Local dignitaries and representatives gathered in Sublette on Friday afternoon to break ground on the new SWPRSC Conference Center building located at 808 Lark Avenue. The 8,200 sq. ft. building will provide much needed meeting rooms and facilities for educators, presenters and staff. The center will include multiple meeting/conference areas which may be combined with the removal of an expandable wall. The facility will offer an educationally friendly environment with the latest technology. SWPRSC Director Dr. Kelly Gillespie commented “Professional Learning...Innovative Solutions is the mission that drives the work at Southwest Plains Regional Service Center. SWPRSC is dedicated to improving Pre K-16 education and the lives of students by providing quality professional learning to administrators, educators and students. The SWPRSC Conference Center has been a dream for a number of years and with its launch, SWPRSC will be ready to expand our mission and continue to our commitment to improving education”. The building was designed by Blaine Davis of Architecture Plus of Garden City. Lee Construction, Inc. of Garden City will be the General Contractor. The building is set to be completed by mid-December, 2014.