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Lone Butte counting down the days to spring's arrival

Donning their celebratory green hair accessories Jessica Ondang

Donning their celebratory green hair accessories Jessica Ondang

The countdown is on until the first day of spring, as we watch the snow and ice slowly disappear.

We all look eagerly for signs of spring, taking special note of the returning robins as a sure sign that warmer weather is soon to come. Bulbs lovingly planted last fall peek their sprouts up as black earth is revealed by the retreating white intruder. Yes, spring is surely on its way back to the Cariboo.


Spring break

The best sign of spring for the young ones is, of course, some time off school.

Students were happy to race out of classrooms for their two-week break, not having to don their backpacks again until they return in April after Easter. Have fun everyone, see you in the spring.


Open house

Nothing slows the Other Unusual Talents ladies down, as they recently held an open house.

They also invite anyone who would like to come to a potluck lunch at their next get together at the Lone Butte Community Hall on April 2.

These are a great bunch of ladies, and if you have ever thought about going but never have, this is definitely the perfect time to come down. For more information, give Pat McKay a call at 250-395-2114.


Bake sale

The Lone Butte 4H members are busy baking some special treats for their sale at the Cariboo Mall outside Pharmasave on March 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stop by and offer them your support and enjoy some delicious sweets at the same time.


St. Patricks Day Dance

The community hall had its first big function since receiving its recent renovations and the newly finished floor got a workout as people danced the night away to The James Gang band.

Everyone had a great time and it was another successful event for the community association.


House Fire

It was a busy night for the Lone Butte Volunteer Fire Department (LBVFD) members as they battled a house fire on Highway 24 on March 8.

The young family with several children lost all of their household possessions in the blaze and are in temporary accommodation while they sort out plans for their future. Thankfully no one was hurt and the family was not present at the time of the blaze. If you would like to support them in any way, please e-mail or call the writer to find out how.


Members welcomed

Once again, the tragedy of this recent blaze in our community reinforces the great need, and appreciation, for our LBVFD to be running strong in Lone Butte.

The LBVFD is always open to new members, and with more names on the roster to call up when an incident occurs, it is safer for everyone. Give fire chief Jaret Scott a call at 250-395-6665 to find out how you can get involved on the front lines or even behind the scenes.



Happy birthday wishes go to Eric Schuurman who has his 12th birthday on March 25.

If you have any events, announcements or special wishes you would like to extend, please give me a call at 250-644-1555. I’d love to share your news with out community.



March 31 will find children searching for hidden treats at the Lone Butte Community Hall for the annual easter egg hunt. Bring a basket for a 1 p.m. start. Call Mary Carter at 250-395-1994 for more information.