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Community Prayer Breakfast
2013 Eastern Jackson County Municipal Challenge
Snow Plow Training
America's Community Bank Building Restoration
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DEA Drug Take Back Event a huge success!

On Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Blue Springs Police Department partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and both Consentino's Price Chopper locations to give residents an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs, needles or other sharps.


This event was well attended and over 260 pounds of drugs were collected between the three locations! 

Missouri Water Environment

Association Tour

James Walker Elementary School Visit

 Piccadilly Gala Ticket Sales Kickoff


Piccadilly Gala

Ticket Sales Kickoff Event

December 12, 5:30-7 p.m.

Brownfield House

105 SW 15th Street

Tickets are $45 at the event; $50 after the event 



Join Downtown Alive! as they host a special Piccadilly Gala Ticket Sales Kickoff Event at the Historic Brownfield House on December 12 from 5:30-7 p.m.


This will be an opportunity for you to be the first to get your tickets and plan your seating arrangement! Tickets are specially priced at $45 each for this one night only and will be $50 each after December 12.


A Hollywood Affair

The Piccadilly Gala is a Ladies Night Out and auction benefit for Downtown Alive!, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of Downtown Blue Springs.


Piccadilly Quarter Auction

Piccadilly is a high-energy auction where you could win hundreds of dollars of gifts for only a few quarters! Each guest will have a paddle number assigned to them to bid on items. Items will be presented for a bid, along with the designated bid amount ($0.25 to $3 per bid). If you wish to bid, drop the designated amount in the bucket on your table and hold up your paddle number. A number will be drawn (bingo style) and announced; if the person with that paddle number bid on the item, she is the winner!


For ticket information, contact Cindy Miller at (816) 228-2300.

Upcoming Holiday Events

Strand Light Recycling Program

November 17, 2013 through January 26, 2014

Pink Hill Park Recycling Center 2725 NW Park Road

 Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Do you have a pile of broken or unwanted strand lights?  Are you upgrading your traditional strand lights with energy-efficient LED lights?  This holiday season, don't throw out your old strand lights - recycle them!


We are teaming up with Southeast Enterprises to offer residents the opportunity to recycle their broke or unwanted strand lights at no cost.


For more information about this program, click here.


Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting

 Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 5:30-7 p.m.

 City Hall, 903 W Main Street


 Join me as I throw the switch that lights this very special Christmas Tree just outside City Hall.


Entertainment by local schools and 

community groups. Santa and other special guests join the festivities. Craft projects for the kids and free refreshments for everyone!




Holiday Classic Music

BSSD Radio

Now until January 1


 Are you craving the sounds of classic holiday music - commercial FREE?  Our friends at BSSD Radio will be playing "The Classic Sounds of Christmas" non-sop through January 1st.


Click here to learn more!

 Upcoming Events

 Eastern Jackson County 
Retail PitchOn 
Tuesday, November 19, 6-8 p.m. 
Hilton Garden Inn
19677 East Jackson Drive

Twenty start-up retail businesses across Eastern Jackson County will showcase their business to a diverse audience including mentors, investors, and members of the general public. Entrepreneurs will 'PitchOn' their business to event judges for the chance to present at the grand finale. 
This event is open to the public and retailers will provide discounts, samples, and/or door prizes.
Blue Springs Has Talent 
Blue Springs Historical Society's Annual Membership Meeting
Tuesday, November 19, 6 p.m. 
Blue Springs High School
2000 NW Ashton Road

Join the Blue Springs Historical Society for their 5th Annual Blue Springs Has Talent Dinner.  This event features dinner, local entertainment and auctions that benefit Blue Springs Historical Society buildings.
 For ticket or more information, click here.
 Buy Blue Springs 
Winter Wow Contest
It is always tempting to shop outside of Blue Springs.  The Buy Blue Springs program encourages to think about where your purchases are made and make a conscious decision to invest in your community.  
Buy Blue Springs is currently running a Winter Wow Contest with over $250 in giftcards and prizes!  

Entering is easy, just click here and enter your email address to win!

 Let's Move! Saturdays!

Title Boxing
 1821 S Highway 7
November 9, 10-11 a.m.
Join us for a boxing session for kids 8 years and up - signed waiver required.

Gage Center
1101 NW Jefferson
November 23, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Join us for a morning at Bump City.
Club 7 Fitness
1241 SW Highway 7
November 30, 9-11 a.m.
Join us for Kids Fit Boot Camp, fitness activities and open gym for adults.
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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.

It's hard to believe that we are already in November and that in just a few weeks, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving with friends and family. 


