My name is Mallorie Jordan and for my Emmett High School Senior Project I am putting on Christmas In July, a toy drive in partnership with the Emmett Valley Friendship Coalition. All of the toys and money that are brought in through Christmas In July will go towards the Christmas Cheer Program, which provides toys and a holiday meal at Christmas for families in need throughout Gem County. The toy drive will take place on Saturday, July 26th, from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. in the parking lot of the Kings in Emmett, and I need help from our community in order for this drive to be successful. The age range for toys is 0-12 years old, and I need all the toys I can get. If you would like to help but do not wish to purchase a toy, I will also be accepting monetary donations--all of which will be going directly into the Christmas Cheer Program. All of the toys brought in will be stored away until Christmas and then will be brought out and distributed to families who are unable to buy Christmas presents for their children. I want to be able to give back to this community that has always helped me out, but I can't do it without the help of everyone else. If you could please come by this Saturday and drop off a new toy, or donation, it would make an enormous difference to a little boy or girl this upcoming holiday season. If you have any questions about my drive or would like a copy of my toy idea list you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much for your help and I hope to see you on Saturday!
Tuesday, July 22
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Monday, July 21
Wolf kills dog near Sage Hen - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: A 200 pound white Great Pyrenees dog belonging to a local man was confirmed to have been killed by a wolf according to Wildlife Services State…
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Saturday, July 19
Just an update, the contractor performed another test strip on the Ola Highway, yesterday July 18, 2014. The test strip went very well, with a different asphalt mix design. This new asphalt is called a Warm Mix Asphalt. If the test strip passes this time, Idaho Sand & Gravel will start paving main line as soon as Tuesday of next Week.
Please keep in mind that you could be looking at 15 to 20 minute delays, when traveling the Ola Highway during the paving operation.
Neal Capps, Director
Gem County Road Dept.
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Thursday, July 17
Trapper, Greg Jones confirmed this morning, that Chisum, Tom's dog was killed by wolves. After Greg was done examining Chis, he was brought down the hill and layed to rest at his favorite place. "Chis" was 11 years old. R.I.P.
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Wednesday, July 16
West Nile positive mosquitoes found in Sweet - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: Mosquitoes collected in a trap in the Sweet area, outside the Gem County Mosquito Abatement District boundary, have tested positive for West N…
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Tom B. has misplaced his "big, white" dog. Tom was riding up NE of the Second Fork gravel pit on Monday. The dog probably wandered off to find shade and didn't hear his ride leave. If you see a big, white dog please let me know. 584-9030. We hope that he eventually makes his way down to Blessinger's corrals.
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Monday, July 14
There will be another mosquito meeting on July 22, 7PM, at the Sweet/Montour School. A person from Midvale will be speaking about their own abatement program.
This Saturday is the Ola Ladies Club eat out. This "no host dinner" will be at 6:00PM at the Sonora Mexican Restaurant in Horseshoe Bend. If you would like to car pool, please meet at the Ola Hall at 5:00PM. Everyone is invited. Please R.S.V.P either Judy-584-3546, Joanie-584-3646/860-5252 or Gloria-584-3578 by Thursday evening.
Sonora Mexican Restaurant
Sonora Mexican Restaurant
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Fire activity has increased significantly in the past hour. Unconfirmed reports that two fires have joined. Evacuation is still voluntary (Level 2) on SouthFork Rd. GV Firefighters are on scene doing structure protection while US Forest Service continues to do wildland firefighting. Stay safe!
|Photo by Christy Morgan in Crouch|
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I want to Thank Everyone that came to Ryder McClure Benefit, or if you were part of the ticket sales or you part of the donation box or bank!! I want to Thank all the radio stations that put the news out for the benefit!! We are still talling the total but it was mind blowing!! It is enough to get them back East to see if they can help Ryder!!!!! Thank you, Thank you , God is GREAT!!!!
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Giant bubbles floated over Ola on Saturday morning as summer reading participants tested the bubble mix they'd made from water, cornstarch, baking powder, dish-washing detergent, and a secret ingredient.
After making bubbles, they went inside for tasting the root beer they made in the first session. It was deemed a great success by all - popping the corks like champagne, fizzing beautifully, and tasting superb with or without ice cream.
After the activity the participants turn in their books and check out more to read the following week.
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Wednesday, July 9
Ola event to help parents of stricken baby - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: A benefit to help a child stricken with a rare disease is scheduled for 5 p.m. July 12 at the Ola Inn Cafe.
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Mosquitoes overwhelm Montour - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: Residents petition for mosquito control
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Tuesday, July 8
Bobbie Lichte Bier The Gem County Sheriff Posse will be among those sponsoring the benifit for the Ryder McClure child. Here is why: This infant boy who was diagnosed with Pompe's Disease, has to fly back to Durham, North Carolina to the Duke University for treatment. Pompe's Disease (estimated at 1 in every 40,000 births), inherited and often fatal disorder that disables the heart and skeletal muscles. It is caused by mutations in a gene. We are asking for donation from everyone so that we can send the parents back to North Carolina with their baby. The hospital will take care of the baby's expensives and not the partents. Please help. My understanding is that there is a trust fund set up at the Key Bank on Main St. in Emmett, ID for this child.
RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE OLA INN
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Sunday, July 6
Southwest District Health just stopped up and put out a mosquito trap. Although we don't have many mosquitos I thought it would be interesting to find out what kind we have. The black can is filled will dry ice to mimic human breath. It has holes in it so the vapor seeps out attracting the mosquitos. It draws them in then a battery operated fan sucks them into the net. From what I understand SWDH has not been up here this year. I'll keep you posted. They'll pick it up in the AM, then analyze what they caught.
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Friday, July 4
Thursday, July 3
Early Thursday afternoon Sweet EMS was dispatched to Ramage Meadows north of Ola. A rider had been bucked off his/her horse and sustained injuries that required air ambulance.
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Preparation work for the paving on Ola Hwy will begin the week of July 7,2014, this will be the final prep work before paving commences on July 14, 2014. The paving contractor estimates paving 30 working days, so July 14th through August 22nd. Expect traffic delays during this time on Ola Highway.
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Wednesday, July 2
The Ola Library will be CLOSED this Friday and Saturday. It will be open next week, Friday, July 11th and Saturday, July 12th.
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