Tuesday, January 31

Wayne and his family have a cabin in High Valley.  If you have any real estate questions please feel free to call.  His business card information can be accessed at any time at the top of the page,  "FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS".

JOIN US AT THE TRIANGLE INN..

..at 2:00 PM, Saturday. The Ola Ladies Club will be presenting Bill and Barb with their check of the proceeds from the fundraiser. I know that they will be overwhelmed with the generosity of friends and family! Please let us know if you will be attending, we will be having lunch and a head count would be appreciated. Call Joy @ 584-3522 or Kim @ 584-9030.

Monday, January 30

SAVE THE DATE!

For: Wave Goodbye to Cancer

2012 Kickoff - Gem County Relay for Life

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

at: Carberry Intermediate School

Festivities start at 6:00 pm Sharp!

We're very excited and can't wait to see you there!

Friday, January 27

PRAYERS NEEDED!

If some of you haven't heard, Jerry Marx's cancer has come back.  Please keep Jerry in your thoughts and prayers.
The Horseshoe Bend FFA Chapter is selling personalized valentines cakes, to earn money to get to state, if anyone is interested I will be putting forms at the Ola Inn. You get a choice on what you want written on the cake. The cakes are made by the Corner Cafe in Horseshoe Bend. Please Help us out!
Per Gem County Commissioner Lan Smith: "The snowmobile trail from Ola to Smith’s Ferry has been groomed all the way."

A BIG THANK YOU TO MANY!!

To the Ola Ladies Club, the Syringa Club and everyone that made and brought all the good food and to those that helped serve, thank you.  Many thanks to the ones that collected the many nice items for the silent auction and the ones that worked so hard at getting the auction setup and ready.  Thanks to Bob Lucas for doing a great job at taking care of the gun raffle and selling tickets last Saturday.  It was a great raffle and brought in about $1,300 for Bill and Barb.  Thank you Michelle and Aaron of Triangle Inn for donating the gun.  Thanks to Bob Hartgrove for collecting the money and donations at the door.  A big thank you to everyone that brought and donated items for the auction and to all the lucky ones with the winning bids.  Thanks to our local firemen for moving the fire trucks out, moving tables, chairs etc. from the Community Center and setting them up at the Fire Station and then of course moving them all back.  John and Tracy of the Ola Inn, thanks for carrying on into the night to benefit this Fundraiser for Bill and Barb.  Cannot say "Thanks" enough to the great community's in our area and for the people that are always there for each other when there is a need.  Thanks to all of you , the Fundraiser was a big success.

Joy Weaver

Tuesday, January 24

SAD STORY!

Emmett Police responded to a shots fired call at approximately 7 a.m. Jan. 23 at a local residence. Officers located a 15-year- old male with an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound. At this time limited details are available due to our ongoing investigation. The victim attended the Emmett High School. The Emmett School District has counselors available. Idaho Suicide & Crisis Hotlines are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Monday, January 23

COWBOY SUPPER/FUNDRAISER ON SATURDAY





 

Family and friends of Bill and Barb enjoyed a very wet Saturday at the Cowboy Supper/Fundraiser in Ola.  The event was originally going to be held at the Ola Community Center but was changed to the Ola Fire Hall.  The Ola Fire Hall was a perfect place to accommodate the numerous silent auction items and the family, friends and neighbors of Bill and Barb.  The silent auction was successful and everyone walked away with a full stomach.  The raffle for the 12 gauge shotgun brought in $1,335.00. We are still waiting for the totals on the supper and auction, donations and payments for auction items are still coming in.  The Ola Ladies Club did a wonderful job and many, many thanks to the generous donors to the silent auction.  Thank you to everyone for your support!!

THANK YOU FROM BOB and JODIE

We want to extend a huge thank-you to all of our Ola friends for their kind thoughts, cards and prayers in regarding the home-going of my dad, Robert Lucas.

Dad left this life peacefully on January 7 at his home in Florida.  He will be remembered around here because he loved everything that is Ola, and he greatly enjoyed his time with here with many of you on his trips to the valley.  A short slideshow/memorial can be viewed on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5Zaqsdypu0 ; there are several photos from his time here in Ola.  Thanks again for your kind remembrances for our family.  Bob & Jodie Lucas

Sunday, January 22

A THANK YOU FROM BILLI BARNHART

I want to give a HUGE Thank You to everyone who helped, donated, and attended the Cowboy Supper/Fundraiser for my parents yesterday. Words cannot express how truly blessed we are to live within such a great community!! Thanks again.  Billie Barnhart

Friday, January 20

WE CHANGED OUR MINDS!

In order to accommodate the expected large turnout and the numerous silent auction items, the Cowboy Supper/Fundraiser will be held at the Ola Fire Hall.

Thursday, January 19

COWBOY SUPPER/FUNDRAISER THIS SATURDAY!!!

The Cowboy Supper/Fundraiser for Bill and Barb Perkins is this Saturday. Several terrific items have been donated for the silent auction. Individuals and businesses have been very generous, thank you! Please plan your Saturday to include the Cowboy Supper/Fundraiser in Ola. Off to the left of this post is more information. See you Saturday!!! Stop by the Triangle Inn or the Ola Inn and buy your raffle ticket for the shotgun. The 12 gauge single shot shotgun will be raffled off on Saturday.

Grazing cattle improve wildlife habitat | capitalpress.com

Grazing cattle improve wildlife habitat | capitalpress.com

Tuesday, January 17

A NOTE FROM TOM BLESSINGER

The 2011 cattle loss inventory has been totaled. The areas that the livestock were in was Squaw Creek drainage, Dry Buck, Brownlee areas, Tripod, Crane Creek, Indian Mountain, West Mountain and High Valley areas.

The losses were about half of 2010 losses, better, but still not good. There were 97 cows, 74 calves, 9 bulls and 25 heifers reported missing.

These figures to be estimated at:
97 cows @ $1500/cow=$145,500
74 calves @ $800/calf=$59,200
9 bulls @. $2000/bull=$18,000
25 heifers @ $1000/heifer=$25,000
TOTAL. $244,700

$250,000 at today's prices

The 2011 fall was good with little snow or rain. The feed situation was excellent with lots of dry feed with an understory of 3" of green grass. The livestock were reluctant to come in or down. Inclement weather and shortage of forage make cattle go towards home.

We attribute the reduction in livestock losses to the awareness of the ranchers, law enforcement officers, brand inspectors, Idaho State Police, Department of Transportation, concerned citizens and informative public meetings.

The state of the economy, job losses and the high price of livestock make rustling attractive.

Everyone keep up the awareness and let's make the losses drop again.

Kevin Jailett and Dennis Weaver attended a  IVFESA Retention & Recruitment Workshop in Coeur d’Alene this past weekend. A very good class.

Friday, January 13

LOOKING FOR NEW TEAM MEMBERS

The Ola Rough Striders would like YOU to be part of their Relay For Life team.  It was so much fun last year, the meetings, the fundraisers, the event itself...Join in on the Fun!!  Call Joyce Miller at 584-9043 for more information on joining Ola's #1 Team.

Thursday, January 12

Mother of fallen Boise wildland firefighter Caleb Hamm upset to hear about Congressional wildfire acreage office pool | Local News | Idaho Statesman

Mother of fallen Boise wildland firefighter Caleb Hamm upset to hear about Congressional wildfire acreage office pool | Local News | Idaho Statesman

GUN RAFFLE FOR BILL AND BARB

AARON AND MICHELLE FROM THE TRIANGLE INN HAVE DONATED THIS SINGLE SHOT 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN AS A FUNDRAISER FOR BILL AND BARB.  TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE TRIANGLE OR AT THE OLA INN.  TICKETS ARE $5.00  THE DRAWING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE FUNDRAISER ON THE 21ST.  YOU NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN.

