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 ...

high school wrestlers!!!! What a weekend it will be Columbia when the state championships get underway. Lake area schools will be well-represented with wrestlers from Camdenton, School of the Osage, Eldon and Versailles. Good luck.

Cheers to ...

the Camdenton R-III School District Education Foundation for the Classroom IMPACT Grant program, Course for the Future. With the most recent awards, the foundation has awarded approximately $19,800 for 25 classroom grants awarded over the past five years. And while we are at it, congratulations to the teachers who received the grants.

Cheers to ...

the upcoming Osage Indian Girls Basketball versus the Eldon Mustangs Girls Basketball game on tap for tonight at School of the Osage. The outcome of the game will determine whether Osage and Eldon share the district championship title as they did in 2015 or if the Mustangs will dominate the district.

Jeers to ...

voters who cast a ballot on local elections without taking the time to become informed about the issue. The Village of of Four Seasons is seeking to keep an existing tax in the April 4 election. Whether you want to keep the tax or not is one thing, but know that it’s not a new tax.

Jeers to ...

the rise in number of flu cases. Anyone who has experienced it or had to care for someone with the vengeful virus, knows it is miserable.