Wednesday, January 28

ITALIAN DINNER THIS SATURDAY

SYRINGA Ladies Club Annual
 ITALIAN DINNER
Saturday, January 31
6:00PM
Syringa Hall
 At the Dinner, the club is giving away, as raffle and door prizes, the sevices and business items from our local business  even homemade items.  Please contact Kennilyn 407-4685 for items to be donated.  Can be dropped off at Linda O'kelly's home,8325 Sweet-Ola Hwy

Sunday, January 25

WISHING LOURABELLE A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!


Lourabelle Odermott Paepke Hutchison is turning 89 years old, this Thursday.   
Lourabelle taught school at Ola in the school year 1945-1946 and has been living in the Ola Valley ever since.  We wish her a happy birthday. 

THIS IS SUCH GREAT NEWS!!!

We are happy to announce....
The Animal Medical Center will be opening soon. I had the opportunity to meet with the new owner Dr. Dan Dombrowski and it is great knowing that AMC will be in the hands of this gentlemen. Dan is looking forward to opening up the doors in the next couple of weeks and meeting you and all of your furry kids. Dan is a LARGE and SMALL animal Vet. I will post more information as soon as I have the exact opening date. I look forward to seeing you all again!! 
Aida Walker

2015 COWBOY SUPPER/CHILI COOKOFF

Full hall for the 2015 Cowboy Supper/Chili Cookoff. 

Ola Ladies Club presented a check to the Ola Fire Station Chief.
  This was from the fundraising Firemans Pancake Supper.
Our wonderful judges!  Thank you, Dave, Jodie, Paul and Russ.

Chili Cookoff 1st place winners, Marcelina and Linden.

Congratulations, Shannon on 2nd place.

Robin and Sue tied for 3rd place.  Great job, ladies!

And always a favorite,  Judie.

Tom B. giving his presentation on the history of brands and the importance of them.


Idaho State Brand Inspector, Lynn Gibson speaking on the importance of crisp, clear brands.
  Clean brands help in the speedy recovery of our cattle if lost or stolen.

It was a full Hall last night at the Cowboy Supper/Chili Cook off.  For years the Ola Ladies Club has been holding the Cowboy Supper in January it's just been the past couple of years that they've decided to "spice" it up a bit with the Chili Cook off.  This year they had 11 entries from the community sharing they're own signature chili's.  The judges had a difficult job as all were delicious.  In the end, the judges managed to decide on their favorites, first, second, third and fourths places were awarded.  We did have a couple tied for those places.  The Cowboy Supper is also used as an opportunity for the Ola Ladies Club to present the Ola Fire Station with a check from the fundraising Firemans Pancake supper that was held in November.  After the wonderful meal of chili, cornbread and dessert, we all were rewarded with an informative program by Tom B. and Lynn Gibson the Idaho State Brand Inspector.  Tom gave us the history on brands and branding, while Mr. Gibson shared the importance of crisp, clean brands to help in identifying our cattle.  Fun and full stomaches were had by all.  We need to thank Joy Weaver for the endless hours researching the brands and a big thank you to everyone that made this evening a success.  All of the proceeds will be donated of our Ola School.

Saturday, January 24

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BLANE!!!!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BLANE!!!
HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY!!

THE OLA LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED TODAY. If you need anything call Judie.

Thursday, January 22


Monday, January 19

DESSERTS NEEDED FOR COWBOY SUPPER ON SATURDAY

COWBOY SUPPER/CHILI COOKOFF

Cowboy Supper/Chili Cook Off
Saturday, January 24th 
5:00 PM at the Ola Hall
$5.00 per person
$20.00 per family w/children under 12
An interesting program on "brands" will be presented.
Do you think you make the best chili?  We'll let the judges decide.
If you are interested in participating in the Chili Cook Off,
 please give Joy, Gloria or Judie a call.
All proceeds benefit the Ola School.

DEADLINE FOR HAM RADIO CLASSES




Anyone interested in participating in the Ham radio classes must sign up with John at the Ola Inn and pay a $30.00 fee for the instructional materials.  There must be at least 10 people signed up/paid by the end of January in order for the classes to be held.  If we reach the enrollment goal, classes will be held once a week, two hours each, at the Ola Fire Hall.  

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Saturday, January 17

To my wonderful Ola Community family, a big thank you from the Poole family. During this hard time, you have given us loving support and friendship, and  of course food for my hungry family. The church and the community have always been such a big part of our lives, and what you did means so much to us.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
The David Poole family
 

Thursday, January 15

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

I would like to thank those that supported me at last night's Fire Board meeting.  It means a lot!

Thank you,
Denny

THANK YOU FOR THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

I would like to thank everyone for the "birthday wishes".  Many thanks to my friends that celebrated with lunch and cake at the Ola Inn and to those that have sent me birthday cards.  Thank you so much!  Reeta

OLA LADIES CLUB MEETING THIS SATURDAY AT 10AM.

Tuesday, January 13

COOKIES!!!


Girl Scout Cookie time....


Sarah Waters ' little sister Elaina is selling cookies. If you are interested, give Sarah a call 584-3885. They are selling for $4.00 a box. There is also a new addition, the Rah Rah Raisins cookie, could be worth a try.


