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Transcript: The Community Focus Update (03/13/21)

Updated: May 25, 2021

The Community Focus Update

Date: March 13th, 2021

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


Covid-19 Disclaimer

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Mike: Welcome to our 48th episode of the Community Focus Update. I’m Michael Woodruff.

Ad;ib/Video- Talk about Covid Christmas and Dog opening presents.

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Mike: In this week’s program we'll tell you about a new eatery coming to the community, we’ll update you on a recent decision made by the Fairland Board of Trustees that may affect the ballot status of one candidate it’s upcoming Board of Trustees election, Later in the program we’ll tell you how a local nonprofit is educating the public about suicide.

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: Elegance Unleashed; Owner Deb Swank offers a full service salon for you and your family. They offer a wide variety of services from haircuts to pedicures. Due to easing of state and local Covid-19 rules Elegance Unleashed, will be taking one-on-one appointments. Children and the disabled can be accompanied by one adult. As a safety caution all clients are asked to wear surgical masks. If you don’t have a mask one will be provided. Deb wants to thank everyone for their past patronage and looks forward to serving returning and new customers. For an appointment call 918-544-6976.

-CASA Facebook Live Event/Fundraiser

Mike: Coming up on April 30th at 6pm It’s CASA's Cherish The Child Cruise Night Livestream. Hosted by yours truely, this Facebook live will feature the sites and sounds of a community cruise night on Route 66 as Woodruff Media Management raises money for CASA of Northeast Oklahoma. 50% of all advertising revenue will be donated to CASA and 100% of all individual Eventbrite tickets will be forwarded to CASA. For more information visit our website Woodruff Media Management dot com slash events. Current sponsors include Unity of Joplin, Elegance Unleashed, Nowhere on 66 Barbecue, and Route 66 Truck & Trailer and The Ottawa County Farmers Market. 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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(New Miami Business)

Mike: Recently while buzzing around downtown Miami we accidentally stumbled upon big news. There is a new sweet business opening soon at the old souper sweets building. Owners Kady Goforth and mom Kristin Hoover will soon “bee” opening their restaurant “The Beestro” a bee themed cafe.

Lower Third: Kady Goforth, Co-Owner, The Beestro

Lower Third: Kristin Hoover, Co-Owner, The Beestro

Mike: As we interviewed these ladies a secret the previous owners had was revealed.

-VIdeo of cardboard chalkboard signs.

Mike: Since these ladies just signed the lease there is no opening date set for “The Beestro” once one is decided we’ll let you know.

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(Elks Lodge Chili Cookoff) Mike: Last Sunday March 7th, Elks Lodge 1320 in Miami hosted their annual chili Smackdown. Among the entries competitors named their recipes using puns, toilet humor, and names we can’t show here.

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Mike: The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is a nationwide organization whose membership over 13 decades has consisted of tens of millions of America's finest citizens. To learn more about the Elks give them a call at (918)542-4898.

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(aFTON News)

Mike: -The Afton Candidate Q&As

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 Procedures, and questions from the audience. To learn more about this upcoming broadcast visit Woodruff Media dot com slash events. Sponsorship for this event is only $15. Current sponsors include Unity of Joplin, Elegance Unleashed, Nowhere on 66 Barbecue, and Route 66 Truck & Trailer and The Ottawa County Farmers Market


Mike: Currently these candidates have confirmed they will be there: Rebecca Collins, Michael Nelson, Jason Speer, Regina Harris, and Franklin Betz.


Mike: Here is the ballot of all candidates; For the four year term, Jason Speers is the incumbent. For Town Treasurer Rebecca Collins is the incumbent.

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(Fairland Ballot)

Mike: When it comes to the upcoming election in Fairland, a twist happened on Tuesday March 9th when Parks Trustee Kelli A. Shelton appeared at a special meeting. Here’s that exchange in its entirety.

-Video from Fairland Board of Trustees special meeting (03/09/21)

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Mike: Since this was a special meeting, public comments were not part of the agenda. This being the case we did not show the handful of people who came out in support of Mrs. Shelton. It wasn’t until they all got up and left did we discover they were there specifically for Mrs. Shelton.

