Chick-fil-A today Feb. 4 in the Walmart parking lot ... 12:30 to 5pm.
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Chick-fil-A today Feb. 4 in the Walmart parking lot ... 12:30 to 5pm.
City of Miami PRESS RELEASE:
Scepter Celebrates 10 Years of Success in Miami and Looks to Future Growth
(MIAMI, OK.) Scepter’s commitment to excellence has gone far beyond the gas cans first produced 10 years ago in the Miami plant. Scepter-Meyers Industries, celebrated 10 years of production by recognizing their employees the company’s leadership credited as the biggest factor in Scepter’s success.
“We started out here with one machine…and here we are 10 years later, a leader in the industry,” Lloyd Qualls, General Manager of the Miami Scepter plant told those gathered to celebrate the benchmark.
“We made the decision to make an investment in Miami, and we told them, ‘We won’t disappoint you.’” Qualls said, “We’re proud of the team we’ve got here, and very excited about the future.”
Scepter is a leading producer of innovative solutions for customers from various markets with polymer products such as portable fuel tanks, water containers, marine fuel containers, ammunition containers and storage and shipping containers. Myers Industries currently has 3,000 employees after acquiring Scepter in 2014, according to Scepter’s Chief Executive Officer Mike McGaugh.
Scepter’s 150 Miami employees were invited to attend the event and were treated to a catered lunch to mark and celebrate 10 years of production in the Miami plant. Scepter employees there from the beginning; Todd McClain, Jennifer Rickey, Juana Gonzalez, Sergio Garza, Mindy Frost, Bobby Whitcomb and Jeff Martin were honored and presented with specially designed gifts commemorating their 10 years of service.
Scepter’s Blow Molding Platform Vice President Mike Miller thanked the employees and stressed the importance of their work, he said, “Do you realize how important you are, thank you on behalf of the consumer.” Miller said in just a three-day time period during a disaster the plant generated enough gas cans to send to Florida during the aftermath of a hurricane.
Scepter’s leadership said they strive to provide opportunity for their employees and the company.
“Think about where we’re going, we’re a highly engineered company and the thing I will tell you is dream big, “Miller said.
The prospective opportunities for the company are promising according to Scepter’s CEO Mike McGaugh, who said he is excited about the future of the industry and Scepter’s potential growth elsewhere and here in Miami.
“We are at $1 billion in sales now and our goal is to get to $3 or $4 billion in sales. We are focusing now on how we get there. We can do it through expansion, and we can do it through acquisition,” he said.
Special guests attending the 10 Year Celebration event included Field Representative for U.S. Senator James Lankford Mack Savala, Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance’s Kristina Wadley, Miami Area Economic Development Service’s Shannon Duhon, Miami Mayor Bless Parker, Miami City Manager Bo Reese, Miami Utility Director Tyler Cline, and Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Cindy Morris.
“Scepter is king of the of the container industry right here in Miami and that’s big,” Parker said in his remarks to the employees gathered, “Because you guys did that, and I know after talking to your leadership how much you mean to them.”
“Scepter’s impact to our local economy is so valuable and important to Miami,” City Manager Bo Reese said, “Scepter has great achievement in the industry, and their future is even more exciting. We look forward to doing what we can as a City to help them achieve those goals.”
This morning 2/3/23, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers located and pursued an allegedly stolen vehicle. The suspect fled the scene when the suspect's vehicle struck a tree and house near Roosevelt Elementary School, the school was immediately placed on lockdown as a precaution. Miami Police Officers joined the search for the suspect, who was quickly apprehended. The school was notified once the suspect was in custody, and the lockdown was lifted.
What a fun time filled with great music - support the Miami High School production of 'You're a Good Man Charlie Brown'.... Who doesn't love the Peanuts Gang!!
You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, a MHS Musical Production takes center stage at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, at the NEO Fine Arts Center, on the campus of NEO A& M College in Miami.
General Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students aged 4 to 12th grade and Free for children 3 and under. Tickets may be purchased at Chapters on Main Street, the MHS office (during school hours) and at the door (opens 45 minutes before curtain time.) Exact cash only.
For more information, contact Kaylea Hutson-Miller at [email protected]
As the cow's sign says, "Eat Mor Chickin"... see you there Saturday!
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Look at what the amazing Miami Public Library staff and Friends of the Miami Public Library are working toward ...
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Congratulations on the Peoria Tribe's new building opening to house the Peoria Tribe Health and Human Services Department - what a great addition to our community!
Another great concert coming to Buffalo Run...
Join us in The Peoria Showplace for the performance from The Marshall Tucker Band! Tickets are on sale now, starting at just $35. Click the link below to purchase.
Miami students out Wednesday
NOTICE: Miami Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
Chick-Fil-A Food Truck will be in Miami Saturday...the weather will be much nicer, and you don't want to miss it! What's your favorite menu item they serve?
Our Food Truck is back and ready to serve you! Here are our times and locations for this week. Are we coming to your town?? If so, we hope to see you there!
Please note: For Arkansas City, we will be at Orschelns!
The latest posting from the U.S. National Weather Service, Tulsa...
Winter storm warning headlines have been expanded to include additional counties in SE OK/WC thru 6 pm with ongoing wintry precipitation. Use extra caution if driving today with additional accumulations of snow/sleet and ice expected.
Many closings and cancelations for Tuesday...check before you go...
NOTICE: Miami Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 31, 2023.
Updated video on what to expect during this weather event from the U.S. National Weather Service, Tulsa...
