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

7 BILLION AND ME

7 Billion--- What was the population when you were born?  How much has it increased since?  Check out http://www.7billionandme.org/  Based on the information I provided, approx. 2.9 billion people were alive when I was born, 6.9 billion have been born since and approx. 2.7 billion have died.  Sadly, since I was born an estimated  966,120 of the world's 10 million species have become extinct.

Sunday, October 30

HAUNTED HALL IS READY FOR YOU

Yesterday, the Haunted Hall committee spend all afternoon decorating for tomorrow night.  Lots and lots of work goes into transforming the otherwise normal community gathering place, to the scariest place in Ola.  Please stop by the Haunted Hall, tomorrow evening, between 6-9.  That is, of course, if you dare.

If you are setting up a table and handing out candy, please be there approx. 5:30.

Friday, October 28

GOODBYE CHEATGRASS?

BYU student studies the Black Fingers of Death ksl.com

A NOTE FROM TOM BLESSINGER

Attention Hunters and Sportsmen:  Just a reminder not to park your vehicles in front of residences, corrals, loading chutes, gates or driveways.  This time of year cattle, sheep and horses are being moved and gathered using little used access routes.  Also farm machinery and other vehicles may be using these routes.  Cattle and sheep are being trailed along the public roads.  Use caution and slow speeds when approaching these herds.
Help maintain good relationships with the land owners.

Gem County rancher Drew Blessinger was chosen as one of two pick-up men of the year (2011) at the Idaho Cowboy Rodeo Finals held at the Idaho Equine Center.  These two were chosen by their fellow rodeo contestants.  Drew runs cows at Sweet and is a member of the Ola "C" Grazing Unit running on West Mountain and he runs the family feedlot and farm at Sand Hollow.  He also owns Terra West Construction Co. and Superior Rodeo Co.  Drew has two sons, Colton and Wyatt, who help him.

A parade is being held in Emmett on November 5th at 1:00 to honor and welcome the 116th Army units return.  If you would like to participate and have a patriotic float or vehicle with lots of flags in the parade, please contact Lou Shelton-447-0496 or Tom Blessinger-602-0124.  We want to show our appreciation and give thanks to them.  Plan on attending!

Now is the time of fall gathering of livestock.  It has been such nice weather that the cattle do not want to come home or drop to lower elevations.  Everyone is gathering their cattle for fall and eventually winter feeding.  Numbers of lost cattle have not been calculated yet.

Tom Blessinger

NEED YOUR FURNACE LOOKED AT?

With cold temperatures here, it might be time to have your furnace serviced.  Harold with H & M Heating will be in Ola next week.  If you would like him to look at your furnace, please give me a call and I will see that he puts you on his schedule.   Kim @ 584-9030.  Harold has serviced the Hall, my furnace and several others in Ola. His work is good and prices reasonable, especially if he can see several in one trip.

Thursday, October 27

OLA SCHOOL WELCOMES STATE SUPERINTENDENT TOM LUNA

State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Luna, visited schools in Emmett School District Tuesday, October 25.
  Included in his itinerary were the Sweet-Montour School and the Ola School and Ola Library.  Mr. Luna has made it an annual practice since his first term as state superintendent in 2007 to visit schools throughout Idaho. He talks to teachers and administrators about what they are doing that is new and innovative in educating the young people of the state.  He listens to and takes note of any concerns they may have, as well.
    Mrs. Davis shared with Mr. Luna the solar panel which provides power to the school, the raised-bed gardens, skyping with a partner school in New Zealand, and the school's certified wildlife habitat irrigated with drip irrigation, She showed Mr. Luna the Ola Library and talked of its activities in support of the school. 

Wednesday, October 26

The nationwide test will occur at 11 a.m. MDT and 10 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, Nov. 9 and may last up to three and a half minutes.The public will hear a message indicating that "This is a test." The audio message will be the same for radio, television and cable.
HELP US DECORATE THE HAUNTED HALL
Saturday, October 29th
1:00 PM
We'll be decorating the Hall for the Haunted House
 and also the tables for Trick or Treating.

The Halloween Parade will be
Monday, October 31st
1:00PM
You are welcomed to dress up and join the parade or just come and watch.
Following the parade there will be prizes and treats at the school. 
OLA'S HAUNTED HALL
Monday, October 31st
6PM-9PM
Bring your children for Trick or Treating
 and a "scary" tour of the Haunted Hall.
If you would like to participate, bring your bowl of candy down and have fun with the adorable Trick or Treaters.

