Archives for December 2015
Myers, Jeromy P. – 37 year old w/m from Camdenton, MO charged with Domestic Assault on December 16th.
Howard, Rebecca M. – 21 year old w/f from Camdenton, MO charged with Possession of Marijuana under 35 grams and Unlawful use Drug Paraphernalia on December 16th.
Collette, Britney J. – 24 year old w/f from Camdenton, MO charged with Stealing on December 17th.
Phares, Calvin C. – 17 year old w/m from Camdenton, MO charged with Minor in Possession of Alcohol and Unlawful use Drug Paraphernalia on December 19th.
Reeves, Skylar J. – 17 year old w/m from Camdenton, MO charged with Minor in Possession of Alcohol and Unlawful use of Drug Paraphernalia on December 19th.
Miller, Steven R. – 30 year old w/m from Camdenton, MO arrested on Camden County warrant for Bond Violation on December 18th.
West, Matthew J. – 37 year old w/m from Camdenton, MO arrested on Camden County warrant for Failure to Appear on December 19th.
Carnahan, Nicholas A. – 30 year old w/m from Camdenton, MO arrested on State of Missouri warrant for Probation Violation on December 22nd.
This is a partial listing of criminal activity investigated by the Camdenton Police Department. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Most cases remain under investigation and any citizen with any additional information is encouraged to call the Police Department. We appreciate any and all support received from the general public. Any questions about this activity report can be made to the Camdenton Police Department at (573) 346-3604.
The TRI- COUNTY YMCA of the Ozarks presents the first of what will become an annual event: The YMCA 5K Run/Walk “JINGLE JOG 2015”. This exciting event will take place on SATURDAY, DECEMBER THE 19th with the start and finish of the race to be at the YMCA PARKING LOT LOCATED AT 950 Airport Road in Osage Beach, MO. 65065. The participants and spectators will be able to stay warm and cozy before and after the event in the lobby of the YMCA. This event will benefit the kids at the YMCA and the participants will be able to burn off some of those “holiday calories” a little early. Registration for the event will start at 8AM at the Y and the race will begin at 9AM. Early bird registration will be until December the 11th for $20.00. Registration the day of the race on the 19th will be $25.00. You can pick up registration forms at the YMCA. The participants will be divided into age divisions and the overall 5K male and female winners will receive a FREE CHRISTMAS HAM. The number of entries in each class will determine how many hams will be given out. For those of you who want to participate but don’t want to do an entire 5K, there will be a 2 mile walk; however that will be for fun and no prizes awarded. AFTER THE RACE THE FUN BEGINS; Santa will be present to take photos with the kids and there will be a Hot Cocoa bar, music and games for the kids. You will definitely want to bring the kids to this fun event.
Gov. Jay Nixon today applauded new data from the U.S. Department of Education showing that Missouri’s 4-year high school graduation rate increased to 87.3 percent in 2013/2014 from 85.7 percent in 2012/2013. Missouri’s graduation rate is significantly above the national average of 82.3 and ranks in the top 10 in the nation.
Missouri’s graduation rate surpassed the national average across all racial and ethnic groups and underserved populations, including students with disabilities. From the 2010/2011 to the 2013/2014 school year, Missouri’s high school graduation rate rose 6 percentage points, from 81 percent to 87 percent.
“These rising graduation rates reflect the solid progress that students are making all across our state,” Gov. Nixon said. “More students graduating from high school means greater economic opportunities for them, and a more competitive workforce for our state. Moving forward, I will continue to work across the aisle to strengthen and improve public education in Missouri.”
Gov. Nixon has made public education in Missouri a top priority of his administration. Even during the height of the recession, he worked to balance the budget every year while providing record funding for K-12 classrooms.
The Governor has also worked to expand the number of schools implementing Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) which provides proven interventions to help young people who have potential but, for a variety for reasons, are at-risk to not graduate from high school. JAG helps these students stay in school, graduate, and then succeed in postsecondary education and the workforce. By leveraging public and private funding sources, Gov. Nixon has worked successfully to expand the number of schools offering JAG to 16 in the current school year.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced they have made a friendly wager on the outcome of the Division II football national championship game to be played on Saturday (Dec. 19) between the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats and the Shepherd University Rams.
Both teams are undefeated coming into the championship game, which will be played at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Mo., and Shepherd University is located in Shepherdstown, W. Va.
