News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

Blue Springs Women’s Civic Club Cordially invites you to their annual party

clock November 27, 2011 13:36 by author Jeff Quibell

Senior Christmas Party

Blue Springs Women’s Civic Club

Cordially invites you to their annual party

WHEN: Sunday December 11, 2011

WHERE: Thomas Ultican Elementary

1812 NW Vesper Blue Springs, MO

TIME: 1:30 – 3:00p.m.

Please join us to celebrate the beginning of the

holiday season! We will be enjoying the entertainment

of the Blue Springs High School Choir,

magician, Steve Steiner and a very special visit

from our friend from the North Pole, Santa Claus.

So grab a friend and come help us celebrate!

We will be serving holiday cake, cookies and punch.

Attend the Shrine Circus This Week At Municipal Auditorium

clock November 16, 2011 09:57 by author Jeff Quibell

imageMany of you are aware that I am a Shriner. Each year Ararat Shrine hosts its annual Shrine Circus at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City. This year Ararat Shrine presents the 76th Annual Shrine Circus, and it is going to be one of the best yet.
There are two or three performances each day from Thursday through Sunday. For more information about the circus and purchasing tickets, go to the circus website at  or call 816-923-1975.

St. Mary’s Medical Center Earns Chest Pain Accreditation

clock November 16, 2011 09:52 by author Jeff Quibell

For immediate release

Contact: Cyndi Fahrlander 816-943-2565

St. Mary’s Medical Center

Earns Chest Pain Accreditation


Blue Springs, Mo. – St. Mary’s Medical Center has earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. St. Mary’s undertook a rigorous evaluation and refinement of heart care processes in order to integrate the industry’s best practices into its cardiac care services. The accreditation proves St. Mary’s works seamlessly with area Emergency Medical Services to ensure patients in eastern Jackson County get the treatment they need during the critical early stages of a heart attack.

As an Accredited Chest Pain Center, St. Mary’s ensures patients who come to the Emergency Department with chest pain or discomfort are given the immediate treatment necessary to avoid as much heart damage as possible. Protocol-based procedures developed by leading experts in cardiac care are part of St. Mary’s overall cardiac care services.

“This accreditation further demonstrates our dedication to excellence and quality care for our patients,” says Annette Small, CEO, St. Mary’s Medical Center. “It shows that when patients come to St. Mary’s they can trust us to provide the best possible outcomes in heart care.”

Heart attack warning signs:

  • Chest discomfort—pressure, squeezing or pain; lasting more than a few minutes, or comes and goes
  • Discomfort or pain in the upper body—in one or both arms, the back, neck jaw or stomach
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cold sweat
  • Nausea or lightheadedness.

Cynthia Peters, Director of Cardiac Services for St. Mary’s Medical Center, says, “The accreditation also emphasizes the importance of community education. We need to remind people not to wait when they think they might be having a heart attack. Don’t wait. Call 911. The sooner a heart attack is treated, the less damage to the heart.”

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 the 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.

Urgent Notice - Rainbow Center’s Wreaths & Wits Event Moved to Hilton Garden Inn!!

clock November 16, 2011 09:45 by author Jeff Quibell

November 16, 2011


Jill Calvert
Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders
900 NW Woods Chapel Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Phone: 816-229-3869
Fax: 816-229-4260



Do you like fun, food and friendly competition? That’s what will take place during the 5th Annual WREATHS & WITS event to benefit children and adults with special needs who receiving programming at Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders.

Make plans now to attend this fun TRIVIA COMPETITION on Saturday, November
19th at the Hilton Garden Inn Ballroom (recent change in venue), 19677 East Jackson Drive in Independence. Guests will enjoy holiday music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and a silent auction of WREATHS and gift baskets when the doors open at 5:30 p.m. The WITS trivia competition begins at 6:30 p.m. featuring Bryan Busby, KMBC Chief Meteorologist, as the guest MC! Your table of eight will compete as a trivia team. Each person on the first place team will get “bragging rights” and a holiday bag stuffed with goodies!! Individual tickets are only $30 for this evening of fun!

This event helps to make a significant educational difference for children and adults with disabilities. Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders provides specialized day school programming for children from 14 metropolitan school districts, and day habilitation for adults from Eastern Jackson County. Rainbow Center is a non-profit, nationally accredited, private agency for persons with disabilities.

