Monday, April 27

Sunday, April 26

A PERSONAL NOTE

It was very nice to see so many people from our Ola community last night at Bunco.  So many lives in our little community have been effected by cancer, it was good to have the support for this important cause.

Kim

WHAT A FUN NIGHT!!!

 Saturday night, the Ola Rough Striders/Relay For Life hosted Bunco night, benefiting the American Cancer Society.  The event was well attended and everyone had a great time.  The evening started out with pie and ice cream followed by the fun, exciting game of Bunco.  Many, many thanks for those that came out to support the Ola Rough Striders.



Friday, April 24

TOMORROW NIGHT!!


Thursday, April 23

Delta Dental of Idaho is offering a great opportunity for residents of our district who meet certain qualifications to receive up to $1,250 in free dental care this year. In recent years we’ve learned so much about the connection between oral health and overall health and yet many older adults are without any type of dental insurance and may be forced to forgo dental care. To be eligible for this program, applicants must:
• Reside in Canyon, Gem, Payette or Washington Counties
• Be age 60 – 79
• Be independently mobile and able to travel to dental offices for treatment within 60 days of program acceptance.
Note: participating dentists are available in many communities so long commutes will not be required.
• Provide proof of income (federal income tax return or social security award statement or benefit letter)
• Meet household income limits (see attached application)
• Submit the application and be accepted into the program before May 29, 2015.
Covered services include:
• Cleanings,
• X-rays
• Some root canals
• Stainless steel crowns
• Extractions
• Dentures & denture repairs.


For any questions or an application call 1-866-894-3563.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION IS MUCH APPRECIATED

Ola Ladies Club members are asked to bring salads and/or desserts for Monday's Retired Teachers luncheon at the Ola Hall. Please have your items at the Hall by 11AM.

Tuesday, April 21

GEM COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

The Gem County Commissioners
 will be
 at the Ola Hall,
 Monday, April 27th at 7PM.
This would be a great time to meet our new Commissioners.

Tuesday, April 14

RETIRED TEACHER'S LUNCHEON

The Retired Teachers Luncheon
 will be held
Monday, April 27 at noon
Ola Community Hall
program will follow lunch at approx. 1:15pm
This year's program will be information,
 presented by an Emmett District School representative,
 regarding the up coming election ie. levy.

Everyone is welcome.
Lunch is $9.00 pp 
(there is no charge for members of the Ola Ladies Club)
Please R.S.V.P. by April 20
 Gloria at 584-3578

HUMMINGBIRDS ARE HERE!!!



FYI...Fred and Melly saw their first hummer this morning. For those of you that feed these wonderful little birds, it's time to put out your feeders.

OLA LADIES CLUB MEETING

Ola Ladies Club meeting and tea will be at 10AM this Saturday at Joy's house. Bring your favorite finger food, dessert or what have you............

Monday, April 13

STRONG COLD FRONT FOR TUESDAY


Monday, April 6

OLA LADIES ARE INVITED


Sweet-Montour Syringa Ladies Spring Tea
Wednesday, April 15 at 1:00PM
Syringa Hall
Meg Davis, from the Gem County Historical Society
will present some unique history of Gem County.

Friday, April 3


Have a great Easter! Enjoy your weekend!

PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OT THIS!!!!

The Ola Fire Station has a land line!!
Please make a note of the new phone number...

584-3111

Please note...this is not an emergency number. In case of emergency dial 911.

HE LIVES

Last month I attended a memorial service for a cousin, he wrote his own obituary. The first sentence said “This trail has ended, a little sooner than expected, but none the less ended”. A little later he wrote about starting a new adventure. This simple statement reminded me of what Easter is all about. Jesus defeated death and rose from the grave. In the past year besides my dad I have lost an aunt and an uncle and most recently this cousin. Because of their belief in Jesus as their Savior they all embarked on the “new adventure.” Jesus blazed the trail for this “new adventure” when He defeated death with His resurrection. By accepting Him as our Savior we will all be able to follow Him on this “new adventure”. Join us as we celebrate the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ, this Sunday at the Ola Community Church. HAPPY EASTER
Russ

Wednesday, April 1

HELPING GERI

Geri Hayes is need of our help.  I know that everyone in the Ola community would love to help her out in this time of need.  Please go to the link provided HERE to make your donation.  This is terrible time for her and the family, we can't help ease her grief but we can help lessen her worries.

Monday, March 30

CONGRATULATIONS TO CARRIE AND NICHOLE

In last week's Messenger Index magazine photo contest, Carrie Andelin won 2nd place Amateur for "duck reading".
1st place winner was Nichole Hyde "railroad tracks".
Congratulations!

