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Moreland School Road Extension from 19th Street to Liggett Road Ribbon Cutting
Minor Home Repair Program
27th Annual Barbeque Blaze-Off
Vote in the Khol's School contest!
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Constitution Week
It was my honor to proclaim September 17-23, 2010 as the 232nd anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States
of America. This proclamation was presented to the Blue Springs Chapter Daughters of the American
Patriotism, education and historic preservation are objectives of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. I appreciated Paula Clyma and Judy Bruder for their work on promoting these values in Blue Springs.
Music in the Park Doubleheader!
Join us as we celebrate the last Music in the Park Concert Series with a double header this Sunday night in Rotary Park at Railroad Lake.

September 5, 4:30 p.m.
Doghouse Daddies
presented by Good Year Blue Springs

September 5, 7 p.m.
Cold Blue Band
presented by Dales Automotive Collision Repair Center

These events are free to the public and co-sponsored by Heartland Financial Group and The Examiner Newspaper.

Sculpture Garden Groundbreaking
The James Walker Elementary School will be hosting a groundbreaking for their new Above Beyond Sculpture Garden Project on September 9 at 5:30 p.m.

James Elementary School is located 201 NE Sunnyside School Road, Blue Springs, Mo.
For more information, click here.
Wing Stop Ribbon Cutting
On Monday, August 30 Blue Springs welcomed it's newest restaurant, Wing Stop with a ribbon cutting.
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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.

Labor Day Weekend is almost upon us. It's a time for us to relax, enjoy the fading warm weather and spend time with family and friends.

September will be an exciting month here in Blue Springs. We will be celebrating the completion of one of our 2008 Bond Issues, the Barbecue Blaze-Off, the Fall Fun Festival and The Wall That Heals arrival in Blue Springs.

I hope you will join us for the Car Cruise Night in Downtown Blue Springs on Saturday, Sept. 4 beginning at 5 p.m. or the Music in the Park doubleheader at Rotary Park on Sunday, Sept. 5 beginning at 4:30. Both events are free and open to the public.

I wish all of you a safe and happy Labor Day weekend and look forward to seeing you at the many events here in Blue Springs this September.

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.
Moreland School Road Extension from 19th Street to Liggett Road Ribbon Cutting

I am proud to announce the official ribbon cutting for the Moreland School Road extension from 19th Street to Liggett Road project. This project was one of the Blue Springs Bond Issues passed by residents by over 84 percent in 2008.
I hope you will join me on Friday, September 10 at 3 p.m. at the corner of SW 19th Street and Moreland School Road.

For more information click here.
Minor Home Repair Program

The Minor Home Repair Program will begin accepting applications on November 1, 2010. The City is accepting applications until Friday, January 28, 2011.
The Minor Home Repair Program was designed with the desire to offer a program to assist homeowners who do not have the financial means to respond to code violations that may exist at their single-family, residential property.
The emphasis of this program is on neighborhood conservation, and only minor exterior home repairs will be eligible. The program encourages a high level of maintenance among property owners in a neighborhood by providing a grant to help cure the most visible home defects which may adversely affect the value of the home as well as surrounding properties.
For additional information, click here.
27th Annual Barbeque Blaze-Off

This year's competition takes place September 10-11 at the Hidden Valley Park Sports Complex in Blue Springs, Missouri.
Activities are Friday from 5-11 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Buck-a-Bone" Contestant Samples are back and available on both days. Come join us as there are plenty of events and activities for spectators!
Sponsored by the Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department and Blue Springs Harley Davidson, the Blaze-Off is the third oldest contest in the four-state area of Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, behind only the American Royal and the Kansas Barbecue State Championship contests.
For more information, click here.
Vote in the Khol's School contest!

The Blue Springs School District need your help. Vote in the Kohl's contest today and help our schools win $500,000!

Here's how.....
  • Log on to your Face book account.
  • Search for Kohl's (be sure to put in the apostrophe).
  • Click on Kohl's with a Kohl's Cares logo.
  • Click on the LIKE button for Kohl's.
  • Click on VOTE NOW.
  • Click on Search Schools.
  • Type in the name of the school (Blue Springs). Select Blue Springs High from the drop down list.
  • Click on "CAST A VOTE". Vote five (5) times for Blue Springs High.
  • Repeat the search and vote five (5) times for Blue Springs South.
  • Then vote five times each for your favorite "Blue Springs Middle School and Blue Springs Elementary School.
Share this with your friends so they can vote too!

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.