Friday, August 30


Have a safe, fun, fire free Labor Day weekend!

A MESSAGE FROM FRED

At this time of the year, summer hummingbirds have departed and smaller numbers of fall migrants are using Ola area feeders.  Most, if not all, are young of the year now, so don't expect to see any colorful males.  All three regular species can still be identified though: Calliope is smallest with shortest bill and mostly black tail, Rufous is redder overall (but still green-backed) with rufous tail and most agressive, and Black-chinned is the "leanest" one with longest bill and tail, all black tail that flops up and down when hovering, and also agressive (especially toward other Black-chins).  Black-chinned are by far the most common now.  The average departure date 11 miles north of Ola is September 6 - 9 (depending on species), but we've hosted a Rufous (the longest migrant) as late as October 2, so you are encouraged to leave feeders up with fresh food (only partially filled to help prevent mold) until at least the middle of September (and later if you are still hosting feeding birds!).  I usually wait 7-10 days after the last bird just to be sure, as hummers will depart when their senses tell them to, and are not delayed due to the presence of feeders.  Each bird memorizes its migration feeding locations and will return to each of them the following year, so if food (flowers and/or feeders) is not available upon their arrival, they will wait around only a little while before being forced to look elsewhere.  And finally, "nectar" is only part of a hummer's diet.. more than half is very small insects.  If you have any questions, please email Fred xylemacres@gmail.com.

Tuesday, August 27


Monday, August 26

THIS IS WHY I LIKE FACEBOOK

You can ask for information and you receive it.





Sunday, August 25

LIGHTENING CAUSED FIRE

GCFD2 Ola Station still on the scene of a lightening caused fire at 3:30AM. