The Community Focus Update
Date: February 12th, 2020
Note: This is a working document information may change. Missing numbers means stories were dropped.
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Mike: Welcome to our 45th episode of the Community Focus Update. I’m Michael Woodruff.
Mike: In this week’s program we'll…..Later in the program….
Before we dive into what's going on around Ottawa County let's talk about our sponsors.
-The Community Health Clinic
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(Dawg House Pay it forward)
Mike: The idea of paying it forward, or passing your good fortune onto others, has been a concept that goes far back as Menander’s ancient greek comedy “The Grouch” in 312 B.C. The Bible applies paying it forward when it comes to being forgiven and passing that forgiveness to others. In 1999, Catherine Ryan Hyde's novel Pay It Forward and the movies that followed spoke of the obligation to do three good deeds for others in response to a good deed that one received and such good deeds should accomplish things that one cannot accomplish on their own. In the case of addressing hunger in the Miami community, a local eatery is giving patrons a chance to share with those who otherwise might not be able to afford a meal. Jennifer White, Owner of the the Dawg House explains.
Lower Third: Jennifer White, Owner, The Dawg House,
Mike: For hours. Location and menu visit The Dawg House on Facebook. Winter coats can also be donated and picked up at the restaurant.
(Ottawa County Elections)
Mike: While not as exciting at the 2020 election season, 2021 offers voters a chance to make decisions on state, county, and local issues and candidates. Coming up on (Date) communities around Ottawa county will be voting to elect their leaders. Here is the list of folks who are running.
Mike: The deadline to request ballots for the April 6th election is March 30, 2021, by 5:00 pm. Election day will be on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, To Apply for an absentee ballot visit the link on the screen. https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/.
Mike: If you want to learn more about upcoming elections visit today’s transcript at Woodruff Media Management dot com slash news.
Election Calendar https://oklahoma.gov/elections/election-info/2021-election-calendar.html
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Mike: Coming up on March 19th at 7pm live from the Afton Community Center. Woodruff Media Management will be hosting “The Afton Candidate Q&As”, this Facebook live will feature questions about the United States and Oklahoma Constitution, Ethics and Procedure, and questions from the audience. To learn more about this upcoming broadcast visit Woodruff Media dot com slash events.
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(Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution) Mike: As we mentioned in previous episodes of The Community Focus Update, The country is going Warp Speed in distributing the covid-19 vaccination. Friday, February 5th Ottawa county residents who received their first shot had the opportunity to receive the second shot. While we were unable to interview “inoculatees”, volunteers, or National Guard due to privacy regulations we were able to get an interview with an Oklahoma State Health Department official.
Lower Third: Kendra Smith, Public Information Officer, Oklahoma State Department of Health District 4
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Mike: Coming up after the break, we’ll have a full report on a recent incident at Integris Hospital Miami. Until then here's a list of upcoming government meetings open to the public.
Upcoming Government Meetings
Ottawa County Commissioners Tuesday February 16, 1:45pm
Miami City Council Tuesday February 16, 6pm Commerce City Council Tuesday February 16, 6pm Commercial Break (Ottawa County Farmers Market :30, Paid)
Mike: Welcome Back everyone.
#4 (Fairland Council Member Arrested)
Mike: On Friday afternoon February 4th, Miami police were dispatched to Integris hospital Miami in response to a possible shoplifter at the gift shop.
-Photo Mike: According to a police report obtained by The Community Focus Update, Kelli A. Shelton of Fairland was approached and questioned by hospital security about a possible theft. After browsing in the store, Ms. Shelton initially purchased 2 bracelet sets and gave back several shirts to the cashier and kept one shirt she claimed she already paid for the week before. Upon leaving the store to sit in the emergency waiting room, a gift shop employee contacted hospital security to report their suspicion. After verifying the suspicion via security camera, hospital security determined Ms. Shelton entered the store without a shirt and left with a shirt. Hospital security then approached Ms. Shelton and discovered the shirt in question still had the price tag attached. During this engagement, Ms. Kelton gave a variety of explanations to include purchasing the shirt at a hospital in Joplin, being absent minded when taking it, and then admitted to stealing it and pondering to return it because of a guilty conscience. According to gift shop staff every effort was taken to verify the status of the disputed shirt. In addition to looking at security video they ran an inventory check and verified Ms. Shelton’s purchase. In the end no shirt was sold by the gift shop and Ms. Shelton only purchased the bracelets. Once the truth came out Ms. Shelton attempted to make up for the mistake by offering to buy more shirts.
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While Ms. Shelton was initially compliant with the police and allowed her purse to be inspected, she refused to sign a notice of trespass and a citation. Upon the officer informing Ms. Shelton that refusal to sign the citation would result in being booked and later requiring a bond for her release, Ms. Shelton scribbled her name on the document. Since stealing a 50 dollar flannel shirt isn’t a felony and the Ottawa county jail is on lockdown due to covid-19 concerns, Ms. Shelton was given a court summons for 8:30am on Tuesday February 23rd and released on her own recognizance.
Upon receiving the police report we reached out to Ms. Shelton to get her side of the story. Based on advice by her lawyer she opted not to speak with us. While Integris Miami Hospital can not respond to our requests about the incident, the Intergis Gift gallery Facebook page says it is staffed and operated by Volunteers. Every year the volunteers grant funds to departments in need of equipment. Currently everything in the store is 25% off to include the items in question.
We also verified Ms. Shelton's background via an additional source. While Fairland Town Hall refrained from comment on the arrest they did verify Ms. Shelton’s address and position with the town being Fairland Parks Commissioner since 2019.
As we reported in a previous story today, Ms. Shelton is up for re-election this year.
In response to this situation Ms. Shelton appeared at the Fairland City Council meeting on Thursday February 11th and stepped down from her current position as Parks Commissioner here’s that video.
Lower Third: Kelli A. Shelton, Parks Commissioner, Fairland, Oklahoma
NOTE: Ms. Shelton did not attend the monthly board meeting to tell her side of the story told. The Fairland Board of Trustees discussed asking for her resignation due to not attending 4 consecutive board meetings and how the incident at the hospital should be handled. The board opted to table further conversation until next months meeting. The Community Focus Update will report on the court appearance and the boards decision in an upcoming episode. Video of th entire discussion can be seen here. https://www.facebook.com/WoodruffMediaManagement/videos/?ref=page_internal
While we report this story we need to remind you everyone has a right to due process in a court of law and all people are innocent until proven guilty. We will report on the court's decision once it is released.
Mike: Adlib about upcoming birthday and no show next week.
Mike:Well that’s it for this week’s program. Be sure to like and share this video and become our friend on Facebook. Thanks again for watching.
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