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Transcript: The Community Focus Update (03/17/21)

Updated: Apr 17, 2021

The Community Focus Update

Date: March 17th, 2020

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


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-:60 Opener/Lower third (Mike)

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Mike: Welcome to our 49th episode of the Community Focus Update. I’m Michael Woodruff.

Adlib/Video- Talk about chicks at local farming store

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Mike: In this week’s program we'll learn about how Ottawa County Government is responding to recent flood damage to county roads. We’ll meet a Commerce High School senior who is bringing smiles to area residents. Later in the program more details on the upcoming relocation of the Ottawa County Farmers Market.

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)

-The Afton Candidate Q&As

Mike: Coming up This Friday 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 Constitutions, Ethics and Procedures, and questions from the audience. To learn more about this upcoming broadcast visit Woodruff Media dot com slash events. Sponsors include Unity of Joplin, Elegance Unleashed, Nowhere on 66 Barbecue, Route 66 Truck & Trailer, Extreme Gaming, and The Ottawa County Farmers Market.

-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.

-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, Extreme Gaming, Route 66 Truck & Trailer and The Ottawa County Farmers Market.

-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!

-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 truly, 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, Extreme Gaming, 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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(Commissioner Responds to Area Flooding)

Mike: While the old rhyme goes “April showers bring May flowers”, in Northeast Oklahoma, March rain brings flooding. Beginning on Saturday March 13th, the waters of the Neosho river and Spring river experienced flash flooding.

-Steven Chasteen Bite 03/13/21 7:30am

-Upper Third: Facebook: Steven 4 Ottawa County, March 13, 2021

Lower Third: Steven Chasteen, Commissioner, Ottawa County District 2


Mike: Current roads that the county will be working on are:

-160/670 road,

-600 road North of Hwy 10, South of Hwy 60 from Hwy 10 to the Missouri line south to the Delaware County line got the brunt of this latest storm and flood damage.

-Cayuga road will continue to be closed 1/2 mile south of indigo Sky Casino.

-Cayuga road south of 202 road still has water flowing on the road with no shoulders of the roads making it a one lane road. Detour signs will be placed at 166 road also known as Bluff road. Those traveling along Cayuga can utilize alternative routes.

-690 road south of Hwy 60 by the Bunker Army Surplus store is closed due to the damage caused to the bridge and crossing.

-160 road, south of Wyandotte will be closed at the 642rd cross section.

Mike: As of press time Commissioner Chasteen has filed a request to have Ottawa County Declared a disaster area and is seeking resources to fix the damage caused by March 13th’s storm.

#2 (one shot/graphic)

(State of area waterways)

Mike: According to the National Weather Service the Neosho River peaked at 19 feet which placed the level of concern into a moderate category.


Mike: Downstream in Miami at Riverview Park flood waters came close to the sign while creeping close to the fairgrounds.

-Water Fowl Video

Mike: Spring River also peaked at 19 feet at Quapaw which also fell into the moderate level of concern.

-Lost Creek Video Mike: Lost creek in Wyandotte was flooded but currently it’s not a threat to the bridge into town. -Graphic

MIke: For links to national weather service information visit today’s transcript at Woodruff Media Management dot com slash news.

#3 (One shot/Graphic)

(Fairland Easter Egg Hunt) Mike: The Fairland Fire Department in conjunction with the Fairland Ministerial alliance will be hosting an Easter egg hunt at the town park on Saturday April 3rd at Noon. Donations of unopened candy can be dropped off at Fairland Town Hall or the Fire Department anytime before that day.

#4 (One shot/Graphic)

(Quapaw City Cleanup)

Mike: The town of Quapaw is having their spring cleanup April 9th through the 11th, you can take your trash to the dumpster at 2nd and Main. As a reminder please refrain from turning someone’s trash into your treasure, do not dumpster dive.

#5 (One shot/Graphic)

(Wyandotte Shindig)

Mike: Coming up on Saturday March 27th at Wyandotte First Baptist Church it’s “MEAT & TREAT”, a community BBQ featuring games and live music. While this event is in honor of the Fire/EMS/Law Enforcement, front line Medical Personnel and their families for all their efforts and sacrifices over this past year the entire community is welcome to attend this special block party.

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(Miami Mayor signs Autism Proclamation)

Mike: At the Miami City Council Meeting on Monday March15th, Autism was a subject of a presentation given by Vinita resident Crystal Hernandez and a mayoral proclamation. Here’s that exchange.

-Miami City Council meeting 3/15/21

Lower Third: Crystal Hernadez, Mother, Vinita Oklahoma Resident

Lower Third: Bless Parker, Mayor, Miami Oklahoma

Mike: After the break, we’ll be featuring special music by a local young man who has Autism. Until then here's a list of upcoming government meetings open to the public.

Upcoming Government Meetings

Ottawa County Commissioners Monday March 22 , 9 am (online)

Commercial Break (Native American Covid-19 relief, PSA)

Mike: Welcome Back everyone.

#7 (one shot/Video)

(Arimus performs) Mike: On Monday March 17th we had the honor of meeting Arimus (Air-eh-mus) Harley, a talented Commerce high school senior with Autism. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic Arimus has been entertaining locals in front of the high school with covers of popular songs and original material. Arimus’ (Air-eh-mus’) mother tells us this love for music isn’t something new.

Lower Third: Cynthia Harley, Arimus’ Mother

-Arimus performance (Get Away CoronaVirus) Video

Lower Third: Arimus Harley, Musician, “Get away Coronavirus”

Mike: We’re sorry for the wind, we plan on having Airimus on again in a further episode. Mike: Coming up after the break, we’ll have let you know about the location change for the Ottawa County Farmers Market. 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 (Ottawa County Farmers Market)

-Archive video of Farmers Market

Mike: Since 2016, the Ottawa County Farmers Market has become a spring, summer, and fall tradition. Every Thursday evening during that time, shoppers have had an opportunity to buy local produce, handmade goods, and hear music performed by local talent. Over the years, the farmers market has grown to the point it decided a local change from behind All Saints Episcopal church in Miami was needed. Organizers reached out to the city for help. Miami city leaders were happy to oblige.

-Lower Third: Ben Loring, City attorney, Miami, Oklahoma

-Lower Third: Bless Parker, Mayor, Miami Oklahoma

-Lower Third: Bo Reece, City Manager, Miami Oklahoma


Mike: According to the Memo of Understanding provided to Woodruff Media Management

-In lieu of paying for the utilities for the OFCM events, OFCM will donate $500.00 of “Market Cash” to the City which will be used and given exclusively as incentives to City employees to be spent at the Farmer’s Market. This makes OFCM considered to be a “paid event” for the use of the Exhibition Building

-Clean and maintain the Exhibition Building, parking area, concession and restroom and other areas that might be used, and dispose of all trash during and after OCFM events/usage.

-The Ottawa County Farmers Market must carry insurance with limits no less than $1,000,000.00 per occurrence, and make the City an additional insured on such policy.

-The Ottawa county farmers market is responsible for all permits, taxes, and other documentation.

-The City shall refrain from scheduling events in the expo hall on Thursdays. -The City of Miami will advertise upcoming events via local and social media, and public announcements. -Both will work together in good faith to find alternative locations, such as, for example only, and not as a limitation, the City’s Civic Center gymnasium or banquet room in the event of a conflict of schedules, such as in the event of a flood or other situation which prevents the use of the Exhibition Building or other locations at the Fairgrounds.

-Farmers Market Graphic

Mike: The Ottawa County Farmers Market will open at its new location at the Ottawa COunty Fairgrounds building on Thursday May 20th at 3pm.

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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