Monday, April 30

Close to $600.00 was raised yesterday from the sale of slices of pie and cookies.  Great job ladies!! All proceeds go to the Ola Elementary School.

EVERYONE LOVES A TEA PARTY

The biker rally wasn't the only fun that went on this weekend. Saturday afternoon, the April meeting of the Ola Ladies Club was hosted by Joy Weaver. Joy treated the OLC with a "Tea Party" at her residence. The Ola ladies enjoyed desserts, conversation and yes, tea. It was a fun afternoon and a nice setting for our April meeting. Thank you Joy!

POW/MIA MISSING MAN TABLE

POW/MIA Missing Man Table

by Way Paver

1. The table is RESERVED to honor MIAs and POWs and show our everlasting concern for them.
2. The tablecloth is WHITE symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call to duty.
3. The SINGLE ROSE displayed in a vase, reminds their loved ones and us of the life of each of the missing and friends who keep the faith, awaiting answers.
4. The vase is tied with a RED RIBBON, symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing.
5. A SLICE OF LEMON on a bread plate is to remind us of the bitter fate of those captured and missing in a foreign land.
6. The PINCH OF SALT symbolizes the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers.
7. The BIBLE represents the strength gained through faith to sustain those lost from our country, founded by one nation, under GOD.
8. The GLASS is inverted to symbolize their inability to share in a toast to camaraderie and fellowship.
9. The CHAIR is empty, because they are missing.
10. Please honor POWs and MIAs by revering the table and the contents

TWO MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS NEAR OLA YESTERDAY

Eagle man seriously injured in motorcycle crash | KTVB.COM Boise


The second happened shortly after, north of Ola, on the Sweet-Ola Highway.  The injuries were not life threatening but the indvidual was transported via air ambulance as a precautionary measure.

SUNNY SUNDAY POW/MIA MOTORCYCLE RALLY





Thursday, April 26

Payette may reach moderate flood stage - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Payette may reach moderate flood stage - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: Emmett Public Works Superintendent Bruce Evans just reported the current change in predictions for the Payette River.

THE OLA LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED THIS SATURDAY

The Ola Library will be closed this Saturday, so stop by Friday to check out a good book.

Tuesday, April 24

There will be a Tea Party 
at Joy's house this Saturday.  
The party will begin at 1:00PM
The POW/MIA Motorcycle Rally is in Ola this Sunday.
They are expecting a large turnout.  Ola Ladies will be selling pie by the slice and Ola Elementary School will be selling cookies at the Hall.  Lemonade and iced tea will also be available.
The sales will benefit the school.
Stop in town and admire the beautiful bikes.
Travel safely!

MONDAY MEETING

The Gem County Commissioner meeting at the Hall was well attended. Lan and Michelle shared the plans for the new jail facilities, the ground breaking should be in the next month or so. The county plans on finishing the landscaping out at the industrial park and the construction on the Sweet-Ola Highway is scheduled for 2014. The "pot holes" will be repaired soon. They had an equipment problem but that has been worked out. They loved the new Ola sign and will see that all the information is provided so that we can get that up. In case you haven't seen the sign, it's propped up on the west side of the hall. Dave and Katie Poole's grandson, Brandon, made it for his senior project, it's very nice! Two candidates for the Commissioner's seats mingled with people after the meeting. May 15 is primary election day, there are 5 candidates running for District #1 and 4 for District #3 to fill the 2 County Commission seats.Check out http://www.co.gem.id.us/election/default.htm for all the names.  Discussions are starting to see if it would be effective for GCFD#1 and EMS to merge and  SMART911 is now available for Gem County, check it out for yourself.  It's an Emergency Health Data system. All in all a good meeting!

NEW OLA SIGN!

This beautiful sign was made by Brandon Poole as his senior project. It soon will be a permanent fixture so that anyone driving through Ola can enjoy it. Thank you Brandon! 

