1 Cheers to
Pride of the Lake Marching Band for their fifth place finish at the Broken Arrow, Okla. band contest.

2 Cheers to
the organizers of the Apple Festival for making the event a success despite the weather.

3 Cheers to
the Shootout for raising a record $115,000 for area organizations.

1 Jeers to
the continued government shut down. The lack of compromise and degrading attitudes towards others in government only sets a precedent of division within all facets of the country.

2 Jeers to
the nonsense surrounding the building of a parking lot near Shady Gators. Let’s face it, a parking lot is needed in the summertime to alleviate traffic issues. Let’s just get it done.