For more information, to purchase tickets or inquire about sponsorship and donation opportunities visit, call 816-229-3869 or check out the Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders Facebook Page.

Your Votes are Needed! Burns & McDonnell announces finalists of Battle of the Brains contest and two entries are BSSD!

clock November 14, 2011 11:14 by author Jeff Quibell

Burns & McDonnell announces finalists of Battle of the Brains contest and two entries are BSSD!

Voting starts today and goes through November 18 at 5 p.m.

Everyone with an email address can vote once per day per category for our projects.  

The finalists were selected from a pool of 560 entries from 128 different schools in 35 school districts throughout the metropolitan area.

A total of 2,465 students participated on 456 teams who submitted entries for the contest. Please vote for the two projects below! 

School District (Project Lead the Way)
Science City ER explores how technology has revolutionized the way healthcare is provided, from checking emergency room wait times online to reviewing a patient file in a concise, electronic format. This exhibit lets you explore the interaction between technology and medicine within an interactive hospital setting.

Cordill Mason Elementary, Blue Springs School District
The Space Place explores the wonders of space, from the life of a star to what it feels like to actually venture into our galaxy. You’ll be inspired to explore the world beyond our planet and come away with a better understanding of our earth and sky.

The Battle of the Brains Contest is divided into an Elementary Division and a Secondary Schools Division and you can vote for each.

Winners in the elementary and secondary divisions will each earn a $50,000 grant to support STEM (science technology, math and engineering) education in their schools.

Two runners-up in each division will earn $5,000 each, and the remaining 14 honorable mention winners will earn $1,000 each.

One group of students will see their design constructed in Science City at Union Station during 2012.

The Battle of the Brains winners will be announced at an event on November 21.

Go To:  and vote – EVERY DAY! 

Forward this to your friends to get their votes too! 

Thank you for your help. 

New Balance Girls on the Run 5K–a Let’s Move! Blue Springs Event

clock November 7, 2011 21:51 by author Jeff Quibell


Date/Time: 9 am, Saturday, November 12th

Location: Downtown Blue Springs

Packet Pick up: Friday, November 9th Saturday November 12th

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Blue Springs City Hall Downtown Blue Springs

903 W Main St.

Blue Springs, MO 64015


Complimentary Registration VIA SPONSOR

Participants may also register online at:

Blue Springs South Cheerleader Craft Fair

clock November 7, 2011 21:45 by author Jeff Quibell

Saturday, December 3, 2011

10:00am - 4:00pm    Blue Springs South HS

More than 65 booths to shop!

2nd Annual "Shop with a Blue Springs Cop" Fundraiser Dinner

clock November 1, 2011 16:37 by author Jeff Quibell


Saturday, November 5 · 5:00pm - 8:00pm


Moreland Ridge Middle School

900 SW Bishop Dr

Blue Springs, Missouri

More Info

The Blue Springs Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association is requesting your support as they partner with the Blue Springs Police Dept. for the 2nd annual "Shop with a Blue Springs Cop" event that will occur December 17th, 2011.

During this event, Officers and volunteers will accompany 30 underprivileged children that attend Blue Springs Schools and take them to Target to shop for Christmas gifts. The Officers will assist th...e children as they select gifts for there family members. In doing this, the children will learn that Christmas is more than getting gifts, it is about sharing with others.

The children will then be taken to the Courtyard by Marriott where they will participate in a gift wrapping session, a K-9 demonstration, and a pizza lunch. Each child will be sent home with gifts for themselves and thier family, and a Christmas dinner in a bag.

In order for us to be able to make this event happen, we will be putting on a “Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser”. We would like to invite you to come down for our $5.00 Dinner plate (donated by Olive Garden!) on November 5th, with a dinner time between 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Tickets will be required.

There will also be a “Raffle Auction” that night as well. This event will be held at Moreland Ridge Middle School, 900 SW Bishop Dr. Blue Springs, Mo. 64015.
You can contact me if you have any questions, if you want to buy a ticket, or if you want to donate to the “Shop with a Blue Springs Cop” fund.

Thank you for your support,
P.O. David Brotherton SRO
Blue Springs Police Department
1100 SW Smith St
Blue Springs, Mo 64015
Office 816-228-0246
Cell 816-935-6770

Event information on Facebook:!/event.php?eid=260078067361202