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 Lake Sun Readers’ Choice winners. What better recommendation than the voice of the people! Congratulations on the hard work we know that it takes to provide the service to earn the vote of our readers.  

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the Camdenton students taking the leap and trying out the new GO CAPS program. We believe this internship-mentorship program will be a great experience to not only help students figure out their career choices but also give them a leg up in real-world experience in their eventual field of work. 

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the Camdenton VFW on their grand opening celebration Sunday after getting their new Bunker Bar & Grill open earlier this month. It’s been a long road, we know, but the facility looks great and we wish you all the best with it going forward.

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expanding healthcare services in the Lake area. Lake Regional just celebrated the opening of its expanded clinic in Eldon, and Boone Medical Group is opening a new clinic in Osage Beach. For Lake area residents, expanded and enhanced healthcare offerings can only be a good thing.

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a weekend with no fatalities on the Lake of the Ozarks despite a very busy couple of days on the water. That’s likely a combination of better decision-making by people on the water, good police presence and cooler temperatures. Whatever it is, we were happy to see it. Let’s hope Labor Day Weekend can continue the streak.