News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

Charlie Qualkinbush Made a Difference to Blue Springs

clock April 18, 2012 09:00 by author Jeff Quibell

On April 3rd the friends, family, business associates and neighbors of Charlie Qualkinbush came together to celebrate the life of an incredibly generous man whose impact on growth and development in Blue Springs cannot be measured. As I looked around the standing room only chapel, the love for Charlie was evident through the many pictures, the colorful balloons, and the voices of so many that, like Wanda and I, had come to show our respect and honor for this man and his family.

Charlie went out of his way to give people a chance, doing banking the old-fashioned way. He listened, advised, guided and taught, then with a shake of his hand, approved the loan. He gave Wanda and me our first mortgage when it was likely we didn’t qualify by normal standards. Charlie trusted us, and as a result Blue Springs became our permanent home. Thank you Charlie, you made a difference in our lives.

As others attending the memorial service shared similar stories of Charlie, stories about his humor and quick wit, it occurred to me how fortunate Blue Springs was to have Charlie Qualkinbush as a business and community leader and how much we will all miss him. From his early days at Blue Springs Bank to JC Hunter Real Estate that he and Judy shared, to joining him and Judy at Waffle House for breakfast, Charlie always had a kind word of encouragement for everyone he met and a smile that lit up the room.

To Judy Qualkinbush and to the children she and Charlie shared, thank you for allowing us to know Charlie and to have our lives enriched by him. We appreciate the contribution he made to our city and we join you in knowing Charlie will be truly missed.

Missouri House of Representatives District 31 (formerly District 55) is Looking for an Effective Leader

clock April 17, 2012 13:48 by author Jeff Quibell

imageBlue Springs City Councilman Chris Lievsay has stepped up to offer his service to the citizens of the new District 31. The new Missouri House District 31 includes Blue Springs south of I-70, Lake Tapawingo, and south of Colbern Rd.  Please take the opportunity to get to know Chris and please support his candidacy.  Following is a link to his latest newsletter.

Annual Blue Springs Rotary Car Raffle–Prizes Valued at $25,000

clock April 16, 2012 15:09 by author Jeff Quibell

Come join the fun at the Annual Blue Springs Rotary Car Raffle!

2012 Car Raffle Flier

Be a guest at your own event and let us cook for you!

clock April 16, 2012 11:15 by author Jeff Quibell


This week’s $7.99 Super Specials

Beef Brisket (to die for), Cheesy Mashed Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans,

Dinner Roll & Butter and always our House Salad, and Mini Dessert

Chicken Pot Pie, Very Popular among many, served with Mashed Potatoes and Biscuits,

Peaches, House Salad and Mini Dessert

Meatloaf, our Family favorite, served with Cheesy Potatoes, Vegetable,

Dinner Roll & Butter and always our House Salad, and Mini Dessert

Sliders with all the Fixings, a combination of Beef and Grilled Chicken,

Pasta Salad, House Salad, Chips, and Mini Dessert

Giving Back Reward Program Members get drinks for only .75 this week.

To Join our Giving Back Reward Program and get 4% either for your favorite Charity, Harvesters or Gift Card,

email me for more information

or I have included the information as a pdf with this emil

We deliver a 60 mile radius

816-309-7866 Marie or 816-229-8989

1610 S 7 Hwy

Blue Springs, Mo 64014


Thank you!!!

Marie Young

That Catering Company

1610 SW 7 Hwy, Blue Springs, MO 64014


Things to do this weekend–April 14-15

clock April 13, 2012 17:03 by author Jeff Quibell

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, April 14 at Club 7 Fitness, 1241 SW Highway 7. Fitness events from 8-10 a.m., Nike SPARKS agility class from 10-11 a.m. and Kids Yoga from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.

Centennial Pool – Saturday, April 14 – Swimnastics Up! (Intermediate to Upper Level Fitness) from 10:45-11:45 a.m. or Aqua-Aerobics 11 a.m. to noon each at $4. Lap Swimming from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. for $3. The pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive.

