Monday, February 28

"OLA ROUGH STRIDERS"
FIRST TEAM MEETING
Saturday, March 5th
10:oo AM at the Ola Inn
This is the first team meeting for the
Relay For Life on August 19th and 20th
This is a major fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.
All of us know someone whose life has been effected by cancer.
Just in our Ola community we can name several.
Be a part of the team, walk with us in Emmett, August 19th and 20th.
Invite everyone to attend the meeting on Saturday.
This includes husbands, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, neighbors
.....you get the idea, it's for everyone.
See you Saturday!!!!!
Coffee's on me!!

Saturday, February 26

"OLIE" THE BIG WHITE DOG......

......lost his cows yesterday. Now we can't find him. If you see Olie, please call Chris S. or the Ola Inn. Chris and Mike have been feeding him but now since the calves were moved, Olie can't be found. He needs to be fed.

Thursday, February 24

TODAY'S "MISSING CATTLE" MEETING

A meeting was held February 24, 2011 at the Triangle Restaurant to discuss the missing cattle on Upper Squaw Creek. The Idaho State Brand Inspector-Larry Hayhorst, two inspectors, Lynn Gibson and Herb Foust, Gem County Sheriff-Chuck Rolland and Deputy Donny Wonder attended and presented ideas for reducing cattle rustling. More than 50 ranchers were present, also throwing out ideas and solutions to this problem. Approximately 150 head of adult cows, 2 bulls, a horse and numerous calves are missing, this is excluding wolves and poison.

Another meeting will be held on Friday, April 1st-1:30PM at the Ola Community Hall. The following persons will be present at this April 1 st meeting: Gem County Sheriff-Chuck Rolland, Idaho State Brand Inspectors, Senior Investigator for the Department of Agriculture and Department of Transportation. Also attending will be law persons from the BLM, National Forest Service, Trappers, Fish & Game and concerned citizens and ranchers.

This is every one's problem, see you at the April 1st meeting!!!!

As we wish away the days wanting spring to come, lets remember....


"One must never be in haste to end a day..There are too few of them in a lifetime"-Dale Coleman-

Tuesday, February 22

Poll shows ranchers are getting more popular, not less | Voices.IdahoStatesman.com

Poll shows ranchers are getting more popular, not less Voices.IdahoStatesman.com

THANK YOU!

Thank you all so much for all the cards, calls and prayers regarding Jean's health and recent trip to Minnesota. Your thoughtfulness and concern was appreciated!

Thad, Jean, Mike and Chris

Monday, February 21

***Please note: The Gem County Sheriff, Chuck Rolland, will also be attending the meeting, Thursday, at the Triangle.
LADIES CLUB THIS SATURDAY 10AM @ THE HALL

Sunday, February 20

PAYETTE RIVER CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION
2011 OFFICERS
President-Greg Gipson
Vice President-Dan Blele
Past President-Wayne Weeks
Directors
Boise County-Jeff Biggers
Gem County-Levi Biggers
Payette County-Cody Burlile
Valley County-Joe Kennedy
2-Directors @large-Virgil Tucker/Loretta Strickland

Thursday, February 17

ATTENTION!! RANCHERS OF MISSING CATTLE!!

A meeting is going to be held Thursday, February 24th, at 1:30PM at the Triangle Restaurant. The Idaho State brand inspector will be attending this meeting along with other ranchers that have cattle missing. If you have any questions, please call Tom @ 602-0124.

SECRET SISTERS.....

.....please stop by the Inn and pick up your SS gifts. Joyce, Lois and Bobbie you have gifts here to pick up. Thanks!
SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!!
It's time to start thinking about your garden.
Bill J. from High Valley dropped off
a big box of various garden seeds.
Stop by the Ola Inn and pick out what you want.

Thank you Bill for thinking of us!!

Sunday, February 13




IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER

The Sweetheart Dinner, Saturday night, was a huge success as usual. This year, ninety-plus dinners were served. As most of you know, this is the Ola Library's largest fundraiser and the library board thanks you for your participation and support. A big thank you to all of the staff that put so much work into making this a very special night. This fund raising event takes an enormous amount of hard work, organization and commitment from all of the volunteers and the library board. Thanks to all!!

AND THE WINNER IS........




...thanks to Greg Custer's exuberance, all of the remaining tickets for the gun raffle benefiting the Ola Library were sold at the Sweetheart Dinner last night and a winner was drawn.
Congratulations to Debbie Latronica, the big winner.
$836.28 is the net profit that benefits the library from this year's raffle.

Saturday, February 12

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

I participated in the PAL 7th Annual "Love at First Walk" yesterday and had a great time. The weather was great and my dogs enjoyed getting out with the other dogs. Many thanks to those of you that sponsored me, with your help PAL earned over a whopping $5,000.00.

Friday, February 11

SWEETHEART DINNER TOMORROW NIGHT
6PM Social
7PM Dinner

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY

Marilyn Carlock Cunningham passed away last night about 8:00. There will be no services. Our deepest sympathy to her family.

