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Transcript: The Community Focus Update (09/16/20)

Updated: Feb 20, 2021

The Community Focus Update Date: September 16, 2020

Note: This is a working document, information may change. (FSG)

-Grill'n the Candidates graphic Mike: Coming up at 6pm on Saturday September 26th, Woodruff Media Management presents Grill'n The Ottawa County Candidates. This 2 hour pay-per-view Facebook live with candidates for Ottawa County Commissioner District 2 and County Sheriff will feature questions on the Constitution and Ethics, followed by questions from the online audience. Tickets are $10 with 50% of the proceeds going to charity. For more information visit slash events -Covid-19 Disclaimer graphic (PPT Video/Chroma Key)

-:60 Opener/Lower third (Mike) (One shot) (Zoom in) Mike: Welcome to our 31st episode of the Community Focus Update. I’m local broadcaster Michael Woodruff. Today's program is recorded at (place). (One shot) Mike: In this week’s episode, we’ll learn about an Afton Club that is aiming to raise funds for the volunteer fire department. We’ll also learn about a change of services at Miami Good Neighbor Project and later in the program we will learn about the sudden closure of a favorite restaurant in the area. Before we get into the news, let’s talk about our sponsors. - Graphic

-Elegance Unleashed Mike: With over 45 years experience, Deb Swank wants to invite you and your family to her hair salon, Elegance Unleashed located on the truck route at 600 1/2 D St NE in Miami! Elegance Unleashed is a full service salon that offers a wide variety of services from haircuts to table massages. For an appointment call 918-544-6976.


Mike: Do you or a loved one need home care? Then give Caring Hands Home Services a call at 417-825-5600. Caring Hands Home Services offers covid-19 compliant care in your home with light cooking and cleaning. With stay at home orders issued by state and local governments, Caring Hands Home Services is an essential business and offers grocery pickup from your favorite store! Caring Hands Home Services serves Ottawa County and the Joplin Metro area. -Graphic

Mike: We also want to thank Rachel's Marvelous Masks. In this current state of caution why not look trendy and wear a mask that suits your personality. With masks starting at $8, Local seamstress Rachel Sanda reminds you to spread love, not germs! For more information visit Rachel's Marvelous Masks on Facebook or call (918) 244-1049.


Mike: The Ottawa County Farmers Market is now open and following CDC covid-19 guidelines to include “one way in, one way out” service, hand washing stations, social distancing, and all vendors wearing masks. The Ottawa County farmers market is every Thursday afternoon from 4 to7 at 225 B St NW behind All Saints Episcopal Church for more information visit OttawaCounty FM dot com.

-Graphic 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 Woodruff Media Management dot com with the Word “advertising” in the subject line. (One shot/Graphic) (Afton Clay Shoot Benefit) Mike: Gunning for something fun to do this weekend? Afton Masonic Lodge number 76 is hosting a clay shoot slash knockout game to benefit the Afton Volunteer Fire Departments effort to purchase bunker gear and other equipment. The cost is $5 per person per game. The competition will be at Excalibur Sporting Goods 24100 South 510 road in Afton.

(One shot/Video) (Commerce Celebrates Mexican Independence)

Mike: Last Saturday the Commerce community celebrated Mexican Independence day. In addition to a mariachi band, festival goers enjoyed authentic Mexican food, socializing and more. Commerce City Administrator Michael Hart explains how this last minute festival was funded and organized. Lower Third: Michael Heart, City Administrator, Commerce, Oklahoma Lower Third: Elijah Redden, Mayor Pro-Tempore, Commerce, Oklahoma

(One shot/Photos)

(FDA Warning) Mike: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about alcohol-based hand sanitizers that are being packaged in containers that may appear as food or drinks and may put consumers at risk of serious injury or death if ingested. The agency has discovered that some hand sanitizers are being packaged in beer cans, children’s food pouches, water bottles, juice bottles and vodka bottles. Additionally, the FDA has found hand sanitizers that contain food flavors, such as chocolate or raspberry.

In one recent example of consumer confusion, the FDA received a report that a consumer purchased a bottle they thought to be drinking water but was in fact hand sanitizer. The agency also received a report from a retailer about a hand sanitizer product marketed with cartoons for children that was in a pouch that resembles a snack. Drinking only a small amount of hand sanitizer is potentially lethal to a young child, who may be attracted by a pleasant smell or brightly colored bottle of hand sanitizer.

