1 Cheers to
the Camdenton Lakers and Eldon Mustangs on a great football season. We enjoyed the ride and can’t wait for next season.

2 Cheers to
the Camdenton robotics teams for hosting a FIRST LEGO League robotics qualifier this weekend. Way to represent a growing program in lake-area schools.

3 Cheers to
area representatives who pitched the lake area to host the Can-Am Games. Although the bid came in second, it shows initiative to bring a major event to the area.

1 Jeers to
a Missouri senate panel that halted a plan to expand Medicaid in the state. Republicans argued that Medicaid needs to be transformed, but we agree with critics of that statement in that expanding Medicaid to include low-income adults without insurance is the epitome of a “transformation.”

2 Jeers to
the Camden County deputy caught using a vehicle for personal use. Although this might not seem like a big deal, it’s these little acts that damage the credibility of the department.