Wednesday, January 11

TRIANGLE INN DINNER AND A MOVIE TONIGHT

Triangle Inn
Tonights dinner and a movie...Scorpion King 3, and Michelle is making 2 pans of lasagna because we sold out last week!
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Tuesday, January 10

UPDATE ON THE COWBOY SUPPER/FUNDRAISER

Following the Cowboy Supper/Fundraiser on the 21st, the band "Strangers In The Mirror" will be playing at the Ola Inn.  Both are fundraisers for Bill and Barb Perkins, details for the Cowboy Supper/Fundraiser can be found off to the left.  John and Traci from the Ola Inn will be donating proceeds from beverage sales etc. during the time the band is playing. 

I will continue to post updates as they become available. 

Monday, January 9

STILL MISSING CATTLE?

If anyone is still missing cattle, please give Tom Blessinger a call with a count.  You can reach him at 208-602-0124.

THE SWEETHEART DINNER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER...

....and it's time to get your tickets.  The Sweetheart Dinner is going to be held Saturday, February 11th at the Ola Community Center the social starts at 6PM with dinner at 7PM.  Tickets are $25 per person and are available by contacting Linda at 584-3176 or Judie McCaulou at 584-3546.  The Sweetheart Dinner sells out every year so get your tickets early.  This is a fundraiser for the Ola Library.
Fire training tomorrow night at 7PM. 

This morning when I drove through town I noticed a goat w/collar crossing the road going into the yard of the big house.  When I got home I called around and found out that it belonged to Wes and Carrie.  It had escaped from their place on Holbrook and ended up in Ola.  With the help of Charlie, the goat was finally caught and safely transported back to Holbrook Lane.  Good times in Ola!

Saturday, January 7

FUNDRAISER UPDATE

The planning for the January 21st Cowboy Supper/Fundraiser is moving right along.  Ladies Club was well attended this morning and the fundraiser was the main topic of business.  The main course of chili, cornbread and condiments is all taken care of,  OLC members are to bring desserts.  The silent auction items donated so far are very nice but we are still in need of more items.  If you have an item you would like to donate, either call one of the ladies off to the left or drop off the item by 2:00PM the afternoon of the fundraiser.  If you are not able to attend the fundraiser but would like to make a monetary donation, make checks payable toOla Ladies Club with a notation of Bill Perkins.  Mail check to: Judie McCaulou, P.O. Box 54, Ola Idaho  83657.  Good food, good friends, great cause!

Friday, January 6

August 7,2011


Thanks again for helping make Dara and Levi's wedding a great event!     Dara's Gramma Kate

Thursday, January 5

Emmett Boot and Leather Repair - YouTube

Emmett Boot and Leather Repair - YouTube

UNVERIFIED WOLF DEPREDATION CLAIM FORM

The deadline for "Unverified Wolf Depredation" claims is January 23, 2012. If you are filing a claim, please call me at 584-9030 and I will provide you with the claim form and a W-9.

FIRST EVER GEM COUNTY COMMUNITY & BUSINESS EXPO

EXPO IS BEING HELD AT THE GEM COUNTY RECREATION CENTER

LIBRARY HOURS FOR THIS SATURDAY

The Ola Library hours for this Saturday are Open from 9:00AM-10:00AM, Closed from 10:00AM-12 Noon, then Open.

Tuesday, January 3

SERVICES FOR SHANNON'S MOM..

..will be held Thursday, January 5th 2012.  The celebration service of Elna Brady's life will be begin at 10:00 AM at Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett.  Graveside services will be at Terrace Lawns at 1:00PM. (Corner of Cloverdale and Fairview)

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MARK YOUR CALENDARS.....

...the County Commissioners will be in Ola for the Open Forum meetings on the following dates:

April 23
August 27
November 26

These are all Monday's and the meetings start at 7:00PM and are held at the Ola Community Center.

Monday, January 2

OLA LADIES CLUB THIS SATURDAY AT 10AM

The Ola Ladies Club will be meeting Saturday, 10AM, at the Ola Hall.  The planning of the Cowboy Supper/ Fundraiser will be on the agenda along with other important business. Please attend this meeting!

Sunday, January 1

LARGE HOLE IN THE HIGHWAY.....

Apparently on Highway 52, between The Triangle and Horseshoe Bend, there is a large hole caused by a boulder. The hole is about 1.5 feet deep. Drive careful!! I don't know which direction, sorry.