The Movers and Shakers column highlights the who, what, and where in business, entertainment, and all things local in Miami and its surrounding areas.

Integris Miami Hospital recently announced the addition of three new doctors to its staff.

They include Robert Brown, M.D., general surgery; Lauren Mitchell, D.O., Family Medicine; and Hospitalist Justin Mitchell, D.O., who will specialize in Family Medicine, caring exclusively for hospital patients.

Heather Lawson has opened a beauty shop in the former dental office of the retired Dr. Ron Gilbert at 216 West Central. Hidden Beauty Salon offers a full line of hair care services, waxing, pedicures and manicures. Heather formerly operated Stylistic Hair Designs.

East Central Pawn has purchased the former Colleen’s Cottage on Steve Owens Blvd. and has razed the little house which once served as a dress shop. The new owners plan to fence the area to store and display outside merchandise and equipment.

A tip of the hat to Stephen Whitesell who recently purchased a home in the Rockdale addition. He has been observed sprucing up the ditches and manicuring the neighborhood with his weed trimmer.

Hopefully the skies will be clear on August 21 when much of the country witnesses a near or total eclipse. A total eclipse can be viewed at Kansas City. In Miami, we will see a partial solar eclipse which will peak at 1:10:15 p.m. when the moon obscures 92.8 percent of the sun. It will begin at 11:41 a.m. and end at 2:38 p.m. If you want to see the total eclipse, you’ll need to travel 146 miles northeast. To see a demonstration of what it will look like in Miami, visit and type in the 74354 (or your town’s) zip code.

The path of the solar totality is only 70 miles wide. The temperature will drop, stars will appear, and birds will become confused and start chirping their nighttime songs. The path of totality will be moving anywhere from around 1,500 to 3,000 miles per hour.

A new dramatic series set in Lake of the Ozarks and starring Justin Bateman is drawing some buzz. The adult, Netflix offering portrays the locals somewhat as hillbillies and criminals. The storyline concerns a Chicago family’s relocation to Missouri in an effort to launder drug cartel money. The show is named “Ozark.”

It always peeves me to see how Oklahomans are usually portrayed in TV and film, in much the same way. But somehow the stations find no problem finding a shirtless bubba recounting the tornado on the evening news. Invariably the quote goes “It sounded like a freight train. But thank God we all survived. Thangs can be replaced but people caint.”

An item gleaned from the “From the Clutter” column on the front page of a July 1967 issue of the Miami News-Record decried the controversial fashion of the period:

Mini-skirts aren’t unusual now, but the miniest we’ve seen was brazenly worn in downtown Miami this morning, and it certainly did nothing to flatter the lower extremities of the young woman.

In capricious moments we’ve considered devoting one of our Sunday picture pages to candid shots of the broad-beamed, knobby-kneed mini-ha-ha set. So far, we’ve always chickened out.

What do you call a dog who can do magic tricks? A Labra-cadabrador.

How did the farmer find his wife? He tractor down.

John went to the doctor with a hearing problem. The doctor asked, “Can you describe the symptoms?” and John replied, “Homer’s a fat guy with a mouthy kid and Marge has blue hair.”

Bill complained his wife used to hit him with musical instruments. He didn’t realize she had a history of violins.

Okay, enough groaners. Thanks for reading!

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