Tuesday, December 22

OLA'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM





The program was great as always and there was a full house. All of the children were dressed in their Christmas finest outfits and really spoke up and sang out, during the entire program. The Hall looked festive as it was decorated with the students beautiful artwork. Thomas was outstanding as "Santa In Space". Lily sang "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" and brought tears to your eyes with her clear, sweet voice. Faith played "Away in the Manger" with poise and grace. Bob sang two carols that conveyed the true meaning of Christmas and Mrs. Andelin was a new and wonderful addition to the program as she played the violin the the piano. Our Kindergartners and preschoolers squealed with delight when Santa came into the Hall. He took time and got every one's list. Everyone in attendance received a goody bag. It was a wonderful evening. Many thanks to our students and staff for giving the community a wonderful Christmas gift!!


Thanks Joyce!

Thursday, December 10

NEXT DAY DELIVERY!



The mail service was as good in 1907 as it is today, Boise to Ola in a day and notice postage was just one cent. Thank you so much Sharon for sharing this with us!

Wednesday, November 25

A NOTE OF GRATITUDE.....

was posted this morning on Craigs List from the family whose dog was returned to them. They are very thankful to the kind people in Ola. To view the actual post go to http://boise.craigslist.org/grd/1481539306.html

Tuesday, November 24

OLA CEMETERY ON-LINE

The Ola Cemetery is now on-line. Check out www.gem.idgenweb.org/cem_ola.html. I have also added this as a link, off to the left, under Gem County. This is such a wonderful addition to our newsletter! Thank you Sharon!

Sunday, November 22

HAPPILY EVER AFTER.....

Thanks to the use and readership of the Ola Community Newsletter and an ad on Craig's List, a family and their dog have been reunited.

Saturday, November 21

WELL WORTH IT!!

By selling calendars, DVD's and note cards, the Ola Ladies Club earned approximately $300.00 at the Sweet Bazaar last Saturday. Great job Gloria!

EXCITING NEWS!!

The Community has been granted a $3000.00 grant for the park. Many thanks to the Idaho Community Foundation and those who work so hard applying for these grants to keep Ola beautiful.

Friday, November 20

ARE YOU MISSING YOUR BEST FRIEND?

Rau's (the people that live in Jacobus' old house on High Valley Rd) have a stray German Shepherd looking dog. This dog has two collars, one green and the other is a choke chain. If this is your friend, please stop by and pick it up.

Friday, November 6

FIREMEN'S PANCAKE SUPPER

The Firemen's Pancake Supper
is being held
Saturday, November 21 at 6:00PM
at the Ola Community Hall.
This is a fundraiser for the Ola Fire Department.
Please join us and offer your support!
$10.00 pp or $25.00 per family with
children under 12

Tuesday, November 3

THANK YOU!!

Thanks to everyone that is using Goodshop, we have $30.00 in our account for the Community. Good job!

MANY THANKS TO PAM AND CYLE!!!!


Through the Scratch for Schools program, Pam and Cyle were able to donate $527.00 to the Ola Elementary. Great job!

2009 HALLOWEEN PARADE



Friday, October 23

CONGRATS!




Congratulations to all the successful hunters! Alan J. tagged this beautiful 3 point this Friday morning. Now we start Elk hunting, good luck to those hunters. Pics please!

Look at that elk Dave M. tagged. Pretty impressive!

Alan got his elk today (Nov. 2)

I know that there have been several other deer and elk taken by Olaites, pics please!

Wednesday, October 14

THANK YOU!!

On behalf of myself and my family, I would like to thank everyone for your enormous generosity and support. We always knew that we lived in a great community, but Saturday night's display of support was overwhelming. With your kindness, we will get through this.

Blane

SODA SPRINGS the MOVIE

As you know some of the scenes from Soda Springs the movie were shot at the Skippen place in Sweet, check out the website for the movie. www.sodaspringsthemovie.com

Sunday, October 11

DID YOU KNOW? ..Find out on the recipe link..

HARVEST DINNER A HUGE SUCCESS!





