1 Cheers to
the new Heritage Building. After seeing the nearly-complete project, we are so impressed with the new facility and its nod to the style of the past.

2 Cheers to
the organization and determination of the Osage Beach Citizen Advisory Committee. We’re finally seeing good action taken to help business west of the Grand Glaize Bridge.

3 Cheers to
lake community for supporting the lone survivor of the quadruple fatal crash last Wednesday.

1 Jeers to
the Missouri State Highway Patrol in failing to provide any answers regarding the drowning of a man while handcuffed in custody. Suggesting we file a Sunshine request and FOIA request for a document that doesn’t exist suggests the Highway Patrol is stalling in releasing findings from an investigation conveniently handled internally. We aren’t jumping to conclusions or placing blame, but the public deserves to know why this tragedy occurred on our waters. The assumption is that with time, people will forget this happened, but we won’t forget until there’s an explanation.