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What you MUST know about the O’Fallon Heritage and Freedom Festival

In celebration of America’s birthday the city of O’Fallon again hosts the Heritage & Freedom Fest, its biggest festival of the year, on July 2-4. The Ozzie Smith Sports Complex is transformed for the explosive event. Admission, parking and entertainment are free. The three-day holiday weekend opens with Family Day on Saturday, July 2. During Family Day, unlimited ride wristbands are available for purchase at booths on the grounds for $20 each. In addition to carnival rides, guests can enjoy midway games and concessions. Plus, for just $5 per session, kids can be kids with KnockerBall and the Krazy Kidz ...

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We are Americans

Last week was the Fourth of July. There were barbecues and fireworks, concerts and celebrations. Plenty of air time was given to songs about America and what it means to be an American. But today, life is back to normal. We’re back to arguing about everything from health care to homeland security to our nation’s role in world crises. Last week, politicians gave speeches and for a few minutes or even a few hours the flames of  our patriotism may have been stoked by their words. But today – do you remember a word of what they said? Here’s one ...

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