“Year in and year out, the Bearcats are among the elite teams of Division II football, and 2015 has been an exceptionally good year,” said Gov. Nixon, who visited with Head Coach Adam Dorrel and members of the team in Maryville earlier this month. “Led by First Team All-Americans Shane Smith and Kevin Berg, I’m confident the Bearcats will bring the trophy back to the Northwest Missouri campus for the second time in three years. In the highly unlikely event the Rams prevail, I’ve wagered some barbecue from Maryville’s own award-winning Toad Hollar BBQ. But there’s no doubt in my mind that the experience and skill of the Northwest team will carry the day.”
Toad Hollar BBQ is a member of the Kansas City Barbecue Society and has been entering barbecue competitions around the Midwest since 2001. Among its specialties are beef brisket and babyback ribs.
“This year’s Shepherd University team personifies the best traits of the Mountain State,” Gov. Tomblin said. “When the Rams’ outstanding quarterback Jeff Ziemba was injured early in the semifinal game against Grand Valley State, backup Connor Jessop capably stepped in and led his team to a heart-stopping 34-32 victory. Whichever talented young man leads Shepherd against Northwest Missouri State on Saturday, I’m confident the Rams will capture their first national championship and bring it back to West Virginia.”
Gov. Tomblin said that if the Rams undefeated season does end in the national championship game, he will send a selection of West Virginia’s outstanding Eastern Panhandle apples to Gov. Nixon.
A year has passed since President Obama proposed normalizing relations with Cuba, re-opening our embassies, and creating more opportunities for our two peoples to engage with one another. This was a dramatic change in policy, but it represented no change in our aspiration for Cuban citizens – that they be given a chance to live in a peaceful, prosperous, open, and democratic society.
Since then, a lot has happened. Most notably, in July in Washington and the following month in Havana – ceremonies were held to mark the re-opening of our embassies after a period of 54 years. As the flags went up, so did our hopes for a new era in which policies and attitudes will be driven not by past animosities but by mutual interests. Walking along the streets of Old Havana, and seeing the faces of young Cubans, I felt the futility of trying to make them fit their dreams into a Cold War straitjacket. They deserve more than that and – through our diplomacy – we hope to help them achieve more than that.
In the past, U.S.-Cuba dialogue was narrow, relatively sterile, and rare. Over the past year, it has been comprehensive, businesslike, and routine. Our diplomats have sat down and talked productively about a wide range of matters, including civil aviation, mail deliveries, environmental issues, trafficking in illegal drugs, and other aspects of transnational crime. The results, in many areas, have been encouraging, though much work remains.
In 2015, authorized travel by U.S. citizens to Cuba increased by more than 50 percent over the previous year. We have further empowered a Cuban private sector that now employs at least one in four Cuban workers. And the Government of Cuba signed a cellular telephone roaming agreement with a U.S. company that promotes the more open flow of information. Images of Cubans gathering around the country’s few WiFi hot spots to connect with family or friends around the world show a palpable desire to be more plugged in.
In all of our discussions, we have encouraged the Cuban government to do more to take advantage of our regulatory openings and to give their citizens greater economic independence by making it easier for them to start businesses, engage in trade, access information online, and express their opinions without fear of harassment or arrest.
One topic of particular interest this past year was immigration. U.S. policy, which has not changed, emphasizes the safe, legal, and orderly migration of Cubans to the United States. Both the U.S. and Cuban governments are concerned by the efforts of human traffickers to exploit the fears of some Cubans and to encourage a mass exodus to the United States. We are in regular discussions with Havana about how to prevent smuggling organizations from achieving their illicit aims.
Meanwhile, our two governments have reached an understanding on the near-term expansion of flights between the United States and Cuba, to include scheduled service. This arrangement will facilitate growth in authorized travel and enhance people-to-people links. We also agreed on a plan to re-establish direct postal service between our countries through the implementation of a pilot plan. In addition, we signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on marine protected areas in Cuba, Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico and signed a joint statement on cooperation to protect the environment.
Without exception, our conversations with Cuba have been constructive in clarifying if not always narrowing differences. In fact, the most important conversations may well be those where we continue to disagree. We’ve engaged with our Cuban counterparts on the most challenging of issues, including democracy, human rights, and political prisoners. It’s important to remember that the re-opening of embassies and the start of normalization is not a favor one country does for another. It stems, instead, from a realization that both countries can benefit from regular communication and a good faith effort to solve problems.
