Sunday, June 30

GRAVESIDE SERVICE FOR JANET



A graveside service for 
Janet Carlock
will be held Wednesday, July 3 at 10:00AM
at the Ola Cemetery.
Lunch will follow the service at the Ola Community Hall.





The Ola Ladies Club will be providing the main course for the lunch. Ola ladies are being asked to bring a salad or dessert.

SAD DAY!




It is with great sadness that I post, Janet Carlock has passed away. She was an amazing lady! My thoughts are with Janet's family today and the long days to come.

Friday, June 28




Norma, Marilyn and I enjoyed this HOT Friday afternoon by going kayaking!  We rented our kayaks from Johns Sweet Kayak Rentals.  

Thursday, June 27

KILLDEER CHICKS





Check out kayaking at Johns Sweet Kayak Rentals by visiting their FB page HERE
With these predicted temperatures through next week, our wildfire danger is going to go up!!
  Please be careful!





Judge orders BLM to sell more timber | capitalpress.com

Judge orders BLM to sell more timber | capitalpress.com

Monday, June 24

THIS IS AN ARTICLE WORTH READING



This article is about spontaneous heating in agricultural products.  In our case, our hay.  Click HERE to read this interesting article!

Saturday, June 22


SWEET RODEO-TODAY


Friday, June 21


Sweet school faces major changes due to failed levy - Emmett Messenger-Index: Letters To Editor

Sweet school faces major changes due to failed levy - Emmett Messenger-Index: Letters To Editor

SUMMER'S HERE AND THE HEAT IS ON..TIME TO GET YOUR FEET WET!


This is such a SWEET deal from Sweet, Idaho!! Johns' Sweet Kayak Rentals by the day...NOT the hour. Only $20 for a single and $25 for tandem...group prices are even lower: group of 4 just $70...unless you take advantage of the weekend special!  You may rent kayaks at the same price for 24 hours on Saturday, however return time is extended to Monday, before 10:00am...so really your are paying for one day rental and getting two days ...SUCH A DEAL...but like Cinderalla, they must be back before 10:00am the following Monday. Great for family picnic s and reunions!!!  
Contact Mary at
(208) 880-2074

Thursday, June 20

WILDFIRE TODAY is another site that has updates and pictures of the wildfires across the nation.

Wednesday, June 19

MOCK TRAIN DERAILMENT FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TODAY IN HORSESHOE BEND

Volunteers from GCFD#2 attended today's mock train derailment.  Read more about it HERE

THE OLA COMMUNITY IS INVITED...

It's About History!
Celebrating Statehood Day ad Their Idaho Roots

The Chadwicks
Michele & Dan's Party

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
6-8 p.m.

Idaho State Historical Museum
610 Julia Davis Drive
Boise, Idaho  83702

(208)861-1112 or
(208)861-4424
Not only do we value our ranchers for helping fight our fires but who better to ask what's the best way to get to the fire. The ranchers know every cow trail, ATV trail and what roads a fire truck can or can't use to get to the fire. Thank you!  

http://www.ktvb.com/news/More-ranchers-helping-fight-wildland-fires-212092631.html

Tuesday, June 18

Thank you Peggy L.!

Monday, June 17

Sunday, June 16


Ola Community Potluck held Saturday, June 8th at the Ola Community Center. Plenty of good food, great company and a delightful band. The "Bed Pan" band entertained Ola residents young and old. If you ever have a chance to see them perform, don't miss it!

BOOK REVIEW ON THE LIBRARY PAGE

There's a new book review on the Library page....click HERE and check it out.  This book is available at the Ola Library.

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!

Thursday, June 13

Ola Ladies Club will not have a June meeting.


Need a new phone book?

The 2013-2014 Emmett Connections phone book is now available at the Ola Inn.

Wednesday, June 12


Messenger Index, serving Gem County
Canal undergoes repairs

Emmett Irrigation District Northside Canal is being sprayed with a product that should seal the concrete area that leaks above Highway 52 milepost 37.5. 
Look at the photo at the Messenger Index website,www.messenger-index.com.

Tuesday, June 11

Monday, June 10

LIGHTENING STRIKE FIRE

This evening GCFD#2 responded to it's first lightening strike fire of the season. The fire was up Holbrook Lane. Ola, Sweet and IDL trucks were dispatched. Not a large fire but one that was very hard to get to.
It's hot and dry!  I realize that we all think we know how to put out a campfire but "Smokey" wants to give us a refresher.  While you are on the Smokey Bear site browse around.

Sunday, June 9

SPRING CONCERT

Gloria's private lesson students put on a wonderful concert last night at the Ola Community Center. So many talented individuals! The Ola community is very fortunate to have such an excellent and committed teacher as Gloria. Thank you Gloria and to all of the students for a delightful evening!







