Basketball excitement rings loud from gymnasium floor

Lots of interesting things going on for the folks in Lone Butte

Horse Lake Elementary School's Grade 6 basketball team finished third in the female division of the Bigger Schools Basketball tourney it hosted on April 10.

Horse Lake Elementary School's Grade 6 basketball team finished third in the female division of the Bigger Schools Basketball tourney it hosted on April 10.

Horse Lake Elementary School hosted the Bigger Schools Girls Tournament for the south end schools April 10-11. Grade 6 and 7 girls came from 100 Mile and Mile 108 elementary schools to compete and had a great time.

Both the local Grade 6 and 7 teams finished third, but played well and showed a lot of heart and spirit.

Special thanks goes out to coach Kyra Hopson, principal Marty McClusky and all the parents and PAC members who made the tournament possible.

 

Special sewing class

Ladies from the Other Unusual Talents (O.U.T.) group enjoyed a special sewing class April 3, where they learned how to make a pincushion chicken using the log cabin quilt pattern.

There were many colourful creations by the morning’s end and a lot of laughter was enjoyed. Because the fun never ends, they have decided to keep the group running right through the summer this year.

They meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Call Pat McKay for more information at 250-395-2114.

 

Crafty fleas

Don’t miss the Lone Butte craft market on April 21.

There will be a lot of goodies to be had and deals to be found between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the community hall.

Fresh baking, a concession, crafts and more will be available.

 

Drive for community

Ford Motor Company of Canada and Sunrise Ford of 100 Mile House are offering a unique fundraising opportunity for the Lone Butte Practical Shooters with an innovative test-drive event.

Proceeds raised will go toward hosting a provincial shoot event and much-needed range improvements.

Community members will have the opportunity to participate by calling Brian Williams at 250-395-8811 to set up a time for their test drives, which will start from the Save-On-Foods parking lot on May 5.

 

Lone Butte Rocks

Plans are getting finalized for June’s community celebration.

If you would like to book a craft table for this great event, call Pat McKay at 250-395-2114. If you would like to participate in any other capacity or would like your organization to be involved, give the writer or Heather Nelson a call at 250-395-3588.

 

Gardening days

If you weren’t sure if Lone Butte Gardens was back in business, your eyes haven’t deceived you and they are open for the season.

Watch for classes that will be happening, and keep the faith that planting season is indeed on its way.

 

Community potluck

The next yummy potluck supper will be held on April 29 at the community hall.

Grab your neighbours and come on down with a dish of food to share and meet some new friends. It always provides a good time, good food, and a good way to connect with new people in a “small town” atmosphere. Give me a call if you would like to know more.

 

Celebrations

Birthday wishes go out to Chris Zonruiter on April 23, and Dirk Schuurman on May 1.

 

Calendar

• April 29 – There will be a featured local artist at the Iron Horse Pub, and a wine-and-cheese tasting evening.

• May 8 – The next community association meeting will be held at the hall starting at 7 p.m.