Beautiful weather enjoyed by all in South Cariboo

Community news happening around Lone Butte and Horse Lake

It was a huge surprise for Grade 2 student Emily Tinney when assistant chief Chris Zonruiter

It was a huge surprise for Grade 2 student Emily Tinney when assistant chief Chris Zonruiter

Well, we certainly can’t complain about the amazing weather we have been having.

The sun has been shining and the leaves have started to descend, colouring the landscape with vibrant yellows and reds in true fall fashion. If you have never hiked up the butte at this time of year, I would encourage you to take in the amazing scenic view.

Many thanks

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, the community would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all of the members of the Lone Butte Volunteer Fire Department.

You are a most valuable resource in our community and we would not feel safe without you.

Thank you to all of our volunteers who regularly give of their time: fire chief Jaret Scott, deputy chief David Fletcher, assistant chief Chris Zonruiter, captain Jon Grieve, lieutenant Kevin Kurath; firefighters Randy Bell, Keith Fleing, Darrick Fletcher, Alton Krantz, Gary Kremsner, Sandy MacNeil, Gerry McNally, Gary Prime, Tiziano Vercelli, John Warman, Harold Zonruiter; and junior firefighters Devin Dunkel, Isabell Pavlik and David Reichelt.

Important meeting

The Cariboo Regional District is holding a public information meeting to discuss the future of the local volunteer fire department at Lone Butte Community Hall on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.

There has been quite a buzz in the community on what it means to local residents. If you are interested in learning more, plan to attend this important meeting.

AGM scheduled

Everyone is invited to attend the Lone Butte – Horse Lake Community Association’s annual general meeting to be held at the community hall on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.

New members are always welcome, and if you are interested in helping out in a small or big way, there is always a place for you.

Even if you have no extra time to give toward events, for $5, you can sign up as a silent or non-active member, which is still a huge help to show the powers-that-be we have interest from local residents and our activities.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting – the community efforts of our small town cannot be done without the support of many.

Fall dance

Get your dancing boots on and plan to attend a fall dance in Lone Butte on Nov. 17.

There will be live entertainment by The James Gang, which will start playing at 8 p.m., with the doors open at 7. A silent auction will be held to raise funds and all proceeds from the auction and dance will support local residents Lloyd and Mary Carter, who after giving to community efforts themselves for years, will be on the receiving end this time around.

Everyone is encouraged to come out, and if there is anyone who would like to donate any items for the silent auction, please contact the writer at 250-644-1555. Tickets are now available at the Lone Butte General Store for $15 each.