Sunday, July 31

www.savethepostoffice.com/ola is an informative site on the steps that can be taken to save the Ola Post Office. 

Friday, July 29

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Messenger Index, serving Gem County
Volunteers needed to clean up the Payette River
Boise River Volunteers will be on the Payette River Sunday, August 7, to clean up trash and debris. If you want to participate in the river clean up call Russell at Kingfisher Sporting Goods at 365-4889. The volunteer group will provide the boats.

Thursday, July 28

OLA MAY BE ONE OF THE CLOSURES

Up to 23 USPS locations in Idaho may close - www.kivitv.com

Percentage of rural Americans hits all time low | Voices.IdahoStatesman.com

Percentage of rural Americans hits all time low Voices.IdahoStatesman.com

Earthworm does not warrant federal protection | capitalpress.com

Earthworm does not warrant federal protection | capitalpress.com
DON'T FORGET TO RECYCLE YOUR CANS!  
Remember this is a Relay For Life Fundraiser.  The Ola Rough Striders are doing such a great job with their fundraising efforts. The Relay is coming up and they still have some goals to meet, recycle NOW!

Wednesday, July 27

Monday, July 25

RAISING MONEY FOR A GREAT CAUSE CAN BE SO MUCH FUN!!!!





Saturday, a group of 20 ATV's left the Ola Hall at 1:30 headed for High Valley.  The riders were going on this ATV trip as a fundraiser for the Relay For Life/American Cancer Society.  The ride took us through some beautiful country, across private ground that many of us don't have access to. The sights and smells were glorious.  We arrived at the Sutton cabin about 4:00 to greet friends that decided to take the short cut(straight up High Valley Road).  After cleaning up a bit, we were served a delicious picnic lunch.  About 40 people enjoyed this nice Sunday afternoon and helped raise an additional $400.00 for the Ola Rough Striders-Relay For Life team.  All the proceeds go to the Relay For Life/American Cancer Society.  Thanks much to Gloria and Shannon F., Chris and Sharon, and to the people that donated.

Saturday, July 23

POW/MIA BIKERS APPRECIATE OLA



Several members of the POW/MIA motorcycle group rode to Ola on Saturday for lunch and to express their appreciation to the Ola Inn and the Ola Fire Department.  Dennis Weaver and John and Tracy Nunez were presented  Certificates of Appreciation for their involvement and services on the May 1st rally that was held in Ola.

Friday, July 22

GEM COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT #2
 reminds you that there is a burn ban in effect
-NO OPEN FIRES
-from June 15 through October 15.

Thursday, July 21

FLEA MARKET AND YARD SALE AT THE MONTOUR STORE....

.....check out the post link above.

Gem/Boise County Fair & Rodeo

Gem/Boise County Fair & Rodeo
By clicking on either Gem/Boise County Fair headings, you will have all of the information about the Fair and Rodeo.

F&G wolf hunt proposal survey questions now online - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

F&G wolf hunt proposal survey questions now online - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

NATHAN IS SELLING SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THE MESSENGER INDEX..

Dear Gem County,


I am a representative for the Messenger Index, and I am selling subscriptions to help pay my way through college, if you are interested in purchasing a subscription, we are offering a 1 year subscription for $33.00 for Gem County residents and for purchasing a new subscription we will throw in an EXTRA 6 months ABSOLUTELY FREE!! You may contact me through by phone if interested at 584 3287.

Nathan McClure

INVITATION TO LEVI AND DARA'S WEDDING

You are invited to attend the wedding of Dara Wilson and Levi Heiple
Sunday, August 7 at 7pm

Meet at the Ola Community Hall
For more information contact Levi Heiple at
584-3090 or by email: heip0659@vandals.uidaho.edu

Wednesday, July 20


Gem County Sheriff's Posse is looking for new members! If you are interested in giving back to your community this is a great time to do so! Please contact us if you would like an application and more information! call or text 369-7196 Have a wonderful day in Gem County! Thanks for your support!

Saturday, July 16

Ola Inn Re-Roof Fundraiser a success...

The Ola Inn Re-roof fundraiser was a lot of fun. The project was conceived and organized by Nathan McClure and his friends. Many of your neighbors contributed their time, talents and money to help make this event a success. At the risk of omitting someone, I’ll not try to name individuals, but the community thanks you all for your efforts.
John & Tracy prepared some great pulled pork barbecue and beans, and several of our neighbors contributed delicious home made desserts. There was plenty of beer and soda on hand to quench the thirst of the attendees. Many individuals and area businesses contributed items for the silent auction, and lots of folks went home with some really good deals and interesting treasures.
Scott Webb’s band provided the music, and the dancing never stopped as the evening progressed. The band had such a good time that they said they’d like to come back up and do it again. Sounds like fun to me!


Thursday, July 14

FREE CAR SEAT PROGRAM

Car seats are one of the most expensive baby items for parents, but they are also one of the most important. Idaho requires that all infants and toddlers be restrained in a car seat when they ride in any vehicle. If you can not afford to pay for a car seat, contact WICAP at 365-3116 or Sue at Walter Knox Memorial Hospital 365-3561.

Cattle group to back felony animal cruelty law | Idaho Politics | Idaho Statesman

Cattle group to back felony animal cruelty law | Idaho Politics | Idaho Statesman

Wednesday, July 13

SODA SPRINGS-The Movie-Idaho Premier

The Idaho premiere of Soda Springs the movie will be at The Egyptian Theater in Boise, Saturday, July 30th. Doors open at 7:00pm, with the movie starting at 7:30. Tickets are available online at www.egyptiantheatere.net. Tickets are $12.00.

Monday, July 11

DOROTHY BEAL IS IN THE HOSPITAL..

Dorothy Beal has fallen and broken her pelvis. Saturday she was at Walter Knox Memorial Hospital in Emmett and has going to be there for a few days. After a short stay she will then be moved to the rehab facility. I'm sure that she would appreciate your cards and visits.

Thursday, July 7

Sunday, July 3

D + D + D = DELIGHTFUL


Dinner, dunking and dancing, made up a delightful Independence Day celebration on Saturday.  The holiday weekend and warm weather were perfect for everyone getting together for this fundraising event.  The Ola Rough Striders, Ola's Relay For Life team, benefiting the American Cancer Society hosted a fun filled evening of dinner, games, dancing and fireworks.  With the very warm temperatures, the dunking booth was a favorite for kids of all ages.  The Sock Hop of 50's music brought people out on the dance floor dancing like they were teenagers again.  Many thanks to the sponsors, the Ola Rough Striders' members that worked so hard to put this together and to the people that attended for your generous donations. Hopefully, this will be an annual event!**To view more pics, click above to the Independence Day Picnic-Relay For Life.

Saturday, July 2

SODA SPRINGS-The Movie- COMING TO BOISE

Soda Springs - The Movie
Big news! Save the date and tell your friends. We will be screening Soda Springs in Boise on July 30th!

I'll post more details as they become available.

Cherries arriving late in Emmett, around the Northwest | Business | Idaho Statesman

Cherries arriving late in Emmett, around the Northwest | Business | Idaho Statesman