Friday, April 18

SQUAW BUTTE RETIRED EDUCATORS GROUP LUNCHEON

SQUAW BUTTE RETIRED EDUCATORS GROUP LUNCHEON
Monday, April 28 at 11:30AM
Ola Community Hall

The program will be
All About Roseberry
Donnelly, Idaho
Preservation of the Scandinavian Culture of Long Valley

After the luncheon, those that would like, can drive up to Fred and Melly's to bird watch.

Ola Ladies are asked to bring salads and desserts.
Everyone is welcomed.

IDAHO STATESMAN ARTICLE ABOUT IDAHO GUEST RANCHES-4D Longhorn Guest Ranch


Check out this article that was in the Idaho Statesman
 about the 4D Longhorn Guest Ranch
and other Idaho guest ranches.

CELEBRATE GOOD FRIDAY at the OLA COMMUNITY CHURCH




Hi Ola.

There will be a showing of “The Cross” at the Ola Community Church Friday 4-18 at 6:30 P.M.  Come join us as we commemorate the sacrifice made on our behalf almost 2000 years ago.  The Cross is not a very long program but sends a powerful message about how Jesus Christ can change lives.  We welcome everyone to start the Easter weekend with us in anticipation of the celebration on Easter Sunday of Christ’s Resurrection.

Ola Church at 6:30 P.M. Friday April 18.

Russ


MEET & GREET WITH BABARA


Thursday, April 17

Ola’s female moose released to free roam - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Ola’s female moose released to free roam - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: A female moose from Ola brought to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Washington in 2013 has now joined a male moose from Pocatello and a female …

Wednesday, April 16


Tuesday, April 15

PRAYERS A SPEEDY RECOVERY




Mom(Annabell Perkins) was hospitalized yesterday with shortness of breath hopefully they will change her meds and she will be home soon. She could use your prayers. Thanks.

Saturday, April 12

OLA PTO CARNIVAL 2014















Tonight there was a great show of community support for the Ola PTO Carnival. It was good to see so many enjoy a fun evening of games, good food and live auction.  Thank you for your support!!

Friday, April 11

THINGS TO DO TOMORROW!!!

ATTEND THE OLA SCHOOL CARNIVAL




Thursday, April 10

4-H ENROLLMENT MEETING THIS SATURDAY




A 4-H enrollment meeting will be held this Saturday at 10AM in the Ola Inn. Anyone interested in joining please attend this meeting. If you have any questions please contact Nathan at 584-3287.

Wednesday, April 9

TWO PUPPIES LEFT



Tammie still has two puppies left.  Australian Shepard/Border Collie/Blue Heeler, great working dogs or family pets.  They've had their shots.  They are now 8 weeks old and need to find their forever home.  Call 477-9431

GROSS FAMILY DONATES PAINTING BY VERNON GROSS

 Dorothy Gross Williams, Yvonne Gross Young,
 John Gross, and Clyde Gross,
 family of Vernon Gross donates
 a painting to the Ola Community.
  The painting was painted by Vernon V. Gross in 1967.
Vernon V. Gross
Vernon Gross was born June 13, 1913 at Gross, Idaho.  His parents, Richard H. Gross and Ruth Elizabeth Gross (Cramer) lived in Ola and operated a ranch at Squaw Creek.  His mother was postmistress of the Gross Post Office named in her honor.  Vernon grew up and attended school at Gross and Ola.  He moved to New Plymouth, Idaho in 1949, where he farmed and worked for the Idaho Highway Department.  He moved to Emmett in 1957 where he worked for the Gem County Road Department.  He married Susan Corrigan on June 2, 1962.  He was a member and oast Noble Grand of New Plymouth Lodge No. 83 100F.  Vernon died on March 3, 1979 and is buried at the Ola Cemetery.

This wonderful painting will be displayed at the Ola Community Hall for all to enjoy!
Many thanks to the Gross family!

**the Gross Post Office was located on Third Fork Rd. (across from where Bev and Carol live).  The Gross school was on, the now, Nesbitt Lane it burned down and was then moved to Second Fork where Blessinger corrals are now located.

