Friday, November 30

CONGRATULATIONS DAKOTA STALLIONS!

Butch and Joyce's grandson, Dakota Stallions, senior at New Plymouth High School, was chosen Offensive Player of the Year for the 2A Western Idaho Conference.  Dakota played in the All-Star game last Friday night.  Congratulations Dakota!!

SHOPPING ON-LINE

By clicking on the GoodShop icon off to the right of this post, you not only get great deals, good discounts, free shipping codes and a wide variety of stores to select from (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Macy's, Nordstrom, Sear's just to name a few), but by shopping GoodShop you also earn money for your community.  For every purchase you make, the retailer donates a percentage of the invoice to the charity of your choice, in our case the Ola Community Center and Church.  So far thanks to your searches and purchases, $449.71 has been raised for the Ola community.
When filling out Christmas cards this season, how about sending one on to our military heroes.
 Holiday Mail For Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capital Heights, MD 20791-5456.
 What a great way to show our appreciation for their service!

SANTA WILL BE AT P.A.L. TOMORROW

Today would be a good day to "primp" your pet for his/her picture with Santa tomorrow at P.A.L.  This fundraising event for the Pet Adoption League will start at 10:00AM and finish up at 3:00PM.  Christmas wreaths will also be available for purchase.

MAILING DEADLINES FOR THE USPS


Are you mailing Christmas packages this year?  Click HERE for shipping deadlines.

Monday, November 26

SPEEDYQUICK INTERNET AND PHONE SERVICE INFO!!

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GREAT CHRISTMAS DEALS!!

Check out some great deals at www.hip2save.com. This is Susan J.'s daughter's website and Collin is always posting great deals especially now with the holidays approaching.

SHOOTING COYOTES!

Wildlife Services is in the area of Ola this AM shooting coyotes. Should be out of here about 10. Apparently this at the request of area ranchers.

Saturday, November 24

UPGRADE YOUR SPEEDYQUICK

Susan J. e-mailed, she has been talking to John at Speedyquick, 344-3837, either #1 in sales or #3 Customer Service. Anyway apparently the rates are the same as when we got Speedyquick in Ola, $39.97 and $49.97 per month, but the speed has drastically been increased on the $49.97 plan. This is great for movies, Netflix or games. If you would like this upgrade call John at Speedyquick.

Wednesday, November 21


IS A GEM COUNTY FOOD HUB POSSIBLE?


Burton and Carol Briggs, Norma Hyde and Jennifer Petrie come up with suggestions about the possibility of a Gem County food hub.  Read this week's Messenger Index for more information on the meeting.

Wildlife-vehicle collisions need to be reported - Emmett Messenger-Index: Sports

Wildlife-vehicle collisions need to be reported - Emmett Messenger-Index: Sports: When someone drives on a highway in Idaho, chances are they have driven through areas considered dangerous for wildlife-vehicle collisions. If…

Sunday, November 18

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Gem County Commissioners at the Ola Community Hall tomorrow night at 7PM.

GOOD JOB!!!

  
Six Ola School students received awards at the end of the first grading period for returning their books in bags  when they were due. Pictured with Mrs. Blackford are Justin Neyman, Beth Hayes, Katelyn Andelin, Shirley Anne Weymouth, Lydia Slade and Abby Foruria.

Saturday, November 17

BOOK AND YARD SALE


The Ola Library Book and Yard Sale will be Saturday, November 17th, 8AM-8PM and after church on the 18th. Also a bake sale, cinnamon rolls, breads, cookies etc.

Thursday, November 15

ORDER YOUR HOLIDAY WREATH TODAY!

Chris S. is accepting preorders for the Christmas wreaths sold at P.A.L. (Pet Adoption League) in Emmett. If you have never seen one of her wreaths I can assure you they are beautiful. The proceeds from the sale of the wreaths go to P.A.L. to help care for the dogs and cats in the shelter. Give her a call at 584-9302 and order yours now!

Longtime ranchers honored - Emmett Messenger-Index: Features

Longtime ranchers honored - Emmett Messenger-Index: Features: Gem County Farm Bureau

Wednesday, November 14

THINGS COMING UP

It's been a quiet week but there are some things coming up... Friday is services for Jerry Marx. They will be at 2:00PM at the Ola Community Church. Lunch will follow. Salads, pies and/or cookies are welcomed. Saturday there will be a Ola Ladies Club meeting at 10:00AM, that's at the Hall. Also the Ola Library Book Sale is Saturday at the Hall. There will be lots and lots of books, some baked goods and yard sale items. The book sale will also be held Sunday after church. Monday, the County Commissioners will at the Hall at 7:00PM.
Messenger Index, serving Gem County DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT The National Weather Service in Boise has Issued a Dense Fog Advisory for Southeast Oregon and Southwest Idaho, Which is In effect from 8 p.m. MST this Evening to Noon Thursday.

Monday, November 12

For those of you that know Michael and Sarah Redman, Michael is not doing very well. He is in the ICU unit at St. Luke's.

Joy is doing well.  I saw her briefly when she got out of surgery.  She should be home tomorrow.



Sunday, November 11

LIBRARY HOURS THIS WEEK

The Ola Library will be open Thursday, closed Friday and open Saturday.



The Ola Fireman's 7th Annual Pancake Supper was well attended. It's nice to see that the community is so supportive of our volunteer fire department. The pancake supper was delicious and Bob L. is a terrific flipper. Thank you Bob and OLC for a wonderful meal. We were also treated to guest speaker Janie Schaut. She talked about her project of researching hundreds of veteran's obituaries and interviewing veterans to tell their stories and then documenting the information in books. She is committed to preserving the heritage of veterans from Gem County. A very interesting speech and a remarkable lady to take on such a valuable project. Thank you Janie!

Thursday, November 8

SEE YOU SATURDAY NIGHT!!


Wednesday, November 7

ANOTHER ROLLOVER

One vehicle rollover reported. North 54 and 50 Butte Road one vehicle rollover between Sweet and Spring Creek. Emergency services are on the road. 3:35 p.m.
The driver is on the way to the hospital.. Went approx. 150 off the road and 30 feet down the bank. Not sure of the cause.

Ola Precinct results - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Ola Precinct results - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: Ola Precinct results

GEM CTY RESULTS

Gem Comr. Dist. 3 73% Mark Rekow - R - (3756 votes) 27% Tracie Reed - I - (1385 votes) Gem Comr. Dist 1 64% Carlos Bilbao - R - (3304 votes) 36% Linda Barry - I - (1898 votes) 93 percent reporting Gem Sheriff 75% Chuck Rolland - R - (incumbent) - (4004 votes) 17% David Newell - I - (925 votes) 7% Lucille Rovang - I - (385 votes)

Tuesday, November 6

DID YOU VOTE? THERE'S STILL TIME






Polls are open until 8:00PM

ROLLOVER ACCIDENT SWEET-OLA HIGHWAY


Tuesday afternoon at approximately 2:15PM there was a single vehicle rollover on the Sweet-Ola Highway in front of the LDS church Sweet.  Sources at the scene say the driver indicated that he drifted off and over corrected.  The driver received minor injuries, there was no one else in the SUV.

UPDATE: 1A plates but a local driver by the name of Skeen age 22. Injuries included neck pain and plenty of road rash.

THE OLA COMMUNITY HALL OPENS AT 8:00AM


Monday, November 5

SWEET HOLIDAY BAZAAR THIS SATURDAY

This Saturday is the GCFD2 Sweet-Montour Ladies Auxiliary Annual Holiday Bazaar. It starts at 9AM and runs until 3PM. A great place to have a delicious breakfast and do a little Christmas shopping.

MISSING!!


Missing heifer - Black with white face small two year old heifer. Lost her white ear tag, brand is M over - 4. Call John Miller at 584-9043 or Steve Miller at 584-3194. Missing since Thursday November 1st.

REMEMBER TO VOTE TOMORROW!!

The Ola Community Hall will be open from 8AM-8PM.

Friday, November 2

THIS IS THE WEEKEND!


Thursday, November 1

WE WILL BE TAKING DOWN DECORATIONS AT 10AM FRIDAY

HALLOWEEN IN OLA 2012








 Ola had a beautiful day for its Halloween parade.  The parade was led by a fire truck with sirens blasting as the Ola school children walk from the Ola Elementary School down Ola School Road then right on Main.  Stopping briefly at the Ola Fire Hall for the traditional group picture, then back up to the school for small program where awards were given for costumes and pumpkin decorating.  I was one of the judges this year and found out it is not an easy position to be in.  All of the costumes were great and the pumpkins very creative!!  Lots of fun!  Trick or treating started around 6PM with approx. 17 Ola homes handing out candy including the Ola Community Hall.  The Ola Hall was decorated with a grave yard, lots of spiders and a wide variety of other spooky Halloween decorations.  Many thanks to the Joyce M. for organizing the decorating and to the ladies who decorated the Hall and to everyone who dropped off candy. 

WISHING JANET A SPEEDY RECOVERY!

Yesterday afternoon Janet Carlock took a nasty fall bumping her head and breaking her hip. She was transported to West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell and is expected to have surgery on her hip today. The residents of Ola wish her a speedy recovery!