Cheers ‘N’ Jeers -- 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 first hints of fall weather. Fall is a beautiful time of year at Lake of the Ozarks. Perfect weather to get out and travel the back roads. Fall colors will soon be at their peak. Be sure to watch the Lake Sun and LakeNewsOnline.com for our top picks of places to visit in our area to see fall colors at their finest.

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the sportsmanship shown at the Friday night rivalry between the Eldon Mustangs and School of the Osage Indians. Regardless of the outcome on the field, the outpouring of support from the players, cheerleaders, staff and fans for the Mustangs injured player #13 Hunter Bushnell was a reminder of why many of us choose to live here. Regardless of what town we call home, when it's needed, everyone comes together as one community.

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PINK and the women who tell their stories in today's Lake Sun and LakeNewsOnline. Women battling breast cancer who are willing to share their experiences to help others. And cheers to the programs and services available at Lake of the Ozarks and within driving distance that allow patients to receive quality care close to home. Check out their stories in today's edition and online.

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those who can't converse on social media without picking a fight. Social media can be an incredible tool for public conversation on a national and local level but, all too often, becomes a platform for hateful dialogue that accomplishes nothing. 

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the start of flu season. It's that time of year. Take is seriously. Clinics are already open offering flu shots.