Thursday, February 28

CONGRATULATIONS DAKOTA STALLIONS!!

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Dakota is Butch and Joyce's grandson!
 The Ola Library will be open from 2:30-5:00 on Friday and CLOSED on Saturday.

Wednesday, February 27

WANDA A. SUTTON

Our Precious Family Matriarch Passes


Wanda Sutton passed away Tuesday February 26, 2013 in Emmett, Idaho. 

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday March 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett.  Burial will follow in the Ola Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Friday March 1, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the chapel.

Beautiful Wanda 91, was born in the family home in Filley, Missouri October 2, 1921 the oldest of seven children born to Clarence Newton and Myna Marie (Cole) Todd.  In 1935 at thirteen years of age, after graduating from the eighth grade the family headed West and settled in Midvale, Idaho where she graduated from high school.  She met and fell in love with a handsome young man, Cecil Sutton.  They started their life together in 1939, moving to Ola, Idaho in 1940.  Cecil passed away in 2007 and Mom moved to Emmett, Idaho, leaving her heart in Ola.

Cecil and Wanda made a very happy home for their family which grew to six children.  Her greatest joy in life was her family.  She never stopped wanting to do for them and  sacrificed much for her family.  In return her family loved and cherished her until the day she left us.  She leaves a wonderful legacy.  After the children all left the nest she had time for her hobbies.  She did beautiful tin-can work and she and Cecil did extensive traveling in the West to craft shows selling her tin-can crafts. She continued her love of crafting and creating many works of art the last of which, was making beautiful quilts.  She made numerous quilts most of which were precious gifts to her family.

Mom kept a welcoming home for all where no one left hungry.  She could whip up a fantastic meal in no time.  Her fried chicken was a delight and she always had a pot of coffee on for anyone who stopped by (and many did).

She leaves behind five children;  sons, Larry and Lou Ann Sutton of Emmett; Vernon and Lois Sutton of Midvale, Rodger and Karen Sutton of the Eagle area; Allen and Sharon Sutton of Ola; daughter Kathy Strickland of Emmett and daughter-in-law Gloria Sutton of Ola.   She also leaves behind 20 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren all of whom adored her.  She also leaves behind her only living sibling, Fernita Stover of Ohio, and many great friends and family members.

Mom was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Cecil Sutton, son Perry Sutton, a grandson Jimmy Sutton, son-in-law Larry Strickland, four sisters Wanona Ader, Ruby Page, Reba Clauson, Donis Williams and a brother Newton Todd.

The family is grateful to Phyllis Soper, Lois Evans, and her sister Fernita for the loving care they gave to Mom.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Ola Ladies Club, The Ola Community Hall or the Ola Church Community fund at Ola, Idaho 83657   

DINNER AFTER THE WANDA'S SERVICE

The Ola Ladies Club will be providing the meat for the dinner on Saturday, side dishes, salads and desserts would be welcomed.  Thank you!

Tuesday, February 26

MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR WANDA


Memorial Services for 
Wanda Sutton
will be held
Saturday, March 2 at 1:00
Potter Funeral Chapel
228 E. Main Street
Emmett
Graveside will follow at the
Ola Cemetery in Ola
with dinner after graveside
at the Ola Community Hall.

WESTERN DANCE/SOCK HOP POSTPONED


SHE WILL BE MISSED!

 
Wanda Sutton passed away last night. She will always live in our hearts, her memory will never fade. Our deepest sympathies are with her family and friends. Arrangements are being made.

Monday, February 25

IT'S TIME TO GIVE BLOOD

Ola will be having a blood drive at the Ola Community Hall, Thursday March 7th from 10-2. If you would like to sign up, please give Darlene a call at 584-3429. Donors are reminded to be sure to drink plenty of fluids the day of the donation and to wear clothing with sleeves that can be rolled up above the elbow. You also need to bring photo ID. Your questions may be answered by going to: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements/eligibility-criteria-alphabetical-listing

MISSING CELL PHONE


One of the pastors believes they dropped a cell phone near the entrance to the Ola Hall or possibly between the Church and Hall on Sunday afternoon.  Anyone finding a cell phone in that area please contact Bob or Jodie at 208-369-1751.   The phone is an LG type, but I am not certain the color.

Sunday, February 24

WANDA UPDATE

Wanda's family has requested that visitors be limited to "family members" for a couple of days.  She's still doing fine. Thank you for your understanding!

Friday, February 22

Thursday, February 21

WANDA READMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL

Last night I received a call that Wanda was readmitted to the hospital. She is in my thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, February 20

I DIDN'T THINK THE GROUNDHOG SAW HIS SHADOW

STRONG WINTER STORM POSSIBLE LATE FRIDAY TO SATURDAY An Intense storm from the Northern Gulf of Alaska is Expected to Come Inland and Through Eastern Oregon and Western Idaho Friday Night and Saturday. The storm will Bring Heavy Snow to Mountain Areas, Especially Idaho Mountains North of the Snake River Basin. 4,000 Feet will Likely Have Rain Until the Storm/s Cold Front Comes Through, Frontal Passage Expected in Eastern Oregon Late Friday Night and Southwestern Idaho Before Sunrise Saturday. The Front May Bring Strong winds, a Period of Heavy Snow And Possibly Thunderstorms, Followed by Gusty West or Northwest winds, Colder Temperatures, and Continuing Snow Showers. Persons Planning Travel Friday and Saturday Should Keep Informed on the Development of this Storm. The National Weather Service will Continue to Monitor this storm As It Draws Closer. Expires 2/21/13 5:00 AM County/Area Upper Treasure Valley, ID (latitude: 42.9044, longitude: -115.764)

WE'RE ON FACEBOOK

The Ola Community Newsletter is also on Facebook.  For your convenience I have added the link to the Community Links on the right or for now just go HERE.

THE OLA ROUGH STRIDERS ARE BACK!!

The Ola Rough Striders are ready for another successful year!  We had our first meeting last Saturday and welcomed a couple of new members.  Our first fundraising event will be the Western Dance & Sock Hop, Saturday March 2nd. (see poster below)  Our next fundraiser will be the Syringa Club Flea Market in Sweet.  This is Friday and Saturday, March 15th and 16th.  If you have any items that you would like to donate, please contact either Joyce or Lois.  We are discouraging clothing because our space is limited. 
Check out Carrie's amazing pictures of Colombia.

BOOK REVIEWS

Have you been checking out the book reviews on the library page?  If not, click here to see what we've been reading.

Monday, February 18

WANDA HAS MOVED

Wanda has moved from Walter Knox Memorial Hospital into the rehab center.  This is great news!! She looked good this morning and has been eating well.