Thursday, August 27


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


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 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.


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


I ran across a great way earn $$ for your community just by using your computer. 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. 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, 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


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 It is a helpful website with answers to any questions about the flu.

Monday, August 10


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


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

Thursday, August 6


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.