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Transcript: The Community Focus Update (11/03/21)

Updated: Dec 4, 2021

The Community Focus Update

Date: Nov 03, 2021

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

Dedicated to Thom R. Hanrahan Mentor & Friend (1964-2021)

Mike: In this episode of the Community Focus Update We’ll be going to NEO College to learn about an expansion to its library, We’ll talk tourism with Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Matt Pennell, and later we’ll learn the outcome of a discussion between Spartan School Of Aeronautics flight instructor and a girl at a drugstore. All of this and more on the Community Focus Update.


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Mike: Welcome to our 63rd episode of the Community Focus Update. Vacation and projects. Before we dive into what's going on around Ottawa County let's talk about those folks who help make this program possible..

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NEO Library Expansion

Mike: On Wednesday October 26th, NEO COllege hosted and open house to its students and the public to celebrate the expansion of their Success Center at the campus library NEO President Kyle Stafford explains

-Bite Lower Third: Dr. Kyle Stafford, President, NEO College Mike: In addition to library improvements, NEO will be expanding early child care services for students with children and student mental health these programs will be fund via grants from various organizations to include the Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma. Currently there are fifteen hundred students enrolled at NEO.

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Miami Hi-Noon Business Women's Prayer Breakfast Mike: After cancelling last year's prayer breakfast due to covid-19 concerns, the Miami Hi-Noon Business Womens hosted their annual prayer breakfast at the Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce meeting room. In attendance were many notable men and women from the community. Reverend Susan Rice, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Miami spoke, here’s a sample Lower Third: Rev. Susan Rice, Pastor, First United Methodist Church

Mike: The Miami Hi-Noon Business Women’s goal is to help women who are deciding to return to college with scholarships. Carol Thornton of Miami Hi-Noon Business Women explains how they fund this endeavor.

Lower Third: Carol Thornton, President, Miami Hi-Noon Business Women

-Graphic Mike: To learn more about the pageant or to become a member call 918-961-8653.

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-camera Mike- After the break we’ll be visiting with Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Matt Pennell. Until then here are some upcoming events. Upcoming events

MHS 2001 class Reunion Dinner/Reception, Venue 29, Saturday November 6, 7pm-10 pm

Veterans Day Dance, Bearskin Wellness Center, Saturday, November 13, 2021 1:00 pm

Miami Civic Center, Holiday Market Saturday, November 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

Miami Public Library “100 year celebration” Saturday November 20, 10am-2:30pm

Wyandotte Public School “”Medieval Feaste” Saturday November 20, 1pm 4-H Paddle Party and Chili Feed, First Christian Church; Miami, Saturday, November 20,11am

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OK Tourism Summit

Mike: Welcome back everyone. Mike: On Wednesday November 2nd, the Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted a day of tourism at the Coleman Theater and Ballroom. In the morning the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association board met to discuss a wide variety of topics to include the upcoming 2022 tourism season. Later in the afternoon area organizations met for a travel & Tourism summit hosted by Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Matt Pennell. Keynote speaker Bill Giest (Geest) of DMO Proz (pros) a Wisconsin based Destination Marketing Organization discussed a variety of challenges that the travel industry is facing.


Lower Third: Carol Thornton, President, Miami Hi-Noon Business Women

Mike: After Mr. Giest (Geest) presentation, Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Matt Pennell discussed tourism in Oklahoma and answered questions from the audience.

During the following reception we had an opportunity to speak with the Lieutenant Governor.

Lower Third: Matt Pennell ®, Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor -Camera Mike: After the break we’ll be sitting down with a family who had a relative that taught at the Spartan School Of Aeronautics during World War 2. Here’s a piece of trivia you may not know.

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Sit Down Interview with the Family of Leon William Schroeder Mike: Welcome back everyone Mike: On Saturday October 23rd the Miami GAR cemetery hosted their annual British Flyers Memorial, a ceremony that reflects on the 13 British Airforce Pilots who died while training at the Spartan School Of Aeronautics during World War 2. Unfortunately this event quickly ended due to a thunderstorm. While talking about what to do next with GAR staff we learned a family from Texas came. Acting quickly we invited them to a sitdown interview to share thoughts on their loved one, Flight Instructor Leon William Schroeder (Schrader) here’s that interview.

Lower Third: Cindi Schroeder Mcdonald, Daughter

Lower Third: Arlene Longan, Aunt

Lower Third: Terinda Schroeder-Lane, Daughter


Mike: Well that is it for our program we want to thank you for watching. We’ll see you next week.

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