Monday, June 29

FIRE POTENTIAL


Sunday, June 28

NEEDING TO REHOME THREE CATS

Joyce M. needs to find homes her cats.  Dusky is a 8 year old neuter male, Smokey is 6 and Sky is 5, both spayed females.  They would be happier if they were together but that may not work out.  If you can provide homes for these wonderful cats or know someone that can please give Joyce a call at 584-9043.

Saturday, June 27

BLOOD DRIVE


The American Red cross will be in Ola for blood donations between
10 AM and 3 PM on Thursday, July 9, 2015 
at the Ola Community Center, 21750 Main Street, Ola, Idaho. 
To schedule an appointment, call Darlene Mingus at 584-3429. 
For questions or information call the American Red Cross at 1-866-236-3276.

Friday, June 26

INFO ABOUT THE FIRES POSTED ON FB

NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE FIRES
Boise District BLM Fire Crews Continue To Work Fires
Multiple ground and aerial resources are continuing to work fires that started yesterday.
South Slope Fire, 3 miles south of Emmett, ID was burning in grass and brush last night and is estimated to be 150 acres on both private and BLM lands. This fire is expected to be contained at 2:00 this afternoon and an estimated control time this evening at 9:00.
MM43HWY52 Fire, 6 miles north of Emmett, ID, is estimated at over 10,000 acres with the increase in acreage due to high winds, steep rugged terrain, and a burnout operation last night. The fire is burning on both private and BLM lands. Aerial resources continue to assist the resources on the ground with bucket drops and retardant. Structure protection engines are in place around multiple structures and outbuildings to safeguard these structures. Portion of Highway 52 was closed late last night but is now open again.
Resources working the fire consist of handcrews, engines, dozers, water tenders, helicopters and air tankers.
All three fires are human-caused and still under investigation. Please be cautious when recreating on public lands with weather patterns trending into the triple digits.
For more information about wildland fire and fire restrictions visit:idahofireinfo.blogspot.com.

These photos were taken at approx. 9:00PM last night at Blessinger Lane just north of Sweet.




Sunday, June 21

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY

Deb Mark's father Bob Benson, owner of Benson Orchards in Emmett,  died yesterday after a fall that resulted in a hip fracture.


There will be a graveside service at the Emmett Cemetery this Saturday at 10:30 AM.  A potluck will be held at the Emmett City Park following the service.

Thursday, June 18

LOOKING FOR HOST FAMILIES

Hello,

I am a local coordinator for ETC International Exchange Student Program. Emmett High School has invited us to place two exchange students at the school for the academic year beginning in August. We are seeking host families for them. I would appreciate it if you would mention the need in the community newsletter.

We are particularly interested in placing Anna, a girl from Sweden, who loves horses and riding. She plans to become a doctor. She also says she likes to be around younger children and loves tennis and skiing. Her favorite subjects in school are math, biology and physics.

In addition to Anna, we have many other students from most countries in Europe and from Brazil, Mexico, China, Korea, Japan, Thailand and other countries. All have been screened for academic ability and maturity. 

Host families are volunteers who provide room and board and exposure to life in America. Students have insurance and spending money. Couples with and without children at home and single women are encouraged to host.

If you know of someone who might be interested in expanding their family's cultural awareness while making a lifelong friend and impacting a student's life, I would like to hear from them; my contact information is below. This is a time sensitive need.

I have attached information about hosting that can be shared with anyone interested.

Thank you,

Glenna Tooman
ETC International Exchange Student Program
PSE Private School Exchange
Southwestern Idaho Coordinator
208-376-5110

Wednesday, June 17

INDEPENDENCE DAY PICNIC CANCELLED

The Ola Rough Striders/Relay For Life will not be having their annual Independence Day picnic this year. If you would like to donate to our team, make checks payable to Relay For Life and mail to Joyce Miller P.O. Box 40, Ola, Idaho 83657.

Tuesday, June 16

LOST DOG



The Chavez family has lost their dog, Boomer. Boomer is golden in color and small in size. Lost in the area of Perkins Lane but could be anywhere now. If found call the Chavez family at 584-3387.

Sunday, June 14

Thursday, June 11

Joyce and the Miller family gives our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful neighbors and friends here in our community. Your overwhelming love and support during this difficult time means more than words can say. Ola is truly a special place. Thank You!

Saturday, June 6

THINGS WE GREW UP WITH IN THE "KITCHEN"

THINGS WE GREW UP WITH IN THE "KITCHEN"

Ola Ladies Club
Would like to invite you to join them at the
Ola Community Center for their
June Luncheon on Saturday the 13th at 1PM

Please feel free to bring a
favorite kitchen item
or story to share with everyone.

to RVSP call by June 11
Joy 584-3522  Gloria 584-3578

Ola Ladies Club members are asked to bring finger foods or desserts.

Wednesday, June 3

SALADS AND/OR DESSERTS

Ola Ladies Club has been asked to provide salads and/or desserts for the dinner following the memorial service for John Miller. Please have your much appreciated contribution to the Hall by 3PM. Thanks. The Memorial Service is Monday, June 8th.

