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Oklahoma news briefs for July 3

Oklahoma news briefs for July 3, 2014
Oklahoman Published: July 3, 2014



Planes soar

for Fourth

The history of flight will be on display as part of the Independence Day celebration in Cushing. Visit the municipal airport for an exhibit of business jets, care flight helicopters and experimental land antique aircraft. Airplane and helicopter rides are $25 a person. The fireworks show over the airport starts after sundown.



Employers plan job fair

Eighty employers have registered to participate in a job fair from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 10 at the Broken Arrow Armed Forces Reserve Center. Companies include Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Department, Melton Truck Lines, Muskogee County EMS and Coca-Cola. The Oklahoma Military Connection hiring event provides an opportunity for military job seekers to already have a match and job interview through early registration at “We find this to be very successful in preparing for the event,” Amy Ewing-Holmstrom, Career Tech for Vets coordinator, said in a release. “It leads to a direct connect between the employer and potential employees. The hiring rate is higher when there’s a pre-match situation.”



Fireworks law in effect

The city of Nicoma Park reminds residents and guests that the fireworks ordinance will be enforced during the July Fourth holiday. City ordinance permits the discharge of fireworks at private residences or businesses with the consent of the owner or occupant of the property. The discharge of fireworks is not permitted on public property, streets and allies or in city parks. Fireworks cannot be discharged within 30 feet of NE 23, also known as U.S. 62. Fireworks can be discharged between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. through Sunday except on Friday, when the hours will be from 8 a.m. to midnight. Violating the ordinance is a municipal infraction with up to a $500 fine. Components of state law such as property damage or selling fireworks to a minor may be punishable by up to 90 days in jail, and/or a fine up to $500.



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