Well, it hasn’t taken long for someone to dump their load of refuse in a location where they shouldn’t have dumped it.
During the first week of the Lone Butte Transfer Station’s new regulated hours, someone didn’t go during open times or didn’t want to make the extra five minute drive to haul their large items to the landfill location down Watch Lake Road.
No matter what the reason, it was a sad beginning for the new system when some unknown person decided the best place to dump their old door, futon bed frame, smashed grocery cart and old cupboard at the foot of Lone Butte’s historic landmark, in the parking lot of the Butte.
Visible from the road, it was quickly discovered by Lone Butte’s Historical Association members Shirley Canning and Al and Gayle Jones, who fought long and hard for 10 years to get the Butte returned as a public land reserve.
The disrespect people show by doing something like this is quite appalling and we certainly hope people’s consciences will guide them to respecting the new guidelines and following proper procedures for getting rid of their garbage.
School in session
Parents and students are getting back on a regular schedule, everyone is busy making new friends and getting their brains working at full capacity once again.
Students are looking forward to the upcoming Terry Fox Run at Horse Lake Elementary School on Sept. 26.
Check this column for regular updates on all the fun events at our local elementary school.
Craft, flea market
Sept. 28 will find the Lone Butte Community Hall bustling with flea market vendors, crafters and fresh baking.
Doors open at 10 a.m., so arrive early to get the best selection and don’t come after 2 p.m. when the doors will be closing. There will be a concession hosted by the Psalm 23 Society, so food will definitely be available.
f you are interested in renting a table to sell your wares or summer garage sale remnants, call Pat McKay at 250-395-2114.
We hope everyone will come out to the fall potluck supper on Sept. 29 at the Lone Butte Community Hall.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and we’ll be digging in at 5 p.m.
This is always a great time to get to meet some people in your neighbourhood, and share your culinary skills. Bring a meal and/or dessert or salad to share and come with an appetite, as there is always a lot to go around.
Bring a friend, bring your neighbour and come down. If you don’t have time to make anything, come anyway, as there will be enough for everyone.
O.U.T. potluck lunch
The gals from the Other Unusual Talents (O.U.T.) group will be getting together on Oct. 1 at the community hall and will be hosting a luncheon pot luck to kick off their fall sessions.
This is a great group of ladies who get together on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 10 a.m. to noon to visit over coffee and treats, and occasionally they do crafts or other special projects. Whether you’re a crafter or not, feel free to come check them out and meet some local ladies.
For more information, give Pat a call at 250-395-2114
Things are happening at the Lone Butte Community hall.
Tai Chi is kicking off in early October, Monday morning volleyball is in session, and belly dance classes kick off this month, too. If you have interest in any of these programs, please give the writer a call for the contact information.