Flowers, chocolates always good gifts

Community news happening around the Lone Butte Horse Lake area

Remember your sweetie this Valentines Day.

Soon the special day will be upon us, so husbands are reminded to pick up some flowers for your significant other, and daddy’s little girls always feel special if they are included in the flower gifting.

I hope everyone is able to enjoy a romantic interlude in this mid-winter month of ice and snow.


Fishing derby

Get ready for the Horse Lake Ice Fishing Derby on Feb. 26. You can hit the lake from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to land your prize-winning fish. Entry fee is $10 and includes hot chili or soup lunch and a bun and a hot chocolate or coffee. There is a $300first prize for largest Kokanee, rainbow and lake trout. Proceeds go to Forest Grove Rod and Gun Club. Tickets can be purchased from Lone Butte Sporting Goods for this fun, family event. Give Mark Roseboom a call at 250-395-2217 to find out more.


School news

Students will have a long weekend, as teachers will have a professional development day Feb. 13.

Basketball practices are in full swing, as students enjoy shooting hoops and honing their skills.


Community Association

If you are interested in finding out what is happening in your Lone Butte/Horse Lake area, come out to a community association meeting at the Lone Butte Community Hall. They usually meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. to discuss, plan and co-ordinate local events and projects.

This month, however, the meeting date was changed to the Feb. 7 so it wouldn’t conflict with any Valentine’s plans. If you have some ideas you would like to share or events you would like to make happen, come on out and get involved. You can give the writer a call to find out more.


4-H speeches

With the Lone Butte 4-H Club just getting going for the year, one of its first events for participants will be speeches on Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. at the Lone Butte Community Hall.

Club members will also be holding a bake sale fundraiser at the Save-On-Foods on Feb. 11. Give and of the following gals a call for more information: Heidi Meier, 250-395-6039; Amanda Mosher, 250-791-9271; or Tamara Giles, 250-706-0012.


Cougar sightings

With the recent cougar sightings in the Watch Lake and Horse Lake areas, residents should be advised to be vigilant with children and animals at this time.


Belly dancing

Kerri Mingo continues to lead the ladies of a drop-in belly dance class every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at the Lone Butte Community Hall.

If you are in the mood for some fun, give her a call at 250-395-6157, or bring a friend and drop by.


Transit survey

Cariboo Regional District Area L Director Bruce Rattray is doing an informal survey on his website to find out what the interest would be to have transit service in our area.

Please go to his site at and give your opinion on this issue. It only takes about a minute.