The Harvest Dinner held Saturday afternoon was a huge success! The weather was great and with lots of old cars, wonderful stories and great food, the day couldn't have been better. The lunch was highlighted by the Ola Ladies showing off the remodeled Hall. Having waited 17 years for the improvements, it truly was a special day. Wanda Sutton was honored as one of the oldest Ladies Club members. Wanda will be moving to Emmett in the next couple of weeks, she will be greatly missed.

Saturday, October 10

FOUND - Walking cane...

Found Friday evening on Timber Flat Road: A well used, hand made walking cane - sure to be missed by its owner.
To claim it, call Alan Jacobus at 584-3075

Sunday, October 4

SUCCESSFUL FUNDAISER!!

That's sweet!
Look at that turnout!

The fundraiser for the Blane Carlock family was a success!! About 300 people enjoyed dinner and dancing at the Ola Fire Hall Saturday night. Not even the cold, wet weather could dampen the warm hearts of the many friends and family from taking part in this community event for a great cause. Plenty of wonderful items were donated for the silent auction and the lucky winners were announced for the raffles. Paul Metcalf was the winner of the rifle and Dave Merritt, the winner of the beautiful quilt. Many, many thanks to everyone that helped make this fundraiser a successful one!

Monday, September 21

THE AM COFFEE DRINKERS AT THE OLA INN

Can you hear me now?

Monday, September 14

ANOTHER YEAR AND ANOTHER SUCCESS

The Ola Reunion has wrapped up for another year. This year's reunion was as successful, if not more so, than years passed. With 115 attending this year, people from all over came to enjoy the food and share their memories of our Ola Valley. Some of the attendees became acquainted with relatives they didn't know they had and were able to visit their old homesteads, thanks to Sharon S. Thanks to the Ladies Club for the hard work they put in to make this annual event possible.

Friday, September 11

CHECK OUT THE NEW LINK

Gem County GenWeb is the new link, off to the left. Check it out!!

Thank you Sharon M. for providing this information.

Thursday, August 27

CHECK THIS OUT!

Now you can start earning $$ for the Ola Community just by clicking the Badge off to the left. You can easily access the GoodSearch search engine or shop GoodShop right from the Newsletter.

The Ola Community Center and Church is already earning money from those of you using the sites. Thank you very much!!

And thank you Alan for making life simple!

Wednesday, August 26

UPDATE**

According to the Channel 7 website, 9,600 marijuana plants were confiscated on Tuesday from two different fields. One of the fields was in Gem County, the other in Valley County. Estimated street value about 19 million.

Tuesday, August 25

LAW ENFORCEMENT MOVES IN







Law Enforcement moved in early Tuesday morning, setting up their command post at Sutton's corner. The helicopter arrived about 8:00AM and the search was on. After flying around our valley, a marijuana field was discovered about 4.5 miles east of Ola. Throughout the day, the helicopter was bringing bundle after bundle to the corner. The marijuana was then loaded into a large dump truck to be disposed of at another location. The bundles contained plants that were at least 6-8 feet tall.

UPDATE: All was wrapped up at 7:15PM. Thousands of plants were recovered and will be destroyed.

COUNTY COMMISSIONER MEETING LAST NIGHT

The County Commissioners were at the Hall last night to meet with the Ola residents. Attendance by the community wasn't great, but for those of us that were there it was well worth our while. The Commissioners brought with them a person from Health and Welfare and an Environmental Health Specialist. Both spoke about the minerals and toxins that can be found in our wells, toxicity levels and the areas of which they are most concerned. They provided information, along with sample bottles so that we can get our water tested. Jim, the well driller, was present. It was interesting to hear him discuss the different levels of soil, rock, minerals etc. encountered when digging a well. As far as anything new....Alvin Davis is now working in Emmett and was replaced by Roger Walker, and there was some discussion about doing something with High Valley Road (so much dust) but due to cost, that's not likely. We appreciate our Commissioners, and thank them for coming up to Ola.

Monday, August 24

THIS IS SOOO EXCITING!!!!

