Sunday, September 30

SIGN UP TODAY!

YOUR BLOOD IS NEEDED 



The American Red Cross
 will be at the 
Ola Hall on
 Thursday, October 4th from 10AM-2PM

To make your appointment call Darlene at 584-3429.  If you have questions about your eligibility either call the American Red Cross at 1-866-236-3276 or try looking it up HERE.  Also remember to bring your ID.

HAVE YOU HEARD THE GREAT NEWS?

The Ola Community Church is getting a new roof.  A lady, who wishes to remain anonymous, approached Judy at the Ola Reunion and said that she wanted to give enough money to put a new roof on the church.  All related parties met with a contractor and the construction will begin the first part of October.  It will be done in stages just in case it decides to rain.  A HUGE thank you to this incredibly generous lady!!

LAURIE'S FUNDRAISER




 Everyone had a lot of fun! Many thanks to the people that attended and donated to this fundraiser. Also thank you Ola Ladies Club for all of your hard work.


Friday, September 28

MESSAGE FROM OLC PRESIDENT

There has been an error in the article that is in the Messenger Index regarding the Fundraiser for Laurie Link. Ola Ladies Club is sponsoring the fundraiser but I did not put this ad in the Index nor did anyone else from the Ola Ladies Club. It would have been nice of the person that felt they needed to put this ad in to have called me to get the details correct. The fundraiser is for Laurie Link, as many of you know she was hurt earlier this summer when her horse stumbled and she was thrown off and hurt very badly. Ola Ladies Club was planning on another fundraiser at the time for a good friend of the community, Jerry Marx who had been diagnosed with cancer and was taking treatments. When he heard about Laurie's accident he ask us to do the fundraiser for her instead. He said he felt she needed it more than him, that is why we all love Jerry, he is always thinking of others. Jerry is still struggling with his cancer and we still need to keep him in our prayers. So please come and join us Saturday for a great evening of good food, lots of nice silent auction items and dance to Laurie's favorite band Buddy and the Home Wreckers. Joy Weaver, 584-3522 President, Ola Ladies Club.

Thursday, September 27

Monday, September 24

If you are hunting or moving cattle in the Ola/Timber Flat/High Valley areas, please look for Ollie, the big white dog. If you do see him please call Mike S. at 584-9302.

Sunday, September 23

FIRE TRAINING THIS TUESDAY NIGHT!

LINE DANCING IN THE MORNING


LET'S FIND THIS KILLER

 
If anyone knows who killed and skinned one of Carlock's calves just north of Ola in the last few days, please contact the Gem County Sheriff's Department at 365-3521.

Friday, September 21

Air Quality Advisory


MANY THANKS TO THE FIREFIGHTERS

by KTVB.COM KTVB.COM Posted on September 21, 2012 at 3:38 PM Updated today at 3:49 PM Gallery . See all 3 photos » EMMETT, Idaho -- A Gem County hunter and his son captured several dramatic photos of a wildfire that raced out of control Thursday, nearly burning a home east of Emmett. Neil Fulton was hunting near Montour, Idaho, when he spotted the smoke and flames. Fulton emailed us with the photos he captured. "My son and I were hunting up there and [we had] seen the fires and lots of smoke," Fulton said. "We were having trouble breathing, and got out of that area as we thought we would have a hard time getting out of there soon." Gem County firefighters along with Bureau of Land Management fire crews responded to the blaze. BLM Spokesperson Mallory Eils said her agency provided two fire engines, a bulldozer, and two helicopters. Eils says about 140 acres were burned. Fulton said he and his son "pray that the guy's house in the picture is ok," and added "he was yelling hard at everybody for help." Officials say no homes or buildings were burned in the fire.

SWEET HOLIDAY BAZAAR NOV. 10th

Sweet Holiday Bazaar Nov. 10, 2012 from 9am-3p.m. at Sweet-Montour School, on Sweet-Ola Hwy. Sweet-ID. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary which support the Fire Dept #2. Breakfast will be served from 9 am-11 am. Bisquits and gravy, egg dishes, fruit, coffee and juice. Craft Tables rent for $20.00 which will benefit the Fire District #2. Call Janice at 584-3472 to rent a table or tables. A Raffle for a young girls basket loaded with porcelain doll with accessories and a young boy's basket with cowboy accessories including a stick horse, and a chocolate basket including a lot of chocolate items. Tickets will be available from Auxiliary members for $1.00 or 6 for $5.00. Come and have breakfast and a look at the wares of the vendors and then visit the First Presbyterian Church Bazaar in Emmett. Saturday, November 10 at 9:00am in MST at Sweet Elementary School

Wednesday, September 19

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!

The carpet in the library will be installed Friday evening and Saturday. We have to get everything moved out by 4 o'clock on Friday. We'll need as much help as we can get.