Update on the winter weather event unfolding in eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas through the middle of the week.
Here's a way to check Oklahoma road conditions...
When surface temperatures are below freezing, drizzle will form a thin layer of ice on the roads. This difficult-to-see ice can cause hazardous travel conditions. Slow down when it’s drizzling in the winter, don’t use cruise control, and keep your distance from other vehicles.
Check current road conditions before traveling by visiting okroads.org or downloading the Drive Oklahoma app today.
Winter Weather Advisory issued through 6 p.m. today, Jan. 30, 2023.
[10:57 am - 1/30/23] A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for parts of eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas, with scattered sleet amounts up to half inch possible through 6 pm today. Winter Weather Advisory and Winter Storm Watch both in effect through 6 am Wednesday for parts of the area.
Downtown Miami this morning...video courtesy of Nicole Stotts
The U.S National Weather Service, Tulsa is advising in their forecast for this area: multiple rounds of wintry precipitation remain expected into Thursday morning, sleet will dominate type today with rates enhanced with any thunderstorms, freezing rain threat will increase tomorrow south, with moderate impacts possible.
Please use caution when driving, according to the City of Miami's Public Utilities Director, roads are a little slick so please drive carefully and slowly if you must get out. Check for cancelations and closings... many area schools have announced closure today due to current weather and forecast weather.
Photos from US National Weather Service Tulsa Oklahoma's post
U.S. Weather Service, Tulsa information...
Forecast from the US Weather Service, Tulsa...
Lift atop a shallow arctic airmass working its way into the region today could yield some patchy light freezing drizzle across NE OK & far NW AR thru this evening. Elevated surfaces, such as bridges and overpasses, could become slick in spots.
The Miami News Record wrote an update on the Miami Housing Authority's Miami Towers building work now in progress.
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City of Miami PRESS RELEASE:
Second Public Town Hall Scheduled Feb. 16 by City of Miami to Update and Discuss Flooding
(MIAMI, OK.) A second public Town Hall Meeting is scheduled by the City of Miami for Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Coleman Theatre located at 103 N Main Street in Miami to give updates and discuss flooding issues and ongoing legal processes.
“This is a vital issue to Miami and Ottawa County,” City Manager Bo Reese said, “It’s important for our citizens, residents, home, business, and property owners, to understand the recent developments in the ongoing processes. This event is part of our continued goal and efforts to come together and stand up for Miami and Ottawa County.”
Speakers from the City of Miami’s legal teams and technical teams will present information regarding the seriously important issues of repetitive flooding and backwater effecting Miami and the surrounding area and on the important new updated information regarding flooding in Miami and across Ottawa County.
Powerful, accurate, scientific study, data and documentation has been presented to GRDA and FERC since the construction of the Pensacola Project and licensure for operation by GRDA in 1938 demonstrating these issues of concern. The current license expires in 2025, and the stakes are substantial and vitally important to the future of the community. The City of Miami maintains FERC must hold GRDA accountable for operational responsibilities.
GRDA maintains the opinion in their filings the flooding in Miami is purely natural with no backwater effects caused by their operations of the Project, are non-existent or inconsequential, or the fault of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operations at flood stage.
The City of Miami’s world-renowned legal and scientific experts refute GRDA’s scientific and legal claims.
Miami City Officials: City Manager Bo Reese, and Mayor Bless Parker will also be speaking and, City Councilmen Kevin Dunkel, Dwain Sundberg, Brian Estep, and Brad Williams are invited, will attend and be available for questions.
GRDA, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, area governmental and tribal leaders, and political representatives will be invited to attend.
Once again, the public is invited and encouraged to attend and participate.
The first City of Miami Flooding Town Hall drew a crowd of hundreds of residents who stayed through the evening last June to hear speakers and participate in an open forum. Feedback from the event was overwhelmingly in support of the City of Miami’s legal efforts.
Two separate and lengthy administrative procedural processes and one civil lawsuit have been ongoing for years and are currently underway involving the City of Miami.
First is the FERC relicensing administrative process that will govern operations of the project for the next 30 to 50 years. Second is pending FERC’s action on the U.S Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit remand involving FERC’s prior response relating to the current operational license, including the responsibility of the Corps, and whether GRDA is in violation of that license because of its lack of flowage easements.
Third is a state civil suit involving 456 local property owners, including the City of Miami, seeking compensation for repetitive and ongoing flooding issues, primarily in 2007, caused by GRDA’s operation of the Pensacola Project.
More Street progress: The concrete street construction work at the intersection of 6th and E Streets SE is poured and must wait 14 days for proper curing before traffic can be allowed through, according to the City of Miami's Streets Manager. Neece Concrete Construction's crew did a super job replacing this intersection affected by flooding impacts.
Current street work underway in Miami is happening on D Street NW by contractor Hugo Torres. Collins Construction has started excavation on 5th NW but has had some delay due to weather. Excavation is expected to begin on 5th Street next week, weather permitting, according to Miami's Streets Manager.
Congratulations Welch State Bank on 100 years of service in our surrounding community and here in our City!
Chick-Fil-A is scheduled to bring a food truck to the Miami Walmart parking lot Saturday, Feb. 4 from noonish to 5 p.m. ...turn out for a chance to eat some chicken!
Great coverage of the flooding issues and the Grand River Dam Authority's (GRDA) operations and claims about lake levels effects in Miami and Ottawa County by the Miami News-Record/Reid Newspapers.
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