Wednesday, July 20

The Ola Rough Striders Relay For Life Team will host a Bunco Game this Saturday July 23rd at 4:PM at the Ola Hall. Sandwiches and Cookies will be served. The cost is $7.00 per person. Please plan to attend for a fun evening of laughter, competition, fellowship and prizes and you will be home before dark. This is in support of The American Cancer Society.


Friday, July 15

ELLEN'S MEMORIAL

Ellen's memorial is scheduled for the same day as the fundraiser. We will start the memorial at 3:00 at the Ola Community Hall. Everyone is welcome to come celebrate Ellen's life and share stories. 
 
They already have some great donations coming in for the auction: 2 loads of road mix from Harvey Church, 1 cord of firewood from Lane Bailey, oil changes from Hanigan's, 1 load of gravel from Dave Merritt, handmade crafts, homemade jewelry, and lots more! Also there will be a raffle for 4 VIP Boise Hawks tickets, donated by NRG Flooring in Emmett.   

The fundraiser will follow the memorial, at 5:30 pm. We have been working hard to gather donations, and there should be something there for everyone!




OLD ARMS OF IDAHO will be coming to the Sweet/Ola/High Valley area looking for people that have collectible firearms for sale. Old Arms of Idaho is also the only certified firearms appraisers in Idaho. Feel free to give them a call if you have any questions.  Click HERE to go the site for more information.

Monday, June 27

DINNER/DANCE FUNDRAISER FOR ELLEN

There will be  a fundraiser for Ellen Kharrl on Saturday, July 30th at the Ola Community Hall from 5:30 to 10:00. Come enjoy nachos and all the fixins starting at 5:30. Cost for the dinner is $5 per person or $20 per family. We will have bottled water available, and you are welcome to bring your own beverages. (No alcohol is allowed inside the Hall, but you may drink it outside.)

Live music will be outside! Kerbi is in the process of gathering donations for a silent auction as well.

ALL proceeds will go to help Ellen with bills related to her extended stay in the hospital. Please come out and support Ellen and her family. (Hopefully she will be out of the hospital by then!)

If you have any questions, please contact Kerbi Webb through Facebook or at 584-3252.

Saturday, June 25

Friday, June 24

ELLEN'S GO FUND ME PAGE

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO HELP ELLEN WITH MEDICAL EXPENSES.



Monday, May 9

MASS GATHERING MEETING

The Gem County Commissioners will hold a public hearing regarding amendments to the Mass Gathering Ordinance. This hearing will be held on Tuesday May 24, 2016 at 6:30 in the district courtroom at the Gem County Courthouse.

Monday, February 22


The movie WAR ROOM will be shown 
Friday February 26 at 6:30 P.M. at the Ola Community Church.

Wednesday, February 17


Wednesday, February 10

PILLOWCASE PARTY FOR KIDS

A Pillowcase Party for Kids!

As part of a year long service project, one of the youth of Grace Lutheran Church, MaryCampbell, is working to contribute pillowcase dresses to Dress A Girl Around the World. Another use for pillowcases is to make special Pillowcases forOncology for kids with cancer, so Mary has partnered with WELCA to host a spring Pillowcase for Kids Party on March 5th at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Boise, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. All are welcome to attend the party and no sewing skills are needed. Lunch will be provided.
Also needed are pillowcases, new and gently used, made of sturdy material as well as sturdy cotton fabric, ric rac, buttons, binding and other sewing notions.
If you would like to attend the Pillowcase Party or donate to it, contact Joyce Miller @ 584-9043.

Tuesday, January 26

OLA ROUGHRIDERS 4H CLUB LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS

Ola Roughriders 4H Club is signing up new members. If you want to join or if you have any questions please call Amanda Poole 584-3284

FARM FRESH EGGS

Fresh farm eggs for sale. $2.50 per dozen. Available at the Ola Inn or you can contact me Amanda Poole 584-3284
I will also be hatching chicks, I have barnyard mix that includes Auracana, Welsummer, Astrolop, Columbian Wyandotte and Astro White..
Pullets $3
Cockerels $1.50

Monday, January 25


Sunday, January 24

Friday, January 22

SQUAW CREEK NEWS

Check out the new blog created by the students at the Ola School.   Click HERE to read the Squaw Creek News.

Tuesday, January 12

Winter Weather Advisory For Gem County

Winter Weather Advisory

WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
214 PM MST TUE JAN 12 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING
TO 5 PM MST WEDNESDAY...

* SNOW AMOUNTS...3 TO 5 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS AND 5 TO 10 INCHES
IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* SNOW LEVELS...VALLEY FLOORS...RISING TO AROUND 4500 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTH UP TO 10 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ROADS...INCLUDING U.S. HIGHWAY 95 AND IDAHO STATE 
HIGHWAY 55...WILL BECOME SNOW-COVERED AND SLIPPERY. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL PRIMARILY CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

Sunday, January 10

CELEBRATE REETA'S 90th BIRTHDAY


Reeta is celebrating a 90th birthday!

Celebrate with her!

Cake and Ice Cream

at the Ola Inn
 Saturday, January 15th at noon. 

Wednesday, January 6

CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES TO VIOLA!!

 Today she joined the National Guard. It was a very exciting and emotional event. Viola will be leaving for Missouri to report to boot-camp on March 28. Much sooner than we expected. She has many plans to get in order, and a short amount of time to arrange them. We wish her the best of luck. We know she will do well.

Tuesday, December 22

OLA ROUGH STRIDER'S RELAY FOR LIFE NEW YEAR'S EVE GAME NIGHT

The Ola Rough Strider's Relay For Life Team will host a free family game night on New Year's Eve.
The fun will begin at 7:PM.  Bring your games, puzzles or coloring books to the Ola Community Hall.  We will have Bunco available to play.  The team will supply coffee and lemonade.  Please bring a snack or finger food to share.  Donations will be accepted.

