Four days earlier than last year, the ice left Deka Lake on April 26 at 1.38.20 p.m.
The win in the Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department (DLDVFD) ice-out raffle went to local firefighter Dave McCaw, with a guess of 1:37:05. Dave also won in 2008, when the ice went out at its latest ever – May 14.
Second place went to Pirkko Perttola at 1:30:10, and third place went to Scott Robinson of Winfield, whose guess was 1:07:23.
The DLDVFD thanks Ruth Allan for scrutinizing the hundreds of tickets to establish the winners, and to all those who supported their annual raffle.
Mountain Spruce Community Centre Society (MSCCS), at the intersection of Mahood Lake and Burgess roads, lays dormant over the winter, but is now gearing up to complete the trail along the lake, so the viewing platform is accessible to everyone.
The society would welcome new members, and volunteers, especially the younger, stronger male version. Membership costs $5 a year, and if folks send $10 or more, they will receive tax deductible receipts.
Society secretary Penny Millway (250-593-4215) voiced sincere thanks to DLDVFD Ladies Auxiliary for its January donation of $428 – proceeds of the L.A.’s Christmas party.
Residents who donate their recyclables to the collection bin at the park are also much appreciated, as is Interior Roads for keeping access to the bin clear of snow.
Membership fees should be mailed to MSCCS, 6335 Mahood Lake Rd., Lone Butte, B.C., V0K 1X3.
Local fishers need to know changes to British Columbia Freshwater Fishing regulations include a limit of one lake trout per day out of Sulphurous Lake.
Deka Lake’s limit, like most of Region 5 Cariboo, remains at three per day.
Unfortunately, the Dann’s May 4 information meeting was cancelled too late for the writer’s May 1 column, but has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., June 1 at Interlakes Hall.
This is in relation to their potential Webb Lake development.
Birthday bubbly goes to Jessica Scherrer; and double balloons to Danielle Brassington who reaches double digits on May 10 – 10 on the 10th, a very special day.
Call the writer for contact numbers.
• Crib, Deka Fire Hall, 7:30 p.m., May 10.
• Highway 24/Interlakes Mother’s Day pancake breakfast, 8:30 to 11 a.m., May 12 at Interlakes Hall. Large breakfasts cost $6 plus coffee; half breakfasts are $4 plus coffee, and all mothers eat for free.
• Log Cabin Quitters meet 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., May 15 at Interlakes Hall.