News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

Public invited to attend the Veterans Way Memorial Dedication on April 2

clock March 31, 2013 13:28 by author Jeff Quibell

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – The Veterans Way Memorial Committee invites the community to attend the memorial dedication on Tuesday, April 2 at 3 p.m. at Pink Hill Park, 2715 Park Hill Road.  This historic ceremony will feature a unique program that honors every major war and the veterans that defended our nation. 

“It was an honor to serve our country, and it is a great privilege to have worked on this project,” said Mayor Carson Ross.  “I invite everyone to join us as we dedicate this remarkable memorial and I want to thank the donors, partners and community members for their efforts to bring this memorial to our community.”

The Veterans Way Memorial is dedicated to the sacrifice, courage and valor of all veterans who served our nation. The memorial identifies the site where “The Wall That Heals” was exhibited in Blue Springs in 2010. It serves as a place for personal contemplation or reflection for veterans and veterans’ families and friends, and provides a site for educating youth about the historical significance of wars fought in defense of our nation.

“One of the early concepts of the memorial was to serve as an educational site about the historical significance of wars fought in defense of our nation,” said Eleanor Frasier, Veterans Way Memorial Chair.  “This dedication program aims to not only honor our veterans, but serve as a reminder of the great sacrifices we as a nation have made to protect and preserve the freedoms that we enjoy each and every day.”

The dedication program participants include Col. Don Ballard (ret.), Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient, Lake City Army Ammunition Plant LTC Lawrence Cannon, Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps from both Blue Springs High School and Blue Springs South High School and several veteran groups.  Malena Marcase from Blue Springs High School and the Circuit Riders will provide musical renditions that observe the music of each war era.

The Veterans Way Memorial Committee would like to thank the Blue Springs Public Art Commission, Fike Corporation, Quanta Services, John R. Colson, ATK Alliant Techsystems, Blue Springs Elks Lodge 2509, Tandem Paving Company, the City of Blue Springs, the Blue Springs School District and the many other donors and supporters of this memorial.

The Veterans Way Memorial was funded by private donations.  For more information, contact Eleanor Frasier, Veterans Way Memorial Chair at (816) 655-0490 or visit the memorial’s Web site,


Blue Springs Art League Fine Art Show Winning Student Artists

clock March 18, 2013 16:18 by author Jeff Quibell

Student Art Show Winners

Best of Show: Alaina Aylward (BSHS)


1  Alaina Aylward (BSHS)

2 – Sydney Smith (BSSHS)

3 – Taryn Bradley (BSSHS)


1– Natalie Roark (FC)

2 Kiara Parker (BSHS)

3 Joe White (BSHS)

Mixed Media

1 – Ryan McCrary (BSSHS)

2 – Taryn Bradley (BSSHS)

3 –Dominique Downton (FC)


1 – Maddy Cushman (BSSHS)

2  Richard Fine-Brison (BSHS)

3 – Sara Adams (BSSHS)


1 - Janelle Mooers (VVHS)

2 – Hannah Leighty (BSSHS)

