Monday, September 1

TWO GREAT THINGS HAPPEN IN OLA AS SUMMER COMES TO A CLOSE..........SCHOOL STARTS AND.......

.......the Ola Reunion.  Yes, it's that time of year, the Ola Reunion will be next Sunday, September 7th.  Church services are at 11:00 AM with lunch served between 1PM-3PM. 

The Ola 2015 calendar and new community phone lists will be available for purchase.  The 2015 calendar is fantastic, it is best ever! 

Salads, side dishes and/or desserts would be welcomed.

Saturday, August 30

THANK YOU!!

The Ola Rough Striders, your Relay For Life Team, thanks you for making this year a success. With your help we raised $4,177.62. There are 26 members on our team. If you would like to join, contact any team member or just come to a meeting.
Gem County raised $56,651.46 with 37 teams and a total of 334 team members. We came in third place this year in money raised. Walmart employees were first and Albertson's employees were second. Raising money is important but raising the awareness of cancer prevention and treatment are also stressed. Survivors are celebrated, caregivers are honored and those that lost their fight are remembered on Relay night.
This year's theme was "Finish The Fight". Relay For Life is a fund raising arm of the American Cancer Society. The majority of the money raised is for cancer research. Together we can make cancer a thing of the past. Thank you Ola!
Joyce Miller
Team Captain

Wednesday, August 20

OLA LADIES CLUB MEETING...

......this Saturday at 10:00AM in the Ola Hall.  We will be doing some cleaning so wear your cleaning clothes.  Also Joy's plum tree has lot and lots of ripe plums.  If you would like some give her a call.

2015 OLA LADIES CLUB CALENDAR

Yesterday, I got a sneak peak at the 2015 Ola Ladies Club calendar.  It has to be the best one yet!

Tuesday, August 19

SCHOOL STARTS A WEEK FROM TODAY!!!

School starts next Tuesday, personally I can't believe it, where did the summer go? Please be very careful of the children walking to school and also the school buses picking up and dropping off the youngsters.

The apples are falling off of the trees and there are plenty of apples on the roadways. Please be careful when driving, the deer are gobbling up those apples.


Ola School Supply List

 Kindergarten
  •   1 dozen #2 lead pencils
  •   Box of crayons, 16 or fewer
  •   White school glue, 1-8 oz. or 2- 4
    oz. bottles (orange cap
    recommended).
  •   4 large glue sticks
  •   Large pink eraser.
  •   Pair of quality pointed scissors
    (Fiskar-type recommended)
  •   2 Large boxes of facial tissues.
  •   Set of large water-based felt
    markers.
  •   2 1” binders.
  •   1 1⁄2” binder with clearview
    front for yearbook.
  •   2 folders with pockets and brad
    fasteners.
  •   1 paint shirt.
  •   1 package of 250 paper plates.

     Grades 1-3
  •   2 dozen #2 lead pencils package of 12 or more
  •   Box of crayons, 24 or fewer
  •   White school glue, 1-8 oz. or 2- 4
    oz. bottles (orange cap
    recommended).
  •   4 large glue sticks
  •   Large pink eraser.
  •   Spiral or wireless notebook, 70-
    100 pages, wide ruled.
  •   Large package 3-hole wide-ruled
    paper.
  •   Pair of quality pointed scissors
    (Fiskar-type recommended)
  •   2 Large boxes of facial tissues.
  •   Set of large water-based felt
    markers.
  •   1 1⁄2” binder with clearview
    front for yearbook
  •   2 bags of pencil cap erasers.
  •   3 folders with pockets and brad
    fasteners
  •   1 package of 250 paper plates.