Tuesday, October 25

!!!!MISSING MISSY RETURNED HOME!!!

LOOKING FOR MISSY!!

As you are out hunting or just driving around, please keep on eye out for Missy. Missy is a Blue Tic Hound, and was last seen on High Valley Road. She is wearing a blue collar and has a "bum" front shoulder. If you see her, please give me a call at 584-9030.

Friday, October 21

The Retired Educators are collecting used coats and sweatshirts, and new underclothes and socks for the school children.  Gloria will be taking these items to her meeting Monday evening. If you get a chance this weekend, go through your closets, see if you have any items to donate and take them to her house. Thanks!

FUTURE OLA FIREFIGHTERS..



The Ola school kids and Ola firefighters had a great time Friday morning. The Ola Fire department brought two fire trucks up to the Ola Elementary so that the kids could learn how the trucks operate.  They had lots of fun with the sirens and handling the fire hoses.  Thank you to the firemen that took the time out of their day to make the kids' day.

PROGRESS ON THE NEW FIRE STATION IN SWEET

For those of you that don't travel the Sweet-Ola Highway often, above is a picture of the progress that is being made on the new Gem County Fire District #2 fire station in Sweet.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24th-SYRINGA HALL in SWEET-7PM-8:30PM

Thursday, October 20

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!!

Tuesday, October 18

POSTAGE TO GO UP JANUARY 22, 2012

The cost of stamps will be going up on January 22, 2012. The price of a first class stamp will rise a penny to 45 cents.  There are other increases, postcards, mailing outside the US, etc. 

Sunday, October 16

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR- Reserve your table now!

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Benefiting the Sweet Fire Department
Saturday, November 12th
Reserve your table NOW!
$20.00 per table
Call Janis 369-3370

Saturday, October 15

LOVE PEANUT BUTTER? STOCK UP NOW!!

Southern drought driving peanut prices higher abc7.com

WISHING SHANNON MILLER A SPEEDY RECOVERY!!!!!

Shannon Miller broke her leg deer hunting yesterday.  We wish her a speedy recovery!

Sunday, October 9

HARVEST DINNER 2011



CONGRATULATIONS
to
Scott and Kerbi Webb
on the birth of
Ethan Cooper
 Friday, October 7th

Saturday, October 8

I would like to thank my family, relatives and dear friends for making my 90th birthday a very nice occasion.  I received so many nice card and gifts.  I had such a wonderful time and enjoyed the day very much!

So thank you!

Thank you,

Wanda Sutton

Friday, October 7

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!

Thursday, October 6

HISTORIC MOMENTS-Get copy and read historic moments from Sweet and Ola

Historic Moments — it’s not just a thought or idea. It’s the title of a Gem County history book the Messenger Index recently published. Using archive copies of old newspapers, stories included in the book run from 1893 to 2010, making it a book that will spark the interest of nearly everyone.
In addition to stories from days of yore, there are photo illustrations. Historic Moments will take readers from times of the early pioneers settling the area, in their own words as reported in the weekly newspaper.
Even though several copies of the book have been reserved, Melissa McDaniel was the first person to purchase the book in the MI office. With McDaniel on the left are Messenger Index Publisher Matt Davison, MI Managing Editor Diana Baird and MI General Manager Tonja Hyder.
Copies are available at the Messenger Index for $9.99, plus tax. You may drop by the office at 120 N. Washington Ave., Emmett or call General Manager Tonja Hyder, 365-6066, ext. 13

Wednesday, October 5

Monday, October 3

THIS COMING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8th...

......is the Annual Harvest Dinner at the Ola Hall.  The dinner will start at 12 noon.  There will be lots of old cars and of course, plenty of good food!!  If you have an old car that you would like to show off, bring it down!!

Also, this coming Saturday, is a Ola Rough Striders/Relay For Life wrap up meeting.  This will be at the Ola Inn at 10:00AM.

HAPPY 90th!



Sunday, October 2

HARVEST FESTIVAL STREET FAIR

LAST WEEK'S BIG ADVENTURE

And he's off...
 Dave and half of his ground crew, the other half is taking the pic.
Bluff, Utah, one of several stops getting back to Ola.