The United States and Cuba remain far apart on some very important matters. But we are much closer than we were in our determination to address those matters in a systematic and mutually respectful way. Looking ahead, the United States will continue to pursue more productive relations with the Cuban government, while pressing, as well, for changes in policy and approach that will yield tangible benefits for the Cuban people.
Secretary of State
CUPERTINO, California — December 17, 2015 — Apple® today announced that Jeff Williams has been named chief operating officer and Johny Srouji is joining Apple’s executive team as senior vice president for Hardware Technologies. Phil Schiller, senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, will expand his role to include leadership of the revolutionary App Store® across all Apple platforms. Apple also announced that Tor Myhren will join Apple in the first calendar quarter of 2016 as vice president of Marketing Communications, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.
“We are fortunate to have incredible depth and breadth of talent across Apple’s executive team. As we come to the end of the year, we’re recognizing the contributions already being made by two key executives,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Jeff is hands-down the best operations executive I’ve ever worked with, and Johny’s team delivers world-class silicon designs which enable new innovations in our products year after year.”
Cook continued, “In addition, Phil is taking on new responsibilities for advancing our ecosystem, led by the App Store, which has grown from a single, groundbreaking iOS store into four powerful platforms and an increasingly important part of our business. And I’m incredibly happy to welcome Tor Myhren, who will bring his creative talents to our advertising and marcom functions.”
Jeff joined Apple in 1998 as head of worldwide procurement and in 2004 he was named vice president of Operations. Since 2010 he has overseen Apple’s entire supply chain, service and support, and the social responsibility initiatives which protect more than one million workers worldwide. Jeff played a key role in Apple’s entry into the mobile phone market with the launch of iPhone®, and he continues to supervise development of Apple’s first wearable product, Apple Watch®.
In nearly eight years at Apple as vice president of Hardware Technologies, Johny Srouji has built one of the world’s strongest and most innovative teams of silicon and technology engineers, overseeing breakthrough custom silicon and hardware technologies including batteries, application processors, storage controllers, sensors silicon, display silicon and other chipsets across Apple’s entire product line. Educated at Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology, Johny joined Apple in 2008 to lead development of the A4, the first Apple-designed system on a chip.
With added responsibility for the App Store, Phil Schiller will focus on strategies to extend the ecosystem Apple customers have come to love when using their iPhone, iPad®, Mac®, Apple Watch and Apple TV®. Phil now leads nearly all developer-related functions at Apple, in addition to his other marketing responsibilities including Worldwide Product Marketing, international marketing, education and business marketing. More than 11 million developers around the world create apps for Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, OS X®, watchOS™ and tvOS™ — as well as compatible hardware and other accessories, and customers have downloaded more than 100 billion apps across those platforms.
Tor Myhren joins Apple from Grey Group, where he has served as chief creative officer and president of Grey New York. Under his leadership, Grey was named Adweek’s Global Agency of the Year for both 2013 and 2015. As vice president of Marketing Communications at Apple, Tor will be responsible for Apple’s advertising efforts and will lead an award-winning team that spans a broad range of creative disciplines from video, motion graphics and interactive web design to packaging and retail store displays.
Tor will succeed Hiroki Asai, who earlier announced plans to retire after 18 years in graphic design and marketing communications roles at Apple.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.
Upon arrival Officers observed a tractor trailer unit on its right side on North side of U.S. Hwy 54. The truck had been hauling 40,000 lbs. of frozen pork. The driver advised Officers at the scene that he looked down momentarily and his 2000 Freighliner ran off the road into a ditch line, causing the trucking unit to overturn. The Camden County Health inspector was called to the scene regarding the food items in the truck. Officers shut down Lakeview for several hours and conducted traffic control on the Hwy as needed.
The Driver, 36 year old Kenneth Draper of Fair Grove Missouri did not report any injuries. A sign and a telephone pole were damaged. The owner of the truck resided in Elkland, Missouri.
Columbia, MO- The University didn’t take to long announcing there new head coach after Gary Pinkel announced he would be stepping down after this season. For nearly a month speculation on who would take on the role ended on Dec. 2nd with the announcement that Mizzou’s very own Barry Odom will be its 32nd Head Football Coach.
Barry Odom takes over a program he has been a part of for over 14 years including six years in an administrative capacity (2003-08), four as a coach (2009-11, 2015) and four as a highly-successful student-athlete (1996-99). He has spent the past four seasons as a defensive coordinator, including three at Memphis (2012-14) and one at Missouri, where his units were considered among the best in the nation.