SMART 911

SMART 911 is an Emergency Health Data site.  This service is now available for emergency responders in Gem County.  It's a site that you provide your medical information and in case of an emergency, the first responders will know ahead of time what to expect.  Go to the site and walk through it.  This was introduced at the meeting last night.

Sunday, April 22

LINE DANCING AT 10:00AM IN THE MORNING

The garbage that is dropped off on Saturday AM in Ola is to be household trash only. Household trash, for example, is empty soup cans, butter wrappers, dog food sacks, milk cartons, cereal boxes... stuff that fits in your own garbage can.  Thank you!

SWEET MAN

The body of Bud Wilson, 89, of Sweet was found next to his car early Saturday AM. Our condolences to his family and friends!
Bud Wilson Obituary

Saturday, April 21

MAN FOUND DEAD

Early Saturday morning a turkey hunter found a deceased male on Timber Flat Road (up by the locked gates). The deceased man had gotten his vehicle stuck and according to law enforcement died of an apparent heart attack. According to law enforcement the man could have been up there since Thursday.

Friday, April 20

OLA LIBRARY HAS A NEW POST

Check out the OLA LIBRARY .

Thursday, April 19

GEM COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will be at the Ola Hall
Monday, April 23 at 7:00PM

Wednesday, April 18

OLA COMMUNITY MEETING

Saturday, April 21st
Potluck dinner at 6:00PM
Meeting starting at 7:00PM

Tuesday, April 17

PAST AND PRESENT

THAT WAS THEN.........

THIS IS NOW!!!

Monday, April 16

GCFD#2 NEW SWEET FIRE HOUSE

(left to right) Gem County Fire District #2
Board Members-Harvey Church and Bruce Nave
Chairman-Bill Manee-Fire Chief -Jim Heikes and
 Sweet Station Chief-Kevin Jaillett

Gem County Fire District #2 opened their new Sweet fire station doors to the public Saturday afternoon.  The open house was held from 2-5PM and several  people stopped by to admire the new fire truck and the spacious new building.  Along with plenty of room for the new fire truck and older fire trucks, lockers for gear and a large meeting room, the Sweet fire station also houses an ambulance to service the communities of Montour, Sweet and Ola..
CONGRATULATIONS
Kathy Strickland
2012 Recipient of the
Orchids and Onions Award
presented by the Preservation Idaho
the Idaho Historic Preservation Council
 .
Kathy's award, Friend of Preservation, is for her diligent research combing the history of the Ola Cemetery.

If you would like to view other recipients and get tickets for the ceremony which will be held on May 19th at the Masonic Temple in Boise, click here.


The Ola Inn was filled with family and friends of Jerry Marx on Sunday afternoon. Everyone enjoyed great food and conversation. Jerry is loved by many! We hope that with his strength and positive attitude and our prayers, that he can beat this thing.
Thanks John and Tracy for letting us have the Inn for the afternoon and the delicious turkey pot pies.

Sunday, April 15

OLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CARNIVAL-RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE

Face Painting







Games
Prizes



Painted Faces

Friday, April 13

TWO-FIVE YEAR OLDS NEED A NEW HOME!

A new home is needed for two neutered male cow dogs. Very smart, energetic and eager to please, these guys need a job. Please call 584-3194 if you would like to meet these handsome boys.

Thursday, April 12

THE SAGE CREEK BAND WILL BE PLAYING AT THE OLA INN
THE FOLLOWING SATURDAYS THIS SUMMER:

May 5th
June 2nd
July 7th
August 4th
September 1st
October 6th
November 3rd

Wednesday, April 11

BUSY WEEKEND!

Saturday, April 14th is the Open House for the new Sweet Fire Station.  Stop by at 2:00PM and look at the new station and fire truck.





The Ola Elementary School Carnival starts at 4:00PM Saturday with games and supper being served at 6:00PM.  This is a fun time for everyone and a great fundraiser for the school!  







Sunday, at 2:00PM is the get-together for Jerry Marx at the Ola Inn.  This is a potluck, John is making turkey pot pies so bring your favorite sidedish, salad and/or dessert.

