Wednesday, February 29

Monday, February 27

FIRE TRAINING TOMORROW NIGHT!

Fire training Tuesday night at 7:00PM.  Jeff Sands, from the Idaho Fire Marshal office will be giving a presentation on protecting evidence during a fire and after.  Sounds interesting!!

WE'LL MISS YOU!

Commissioner Sharon Church-Pratt announces that she will not seek re-election to the Gem County Board of County Commissioners, a position she has held since 2001 and is the current Chair of the Board.

Friday, February 24

This is the Dodson Pass 105 pound wolf.

WE'LL MISS YOU!

Gem County Commissioner Michele Sherrer and her family announced today that she will not seek re-election to the Gem County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Sherrer has served Gem County as a Commissioner for nearly 10 years.
“This has been a difficult decision. I have been humbled that our community has elected me to serve them and it has been an honor to serve the citizens of Gem County,” stated Commissioner Sherrer. “However, the time has come for me to look at other opportunities and embrace new challenges. It has been a privilege to serve the citizens of Gem County for nearly 10 years and I want others to have the same opportunity. Thus, I have decided not to seek re-election. I want to sincerely thank my numerous supporters and acknowledge the friendships I have made. I have been blessed,” continued Sherrer.
Commissioner Sherrer has represented Gem County at the regional, state and national level on numerous boards and commissions addressing a range of substantive policy issues. She was elected by her peers to serve on the Idaho Association of Counties Board of Directors and also on the National Association of Counties Board of Directors. Sherrer has served Governor Otter on the Select Task Force on Health Care, Idaho Health Care Council and the Drug Court and Mental Health Court Coordinating Committee. She is the also the Chairman of the Idaho Council of Governments (ICOG). Sherrer completed the County Leadership Institute at New York University in 2004 and has recently received her Master’s in Public Administration from Boise State University.

Thursday, February 23

Federal wildlife agents shoot 14 wolves | capitalpress.com

Federal wildlife agents shoot 14 wolves | capitalpress.com
The "Missing Cattle" meeting 
starts at 1:30PM on 
Thursday, March 8th. 

Wednesday, February 22

Saturday, February 18

The Ola Rough Striders/Relay For Life will be having their first fundraising event of the year on Saturday, March 10th.  This will be a Sock Hop at the Ola Community Hall.  In preparation for the dance, free dancing lessons will be given at the Ola Inn, starting at 3:00PM, Wednesday  February 22 and 29th, and March 7th, if needed.  These lessons will be given by Roger Beal, with Tia and Mark assisting.

Our first Relay For Life meeting will be February 25th, 10:00AM, at the Ola Inn.  More details regarding the Sock Hop will be posted after the meeting.

Three cattle executed in Payette County | KTVB.COM Boise

Three cattle executed in Payette County KTVB.COM Boise

Wednesday, February 15

ANOTHER WOLF KILLED! THIS ONE BY DODSON PASS.

County applies for wolf funding | capitalpress.com

County applies for wolf funding | capitalpress.com

Wolf season ending in most of Montana; 163 killed | capitalpress.com

Wolf season ending in most of Montana; 163 killed | capitalpress.com

TAX HELP FOR "SENIORS"

The Gem County Senior Citizens Center is offering tax help for "seniors" every Friday through April 6th from 10AM-2PM.  The Senior Center is located at 719 S. Johns Ave., Emmett, Idaho.  If you have any questions, please give them a call at 365-4343.

Many of you ask how Olie, the big white dog is doing.  Olie has made Ola his home and is doing very well.  He is being fed twice a day by Mike S. and is happy and healthy.  Olie is working full time guarding Carlock's calves and is excellent at his job. Although we worry about him, he is doing exactly what is wants to do and loves it.

