Friday, September 30

SERVICES FOR JODY CARLOCK HARDIN

Funeral services for Jody Carlock Hardin will be held Monday, October 3 at the New Life Christian Center, 212 S. Boise, Emmett, starting at 10:00AM.  The graveside service is being held at the Ola Cemetery between 11:00AM-11:30AM, followed by dinner at the Ola Hall.  The meat will be provided by the Ola Ladies Club, however, salads and desserts would be greatly appreciated.
Sue Miche's sister, Mary Domerell from Denver broke her leg when she fell off her horse while helping Blessinger's work cows.  Thanks to John and Tracy for helping soothe the patient with pop, ibuprofen and toast.

Thanks to successful elk hunter, Duane Tucker, who spotted an injured Angus bull belonging to Blessinger's on Renwyck Creek where he had killed a 5 point bull with his bow.  He reported the brand.  Tom Blessinger, Roger Klingback and Lu Shelton went up Renwyck Creek, moved the bull down the trail carefully to Renwyck campground where the bull was loaded into a stock trailer.

Again thanks to Duane for his observation and care.

From the Blessinger's

Thursday, September 29

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MONDAY NIGHT MEETING!

I was unable to attend the Commissioners meeting Monday night, but my ace reporter sent me some of the highlights. You know who you are and many thanks!

Highlights :
 
The weed dept. has a cost sharing program on a first come first served basis.  You can sign up in the spring and get herbicide for a discounted price.  There were 16 new invasive weeds species brought into Gem County during the last year.
 
A grant is in the works for the overlaying of the remainder of the Sweet Ola Highway to the end of the pavement.  Next summer will begin the prep work and engineering with the paving to be done in 2013.
 
A new emergency dispatch system for the state of Idaho is being prepared.  This involves hardwire, wireless and satellite systems.  This will go on line in one or two years.
 
Walter Knox Hospital is county owned but uses no tax payer money.
 
 

WOOD HAULER RUNS OFF THE ROAD!

Late, Thursday afternoon, a wood hauler ran off the road, north of Ola, by Fennell's. The ambulance was called up but it was determined that they were not needed. He had lost control and bounced across the rocky pasture, but did not roll his vehicle. The Sheriff is now investigating the accident.

Tuesday, September 27

Happy Birthday, Homer!



Homer Nesbitt is celebrating his 85th birthday today.

WANDA SUTTON IS HAVING A BIRTHDAY!!

Let's help Wanda celebrate her 90th birthday by attending her birthday "Open House"' Sunday, October 2, from 2PM-5PM, at the Ola Hall. No gifts please!

Monday, September 26

RELAY FOR LIFE WILL BE COLLECTING ALUMINUM CANS ALL YEAR..

....recycle your cans by leaving them in the recycle container Saturday AM's or any other time.

Sunday, September 25

GRAVESIDE SERVICES FOR DOROTHY BEAL...

...will be held at the Ola Cemetery, Thursday, September 29th at 2:00PM. Following the Graveside service, Ola ladies Club will be having a dinner at the Ola Hall. The meat for the dinner will be furnished but salads and desserts would be appreciated.

Saturday, September 24

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY

Dorothy Beal passed away last evening. Arrangements are being made for the funeral to be held at Potters Funeral Home, with a grave side service in Ola, followed by a dinner by the Ola Ladies Club. Our deepest sympathy to Dorothy's family and friends.

Friday, September 23

CHECK OUT THE OLA INN'S NEW MENU (above) PIZZA!!!

REMINDER!!
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL BE AT THE
OLA HALL, MONDAY AT 7PM

Monday, September 19

HOPE YOU GET WELL SOON
HARRY McCAULOU!
WE'RE ALL THINKING OF YOU!
FLU SHOT CLINIC (For Adults)
Walter Knox Memorial Hospital
in the Conference Room
Thursday, September 29th--1PM-3PM
Friday, September 30th--10AM-Noon
The cost is $30 and they will bill Medicare.

"IS THERE ROOM IN YOUR HEART?"

Moving and needing to find a home for my two dogs, Bailey and Emma...they are both about 8 years old. Friendly, good with kids and other animals. Please call Lori at 541-212-1596 or 208-584-3090 if you have questions. Thanks!

Sunday, September 18

IT'S HAD TO BELIEVE THAT IT WAS ONE YEAR AGO TODAY...

...that the Inn was closed for remodeling.
  Following is a copy of the original post that I posted!

******BIG NEWS******
The Ola Inn will be closed starting Saturday (tomorrow) at noon for 7-10 days. During this closure, we will be making repairs and "spiffing" up the place. Alan J. and myself are going to be managing the Inn for Ellen upon reopening.
** We reopened November 14th. 

This is a revision of the post I posted this AM, apparently it was misunderstood.

Friday, September 16

THE SCENTED COTTAGE
in Emmett
is OPEN for Business
This is great news! 

Thursday, September 15

Karen Saxton
has passed away
Graveside service will be held
Monday, September 19th at 11AM
in the Ola Cemetery
followed by a potluck at the Ola Hall.

Ola Ladies Club will be providing the meat so
salads, desserts or hotdishes would be appreciated.