-Ballot graphic

Mike: While Mrs. Shelton has been removed from the Fairland Board of Trustees; she is still up for re-election along with Trustee Lisa Jewett. Two other candidates on the ballot are Fairland Schools band director Trevor Berger and Local businessman Dillion Bunch.


Mike: We did reach out to Mrs. Shelton and asked her if she is seeking re-election. We have yet received a response to that. After the meeting we asked Trustee Brent Davis why he had doubts about the accusations against Mrs. Shelton. While he opted not to be on camera he did express the same thoughts he did publicly in the past in regard to Mrs. Shelton’s legal situation concerning arrest for shoplifting back in February. As you just saw the Fairland Board of Trustees only addressed the attendance of meetings and did not mention the incident in February. We’ll continue covering this story until it’s conclusion. Mrs. Shelton has a court date on Thursday March 25th at the Miami Civic Center.


Mike: If you want to see past episodes of the Community Focus Update or past recordings of the Fairland Board of Trustees meetings visit the videos section of our Facebook Page.

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(Miami Ballot)

Mike: Coming up on April 4th Miamians have an opportunity to elect a council member for Ward 3


Mike: They are Dwain Sunberg, Justin Addis, and Eric Bridges

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(Quapaw Ballot) Mike: The Town of Quapaw is also is also having an election on April 6th

-Ballot photo

Mike: For Board of Trustee Office Number 2. Quapawans have a choice between Lee Lyle or Charley Daniels

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(Ottawa County Votes)

Mike: Coming up on April 6th at 6pm will be our live coverage of the various elections throughout Ottawa County. During this time we will give you the numbers as they are counted, we have also reached out to candidates and invited them on the program also during the program we will feature memory montages from communities throughout Ottawa county to include...Picher. Current sponsors include Unity of Joplin, Elegance Unleashed, Nowhere on 66 Barbecue, and Route 66 Truck & Trailer and The Ottawa County Farmers Market.

Mike: Have a news tip? Why let us know by visiting our website slash News and fill out the form.

Mike: After the break, we’ll be telling you about how a local nonprofit brought nationwide experts together to discuss suicide prevention. Until then here's a list of upcoming government meetings open to the public.

Upcoming Government Meetings

Ottawa County Commissioners Monday March 15 , 1:45pm (online)

Miami City Council Monday March 15, 6pm (online/in person)

Afton Town Council Tuesday March 16th, 6pm (In person) Commercial Break (Ottawa County Farmers Market :30, Paid)

Mike: Welcome Back everyone.

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(Suicide Prevention Conference) Mike: Last Wednesday March 10th experts from a variety of faith, native Americans, veteran, youth, and government agencies like the CDC met for a virtual conference to discuss ways to prevent suicide.

-Bite Andrew Moon Veterans (Veterans and suicide)

-Bite Brandon Johnson (Youth and suicide)

-Bite Stephen Grcevich (Churches response to Suicide)

Lower Third: Andrew Moon Ph,D. , Associate Director ,Veterans Administration Suicide Prevention Program

Lower Third: Brandon Johnson,

Mike: In addition to learning about suicide this virtual conference workers with various organizations like The Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training also known as CLEET and Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services recieved 2 Continue Education Unit credits for their participation. This virtual conference was sponsored and organized by Community Health Center of Northeast Oklahoma, Inc. and produced by Woodruff Media Management. To view this conference please visit our facebook page.

Mike: Coming up after the break, we’ll let you know what we’re working on for next week. Until then here's a piece of trivia you may not know.

Did you know trivia

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

Mike: Welcome Back everyone.

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#8 (Opinion/Commentary/Coming up(dropped)

Mike: Next week we’ll be reporting on various local farmer’s response to a recent joint lawsuit filed by Oklahoma's Attorney General Mike Hunter against President Biden’s recent Executive Order about curbing climate change. And more details about the upcoming season at the Ottawa County Farmers Market.

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. We’ll see you next week!

(Copyright 2021/fade out)


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