Old Man Winter keeps families snuggling

Community news from the Lone Butte and Horse Lake area


Well winter has finally arrived, and with it, these long cold nights and crispy, cold days for everyone to endure.

I know my family has been staying close to the wood stove and we’re doing our best to keep warm with hot soup and thick wool socks. I hope your water didn’t freeze and the cold hasn’t hampered too many activities for you.


Pretty quiet

Things are fairly quiet in the area with school getting back on track for the students at Horse Lake Elementary School. Parents are reminded to be sure students are dressed appropriately with warm hats, mitts jackets and boots, so they will stay warm while waiting for buses or having their outside time.


4-H underway

The Lone Butte 4-H Club held registration for the year on Jan. 15 at the community hall, and if you missed it but would like more information, contact Amanda Mosher at 250-791-9271.

The club will be offering sheep, swine, rabbit, gardening and cloverbud projects. Look for them at their upcoming bake sale fundraiser at Save-On-Foods on Feb. 11.


O.U.T. is in

The ladies of the Lone Butte Other Unusual Talents (O.U.T.) group got together on Jan. 17 for a swap meet during which 10 members braved the cold weather and many good trades were made while enjoying some good laughs.

They get together on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 10 a.m. and do various craft projects, such as knitting, sewing or whatever other talents you can bring to the group. It’s always a fun morning out with coffee and some goodies to enjoy.

For more information, call Audrey Burnell-Higgs at 250-395-4206.


Belly dancing

The belly dancers are still shaking things up every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.

Drop-ins are always welcome. Call Kerri Mingo at 250-395-6157 for more information on how you can get in on the fun.


New business

A new business, The Rug Shop, has located in the complex between Kelly’s Whistlestop Cafe and Smith Antiques and Lighting in central Lone Butte.

Sue Moss brings her flooring expertise and worldwide experience with custom designed European wool rugs and looks forward to serving the local Cariboo area.



Belated birthday wishes go out to Ed Andrews Sr. who celebrated his birthday on Jan.12, and Gord Schuurman on Feb. 6.

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 triumph750@bcwireless.com. I would love to hear from you.