Wednesday, September 14

Nesbitts played a substantial part in development of Payette River Valley - Emmett Messenger-Index: Pioneers

Nesbitts played a substantial part in development of Payette River Valley - Emmett Messenger-Index: Pioneers
HIGH DESERT FEED
7th ANNIVERSARY BBQ
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th
11AM-2PM
  • Hamburgers, hot dogs and refreshments
  • Door Prizes
  • Petting Zoo
  • Pony Rides
  • Anniversary Sale

TONIGHT'S DINNER AND A MOVIE.....

Triangle is getting such rave reviews on their home made Lasagna that they are serving it again tonight!!! The movie will be "Open Range" unless they get alot of requests for "Soda Springs".  Remember, the regular menu is available and the movie starts at 6:30PM.

Tuesday, September 13

MARK YOUR CALENDARS...

The next "drug drop off" will be Thursday, September 29th at Emmett Police Department.  This will be held from 8AM-Noon.  If you are turning in anything sharp like needles or diabetic testing pokers, please let the clerk know. 

OLA LADIES ARE INVITED TO...

....the Horseshoe Bend Ladies Club luncheon on Wednesday, October 5th at noon.  The luncheon will be held at their club building in Horseshoe Bend.  If any of the Ola Ladies would like to carpool, meet at our Hall by 11:00AM.

Monday, September 12

2011 OLA REUNION

FIRE TRAINING TOMORROW NIGHT!!!

Thursday, September 8

IT IS ON THE 17th!

"SHRED IT DAY", this Saturday 10AM-2PM, behind City Hall in Emmett. Bring your items that you want shredded!

**I'm checking on this-some posts say it's on the 17th.
LADIES CLUB MEETING THIS SATURDAY-10AM-OLA HALL

OLA LADIES CLUB MEMBERS....

...don't forget that the Ola Reunion is this Sunday.  Please have your salads or desserts (preferably salads) at the Hall by 11:30AM.

Wednesday, September 7

TOPICS THAT SHOULD INTEREST ALL OF US!! R.S.V.P. NOW!

INTERESTING READ!

Check out "How Long Were Indians in the Ola Valley?" by Jim Fennell.  Link is located above.

TIPS TO AVOID CHIMNEY FIRES

Per Gem County Fire District #1: The cooler mornings are mother natures way of telling us that soon it will be time to get the fireplace or wood burning stove going. NOW is a good time to prepare for that! Visit http://gcfd1.com/ChimneyFires.aspx for helpful tips on avoiding a chimney fire. GCFD#1 responds to a large number of these types of fires every year. Most could have been prevented.

COOK SAYS NO!

Cook says NO on the Chicken Parmasan......Chicken Alfredo is what's for dinner at the Triangle....the regular menu is always available!! Homemade.potato salad...pies...gravies...mashed potatos...hand cut steaks....hand pressed 1/2lb burgers....and our red meat is never frozen!!!

CLEANING UP BEFORE SNOW FALLS?

The pit up at Dave M.'s will be covered up soon, so if you still have "stuff" to get rid of, better get to it.

Sunday, September 4

TRIANGLE'S HAVING A BENEFIT

Benefit for Keysha Fenton
Saturday, September 10 at 4:00pm at The Triangle in Sweet, Idaho
We will have 4 bands, a beer garden, Mechanical Bull and ton of food!!! Come on out and help us raise some money for a great cause!!

Friday, September 2

WE NEED TO BE WATCHING TO PROTECT OUR CATTLE!

8 cattle shot on eastern Idaho grazing allotment





BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Police say eight cattle were shot in the head and neck while they were grazing on a Targhee National Forest allotment.

Kent Shippen from Menan said the animals were at a watering hole near a frequently-traveled dirt road when they were shot. A Fremont County sheriff's deputy discovered the animals Wednesday evening, within about 24 hours of the shooting.

Shippen said two of his calves and two of his cows were killed, and another two of his animals were injured and will likely need to be put down. His business partners owned the other two slain cows.

Deputy Cody Gudmunson said law enforcement officers are trying to recover the bullets from the carcasses as part of their investigation. The cows are estimated to be worth between $10,000 and $12,000.

Copyright 2011 The AP

Hunters bag 3 wolves in first days of public hunt





BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A couple of Idaho hunters have already reported success in their quest to bag a wolf.

Idaho Fish and Game officials say three wolves have been killed since the season opened Tuesday.

One hunter bagged a black male wolf near Island Park in eastern Idaho on Tuesday.

Agency Spokesman Niels Nokkentved says a hunter roaming the backcountry near Warm Lake in central Idaho shot and killed two -- one female pup and an adult female.

He says all three were taken legally.

State rules give hunters 72 hours to report a wolf kill to the agency's regional offices.

Idaho is holding its second public hunt in the last three years as part of its effort to manage the state's growing wolf population.

Copyright 2011 The AP.

Thursday, September 1

Authorities find marijuana grow in Gem County | KTVB.COM Boise

Authorities find marijuana grow in Gem County KTVB.COM Boise

POT PLANTS DESTROYED!

"Up in Smoke"
Marijuana seized from Sweet home, destroyed by Gem County Sheriff Deputies and county employees.  Pics provided by Messenger-Index.

MARIJUANA GROWING IN SWEET???

In a routine aerial check of the northern portions of Gem County, officers found marijuana plants growing in the back yard of a house off the Sweet/Ola Highway, according to Gem County Chief Deputy Donnie Wunder. Read more about the issue in the Sept. 7 print edition of the Messenger Index.
 
My sources tell me that about 24 mature plants were recovered in the vicinity of Sweet Lumber.