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 ...

a safe and well attended Lake Race. It's always great to see visitors enjoying the Bagnell Dam Strip and enjoying the race atmosphere.

Cheers to ...

local poet Robert C. Brouillette for allowing us to reprint his poem in the honor of the anniversary "D-Day". We were honored to have the opportunity to share it with our readers. Look for his story in an upcoming edition of the Lake Sun.

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author Cindy Elli for donating copies of the “The Dream Travelers” to sell at Dogwood Thrift Store and also sponsored proceeds for Ozarks Kat & K9 fundraiser. The book was started by her sister before she passed away. Elli finished the book. She has donated proceeds to several children’s hospitals in her sister’s name as well.

Jeers to ...

the Camden County Republican Central Committee for the handling of the meeting this week to nominate recommendations for the Camden County Auditor and Collector seats. It is disheartening that the committee felt it was appropriate to close the process to the public, many of whom were fellow Republicans.

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the suspect arrested in Eldon for allegedly selling methamphetamine to a teenager. Seriously?