Wednesday, February 9


CODE RED: With the large search effort today for Michael Trester many of you rec...eived the “Code Red” call this morning informing you of pertinent information about Michael. Code Red is a system which allows emergency services to make mass calls in times of crisis; i.e. evacuation notices and missing child alerts. By signing up for Code Red you will receive notification phone calls on your cell phone, home phone, as well as email alerts. Your information is only used for legitimate notifications, never for spam or telemarketing. Please take the time to click on the link and register to receive important notifications for future events. It only takes a couple of minutes of your time…. http://www.co.gem.id.us/law-enforcement/Flyer_CodeRED.pdfSee More
By: Emmett Police

GEM COUNTY SHERIFFS POSSE ACCOUNT OF YESTERDAY

Our phone call came in from dispatch at 4:45am yesterday morning to meet with the police at Wild Willys in Emmett. Jim (Chief of the Gem County Sheriffs Posse), me and Bev Martin were off in minutes. When we arrived at Wild Willys, we were guided by Sheriff Rolland to the home on Hee Creek Dr. where we met with the other sheriff members. We did go door to door and I did a lot of driving clear over to Sunset and even Black Canyon Hwy ( it was O Dark Thirty by then). By 9AM we met at the LDS church where a lot of volunteers came for help. We all divided into groups in which Jim headed group #2. We did a lot of walking, checking with neighbors, looking into backyards, sheds, etc. We kept a log with every volunteer,s name on it. It was one of our members along with her husband that took to putting on their river gear when all of a sudden, she saw the boy and ran over to hug him and tell him that we were all worried about him, remember he is autistic. He was a very sweet boy and just kept walking all night long. He was cold but was fine. The ambulance came to check him out, then I believe he was reunited with his father. It was a long and tiresome day. Jim, Me, and Bev returned to Ola at approx. 5:30PM The boy was found somewhere between 2 to 3 pm. I don't think we have put so many miles on the bottom of our soles since the "Mushroom Hunter". We thank the good Lord, that this child was ok.All of us were fed well, plenty of water, and the church took out chairs for all that were tired to sit on. Walking in groups, for as long as we all did, we know it was a job well done by all.Bobbie BierSec/Treas.G.C.S.P.

Thank you Bobbie. We all appreciate the work you do!

Tuesday, February 8

MISSING BOY FOUND SAFE!!

From KTVB.com: EMMETT -- A missing autistic teenager from Emmett has been found safe.Fourteen-year-old Michael Trester hadn't been seen since 8:30 p.m. Monday.Gem County authorities say Michael was found walking near Black Canyon Dam around 2 p.m. He is reportedly doing OK....Before search crews left this morning they were told to look in bushes, garages, trees and even knock on doors because Michael could be hiding anywhere. The Gem County sheriff told us Michael's dad noticed he was missing around bedtime.The Trester family has a shop in the back of their home where Michael likes to do homework. He went to check on Michael, but he wasn't there.The sheriff says they searched their property then drove around the neighborhood looking for their son until 4:30 a.m. That's when they called the sheriff."We're very concerned because he's autistic," said Gem County Sheriff Chuck Rolland. "We're have very, very high hopes of finding him safely. And we don't suspect anything other than the fact that Michael has strayed away from the house, and if anything, he's hiding from us at this point in time." Crews started their search near Michael's home and are working their way away from his house.Over 100 volunteers assisted fire and police crews in their search. The sheriff said that this is not the first time Michael has gone missing.Authorities have never been called but the sheriff says his parents have found him hidden in neighbors RVs and garages before.See More

Monday, February 7

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY!!!

MESSAGE FROM MARYLEE

The library has copies of the Idaho Individual Income Tax #2010 booklet for distribution. It includes Form 40, Form 43, Form 51, Form 39R, and Form 39NR. We also have Form 24, the Idaho Grocery Credit Refund for those who are 65 or older.

Sunday, February 6

THE OLA INN WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12th!

Saturday, February 5

SWEET FIRE HOUSE DAMAGED!


A car traveling too fast damaged the Sweet Fire House last night. There was damage to the building, power pole and one of the fire trucks.

Friday, February 4

TICKETS TO THE SWEETHEART DINNER ARE ALL SOLD OUT!!

Messenger Index, serving Gem County From the editor: Wolves have attacked livestock in Sweet/Ola area and also in the northern foothills of Eagle. What does that mean for ranchers protecting their livestock? What about those who want to protect the wolves? These questions and more will be addressed in the next issue of the Messenger Index. Watch for it! Diana Baird.

Did wolves really kill a cow near Eagle? | Local News | Idaho Statesman

Did wolves really kill a cow near Eagle? | Local News | Idaho Statesman

Thursday, February 3

NOW I KNOW!!!


PLEASE NOTIFY TOM....

........IF YOU ARE MISSING CATTLE ON THE UPPER REACHES OF SQUAW CREEK,PLEASE CONTACT TOM BLESSINGER @602-0124.THERE'S WAY TOO MANY CATTLE MISSING, SOMETHING'S WRONG!!!

Tuesday, February 1

MUSEUM MEETING HEARS ABOUT OLA

At the February 8 meeting for the Gem County Museum, Gloria Sutton will present "An early history of Ola". The meeting begins at 7:30PM and visitors are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 365-9530.