Dance was a rocking good time

Community news happening around the Horse Lake area

Eddie Shimmin jostles longtime friend Brian Hooper

Eddie Shimmin jostles longtime friend Brian Hooper

Wow, so how about this weather we’ve been having?

It’s hard to believe that it is less than two months until Christmas.

Oh no … did I say it? Yes I did. But alas – lots of time for that – for now; let’s just be thankful for this amazing fall weather we’ve had.

We all know it is only a matter of time until we wake up to a blanket of fresh white sn…. I won’t say it!


Rocking success

The recent dance in Lone Butte was a lot of fun.

There was a good turnout and DJ Mark Allen didn’t disappoint, keeping people on the dance floor for most of the evening.

Many arrived early to participate in the potluck supper, and the silent auction was successful in raising a few extra money for the Lone Butte Historical Association’s project bucket list. It was a good time for all who attended.


AGM slated

Another plug to remind everyone to come out the Lone Butte-Horse Lake Community Association’s annual general meeting at the community hall on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.

Elections will be taking place and everyone’s input is needed. We need to support the association, even if it’s just at this once-a-year meeting, and your $5 membership is very important.

Signing up doesn’t mean you have to come out to every monthly meeting, or show up and help at every event – or any event at all.

It will mean that when we apply for grants for upkeep on the hall and community projects, we have a community that is interested in keeping these things alive. Without the numbers (in memberships) to show we have community interest, we stand a good chance of being turned down for funding to support community activities.

Please come to the AGM and get a membership; it’s more important than you realize. Give Heather Nelson a call at 250-395-3588 if you would like any more information.


Raffle winners

Winners chosen for the Lone Butte Historical Association’s fundraising raffle.

First prize of a cozy, large afghan went to Sheila MacMillan; second prize went to Alan Boyd who will be enjoying tickets to the Kamloops Cowboy Festival; third went to Murray Henderson who will be able to use the $100.00 PetroCan fuel card; the fourth prize of $100 cash was awarded to Mary Carter.

Thanks to everyone who supported the raffle and special thanks to all of the businesses that donated items to the silent auction.


O.U.T. meetings

The Other Unusual Talent gals continue to get together on the first and third Tuesdays of each month to craft, chat and share their lives.

They boast more than 30 members, so they definitely must be having a good time. Give Pat McKay a call at 250-395-2114 to find out more.

The next meeting will be on Nov. 5 and they will be doing some quilting.


News needed

If you have community events, get-well, birthday or anniversary wishes or news you would like to share, please call me at 250-644-1555 or e-mail to I would love to hear from you.