Saturday, December 31

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Tuesday, December 27

Thursday, December 22

Our thoughts and prayers are with Shannon Miller and her family in this time of sorrow.  Shannon's mom passed away, please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Monday, December 19

***CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE AT 11:00AM

Sunday, December 18

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM 2011





The Ola Community Christmas Program was wonderful.  Ola has much talent in the musicians and readers to the beautiful children.  The Ola ladies Club presented the Ola School with a check for $800.00 in lieu of the ladies gift exchange. Thank you ladies.  The children played to a full house. From the kindergartens to the sixth graders the cast spoke their lines and sang with smiles on their faces.  The kids  were all dressed up for Christmas with the girls in dresses and the boys in dress shirts and ties. It is always a joy to notice how much they have grown since the previous program. A highlight of the program is always the reading of birth of Jesus and the children placing the figurines in the Nativity scene.  We all sang Christmas song and carols and awaited the arrival of Santa who made sure that everyone who was good received a goodie bag.  Sharon Sutton won the P.T.O. dinner basket raffle.  A fun time was had by all.  Thank you to the Ola School staff and the wonderful people of Ola for this  gift to our community.


Thanks to my photographer and reporter for covering for me!

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Tuesday, December 13

TRIANGLE INN

Wednesday Dinner and a Movie- Rise of The Planet of the Apes, and lasagna!
Don't forget LIVE music on Friday Jim Kern, Wellness Fair Saturday 12-4pm, and a HUGE Basque Dinner with live music on Sunday 2-9pm! Call you pie orders in for Christmas- huckleberry apple, lemon meringue, bourbon pecan, cherry, huckleberry cheesecake...the list is limitless!!! 208-584-3246

Monday, December 12

FIRE TRAINING
TOMORROW NIGHT-7PM

Sunday, December 11

UPDATE ON NICK aka TICK


Several people from the Ola community donated money to go towards Nick's vet bills. Nick, as you recall, was the blue tick hound that came to P.A.L. in very poor shape.  Thanks to your generosity, Nick has fully recovered and is in excellent health.  Nick also has a new home, a hound rescue group that will care for him until his perfect forever home can be found.  He was transported to his new home by plane through a wonderful program called Pilots For Pets. Isn't this a wonderful Christmas story?! Thanks to all!

SANTA VISITED P.A.L. THIS WEEKEND

Santa made a stop at the Pet Adoption League this weekend.  As a fundraiser for P.A.L,. pet owners could have their pet's picture taken with Santa.  Although dogs and cats were the majority of the photographed animals, one young man brought in his duck.  Also available for purchase to benefit P.A.L,. were beautiful Christmas wreaths.  This year was a big success!  Thanks to everyone for your contribution!  (P.S. Yes, this is Rufus with Santa)

OLA LADIES CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY 2011

 The Ola Ladies Club had their Christmas party this Saturday afternoon.  It was so good to see so many neighbors and friends present.  It was also very nice to see the ladies from Sweet and to visit with a couple ladies that I don't see on a regular basis.  The food was plentiful and delicious.  Melly provided us with an interesting history of "Sinterklaas" and  Joyce Miller read a Christmas story, it was very nice.
 This year monetary donations were accepted to purchase science kits for the Ola Elementary.  Also the ladies were asked to bring food items for Ola's family in need  Thank you Ladies, your generosity is overwhelming.
This wonderful lady put in a few hours ahead of time to make sure the Hall looked festive. Thank you Joy!  It looked beautiful!

Saturday, December 10

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE FOOD ITEMS OR MONEY.....

...to help Ola's family in need, please have your food donations to the Ola Inn no later than the 17th.  If you would like to donate money please call Joy or Judy.

Thursday, December 8

POPCORN BALL MAKING PARTY!!

Next Wednesday, December 14th at 6:30PM your help is needed in making popcorn balls.  We will be meeting at the Hall and have an assembly line popcorn ball making party.  These popcorn balls are included in the sacks of candy to be given out at the Christmas program on the 17th.  Some ingredients that are needed:  sugar, powered sugar, corn syrup, marshmallows (lg.), margarine and unpopped popcorn(no microwave).  Look forward to seeing you there!  Just a reminder the Christmas program is on the 17th at 7:00PM.  My prior post is the "Holiday Gathering" at the Ola Inn, it's rounding out to be a really nice evening to celebrate the Holidays.