 Grades 4-6
2 dozen #2 lead pencils package of 12 or more
Box of crayons, 24 or fewer
White school glue, 1-8 oz. or 2- 4
oz. bottles (orange cap
recommended).
4 large glue sticks
Large pink eraser.
2 Spiral or wireless notebooks,
150+ pages, wide ruled.
4 Spiral or wireless notebooks
70+ pages, wide-ruled.
Large package 3-holed wide-
ruled paper.
Pair of quality pointed scissors
(Fiskar-type recommended)
Box of colored pencils
2 blue or black ball point pens. 2 Large boxes of facial tissues. Set of large or small water-based
felt markers.
3 1” binders.
1 1⁄2” binder with clearview front
for yearbook
2 bags of pencil cap erasers.
3 folders with pockets and brad
fasteners.
1 package of 250 paper plates.
School supplies are considered as donations to the school. If you need assistance, or wish not to provide these for your child, please contact the office or your child’s teacher. 

Monday, August 18

Good day members of the Ola community,
My name is Dylan Stocker. My wife and I are native Idahoans and are collectors/historians of old firearms and all things related. We have a personal mission to collect and preserve the tremendous history related to this timeless industry. We also write articles and photo journal their history for various interest groups.
We are planning some trips through the Emmet, Sweet/Ola, High Valley area in the next few weeks. We are looking to connect with folks that have any items they are willing to sell or trade with.
I am federaly licensed and insured through my company Defense Materials Company LLC. www.defensematerialscompany.com
I am also the founder of Old Arms of Idaho which is a group created with a specific focus on collecting and preserving Idaho's long history in Firearms. You can check out our Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/groups/oldarmsofidaho/.
Things we collect:
Anything vintage firearm related including advertising, accessories, grips, parts, ammo, everything.
If you are interested in sharing and possibly selling any items that you have, please contact me to chat and possibly pre-schedule an appointment depending on your interest and goals. Even if your are not willing to sell, we would love the opportunity to journal the history of the items you have.
Contact Information:
208-602-6027
defensematerialscompany@gmail.com
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MVPAL
Dylan Stocker
mvpalusa@gmail.com
www.mvpal.com
http://mvpal.spaces.live.com/ BLOG

Saturday, August 16

OLA ROUGH STRIDERS/RELAY FOR LIFE 2014O

Ola Rough Striders booth

Some team members

Survivors walk

David and our wonder team captain, Joyce, a survivor.

Donna and Linda

Our team, the Ola Rough Striders


Thursday, August 14

Monday, August 18th, the Gem County Commissioners will be at the Ola Hall. This open forum meeting starts at 7PM.

THE OLA LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY BUT OPEN SATURDAY


The Triangle Inn has been busy this week serving hardy home cooked meals to the multiple fire crews that were brought in to fight the Timber Butte fire.  Not only are Michelle and Arron serving hot meals to these hard working men and women, but they are also preparing approx. 350 sack lunches daily for those on the fire line.  These men and women work very long, hard hours, the Triangle Inn fits the bill after a long day fighting fire.  Thank you Michelle and Aaron!!
Good morning! This will be the "FINAL UPDATE" from the Incident Management team; we will be transitioning back to the local unit (IDL) this evening.

Thank you!

Jennifer 
Incident Information

Summary:   With newly mapped dozer lines added, the total fire size is 6797 acres and is 95 percent contained.  The fire area received widespread rain most of the day and crews were able to mop-up and repair lines along the south and west edges of the fire perimeter.  Crews were pulled off the northeast side of the fire for safety reasons today during the rain.  They were able to reengage in the afternoon and continue work on the interior.  

Current Situation:  Today, crews will continue to repair dozer lines and begin back haul of equipment. There will be crews working in the northeast area of the fire, continuing to work in areas to extinguish heavy, down logs and interior smokes.  Crews will begin to demobilize as the fire transitions back to locale administration.  The Great Basin Incident Management Team 5 will turn back management of the fire to local managers at 8:00 PM tonight

Weather: Drier air will move into the area today, decreasing the chance of showers and thunderstorms over the fire area.  Temperatures will be in the low 80s with minimum humidity around 30 percent.  Chance of wetting rain is 20 percent.  Gusty and erratic winds are possible with any thunderstorms that do develop.

