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Transcript: The Community Focus Update (12/09/20)

Updated: Feb 20, 2021

The Community Focus Update Date: December 9th, 2020

Note: This is a working document information may change. Missing numbers means stories were dropped. Commercial (Coleman:30 seconds, Paid) (FSG)

Covid-19 Disclaimer (PPT Video/Chroma Key)

-:60 Opener/Lower third (Mike) (One shot) (Zoom in) Mike: Welcome to our 37th episode of the Community Focus Update. I’m Michael Woodruff.

(One shot) Mike: In addition to this week’s program going to the dogs, we’ll see what happened at a recent Miami’s city council meeting, and review upcoming holiday events around Ottawa county. 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 third 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. #1(One shot/Graphic) (Commerce Text Service) Mike: While television, radio, newspapers, and social media have been go-to sources used to keep folks informed these require active participation. What happens if the people who need the information most are not using any of these mediums on a frequently basis? How do local governments distribute important information in a timely manner? Questions like these come to light each time there is an emergency. Recently with the help of a Cares Act grant in response to the covid-19 pandemic, The city of Commerce has added a text alert system. This program enables city government to share the latest news in the city with anyone who has a cellphone.

-Graphic Mike: While the service is free to anyone who subscribes, your carrier may charge you for the text or data used. To subscribe text “COMMERCE” to 91896. According to Commerce Mayor Elijah Redden, the first year of the service was paid for by the grant from the Federal Government and wll cost taxpayers $1500 every year afterward. The service includes 25,000 messages. The city will use it to keep subscribers informed on upcoming community events, city council meetings, and whatever else Commerce residents need to know. Currently 86 people are signed up for the service.

#2(One shot/Video) (Brick Fundraiser) Mike: Back in mid September road construction workers unearthed remnants from the NEO Railroad Trolley system in downtown Miami. The Ottawa County Musicians Tribute Committee got an idea for a great fundraiser using this new found history. OCMTC member Bobby Poole explains:

Lower Third: Bobby Poole, The Ottawa County Musicians Tribute Committee


Mike: Again if you'd like to purchase a piece of Route 66 slash Miami history this a brick is $50 and includes a letter of authenticity. Visit the "You Know You are From Miami OK.." Facebook page for more information.

#3 (One shot/Video/graphic) (Miami Parade winners Announced)

Mike: Due to that road construction and Covid-19 Concerns the Miami Area Chamber of Commerce moved it's annual Christmas parade to north Main. In recent years parade participants number around 90 this year it had only 55. Woodruff Media Management broadcasted live via our Facebook page. Here's sample of the Wyandotte High School Marching Band.

-WHS Performance

Mike: On Tuesday The Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce announced the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of various categories. For BEST FLOAT 1ST PLACE went to CITY OF MIAMI ELECTRIC, Second place went to first Christian Church, Third place was One Church Miami. In the best band category 1st place went to Commerce High School. 2nd place went to Wyandotte High School, and third was Quapaw High School. IN the best decorated vehicle category Thuline Auto got first place Bradshaw family auto got second, and EZ car credit got third. In the best pedestrian category Christi Leonard's Dance Academy got first and the Miami High School Dance team got Second.


Mike: If you'd like to to see the parade in it's entirety in full HD we have DVD's for $10. Visit the website on the screen.

#4(One shot/Graphic) (Area Christmas Celebrations) Mike: Here are some upcoming Christmas celebrations


Mike: On Saturday Morning December 12th at Noon Fairland will be hosting their Christmas parade


Mike: Later The Afton Parade will happen at 6 PM.


Mike: The Wyandotte Nation Christmas party drive-thru event will be at the Arti Nesvold Community Center on Saturday morning December 12th from 10 to noon. Each child present will receive a gift from Santa and each houshold will also receive a $25 gift card. For questions call 918-678-6319.

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 tell you about a area non-profit that is in need for volunteers. Until then here's a piece of trivia you may not know.

Trivia: Watch video for trivia

Commercial Break (Osborn Drugs 1:30, Paid)

(One Shot/Package) #5 (Salvation Army)

Lower Third: Debbie Hillstead, Salvation Army

Mike: After the break, we'll learn about a new covid-19 test available to the public. Here’s a piece of trivia you may not know. Trivia: Watch video for trivia

Commercial Break (Unity of Joplin :30, Paid) (One Shot/Photos) #6 (COVID-19 Tests)(Taken from Pharmacy Providers of Oklahoma Press Release) Mike: Patients at more than 1,200 independent pharmacies across the country now have access to a saliva-based, at-home COVID-19 test. The $130 testing kit will be distributed nationally by Pharmacy Providers of Oklahoma (PPOk). All patients need to do is visit their local pharmacy and request one from the pharmacist, who will be able to answer any questions. People are then free to take the test home and collect a sample using clear, easy-to-follow instructions.

The sample is then placed in a pre-paid FedEx overnight package and sent to Wheeler Labs’ CLIA-certified testing facility in Oklahoma City. Results are typically available within 24 to 48 hours of receipt at the lab.

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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