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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the citizens of Camden County circulating the petition for a state audit of Camden County. While we hope the Camden County Commission pursues the audit on their own, having a petition in the works is a good backup plan.

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Eagle Scout Alex Simpson. Although faced with a number of challenges, Alex, a freshman at School of the Osage, managed to achieve the success of the organization's highest level of scouting. Congratulations, Alex.

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Camden County Emergency Management's text alert system. Those of us who have used the text alert systems already available know the value they provide during severe weather and have come to depend on the information.

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the fact that years after the problems were first discovered, TCE remains a topic of concern and continues to be monitored in Camdenton. We hope next week's meeting is informative. Anyone who lived in the area near the TCE contamination should be sure to attend.

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voters who said not to proposal to improve roads in Miller County. We were disappointed to see the issue fail. Miller County commissioners had a plan that we felt had merit. Guess the voters who overwhelmingly said no don't mind the deplorable conditions some of the county's roads are in.