Those chilly mornings and colourful leaves are a sure sign fall is looming

Horse Lake Elementary School has increased enrolment this year

I’ve had frost on the windshield a few mornings and that surprise little snowfall last week was definitely a reminder to get our woodpiles stocked and our potatoes dug. Be sure to get those wood stove chimneys cleaned.

Back to school

School is back in session and it looks like everyone is settling into a routine once again for the year.

With increased enrolment this year, Horse Lake Elementary School welcomes new Grade 4/5 teacher Cindy Craig.

Fall dance

The community association will not be holding a Halloween dance this year, but is looking into having a fall dance sometime in November.

Missing horse

Troy, a 15-hand, light chestnut coloured quarter horse has gone missing on the south end of Watch Lake Road by Moose Point Drive.

He has a white blaze on his forehead, a notch missing on his left ear, and his right hoof is turned out. He has been missing since Sept. 6.

If you have seen him or know his whereabouts, please call Jim West at 250-456-6016 who would really like to have him back home.

Thank you

A huge thank-you goes out to area resident Lyndsay Moore who has generously donated a sound system to the Lone Butte Community Hall.

This, in combination with a financial grant received from the Williams Lake and District Credit Union to install some acoustic tile on the walls, will greatly improve the acoustics in the hall.

AGM slated

This is a heads up for anyone who would like to throw his or her name in for upcoming elections for the Lone Butte – Horse Lake Community Association.

This year’s annual general meeting will be held at the hall on Nov. 13, starting at 7 p.m.

The next general meeting will be held on Oct. 9.

Come one, come all and get involved in your community. Call the writer for more information.

O.U.T. group

The gals at the Other Unusual Talents group invite new people to join their gatherings at the community hall on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.

It’s always lots of fun for everyone. Call Pat McKay for more information at 250-395-2114.

Craft market

Lone Butte will be a great place to stop and find some treasures at the next craft and flea market Sept. 29.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and will wind down by 2 p.m. There may still be time for you to book a table. Call Pat to find out at 250-395-2114.

If you have any personal announcements, birthday wishes or anniversaries, or if your organization is having any special events, meetings or celebrations, these would all make for some good local news.

Please feel free to contact me, so I can acknowledge the special people in your life. I am always interested in local happenings, and would like to include them for everyone to enjoy.