Wednesday, December 7

Santa will be at the Triangle on the 21st at 7pm for the children to sit on his lap and parents will receive gifts to put under their tree on Christmas. Also,  Betty Willhite-830-7409 at Church of the Vine is gathering names of children in the community who need extra help for Christmas, as well as those who might be interested in sponsoring families. 

Tuesday, December 6

DINNER AND A MOVIE

Triangle Inn
Wednesday night dinner and a movie will be Cowboys and Aliens, with lasagna and garlic toast!

!!!!!UPDATE.........LOST DOG FOUND........ANOTHER HAPPY ENDING!!

.....if you see a female German Shephard with a large orange collar, please call to her. Her name is Heidi and is very friendly. You can bring her up to my place and I will contact her owner. She is thought to be lost somewhere around the loop. Thanks!!

Monday, December 5

SANTA IS WILL BE AT P.A.L. (Pet Adoption League) IN EMMETT THIS SATURDAY FROM 10AM-3PM.  BRING YOUR PET BY AND HAVE IT'S PICTURE TAKEN WITH SANTA. 

Sunday, December 4

OLA LADIES CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY THIS SATURDAY

The Ola Ladies Club Christmas party will be held this Saturday at 12:30 PM at the Ola Hall.  This year, rather than exchanging gifts, donations will be accepted to buy science kits for the Ola Elementary School. Also the OLC will be putting together a "Christmas Food Basket" for Ola's family in need.  Please bring food items to include in the basket.  Share your favorite hors d'oeuvres or dessert with the rest of OLC.  I look forward to seeing you there. 

CONGRATS TO THESE STUDENTS!

Abby Foruria, Timmy Weymouth, Beth Hayes, John Slade, and Shirley Ann Weymouth, Ola School students, receive the Returned Books In a Bag on Time Award at the end of the first trimester of school. During the first nine weeks of school these five students returned their books to the library when they were due and carried them in a bag to protect them.

Thursday, December 1

PAL'S CHRISTMAS WISH LIST

Dog Biscuits
Rawhide chews
Plastic squeaky toys
Leashes
Collars (12"-18")
Lg. Kongs to stuff
Peanut Butter
Canned dog and cat food
HP21 Black ink printer cartridge
Antibiotic ointment w/pain reliever
Rolled gauze
4" square gauze pads
Cohesive flexible bandage

$ put on PAL's account at: Gem Vet, Pet Coral, High Desert
New washer and dryer

Don't forget to get your Christmas wreathes from PAL.

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WWW.GOODDINING.COM

Another great way to earn money for the Ola Community Center and Church is by using GoodDining. It's the same concept as GoodSearch/Goodshop, participating restaurants that you dine at donate to our charity, OLA COMMUNITY CENTER AND CHURCH. www.gooddining.com .  Sign up now!

Tuesday, November 29

"ONE CALL THAT'S ALL"

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GOOD MEETING LAST NIGHT!

The meeting last night with the Commissioners was great.  I know those us that attend appreciate the Commissioners coming up and keeping us informed as to what's going on in the county. Some of what was discussed was the resurfacing of the Sweet-Ola Highway,  a new culvert and some gravel on Timber Flat Road and the building of a new Sheriff's office in Emmett.  Neil, from the road department, and the engineers have been working on what changes will be made to make the highway better and safer.  He will be contacting the effected land owners in the next two weeks.  Gem County Fire District #2 has a new board member, Mark Johns is being replaced by Harvey Church.  WKMH is now a licensed Paramedic Transport Service, if transportation is needed from WKMH to St Luke's, the helicopter is not the only option.  Construction on the new sheriff's office will begin next summer with completion and move in by fall.  It will be located east of the jail. Lan commented on what a great turnout  Sweet had for the "disaster" open house on October 24th, Emmett not so good.  I love our community involvement!  Good information and a few laughs, thanks!

Sunday, November 27

UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE HOLIDAY DEADLINES

Holiday Dates for Domestic Mail

Calculated for December 25, 2011.
Domestic Mail Class/ProductDates
First-Class Mail® ServiceDec. 20
Priority Mail® ServiceDec. 21
Express Mail® Service*Dec. 22
Parcel Post® ServiceDec. 15
Destination Network Distribution Center (DNDC) Drop ShipDec. 19
Destination Delivery Unit (DDU) Drop ShipDec. 22
* Some Express Mail destinations may have extended service commitments.

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Wednesday, November 23

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Sunday, November 20

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THIS IS WHAT THE TRIANGLE IS HAVING TODAY!! YUM!

