News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

Common Telephone Scam Happening in the Area

clock September 25, 2008 15:28 by author Jeff Quibell

Recently I received a call from a friend in Blue Springs who had been the victim of a telephone scam.  After verifying it with our local police department, I determined it was something that should be brought to everyone's attention.

The scam begins when you receive a phone call at your home from someone claiming to be with the Missouri Highway Patrol.  They tell you that a close family member has been seriously injured in an accident and that you need to call a special number to get more information.  They then give you the name of a Highway Patrol Sergeant and a telephone number to call that begins with *72. 

The need to call another telephone number is the clue that you are being scammed.  On AT&T phone lines, *72 is the code that allows you to forward your phone calls to another number. What the criminal is doing in this scam is tricking you into setting your phone to forward calls to a long distance number for the use of others.  If it is a long distance call, your phone bill picks up the long distance changes.

Following are the steps to take if you have been a victim of this scam. More...

Get fit and have a healthier life!

clock September 25, 2008 15:01 by author Jeff Quibell

My wife Wanda and I moved to Blue Springs in 1984 because of the great school system. We were expecting our first child and like so many who live here we wanted the best for our children. We didn’t know very many people at the time, but it didn’t take long before that changed. During our time in Blue Springs we have been blessed to get to know so many of our neighbors and their families. Serving on the City Council in recent years caused that number to grow so much that I couldn’t even begin to count the number of people in town I consider to be friends. More...

Blue Springs Art Commission Announces 2009 Call to Artists

clock September 23, 2008 13:49 by author Jeff Quibell

DATE:              September 23, 2008
CONTACT:      Merideth Parrish, Public Information Officer                       
Phone: 816.655.0497, Cell: 816.935.4176

Blue Springs Art Commission Announces 2009 Call to Artists
"Serendipity" will be the Fourth Annual Temporary Art Exhibit in Blue Springs  

Blue Springs, Mo. - The Blue Springs Public Art Commission has announced its Call to Artists for the 2009 Temporary Art Exhibit in Blue Springs, Missouri. This year's art exhibit is entitled "Serendipity" and will be open to the public from April 1, 2009 through September 30, 2009. This is the fourth year the Art Commission has offered the temporary exhibit.

This year's exhibit will be located on the grounds of St. Mary's Medical Center in Blue Springs. More...

First Annual Pooches in the Pool

clock September 19, 2008 10:23 by author Jeff Quibell

This first ever dog swim is a benefit for the Blue Springs off-leash dog park. Before draining the outdoor public pool for the season, this event will allow an opportunity for unleashed dogs (four-legged swimmers only) to  lay and swim freely in the fenced outdoor pool area. More...

Fifth Annual Princess Party to Benefit Dental for Kids Program

clock September 19, 2008 10:16 by author Jeff Quibell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Monica Meeks, StandUp Blue Springs

August 4, 2008 816-478-4500 or




Young ladies ages 2-12 will once again be the royal guests of honor at the Fifth Annual Princess Party, More...

City Council backs off a key priority!

clock September 18, 2008 01:01 by author Jeff Quibell

Monday, Sept 15, 2008, the City Council decided to scale back the scope of work on road improvements for Woods Chapel Road by half a million dollars on the recommendation of District 1 Councilman Shaver.  The council then split on approval of the overall budget and Mayor Ross broke the tie in favor of approving the budget and removing some of the funding from the planned Woods Chapel improvements.

After eighteen years of stagnation in the Woods Chapel corridor, last year the city council finally decided to move forward on Woods Chapel redevelopment.  Now that the voters have solidly approved a bond issue to expand road improvements citywide including Woods Chapel, the current City Council is going back on the original commitment. More...

Annual Gala for Hillcrest Transitional Housing Needs Our Help!

clock September 15, 2008 16:30 by author Jeff Quibell

image Hillcrest Transitional Housing helps those who are homeless in Eastern Jackson County transition from homelessness to self sufficiency.  In preparation for their Annual Gala they are looking for individuals and groups to donate items/baskets for their silent auction.  I know they would appreciate any help that we are able to give.

Assembled baskets should be delivered to Hillcrest Bank, 17430 E 39th St, Independence, MO 64055 no later than October 31st!  For more details download the following flyer:

Hillcrest Gala Flyer (143.66 kb)

The Gala is November 8, 2008 in the evening.

Blue Springs City Theatre Presents “Dreams Alive”

clock September 15, 2008 12:38 by author Jeff Quibell

A Gala World Premier
2008 Play Writing Competition
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008

Blue Springs High School Auditorium
2000 SW Ashton Drive
Blue Springs, MO

$20.00 per person

6:30pm—Social Hour        7:00pm—Dinner

Following dinner the World Premier presentation: More...

Heritage Philharmonic 2008-2009 Season Begins

clock September 11, 2008 23:20 by author Jeff Quibell

The Heritage Philharmonic is one of the oldest community orchestras in the Midwest.  We invite you to be part of our 2008-2009 concert season. Now in our 64th year, our community, student and professional musicians proudly provide the citizens of Jackson County with outstanding orchestra performances.  Plan to attend at least one of our concerts this year or become a season ticket holder.  Please save the following dates to attend these outstanding performances at the Blue Springs High School Performing Arts Center:

October 25, 2008 - Fall Concert - featuring Haydn's London Symphony 104 and Music from the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles
December 13, 2008 - Holiday Pops
March 21, 2009 - Winter Concert featuring Matt Johnson performing the Dvořák Cello Concerto
May 9, 2010 - Young Artists Competition Winners Performances

See all the details of the exciting season in the Season Guide section including performances of works by Schumann, Dvorak, Suk, and many others. Celebrate the holiday season with Holiday Pops and the Delta Woods Middle School Honor Choir. Hear the performances of the winners of our Young Artists Scholarship Program at our May concert.

Click on the following link to download a concert brochure and a welcome from James Murray III, Musical Director and Conducter.  Thank you for your support of the Heritage Philharmonic!

Season Brochure (556.15 kb)