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?”

Cheers to ...

Mallory Carl-Mummert, the second grade student from Hurricane Deck, who was able to stay cool, calm and collected when her mom experienced a medical emergency. It just goes to show that kids can be heroes too. 

Cheers to ...

the Kiwanis Club of the Ozark Coast. The organization is celebrating 30 years of service to the community. The club serves Osage Beach and Lake Ozark. The Kiwanis Club supports many different programs through their fundraising efforts.

Cheers to ...

those who took the time to get out and vote in Tuesday's election. Voters can make a true difference on a local level. We hope more voters come to the polls to take part in the August primary. There are important offices to be decided. 

Jeers to ...

those who haven't filed their taxes. The dreaded deadline is fast approaching; don't get caught with a penalty for late filing.

Jeers to ...

those who can't seem to figure out that the roadsides are not trash receptacles. It is irritating to see trash, cups, bottles and cans littering the roadways. There are plenty of places to dispose of it properly.