Adams Pointe Golf Club – 1601 NE RD Mize Road. 18-hole championship course and a practice facility. Call (816) 220-3673 for daily fees and a Tee Time.

NEW Blue Springs Community Garden that is now available for planting. For just $50 a season, you can ‘reap what you sow’ from now until October 31.  The plots, located at 10th & Walnut, may be shared by more than one person/family/group.

Register now or soon for the Pooches on the Parkway Fun Walk & Dog Agility Clinics scheduled on Sunday May 6th.  Pre-registration discounts through April 30th.

For additional information visit or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.

St. Mary’s Kicks Off Family Week with Free Health Fair and Children’s Carnival

clock April 13, 2012 14:46 by author Jeff Quibell

For immediate release                                                                                                      Contact: Cyndi Fahrlander, 816-943-2565

St. Mary’s Kicks Off Family Week with

Free Health Fair and Children’s Carnival

Blue Springs, Mo. – St. Mary’s Medical Center kicks off Jackson County Family Week again this year by hosting a free Family Health Celebration on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m.-noon with activities for the whole family.

The fun starts with a walk around the fitness track on the St. Mary’s campus at 9 a.m. Several free screenings will be offered to help you assess your health including: cholesterol checks (for the first 50), carotid Dopler screening, blood pressure, blood sugar, foot screening, BMI analysis, balance testing, grip strength testing, bone density, sleep assessment, vein screening and more.

Special guests include the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District. They’ll have information on the Vital Heart program, plus a smoke house, where children can learn what to do in case of a fire.

There are many activities planned for kids, including carnival games, moon walk and obstacle course. Invite your family, friends and neighbors to attend this annual community event. It’s fun and it’s FREE.

Cyndi Fahrlander

Sr. Marketing and Communications Specialist

Carondelet Health

816-943-2565 (St. Joseph)

816-655-5361 (St. Mary’s)

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First Annual Paul Splittorff Golf Classic Date Set

clock April 13, 2012 14:41 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs, Missouri- The St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation is hosting the First Annual Paul Splittorff Memorial Golf Classic  (formerly  the St. Mary’s Medical Center Golf Classic) at the Adams Pointe Golf Club on Monday, June 18th. One of the premiere golf tournaments in eastern Jackson County, the tournament enjoys a long tradition of support from businesses and individuals committed to quality health care in their community. 

The tournament has been renamed to honor the late Paul Splittorff, a faithful supporter of St. Mary’s for many years and famous Kansas City Royals pitcher. Paul’s daughter Jennifer Splittorff has followed in her father’s footsteps as a member of the foundation board and as a co-chair of the tournament.

“My mother and I are honored to have my father’s legacy remembered with a sporting event that supports the health and well-being of the community he loved,” shares Jennifer. “His spirit of philanthropy lives on in this annual tournament.”  

The tournament with morning and afternoon flights begins with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in a scramble format for a wide array of prizes. Breakfast provided by McCamm Management starts at 6:30 a.m. Lunch, catered by Carrabba’s, begins at noon.

Proceeds from the 2012 Paul Splittorff Memorial Golf Classic will help purchase critical medical equipment that will advance the medical center’s cardiology, women’s services, rehabilitation and stroke, surgery, emergency and orthopedic programs. Corporate sponsorships start at $1,500.  Course Contributors are Haldex and the Kansas City Royals. Individual players are $175. Contact the Foundation at 816-655-5366 for more information or register online at

St. Mary’s Medical Center is an acute care facility of Carondelet Health ( which also includes St. Joseph Medical Center, three long-term care facilities and home care services. Carondelet Health is dedicated to the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our commitment to human dignity compels us to provide compassionate, quality healthcare for body, mind and spirit, with a special concern for the poor. We are responsible stewards serving he needs of all people from conception to death. Carondelet Health is a member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system.

Cyndi Fahrlander

Sr. Marketing and Communications Specialist

Carondelet Health

816-943-2565 (St. Joseph)

816-655-5361 (St. Mary’s)

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