Tuesday, May 31

GEM COUNTY 2012 CALENDAR PIC FOR MAY!!

Congratulations to Alan Jacobus! Woohoo! Good job Alan in gathering a HUGE amount of votes!!!!! Alan's photo has won for the May Photo Contest and will be in the Gem County 2012 Calendar for the month of May!

Monday, May 30

Friday, May 27

THE PROGRAM MUST GO ON!



Although Mother Nature didn't provide a great day to be outside, that didn't stop the Ola Elementary children from putting on a wonderful Memorial Day program inside the Church. The children looked so nice as they sang our favorite patriotic songs and read meaningful verses. The rain kept them from placing the Crosses and Flags, that will be done at a later time.



MUNGER AUCTION-JUNE 11th

To view a partial list of the items that will be auctioned off on June 11th, click here.



Wilbur Tucke, Laura Carlock's dad, passed away yesterday. A potluck will be held Sunday, June 5th at Annabelle Perkins' house at 1:30 PM. Our deepest sympathy to Wilbur's family.

MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM TODAY at 10AM

Thursday, May 26

RODEO IN OLA





Bike Rodeo, that is! The Sheriff's Department, Rec District and Kiwanis held a bike rodeo at the Ola Elementary, Wednesday, May 25th. Each chikd received a new bicycle helmet. It was a beautiful day!

Monday, May 23

FIRE TRAINING TOMORROW NIGHT

Sunday, May 22

Officials hunt cattle rustlers | capitalpress.com

Officials hunt cattle rustlers | capitalpress.com

NEEDED: SALADS AND DESSERTS

Salads and desserts are needed for tomorrow's Retired Teachers Luncheon. Please have them at the Hall by 11:30AM. Thank you!

Thursday, May 19

Deadly disease attacks horses - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Deadly disease attacks horses - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: "A form of herpes virus that affects horses can have deadly
consequences. Horses in Idaho and surrounding states are at risk
for the very conta…"

Wednesday, May 18

CANCELLATION DUE TO THE EQUINE VIRUS

http://www.biglooprodeo.com/ and check out their announcement to cancel the rodeo for this weekend !!! The trade show is also being cancelled. They said they will re-schedule later this year. People are taking every precaution with this equine virus. Many of the arenas are shut down till June 1st, and many of the horse groups have chosen not to ride in Parade America this weekend. Keep your horses home and safe.

**Also, the Nevada Quarter Horse Association has cancelled a show scheduled for this Saturday at the Elko County Fairgrounds.

TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY



GEM COUNTY ELECTION INFORMATION

Of the 57 people that voted in the Ola Precinct, 32 voted "Yes" and 25 voted "No". Gem County numbers were 1,926 "Yes" and 1,492 "No". Many thanks to Norma, Reeta, Lois and Joanie, our poll workers!

Tuesday, May 17

SYMPTOMS OF EHV-1

What is... EHV-1?
Equine Herpes Virus
Highly contagious, the disease can be fatal to horses and is incurable. It is not transmitted to humans, but is spread horse-to-horse through nose contact and contaminated tack, equipment or clothing. Symptoms include fever, decreased coordination, nasal discharge, lethargy, inability to rise and leaning against a wall or fence to maintain balance.

THIS IS EXCITING!!!!!

For you convenience, you can view the Ola Inn menu by clicking on the above link!!

Saturday, May 14

CHECK THE OLA COMMUNITY CALENDAR....

....for upcoming events. There are several events coming up in the next couple of months, please check the Ola Community calendar for dates and times. It's a busy summer and you don't want to miss any of the fun things that are planned. I will post addition information as the event becomes closer. If you have any questions, please feel free to call.

CONGRATULATIONS!!

CONGRATULATIONS


to Kenny and Shannon Sutton

on the birth of their granddaughter,

Kaileigh Jo.