Area Fire Restrictions: Stage I fire restriction in the West Central Mountains will be rescinded at midnight on Friday, 15 August 2014

Wednesday, August 13



Head on collision at Freezout Hill. Two cars involved, one rollover.
Avoid the area. There are injuries and crews are on the scene.
4 p.m.
Good morning!  Here is the daily update and fire perimeter map for today.

Have a great day!

Jennifer & Gina
Incident Information

Summary:   A reconnaissance flight yesterday mapped the fire at 6700 acres and 85 percent contained.  Fire activity was again minimal and the northeast side of the fire received precipitation which helped firefighters along the fire line. The south and west side of the fire continued to be mopped up and repair of dozer lines in the area began later in the afternoon.

Current Situation:  Today, crews will continue to mop up and repair dozer lines along the south and west side of the fire perimeter.  Crews will also continue to use pumps and hoses along the northeast side of Timber Butte where there is still some isolated burning in heavier fuel types.

Weather:  A system moving across the Pacific Northwest will create another day of showers and thunderstorms over the Timber Butte Fire area today.  A Red Flag warning is in effecttoday until Wednesday afternoon. Precipitation and gusty winds are predicted in the afternoon with increased lightning activity.  Temperatures are expected to be lower today, ranging in the low to mid 80s. 

Area Fire Restrictions: Stage I fire restriction are in effect for the West Central Mountains and more information can be found at http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/prog/fire/restrictions.html.

Even with that nice shower yesterday afternoon, the lightening managed to start a couple of fires. One is High Valley and the other north on Second Fork. GCFD#2 responded until IDL arrived.
Timber Butte Fire conference call open to the public

A conference call with fire managers on the Timber Butte Fire will take placeWednesday, August 13 at 9:00 a.m.
  
Anyone interested in asking fire managers specific questions about the Timber Butte Fire, or anyone interested in just listening to get up-to-date information, is welcome to participate in the call.

Please forward this e-mail to anyone you know who may be interested in participating in the call. 

Call-in information is listed below. An agenda is attached.

Timber Butte Fire conference call for the public
Tuesday, August 13
Dial Toll-Free:                   888-706-6468
Participant Code:             6918984          

An Inciweb page has been set up for the Timber Butte Fire at this link:http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4071/


Tuesday, August 12

Good afternoon! Crews continue to make excellent progress on the fire today due to slightly cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity's. The western and southern flank resources are mopping up hot spots 20-30 feet from the fire perimeter. The eastern flank (specifically Timber Butte) crews are constructing hose lays to help extinguish interior hot spots within the timbered areas.

There is a "Fire Weather Watch" over the fire area for isolated showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Crews will be vigilant for outflow winds and showers that are associated with the predicted incoming storms.

Have a great afternoon!

Jennifer
Incident Information

Due to the annual budget meeting, the GCFD#2 board meeting will be held in Sweet, not Ola, at 7:00PM. That's tomorrow, Wednesday night, at 7:00PM, Sweet Fire Station

Monday, August 11

75% CONTAINMENT!!!! GREAT JOB GUYS AND GALS!!

Timber Butte Fire reaches 75 percent containment

The Timber Butte Fire burning near Sweet in Gem and Boise Counties is 75 percent contained. There was no fire growth today. Better mapping shows the fire is 7,600 acres in size.

A total of six outbuildings - all on the same property - were lost in the fire. Firefighters saved any residences threatened by the fire.

Fire investigators determined the Timber Butte Fire is human caused.

Favorable conditions helped firefighters focus on securing containment lines, especially along the northern flank of the fire.

The Great Basin Regional Incident Management Team 5 will take over management of the Timber Butte Fire Tuesday at 6 a.m. under Incident Commander Mike Wilde.