Hand sanitizer can be toxic when ingested. The FDA continues to see an increasing number of adverse events with hand sanitizer ingestion, including cardiac effects, effects on the central nervous system, hospitalizations and death, primarily reported to poison control centers and state departments of health.

Photos: -Graphic Mike: For more information, consumers should visit FDA dot GOV.

(One shot/Video/Graphic) (Good Neighbor Project Organizer/Number Change)

Mike: After seven months of serving the community the organizers of the Miami Good Neighbor Project have passed the torch to another group. Along with that comes reorganization. Brandy Adams with The Good Neighbor project explains. Lower Third: Brandy Adams, Miami Good Neighbor Project

-Graphic Mike: If you have any questions please call 918-919-1540. We plan to have the new organizers on a future episode of The Community Focus Update.

(One Shot/Video) (Dobson Remains Closed)

Mike: In a facebook post last friday September 11th, Dobson Museum and Home director Jordan Boyd announced the Museum will remain closed to the public through October 9th. - Graphic Mike: If you have a Research Request or Questions you can call 918-542-5388 or contact Mr. Boyd on via the his email on the screen

Mike: Coming up after the break, we’ll have more information about the ongoing saga regarding utility bills in Miami. Trivia: Watch video for trivia

Commercial Break Unity of Joplin (Paid) Ottawa County Farmer's Market Livestream (Paid) Mike: Welcome back!

(One shot/ Graphic) (Miami City Council Questioned) Mike: Two Weeks ago at the Miami City Council Meeting this exchange happened.

-Bite of Miami City Council meeting (09/01/20, 0:25-2:00) Upper Third:, Sept 1st, 2020 Lower Third: Josh Flemming, Miami Resident

Mike: Upon seeing this and the later passage of ordinance 2020 dash 7 an amendment that empowers the city manager to better deal with problems that arise with utility billing, we called Mayor Parker for clarity. Within a day we got our answer from City Attorney Ben Loring; simply put Mr. Flemming had specific questions about his bill and they were being addressed. While current city ordinance allows for public comment specific questions about agenda items, non-agenda items can't be addressed by the council or staff. As the video shows, The city council did just that, they invited Mr. Flemming to submit an agenda item for an upcoming city council meeting. Last Tuesday September 15th, The Miami City Councils SPECIAL UTILITY AUTHORITY agenda item number eleven specifically gave Mr. Lemming time to share his concerns and get answers here's video of that exchange. -Bite of Miami SPECIAL UTILITY AUTHORITY meeting (09/16/20, 0:25-2:00) Upper Third:, Sept 1st, 2020 11:45 Lower Third: Josh Flemming, Miami Resident Mike: We'll feature the city councils response in an upcoming episode of the Community Focus Update.

Mike: After the break we’ll tell you what’s coming up next week On The Community Focus Update. Here’s a piece of trivia you may not know. Trivia: Watch video for trivia

Commercial Break -Featherstone (Paid)

Mike: Welcome back! (One shot/Video) (Souper Sweet Closure)

Mike: Since 2013 Souper Sweets, a restaurant in downtown Miami, has become the go to place for a nice lunch and yummy cupcakes. Sadly, last Friday Souper Sweets called it quits. We met a few folks to get their thoughts on the closure of this local favorite. Lower Third: Lisa Bennett, Former Employee

Lower Third: Tami Carnahan, Long time customer

Mike: Later we had a chance to meet with Souper Sweets Owner David Smith and get his thoughts on the sudden closure of his business. (Interview did not happen due to scheduling conflict) Adlib: Thank you Owner David Smith for serving the community, good luck, people need to support local business (One shot/Graphic) (Designs of Autumn) Mike: As you know fall is in the air and that means many communities across the country are pondering having their festivals in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Cindy Morris the director of operations at the Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce explains how they are going to conduct their yearly Designs of Autumn event.

Lower Third: Cindy Morris, Director-Chamber Operation, Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Mike: In next week's episode of the Community Focus Update..We're not going to have one...That's because we'll be broadcasting live on Saturday September 26th at 6pm. With our livestream, "Grill'n the Ottawa County Candidates". This 2 hour pay-per-view Facebook live with candidates for Ottawa County Commissioner District 2 and County Sheriff will feature questions on the Constitution and Ethics, followed by questions from the online audience. Tickets are $10 with 50% of the proceeds going to charity. For more information visit slash events.

Mike: Well that’s it for this weeks 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!

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