SCoC receives $7500 from the Western Kansas Community Foundation 



Ribbon Cutting at S & S Rock Crushing Inc.

The Sublette Chamber of Commerce celebrated with the new owners of S & S Rock Crushing Inc. on Friday, March 20, 2015.  The Penas, Cesar and Sonya and their son Christian, have recently purchased the business from Gerald and Susan Stoppel.  The grand opening event included an official ribbon cutting followed by a BBQ lunch for customers.  S & S Rock Crushing recycles concrete and asphalt and is located at 1255 Road 180, just west of Sublette.  For more details check out their website at or contact Cesar directly at 620-629-7542 or


Sublette Chamber Announces New Executive Committee

Nominations for the executive committee were made at the Sublette Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on Monday, January 28, 2015.  Officers were then elected at the first meeting of the new year on February 16th.  Officers are as follows:  

President - Jarrod Weeks
Vice President - Codi Mason
Secretary - Suzan Kimball
Treasurer - Jay Meyer
Marketing - Janie Welsh
Beautification - Debra Hessman
Membership - Jane Bailey
Media - Bobby Cunningham
Business Dev.  - Eric Deppershcmidt


Ribbon Cutting at RL Smitherman / Kathy's Kreations

The Sublette Chamber of Commerce welcomed RL Smitherman Nature Gallery and Kathy's Kreations to downtown with a ribbon cutting on February 6, 2015.  Owners, Bob and Kathy Smitherman have been building a fan base while featuring their creative work around the area at trade shows.  They are excited about having a permanent gallery right here in downtown Sublette at 102 S. Inman.  Stop in for an uplifting experience on Thursday/Friday from 1- 6pm, or Saturday 11am - 5pm.  You can also find them on facebook or

RL Smitherman Nature Gallery features the original wildlife and landscape photography of Robert Smitherman. Framed and sleeved prints are available to purchase in many sizes and formats. Kathy's Kreations has all types of wooden furniture available. Kathy paints, stains, refurbishes, and restores high quality wooden furnishings. She contract refinishes and restores items for individuals also. Other artists selling at the gallery are: Heartstrings Creations, J.Shelton's Creations, and Handmade Scarves by Mary. Other small gift items are on hand to purchase as well.



SCoC Annual Banquet 2015  "Celebrate Sublette - Past, Present, Future"



Southern Pioneer Electric Co. awards energy credits to winners of the SCoC Christmas Lighting Contest!

Elyse Molstad, Energy Services Coordinator for Southern Pioneer Electric Co. was in Sublette on Tuesday, January 6th to present energy credits to the winners of the Sublette Chamber of Commerce lighting contest.  Members of the community were also present to congratulate all of the winners.  The first place winners were Mick and Shelly Meairs and family; second place went to Larry Diehl and family; and the third place winners were Brock and Stephanie Stapleton and family.  The Sublette Chamber would like to thank everyone who participated in the contest, as well as all those who helped to beautify the community throughout the Christmas season.  There were many beautiful displays from which to choose!


The Sublette Chamber of Commerce 2014 Christmas Lighting Contest


Prizes were awarded to the first, second, and third place winners, who will receive $100/$75/$50 energy credits for Southern Pioneer Electric Co. as well as cash prizes of $100/$75/$50 from the Sublette Chamber of Commerce.

A special thank you to everyone who took time to decorate their home this Christmas season.  And a very special thank you to the Pride of Life for judging this contest.  Also, a BIG thank you to Southern Pioneer Electric Co. for co-sponsoring this event.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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1st Place Winner  - Candy Lane Christmas

Mickey & Shelly Meairs
207 W. Carson Street

2nd Place Winner  - A Musical Christmas

Larry Diehl Family
305 Courthouse Avenue

3rd Place Winner!   - A Wildcat Christmas

Brock & Stephanie Stapleton Family
500 S. Pike Street


SCoC Fall Festival Scrapbook

A recap of a wonderful evening!

On Friday, November 14th, the Sublette Elementary School students had the pleasure of inviting “surprise readers” in to their classrooms. Parents and members of the Sublette Chamber of Commerce, as well 8th grade students, visited the elementary school to read-aloud to the students. 

Many readers brought in their favorite books from when they were a child to share. Students also had the opportunity to wear their pajamas and read throughout the day in their classrooms. This day marks the end of National Young Readers Week for 2014.


Ribbon Cutting at Voth Carpentry



Ribbon Cutting at JRJ Agri

Syngenta proudly announces that it is partnering with John & Rhonda Jury in Sublette, KS to deliver seed solutions to growers that include high-yielding Golden Harvest® brand corn, Enogen Corn, and NK® brand soybeans, as well as innovative trait technologies like the Agrisure® family of traits and proprietary seed treatments. 

“In order to provide growers with the strong hybrid and variety seed products they need to deliver top yields, we work closely with our Syngenta Seed Advisors to ensure they have the necessary resources,” Darin Sothers, Syngenta Account Development Representative, said. “It really comes down to the combination of John and Rhonda’s strong commitment to their customers, agronomic background and our ability to provide growers access to high-performing genetics and leading trait technologies.” 

“John was heavily recruited for his second-to-none customer service and willingness to go the extra mile for each and every customer regardless of their order size,” Sothers said. “Selling Ag Insurance solutions currently, John and Rhonda chose to become a Syngenta Seed Advisor not only to grow their business but to help his customers GROW MORE CORN and soybeans.” 

JRJ Agri will offer Golden Harvest corn hybrid, ENOGEN corn hybrids, and NK soybean varieties that deliver proven performance to meet the needs of growers and the changing ways they produce crops. As a Syngenta Seed Advisor, JRJ Agri is committed to helping farmers grow more corn and soybeans.

On Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 the Sublette Chamber of Commerce had a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for JRJ Agri.  This Grand Opening event was held at their new warehouse facility at 800 West Lalande Ave. in Sublette.  John and Rhonda Jury can be reached at their offices at 109 S. Inman or by calling 620-271-4483.


Ribbon Cutting at The Blossom Boutique

A SCoC Ribbon Cutting took place on September 25, 2014 for the newly purchased Blossom Boutique.  Hometown girl Steffanie McAllister is the new owner and creator-in-chief of the flower shop.  This business of 40-plus years has been owned by many creative hands and has been a vital part of the Sublette community.  Steffanie will provide beautiful floral arrangements, and will also focus on seasonal decorations, tuxedos, and many items full of school spirit.  The Blossom Boutique is located at 105 S. Inman Street next to Venture Foods and can be reached at 620-675-8236.  They are open Monday through Friday 9:00 -5:30pm. 


Ribbon Cutting at K & K Water Wells, LLC

The Sublette Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of K & K Water Wells, LLC with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.  K & K Water Well, LLC is a full service water well company specializing in test hole drilling and pump maintenance.  Roger Kelman and Mike Knehans are Co-Owners with Mike as the General Manager and Chris Marshall as the Office Manager.

K & K Water Wells, LLC is located at 710 W. Lalande Ave. in Sublette Kansas.  They can be reached at 620-675-2222.


A "Meet and Greet" at Haskell County Animal Hospital

Haskell County Animal Hospital in conjunction with the Sublette Chamber of Commerce hosted a "Meet and Greet" for Dr. Becky Leggett, a new Veterinarian at HCAH.  Dr. Becky started working at the Haskell County Animal Hospital when she was 15, working after school, during break, and during the summer.  Dr. Becky was raised in Satanta and attended the University of Missouri’s school of veterinary medicine.

The Haskell County Animal Hospital’s hours of operation are 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00 Monday through Friday and is located 1.5 miles east of Sublette on Highway 56. We are a full service veterinary hospital for all animals, plus boarding for cats and dogs, Science Diet pet food and emergency services.

Haskell County Animal Hospital is owned by Dr. Bill and Debra Hessman.


Ribbon Cutting at Main Street Salon

On Wednesday, August 13, the Sublette Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Main Street Salon.  Jim Lozar and Jana Benton of Satanta, Ks recently purchased this business from Nicole Fanning.  Jana is a licensed cosmetologist specializing in hair and nails.  Also on staff, Sumr Stokes, a licensed cosmetologist and Regan Lowery a licensed nail tech.  Main Street Salon provides services in hair design, waxing, nails, and tanning, plus they carry a full line of beauty supplies.  They are excited to bring some changes to the business and look forward to meeting people in the community.  Drop in sometime and welcome them to Sublette!  They can be reached at 620-675-8002.  


Ribbon Cutting at Subway

The Sublette Chamber of Commerce is excited to celebrate this new business in our community.
Subway is located at 1887 Hwy 83, Sublette, KS.


Grand Breaking at the Southwest Plains Regional Service Center

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.


Ribbon Cutting at Doggone Beautiful


Doggone Beautiful
"Where tails are wagging and pets are bragging!"
400 North Inman, Sublette

"LIKE" her on

Ribbon Cutting at the Seeds of Hope Church

The Sublette Chamber of Commerce sponsored the ribbon cutting of Seeds of Hope Church, on the corner of Carson and Inman in Sublette. Pastor Bobby Cunningham cut the ribbon as Chamber members, Seeds of Hope Church members and visitors enjoyed games, popcorn, snowcones and fellowship at the Open House held on April 19, 2014.


City-Wide Clean Up  Day a Huge Success!

This past Saturday, April 26, the Sublette Chamber Beautification Committee sponsored the second annual Sublette Cleanup Day.  Approximately thirty people met at the Court House at 9:00 am and worked until 11:30 when they met up again at the Court House for a hotdog and home-made ice cream lunch. 

The group split between five designated areas around Sublette and headed out with trash bags in hand to pick up trash along the ditches and in fences around Sublette.  Due to the great turn out and good weather the volunteers were able accomplish the clean-up in only two and half hours.

The people who volunteered represented several business, groups and individuals.  The Chamber would like to thank Mayor Jerry Bailey and his wife Jane, the City of Sublette Clerks office, Royce Williams from city maintenance, Centera Bank, Seeds of Life Church, Steve Weidner of Pumpkin Paradise, Sublette KAY’s, 4-H, The Darby Watson family and Chamber Beautification Committee.  A special thanks goes to Jerry Miller who provided the hotdog lunch and to Cheri Miller and Jarrod Weeks who worked hard to organize and publicize the event.

So, as you drive along highway 56 and on the road on the south side of Sublette, take a moment to notice how nice our ditches look without trash in them.  Also, as we go about our daily lives the Beautification Committee would like to encourage everyone to reuse, repurpose and recycle to reduce the impact trash has on our lives.


A FAN-tastic Event by the Sublette Chamber of Commerce

With over 100 Chamber fans in attendance at its 1st annual banquet, the Sublette Chamber of Commerce ended its year with a BIG WIN!  They scored by having a great meal; BBQ by Jerry Miller, side dishes by AFS, and gourmet cupcakes by Marla Webb.  During dinner, excitement was building with an intense silent auction.  In the last quarter of the evening our auctioneer, Terry Presley, brought the crowd to its feet with a live auction.  After the numbers were tallied, many prizes were won and a great time was had by all!


Ribbon Cutting at U Pump It!


Sublette Napa Parts Store Ribbon Cutting


Ribbon Cutting at Swaim Funeral Chapel of Sublette