November 11 was Veterans Day and I would like to thank the veterans in our community for their service to our country.  The Wounded Warrior High Five Tour 2013 stopped at Blue Springs Ford on Nov. 9. The Mustang Club of Greater Kansas City invited the Blue Springs Police Department's DARE Mustang to be part of the celebration. Special thanks to the Blue Springs VIPS for their help with this event!  To see a few photos from this event, click here. 


I would like to say a special "Thank You" to Rancho Grande for catering the Shop with a Blue Springs Cop fundraiser dinner last weekend.  Proceeds from that event will help sponsor the 30 Blue Springs School District students participating in the Shop with a Blue Springs Cop event this December.  If you would like to get involved in this event, contact Officer Brotherton at (816) 935-6770.


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.

Community Prayer Breakfast
Top:  Cambiata Choir, Blue Springs Freshman Center, Directed by Danaya Roller; Second Row Left:  Event Emcee Dale Walkup; Second Row Right: Mayor Carson Ross; Third Row: Keynote Speaker Dr. C.J. Huff, Superintendent of Joplin Mo. Schools; Third Row Right: Fourth Row Photo:  An aerial of storm damage over Joplin, Mo.  The red circles represent damaged schools;  Fifth Row Photo: Joplin Schools Damage Assessment; Sixth Row Photo Left: Special Speaker Ashley Leiker, William Bryant 2nd grade elementary teacher; Sixth Row Photo Right: A photo of Leiker showing the audience where she rode out the storm; Bottom: Pleasant Valley Mayor David Slater, Raytown Mayor David Bower, Missouri State Representative Sheila Solon, Blue Springs Mayor Carson Ross, Lee's Summit Mayor Randy Rhodes, Independence Mayor Don Reimal, Missouri State Representative Donna Pfautsch.
This year's Community Prayer Breakfast was on October 31 at the Adam's Pointe Conference Center.  Our keynote speaker was Joplin Missouri's Superintendent of Schools Dr. C.J. Huff who led his community in an amazing effort to rebuild.  The Joplin community is currently transforming their disastrous tragedy into their finest hour.
The special guest Ashley Leiker also shared her incredible story of survival during the devastating Joplin tornado.  Ashley teaches at William Bryant Elementary School and we were fortunate to hear her inspiring story.

I want to thank the Community Prayer Breakfast Committee consisting of Donna Best, Dale Falck, Jim Finley, Brandon Jackley, Judy Qualkinbush, Kathy Richardson, Eddie Saffell, Steve Steiner, Justin Stewart, Dale Walkup and Debbie Williams for coordinating this dynamic breakfast and I look forward to next year's event!

Congratulations to Team Blue Springs who battled hard in the 2013 Eastern Jackson County Municipal Challenge and came in 4th place. Independence came in 1st, Grain Valley/Oak Grove took 2nd place, Raytown took 3rd; Grandview and Sugar Creek took 5th and 6th place, respectively.


The Blue Springs Team had representation from nearly every department in the City, with over 30 employees participating in 15 events over the two-week contest! 


Gold Medals:

Ben McCabe - Men's Hotshot Basketball

Jeff Mock - Men's Horseshoes

Rebecca Smith - 5k


Silver Medals:

Dodgeball Team - Adi Hey, Dylan Bindi, and Jeff Mock, Janis Poort, Ben McCabe, Michael Peterman

Lindsey Winfrey - Women's Table Tennis and 5k

Sheryl Morgan - Women's Football Toss


Bronze Medals:

Lindsey Winfrey - Women's Hotshot Basketball

Tish Bennett - Women's Horseshoes and 5k

Sheryl Morgan - Women's Disc Golf

Sand Volleyball Team - Aliyah Mihalko and Glory Mead, Sara Wilbur, Kelli Seitz, Jeff Mock, Chris Stowell, Mark Anderson, and Ben McCabe

Crystal Silkwood - 5k


The Municipal Challenge grew out of a desire for Eastern Jackson County municipalities to create an event that would promote health, wellness and camaraderie along with a little competition though Olympic-style games.

Snow Plow Training


Colder weather is headed our way! You may have seen the Blue Springs Snow Team practicing their routes last week in advance of winter weather.

Click here to view the City's snow removal route maps and click here learn how streets are prioritized and cleared during our snow removal process.


Check out our Facebook page for more photos by clicking here!

America's Community Bank Building Restoration
Have you seen the America's Community Bank Building Restoration Project lately?   This project is really is really coming along and I invite you to check out our Facebook page for more photos by clicking 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.