Friday, April 30

TRICKSTER TALES

The Tiger, the Man and the Jackal

Jump, Frog, Jump

Aunt Fox and the Fried Fish

A very beautiful spectator!!!

Wednesday, April 28

"STAMPS TO THE RESCUE"

Starting April 30, you can purchase postage stamps at the Ola Post Office that will help buy food for shelter pets. This is an easy way to help our "best" friends.

You can also go online and see how your purchase helps the pets that are in the shelters. www.stampstotherescue.com

Tuesday, April 27

SMITHS FERRY via HIGH VALLEY

I received a message from Maxine Jeffs this AM regarding the road to Smiths Ferry from High Valley.

The Valley County road grader is working to open the road today, so it probably will be passable tomorrow. Mud, ice and slush will remain, so 4-wheel drive might be a good idea.

Please use caution!!!!

Monday, April 26

BIKES, BIKES AND MORE BIKES!!

The POW-MIA Motorcycle club held its first ride and rally of the year, Sunday, in Ola. More than 130 motorcycles enjoyed an afternoon of sunshine, great music and a delicious meal prepared by the Ola Inn. After taking a small break, it was great to see the bikers!
Welcome back POW-MIA members!!

Thursday, April 22

I want to say how much I appreciated being named Senior Volunteer of the Year and thank everyone for all the cards, support and love you showed me.
I would also like to thank ALL the volunteers of Ola for making our community "special" and to say how much you are appreciated.

My "Thanks"again

Joy

Wednesday, April 21

THE OLA INN'S FAVORITE COFFEE DRINKER..

..is starting his long awaited treatment today. As most of us know, Blane has gone through a lot to get to this point. We wish him the best of luck!!!

Monday, April 19

2010 MS. IDAHO SENIOR PAGEANT

Lunch at Cold Mountain prior to the Pageant where Joy was "spotlighted" for her volunteerism. Michelle presenting Joy with a rose.
Joy, we appreciate the endless hours you put in to make our community of Ola great!! Wish I could have been there!!!

Monday, April 12

Tickets are available for purchase at the Co-op, Triangle and Digital Detour on Main Street. You can also visit their website at www.gemcountysheriffposse.com for more information.

Saturday, April 10

GOOD TIMES AT THE CARNIVAL!!!!

Everyone was having a good time at the Ola Elementary School Carnival tonight, especially the kids! Lots of games, great prizes, plenty of food and some really nice items donated for the auction. Skill and concentration!

The favorite Cake Walk!


And little bit of help!

Many thanks to the PTO for doing such a great job!

Saturday, April 3

IT'S NOT IF.....IT'S WHEN...


...and thanks to Harry Steele from the Idaho Department of Lands, we'll be better prepared. The FireWise workshop at the Hall was very well attended, the Sheriff, a Commissioner, a couple of Fire Chiefs and lots of homeowners now understand that it is our personal responsibility to help protect our homes against wildfire. With limited resources when a wildfire occurs, the safety of our homes is up to us. Harry and a DVD, gave several tips on what we can do to protect our property. Some easy but important suggestions were to rake up all pine needles around your buildings, clean out rain gutters, remove all wood stacked against buildings, create a defensible perimeter and have a convenient water source available (full water troughs) in the event of loss of power. We appreciate her time and the valuable information she shared with us.

Thursday, April 1

CONGRATULATIONS TO LORI HEIPLE!!



Lori Heiple's photograph of Ola was chosen to represent Gem County for the month of March in their 2011 calendar. Great job Lori!!