News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

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

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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Blue Springs Shrine Club Texas Hold’em Charity Tournament

clock March 16, 2012 15:17 by author Jeff Quibell




$20 donation to benefit the Blue Springs Shrine Club
Tournament held at Sidepockets Blue Springs
1237 SW 7 HWY Blue Springs MO 64014 816-224-5454

Please join the Heritage Philharmonic for our Music of the British Isles Concert!

clock February 21, 2012 17:03 by author Jeff Quibell

Saturday, February 25, 7:30pm

Blue Springs High School

2000 NW Ashton Drive

Blue Springs, MO  64015

This concert will feature:

English Folk Song Suite--Vaughan Williams

Rhosymedre--Vaughan Williams

Suite for Viola and Orchestra--Vaughan Williams

Nell French, soloist

Irish Rhapsody No. 1--Stanford

Adagio on Celtic Themes-Bruch

Jodie Fuentes, soloist

Irish Suite-Anderson

Admission is FREE-donations are appreciated.

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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