Earlier this week the Camdenton Board of Aldermen elected to change the name of the Camdenton Memorial Airport to Camdenton Lake of the Ozarks Regional Airport. According to board members, airports across the country are changing to become more recognizable. The idea of having memorial in the name dates back several years and more modern airports are letting go of that concept. The official vote to amend the ordinances allowing the new name to appear will take place at their next scheduled meeting. However the memorial concept will not disappear as the Mayor also requested a memorial be built in honor of veterans and soldiers at the field.
After serving over 6 years, Carolyn Davinroy announced her desire to retire as Director of the Concerns of Police Survivors or COPS, a local non profit organization that helps families of police and fire officials who lose their life in the line of duty. Davinroy has been with the organization that is based in Camdenton as it grew to become involved with police and fire departments nationwide. She made her announcement earlier this week on Facebook and plans to leave the organization on October 17th.
The Dairy Queen in Camdenton is one of 395 DQ stores nationwide that have seen its payment systems compromised by hackers. Officials say hackers may have gained access to customer names, credit and debit card numbers along with expiration dates. The data breach apparently occurred between August and September. Dairy Queen is working with authorities and credit card companies in the investigation. Sources say there is no evidence social security numbers, personal identification numbers or email addresses were accessed. The company which is based out of Edina, Minnesota is offering customers free identity repair services.
Laurie police are asking for the public’s help in locating those involved in a series of break-ins at several storage facilities. Police say the incidents have been going on for a while and they’re asking area residents to assist them in solving the case. Those with information about the recent break-ins are asked to contact the Laurie police department.
The 29th annual harbor hop is going on this weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks. Local restaurants and marinas are encouraging residents to partake in the festivities. Bob May, host of Bob’s no wake zone on KRMS also offers a number of safety tips for boaters taking part in this year’s event.
May says boaters need to “think before they sink” in order to have a good time but also stay safe. For more information about this Saturday’s harbor hop go to: http://funlake.comcom/events
Several arrests were made during the first week in October by the Camdenton Police Department. 37 year old Wade Byler of Camdenton was picked up for domestic assault while 36 year old Justin Beck from Carl Junction was arrested for D.W.I. Additionally, three people were arrested on outstanding warrants including 28 year old Stephen Carlson of Montreal, 33 year old Julie Beeman of Linn Creek and 32 year old Jason Christian of Olean. All arrests were made between October 1st and the 7th.
Missouri’s waiver for parts of the no child left behind act has been extended by the U.S. Department of Education. Missouri was one of several States that received a waiver which has been renewed for one year. It was reported that the state has already implemented education reforms that exceed the requirements of no child left behind. The 2001 law requires states to set benchmarks for achievement in math and English.