Cheers to ... The Camdenton and School of the Osage girls' basketball teams on their postseason runs where they finished just one win away from reaching the Final Four. The Indians captured their second straight district title and third in four years while the Lakers captured their second in four years and provided some excitement and fun games to watch this winter.

Cheers to ... to the Camden County Sheriff's Department for pursuing a grant to pay for an investigator for domestic violence and sexual assaults. It is disturbing to learn the annual reports of domestic violence has increased by nearly 33 percent from 2015 to 2017.

Cheers to ... to the eminent arrival of spring. The annual St. Patrick's celebrations at the Lake of the Ozarks are a sure sign that warmer, sunny days area ahead. Get out and check out some of the fun activities going on the weekend.

Jeers to ... to litter and those who do it. It is disheartening to drive around the lake area and see the discarded cans, bottles, cups and assorted other junk that people carelessly throw out along the roadsides.

Jeers to ... to the city of Lake Ozark and residents of Twin Oaks Subdivision for failing to reach an amicable solution to a dispute over construction of a solid-surface road to access a lift station. No one wins with the use of eminent domain.