OUR FAVORITE FUNDRAISER IS COMING UP!!



Ola Library Sweetheart Dinner

Sat. Feb. 14th 6:30 P.M.

Tickets may be purchased from
any of the board members: Linda Rau,
Shannon Miller, Laura Carlock, Reeta Farr,
Judie McCaulou, or Mary Lee Blackford
Due to the cost of prime rib,
we had to raise our price to $30 per ticket.
You may call Reeta Farr at (584-9333) to reserve your tickets
or the library at (584-3589).
We appreciate your support.

Monday, January 12

CELEBRATING REETA'S 89th BIRTHDAY!





Sunday, January 11

IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE
District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax  (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release:  January 11, 2015 9:00 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On January 11, 2015, at approximately 4:50 pm, the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury crash at the intersection of Highway 52 and Highway 16 in Emmett.

Katie Ruth, 25, of Weiser, was driving a 2002 Mazda 626 eastbound on Highway 52. Sergey Sikorsky, 59, of Emmett, was driving a 1998 Subaru Legacy westbound on highway 52. Ruth was in the left turn lane turning into a parking lot, failed to yield to oncoming traffic and was struck by the Subaru.

Ruth and her two juvenile passengers were transported via ground ambulance to Walter Knox Memorial Hospital in Emmett. Sikorsky and his passenger, Natalya Sikorsky, 60, also of Emmett, were transported via ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

Ruth and her passengers were all wearing safety restraints; it is unknown at this time if Sikorsky and his passenger were wearing seatbelts.  


Highway 52 was partly blocked for about an hour and a half while crews worked to clear the scene. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.                                                                       

Friday, January 9

GREAT JOB!!!




Thursday, January 8

FOGGY FROSTY DAY


SQUAW BUTTE FROM TOM B.

Squaw Butte
What a tribute to the sleeping woman lying along the Payette River north of Emmett her sleeping silhouette served as landmark to the weary pioneers as they traveled along the Oregon Trail and Goodales Cutoff.  There is no other place or name in Gem County that references the American Indian.  This is a tribute to the native people who lived, hunted and meandered here. 
There is a book written in 1643 by then the Governor of Rhode Island concerning language of the Natives that defines squaw as an Indian woman.
Is this name change part of Obama's "Hope and Change" polices and 18 trillion dollar debt?  This name change would take much time and dollars to accomplish.  This non productive attitude is what attributes to America's slow down.  
There is already a "Big Butte" southeast of Arco, Idaho, can you imagine the confusion of a G.PS traveler.
Many of us had family that came here before the turn of the century and still own places on this old mountain.
You may change the name on paper, but the "ole mtn' will always be Squaw Butte to us natives.  This is part of our heritage. 

Thank you, Judge Petrie for clarifying an ambiguous statement.
Tom B.

Wednesday, January 7

THANK YOU FOR YOUR YEARS OF SERVICE


Yesterday afternoon was the Celebration Honoring Years of Service for Lan and Carlos,  Lan serving 10 years as Gem County Commissioner and Carlos serving 2 years.  Mark Ricco presented each with honorary service plaques while others shared stories of fond memories working with these two service minded men.  Both will be missed but the community of Ola wishes them the best as they move forward to their next adventure.

Tuesday, January 6

NOT TO WORRY!

Squaw Butte will remain Squaw Butte.  It was a full house for the meeting where the Squaw Butte name change was to be discussed.  People from Ola, Emmett and Sweet were geared up to voice their opinion on the idea of the changing of Squaw Butte's name.  No one had the chance, thanks to Councilman Petrie, he called for a show of hands, all hands went up against the name change and that was it.  Those present were assured that no one has any intention or authority to change the name.

MISSING GREY GELDING!


MISSING!!
Grey gelding
He was pastured on Timber Flat off of High Valley Rd., Ola
If you have any information, please give Brad a call at 989-5851.

Community speaks out on possible name change - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Community speaks out on possible name change - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Monday, January 5

HAPPY BIRTHDAY REETA!!


LET'S HELP REETA CELEBRATE HER 89th BIRTHDAY
STOP IN THE OLA INN
THIS SATURDAY (the 10th) AT NOON and HAVE LUNCH
or JUST STOP BY and 
WISH THIS WONDERFUL WOMAN A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

COWBOY SUPPER-CHILI COOK OFF

COWBOY SUPPER-CHILI COOK OFF
Saturday, January 24th at 5:00PM
OLA COMMUNITY HALL
If you would like to enter your chili, please let Joy, Gloria or Kim know.
I will provide more information about the Cowboy Supper closer to the date.

Saturday, January 3

YES, YOU DID FEEL AN EARTHQUAKE!

A 4.9 near Challis, Idaho.  HERE

Thursday, January 1

Wednesday, December 31


Monday, December 29

HOW'S THIS FOR A PLAN?

Tuesday, January 6th from 3:30 to 5:30 is the
Celebration of Service party for Gem County Commissioners,
Lan Smith and Carlos Bilbao.
At 6:00 is the meeting to discuss the
changing the name of Squaw Butte.
Both of these are being held at the Gem County Courthouse.

Why not stop in and show your appreciation to Lan and Carlos, then attend the meeting to voice your opinion on Squaw Butte's name change?

Wednesday, December 24