Saturday, March 31

POTLUCK DINNER FOR JERRY MARX

POTLUCK DINNER
SUNDAY, APRIL 15th from 2PM-6PM
OLA INN CAFE
John will be making Turkey Pot Pies
Side dishes and/or desserts would be appreciated

Jerry is looking forward to seeing his friends in Ola

Thursday, March 29

FOR SALE BY OWNER-2007 TRAVEL TRAILER

For sale an immaculate 2007-17' Coachman Travel Trailer. This one owner trailer has only been on two road trips.  It sleeps 4 and  has air conditioning, lots of storage, 2 propane tanks, bath w/shower and lots more.  Asking $8,500.  For more information call Pat or Shannon at 584-3269.

*I will post pics soon*

WOLF GETS NEW GPS COLLAR

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Sunday, March 25

LET'S WALK!!!

Join us walking on Sunday mornings!!
Meet at the end of Susan and Alan's driveway
 (Timber Flat).
 Sunday mornings at 9:00AM. 
Sometimes we walk up from there,
sometimes we walk down to High Valley Road
Whatever direction it's good exercise and beautiful scenery.
A great way to start a day!!

Saturday, March 24

Landowners and new cow operators who lease land in the Timber Flat and Squaw Creek drainages, let the community know who, where and their brands. Many times estrayed livestock show up in Ola or in the lanes and no one knows or has a clue who they belong to.  It makes it easier to return them to their rightful owners if information is provided.

Let John at the Ola Inn have this information.

MANY THANKS!

A special thanks and appreciation to the Ola Ladies Club and the Ola Community for the use of their Community Hall for our "Missing Cattle" meeting.

An enjoyable and informative presentation was given by Greg Hansen (trapper) with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on wolves, their habits and how to identify wolf kills.

Thanks to Dr. Fredricksen and Ric Clay for their presentation on poisonous plants and salt and mineral supplementation.

Last but not least, a special thanks to Larry Hayhurst, Chief Brand Inspector for the State of Idaho and Lynn Gibson and Cibrena Wright, area brand inspectors and Chuck Rolland, Gem County Sheriff, for their presentations on arrests, what to look for and other incidents.

Again, thanks to the Ola Ladies Club for the coffee, punch and cookies that they provided.  Also to Ken Rutherford and Simplot Livestock for their monetary contribution.

Thanks to the ranchers and community citizens who attended and who help make the public awareness possible.  Since the 2011 meeting, the livestock losses have been cut in half.  Still too many-Let's do better.

Thanks,
Tom Blessinger

Friday, March 23

Triangle Inn
This should be a great night at the Triangle!!!!

Pistol Creek
We will be playing at the Tri Angle in Sweet this Sat night. We will start at 9 p.m. so come have a great dinner and listen to some tunes. Also say hi to our new drummer Jesse. See ya there!
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Thursday, March 22

Cattle shooting update - Emmett Messenger-Index: Opinion

Cattle shooting update - Emmett Messenger-Index: Opinion: Recently, there have been cattle shootings surrounding Gem County in Payette, Ada, and Canyon counties. Earlier this month, we attended a meet…

Initiative aids sage grouse, ranchers | capitalpress.com

Initiative aids sage grouse, ranchers | capitalpress.com

Tuesday, March 20

DON'T FORGET THE SCIENCE FAIR THIS FRIDAY AT 7:00PM

The Ola Rough Striders would like to thank everyone from the Ola community for your support this past weekend at the Sweet Flea Market.  With your donations and purchases we are closer to our goal. Thank you!!

Monday, March 19

THE COMPUTER FOR THE LIBRARY FUNDRAISER!

Toshiba 15.6” Satellite L755 laptop

Intel Pentium B960 processor (2.2 GHz)
4GB installed memory
640 GB hard drive
15.6 diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT display at 1366 x 768 native resolution (HD) LED backlit
DVD SuperMulti drive supporting 11 formats
Wi-Fi Wireless Networking (802.11b/g/n)
Premium Keyboard with 10-keypad (black)
Touchpad pointing device with multi-touch control
Mobile Intel HD graphics with 64 MG-1696 shared graphics memory
Webcam and microphone
Built-in stereo speakers with MaxxAudio LE
Memory Card Reader
6 cell/48Wh Lithium Ion battery pack; Up to 5 hours, 42 minutes of battery life
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Dimensions 14.96” W x 9.84” x 1.09”/ 1.48 H (5.3 lbs)
1 year limited warranty

2010 Microsoft Office Home and Student installed

Tickets: $3 per ticket ​ 4 tickets for $10

Raffle will occur when all tickets are sold.

SUPPORT THE LIBRARY*****BUY YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS NOW!

 For raffle tickets contact MaryLee Blackford, 208-860-2246 or 584-3589 on Friday & Saturday; Judie McCaulou, 584-3589 or 584-3546; Linda Rau, 584-3176; Reeta Farr 584-9333; Shannon Miller, 584-3269; John Nunez at Ola Inn, 584-3737.

Sunday, March 18

REMEMBER LADIES...

... you can find the minutes to the Ladies Club meetings up above.

Friday, March 16

Thursday, March 15

THIS WEEKEND.....

 Flea Market in Sweet at the Syringa Hall, Friday and Saturday, 9-3
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Saturday night at the Ola Inn.  The Sage Creek Band will be playing at 7:00.