Triangle Inn
Cheesy Chicken Potato Soup, and Roasted Pork Loin with Raspberry Cherry Glaze! The kitchen smells heavenly, come out and visit us- the butte is beautiful today!
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Saturday, November 19

CHRISTMAS WREATHS BY P.A.L.

P.A.L.will start making and selling their Christmas wreaths on December 1st. If you would like to preorder, give Chris a call at 584-9302. Decorate your homes, give as gifts and help the shelter, can't beat that.

Friday, November 18

CHRISTMAS SAVINGS!!! VISIT HIP2SAVE!

Off to the left I have posted the Hip2Save banner.  Hip2Save is what keeps Susan J. busy everyday, her daughter is the founder.  Hip2Save posts deals from coupon savings to free shipping codes to great deal scenarios.  Click on the banner and find out for yourself.  Also remember to use GoodSearch/GoodShop when shopping online, Ola Community Center and Church is your charity.

HORSESHOE BEND LADIES CLUB

The Horseshoe Bend Ladies Club, Seniors and American Legion are joining together to put on a fun day tomorrow, Saturday the 19th.
From 9 am to 4pm the Ladies will be selling crafts and handiwork at the Ladies Club Hall,.  The Seniors will have a bake sale and sell coffee and muffins.  There will be raffles to benefit the food bank and other local organizations.  Starting at noon the American Legion will be selling chili and have a turkey shoot across the street at the Legion Hall.

Thursday, November 17

THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKET

For your convenience, a basket has been placed at the Ola Inn for our family in need.  You can drop your donated items off at the Inn or call Joy at 584-3522 or Judy at 584-3589 or 584-3546.  They can answer questions or make arrangements to have your items picked up.  Thanks!

A THANK YOU NOTE FROM TOM BLESSINGER

I would like to thank and honor the twelve veterans from Gem County that rode on the Veterans Day float on the Welcome Home 116th Army parade in Emmett on November 5, 2011.

I would like to thank them for what they did for me personally and their sacrifice for our country. Again thank you!

Pete Echedarria
Dale Lombard
Dee Lowe
Dick Gaspaarotei
Earl Lilley
Max Hymas
Claude Bryson
John Ness
Don Crosby
Jess Puente
Don Harrison
Ron Rekow

THANK YOU!

I wish to thank The Ola Ladies Club for their support and for putting on the Ola Fireman's Pancake Supper.  Also the Ola Volunteers for showing their support for our Fire Department and Community.
Dennis Weaver
Assistant Chief
Gem County District 2 Fire
Ola Station

Wednesday, November 16

GEM COUNTY SURVEY

Our Gem County Commissioners invite you to participate in a survey which will help to finalize the County All Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan will set priorities and goals to identify projects to reduce the risk of property loss and damage due to nature disasters. The Commissioners: Sharon Church-Pratt, Michele Mitchell Sherrer, and Lan Smith, hope to have the input completed by November 30th.
www.surveymonkey.com

***This is the same survey that was posted on the newsletter on August 22.  It is also the one that was handed out at the meeting in Sweet. If you have already participated, thanks, if not, do so now.  To take the survey, click on the underlined "Gem County Survey:Natural Hazards & Mitigation Planning" above

Monday, November 14

TRIANGLE......THIS WEEK

Triangle Inn
All you can eat spaghetti Tuesday, Wednesday dinner and a movie featuring Captain America!!
LIVE music Jim Kern Friday at 7pm!

MY NAME IS RUFUS...


...I should change my name to "Lucky" because I am one lucky Great Pyrenees. You see, today was to be my last day but thanks to a few thoughtful, kindhearted women I have a second chance. I was a working dog, and had a flock to watch over but somehow that went all wrong.  I neglected my flock by spending too much time with the neighbor's dog and the people that lived there. My owners had no use for me if I wasn't going to be a guard dog.  So to make a long story short, Carol from Weiser, called Sue in Emmett, who called Kim in Ola and Kim called Chris.  Chris had room for me at P.A.L. so Kim came and got me in Weiser.  I'm now staying at P.A.L. until I find a new home.  I'm very friendly and lovable and what's great is I'm about 4 years old so none of that puppy stuff.  I'm not a good guard dog, I just want to be a pet.  Come visit me at P.A.L., maybe you'd like to take me home. (P.S. I'm a fixed male and have had all my shots)  Thanks ladies!!

Sunday, November 13

THANK YOU!

