Parents, children and grandparents waited in lines to play tic-tac-toe, win prizes and get some patriotic decorations Saturday at the "Fire in the Sky" celebration at Memorial Stadium. The day was capped off with a fireworks show that could be seen throughout Columbia.
For one Columbia family, the Fourth of July represents a chance to remember veterans and cherish the time they have together.
Groups were claiming prime real estate Saturday afternoon in the parking lots surrounding Memorial Stadium, preparing for lengthy festivities.
Family members gathered Saturday in Cosmo-Bethel Park for Dorothy Huddleston's 84th birthday and Independence Day festivities.
The Ricketts marked Independence Day by gathering for a meal at Cosmopolitan Park, restarting a tradition that began nearly 20 years ago.
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A collection of photos from the 2009 Ashland Independence Day parade.
Because of budget cuts, the mayor of Springfield is asking residents to help the city by adopting a park, manning City Hall phones or donating to the history museum, among other activities.
Unlike their colleagues in Washington, where policy work isn't hindered by the need to pay as you go, state lawmakers generally can't leave for home without settling on a spending plan.
The warning is tied to heavy rain early Saturday, the National Weather Service stated.
The fireworks, called "Run Hadji Run," included packaging that showed a bomber jet flying over a group of Arab men on camels.
Three of the seven tribes that operate northeast Oklahoma casinos contributed to the increase.