High number of mule deer fawns couldn't survive Valley County's winter | KTVB.COM Boise

High number of mule deer fawns couldn't survive Valley County's winter KTVB.COM Boise

Wednesday, May 11

JUST A COUPLE OF THINGS TO NOTE...

....I had a call this AM wondering if the road from High Valley to Smiths Ferry was open. No, it is not! I didn't think so but I called Bill J. to make sure. He said that there is still lots of ice and mud that make it impassable.

Towards the top of the newsletter, there is a bar, by clicking on the titles it will take you to items that are of interest but may be lengthy or those items I don't want to get lost as I post more stuff.

With the weather finally getting warm and we're spending more time out in the hot sun, don't forget to drink plenty of water.

Tuesday, May 10

How many wolves are just right in Idaho? | Environment | Idaho Statesman

How many wolves are just right in Idaho? Environment Idaho Statesman

INFORMATION ON BURN PERMITS

STATE BURN PERMITS NEEDED EFFECTIVE MAY 10

BOISE, IDAHO – Effective May 10, the Idaho Department of Lands will require those planning on conducting burning in non-urban areas to have a burn permit.

Burn permits are available by contacting the SW Idaho Department of Lands at 208-334-3488. The permits can be issued through a web based program, but the office needs to be contacted prior to issuance.

The Boise National Forest no longer issues resident burn permits.

Permits are not required for recreational campfires.

Debris burning is a common cause of escaped fires. Residents are encouraged to learn more about burning safely. Brochures are available at agencies offices.

For further information contact IDL at 334-3488.

THANK YOU!

I'd like to thank Wayne Rush for taking the time to come up to Ola last night. He did a great job explaining the proposed levy and answering questions that the audience had. Although attendance from the community wasn't great, those of us that were present are happy with our new understanding of how important this proposed levy is. Whether you are for or against the proposed levy, VOTE next Tuesday, May 17th at the Ola Hall, 8AM-8PM!!!

FIRE DANGER...

...as of today, the fire danger sign will be updated as needed. The actual sign is on the right hand side of the Sweet-Ola Highway, just north of High Valley Road. You can also keep updated on the newsletter off to the left.

Saturday, May 7

MAY 7th RELAY FOR LIFE MEETING RECAP

The Ola Rough Striders met Saturday at the Ola Inn to discuss further plans for the Relay For Life. Joyce Miller was happy to report that we have a total so far of $1045.00 in donations through our team members and our fundraiser at the Syringa Hall. Thanks again to all who donated items for the Syringa Hall sale! Future fun fund-raising events include a 4th of July Old Fashioned Picnic and Dance scheduled for July 2nd and an ATV ride and picnic at the Sutton’s cabin in High Valley scheduled for July 24th. Watch here for further details, or call Joyce or Dora if you would like to help out with these events.You may have noticed our barrel at the transfer station for recycling aluminum cans. Thanks to Keith and Shanti for this idea for further fund-raising! A special part of the Relay for Life is the Luminaria Ceremony. After the sun set, there is a special ceremony in honor of those who have lost their lives which culminates in a walk lit by luminaries decorated by folks in remembrance of loved ones or in honor of a loved one who has survived their battle with cancer. If you would like to make a luminary in honor of a loved one, you may pick up a bag to decorate for a $5.00 donation to our team. Call Joyce or Dora for more details or to get a bag.We are thrilled that our community is coming out strong in support of our team’s charter year at the Relay for Life. The Ola Rough Striders is second in Gem Co. in funds raised so far and Blane Carlock is the third top participant in the county. We’re thrilled, but not the least bit surprised because Ola always comes through!

Sunday, May 1

THE POW/MIA BIKERS BROUGHT THE SUNSHINE










OLA SCHOOL MEETS NEW ZEALAND







There were several proud parents, grandparents and members of the community present Friday night for the May Day program. The theme was Ola School meets New Zealand because of the close relationship our school has with a similar school in New Zealand. It was a great program and the kids did a wonderful job! The wind and rain stopped long enough for another successful Maypole dance!