Wednesday, October 31

ONE MORE NAME TO ADD....

....there's another residence to trick or treat at: Bob and Jodie Lucas-11800 Holbrook Lane.

Tuesday, October 30

OLA IS READY!

The residents of Ola are ready for the ghosts, goblins, witches etc. The Hall is decorated and the trick or treat list is out. Have fun and be safe!! The Ola Community Hall will be open at 6PM until ?.

Monday, October 29

SAD NEWS

Jerry Marx passed away this morning. He will be missed! No information on services at this time.

Saturday, October 27

He says it's the best he's ever harvested!  Nice one Weston,
thanks for sharing!

IT'S GOING TO BE SO MUCH FUN!!


Parents,  you will have at least 12 Ola residences that will be waiting to greet your little ghosts and goblins.  Everyone that I talked to is excited to have door to door trick or treating!  I still have a couple more people to talk to then the list will be ready.  I will keep you posted.

HALLOWEEN THIS WEDNESDAY

Would anyone interested in handing our their Halloween candy at the Ola Hall on Halloween evening please contact Joyce at 584-9043.  This is a fun time to get together with your neighbors and you get to see the little ghosts and goblins. 
Thanks,
Joyce
We would also like to know if you will be handing out candy at  your home.  Some parents have expressed interest in taking their children trick or treating door to door also.  A list will be provided of the participating residents so the parents know where to go.  If you want to be on the list call Kim 584-9030.

Thursday, October 25



The Halloween Parade will be
 Wednesday, October 31st 1:00PM
 You are welcomed to dress up and join the parade or just come and watch. Following the parade there will be prizes and treats at the school.

DID YOU GET YOUR ELK?

If you got your elk this year and would like to show it off, please e-mail a photo to marvu2@speedyquick.net
 The County Commissioners will be at the Ola Hall November 19th rather than the 26th. Please make this change on your calendars. I will remind you closer to the date.

Wednesday, October 24

GOOD NEWS!!!

Marcelina had surgery this morning and everything went well!! She will be coming home later this afternoon or evening.

Tuesday, October 23

OLLIE UPDATE!!

It seems Ollie has settled in for the winter. He's now being fed daily and is always happy to see Mike S.

YOUR $ BENEFITS YOUR COMMUNITY

The roof on the Ola Inn is complete! It looks great and will preserve the Ola Inn for years to come. The Ola Inn has donated the monies received from the Community from the "Ola Inn Re-Roof" fundraiser to the Ola Community Church restoration fund. Thank you Ellen for making "our" community a wonderful place to live.

TRAILER WRECK NORTH OF OLA




 A guy lost control of his rig trying to miss a deer or maybe just going too fast.  This is up by Dave M.'s place.  Apparently the horses were not injured but reluctant to go for another ride. Phone service is out at quite a few residences but they did miss Dave's pole fence. 


Sunday, October 21

OUR CHURCH IS GETTING A NEW ROOF!!!








Again many thanks to the wonderful lady that made this happen!!

Saturday, October 20

SHE WANTS TO GO HOME!

Karin found this young lactating female dog wandering down Sweet-Ola Hwy. She has a collar but no ID. Call Karin Tilly Dungee at 584-3372. She is wanting to go home but it is getting dark . . . . nice disposition.
Here's a little of what's coming up: Halloween Parade 10/31--VOTE--11/6--Firemen/Veteran's Pancake Supper--11/10--Ola Library Book & Yard Sale--11/16 & 11/17--County Commissioners--11/26. For times and an updated calendar check out the OLA CALENDAR.

SHOP FOR CHRISTMAS RIGHT HERE IN OLA

There are only 65 days until Christmas. 
Shop right here in Ola by purchasing post cards, calendars or note cards from the Ola Ladies Club.  Idaho Webb Printing did an outstanding job printing our 2013 calendar.  From the pictures chosen for the calendar, the OLC had note cards and post cards printed.  For more information or to purchase these items give Joy a call at 584-3522. 

Thursday, October 18

BLOOD DRIVE A SUCCESS!

 
The Ola Community is wonderful! The Blood Drive on October 4th was a success! The next Blood Drive is scheduled for March 3, 2013.  Thanks to all that donated!

Sheriff defends deputies in August call response video - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Sheriff defends deputies in August call response video - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: Gem County Sheriff Chuck Rolland stands by the actions of his deputies as they responded to a suspected domestic violence call in August. The …



This is the VIDEO the article is referring to.

