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Transcript: The Community Focus Update (11/11/20)

Updated: Sep 1, 2021

The Community Focus Update Date: November 11th, 2020

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

Covid-19 Disclaimer (PPT Video/Chroma Key)

-:60 Opener/Lower third (Mike) (One shot) (Zoom in) Mike: Welcome to our 34th episode of the Community Focus Update. I’m Michael Woodruff. After a 3 week hiatus we’re excited to get back to reporting on local news. Veterans day comments. (One shot) Mike: In this week’s episode, we’ll learn about a potential vaccine for Covid-19. We’ll also get a heads up for upcoming area Christmas celebrations and later in the program we will recap the pass election with candidates for Ottawa County offices. 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.


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.

-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. -Ron Enderland Art Graphic Mike: Christmas is right around the corner and Ron Enderland Art is making it easy for you to find that special gift. In addition to his pen drawings of famous people and places, For the second year. Ron is selling his Miami historic calendar. This calendar is printed right in Miami, Oklahoma and features heavy paper, spiral binding. Each month features a location from Miami past and is suitable for framing when the year is over. To order visit

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. #2(One shot/Graphic) (Covid-19 Vaccine) Mike: In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many government agencies, drug companies, and medical schools began working on finding a cure or at least a vaccine. One government program geared toward finding a vaccine was named Operation Warp Speed. This program provided 10 billion dollars voted by Congress and approved by President Trump with the goal to produce and deliver 300 million doses of safe and effective vaccines with the initial doses available by January 2021, as part of a broader strategy to accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics (collectively known as countermeasures).

On Last Saturday November 9th, American Pharmaceutical company Pfizer in association with German Company BioNtech announced a vaccine has been produced and according to a joint press release by the companies, quote “Based on current projections we expect to produce globally up to 50 million vaccine doses in 2020 and up to 1.3 billion doses in 2021.” To better understand how this affects Ottawa county we met with local pharmacist Bill Osborn and got some interesting insight. -Bite Lower Third: Bill Osborn, Pharmacist, Osborn Drug (Miami) -Graphic To learn more about this vaccine and Operation Warp Speed please visit our transcript for this program on our website at woodruffmediamanagement dot com slash news. Story Sources: #4 (One shot/Video/Graphic) (Mickey Mantle Home for Sale) Mike: Sports fans here’s your chance to own a piece of Baseball history, the boyhood home of one of baseball’s most beloved players New York Yankee’s centerfielder and first basemen Mickey Mantle is up for sale. -Video According to Goldin Auctions, a company that specializes in Selling sports memorbellia, the 672 square feet, two bedroom, one bathroom home that sits on two large acres at 319 South Quincy Street in Commerce, Oklahoma would make a great museum. The Mantle's moved into the South Quincy home around 1934. The first few years they rented it from the Commerce Mining and Royalty Company that Mickey’s father Mutt worked at. Mutt purchased the home from the mining company around 1938 and years later traded it for a farm around 1944/1945, which would have been Mickey’s formative years as he was born in 1931. While this was the first of three homes the Mantles occupied in Commerce, it is the only one that is still standing. Currently there are 4 bids with the minimal bid being at 50 thousand dollars. To learn more you can visit goldinauctions dot com and search for Mickey Mantles home.

-Graphic #6 (One Shot/Graphic) (Afton Christmas Parade) Mike: Santa is coming to Afton on Saturday December 19th at 6pm. To be part of Afton’s Annual Christmas parade Please contact Cindy Todd at 918-533-4902 All parade entries are due by December 7th, 2020 and there is a $25 entry fee. #6 (One Shot/video/Graphic) (Miami Christmas Parade)

Mike: After much discussion between the city of Miami and the Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce a date and route has been set for the Miami Christmas Parade. -Video

-Upper Third: Archive Video Mike: Typically the parade happens the first Saturday evening in December and the parade route is downtown. Due to covid-19 concerns and current road construction, the parade will take place at the same time but at a different location. -Map Mike: The Parade will run from Main and B.J. Tunnell down to the Market Square Shopping Center where Los Dos mexican restuarant is located. -Graphic

Mike: The theme this year is “A Parade of Trees for 2020”. Participants are encouraged to decorate their floats, vehicles, or performers with a christmas three theme. Award categories will include: Best band, Best pedestrian, best float, and best of the best tree. To sign up visit miamiokchamber dot com. There is an early bird registration fee of $20 before November 25th. After that it will be $30. Deadline is December 2nd.


Mike: For its third year, Woodruff Media Management will be broadcasting the parade live via Facebook. That livestream will begin at 5:30. To be a sponsor of this broadcast it’s only $100. To watch previous parades visit our video section on our facebook page. (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 recap last weeks election. Here’s a piece of trivia you may not know. Trivia: Watch video for trivia

Comercial Break Unity of Joplin (Paid)

(One Shot/Graphic) #8 (Ottawa County recap/David Dean)

Mike: After the break we’ll be speaking with the two candidates for Ottawa County Commissioner. Here’s a piece of trivia you may not know. Trivia: Watch video for trivia

Commercial Break (Featherstone, Paid) (One Shot/Graphic) #9 (Ottawa County recap/County Commissioner Chad Masterson) Commercial Break (Osborn Drug, Paid)

(One Shot/Graphic) #10 (Ottawa County recap/County Commissioner-elect Steve Chasteen) Mike: Welcome Back.

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/fade out)

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