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 ...

the Village of Four Seasons and the City of Lake Ozark for talking about golf carts and the off-road vehicles operating on their roadways. We don’t know if a separate city ordinance is necessary to deal with this issue, however we do believe that these vehicles do not belong on public roadways.

While there are places in the country that allow golf carts on the road, these are typically private retirement communities with small side streets. In the Lake area, we are simply not set up for this. With a blend of people operating vehicles on narrow, windy roadways, it would be a public safety hazard to allow for widespread use of this type.

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the City of Osage Beach for a great event Tuesday evening. The National Night Out offered some affordable, family fun all while promoting community and public safety.

There was a dunk booth for the Miller County Sheriff’s Office, a donut-eating contest and dancing cop Tyler Northrup from Lake Ozark even made an appearance to Macarena. We love it!

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the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for opening two new Superfund investigations into TCE dumping occurring in the past at other sites in Camdenton.

The new investigations are based on a citizen report of possible additional sludge disposal areas near the airport and just inside of the city limits. TCE contamination from an old manufacturing facility in town is decades old now, but is still an incredibly significant public health concern.

Thank you MDNR for listening to citizens and taking an absolutely necessary to support the health of the community.

Jeers to ...

those who yell fake news just because they don’t like what news they’re reading. Just because you don’t agree with something doesn’t mean it’s fake. Also, supposedly biased media stories may be more about your bias than ours.

At the Lake Sun, we deliver the facts as closely and clearly as the information that is available at the time. We don’t determine fault in crashes whether on the roadway or on the water or in incidents with the police.

We report what appears to have happened based on the information we have gathered up to that moment. Not that we don’t sometimes make mistakes, but you decide what to think about it, how you interpret it.