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Want to showcase your Chili? Submit your entry form for Jeff Quibell’s Blue Springs Chili Cook-off

clock January 10, 2011 10:42 by author Jeff Quibell


A fundraiser for Citizens for Jeffrey Quibell
Candidate for Blue Springs City Council, District 1

$25.00 Chili Contestant Entry

Submit your entry form and $25 fee to Citizens for Jeffrey Quibell
by January 19th, 2011


Contestants should provide 3 gallons of chili for tasting and judging. Electrical power will be provided, please bring your own crock-pot or chafing dish.
Contestants may arrive with their chili beginning at noon on January 23rd.
Contest will be open to the public from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Questions: Contact Mike Parker at 816-678-9181 or Jeff Quibell at 816-223-2865

Event Location
The Cotillion
1717 Burdett Crossing
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Chef’s Name or Company:______________________________

Address: ____________________________________________

City, State, Zip: ______________________________________

Phone: _____________________________________________

Email: ______________________________________________

Team Name: _________________________________________

Name of Chili: _______________________________________

Category: ___ 4-Alarm Firehouse Chili (spicy-hot)

___People’s Choice Chili (average)

Submit entry form and check to: Citizens for Jeffrey Quibell
601 NW Jefferson, Ste 4, Blue Springs, MO 64014

Area Firefighters and EMS workers endorse Jeff Quibell’s Candidacy for District 1 City Council

clock November 5, 2010 16:11 by author Jeff Quibell

I'm honored to have received the 1st endorsement of my campaign for Blue Springs City Council. Thanks so much to IAFF 3133 (that's our Firefighters and EMS workers) for their support!

The Wall That Heals Gets a Warm Welcome – Full Scale Effort For Long Ride

clock September 29, 2010 11:34 by author Jeff Quibell

Jeff Quibell There are some experiences in life that can only be described as WOW! Tuesday, I had the distinct privilege and honor of joining the Patriot Guard motorcycle escort, as The Wall That Heals came into Blue Springs.

This morning began with a brisk ride from Blue Springs to Concordia with Blue Springs City Councilman Grant Bowerman. When we arrived at the Travel America Truck Stop in Concordia, the crowd of motorcyclists had already begun to assemble. By the time everyone had arrived, there were well over 200 motorcycles and their riders ready and willing to provide the escort.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s department and law enforcement agencies from all across the region, helped to manage traffic and to safely close the west bound interstate so that we could focus on honoring the 58,000+ men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War to protect our freedoms.

We were KSU (Kick Stands Up) at 12:15pm and began the process of entering Interstate 70. Approximately 100 of us lead The Wall ThatDistrict 3 Blue Springs City Councilman Grant Bowerman Heals semi truck onto the interstate. Councilman Bowerman and I were stationed only a few motorcycles ahead of the actual Wall. The remainder of the escort followed the Wall along the route. The sky was blue and the temperatures were perfect for a fall ride.

David Miller, the organizer for the Patriot Guard, emphasized to us that safety was of the utmost importance. The formation was staggered with 2 seconds between each motorcycle in line with each other and one second between motorcycles across from each other. No side by side riding.

As we departed from Concordia we began to encounter people alongside the highway waving, saluting, and displaying the American Flag. Almost every overpass had people on it, waving and showing their support. As we came over the hill approaching the Grain Valley exit we could see emergency lights on the overpass. Area Firefighters and Emergency Medical Personnel had set up on the overpass and were there to greet us.

Patriot Guard Staging AreaThe closer we got to Blue Springs, more and more people lined the road and overpasses to cheer on the procession. At Adams Dairy Parkway we turned south to 40 Highway and then west to Highway 7, where we were greeted by flag waving citizens of our community all the rest of the way to Pink Hill Park.

These gatherings of the people are an integral part of American life. There is no experience like receiving the support of your fellow citizens and honoring the traditions that make our country great.

Come join us in honoring the Veterans of the Vietnam War by visiting Pink Hill Park over the next few days. The Wall and its accompanying museum will be in Pink Hill Park from 6:55am Thursday September 30 through 6pm Sunday October 3rd. More information can be found at

CodeRED Emergency Notification & Weather Warning System Coming To Blue Springs

clock June 23, 2010 12:46 by author Jeff Quibell

photos of peopleCode RED® logoThe City of Blue Springs, Missouri and the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District (CJCFPD) have contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire covered region. This service is available to all Blue Springs residents and those covered in the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District.

Blue Springs Police Chief Wayne McCoy, cautioned that such systems are only as good as the telephone number database supporting them. "If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called." One of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected is it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system's database, this is an extremely important feature.

“No one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included,” McCoy said urging all residents and businesses to visit either the City of Blue Springs Website, or the CJCFPD Website,, and follow the instructions on the site. Those without Internet access may call the CodeRED hotline at (816) 220-CODE (2633) to supply their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number, additional phone numbers can be entered as well.

All businesses are encouraged to register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number.

Central Jackson County Fire Protection District Fire Chief Steven P. Westermann explained, "CodeRED allows geographically based delivery, which means street addresses are required to ensure emergency notification calls are received by the proper individuals in a given situation. The system works for cell phones too, but we need to have an associated street address to provide relevant messages."

Westermann stated, "CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information. The data collected will only be used for emergency notification purposes."

For more information about the CodeRED system, please contact Kim Nakahodo, Communications Manager at (816) 655-0497.
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