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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Laura Edwards of Osage Beach for being one of 60 individuals statewide chosen for the Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Service Award as a Missouri Senior Advocate. It is a well-deserved honor for someone who continually gives back to the community.

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Camdenton city officials for their efforts last week during a press conference to clarify any potential misinformation related to the ongoing testing and remediation efforts of Trichloroethylene (TCE) found in Camdenton’s Mulberry Well and a lagoon owned by the city decades ago. The TCE issue has been an ongoing concern for years.

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Gloria Horn with Babette Griffith and Barbara Wever of Eldon who have formed a local chapter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation providing patriotic-themed quilts for active service members. The three women, all with extensive family backgrounds in the United States Armed Services, have formed their own chapter at the Eldon VFW Post 2442. Referring to themselves as the Miller County Patriotic Peacemakers, they have made several quilts for service members throughout Missouri from St. Louis to Branson.

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Ronnie Capps. Although we are saddened to hear he is struggling with an illness, Capps has served the people of Camden County well. We wish him well and hope retirement will allow him to

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School of the Osage with support from Sakelaris Ford for working together to raise funds to start a high school robotics program. A Drive4URSchool event will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Camdenton dealership. Sakelaris will donate $20 per test drive (up to $6,000) and $10 more per test drive of a Ford Focus (maximum 200 drivers) for an additional $2,000. Drivers need to be 18 years old and have a valid drivers license. The entire process takes about 30 minutes.