JoAnn Adams is celebrating a birthday,
Saturday, June 6th, 2PM at the Ola Hall.

Ola Ladies Club has been asked to provide salads.
Your contribution would be greatly appreciated.

Sunday, May 31

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR JOHN MILLER


The memorial service for John Miller will be next
Monday, June 8th at 1:00PM at
 Grace Lutheran Church in Horseshoe Bend.

An interment will follow at the Ola Cemetery.

The Ola Ladies Club will serve a dinner afterward
.
In lieu of flowers please make your donation to
 Grace Lutheran Church
 for a memorial in honor of John E. Miller.
  John was an active member there having
 served on the church council
 and as it's main usher for many years. 
The Ola Inn is temporarily CLOSED.
 I will let you know when it reopens.
John Miller passed away Friday night.
 Our thoughts and prayers are with Joyce and family.
 Details on John's service will follow.

Saturday, May 30

Monday, May 25

SPRING CONCERT 2015

SPRING CONCERT 2015
   Presenting
Piano Students 
      of     
Gloria Sutton

Saturday - May 30th - 7:00 pm
Ola Community Hall

Everyone welcome.
Join us for an evening of beautiful music.
Please honor the students by wearing concert attire.  

Sunday, May 24


Saturday, May 23

 Ola Memorial Day program presented by the Ola School students.
 Thank you Norma Hyde for the photos.





Thursday, May 21

OLA MEMORIAL PROGRAM HONORING OLA VETERANS
OLA CEMETERY
FRIDAY, MAY 22nd
10:00 AM (RAIN OR SHINE)
SONGS AND READING PRESENTED BY THE OLA SCHOOL STUDENTS
EVERYONE WELCOME

Tuesday, May 19

LOOKING FOR THE ELECTION RESULTS
CLICK HERE

Monday, May 18

The New Plymouth High Softball Team qualified for the State Championship that was held in Orofine this last Friday and Saturday.  I am very proud of these girls.  Each one of these girls played to the full extend of their ability.  The played hard.  On Friday, they started out playing Firth and won.  Then they played Orofino and won.  Saturday they played Wendell (a very good team) and won.
 
As it ended up, they played Wendell a second time for the championship.  They WON!
 
After all of their hard work, these girls were like in a dream world. 
 
For those of you who might remember Cheyenne Stallions, my granddaughter, she is a member of this team.  When she is not pitching, she plays second base.

Joyce Biggers

Friday, May 15

VOTE VOTE VOTE

VOTE on Tuesday, May 19th.
For more information on the proposed levy click HERE
Cast your vote at the Ola Community Hall.

Thursday, May 14


Ola Ladies Club "dine out" will be this Saturday, May 16th.
Meet at the Ola Hall at noon to car pool or
meet up at the Timber's in Emmett for lunch at 1PM.

BURNING PERMITS REQUIRED


BURNING PERMITS are required, now through October 20th.
 You can apply for your burn permit on line.
  To apply for your BURNING PERMIT click HERE.

Wednesday, May 13

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Chamber of Commerce welcoming the Animal Medical Center to our community.

Saturday, May 9


Monday, May 4

NATIONAL PRAYER DAY

Thursday May 7 is the National Day of Prayer.  We just wanted to let anyone interested to know that the Ola Community Church would be open all day for individuals to stop and pray at their convenience.  There will also be a gathering at 7:00 P.M. that evening for group prayer.

BLOOD DRIVE IN OLA

The American Red cross will be in Ola for blood donations between
10AM and 2 PM on Thursday, May 14, 2015
at the Ola Community Center,
21750 Main Street, Ola, Idaho.
To schedule an appointment, call Darlene Mingus at 584-3429.
For questions or information call the American Red Cross at 1-866-236-3276.

Sunday, May 3

COMMUNITY CLOTHING EXCHANGE

COMMUNITY CLOTHING EXCHANGE
Saturday, May 23rd
9AM-2PM
Ola Community Hall

Tired of some of your clothes? Pairs of shoes that don't fit your life style anymore? Here's a solution..EXCHANGE them. Bring your stuff on the 23rd and exchange it for something else. Anything left at the end of the day will be donated to the Sweet Pantry. Please give Sarah a call at 584-3885 for more info and questions.

GARBAGE PICK UP AVAILABLE

To make some extra money for this up coming school year, Nathan would like to haul your garbage to the Ola Transfer Station Saturday mornings. For $20.00 a month, ($5.00 for one time) he will pick up your household garbage, dump it and return your cans. If you are interested in this service, give Nathan a call at 584-3287.

Friday, May 1

OLA SCHOOL MAY DAY PROGRAM 2015

Trickster Tales from Around the World
It was a packed Hall for this delightful annual favorite. The children from Ola Elementary did a fantastic job entertaining the large audience on Friday night, May 1st. The evening ended, of course, with the traditional wrapping of the May Pole.