Monday, December 31
Saturday, December 29
Friday, December 28
PS we were so taken with the breed, that we have rescued and adopted a 9 month old "Akbash" for ourselves. see the attached picture.
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Wednesday, December 26
Monday, December 24
80 Ola residents and their guests attended the first Ola Community
Christmas Dinner at the Ola Inn. The ham and turkey was delicious,
complimented by a large variety of side dishes and home made desserts
donated by our neighbors. Thanks again to John and Tracy Nunez and Lyn
and Janice Carr for hosting this event and providing the entrees.
Thanks Alan for submitting this.
Posted by OLA COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER at 7:29 AM
Sunday, December 23
Christmas Eve Church Service
Ola Community Church
Anyone wishing to participate in the service (sing, play an instrument, poem, story, etc.), please contact Katie Poole 584-3591
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Saturday, December 22
Friday, December 21
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Thursday, December 20
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Messenger Index, serving Gem County Greetings, Tomorrow is an interesting day in the psyche of our country. We have heard of no threats or concerns toward any schools in Emmett. However, there will be a more active presence of deputies on all our campuses Friday, December 21. The District, Emmett Police, and Gem County Sheriff are choosing to be proactive and give our students and parents a sense of comfort. They will be talking with visitors and staff and may ask for your identification. All staff should wear identification tomorrow. Guests to the schools must make sure they have checked in the office and have a visitor’s badge. Please assure all you talk to that there have been no threats or concerns. It is very nice to live in a community where we all work together for the safety of our children. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the building principal or myself. Wayne Rush Superintendent Emmett School District #221 Phone: 208-365-6301 firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by OLA COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER at 5:24 PM
Wednesday, December 19
Messenger Index, serving Gem County GOVERNOR CALLS UPON IDAHOANS TO OBSERVE MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR SANDY HOOK VICITIMS Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter is asking Idahoans to take a few minutes on Friday to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting who were murdered last Friday by a lone gunman in Newtown, Connecticut. The Governor acted upon a request he received from Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy. “At this time when Idahoans celebrate the spirit of the season we should take a moment to remember that many families in Connecticut are dealing with unspeakable tragedy and the reality that their family and their community has been changed forever,” Governor Otter said. “I ask that all Idahoans observe a moment of silence on Friday, December 21, at 9:30 a.m. Mountain Time to let our friends in Connecticut know they are in our thoughts and prayers, and that they are not alone in their grief.”
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Messenger Index, serving Gem County ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM TO AFFECT THE REGION FOR THE PRE CHRISTMAS TRAVEL PERIOD An Active Weather Pattern will Continue over the area for the Next Several Days, Including the Pre Holiday Travel Period Before Christmas. While It is too Early to Pinpoint Where and When Significant Snowfall will Occur, It is Not too Early to Get Prepared for the Possibility of Messy Road Conditions. The Most Likely Areas for Significant Snow are Roads Going South Into Nevada and East to Pocatello and Salt Lake City. Additionally, Highways Going North and West Through the Mountains are Likely to Be Impacted by Snow. The Time Frame Most Likely to Have Weather Related Issues Are Saturday Through Monday. Stay Tuned to the Latest Forecasts And Winter Weather Products if They are Issued.
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Tuesday, December 18
If you would like to send a card or letter of support to those grieving in Newton the USPS set up a POBox for the public to send condolences to Newtown: Messages of Condolence for Newtown PO Box 3700 Newtown CT 06470
Posted by OLA COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER at 6:52 PM
Sunday, December 16
Winter Storm Warning
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-BOISE MOUNTAINS-CAMAS PRAIRIE- 457 AM MST SUN DEC 16 2012
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 PM MST MONDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BOISE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IN THE WEST CENTRAL AND BOISE MOUNTAINS AND THE CAMAS PRAIRIE...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 PM MST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH WAS UPGRADED TO WINTER STORM WARNING.
* SNOW AMOUNTS...6 TO 10 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS, 12 TO 16 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS. UP TO TWO FEET ON THE MOUNTAIN PEAKS.
* SNOW LEVELS...VALLEY FLOORS.
* WINDS...15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.
* TIMING...STARTING 5 PM MST TODAY THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.
* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADS. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH
PERIODS OF LESS THAN A MILE VISIBILITY. TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISABLE.
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. STRONG WINDS WILL ALSO CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW...AND WILL LIMIT VISIBILITIES. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
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Wednesday, December 12
Livestock sales yard outlook positive after its first year - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: Local ranchers and dairymen were excited last year when they found out
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Police have prescription drug vault - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: The Emmett Police Department recently changed its prescription drug take back program. We were able to purchase a “drug vault” that is locked …
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Sweet student gets award - Emmett Messenger-Index: Features: Sweet/Montour Elementary School student Graham Heleniak is the first runner up in an art contest sponsored by Idaho Power. More than 2,000 wor…
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Monday, December 10
Saturday, December 8
Shannon and a tired little girl.
Judy, Gloria and Sharon getting some of the wonderful food ready.
Wanda and Pat enjoying a nice conversation.
(Below) Joanie telling Joyce something very funny.
Thank you Allen and Sharon for sharing your home. The Ola Ladies Club Christmas party was held Saturday afternoon. Ladies Club members, past and present, had a great time. Some spouses also attended to enjoy the great food and company.
Thursday, December 6
Ola Ladies Club Christmas Party
Allen and Sharon Sutton's residence
Share your favorite hors d'oeuvre
In lieu of a gift exchange, donations are being accepted for the Ola School
Spouses are welcomed
Posted by OLA COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER at 5:20 PM
Nathan will be going to Washington D.C. in March with the organization Close Up. The mission statement of Close Up is:
Close Up informs, inspires, and empowers young people to exercise the rights and accept the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy.
We believe that a strong democracy requires active and informed participation by all citizens; therefore we seek to reach participants of every race, creed, geographical community, socio-economic level, and academic standing. To carry out our mission, we partner with educators, schools, and youth organizations throughout the country to help young people develop the skills and attitudes to become informed and engaged citizens. Since 1971, over 740,000 participants have participated in Close Up programs.
If you would like to know more about Close Up.
Help Nathan by dropping a donation off at the Ola Inn.
Posted by OLA COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER at 5:19 PM
Tuesday, December 4
Bev Martin's brother, Donald, has passed away.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Bev and her family.
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Next week, the Ola school children will have Christmas cards for sale. These are Christmas cards that the children have created themselves. This is their own art work that you can purchase to send out to your family and friends!!
**I will re-post when they are available**
**I will re-post when they are available**
Posted by OLA COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER at 3:27 PM
Sunday, December 2
Friday, November 30
Butch and Joyce's grandson, Dakota Stallions, senior at New Plymouth High School, was chosen Offensive Player of the Year for the 2A Western Idaho Conference. Dakota played in the All-Star game last Friday night. Congratulations Dakota!!
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By clicking on the GoodShop icon off to the right of this post, you not only get great deals, good discounts, free shipping codes and a wide variety of stores to select from (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Macy's, Nordstrom, Sear's just to name a few), but by shopping GoodShop you also earn money for your community. For every purchase you make, the retailer donates a percentage of the invoice to the charity of your choice, in our case the Ola Community Center and Church. So far thanks to your searches and purchases, $449.71 has been raised for the Ola community.
Posted by OLA COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER at 10:56 AM
When filling out Christmas cards this season, how about sending one on to our military heroes.
Holiday Mail For Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capital Heights, MD 20791-5456.
What a great way to show our appreciation for their service!
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Monday, November 26
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