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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members of the Camdenton High School FIRST LASER team 3284. They traveled to Kansas City on December 2nd to partner with the Barstow Kuhnigits team 1939 to help with the annual build event to provide cars to handicapped toddlers so they can become mobile. What an amazing project for students to take part in!

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all the organizations who have given their time and money to bring the spirit of the season to those in need. The Lake area is generous and there is no time of year that reflects that better than the holidays.

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the upcoming start of the Camden County audit. Taxpayers can be assured the Missouri State Auditor’s office will do a professional and thorough job of auditing the county’s practices and finances.

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those who ignore the no burn bans. The chance for brush fires is high and not worth the risk. Leaves and brush can wait until conditions improve.

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more headlines of drug arrests. Whatever the illegal drug of choice is, it continues to be a major problem for our communities.