3  Miranda Saeugling (BSHS)

Blue Springs Art League Fine Art Show Winning Artists

clock March 18, 2013 16:17 by author Jeff Quibell

Winner list -



3D Sculpture

Cindy Winfrey

– Repurposing Owl 1

Nathan Hose

– See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil 2

Glen Friend

– Griss 3


John Ulett

– Lady Roxanne (Roxie) 'Pouting' 1st Best of Show

Gloria Davisson

– Three Little Pigs 1

Kim Early

– Lily 2

Trish Bellington

– Masa Paper Sheep 3

Dawn C. Thomas

– Koi in the Lily Pond HM

Kim Early

– Missouri Bird HM


Diane Compton

– Klondike Prospector 3rd Best of Show

Faye Weant

– Two Old Friends Traveling the World 1

Donald J. Prososki

– 1920's Gentleman 2

Faye Weant

– Tea For Two 3

Donald J. Prososki

– Holy Trinity Church HM

Friday, March 08, 2013



Mixed Media

Ann Trask

– Kids are Different 1

Norma Marshall

– The Painter 2

Ann Trask

– Friends 3

Norma Marshall

– The Journey HM

Trish Bellington

– Butterfly Dreams HM


Florence Thoeni

– Hay Weather 1

Robert Hampton

– Monarch 2

Pat Pummill Betteridge

– Pastoral 3

Teddy Jackson

– Your Thoughts ll HM

Sheila Borne Bundy

– Sphere of Glass HM

Jim Ryon

– Winter Morn HM


Karen Stair

– November Marsh 1

Pat Pummill Betteridge

– Reaching 2

Patricia Walkenhorst

– Arab Girl Now 3

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Photo - Black & White

Tom Mallot

– Mesa Verde Best of Show - Photo

Dustin Weant

– Chimpanzee Family 1

Brian Compton

– Abstract Stairs 2

Sharon Takade

– Curves 3

Ramon Magee

– Afternoon Raindrops HM

Carolyn L. Fox

– Grandpa's Sax HM

Photo - Color

Patty Smith

– Photosmith #2 Color 1

Dustin Weant

– Teton Barn 2

Diana Stopplemoor

– Glorious Galena 3

Jack M. Martin

– Union Station Reflection HM

Keith Kratz

– It's Been a Good Day HM

Photo - Wildlife

Dale Edsen

– Griz 1

Keith Davenport

– Arctic Fox Winter Phase 2

Tracy Lefholz

– Green Eyed Guest 3

Keith Davenport

– Just Resting HM

Sharon Takade

– Eyes HM

Friday, March 08, 2013




Sherry McConnell- Halfast

– Lady in Red 1

Patricia Walkenhorst

– BJ on His 12th Birthday 2

Beverly Borgers

– Beach Lady from Grenada 3

Beverly Borgers

– Jeliah HM

Ryan Delgado

– Senorita HM


Gloria Davisson

– Still Life 2ND Best of Show

Don Helverson

– Visitors 1

Judy Meng

– The Yellow Bicycle 2

Ellie Behrmann

– Iris in Crystal 3

Carol Wilson

– Amaryllis in a Drinking Glass HM

Ellie Behrmann

– Sea Stacks HM

Friday, March 08, 2013

Call To Artists for the Blue Springs Fine Art Show

clock January 7, 2013 17:04 by author Jeff Quibell

DATE: January 6, 2013

PRESS RELEASE: Blue Springs Art League

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Call To Artists for the Blue Springs Fine Art Show

The Blue Springs Art League and its co-sponsors, the City of Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department and ImageMakers Photo Club invite artists to submit entries in the Blue Springs 35th Annual Fine Art Show. This very popular and unique art show will take place March 9 & 10, 2013 at Vesper Hall, 400 NW Vesper, Blue Springs, Missouri. Admission is free to the public.

All artists must preregister. The entry fee is $35 per artist for a maximum of two pieces. Early registration is encouraged due to space limitations. Artist registration forms are available at the Vesper Hall information desk (400 NW Vesper), Blue Springs Parks and Recreation desk (City Hall, 903 Main) and both Blue Springs Mid-Continent Libraries (850 NW Hunter Drive and 2220 SW 7 Highway). The deadline for entries is February 22, 2013.

For additional information, please call one of the Fine Art Show Co-Chairs: Teddy Jackson (816-224-4634) Joanne Sutherland (816-697-2908) or Phyllis Wilkins (816-229-0742).

There are eleven categories: Transparent (watercolor), Opaque (oil or acrylic), Pastel, Mixed Media (2 or more mediums), Drawing (pencil, charcoal, pen & ink, colored pencil), Animal/Wildlife (all mediums, no photography), Portrait (human only, all mediums, no photography), 3-D Sculpture (free-standing), Photography-Color, Photography-Black & White, and Photography-Wildlife.