Monday, September 17

GOING AWAY PARTY FOR MICHELE

Gem County, Idaho Please join us in congratulating Michele Sherrer for her hard work and dedication during the 10 years she has served as Gem County Commissioner. Commissioner Michele Sherrer - Thank YOU!!! Friday, September 21 at 11:00am at Gem County Courthouse, 415 E. Main, Emmett, Idaho 83617

Sunday, September 16

2013 OLA LADIES CLUB CALENDAR FOR SALE


 The 2013 Ola Ladies Club calendar is on sale now.  For only $15.00 you receive 13 beautiful photos of "Scenic Squaw Creek Country" in this 2013 calendar.  Purchase this calendar at any of the Ola community events or call Joy at 584-3522.  These are great for Christmas gifts, show your friends and relatives what paradise looks like.   **Web Printing did a fantastic job!

Thursday, September 13

Tuesday, September 11


Monday, September 10

FRIENDS AND FAMILY REUNION



Friends and Family Reunion
 at Annabell Perkins house
 Saturday Sept. 15th.
 Its potluck so bring your favorite dish and join us
. Plan to eat around 2:00

OLA COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER ON FACEBOOK

The Ola Community Newsletter also has a Facebook page!  Click HERE to view.  Pretty much the same information but more feedback and comments.

2012 OLA REUNION





FIRE TRAINING TOMORROW NIGHT

Sunday, September 9

HEADING HOME


Saturday, September 8

 
Last week a cowboy riding a white horse was seen ripping up an Obama poster on Third Fork!! Who could do such a thing?

A LITTLE TOWN LOVES A BIG WHITE DOG

The adventures of Ollie continue..last night Ollie was spotted in Ola.  What? you ask..it was just Wednesday that Mike S. finally found him after a month and he was up in High Valley.  Well, apparently Ollie made an executive decision to bring his favorite cow and calf home to the Ola valley.  So late yesterday afternoon he was spotted in Ola.  Mike S. was called and he went looking.  By that time the pair got separated from Ollie and he paniced, headed back up HV road, then a left onto Timber Flat.  He was so hot and so tired everyone backed off until traffic got lighter and the afternoon cooled down.  He eventually came back down, Mike was able to feed him and will look for him again this evening. He's an interesting dog and we love his story.

Friday, September 7

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!!

PRE-ESTATE SALE
"So the kids do not have to deal with it"
Vintage, tools, collectibles, tack, rustic, household, camping, toys.
Something for everyone. Over 600 items
Sept 8 thru Sept 15
Time: 8:30 til ?????????
29450 Third Fork Rd
Ola, Id.
8 miles North of Ola
Cash only please.

Wednesday, September 5

GREAT NEWS!

Mike S. just called and he found Ollie!! Ollie is alive and well, a little thin and hungry but in good shape. He was very happy to see Mike. Such great news!!

DISPOSE OF OLD, EXPIRED PRESCRIPTIONS

Per the Messenger Index on September 4, 2012: On the last Thursday of each month, the Emmett Police Department accepts old prescription drugs to be destroyed. The recovery program reduces the drugs - some that could be hazardous - that are washed down drains, ending up in the Payette River.

Monday, September 3

OLA REUNION THIS SUNDAY

The Ola Reunion will be held this Sunday, September 9th.  Music will begin at 10:15AM, church service at 11:00AM with pictures to follow.  Lunch will be served from 1:00PM-3:00PM.  This is a potluck lunch so anything you bring will be greatly appreciated. The Ola Ladies Club will be providing the meat so salads, desserts, side dishes etc.  The very popular Ola Community Calendars for 2013 will be available for purchase.  A great time to do a little holiday shopping.  Join us on Sunday in beautiful Ola, Idaho.
The aluminum can recycle bin has been moved to the front of the Ola Fire Station, by the flag pole.  Please recycle your aluminum cans!  It is a great fund raiser for the Ola Rough Striders and a good thing for our environment!

COOPERATION

In the early summer of 2011, the association rider with his pickup and horse trailer slid off the road that goes from 2nd Fork to the association cabin.  It was determined by the forest service that the road was a safety hazard and needed to be fixed.

Tom Blessinger and Ken Rutherford, association members, met with Robert "Smitty" Smith, Forest Service engineer at the road site.  Smitty figured what needed to be done, amount of the pit run and road mix needed, size of culvert, etc.

It was decided that the Forest Service would hire Denny Weaver to install the culvert, the association would supply the culvert, and the forest service would grade road and after road had gravel put on it, they would grade the road again.  Pat Carlock, association member, furnished a gravel truck, the association hired Denny Weaver to haul the gravel.  The association paid Jeff Carlock to drive Pat's truck and the association bought the fuel for the company truck.  Another cooperative move was to trade county gravel for forest service gravel.  Gravel was taken out of the county pit which was a savings of several miles. 
It is amazing what can be accomplished with cooperation.

Sunday, September 2

LINE DANCING WILL BE TUESDAY AT 10AM

Also don't forget that Pat Fenell's opening reception is Tuesday at 4:30 in the Meridian City Hall. Detailed information is off to the right of this post.