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 ...

all the high school athletes participating in sports and band programs at schools around the lake area. Just this week we saw Camdenton junior softball player Shelby Webster hitting a grand slam Monday night against Waynesville... the Camdenton girls' golf team winning the Ozark Conference title Monday night in Joplin with Amber Wilson being the individual conference champ.

And last but definitely not least, congratulations to Camdenton's Pride of the Lake Marching Band who recently took home first place in Class 2A at the Bands of America Regional in Powder Springs, Georgia. The band won best general effect for their class and fourth overall out of all the classes. Catch them before the homecoming game this Friday at Bob Shore Stadium! 

Cheers to ...

Michael Henze and Dane Henry, new LRHS CEO - congratulations to Mr. Henze on his retirement. He has served Lake Regional and the community during a period of growth and development, establishing many partnerships within the community and welcome to Mr. Henry as he takes over. We wish you well.

Cheers to ...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office for getting Narcan for deputies to carry. This already life-saving measure in one drug overdose also has the potential to save police officers’ lives as they can face dangers from exposure during the course of their jobs, requiring Narcan’s use.

Cheers to ...

MDNR hosting a public meeting next week with a presentation, Q/A session and available time afterward for citizens affected by the TCE contamination to learn more and ask questions related to the two new superfund investigations announced last month within the City of Camdenton. 

Jeers to ...

coaches who in the heat of a game act out inappropriately. Coaches are role models and should act accordingly, win or lose. Rivalries aside, there’s no excuse. .