Updated October 3, 2018


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Chicago man charged with murder

MILLER COUNTY – A Chicago man has been charged in the murder of a man whose body was found in June of this year.

On Monday June 11, the Miller County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) received information about human remains in a rural area of Miller County.

The MCSD, assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control, launched an investigation into the incident.

After an autopsy was completed on Wednesday June 13, investigators identified the human remains as Tyler J. Worthington, 34, from the state of California.

Worthington had been entered into the National Missing Persons Database.

The MCSD and the Division of Crime and Drug Control began working on more than 60 leads.

Based on information and witness statements gathered during the investigation, Miller County Prosecutor Ben Winfrey issued an arrest warrant for Joseph P. McKenna of Chicago, Illinois.

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Stoutland man dies in accident

LAKE OF THE OZARKS – A Stoutland man is dead in a one-vehicle accident last week in Camden County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) last Tuesday (September 25) around 9:20 p.m., a 1990 Toyota pickup, driven by Cecil Gideon, 68, of Stoutland, MO, was traveling north on Route T approximately one-half mile north of Davis Road when the vehicle crossed the center line and ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree.

Gideon was pronounced dead at the scene by Camden County Medical Examiner Dee Ballard.

The MSHP said Gideon was not wearing a safety device.

This was Troop F’s 10th fatality for September and the 57th for this year.

In other accidents last week:

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Jacobsen: 70,000 bikers attended this year’s bikefest 

LAKE OF THE OZARKS - The 2018 Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest was held on September 12–16 and over 75,000 motorcycles and 115,000 people were in attendance, according to Tim Jacobsen, Bikefest Committee Member and Executive Director of the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“The 12th year of the event saw growth with more bikes, more people and long lengths of overnight stays,” Jacobsen said. “The Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest was advertised throughout the Midwest via biker publications, events, mailings, flyers, postcards, radio, billboard, internet, email and biker word of mouth.”

Full Throttle Magazine hosted the Passport Program where riders purchased a $20 passport and then rode to 24 separate locations where they received a stamp and then turned the completed passport in at the Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson Shop for a drawing that was held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 16.

The winner, Darren White, from Wright City, MO, won the 2017 Harley-Davidson FXDL 103 Dyna Low Rider.

Proceeds from the Passport Program are used to promote the event and a portion is allocated to benefit the efforts of the local chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association, Fishers of Men, for their participation in executing the Passport Program.

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Annual run/walk for pancreatic cancer October 13

CAMDENTON – The annual Crush Pancreatic Cancer 5K Fun Run/Walk Chili Cook-Off & Silent Auction will be held October 13 at the Linn Creek City Park.

“On February 10, 2010, Camdenton Police Officer Floyd Sanders lost his battle with Pancreatic Cancer,” a spokesman said. “Since his passing, we have met numerous families within our community that have also lost a loved one to this often silent but deadly disease! Each year, we join forces with those families to raise money and awareness about Pancreatic Cancer.”

All money raised at this event will go directly to the Lustgarden Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, where 100 percent of donations go towards finding a cure.

“We need runners, walkers and joggers to attend the Fun Run/Walk, along with teams for our Chili Cook-Off,” the spokesman said.

The schedule for the event is:

Fun Run/Walk
Registration at 9 a.m.
Walk begins at 10 a.m.
Individual Registration Fee $35 or Family Registration Fee is $70

Chili Cook-Off
Registration at 10:15 a.m.
Serving Begins at 11 a.m. – Free and open to the public
Judging Begins at 11:30 a.m.
Winners Announced at 12:30 p.m.
Entry Fee $50 (up to four people per team)
Bring Chili “Ready-to-Eat” with serving utensils
Deadline October 12 to guarantee your spot
There will be a People’s Choice Award, so bring money to donate to your favorite.

Silent Auction
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa at 573-346-3600 ext. 223 or by e-mail at mstradt@camdentoncity.com.

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