No mean prank on Aprril Fool's Day;  More positive news out of Lake Ozark; Candidates who offer solutions; Some warm sunny weekends; More Big Brothers and Big Sisters

1 No mean pranks played Thursday for April Fool’s Day. The tradition, which some believe has its roots in the reformation calendar when the new year was moved from April 1 to Jan. 1, is a day for practical jokes, not means ones. We’ll leave it to your determination if “A fool’s errand” is mean.

2 More positive news out of Lake Ozark, which outlawed marijuana substitute K2 this week AND turned a deaf ear to demands for an impeachment hearing of the mayor. We appreciate the fact that the board LISTENED to attorney Charles McElyea when he pointed out the board as a group was responsible for running the city - and any mistakes that might have been made. Well spoken, sir.

3 Candidates who offer solutions to the issues and challenges facing lake communities and taxing entities. Candidates who are willing to stand up and say what needs to be said and not regurgitate what they think voters want to hear. Candidates who don’t make promises they are unable or unwilling to keep. Elections are April 6.

4 Some warm sunny weekends this spring, each and every weekend. After a long, cold winter, we’re ready to get out and enjoy the beauty and splendor of Lake of the Ozarks.

5 More Big Brothers and Big Sisters to come out of Saturday’s bowling fundraiser at Eagle Lanes in Osage Beach. Knocking over pins for a good cause is a worthwhile endeavor and a GREAT way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon, but the real need is for responsible adults to mentor kids.