CHEERS - N - JEERS: Each week, we take a look back at things that made us smile, laugh and congratulate as well as things that made us shake our heads and ask, “What?”

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area schools. While we are still combing through annual performance reports for each of the six districts we cover, we do know that all are fully accredited and 80 percent or better.

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a relatively safe Thanksgiving holiday. The tri-county region of Camden, Miller and Morgan counties not only did not see any fatal accidents reported by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there were also no injury crashes over the counting periods. Definitely something to be thankful for.

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new homes. Not only have we reported recently on the new location for the LAMB House food pantry in Camdenton, but HabitatLake also recently dedicated its 18th house in Camdenton. It’s wonderful to see forces for good be successful in our community.

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unsafe driving at the crosswalk on S. Business 5 and Sherman Street in Camdenton. This crosswalk is by the school and is commonly used by many students. It always pays to take care while operating a motor vehicle, but it is especially important when children may be nearby.

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outdoor burning under dry weather conditions as we have had recently. Always check with your local fire department before conducting such burning to see if there is a warning or advisory. Trash or debris fires can quickly spread out of control under these conditions, putting you and property as well as that of others at risk.