Cash awards will be given: Best of Show ($150), Best of Show–Photography ($150), Second Best of Show ($100), Third Best of Show ($75), and First ($50), Second ($35) and Third ($25) Places in each category.

Holiday Market, Under $50 Gallery Party in Blue Springs

clock October 29, 2012 11:21 by author Jeff Quibell

Date: This Saturday, November 3rd

Time: 5pm-9pm

Location: BSAC gallery (1023 S Hwy 7, Blue Springs, MO 64014) Near Olive Branch

Tell your friends and join the party!


Stuff To Do the St Patrick’s Day Weekend 2012

clock March 15, 2012 17:28 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs City Theatre – March 15-18 at the Blue Springs High School Auditorium, 2000 NW Ashton Drive.  The Blue Springs City Theatre proudly presents “Blather, Blarney and Balderdash.”  All performance times are 7:30 p.m. except Sundays which are 2 p.m.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for children 12 & under and seniors 65 and over.

‘Shortest and Smallest’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Saturday, March 17, 9 a.m. beginning at the Soda Fountain, 1112 W Main Street.  The parade route starts at the Soda Fountain/Flower Shop and crosses the street to the Keg.  Pre-parade festivities begin at 8 a.m. with coffee and donuts.

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, March 17 at the Club 7 Fitness, 1001 NW Jefferson.   Join us at Club 7 for fitness activities.  This event is free and open to the public.

Centennial Pool – Saturday, March 17 – Swimnastics Up! (Intermediate to Upper Level Fitness) from 10:45-11:45 a.m. for $4 and 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.

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

Meyer Music’s Band of Angels Benefit with Fox 4 Morning Show Team

clock February 20, 2012 15:11 by author Jeff Quibell

Hello all!  Many of you know about the charity program we have started with Fox 4 TV called Band Of Angels.  We collect used musical instruments from donors and make them available free of charge to kids in need.  The program has been very successful and we have given out roughly 300 instruments in the last year to schools and students so they could participate in band and orchestra. This has been a very fulfilling program and is a wonderful way to help children find music.  The best part is that this is a local program and we have been able to help kids across the Missouri and Kansas Metro and surrounding areas.

I have been approached by many who wanted to donate but did not have an instrument to give to the program.  So here is a great way you can help and share some fun times with us too.  On Friday evening March 2nd from 5:30pm to 7:30pm we are going to have a reception with the Fox 4 Morning Show Team.  Come meet your favorite Fox 4 morning show personalities: Mark, Loren, Nick, Stefan & Karli.   For a $15 donation per person to the program, you will be invited to the reception at Gaslight Grill in Overland Park.    At the reception, Gaslight Grill will also donate 15% of any of the food or drinks purchased that evening.  You can also stay for dinner after the reception and 15% of your meal will go towards Band of Angels.  Our goal is to use these funds to help kids who have received a Band of Angels instrument attend music camps.  To get tickets online click here:

The reception is limited to the first 150 people who respond to make their $15 donation.  Your ticket to the reception may be purchased through me or at any of our Meyer Music store locations.  Attached is more detailed information about the event.  I hope you will consider coming to join us.  If you can’t make it and would like to make some type of a donation, feel free to email me back. (

My sincerest thanks

Mike Meyer

Meyer Music


The ImageMakers Photography Club of Blue Springs Annual Members Show

clock February 1, 2012 10:51 by author Jeff Quibell

February 18th & 19th   ,   February 25th & 26th

Saturdays 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sundays     Noon to 4:00pm

At the White Oak Plaza Galleries of the Blue Springs Art Council .

SouthWest of 40 & 7 Hiways

just to the West of Beauty Brands

Blue Springs , Missouri .

Framed prints , Matted prints & greeting cards for viewing and for sale .    

contact Carolyn Fox @ 229-1209 for further  details .