Ola community ladies are asked to bring either salads or desserts for the Memorial Service on Thursday.

REMEMBERING RYAN



MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR RYAN HAYES
 will be
Thursday-3PM at the Ola Hall.

Saturday, March 28

OLA ROUGH STRIDERS BUNCO NIGHT


Thursday, March 26

DEEPEST SYMPATHY

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Ryan Hayes.
Ryan passed away this morning of an apparent heart attack.

Monday, March 23

A BEAUTIFUL VIEW!


A Request for Prayer

In 1st Thessalonians Chapter 5 vs. 16-18 the Apostle Paul writes “Be joyful always, pray continually and give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”.
Charlene and I have an anniversary this Sunday and it will be only the 3rd time n 46 years that we won’t be able to spend it together.  Paul says “give thanks in all circumstances,” I do.  I give thanks and praise God for bringing me to Ola, Id.  I thank God for this community, the way it pulls together in adversity.  Not only are we going to separated by a thousand miles on our anniversary, we have some financial burdens looming.  I thank God because I can seek help from this community in the form of prayers.  I am a firm believer in the power of prayer and the more praying the louder the voice.  So I am asking for your prayers of support for Charlene and I.  Also I am asking along with myself we pray for John and Tracey.  It has been a slow winter for them and with the recent medical emergency with John’s dad they are also struggling to make ends meet, so please keep them in your prayers.  Like Paul say “pray continuously”.

Than You and God Bless


Russ

Saturday, March 14


Thursday, March 12


BLOOD DRIVE TODAY

 The Blood Drive is at the Ola Hall today. Again our wonderful residents of Ola are donating to this great cause. Many thanks to the staff of the American Red Cross for making the trip to Ola and to DarleneMingus for organizing this.



BLOOD DRIVE TODAY 10AM OLA COMMUNITY HALL

Tuesday, March 10

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Ola Inn and the Triangle.

Wednesday, March 4


Monday, March 2

MEET DR. DAN


Give Dr. Dan a call for all of your large and small animal veterinary needs.
Animal Medical Center located at 2588 Waterwheel Road, Emmett
365-5396
Zeb update for 3/2:

We didn't want to post an update until we knew for sure but yesterday ALL of the tubes were discontinued and after 3 good x-rays....Zeb is on his way home to Idaho!! Since he is unable to fly due to his lungs, they have rented a Suburban and are driving home with the help of Steph's parents. The last text we got said they are officially "on the road"!!!! Thank you all for your endless prayers during this difficult time for our family.

MISSING CATTLE MEETING

Approximately 50 attended this year’s meeting on Friday for information on the reported missing cattle from this past year’s grazing in the upper country.  The numbers look good considering where we were 5 years ago when Tom Blessinger started holding these informative meetings.  Although there is still loss, with education, information and public awareness the numbers remain lower.  

Idaho State Veterinarian Bill Barton spoke of the importance on the vaccinations for our livestock.  Vaccinations are important not only for the health of our livestock but for our neighbor’s and required if shipping across state lines.



State brand inspectors, Lynn Gibson and Larry Hayhurst, talked about the importance of clean, clear brands.  Proper branding, ear marks and tags can help in identifying and retrieving your cattle if lost or stolen.  They stressed that community awareness is the key to help prevent cattle being lost.  If you notice something that is suspicious don’t hesitate to give the Gem County Sheriff’s office a call.

Rick Clay from Western Stockman
Dr. Fredrickson, veterinarian for Simplot Cattle, gave a powerpoint presentation on poisonous plants.  How allowing cattle access to poisonous plants can cause deformities, miscarriage and death. He did say that if the plant is purple chances are it is poisonous, pine needles are also poisonous.  A suggestion to help keep your cattle from eating the plants is not to turn them out hungry, that way they won’t gorge themselves on everything.



Cody Burlile, Payette River Cattlemen’s Association spoke on what the PRCA does to educate and encourage young people to become involved in the beef industry.  With fundraising and membership dues, they are able to provide scholarships to young people




A big thank you to our speakers and to the ladies that provided us with a delicious lunch.  And thank you to Tom B. for organizing these meetings to keep us informed.

Saturday, February 28

OUTBUILDING FIRE SATURDAY AFTERNOON


Shortly after 5PM, GCFD2 was toned out for an outbuilding fire at
 19200 Sweet-Ola Highway.
 Crews still on the scene at 6:10PM.