Tuesday, February 14

House introduces bill to repay for wolf predation | capitalpress.com

House introduces bill to repay for wolf predation | capitalpress.com

"MISSING CATTLE" MEETING-MARCH 8th

This year's "MISSING CATTLE" meeting is on Thursday, March 8th. The meeting is being held at the Ola Community Center at 1:30PM. There will be representatives from various government agencies reporting on losses, etc. As reported before, numbers are down but still not where the ranchers would like them. Please attend this very important meeting.

Monday, February 13

THE JUDGE HAS SPOKEN!

Today, Bud pled guilty to both counts of marijuana related charges, instead of going through with a jury trial.  He was sentenced to three years felony probation, 60 days jail, complete drug court and supply the lumber to redo the race track at the Gem County Fairgrounds.

Sunday, February 12

Judge rules grazing allotments illegal | KTVB.COM Boise

Judge rules grazing allotments illegal KTVB.COM Boise

Idaho hunter kills the brother of famous wolf that wandered to California | Voices.IdahoStatesman.com

Idaho hunter kills the brother of famous wolf that wandered to California Voices.IdahoStatesman.com

SWEETHEART DINNER 2012-OLA LIBRARY FUNDRAISER

The Ola Library's largest fundraiser was held Saturday night at the Ola Community Hall.  The Sweetheart Dinner is something to look forward to every year.  It gives those that attend a chance to dress up, enjoy a great meal, mingle with friends and help raise money for a good cause.  Joy and Susan were recognized for their service on the library board.  Judy presented them with plaque's for "appreciation of service".  Thank you servers you are appreciated! Most of you are veterans to this event, some are new, you all did a fantastic job!



To our many friends and family.
Bill and Barb Perkins would like to say "THANK YOU" to everyone who made the fundraiser that was held for us so special. It is very humbling to see so many people come together to give their support when we need all the support we can receive.
Even though "THANK YOU" seems like such a small word to express how we feel deep in our hearts toward everyone, it is good to know we are in your thoughts and prayers. Again we say "THANK YOU" so very much.
Bill and Barb Perkins

Thursday, February 9

Volunteers Needed to Plant for Wildlife

Idaho Fish and Game needs volunteers to plant thousands of sagebrush and bitterbrush seedlings during March on the Boise River Wildlife Management Area east of Boise where a human-caused fire last summer burned critical winter range.
The annual volunteer planting project will begin on Saturday, March 3, 2012. Subsequent planting projects will be conducted on March 10, 17, 24 and 31. Transportation and planting tools will be provided.
For more information regarding the planting project or to learn about other volunteer opportunities with Fish and Game, contact volunteer coordinator Michael Young at 327-7095 or michael.young@idfg.idaho.gov. Volunteer information is also available on the agency’s website at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/about/volunteer/
Last night, at the GCFD #2 board meeting, Joy and Judy of the Ola Ladies Club, presented Dennis Weaver of the Ola Fire Department, with a check for $500.00.  This is the money earned from the Firemen's Pancake Supper that was held on November 12th.

Tuesday, February 7

OH BOY!! IT'S GETTING CLOSE!!

Boise Nordstrom Rack now hiring | Business | Idaho Statesman
www.idahostatesman.com
The first Nordstrom Rack in Idaho will open April 12 on Milwaukee Street across from the Boise Towne Square Mall.The company is hiring local employees now. Job openings as of Monday are in sales, customer service/cashier, loss prevention, alterations an...

Monday, February 6

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11th and CLOSED BETWEEN 10-12 ON THE 18th.  ON THE 18th IT WILL BE OPEN IN THE AFTERNOON.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO

We would like to personally thank the Ola Ladies Club for their outstanding accomplishments and successes that they have achieved for the Ola, Idaho community since 1933.

Ola, Idaho may be a small rural community, but the women's achievements are a hundred fold of much larger towns.

Some of their accomplishments are:  getting a grant to drill a new well and fix the kitchen for the Community Hall, new roof for the church, school, new siding for the church, books for the school and library, computers for the school, and fire district needs just to name a few.

