1 Cheers to
the newest class of inductees into the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Hall of Fame.

2 Cheers to
the scores of new teachers welcomed to lake-area schools. We hope your first year in each of the districts is a special one.

3 Cheers to
Best of Missouri Hands Juried Artist Tony Brooks for rebuilding his blacksmith workshop months after it burned to the ground near Roach. Here’s to a successful business relaunch.

1 Jeers to
the probable destruction of a highly-regarded fish habitat with the construction of a causeway to Isla del Sol. While we don’t see a way around the issue, it’s still sad to lose a great environmental habitat to man’s advancements.

2 Jeers to
the use of ineffective maps to assess flood insurance requirements. More people have had to go through headaches, and sometimes have had to pay more, because the maps aren’t as accurate as they should be.