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It was my honor to
accept a $15,000 check from the Hy-Vee on
Tuesday, September 7 for The Wall That Heals - Blue Springs. This check was presented by Steve Molosak, Blue Springs Hy-Vee store director on behalf of the entire Kansas City area Hy-Vee store groups.
I will be accepting another sponsorship check on Thursday, September 16 from KFKF-FM 94.1. I hope you can join me at 3 p.m. at City Hall to thank KFKF-FM for their support of The Wall That Heals.
Recycling Center will be closed Oct. 2-3
The Recycling Center at Pink Hill Park will be closed to the public October 2-3 due to The Wall That Heals event in Pink Hill Park.
The recycling center is located in Pink Hill Park at 1201 NW Park Rd, Blue Springs, Mo.

The recycling center will be open Wednesday, September 29 prior to The Wall That Heals event and re-open after the event on Wednesday, October 6.
The Recycling Center at Pink Hill Park is open to the public Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information about recycling in Blue Springs, click here.
Pooches in the Pool
Centennial Pool-Plex is going to the dogs!
Saturday, Sept.18, from noon to 3 p.m. we are accepting the first 100 four legged swimmers at the Centennial Pool-Plex located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive.
Pooches will be able swim freely in the fenced outdoor pool prior to draining the pool for the season.
The $6 per dog fee benefits the Blue Springs Off-leash dog park. All dogs must be current on vaccinations and wear a collar.
To register in advance or for more information, call (816) 228-0137.
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Around Town

A bi-weekly message from your Blue Springs Mayor and City Council
Mayor Carson Ross
Hello and welcome to News Happenings Around Town, your one-stop source for City information and news updates, including those items most important to you.

Fall is full of great events here in Blue Springs. This weekend, The Fall Fun Festival will be in downtown Blue Springs and on September 25, Old Mill Park Skatepark will host a skateboard competition. For more information about the competition, click here.
We have officially begun our The Wall That Heals countdown! The Wall will arrive at Pink Hill Park on Tuesday, September 28. I hope that you will join us in celebrating The Wall's arrival by flying a flag or joining us along the parade route.
It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing the retirement of Detective Troy Pharr from the Blue Springs Police Department on September 17. Pharr has been with Blue Springs for over 31 years and currently serves as the department's Public Information Officer.
I thank Troy for his years of outstanding service to this community and wish him well in his retirement. Good luck Troy!

As always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about what's good and going on in the City of Blue Springs.
The Wall That Heals Parade
The Wall That Heals will be arriving in Blue Springs on Tuesday, September 28. To welcome The Wall into Blue Springs, the Patriot Guard Riders will escorting The Wall from Concordia, Mo. to Pink Hill Park.
This parade will reach Adams Dairy Parkway at approximately 1:15 p.m. The escort will then heading south on Adams Dairy Parkway to 40 HWY, traveling west on 40 HWY to 7 HWY (approximately 1:30 p.m.), heading north on 7 HWY to Pink Hill Park.
We hope that businesses along the parade route will encourage their employees to come out and wave American flags as The Wall travels by. Traffic along the parade route will be impacted between 1:15-45 p.m., we apologize for any inconvenience.
On Wednesday, September 8, we passed a proclamation to declare September 26 - October 3 "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans, Welcome Home" Flag Week. This proclamation urges all Blue Springs residents and businesses to honor The Wall That Heals, Veterans and to "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans, Welcome Home."
I hope to see you at the many The Wall That Heals events we have scheduled during The Wall's stay here in Blue Springs. The Wall That Heals will be open to the public from September 30 - October 3.

For more information click here.
Moreland School Road to Liggett Road Extension Ribbon Cutting

On Friday, September 10 we celebrated the completion of Moreland School Road to Liggett Road Extension Bond project with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
In the picture above from left to right: Jeff Sell, Brien Starner, Ann Judd, Oliver DeGrate III, Councilman Dale Carter, City Administrator Eric Johnson, Eloise Ross, Mayor Carson Ross, Councilman Grant Bowerman, Chief Wayne McCoy, Hal Hanrahan, Assistant City Administrator Todd Pelham (foreground).
The extension of Moreland School Road to Liggett Road is the first project completed in a series of 2008 voter-approved bond issues. We are proud to deliver on our promise to the Blue Springs voters.
For additional information on the 2008 Bond issues, click here.
2010 Fall Fun Festival

Fall Fun Festival

This year Blue Springs will be celebrating its 41st Annual Fall Fun Festival on September 17,18 & 19, 2010 in Downtown Blue Springs. This event is sponsored by the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce.
I hope you will join me on Saturday, September 18 for the parade beginning at 10 a.m. The parade theme this year is "American Heroes." I look forward to seeing you then!
For more information, click here.
I hope you have found this issue of News Happenings Around Town to be both informative and timely for your City information needs. Is there anything we missed? Do you have questions about any of the articles from this issue? Share your thoughts with me and the City Council by calling City Hall at (816) 228-0110. Know that we truly value your time and support for our City and hope you join us for the next issue of News Happenings.
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Carson Ross, Mayor
City of Blue Springs
The City of Blue Springs is a unique community where families, visitors and businesses share a special quality of life and an abundant spirit of community closeness and cooperation.
Our number one goal is to ensure that our residents, visitors and patrons receive quality customer service and attention with every program and service the City provides. Just as you stand by a community that strives to meet your family's needs, we promise to do our best to meet these needs and anticipate what's best for you and our community, to the best of our ability.