21 people officially became citizens in a naturalization ceremony at Saturday’s fireworks display. KZIM KSIM carried the program LIVE with Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr. And many dignitaries including US Representative Jason Smith. The group consisted of people from 16 different countries. Several took the time to speak with Faune Riggin after the ceremony and the most common sentiment was that being American is the greatest gift they have received so far with one woman from Mexico suffering a brain tumor happy to be where medical care is superior. They also said this region has been very kind and welcoming. They carry employment ranging from factories to departments at SE MO State University.