I ran across a great way earn $$ for your community just by using your computer. WWW.Goodsearch.com is a search engine powered by Yahoo, and by using this, every search you make earns money for the Ola Community Center and Church. Shopping online also earns money for your community. WWW.Goodshop.com has many retailers that you may regularly use, Amazon, eBay, Barnes and Noble, Macy's, Expedia and so many more. I ask that you go to www.goodsearch.com, choose Ola Community Center and Church as your charity. Please review the site, if you have any questions, please feel free to call Kim 584-9030, I can walk you through adding Goodsearch as your toolbar.

Saturday, August 15

Wednesday, August 12

FLU SEASON APPROACHING

With fall approaching so is flu season. This has been forwarded to me and I thought that you might find this information valuable. Log on to http://www.flu.gov/. It is a helpful website with answers to any questions about the flu.

Monday, August 10

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I understand that some of you are relying on your e-mail for the updates on the Newsletter. This is great, however, there seems to be about a 24 hour delay from the time I post new information and you get it in your e-mail. This is not a problem for most information, but sometimes 24 hours could be too late. Therefore, you might benefit from making the Newsletter your home page or bookmark it so you can easily pull it up everyday.

Have a Great Day!!

Friday, August 7

OLA COMMUNITY RECIPES

Yes, I finally created a link for us to share our favorite recipes. This will allow the recipes to remain for future reference, as well as, plenty of room for more favorites. Each recipe is labeled at the bottom, by clicking on the label, you will get all the main dishes or desserts etc. The link to the Ola Community Recipes is off to the left. Enjoy!

Please submit your favorites by e-mailing me at marvu2@speedyquick.net

Thursday, August 6

CAN ANYONE IDENTIFY?



This tree carving was found by Marvin on the Carlock place off of Nesbitt Lane and Second Fork. Can anyone identify who these initials belong to? Please comment if you have any ideas.

Friday, July 24

A DAY OF HUCKLEBERRY PICKING


I now know what Huckleberry picking is all about. It's getting together with good friends, having a nice picnic, enjoying the cooler temperatures and picking some berries.

Friday AM, a few of us got together and went Huckleberry picking. Thanks to Pat and Shannon for sharing the location of their secret spot, which yielded lots of berries. It was fun listening to everyone talk about what they like to do with their berries. Pies, pancakes, pudding, muffins and jam, it seems the sky is the limit. It was a good time!

Monday, July 20

HOME SAFELY!!


The Ola Ladies that attended the weekend retreat in Stanley, returned home safely last night. It sounds like everyone had a great time and enjoyed each others company. It's great to have you home and it's nice to have my walking partners back.

Tuesday, July 7

INTERESTED IN SAVING $

Check out the website http://www.hip2save.com/. It's a great website to help you save money on anything from groceries, restaurants, shipping, clothing store sales and much more. This website has lots of useful information on couponing and illustrates the possible savings. Although not all the stores and restaurants are available to us in the Boise area, a great deal are. Take time to play with the site, it will definitely be worth your while.



Hip2save is the creation of Susan Jacobus' daughter.

Thursday, June 4

WHAT A GREAT WAY TO SPEND A MORNING!!!

Thursday morning was Hummingbird banding at Norma's and what a beautiful morning it was!! Fred Bassett of the Hummer/Bird Study Group banded about 110 of these fascinating little birds. Fred's extensive knowledge of the Hummer made this is fun and educational experience.

If you are feeding a large number of Hummers, Fred would love to band your little friends. He can be reached by emailing him at fhound@AOL.com.

Thank you Fred and Norma for sharing this with us.




Saturday, May 30

THAT WAS A GOOD TIME!!!!

Four wheelers, a pickup and a jeep took a tour up Timber Flat. There were about 32 of us in all, each enjoying the wonderful weather and the breathtaking scenery. With dirty faces and sunburned arms, we listened to Sharon Sutton talk about the old homesteads and times of the past. After this great tour, everyone met back at the Hall where we enjoyed a potluck lunch.

Everyone had such a good time that plans are being made for next year.

Thank you Ladies Club and Sharon Sutton

a special thanks to Cinderella, you know who you are.