Wednesday, March 14

CAUTION!!

Messenger Index, serving Gem County
Boulders on the road on Highway 52. Use caution. For updated road conditions, call 511 or 1-888-432-7623.

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Tuesday, March 13

EMMETT SCHOOL DISTRICT VACANCY

Emmett School District is looking for an individual to fill a trustee vacancy on the school board due to the resignation of Scott Ethington. The person filling this vacancy will be appointed until July 2013. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and résumé to the superintendent’s office by April 5, 2012. Those interested will be interviewed by the current School Board members at the April 12th board meeting.

After an extensive review of the Emmett School District Charter and State laws all board members are now appointed or elected at large. There are no longer trustee zones in the district. This is the same way board members are elected in the other 2 charter districts in Idaho. Any qualified individual that lives in Gem County is able to apply for this position. For more information or questions, please contact the Emmett School District Office at 365-6301.

Sunday, March 11

SERVICES FOR LOUISE NESBITT

Services for Louise Nesbitt will be held Thursday starting with a graveside service at the Ola Cemetery at 11:00AM.  The funeral service will be at the Nazarene Church in Emmett at 1:00PM with a dinner to follow.

**The Ola Ladies Club has been asked to help with side dishes, salads and/or desserts.  Please prepare your items in disposable pans.  For your convenience, if you would like to leave your contribution at the Ola Hall no later than 11:00AM Thursday, someone will transport it down to Emmett.

OLA ROUGH STRIDERS 2012 SOCK HOP-A Fundraising Event for Relay For Life





FORD MODEL A CLUB HAD LUNCH AT THE OLA INN SATURDAY

Thirty or so beautiful Model A's enjoyed a sunny Saturday afternoon driving to Ola for lunch.

Saturday, March 10

WHY ARE WE LOSING OUR CATTLE?


Why are we losing our cattle?  At Thursday afternoon's "Missing Cattle" meeting three possibilities were discussed.  People, predators and poisonous weeds. Presentations were given on wolves and coyotes, poisonous weeds in our area and a discussion on public awareness to help prevent cattle rustling. These meetings are not only informative but a great way for neighbors and friends to get together and share thoughts on a common concern.  Thank you Tom Blessinger for bringing us all together.  Also thank you Ola Ladies Club for the wonderful array of cookies.

Friday, March 9

Louise Nesbitt has passed away.
  Our deepest sympathy to Homer and the family.  

**as soon as funeral arrangements are made I will post them**
Syringa Hall in Sweet
Friday, March 16th and Saturday, March 17th.  
Hours will be 9AM-3PM. 
The Syringa Hall will be open Thursday at 10AM for setup.
**The Ola Rough Striders/Relay for Life team will have a table there.
  Stop by and see us.
THE SAGE CREEK BAND 
will be playing at the
Ola Inn
on St. Patrick's Day
Saturday, March 17th at 7:00PM

The Ola Inn will also be serving some Irish favorites.

Wednesday, March 7

MISSING CATTLE MEETING TOMORROW AT THE OLA HALL

The "Missing Cattle" meeting
starts at 1:30PM on
Thursday, March 8th.

Cow shootings baffle authorities | KTVB.COM Boise

Cow shootings baffle authorities KTVB.COM Boise

Tuesday, March 6

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS BEGINS THIS WEEKEND

Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 11th, set you clocks one hour forward.  It is also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

Monday, March 5

Graveside services for Richard Pratt will be held Friday at 2:30PM.  Following the graveside service there will be a dinner at the Ola Community Hall.  Richard is the husband of Maxine Griffith and will be greatly missed by family and friends.   **Ola Ladies Club members are asked to bring side dishes, salads and/or desserts.

Friday, March 2

A REMINDER FOR THE OLA LADIES....

.....this Thursday is the "Missing Cattle" meeting at the Ola Community Center.  We have been asked to provide cookies or bars for the meeting that starts at 1:30PM.
Dear Community,
     Ola School would like to invite you to participate in our Science Fair on March 23rd at the Ola Community Hall at 7:00pm.  Our theme this year is "Rube Goldberg Inventions - How Simple Machines Work" 
     Rube Goldberg cartoons were known for making simple activities very complicated using the six components of simple machines - the lever, the screw, wheel and axle, pulley, and the wedge.
     Check out these websites to find some fun ideas. www.rubegoldberg.com  and  www.mousetrapcontraptions.com 
If Rube Goldberg Inventions just aren't for you, you are welcome to bring any project or collection to share with all of us.
For more information, please call me at school 584-3589 or home 861-7009.  email adavis@isd221.net
We hope to see you there!  Mrs. Davis

Thursday, March 1

DO YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE?

Messenger Index, serving Gem County
Idaho License plates for vintage cars. We are looking for Idaho 1913, 1914, 1915 and 1919. Call Diana at 365-6066 if you have any of these

Wolf control predation management plan - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Wolf control predation management plan - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: In cooperation with Idaho Fish and Game, the USDA Wildlife Services has completed a wolf control action in northern Idaho’s Lolo zone.

WARNING!! Posted at approx. 10:06 on Facebook

Messenger Index, serving Gem County
WARNING for drivers on HWY 16
Traffic is backed up for several miles due to a vehicle accident on Hwy 16 due to bad weather road conditions.
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