I am pleased to be your Clinton correspondent for the 100 Mile House Free Press once again.
Susan Swan is now on the Village of Clinton council and is unable to be our correspondent, so I am happy to be writing for the Free Press again. I hope that if any Clinton and area residents have news items they would like included in the Free Press, they will contact me.
I am happy to take photos at events that are going on in the area, and include articles that you wish to see in the paper.
On Jan. 7, the Clinton Bantam Initiation hockey teams played games at the 47 Mile sports complex in Clinton. The Bantam boys played Williams Lake and won their game.
The Initiation team (ages four-eight) played their first game of the year and came out with a score of 6-4 for Ashcroft, but fun was had by all. On Jan. 8, they travelled to Ashcroft to play the same team again and they tied 8-8.
The Initiation team, with their coach Brodie Moorman, are beginner hockey players, who up until recently were unable to travel to other communities or host other teams, as they were not part of an association. With the help of Melanie Painter, who is the manager for the AshcroftClinton Bantam boys team that consists of Clinton and Ashcroft players, the younger kids join the Thompson Cariboo Minor Hockey Association, and they are now able to host and play games on the road.
Keep your eyes open for posters advertising more games in Clinton for our young, up-and-coming hockey players.
Staff members from Integris Insurance Services and Integris Credit Union delivered stockings to 50 people in and around the Clinton during the week before Christmas.
The inaugural Stocking Stuffer Campaign was a success, with positive remarks from both recipients and community members who stuffed stockings. The empty stockings were provided by Integris and community members stuffed stockings.
In the spirit of the holiday season, it was nice to see the smiles on the faces of those who received the stockings.
The Clinton & District Outdoor Sportsmen’s Association has two upcoming events.
The 2012 Big Buck Contest will be held in the Clinton Legion basement on Jan. 21. Doors open at 7 pm.
On Jan. 29, the club will host its fishing derby at Beaverdam Lake. The entry fee is $10, and the event runs from daylight to noon.
For more information on either event, call Rollie Higginbottom at 250-459-2487.