Tuesday, April 10

Idaho, Montana wolf hunts yield more kills | capitalpress.com

Idaho, Montana wolf hunts yield more kills | capitalpress.com
Messenger Index, serving Gem County
Rare two-headed calf born in Emmett
A fully formed two-headed angus calf was born today, Tuesday, April 10 at the 3-B Livestock Ranch in the Tom's Cabin area. According to ranch foreman, Teryn Henderson the calf was born in the early morning hours. A calf puller was used and the calf did not survive.
The body of the calf will be taken to the University of Idaho in Caldwell to perform an autopsy and examination.
Watch for further details in the April 18 edition of the Messenger Index.

Monday, April 9

OH BOY!!!!!

JOIN US NEXT MONDAY FOR LINE DANCE LESSONS
Today we had nine people attend and we had so much fun!
We're having it at the Ola Hall at 10:00AM, see you next Monday!

Saturday, April 7

Happy Easter!

From your friends at the Ola Community Newsletter
!

Thursday, April 5

Rules help stamp out infection | capitalpress.com

Rules help stamp out infection | capitalpress.com
BOISE -- A 20-year-old Sweet Man was taken to a local hospital, after he rolled his truck on Sweet-Ola Highway in Gem County.

Idaho State Police say Kyle Knief was headed northbound on the highway Wednesday night, when he lost control of his truck, went off the road and rolled.

Knief was not wearing his seat belt and was taken to an Emmett hospital with serious injures.

The accident is still under investigation.

ANNUAL OLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CARNIVAL

The Annual School Carnival is coming up on Saturday April 14th. The games will be from 4:00-6:00, tickets for games are 5 for $1.00. The dinner and auction will begin at 6:00. Dinner is $25 per family or $5 per person. Items to be auctioned include: 12 yards of pit run donated by Harvey Church, $25 gift certificate to the Ola Inn, 2 Roaring Springs passes, a $25 gift card to D&B Supply, a Spiderman sleeping bag/backpack combo, and much more!

Tuesday, April 3

Researchers look for crooked calf info | capitalpress.com

Researchers look for crooked calf info | capitalpress.com
Triangle Inn
War Horse will be the Movie wed 4 April at 630pm...be prepared it is a 3 hour movie!! Lasagna will be the special!!

Don't forget The Bravehearts Friday at 7pm....Then Frogs of the North Fri 13th!!

Jam Sessions Sat at ***8pm***

THE SAGE CREEK BAND LIKES OLA..

The SAGE CREEK BAND
 will be playing at the
 OLA INN
Saturday, APRIL 7th
at 6:00PM
Dinner and dancing, a great way to spend a Saturday evening!

Monday, April 2

I RAN ACROSS THIS AD ON CRAIGS LIST

Cattle Pasture/Range Needed (Emmett & Surrounding Areas)


Date: 2012-04-01, 9:38PM MDT
Reply to: xx2cb-2935286127@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Looking for Cattle pasture/range for cow/calf pairs and for bred heifers. Looking for pasture sizes anywhere from 10 acres to 10,000 acres. If you or someone you know has something that fits in this spectrum and you're wanting to lease it please contact me with how big your place is, what it is and what you're asking per head and per pair. Money is not an issue just looking for decent feed. New Plymouth, Sweet, Ola, Donnelly, McCall, Cascade, High Valley, are all areas that would be of interest. If you have another place that I don't have listed here tell me about it you just never know, it could be of interest. If its a big acreage more distance would be fine.
Thank you.

Sunday, April 1

WEEKEND EXTRICATION CLASS in PAYETTE


Over the weekend Gem County Fire District 2 volunteers, Dennis Weaver, Keith Bundy, Bob Lucas, John McLinn and Paul Metcalf attended an extrication class in Payette.  Thanks guys!
Line dancing lessons are going to be offered prior to the Ola Rough Strider/Relay For Life Independence Day picnic/dance. Details are still being worked out, I will let you know when I know.  Thank you MaryLee for your suggestion!!