Wednesday, December 16

PRAYERS NEEDED

Please say prayers for Kathy Strickland and Sharon Sutton's father.  Both are in hospitals and need your thoughts and prayers.

Monday, November 16

SIDES,SALADS and/or DESSERTS

Ola Ladies Club members are asked to bring sides, salads and/or desserts for the dinner after Carol's services on Friday.  A large attendance is expected so your contribution is appreciated.

MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR CAROL

 Memorial Service will be on Friday at 11:00am at Potters Funeral Home in Emmett
.Graveside Service will be at 1:00pm at the Ola Cemetery, followed by a gathering at the Ola Community Hall, with lunch provided by the Ola ladies Club.

Thursday, November 12

SAD SAD DAY

Carol Shultz passed away this morning.

PRAYERS NEEDED

Carol Shultz was transported to Walter Knox-Emmett yesterday afternoon then life flighted to Boise.  Her immediate condition is unknown.

Monday, November 2

BLOOD DRIVE

The American Red cross will be in Ola for blood donations between
10 AM and 1:30 PM on Thursday, November 12, 2015
at the Ola Community Center, 21750 Main Street, Ola, Idaho.
To schedule an appointment, call Darlene Mingus at 584-3429.
For questions or information call the American Red Cross at 1-866-236-3276


OLA SCHOOL 2015 HALLOWEEN PARADE

  
 
    Ghouls and goblins, loggers and cowboys, a howling werewolf and monsters of all sorts, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell,  super heroes, and Captain Hook waving his fierce hook -- all awed the parade viewers lining the Main Street of Ola on Friday afternoon. 



 

Sunday, November 1



Sunday, October 25

STOP IN AND SAY HI

Grace Lutheran Church in Horseshoe Bend is pleased to invite all to join us for a visit with Pastor Netsie Griffith on Saturday, October 31 from 1:00 to 3:00. Drop by to say "hi" or stay and chat for a while. Cake, ice cream, punch and coffee will be served. 

Thursday, October 22

Horseshoe Bend Ladies Club
Celebrating Their 100th Anniversary
November 24, 2015
2-6 PM
Horseshoe Bend Ladies Club Hall
Boise Ave
Horseshoe Bend

Friday, October 16

IDL Extends Fire Ban...

NEWS RELEASE 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 Oct. 14, 2015

CONTACT: Emily Callihan, Communications Officer
(208) 334-0236 or ecallihan@idl.idaho.gov

Fire managers extend closed fire season, requiring permits for burning past Oct. 20 

(BOISE) – Continued dry conditions and unseasonably high fire danger statewide have prompted State of Idaho fire managers to extend the period required under law to obtain a fire safety burn permit for certain controlled burn activities. The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) announced today it would extend “closed fire season” until further notice. Closed fire season begins May 10 and usually extends through Oct. 20 every year. Idaho law (38-115) requires any person living outside city limits anywhere in Idaho who plans to burn anything – including crop residue burning and excluding recreational campfires – during closed fire season to obtain a fire safety burn permit. “Even though it’s the middle of October, conditions are expected to be warm and dry enough across Idaho to ignite a wildfire that can easily escape initial attack,” State Forester David Groeschl said. “Requiring fire safety burn permits past October 20 for certain controlled burn activities enables fire managers to set parameters for the types of burning allowed in certain areas that are still at risk for wildfire.” By October, there also are fewer firefighters, equipment, and aircraft available to respond to a controlled burn if it escapes. The fire safety burn permit system informs fire managers where burning activities are occurring, reducing the number of false runs to fires and saving firefighting resources for instances in which they are truly needed. It also enables fire managers to respond more quickly to fires that escape, potentially reducing the liability of the burner if their fire escapes. Fire safety burn permits can be obtained online at http://www.burnpermits.idaho.gov or in person at IDL offices statewide. The fire safety burn permit is free of charge and good for 10 days after it is issued. Permits issued through the self service web site are available seven days a week, issued immediately, and valid immediately. Residents also are encouraged to contact their local city or rural fire department before burning because some incorporated cities and towns may require their own burn permit. IDL will not issue fire safety burn permits within districts where local burn bans are in effect. Additionally, residents should contact the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) or the Nez Perce Tribe or Coeur d’Alene Tribe for burn restriction information for air quality. DEQ can be reached by calling (800) 633-6247 or visiting http://deq.idaho.gov/air-quality.aspx. If there are other burning restrictions in effect or additional or alternate permits required, the fire safety burn permit web site will provide instructions for Idahoans on how to contact those entities.

http://www.idl.idaho.gov/news-media/2015-releases/10-14-2015-fire-managers-extend-closed-fire-season.pdf

Monday, October 5

DONATE DISHES

It's about that time of year when we as a PTO start working on our events for the Ola School. This year we are having our carnival on Halloween Night. We are asking the community for donations of dishes for the dish toss as well as items we can auction off to raise funds for the school. Dishes can be dropped off at the school or at Katie Pooles house. If you have any questions please feel free to call either Kylie Mcclure the PTO president or Amanda and Katie Poole. 208-584-3591 ( Kylie and Katie) 208-584-3284 (Amanda)

Monday, September 28

Where does Ola School go from here?

Will you, the community and parents,  help us problem solve?

Can we make sure your levy dollars are used for Ola School?

Please come to a meeting at the Ola School Wednesday, September 30 at 6:30pm.

Tuesday, September 22

FREE KITTENS

Tammy and Esteban have seven kittens that need to go, not ready yet though. Anybody that wants one or knows someone that wants one, let Tammie or Esteban know! They are FREE! 584-3522
Kittens will be ready to go when they can eat dry food.