 2014.

Read the article announcing the honor here.


Nashville Middle School will be holding a Christmas Spirit Week where students can dress up each day leading up to the last school day of the semester on Friday. Sponsored by the Student Council, the special week schedule is

The Student Council is also sponsoring a Christmas Spirit Week the week of December 13th – 17th.  Each day is a different dress up day.  

Monday – Polar Express Day – wear your PJ’s

Tuesday – Santa/Elf Day

Wednesday – Color Day – each grade level wear a different Christmas color

     8th Grade – white

     7th Grade – Green

     6th Grade – Red

     5th Grade – Yellow

Thursday – Ugly Christmas Sweater/Shirt Day

Friday – Christmas Shirt Day


There are several opportunities to give blood before the end of the year. Washington County Blood Drives include at St. Ann’s School on Monday, Dec. 13, at the American Legion in Nashville on Dec. 20, and Washington County Hospital on Dec. 30 and Jan. 4.

Click here to sign up to donate.

Feel Good Friday is a weekly column highlighting some of the good news of the week. Have a tip or know something to share? Email us at thestandard618@gmail.com.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: