Service pins presented to long-serving Deka Lake firefighters

Area L Director Brian Coakley formally presented long-service pins.

Cariboo Regional District Area L Director Brian Coakley presented Jim Watson a 20-year service pin at the Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department practice on Jan. 29.

Cariboo Regional District Area L Director Brian Coakley presented Jim Watson a 20-year service pin at the Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department practice on Jan. 29.

At the Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department’s Jan. 27 practice, Cariboo Regional District Area L Director Brian Coakley formally presented long-service pins.

Mario Huebel received his 10-year pin, while Jim Watson was recognized for 20 years of service.

Baby girl

Many congratulations go to Michelle and Kyle Turley who were thrilled to welcome their daughter, Kira, into the world on Dec. 11. Kira weighed 7 pounds 11ounces when she arrived, and the family is doing well.

Sad passing

Interlakers lost another dear friend when Lorraine LeBourdais passed away Jan. 21 at the age of 58, and she will be sadly missed.

Deepest sympathy is extended to Rob and their family.

A scholarship fund is available at the Williams Lake & District Credit Union in 100 Mile House for those who wish to make a donation in Lorraine’s memory.

A celebration of life is planned for May 2 at Lone Butte Community Hall.

Soft ice

Dogs need to be watched carefully with the recent warm-up bringing soft spots to lake ice.

Dogs do not recognize the hazard, so take them out instead of letting them out.

IEA booth

Interlakes Economic Association is arranging to have a booth at the Cottage Life & Cabin Show in Edmonton, Alberta on April 24-26.

Anyone who is interested in participating in this opportunity should e-mail Debi Young at fishcan@telus.net before Feb. 28.

Celebrations

We wish happy birthday to Susan Grahn today (Feb. 12).

Calendar

Call the writer for contact numbers.

• Kids Space meets 3:30-5:30 p.m., Feb. 13 at Interlakes Hall.

• Knotty Ladies Appliqué Group meets noon-3 p.m., Feb. 16. Call 250-593-4070 for venue.

• Highway 24/Interlakes Lions meet 6:30 p.m., Feb. 16 at Interlakes Hall.

• Log Cabin Quilters meet 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Feb. 18 at Interlakes Hall.

• Teen Space meets at new time: 4:30-7 p.m., Feb. 20 at Interlakes Hall.

• Logo competition entries reflecting our cowboy heritage must be submitted by Feb. 28 to interlakeseconomicassociation@gmail.com.