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Updated Dec 16, 2014 at 12:04 AM

The Blue Springs City Council approved of rezoning the southwest corner at 8th and Main Street in downtown Blue Springs to build a new 60,000-square-foot Blue Springs Chiropractic Health Care Center.The location was rezoned to “T5,” or Urban Center, which allows mixed-use developments such as retail and office buildings, as well as row houses and apartments. Originally it was zoned as “T4,” or General Urban, which is primarily designed for mostly...

Updated Dec 16, 2014 at 12:02 AM

This will be my last column for The Examiner, since I will be retiring as Health Director for the City of Independence on Jan. 5, 2015. It has been my pleasure to serve as the Health Director and to hopefully provide those of you who read my...

Updated Dec 16, 2014 at 12:01 AM

We are programmed from an early age to be joyous during the holidays. We are bombarded by messages touting the magic of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and others as the season being "the most wonderful time of the year." Movies always end happily...

Posted Dec 13, 2014 at 6:15 AM

At Blue Springs High School, you might find some students and administrators who suddenly went bald.They also might be wearing a pin button that says, “Ask me why I’m bald.”The answer is simply for a good...

Posted Dec 12, 2014 at 1:01 AM


Updated Dec 9, 2014 at 2:35 PM

The Independence Health Department is giving free flu shots this week to kids who are on Medicaid, or are uninsured or underinsured.It's until 4 p.m. today (Tuesday) and again from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, at the Health Department at...

Posted Dec 9, 2014 at 10:38 AM

‘Tis the season to be jolly. That’s the message loud and clear as red and green have infiltrated about every space in our lives from our gasoline stations, offices, shopping centers and homes. Be jolly, we are commanded. For the...

Posted Dec 9, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Nothing says the Christmas season more than giving. According to an article posted by Berkeley College, giving can help increase the strength of your community. This research points out that it increases health in people who are ill and elderly.

Posted Dec 9, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Let's face it. Just about everything is more difficult in the cold, and this winter season seems to be here well ahead of schedule. It's particularly hard on your skin and the healing of cuts and abrasions that occur this time of year.Your...

Updated Dec 8, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Oh, the sounds of Christmas! Jingle bells, carolers, the laughter of friends of family, all are sounds that remind us it’s Christmas. Of course on Christmas morning, there are the dolls that talk, fire engines with working sirens, toys...

Posted Dec 4, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Some parents have difficulty expressing their emotions, specifically, telling their children that they love them. Although children need to be aware that Mom or Dad love them, do they continually need to be told? Many factors are involved in the...

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