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Transcript: Ottawa County News (03/16/23)

Ottawa County News Episode 3

Date: March 16, 2023

Mike: In this week's episode of Ottawa County News, we'll learn how many people voted for and Against Recreational Marijuana use in the county compared to others in Oklahoma, Then we’ll learn who and what is on April’s ballot. Later in the program we’ll learn how the cast of The Andy Griffith Show is tied to Miami. All of this and more here on Ottawa County News!


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Mike: Welcome to our third episode of Ottawa County News! I’m local broadcaster Michael Woodruff. Before we dive into what's going on around Ottawa County let's talk about those folks who help make this program possible..

-Extreme Gaming Mike: In addition to video games, Extreme Gaming at 1915 North Main in Miami is now offering movie rentals! Each Tuesday is New Release day and with over twelve hundred titles in stock, there’s something for everyone! To learn more give Extreme Gaming a call at 918-542-7529. On the phone or in person be sure to thank them for sponsoring the Ottawa County News!

Mike: If you’d like to advertise or be a sponsor of Ottawa County News its only $20 an episode or $50 a month. Email me at Michael at Woodruff Media dot com with the word “advertising” in the subject line.

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SQ 820 Fails Mike: Tuesday March 7th Oklahoma voters had an opportunity to legalize recreational marijuana. (Graphic) -Over 25% of Oklahoma voters showed up to the polls

-38% voted “Yes”, 62% voted “No”

-In Ottawa county 20 % of Ottawa county’s 17,353 voters showed up.

-Close to 33% voted “Yes” and 68% voted “No”

The closest race was Oklahoma County, 70% of voters turned out and legalization failed by 242 votes Sources:

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Upcoming Elections in Ottawa County (Camera) Mike: Tuesday April 4th Ottawa County voters will have another chance to visit the polls,

(Graphic) In Afton, Cindy Todd, William h. Jones, Carol Lynn Turner, Michael H. Nelson, Kristina Mcchurin and

Franklin Betz are vying for Board of Trustees.

Bobbi Jo Baumann and Regina L. Crawford are vying for Town Clerk

Voters will also vote on Proposition One,

And Proposition Two


In Commerce, voters in Ward 3 will decide between Sandra Sue Ross or Walt Maris.

(Graphic) In Miami we have two elections; Incumbent Bless Parker or Robert C. Ferguson for Mayor and Jamie Williams or Mark Zordel for Miami Board of Education Office Number 3.

(Graphic) In Quapaw, voters will choose Mickey Johnson or Tim Lovell for Board of Trustee and John V. Jennings of Dennis Shane King for Board of Education.


Mike: Again, voting is on April 4th and polls are opened from 7am to 7pm.

(Graphic) To learn more about past and future elections you can check out today’s transcript for links. By visiting Woodruff Media dot Com slash news. Sources:


Mike: If you have a news tip or an upcoming event visit our website at Woodruffmedia dot com slash news (Camera) Mike: After the break we'll be speaking with the organizers of an upcoming Film festival at the Coleman Theatre and later We’ll be talking with the daughter of one of television’s most beloved actors.


Upcoming Events Mon Mar 6, 9am Weekly Ottawa Board of County Commissioners, courthouse, Miami Sat, Mar 25, 2 PM Community Worship + Prayer NEO College, Miami (OKERT :30, PSA Free) #3 (One shot/Video) Sunny Side Up Film Festival Interview Lower Third: Rock Whitehead, Sunny Side Up Film Festival Ticket Info: Mike: After the break we’ll be speaking with Comedian Karen Knotts the Daughter of Don Knotts

(Graphic) Did you Know? #4 (One shot/Video) Karen Knotts Interview Lower Third: Karen Knotts, Comedian

Mike: Well that is it for our program please like and share this video and if you have yet, to become our friend on Facebook please do so. We’ll see you next week.

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