The fire started August 9 in the late afternoon. It is burning in an area protected by the Idaho Department of Lands Southwest Forest Protective District. Cooperators include local fire departments, county sheriffs, Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security, and the Bureau of Land Management. Additionally, one member of the recently established Black Canyon Rangeland Fire Protection Association participated in suppression efforts, using his own dozer to protect private property.

The Inciweb page for the Timber Butte Fire is available at this link:http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4071/


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Contact: Emily Callihan, Public Information Officer
Idaho Department of Lands


Wednesday night is the GCFD#2 board meeting, 7PM at the Ola Fire Station. The public is always welcomed. If you have concerns or questions please attend.
 Great Basin Incident      Management Team
Timber Butte Fire

Cooperator’s Daily Conference Call

1-888-706-6468
Participant – 6918984#


Welcome       Jennifer Myslivy, Incident PIO
Roll Call

Incident Update        Mike Dondero, Incident Liaison
Current & Planned Operations
Fire Weather
Fire Behavior
Safety Concerns

Agency/Cooperators

Q & A 

VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!

Timber Butte Fire conference call open to the public

A conference call with fire managers on the Timber Butte Fire will take place Tuesday, August 12 at 9:00 a.m.

Anyone interested in asking fire managers specific questions about the Timber Butte Fire, or anyone interested in just listening to get up-to-date information, is welcome to participate in the call.

Please forward this e-mail to anyone you know who may be interested in participating in the call. 

Call-in information is listed below. An agenda is attached.

Timber Butte Fire conference call for the public

Tuesday, August 12
9:00 a.m.
Dial Toll-Free:                   888-706-6468
Participant Code:             6918984          

The 9 a.m. calls will continue on a daily basis until no longer needed.

An Inciweb page has been set up for the Timber Butte Fire at this link: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4071/

If you have questions, please contact Emily Callihan, IDL Public Information Officer, at (208) 761-5175 or ecallihan@idl.idaho.gov.


REPORT ON THE TIMBER BUTTE FIRE VIA INCIWEB

InciWeb reports good progress in the fighting of the Timber Butte Fire north of Sweet.
For the complete report click HERE

PER THE MESSENGER-INDEX


ROAD CLOSED - Liberty and Brownlee Roads near Sweet
The Gem County Sheriff's Posse is manning a road closure at Liberty and Brownlee Roads.
 The road is closed.
 Please find an alternative route. 
Many people are trying to watch the Timber Butte fire,
 but law enforcement has closed the road so fire crews can access areas.

SERVICES FOR TED PERKINS

The services for Ted Perkins are this Wednesday at 11AM.  Ladies Club's contribution of salads and desserts would greatly appreciated.  Please have your items at the Hall about 10:30.  It is expected to be a large gathering, Ted is missed by many.

Please allow yourself plenty of travel time as the Sweet-Ola Highway is under construction and there are delays.

Sunday, August 10

SUNDAY-TIMBER BUTTE FIRE

In case you missed it HERE is the story that was broadcasted on Channel 7.
Also some pictures of the fire tonight that I took.





Marilyn Watson's goats have been gone for over a week.  If anyone finds them, dead or alive please let her know.  584-3816

They went missing from Third Fork (29450) but could have wandered off to-who knows!
Every possible resource is helping in containing the Timber Butte Fire north of Sweet. If you don't live or work in the area, please stay away. The traffic was terrible last night and today, this is dangerous for the "sightseers", the firefighters and property owners trying to safe their homes. For everyone's safety, please stay home!

THANK YOU LYNDA FOR THE PICTURES




Please go to the link below for the link below for pics and info on the wildfire burning at Sweet.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/325434143616/

Friday, August 8

HIGHWAY INFORMATION

Hello All.


After a long process of getting the pavement test strips to pass, as of August 7, 2014 Idaho Sand and Gravel went to full production paving on the Ola Highway. I would like to remind you that 15 to 30 mintues delays are expected during the overlay. Idaho Sand has asked to work straight thru this  weekend, all parties have agreed to this request. Please plan ahead for trips to the Ola area.


Thank you

Neal Capps, Director