Thursday, June 6


Speed limit lowered to 55 mph on stretch of Highway 16

An ITD crew changes a speed limit sign along Highway 16 Thursday morning.
STAR -- The speed limit along a portion of Highway 16 is now slower.
This morning the speed limit was lowered from 65 to 55 miles per hour on a four-mile stretch of the road.
The Idaho Transportation Department says they lowered it because there are simply too many accidents on the highway.
The speed limit reduction starts at the intersection with Idaho 44 and will reach just north of the Woodriver Cellars Winery.
ITD tells us in the last five years, there have been 55 crashes along that portion of the road.
One of those is an accident that took the life of 16-year-old Shauna Hill. The fatal crash happened last year at the intersection of Floating Feather Road and Highway 16.
ITD says they hope this change will help keep drivers safe.
"That portion of road has lots of access points, so there are a lot of cars that come and exit that road at any given time, so there are lots of speed variations along that section as it is," said ITD spokesperson Jessi Huizinga.
ITD tells us in the future there will be even more changes to this stretch of road, including clearing away roadside brush, making signs easier to read, adding lights at intersections, and increasing police patrols.

County declares local disaster - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

County declares local disaster - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: Board of Commissioners of Gem County Chairman Carlos Bilbao signed a local disaster declaration this morning in relation to an uncontrolled la…

Wednesday, June 5

On the defense to avoid wildfire dangers - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

On the defense to avoid wildfire dangers - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: The memories of Idaho’s Trinity Ridge wildfire last year echo in our minds as we enter the 2013 fire season. Wildfire is part of our lives in …

Free well water testing for Gem residents - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Free well water testing for Gem residents - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: Free well water testing is available to all Gem County residents on June 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Letha Fire Station, located at 7860 W…

Tuesday, June 4

SPRING CONCERT THIS SATURDAY

SPRING CONCERT

presented to you by
Gloria's private lesson students
Saturday, June 8th at 7:00PM
Ola Community Center

*This is a special event-not "Black Tie" but your Sunday best*

COMMUNITY POTLUCK THIS SATURDAY

This Saturday, June 8th at noon, there will be a Community Potluck at the Ola Hall. The "Bed Pan" band will be performing. Please spread the word!  Everyone is invited to enjoy good food, good company and a fun, fun band!

Monday, June 3

Wolf agreement advances to House floor | capitalpress.com

Wolf agreement advances to House floor | capitalpress.com

HWY 52 NORTH OPEN TO ONE LANE


Rock slides close Hwy. 52 from Horseshoe Bend to Emmett

Rock slides close Hwy. 52 from Horseshoe Bend to Emmett
Credit: Jamie Grey / KTVB
EMMETT -- Traffic is being detoured around an eight mile section of State Highway 52, after two rock slides blocked the roadway.
In a Monday update, the Idaho Transportation Department said the road would remain closed throughout the day while crews analyze an irrigation canal suspected of causing the slides.
According to ITD, the road is closed in both directions between Plaza Road, about four miles east of Emmett, and Shelly Avenue, about 8 miles west of Horseshoe Bend.
Traffic is being re-routed onto Shell Rock Road between Montour and Plaza roads in Gem County. The entire highway is closed to commercial traffic between Horseshoe Bend and Emmett, ITD said.
ITD says crews cleared debris that fell from a steep hillside above the highway by mid-afternoon Sunday, but left the closure in place because of a continued threat from the unstable slope.
Meanwhile, ITD reports that officials from the Emmett Irrigation Company are looking into whether a canal above the highway is possibly leaking and saturating the hillside and causing the slides.
Crews are trying to avoid having to shut off the water in the canal to avoid damage to the downstream farmers who rely on the canal for water for their crops.
ITD will reopen the road when it is safe to do so.
The department advises motorists who normally would use Idaho 52 to call 511 or check the 511 Traveler Services website for the latest information.

JERRY'S' HOUSE IS LISTED

The family of Jerry Marx has listed his property on Nesbitt Lane north of Ola, Idaho. The list price is $169,900. The house is on 5 acres. For more information please call Sherri Darnell, Evans Reality 365-8449.

JUNK IN YOUR "IN BOX"?

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I, for one, am receiving alot of garbage in my "in box" hope they find something soon!
For current information on the Highway 52 road closure dial 511 on your cell phone or log on here. You can also dial 1-888-432-7623, this is the land line for 511.

The Ola Community Newsletter will also try and keep you posted.

Sunday, June 2

Rock slide closes Idaho 52 near Emmett - www.kivitv.com

Rock slide closes Idaho 52 near Emmett - www.kivitv.com

HIGHWAY 52 IS CLOSED DUE TO LANDSLIDE


ROAD CLOSED---Highway 52 from Triangle to Emmett is closed due to a landslide. (there below the dam where it was before) Traffic is being diverted by way of Shale Rock Road. That road is very bumpy, traveling will be slow. Be patient and drive careful! Clean up could take hours or days.