The Edmond Sun

Local News

July 4, 2013

SLIDESHOW: LibertyFest Parade entertains thousands

EDMOND — Thousands of spectators lined Ayers, Broadway, Second and University streets in dowtnown Edmond Thursday morning to view the annual LibertyFest Parade. Entries included many representatives of the military, Congresman James Lankford, R-Edmond, several beauty queens, Shriners, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, bicycle riders representing the YMCA, Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office motorcycle unit, a band of students from ACM@UCO playing live on a float, clowns and various other entertainers. The two-hour parade is one of the largest Fourth of July parades in the state.

For a sampling of the more than 100 parade entries, click on the slideshow link in the box at the right.

LibertyFest Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. tonight at the University of Central Oklahoma campus.

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    Progress continues for the Fox Lake Trail, the Spring Creek Trail and the Arcadia Lake Trail, said Craig Dishman, director of Edmond Parks and Recreation.

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  • New Oak Tree addition plat gains approval

    The Edmond Planning Commission approved the preliminary plat of an Oak Tree addition, block 123, located on the east side of Santa Fe, and one-half mile south of Waterloo Road.
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  • spts-Colin Montgomerie.jpg Montgomerie no overnight success

    It’s pretty much a consensus of opinion that Bernhard Langer is the  favorite to capture the 35th U.S. Senior Open Championship at Oak Tree this week. But in the same breath, Colin Montgomerie of Great Britain is considered a solid contender to lift the championship trophy on Sunday.
    “Who me?” asked Montgomerie. “You do know that it took me 22 years to finally win a 72-hole stroke play event in the states,” he said, referring to his four-stroke victory in the Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores. Montgomerie shot a 6-under-par 65 in the final round.

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  • Fan Spectator trends emerge at Senior Open

    A few spectators trends developed during a random sampling Wednesday at the U.S. Senior Open — many were Oklahoma residents, many youngsters came with parents and fans of all ages were getting autographs from approachable pros.

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  • spts-Bernhard Langer light blue shirt.jpg Langer ready for challenge

    Bernhard Langer is ready for the challenge presented by the Oak Tree National golf course in his quest for yet another championship on U.S. soil.
    The answer is Yes!
    “If our futball (I know you call it soccer) team is ready to challenge for the World Cup, can I do any less? But they don’t have to play at Oak Tree,” he added.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • spts-Jay Haas swing.jpg All in the family  

    When golfers tee off for the 35th U.S. Senior Open Championship golf tournament at the immaculate yet challenging Oak Tree National course, brothers Jay and Jerry Haas will be just the eighth set of brothers to compete in the U.S. Senior Open, the first since Bobby and Lanny Watkins in 2009.
    Older brother Jay, 60, is familiar with Oak Tree having won the 2006 Senior PGA Championship and was also in the field for the 1988 PGA Championship. For little brother Jerry, 50, the golf coach at Wake Forest University, it will be his first time as a member of the Champions Tour.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • spts-Bernhard Langer sign autograph.jpg USGA lauds Oak Tree National, Edmond community

    The United States Golf Association was born in New York City in December of 1894 with the purpose of executing national golf championships.
    “To conduct that championship schedule, we need great clubs that are, of course, committed and dedicated to our mission and the championship test that you’re going to hear about today from Dan (Burton, USGA Championship Committe Chairman) and Jeff (Hall, USGA managing director of Rules and Competitions) and what we’re trying to achieve to identify these great players,” Tom O’Toole Jr. said Wednesday, who is the president of the USGA.

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    It was a huge day for about 65 soldiers returning to Oklahoma after spending nearly a year on an artillery-focused mission in Afghanistan.
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    “I’ll have to still play at a high level to compete,” Verplank said. “I feel if I play well, I’ll be somewhere in the hunt. I still think I can play better golf than I’ve ever played before.”
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