Sunday, July 31, 2016

A New Purchase


Clubb Properties and Hartland Clubb have purchased the Montrose FFA project at the Montrose  County 2016 Fair.  This little Allis Chalmers ‘B’ began service in 1948 (by the serial number)and was found itself at a farm on High Mesa, Olathe.  Jerry Hubbard procured it with another tractor purchase and donated it to the FFA for their project.  Carter Smith, Nathan Cochran, and Kooper Davis took on the project and are now entered in a national competition.  The money from the winning bid, $5800, will be used by the Montrose Future Farmers of America to start another project.  Congratulations to the boys and best wishes for your next competition.

Hartland’s father, Gus Clubb, operated a Chevrolet dealership, Allis Chalmers equipment dealership, garage, and Shamrock gas distribution business between 1933 and 1943 in Olathe.  Allis Chalmers offered the ‘B’, ‘C’, and ‘WC’ models for the modern farmer.  A ‘B’ could have purchased with 3 basic implements for less than $800.  Twelve tractors could be shipped on one flat bed car pulled by Rio Grande to the Olathe rail depot and subsequently delivered to eager farmers in the area.  If the rail company could not deliver to Olathe, the rail car would be sided in Grand Junction.  Hartland and eleven buddies would be driven by car to the GJ depot.  Starting early in the morning, they would drive the tractors back on the highway to Olathe at 8 mph.  Typically after the purchase, Hartland would trailer a new tractor to the purchaser’s farm along with the necessary implements.  After staying to give a demonstration and make sure everything was satisfactory, Hartland was treated to a tasty lunch.

The ‘B’ was made by the Allis Chalmers company and sold between 1938 and 1957.  Henry Merritt, general manager for the company, created the B to sell to the farmer with small acreages that had not previously mechanized.  Since the farms in the area were so productive,  100 acres could be very profitable and therefore fit the market of a smaller tractor.  The ‘B’ was offered as an inexpensive, durable, and versatile solution that was easier to maintain than horses.


Sunday, July 24, 2016

New Yarn from Coats & Clark

New colors and a new size in the Coats and Clark Super Saver and now, Jumbo.  13 new colors are now in stock to add to our already huge selection of Super Saver.  All at the low everyday price of $2.99 per skein.

New this year is Jumbo, and we are adding 10 colors to 'gauge' demand.  With all these qualities, and our low $7.99 per skein price, it is sure to be a winner.

  • Weight category: 4.

  • Content: 100% acrylic

  • Solids: 744 yd (681 m) per 14 oz (396g)

  • Multis: 482 yd (440 m) per 10 oz (283g)

  • Gauge: knit: 17st x 23r = 4in/10cm on size US8/5mm needles; crochet: 12sc x 15r = 4in/10cm on size I-9/5.5mm hook.

  • Care: machine wash (max.temp. 104F/40C); tumble dry; do not iron.

  • Made in USA.2016newE300

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

National Coloring Book Day

coloringbookday-adultcoloringCelebrate August 2nd as National Coloring Book Day.  See details by clicking on the image above or HERE

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Time for an Update


The signs at Clubb's, 502 Main Street, are getting an update.  LED lighting is being retrofitted and placement will be changed.  The large Clubb's sign that was placed on the corner to be sure it was visible from the former 'Gibson's' parking lot in 1982 is being moved to the front of the building.  A smaller Clubb's sign will replace it.  The 'Ben Franklin' sign will be removed from the front as it's 51 years of service has made the acrylic panels first installed at 425 Main too fragile to repair.  LED lighting will be installed into the remaining signs and reinstalled in a few days.

An even better store inside including more improvements as we continue to serve you!

Thanks to Ryan at Blackwelder Signs  and Zach Rangel of Colorado Wash Services (cleaning of awnings) for their great work.  A belated thanks to the tree trimming by Rescue Tree Service for  making our 8 trees healthier, more attractive, and safe.

Sunflower In My Heart Collection by Kate Spain

 This collection has arrived and we have patterns and fat quarter bundles available now.  The patterns are pictured below.  Stop by and see ...