In the event of a funeral, the bereaved families know that they  can gather at the Community Hall with a "spread fit for a King".  The women also put on benefits to aid in expenses incurred during illness or losses.

The food provided: main courses, salads and desserts would rival any "five star restaurant".

These women have worked together so long and often that their participation is like a "well greased machine".  Their food preparation and the serving of such is very professional, proficient and fast.

Thank you ladies for your service to the Ola Community.

Our hats off to you.

Tom Blessinger
Sue Miche

PRESIDENTIAL CAUCUS NOTICE

Jim Bier is the Ola Precinct Committeeman and Sharon Pratt is the Sweet-Montour Precinct Committeewoman.  It is very important  that you be registered to vote and "declare" as a Republican in order to vote, preferably prior to March 6, however that can be done that night.  This is the only time you will be able to vote for President as there will be no Presidential candidates on the May primary election ballot.  Please give Sharon a call if you have further questions: home 584-3402 cell 208-739-5135 or Jim at 584-3204.
This beauty was shot south of Ola.

Sunday, February 5

Love at first walk - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Love at first walk - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: Would you like to win a weekend getaway to Wild Horse Resort and
Casino in Pendleton, Ore.? How about an AKC registered German
Shepherd puppy…

A STIMULUS PROJECT THAT WENT AWRY-EMERALD WOOD PRODUCTS IN EMMETT

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/02/05/1981987/a-stimulus-project-that-went-awry.html

WOLF HUNTING IN IDAHO

Unsure of the rules for wolf hunting in Idaho....visit www.fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/docs/rules/wolfRules.pdf

AN EMOTIONAL PRESENTATION



Bill and Barb enjoyed a nice lunch with about thirty friends and family at the Triangle, Saturday afternoon.  It was an emotional moment when the Ola Ladies Club, along with Michelle and Aaron of the Triangle, presented Bill and Barb with a check for the proceeds from the benefit held on the 21st of January at the Ola Fire Hall.  The generosity of the community, friends, neighbors, family and businesses was a bit overwhelming.  Bill and Barb, we love you, stay strong!  And thanks to all that made this day possible.

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD CAN COME TO GRANDMA'S HOUSE IN OLA

One less wolf to be concerned about!

Friday, February 3

RELAY FOR LIFE-OLA ROUGH STRIDERS TEAM

Are you ready to start our second season of fun and fund raising.  February 15th at 6:pm is the RelayKick-off at Carberry School.   I have attended the last two years and this is always a fun event.  I hope that some of our team members can attend.
 
We are starting the our year off with another great sock-hop on March 10th at the Ola Hall. Plans are already underway.  Alan Jacobus has joined our team and will again be our wild and crazy D.J.  We are going to have some dance lessons for those who would like to sharpen their dance skills.  These will be held at the Ola Inn on February 22nd, 29th and March 7th.  John will open the Inn at 3:pm for our lessons.  Dance instructors will Roger Beal and Mark and Tia Andelin.  These lessons are free of charge and open to all ages.
 
So you can see we are going to be have another great year.   Our first meeting will be on Februrary 25th at10:00 AM at the Inn.  We will be using the newly opened back room for our meetings.  What a great place!  I hope to see everyone returning for another year and bring your partner.  We need to make our plans and enjoy ourselves.
 
Don't forget we are still recycling cans.  Drop them off on Saturday mornings at the transfer station.
 
Team leader
Joyce
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Thursday, February 2

THE PET ADOPTION LEAGUE-"LOVE AT FIRST WALK"

Dakota gets very excited about the walk!
"LOVE AT FIRST WALK"
P.A.L. Pet Adoption League fundraiser
Saturday, February 11th at 9:30AM
Gem Sports Island Complex
Cost is $10.00 or have your friends and
neighbors sponsor you and your dog.

Darcy M. and I have done this for the past three years,it's alot of fun and good exercise.