Lone Butte residents welcome spring with open arms

Karli-Rae Ross

Karli-Rae Ross

The robins are out, the geese are back, and the rubber boots are on.

All are signs that spring is on its way and we will soon see the colours of wildflowers and green grass in the South Cariboo.


School rocks

After a nice spring break, students were welcomed back to school with a rocking performance by Vancouver’s Blues Berries and the band members gave the students a rousing lesson in the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Blasting out music that included the Beatles, James Brown and Jimi Hendrix, the four-member band brought the students to their feet with their talented music lesson.

Rounding it out with a Canadian medley of Bryan Adams, Rush, the Guess Who and other popular artists, the students were entertained, while the teachers reminisced and enjoyed some old time twisting and noodling.

It’s a great way to start a morning at school.

Students are also excited to continue practising for the upcoming Festival of the Arts on April 26 and also auditioning and participating in the Missoula Theatre Company that will be soon be arriving at their school.


Spring dance

To kick off the spring season, the Lone Butte Community Association will be holding a dance on April 16.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with music provided by the ever-popular Mark Allen from 8 p.m. to midnight.

There will be a light snack served and a silent auction will be held with some amazing items. No minors will be permitted in the building because there will be a refreshment bar. All proceeds will be put back into the hall, which is in need of some major repairs.

The $15 tickets are now available at the Lone Butte General Store, Kelly’s Whistlestop Cafe or by calling Elaine Kisbey at 250-395-4385 or Mary Carter at 250-395-1994.

Get your ticket soon because they won’t be on sale at the door.


Range fees

The Lone Butte Fish and Wildlife Association (LBFWA) range fees will be $5 this year, and range hours are from 9 a.m. to sundown.

Any non-members must be accompanied by a member in good standing.

Soon to join the world of technology, the LBFWA is putting together a website that is expected to be up and running by mid-April.

With warmer weather coming, Wednesday evening handgun shooting will be moving outside in mid-April, with a start time of 7 p.m.

Trap practice is held on the second and last Sunday of the month at 10 a.m. Call George Ostoforoff for more information at 250-395-4027.


Spring bazaar

A full house was booked for the first spring bazaar of the year at the hall on April 2, and watch for more to come.

Call Audrey Burnell-Higgs for more information at 250-395-4206.


OUT Group

The women from the Other Unusual Talents (OUT) have been getting together at the Lone Butte Community Hall on the first and third Tuesdays of the month to stitch or craft and chat over coffee.

Feel free to join them with your latest project. Call Tracey for more information at 250-395-5199.

If you have any spring events, local sightings, or special greetings for friends or family, I would love to hear from you. Give me a call at 250-644-1555 or send me an e-mail at triumph750@bcwireless.com.