1 Cheers to
Osage Beach Elementary staff and students for sponsoring a coat drive to keep area children warm.

2 Cheers to
the Camdenton Lakers football team for yet another win. We’re excited to see where this season will lead.

3 Cheers to
the success of recent events: Apple Butter Festival, Mills Pumpkin Festival, Take a Kid Fishing Day...

1 Jeers to
the Laurie Board of Aldermen for getting into a long discussion about the removal of horse manure during the Enchanted Festival of Lights. It seems easy to us; draw up a plan for quick removal and disposal — no long discussion required.

2 Jeers to
residents of the Mid County Fire Protection District who aren’t learning about the proposed levy increase. Although it’s an off year, this issue is still important.