Thursday, April 3

Wild Bunch takes on Gun Club range scenarios - Emmett Messenger-Index: Sports

Wild Bunch takes on Gun Club range scenarios - Emmett Messenger-Index: Sports: Armed to the teeth with pistols, rifles and shotguns, about 10 target-shooting desperadoes hit the Gem County Rod and Gun Club range March 23 …
Pretty sick!!
  Razor blades on the playground equipment.  Click here!
This has not happened in Ola,
 but it seems to be happening more and more in other parts of the US.

SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL---ATTEND THE CARNIVAL



The Ola School Carnival is a little over a week away, Saturday, April 12th. Your attendance is a great way to show your support for our school.

IVERMECTIN TOXICITY IN DOGS

I thought this was worth sharing. I pulled it from Free Horses in Idaho FB page.
IVERMECTIN TOXICITY IN DOGS
Meet Oliver Lotter! Oliver is being highlighted today to remind us all of an important concern regarding Ivermectin dewormer.
Oliver is an australian shepherd owned by Maria Lotter, a client of Bend Equine. Maria recently performed her routine Spring deworming to her horses with an Ivermectin product. The following day, Oliver began showing signs of neurologic disease (unable to rise, drooling, panting, urinary incontinence, blindness). Maria rushed him to the Animal Emergency Center in Bend where they diagnosed him with Ivermectin Toxicity. Oliver spent 7 days in the intensive care unit and is now recovering at home. He is still not back to his normal self and his veterinarian believes it could take another couple of weeks to return to normal.
WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THIS?
1. Certain dog breeds have a gene mutation that causes them to be prone to Ivermectin Toxicity. These breeds include but are not limited to collies, Shetland sheepdogs, Australian shepherds, English shepherds, and Old English sheep dogs. A test is now available through Washington State University to determine if dogs have the gene that causes Ivermectin sensitivity.
2. Dogs can be exposed to Ivermectin after eating horse's manure that have been treated with Ivermectin. Horses pass the Ivermectin treated feces for 9 hours to 11 days after being treated.
3. Onset of clinical signs of toxicity in the dog occurs 4-12 hours after exposure. Signs include: depression, disorientation, vocalization, stupor, ataxia, tremors, vomiting, not eating, unable to rise, blindness, seizures, coma, and death.
It is very important that you keep dogs out of the area while horses are being dewormed with Ivermectin or moxidectin (Quest) to prevent accidental exposure of sensitive dogs to spilled product and, as shown above, exposure of dogs that eat horse manure even up to 11 days after deworming. Oliver was very lucky to have a diligent owner that noticed the toxicity quickly and to have had excellent care at the Animal Emergency Clinic in Bend. We all wish him a speedy recovery!

Saturday, March 29

SCHOOL BACK IN SESSION MONDAY!!!

Monday, Spring Break is over and school is back in session.
Kids will be walking to and from school and school buses will be on the roads.
Please drive safely!!

Friday, March 28

CARMA TUBBS PETERSON

Our Beloved Mother, Carma Tubbs Peterson, formally of Middleton, passed away surrounded by her family on March 26th 2014 at the age of 91. Carma was born on the 18th of September, 1922 in Malad, Idaho to James Heber and Rosa Janet Howell Yearsley. She grew up in Woodruff, Idaho and graduated from Malad High School. She married Dean William Tubbs on the 12th of April 1944 in the Logan LDS Temple, Logan, Utah. To this union 6 children were born. 
Dean was killed in a logging accident in November  1963. Carma married Victor Joseph Peterson in 1973; he passed away in 1999. Carma was an active and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Her greatest desire was for her children to follow her example of serving their fellow man. She is survived by her 6 children: Marvin (MaryEtta) Tubbs, Doyle (Anell) Tubbs, Jeanette (Richard) Hallam, Marie (Doyle) Waldron, Denise (Dickie) White, and Brent (Michelle) Tubbs,  4 step children; 
JoAnn Turner, Glenn (Kristi) Peterson, Gene (Rita) Peterson, and Lynn Peterson,  22 grandchildren, 51 great- grandchildren, and 7 great- great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Dean and Victor and son-in-law, Elwin Turner,  granddaughters, Laura Tubbs and Jennifer Tubbs. Carma’s viewings will be held on the Friday, 28th of March, 2014 at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell from 6:00-8:00 pm and from 10:00- 10:45 AM., on Saturday  at the Middleton LDS Stake Center located at 23644 Old Highway 30, Caldwell, Idaho.  Her funeral service will begin 11:00 AM. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at LDS Middleton Stake Center.  The burial will be at the Ola Cemetery, Ola, Idaho beside her beloved husband Dean. 

