El Dorado Springs Police Investigating Human Remains Discovered

On September 29, 2021, officers responded to the 1300 block of South First Street, El Dorado Springs, concerning human remains.

Upon arrival officers located human skeletal remains in an undeveloped area of the city. The remains were removed by the Cedar County Coroner’s Office and are pending identification.

The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office and Investigators of the Missouri State Highway Patrol are assisting in the investigation. Anyone with information concerning this investigation is encouraged to call 417-876-TIPS (8477).

Butler High School Renovation Update

With construction underway over the late summer and to date. Superintendent, Darin Carter made these comments on the construction at the Butler High School.

Progress continues on many projects at Butler R-V School District.  In April of 2020 the voters of the district approved a 6 million dollar bond issue.  Those dollars, combined with district saved funds, are being used to complete the following:

*New classrooms on the JH/HS campus to house 6th grade

*Extensive HVAC upgrades at the elementary school

*New auxiliary gym at the JH/HS

*Remodel of the south entrance and restrooms to the Butler High School  gymnasium/auditorium

*New entrance and administration area at the elementary school

*Improved parking and traffic flow at the elementary school

*New weight room/training area at the JH/HS

*New choir/band room at the Butler JH and HS

*Remodel of the current weight room for additional Industrial Technology classroom space

*Remodel of the classroom and restroom space in the G building at the JH/HS

*Several energy savings projects, including upgrading lighting, thermostat controls, and a solar project

The Butler School District is excited about the projects and appreciates everyone’s patience as they progress.  With the difficulty procuring materials and labor, timelines and original plans have been altered several times to work with what they can, when they have it.  At the completion of projects, the district looks forward to hosting an open house to showcase the new Butler High School Facilities.

It’s Harvest Season in Missouri, Share the Roadway

It’s harvest season in Missouri, and with the crisp temperatures come a larger number of farm vehicles and equipment on rural roadways. This autumn, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists to be on the lookout for slow-moving farm vehicles.

“Please remember that farmers are just doing their jobs when moving equipment from field to field,” said Jon Nelson, chair of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety,  “It’s important that we be patient and drive carefully around farm vehicles.”

Motorists may not immediately recognize farm equipment on roadways or be aware of the special hazards they present. Lighting and reflector locations on tractors, combines and other farm equipment are different from other motor vehicles and loads may be wider. These may present special challenges to travelers who lack experience driving around farm equipment.

The most common collisions occur when the approaching motorist hits a farm vehicle from behind (rear-end collision), or when a passing motorist hits a farm vehicle that is attempting to make a wide left turn (left sideswipe).

The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety recommends these simple tips when driving around slow-moving farm machinery:

  • Be mindful that it’s harvest season and keep an eye out for machinery.
  • Be patient and remember that farmers are just doing their jobs.
  • Always pass on the left and only when you have clear sight distance.
  • Always wear your seat belt and pay attention to the road. Buckle Up Phone Down.

Missouri’s strategic highway safety plan, Show-Me Zero, identifies four key focus areas, distracted driving, impaired driving, speeding and occupant protection, to help eliminate traffic deaths. For more information on the Show-Me Zero plan and to learn how all Missourians can help make the roadways safer, visit www.savemolives.com.