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Transcript: The Community Focus Update (12/24/20)

Updated: Feb 20, 2021

The Community Focus Update Date: December 24th, 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 39th episode of the Community Focus Update. I’m Michael Woodruff. Covid-19, quarantines, fortunate.

(One shot) Mike: In this week’s program we're taking a break from news reporting and recalling our favorite stories about individuals, non-profits and other organizations that made a difference in Ottawa county in 2020. Before we began our trip down memory lane, 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 attorney. 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/Video) (Dinner for EPA, 2/11/20)

Mike: In our first episode of the Community focus update we reported on a dinner given at a local church by a local environmental group as a thank you to the workers who cleaned up an abandoned factory that was a major contaminate in the Miami Community.


#2(One shot/Video) (Miami Fire Department, 2/19/20) Mike: In our second episode of the community focus update we broadcasted from the Miami Fire Department and spoke with the fire chief about a program that educates area children about fire safety.


#3 (one shot/graphic) (Grand Lake Shriners Club. 3/11/20)

Mike: Back in March the community focus Update broadcasted from the Grand Lake Shiners Club's annual Chicken dinner. Here's a portion of that interview.


#4 (One shot/Graphic)

(Ottawa County Health Department, 3/18/20)

Mike: With what seems like an eternity ago, Mid March 2020 brought Ottawa County a new challenge, the Coronavirus. Looking back at this news report it's amazing what we have learned since that time.


#5 (One shot/Graphic) (Communities respond to Covid-19, 3/25/20)

Mike: As coronavirus information trickled from the federal government and the World Health Organization city governments were doing what they could in order to calm fears and prevent the spread of this unknown disease.

-Video compilation

Mike: Coming up after the break, we’ll continue our review of 2020 here on the Community Focus Update. Here's a piece of trivia you may not know. Commercial Break (Unity of Joplin :30, Paid)

(One Shot/Video) #6 (local business responds to Covid-19, 3/25/20)

Mike: Welcome back everyone. Since those early days of the covid-19 pandemic we saw some really inventive businesses and individuals coming up with solutions to fix shortages on hand sanitizer, toliet paper, and surgical masks. Here's a sampling of those stories.

-video clips

(One Shot/Video) #7 (Feeding hungry people amist Covid-19, 3/25/20)

Mike: According to the Department of Labor unemployment in Oklahoma went from an all time low of close to 3 percent unemployment rate in March to a historic high of close to 15 percent unemployment rate in April. In response to the temporary closure of non essential businesses and the permanent closure of those who never reopened. Area churches and individuals throughout Ottawa County responded with an outpouring of love and food. Here's a few of those stories.


Mike: After the break, you’ll have a chance to win a calendar from Local Artist Ron Enderland. Here’s a piece of trivia you may not know. Trivia: Watch video for trivia

Commercial Break (Osborn drug 1:30, Paid) (One Shot/Video) #87(Calendar give away) Mike: Welcome back everyone. In the past month we've been advertising Local Atist Ron Enderland's 3rd annual Historic Miami Calendar. This 2021 calendar features the pen work of many places in Miami's past. At a $25 dollar value it's a great gift idea for those who want a little piece of the good old days. Here's your chance to win a copy. The game is very simple.. In the comments below tell us how our weekly broadcast has helped you during this pandemic. We'll draw a name of those who commented and annonce it on next weeks program.

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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