OLA LADIES CLUB MEETING SATURDAY @ 10AM

JUST YESTERDAY

 55 years ago

Tuesday, October 16

HARVEST DINNER SATURDAY






WIND ADVISORY ISSUED

Messenger Index, serving Gem County The National Weather Service in Boise has Issued a Wind Advisory Which is in effect from Noon to 6pm Tuesday. this Advisory is for All of Southeast Oregon And Most of Southwest Idaho Including the Treasure Valley, Owyhee Mountains, and Southwest Highlands. * winds, Westerly Sustained 30 to 40 MPH. Gusts to 50 MPH. * Timing, Late Tuesday Morning Through Tuesday Afternoon. winds will Shift to West and Increase As a Cold Front Passes, Which will Occur in Eastern Oregon Between 5am and 8am PDT Tuesday Morning and in Western Idaho Between 9am and Noon MDT. winds will Continue Through the Afternoon and Slowly Diminish Late In The Day. * Impacts, Travel Hazard for High Profile Vehicles. Reduced Visibility in Areas of Blowing Dust. Minor Property Damage. Small Branches May be Blown Down. Precautionary/preparedness Actions A Wind Advisory Means That Sustained winds of at Least 30 MPH or Gusts of at Least 45 MPH are Expected. winds this Strong Can Make Driving Difficult, for High Profile Vehicles. Use Extra Caution. A Strong North Pacific Cold Front will Sweep Through Eastern Oregon and Idaho Tuesday Morning with Strong West winds Behind The Front. Wind Speeds 30 to 40 MPH with Gusts to 50 MPH Will be Common but Even Stronger winds...40 to 60 MPH...are Possible in the Magic Valley Where the Snake River Basin Aligns Best With The Wind Direction.

Monday, October 15

 
Donna's going away party today after line dancing. We'll miss her and look forward to her return.

MISSING AIREDALE

MISSING AIREDALE TERRIER! MISSING OR TAKEN FROM NORTH OF SWEET! THE FAMILY MISSES HIM AND WANTS HIM HOME! IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 584-3339.

Friday, October 12

IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS TO..

...provide prepared meals for the Chavez family. If you would like to be assigned a day please give me a call at 584-9030.

Thursday, October 11

POST OFFICE TO INCREASE PRICES IN JANUARY

Postal Service increasing prices - Oct. 11, 2012

PRAYERS NEEDED!

Please include Paul Loree and Marcelina in your prayers tonight. Paul is in the hospital for heart issues and Marcelina will be having surgery to remove a cyst. ****Paul is in St. Al's Critical Care Unit.****

GOV. OTTER APPOINTS MARK REKOW

Messenger Index, serving Gem County Mark Rekow named by governor to fill Gem County vacancy Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the appointment today of Mark Rekow – longtime director of Gem County’s Emergency Medical Services – to the vacancy on the Gem County Commission left by last month’s resignation of District 3 Commissioner Michele Sherrer. For details online see: www.messenger-index.com

ALTHOUGH THE FIRE RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED...PLEASE PLEASE BE CAREFUL

Fire restrictions lifted in Southwestern Idaho - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

ANNUAL HARVEST POTLUCK DINNER


The Ola Ladies Club will be providing the meat.

Wednesday, October 10

Cash-strapped farmers feed candy to cows - Oct. 10, 2012

Cash-strapped farmers feed candy to cows - Oct. 10, 2012

WEATHER SENSOR INSTALLED AT OLA SCHOOL

Hi, Wanted to let everybody know I install a RAWS Station, (Remote Automated Weather Sensor) in Ola at the school. It transmits hourly on GMT time which is 7 hrs ahead of local time. To find it, go to “ROMAN RAWS”, scroll down to ID, the name of the station is “Boise Portable 1, Marrie”. Most of it is easy to read. Under ‘Wind”, that tells the direction and level speed. A reading might be “2801”, which means 280 is the direction and 1 is the level speed of the wind. Under “Peak Wind”, it might read something like “21G10” , That means the station counted the highest gusts of wind at 10 mph, 21 times. The “Fuel Temp and Fuel Moist” is a ½ inch stick that measures the temp and moisture of the fuels on the ground, something Firefighters like to know. “SR” is the intensity of the sun. In the summer it can get into the 1000s, this time of year it stays low, on a foggy day it might get close to 100. Another station of interest for the area is “Pine Creek” . It is located above Ola and High Valley just inside the timber. ( there is a Pine Creek Pass, but it’s located up north) Any question I’ll be happy to answer, or Mrs. Blackford has a good run down on the stations I set up, maintain, and how to read them. Thanks, M. Becktold

Tuesday, October 9

TRIANGLE INN IS HIRING

The Triangle Inn Restaurant in Sweet: Is now hiring 2 servers, must be 19, a cleanly, energetic, people person... position available immediately!