Thursday, March 27

OLA LADIES CLUB MEMBERS

Ola Ladies Club members are asked to make cookies for the burial being held in Ola on Saturday.  Please have your contribution to the Hall by 2:00PM.  Thank you so much!! We're expecting about 50 people.

FORMER RESIDENT OF OLA PASSES



Carma Tubbs Peterson, former resident of Ola, has passed away.  Funeral Services will be held at the Middleton Stake Center, Saturday at 11:00AM.  The viewing is Friday evening at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Caldwell from 6:00PM-8:00PM.  Carma will be buried at the Ola Cemetery, the procession should be to Ola about 2:30-3:00PM Saturday.

The Ola Hall will be open.  Cookies and coffee will be served after the burial.
Plenty of Ola spring weather today, sun, snow, wind, rain and to finish the day off---a beautiful rainbow!
The Ola Library will be closed tomorrow (Friday), it will be open Saturday.

SNOW GEESE HAVE LANDED





A flock of Snow Geese landed this afternoon.
To learn about these beautiful birds click HERE.

This is an interesting site to read and bookmark for daily news on the wildfire front.
 Click HERE to take you to WILDFIRE TODAY.

Wednesday, March 26

DITCH AND RUBBISH BURNING

Now that the weather is getting nice, you probably are getting ready to do some burning.  If so, please make a quick call to Dennis Weaver at 584-9030, this will give the fire department notice in case a call comes in that someone sees smoke.  Also if you are burning and would like a little bit of security,  give Dennis a call and he may be able to arrange for a fire truck to be on site.

Tuesday, March 25

Anderson sentenced for murder - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Anderson sentenced for murder - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: Douglas Everett Anderson was sentenced this morning to 30 years for killing Darole, D.L., Carpenter, 78, July 8, 2013, in Emmett in a sentence…

Wednesday, March 19

THE METHODIST CHURCH IN SWEET....

The Methodist Church is sponsoring a Sports Camp June 23-26 at the school from 9 a.m.-12. We will be featuring Basketball, Soccer and Cheer leading. If anyone would have anything to share with the youth please call Janice at 584-3472. All the mentors we can get will be welcome. .
Kindergarten thru sixth grade but anyone will be welcome.
A preliminary meeting will be held next week Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Sunday School building at the Methodist Church.

Tuesday, March 18

SPEEDYQUICK USERS....There probably is an e-mail in your "IN" box requesting you to click the link and update your account. It may not be a good idea.

LOCAL RESIDENT HAS BOOK PUBLISHED FEATURING THE OLA VALLEY

Local resident, Jim Fennell, has this Kindle book available on Amazon.
 is available for download on your Kindle.
  Congratulations Jim!
**If anyone doesn't have an ereader, you can download a free Kindle reader for the PC from Amazon. 
**click the underlined title for direct link to Amazon

SQUAW BUTTE MUSIC FESTIVAL- 1980's?

 from left, front row- Doug Zarybnisky, Jonathan Bjorkman, JC Hodgins, and Angie Waldner. Second row - Kimberly Riggs, Kealoha Harrison, Jessica Walsh, Wally Sutton, and Maren Jensen.  This picture was on FB this AM--Gem County shared a Messenger Index pic.

Monday, March 17

OLA HISTORY EVENING









There was not an empty seat at the Ola Hall last evening.  We heard from historians and descendants from Ola about how our community got it's start.  From the Indians to the hotel owners the stories were funny to sad but always interesting.  There were songs from the Brave Hearts and poems from Bob Hartgrove and as always a bountiful potluck.  Thank you Tom Blessinger for an entertaining and educational evening.