Water Tower revitalization coming along

Lone Butte News

The Lone Butte Historical Society is pleased work is coming together with the Water Tower Park revitalization project.

Tourists and area residents alike will notice a beautiful new log picnic table at the water tower park, with several more soon to come. The tables were made possible by a generous donation from DBD Log Homes, and are greatly appreciated.

In addition, the Cariboo Regional District has just approved another $3,000 in grant money to begin repainting the “heritage” Water Tower, which is getting a spruce up for next years 100th anniversary of the PGE railway’s charter.

Society meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at the Alice Singleton House in Lone Butte. For information, call Al or Gayle Jones at 250-395-5193.



Raffle tickets

The Lone Butte 4-H Club has two separate raffles happening, one being a fundraiser specifically for the local club, with prizes of a live spring lamb, an antler carving, or for the avid fisher, a box of hand tied flies.

Tickets for this raffle are by donation and can be purchased from any club member and will be drawn at their year-end banquet on Oct. 15.

The second raffle, which is to support 4-H province-wide has a grand prize of a John Deere TX Gator, worth almost $10,000, and tickets are $5.

For more information about the club or purchasing any of the ongoing raffle tickets, call Tamara Giles at 250-706-0012, Amanda Mosher at 250-791-9271 or Trish Griffin at 250-395-6174.


Website running

The Lone Butte Fish & Wildlife Association has a beautiful website that is now operating, where folks can check out the latest news, and see what events are coming up by clicking on www.lonebuttefishandwildlife.com.

The club is also holding a raffle; however, only people with a valid Possession and Acquisition Licence can claim the prize. Up for grabs are a Remington 870 shotgun and a Browning Stainless Stalker 338 magnum.

At $20 a ticket and with only 100 tickets being sold, the odds of winning are very good. Tickets are available from Exeter Sporting Goods in 100 Mile House.

Range hours are 9 a.m. to sundown, with trap practice on the second and last Sunday of the month starting at 10 a.m. For more information, call George Ostoforoff at 250-395-4027


Idols singing

The 2011 South Cariboo Idols will be performing at the Iron Horse Pub on Aug. 6 at 8 p.m.

Come out and support the local talent, while getting together with friends.

Meanwhile, the pub’s contest for the best water tower and train painting is still underway. So, if you have a talent for dabbling with a paint brush, get your entry in, as you could take home a $200 cash prize.


New business

A few other additions have been happening in our little town, the latest being the new Lone Butte Automotive Centre beside the post office.

Paulo Bellotti previously ran his own mechanic shop on the Coast and has been in the Cariboo for the past four years, working in 100 Mile House before deciding to open his own venture in our community. He is a certified mechanic and looks forward to serving customers in the area, and we welcome him to Lone Butte.



Belated birthday wishes go out to Anna Granberg and Audrey Nelson who celebrated their big days on July 16, and to Evelyn Nelson who celebrated 91 years on July 20.