Monday, October 8

HARVEST DINNER THIS SATURDAY

The Harvest Dinner is this coming Saturday at noon. The Ola Ladies Club will be furnishing the meat, so salads and/or desserts would be appreciated. In the past we have had an abundance of desserts so if the Ola ladies could bring salads that would be great. If you have any questions, give Joy a call at 584-3522.
 
The Ola Library will be open Wednesday, closed on Friday and open on Saturday.

Sunday, October 7

OLLIE HAS BEEN FOUND YET AGAIN!!

Ollie has resurfaced! It is such wonderful news, we were so worried and were starting to think the worst. Mike S. is working hard to get some pounds back on him.

Saturday, October 6

DEER HUNTING BEGINS SOON

Deer hunting for areas 32 and 32A begins October 10th and runs through the 24th.  Click HERE for the rules.

Friday, October 5

WALTER KNOX MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Emmett hospital notifying patients of recalled drug print Email this article | MORE by Associated Press KTVB.COM Posted on October 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM BOISE -- State health officials say a hospital in southwest Idaho and a private clinic in the eastern part of the state are the only two medical facilities that received shipments of a recalled steroid linked to a deadly outbreak of meningitis. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare identified the facilities Friday as the Walter Knox Memorial Hospital in Emmett and Idaho Falls-based Pain Specialists of Idaho. Agency Spokesman Tom Shanahan said doctors at both locations are working to notify patients who may have received an injection of the recalled drug. So far, there are no illnesses reported in Idaho patients who received the shots taken for back pain. Nationally, 47 people in seven states have been diagnosed with infection, and five have died from the rare fungal meningitis.
This year we are asking for your help. Would you be able to donate your time to help plan and decorate the Hall for this year's most scary night? Also this year, we would like to compile a list of people that would welcome trick or treaters at their door. A few parents want to take their kiddos door to door trick or treating. Give Joyce a call at 584-9043 or Kim at 584-9030 if you want to volunteer or have any questions.

Thursday, October 4

WHICH ONE IS MATILDA (MATTIE)?

Which of these orphaned moose is Matilda?  I'll bet Carrie and Weston know.  Click here to read the KTVB article.

BLOOD DRIVE OCTOBER 4th

 Allen S. donating.
 Our organizer, Darlene Mingus.  Thank you Darlene!
 Darlene's assistants, Linda and Marsha.
 Dave M.
Susan J.
Many thanks to the donors and to Darlene for organizing these blood drives.

Wednesday, October 3

GRASS FIRE

by KTVB KTVB.COM Posted on October 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM Updated today at 3:46 PM BOISE -- Numerous fire departments are responding to a grass fire burning in the Eagle foothills this afternoon. Gem County dispatch tells us the fire was reported by an Idaho Power worker at 2:27 p.m. No word yet on the cause. Fire crews from Gem County, Star and the Bureau of Land Management are assisting. The fire is estimated to have burned between 75 and 100 acres, and is north of where Eagle Road turns into Willow Creek Road, near where the road intersects with Chapparal Road. There are several structure protection units on scene. No structures have been damaged at this time. A fire chief on scene told dispatchers that crews have been successful in building a line around the fire. No word on when the fire will be contained. NewsChannel 7 has a photographer at the scene and we are working to gather more information. Check back for an update.

THANK YOU!

I would like to say “Thank You” to everyone that was there for Laurie at the fundraiser. Also to everyone and the businesses that had items on the silent auction. There were a lot of nice items donated and everyone enjoyed the bidding and going away with their buy. Thanks to all the ladies that brought pies and cookies and for all the help serving and taking care of the auction. Because of everyone’s support and help, it was a success.
Thank you, Joy

Tuesday, October 2

LIBRARY WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW, CLOSED FRIDAY AND OPEN SATURDAY

THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!!! That's October 6th

The Sage Creek Band will be playing at the Ola Inn.
Come early and have a nice dinner, the band will start at 6:00PM.
Always an enjoyable evening!

Monday, October 1

THAT WAS THEN...THIS IS NOW

 These puppies were born under the Ola Inn.
 I fed them at my place until a rescue could be found.
  P.A.W.S. in McCall took them.
Today, "Halle Berry" is the official greeter at
 Mackay Bar Guest Ranch
and the faithful companion of Mike Wallace.