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Transcript: The Community Focus Update (10/07/20)

The Community Focus Update Date: October 7th, 2020

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

Covid-19 Disclaimer (PPT Video/Chroma Key)

-:60 Opener/Lower third (Mike) (One shot) (Zoom in) Mike: Welcome to our 33rd episode of the Community Focus Update. I’m Michael Woodruff. (One shot) Mike: In this week’s episode, we’ll learn the status of Miami's Christmas parade. We’ll also learn where Ottawa county residents can get rid of old electronics and automotive fluids. Later in the program we will have another recap of our recent Grill'n with the candidates debate. Before we get into the news, let’s talk about our sponsors. -Graphic

-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.

-Caring Hands Home Services Graphic

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. -Rachel's Marvelous Masks 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.

-Pewitt Law Graphic Mike: Since 1992, Douglas Pewitt has been serving the public as an attoney. If you have questions about Family law to include divorce and child custody, auto or personal injury, or found yourself on the other side of the law. Call Pewitt Law Offices at 918-542-8400. -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. #1(One shot/Graphic) (Collection Event)

Mike: A free Household Hazardous Waste Collection event is coming on Saturday October 24th from 8am to noon at The Ottawa County Fairgrounds. Bring paint, gasoline, adhesives,ammonia-based cleaners, motor oil, and electronics like TV, computers, printers, and more. -Graphic Mike: Please do not bring household garbage, furniture, ammunition, compressed gas cylinders, tires, and unknown substances.

-Graphic Mike: This Collection event is open to Ottawa County Residents only and proof of residency is required via a water bill or a utility bill. Business waste is not accepted. When dropping off your waste please practice Covid-19 safety measures to include wearing a mask.

#2(One shot/Video/Graphic) (LEAD AGENCY) -Graphic/Video

Mike: Coming up on the week of October 19th Local Environmental Action Demanded Or The LEAD Agency is hosting a a VIRTUAL joint conference with Western Mining Action Network (WMAN). During These six two-hour afternoon sessions, they will offer a virtual Toxic Tour of the Tar Creek Superfund Site and host a variety of speakers and discussion panels talking about the connections of legacy mining, environmentalism, the covid-19 pandemic, and systemic racism. To learn more visit

Conference registration is FREE with donations encouraged. This is the third year Woodruff Media Management will be providing livestreaming of this event.

#3(One shot/Video/Graphic) (The Great Shakeout)

Mike: It’s an annual event, the great shakeout. Each Third Thursday of October emergency agencies and individuals around the world review their earthquake prepareness plan. -Graphic Mike: According to the website Earthquaketrack dot com, over 1,747 earthquakes in the past year with magintudes ranging from 2 point 1 to 5 point 8 on the richter scale. The largest of these tremors originated in Pawnee on September 3rd, 2016 with a magnitude of 5 point 8. -Graphic Mike: According to the Ritcher Scale, a 5 point 8 can cause damage of varying severity to poorly constructed buildings, zero to slight damage to all other buildings, and is felt by everyone. During the spetember 2016 earthquake. Earthquakes are caused by a variety of factors to include movement of techtonic plates or fautlines, underground cave-ins, and man-made events like Fracking and Wastewater injection processes that are used in oil and gas production. -Graphic Mike: According to The United States Geological Survey or USGS, Beginning in 2009, Oklahoma experienced a surge in seismicity. This surge was so large that its rate of magnitude 3 and larger earthquakes exceeded California’s from 2014 through 2017. While these earthquakes have been induced by oil and gas related process, few of these earthquakes were induced by fracking. The largest earthquake known to be induced by hydraulic fracturing in Oklahoma was a M3.6 earthquakes in 2019. The largest known fracking induced earthquake in the United States was a M4.0 earthquake that occurred in Texas in 2018. The majority of earthquakes in Oklahoma are caused by the industrial practice​ known as "wastewater disposal". Wastewater disposal is a ​separate ​process in which fluid waste from oil and gas production is injected deep underground far below ground water or drinking water aquifers. In Oklahoma over 90% of the wastewater that is injected is a byproduct of oil extraction process and not waste frack fluid. -Graphic Mike: To learn more about being prepared for earthquakes visit shakeout dot org or visit this show’s transcript at slash news. Source:

#4 (One Shot/Video) (Miami Region Chamber of Design of Autumn Festifall Mike: Last Saturday Ocotber 3rd, The Miami Regioanl Chamber of Commerce hosted Designs of Autumn Festifall. This annual event gives area business, non-profits, political organizations, and individuals an opportunity to share with the community. Event visitors were treated to a car show, games, food, and lots of fellowship. Charlotte Howe of the Miamim Regional Chamber of Commerce further explains: Lower Third: Charlotte Howe, CEO, Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce Lower Third: Christy Jone, Agent, Farmer Insurance Lower Third: Fundraiser lady, -Graphic Mike: The Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual Sweet Street Event on Holloween and Their annual Miami City Christmas parade. We’ll keep you informed on both events as we get more information. (One shot/Graphic/Camera One) (News Tip/Trivia) -Graphic Mike: If you have a news tip we’d like to hear from you. Shoot us an email at with the Word “News” in the subject Line.


Mike: Coming up after the break, we’ll have an other recap from our recent Grill’n the Ottawa County Candidates Debate. Until then here’s a piece of trivia you may not know. Trivia: Watch video for trivia

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(One Shot/Graphic) #7(Grill’n the candidates recap #2) Mike: On Saturday September 26th. Woodruff Media Management hosted “Grill’n the Ottawa County Candidates” Among the pundits was Incumbent County Commissioner of District 2 Democrat Chad Masterson, His challenger Republican Steven Chasteen, and Sheriff Candidate Democrat David Dean. Incumbent for Sheriff, Republican Jeremy Floyd was not present due to previous commitments. During the debate much was discussed about Social media usage in county government.


Mike: Coming up on October 27th at 6pm. The City of Commerce is hosting a Meet and Greet for it’s mayoral candidates. This event will be moderated by Dr. Jeff Birdsong of NEO College and will be livestreamed by Woodruff Media Management. Admission to attend or watch is free. We’ll have more information on sponsors etc in the near future. -Camera

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

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Mike: Welcome Back. A few weeks ago we reported on a Miami resident who confronted the Miami city council about his bill and the proceedures the utility department has in regard to late fees, inspections, and other operations. We’ll have a full report coming up 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.We’ll see you next week!

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