Sunday, March 31

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ODELL PERKINS


Funeral Services for Odell Perkins, Myrtle Butler's brother, will be held at the Ola Church, Saturday, April 6th at 11:00AM. Graveside will follow services at the Ola Cemetery. Ola Ladies Club members are asked to bring salads and/or side dishes for the dinner that will be held at the Ola Community Hall.  

Friday, March 29

TIS THE SEASON....

...of controlled burns. This Ola resident had a controlled burn this morning. Not only was it greatly appreciated that he notified the fire station of his burn but to be safe had a fire truck on scene just in case. What starts out as a controlled burn can quickly become uncontrolled with unexpected winds. Better be safe than sorry!

Wednesday, March 27

BURN BARREL NEEDED



I have a reader that is looking for a burn barrel.  Do you have one that you are willing to part with?  If so, please give me a call at 584-9030.

TAX HELP FOR SENIORS

The Senior Citizen's Center in Emmett
719 S. John's Ave.
365-4343
This Friday, March 29th and next Friday, April 5th
10AM-2PM
First come first serve, the Center opens at 9:00AM

Gem County officials seek new EMTs - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Gem County officials seek new EMTs - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: Gem County Emergency Medical Services will conduct training throughout the spring. An emergency medical technician basic class is being develo…

Lucky Peak surplus seedlings available - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Lucky Peak surplus seedlings available - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Tuesday, March 26

WE'RE STILL MISSING SOME...

Have you returned the Ola Fire Department questionnaire? If so, thank you very much! The information that you provided is valuable to the firefighters in the event of a fire. If you have not returned your questionnaire, please do so. Have you misplaced the one that you were sent? Give me a call and I will get another one to you.  Kim-584-9030


EASTER SERVICE

11:00AM
Sunday, March 31st

Ola Community Church

SAY IT ISN'T SO...

Looking for information! Someone vandalized the old Brownlee School house. They broke out numerous windows and busted up the door..also shot what appears to be a 9mm inside the building..just reported today..could of happened Sunday? Sunday night?..Please share this post.


This was posted on FB about 5 hours ago by Jeff Biggers.  Why would anyone do this?  If you have information please call the Boise County Sheriff's Department.

Monday, March 25

The Ola Library will be closed on Friday but open on Saturday.

Sunday, March 24

OLA ROUGH STRIDERS FUNDRAISING DANCE



Last night was the Relay For Life/Ola Rough Striders Western Dance-Sock Hop.  This was the first major fundraiser for the Relay For Life/American Cancer Society and it went very well.   It was well attended and everyone had a great time.  As the evening went on, thanks to our wonderful DJ, everyone was out dancing to western favorites or good old rock and roll from years past.



 The kids proved to be a little more limber than than the adults but all gave it a good try.
 This was just one of the fun fundraisers that the Ola Rough Striders had planned.   The beginning of July they will be having the Independence Day Celebration at the Ola park, then later in July the very popular 4-wheeler ride through some of Ola's beautiful back country.   All funds donated go for a great cause.   Our small community has had more than it's share of cancer.  We lost a dear neighbor and friend, Jerry Marx, the end of last year.   Through these fundraising events maybe we can help find a cure.

A big thanks to the Ola Rough Striders for their hard work in fundraising.  Thank you John and Tracy from the Ola Inn for donating the food for last night's event and thank you to all that attended.  By attending and having fun, you donated to a great cause. Please keep reading the Ola Community Newsletter for dates and times of all upcoming events.

Friday, March 22

OLA SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR

Congratulations, Beth Hayes!! Beth received a Grand Prize Ribbon
 for her display and her over all knowledge and presentation!


Friday night was the Ola School's Science Fair at the Ola Community Hall.    
 This year the students studied "Earth Science".
 They worked hard and did a very good job with their displays and demonstrations. 
The people that attended, enjoyed having the students explain what they have learned.
At approximately 4:45 this evening Sweet EMS was called  out to the Ola Inn.  A 48 year old woman was reported to be having a seizure.  Gem County Sheriff's and EMS responded.

Thursday, March 21

FLEA MARKET
May 17, 18 and 19
11655 N. Highway 55
(2.5 miles east of Triangle-on the
river side of the road)
Anyone that would like to set up a booth
Contact Linda O'Kelly-584-3622

The Science Fair has been changed to 6:30.

Wednesday, March 20


  • IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE
    Corrected

    For Immediate Release: 03/20/2013 5:54 p.m.

    On March 19, 2013, at approximately 2:24 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a rollover, injury crash on Interstate 84 at mile marker 49, near the Maple Grove overpass. 

    Richard Hersh, 63, of Sweet, ID, was driving east on Interstate 84 in a 1993 Jeep Cherokee. Jaime Hastings, 27, of Boise, ID, was driving east on Interstate 84 in a 2007 Saturn Ion. Hersh swerved into the lane occupied by Hastings, and then back into his lane. In an attempt to avoid colliding with Hersh, Hastings swerved and lost control of her vehicle. She then crossed into Hersh's lane and was struck by Hersh's vehicle. The two right lanes of the eastbound side of the Interstate were blocked for approximately one hour. Hastings was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Medical Center in downtown Boise. Hersh and his two passengers, Brenna Pratt-Hersh, 21, of Sweet, ID, and William Ashton, 44, of Emmett, ID, were transported by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

    All occupants were wearing their seatbelts. The crash is under investigation.

92 mph @ 5:30PM at the Jacobus Ranch

WEATHER ADVISORY ISSUED

Messenger Index, serving Gem County
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BOISE HAS ISSUED A
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR...

EASTERN BAKER COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OREGON...
NORTHERN MALHEUR COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OREGON...
NORTHWESTERN ADA COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IDAHO...
NORTHERN CANYON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IDAHO...
GEM COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IDAHO...
PAYETTE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IDAHO...
WASHINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IDAHO...
ADAMS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IDAHO...
WEST CENTRAL BOISE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IDAHO...
AND WESTERN VALLEY COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IDAHO...
UNTIL 530 PM MDT/430 PM PDT/.

SET UP AND DECORATING....

......Set up and decorating for the Sock Hop/Western Dance will be 10:00AM at the Ola Hall.  We'll have a brief meeting first then decorate and set up.  Team members,  please try to attend, there are a few people that are out of town so we'll need all the help we can get.  Thank you and see you then.

SCIENCE FAIR THIS FRIDAY NIGHT at 6:30PM

The Ola School Science Fair is this Friday night at the Ola Community Hall.  The theme of this year's fair is Earth Science and the children are excited to demonstrate their experiments.  The Fair starts at 6:30PM.  The public is invited to participate.  If you have an experiment, collection etc. that you would like to share, please bring it.  Refreshments will be served.

Monday, March 18