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Transcript: The Community Focus Update (06/23/21)

The Community Focus Update

Date: June 23rd, 2021

Note: This is a working document information may change. Missing numbers means stories were dropped.

Mike: In this week's episode of the Community Focus Update we’ll learn about a group of people who are giving the thirsty a cool drink. We’ll talk with some area students about their favorite teacher. Later we’ll visit a very colorful new event in Miami. All of this and more here on the Community Focus Update!


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-:60 Opener/Lower third (Mike)

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Mike: Welcome to our 57th episode of the Community Focus Update. Adlib about vacation. Promote “On the Trail with Michael Woodruff”

Anyway before we dive into what's going on around Ottawa County let's talk about our sponsors.

-Kdawg Online Auction

Mike: Owned and operated by Kenny and Diahann Wiford , K Dawg Online Auction features brand new liquidated items at the fraction of store prices. If you have a Facebook profile you can be a member of our group and bid. Auctions begin each Friday night at 6 and end on Saturday night at 6. To get a deal on someone else's extravagant decision and change of mind visit facebook dot com slash groups slash Kdawgauctions. (Facebook link on screen)

-Elegance Unleashed

Mike: Next we have Elegance Unleashed; With five years of serving Miami, Owner Deb Swank offers a full service salon for you and your family with a wide variety of services from haircuts to pedicures. For an appointment call 918-544-6976.

-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 Community Focus Update!

Mike: If you’d like to advertise or be a sponsor of The Community Focus Update it’s only $10 an episode during the covid-19 pandemic. Email me at Michael at Woodruff Media Management dot com with the Word “advertising” in the subject line.

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Miami Library Scavenger Hunt

Mike: Keeping kids entertained during the summer months can be a challenge but need not worry there are free activities! Sonja Haskins of the Miami Regional Library explains.

Lower Third: Sonja Haskins, Miami Regional library

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Wyandotte Freshmen Enrollment

Mike: If you have a freshman who plans to attend high school in Wyandotte then you need to visit the link on the screen. Failure to do so may result in you student not having the choice of electives and being automatically places in Physical Science, English I

Oklahoma History/Geography, Algebra I, and or Computers I. While choosing any of these doesn’t necessarily give you a priority it does help school administrators determine student needs. The same case also applies to students enrolling in Middle school classes.

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Ottawa County Residents gives Thirsty Drink

Mike: As summer temperatures climb, getting a drink of water can be a challenge especially when many water fountains have been turned off due to covid-19 concerns. Ottawa County resident Sandy Williams explains how she and other concerned citizens are helping make water available to the thirsty.

Lower Third: Sandye Williams, Ottawa County Resident


Mike: Currently this project doesn’t have an expiration date. If you’d like to give water or offer support you can contact Sandye Williams on Facebook.

After the break we'll talk with some local students who learned valuable lessons during the covid-19 pandemic.

Here’s a list of upcoming events in Ottawa County

Upcoming Events

Miami Cruise Night June 25 6-9pm Ottawa County Swine, Goat, & Sheep Jackpot June 25-26

Ottawa County Board of Commissioners Monday, June 28, 1:45pm (online)

149th Annual Quapaw Powwow, July 1-4

Commercial Break (Unity of Joplin, Paid)

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Teacher of the year at NTC

Mike: Welcome Back everyone.

Mike: In the past year education has faced many challenges, among them is remote learning in response to the covid-19 pandemic. At the forefront of education is the teacher. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are an estimated 3.2 million total teachers serving in public and private education. Among them is Trishia Masterson, in the past 6 years of her 17 year career as a teacher at Northeast Tech in Afton Mrs. Masterson is continually reminded how STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math is playing a major part in dealing with the covid-19 pandemic.

Lower Third: Trishia Masterson, STEM Instructor, Northeast Tech Afton Campus

Mike: While Mrs. Masterson and her students couldn’t build robots to fill the employment void; they did help Hopkins, a plastic products manufacturer in Miami, solve a problem. Andrew Wallace, an electrical engineering student, explains.

Lower Third: Andrew Wallace, Electrical Engineering Student

Mike: Often during projects like this, teachers, such as Mrs. Masterson, build rapport with students. And within no time they quickly realize learning is a holistic process.

Lower Third: Andrew Wallace, Electrical Engineering Student

Lower Third: James Morris III, Law enforcement Student

Lower Third: Austin Hart, Social Science Student

Mike: At the end of the school year these students along with others voted Mrs. Masterson Teacher of the year.

Lower Third: Trishia Masterson, STEM Instructor, Northeast Tech Afton Campus

Mike: After the break, we’ll visit a new event in Miami that offers a gay ol’ time.

News Brief

On Thursday June 10, 2021, Fairland Parks Commissioner Kelli Shelton resigned due to her recent misdemeanor of shoplifting from the gift shop at Intergris Hospital in Miami.

Commercial Break (Ottawa County Farmers Market :30, Paid)

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Miami Pride

-Upper Third: Video courtesy of Library of Congress

Mike: For what began as a remembrance march in New York city in recognition of June 28, 1969,in which police raided the Stonewall Inn the only gay dance club in New York City and a riot that happened afterward. Homosexuals and heterosexual allies began rallying each year since 1970.

Over the decades this movement has evolved from a gay pride parade in New York City to a full fledge month-long worldwide celebration that incorporates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, transgendered, questioners, and others who don’t fall within the Heterosexual male and female realm.

Mike: Last Saturday June 19th, at Riverview Park Miami had its first pridefest. Organizer James Walkingstick says the event was a success.

Lower Third: James Walkingstick, Organizer, Miami NEO Pride Fest 2021


Mike: The day long festival included a march, a wedding, a doggy drag contest, children's events, and special guest speakers to include Elijah Reden, Mayor of Commerce

Lower Third: Elijah Redden, Mayor, Commerce, Oklahoma

Mike: During the festival we wandered around and talked with attendees and vendors

Lower third: Alex, Miami NEO pride attendee

Lower Third: Lacey Bradley, L&S Designs

Lower Third: Nina Short, Free Mom Hugs

Mike: Woodruff Media Management along with our marketing clients Unity of Joplin and the Ottawa County Farmers Market also had a booth.

Mike: In next week's episode we’ll be updating you on the relocation of a favorite Miami Gas Station. Until then please like and share this video and if you have yet, become our friend on Facebook. We’ll see you later.

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