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Miami hosts 4th of July extravaganza

Miami hosts 4th of July extravaganza
Reported July 4, 2011 at 4:53 PM CST:  The citizens of Miami, Oklahoma know what its like to recover from a disaster.  Their 4th of July celebration did not happen in 2007 because of severe flooding. One-third of the town was submerged under water.  Most of the south side of the city was evacuated.  The flooding damage in Miami was less severe compared to the devastation in Joplin, however, residents... 
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Competition in Girard combines local favorites

Competition in Girard combines local favorites
GIRARD, KANSAS - July 4th weekend traditionally combines fireworks and barbecue and in Girard, an event brings both together with big time competition. Smokers fills the air as 32 national barbeque master teams compete for first place. The grand prize winner will receive a plaque and a thousand dollar prize. Around 40 judges rate chicken, beef, and pork barbeque dishes. 500 members of the community... 
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