Thank you Shanti and Keith for collecting the aluminum cans for the Ola Rough Striders Relay For Life Team.  The team will continue to collect the cans, so please save your cans and bring them to the Transfer Station on Saturday mornings.  John will be taking over the job of picking up the cans and taking them to the recycle center.  Thank you to all who have donated their aluminum cans.  You are saving room in our landfill, helping our environment and helping to raise money for cancer research.
ITEMS NEEDED FOR A
THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKET
for a local family in need.
If you would like to donate,
Please call Joy at 584-3522 for more information

SATURDAY NIGHT'S PANCAKE SUPPER

  
Knute Sandahl-State Fire Marshal's Office
 
The Firemen's Pancake Supper Saturday night was nice.  The event was well attended and the food was very good.  Everyone got plenty to eat and had a nice time visiting with family, friends and neighbors.  After our stomachs were full, we were rewarded with a very informative presentation on "Preventing Chimney Fires" given by Knute Sandahl from the State Fire Marshal's office.  The Ola Ladies Club would like to thank everyone for coming.  As you know, all funds raised last night to directly to the Ola Fire Department.  Also many thanks to the kitchen staff, Dave and Bob and to Knute Sandahl.

Friday, November 11

LIVE MUSIC AT THE OLA INN-NOVEMBER 19th!!

"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!" -Maya Angelou

Thursday, November 10

Tuesday, November 8

"TICK" NEEDS YOUR HELP

"Tick" is a Blue Tick Hound.  He was rescued by the P.A.L. shelter in Emmett.  He was extremely thin, had really bad teeth and a large growth on his side.  At first sight it would appear that Tick was much older than his 6-7 years.  The first step to get Tick on the road to recovery, besides of course putting him on a good diet, was to have the growth looked at.  As good luck would have it, the growth was not cancerous.  Next, he needs his teeth cleaned.  This is a procedure that requires him to be sedated again, but necessary for his long term good health.  The veterinarian bills are adding up, but Chris at P.A.L. is certain that Tick will make someone a wonderful companion.  Upon Tick's recovery he will be placed in a facility that specializes in hounds. His new, forever home will be carefully chosen by the experienced staff.  This still leaves the vet bills.  If at all possible, could you make a donation of any size, payable to P.A.L. c/o "Tick".  By writing "Tick" on your check, your donation will go to his veterinary bills.  Thank you so very much!!

Mail checks to:
P.A.L.
c/o "Tick"
1526 North Washington Ave.
Emmett, Idaho  83617
or call Chris at 584-9302 or Kim at 584-9030 and we would be happy to pick them up.

LADIES....WE ALSO NEED DESSERTS FOR SATURDAY NIGHT...THANK YOU!

Monday, November 7

Sunday, November 6

FIREMEN'S PANCAKE SUPPER
Saturday, November 12th at 6PM
Ola Community Center
$5.00 per person $20.00 per family
All proceeds go to the Ola Fire Department
SWEET-MONTOUR HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Saturday, November 12th
9AM-3PM
Sweet Elementary School

F.Y.I.

The Halloween candy that was leftover at the hall after trick or treating was donated to the Ola School Library.  The children that were present seemed very pleased with the donation.  Thanks again to everyone that brought candy for the Trick or Treaters.

Saturday, November 5

Friday, November 4

Thursday, November 3

A COUPLE OF DOGS DECIDED TO TAKE A WALK...

...two dogs, one black and white and the other gray, both males, escaped their kennels and are probably having the time of their lives.  Their owner, however, wants them home where it's safe and warm.  If you see them, please call Steve or Dora at 584-3194 or 365-4918. 

LADIES CLUB THIS SATURDAY@10AM.......

....also the parade in Emmett to welcome home the 116th Army units at 1:00PM.

Tuesday, November 1

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FEMA Blog: Help Us Spread the Word – On November 9, “This is Just a Test”

WITH CHRISTMAS JUST AROUND THE CORNER..

..who can miss that fact...don't forget to use GoodSearch/GoodShop (see link on your left or go to http://www.goodsearch.com/ )for your holiday shopping.   Choose Ola Community Center and Church as your charity.

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THE SCARY CREATURES HAVE LEFT OLA!!

The Ola Community Hall has returned to it's normal state, all of the scary decorations have been put away for another year.  This year's Haunted Hall was again a success thanks to the hard work of some wonderful Ola residents.  We had several trick or treaters and their parents too.  Many thanks to the decorating committee and also to the people that participate in handing out candy and to those that couldn't stay but drop candy off anyways. 

Monday, October 31

IT WAS A GREAT DAY FOR A PARADE!!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

From the smallest

and sweetest!
To the most sinister


The 2011 Ola Elementary Halloween Parade

And a beautiful butterfly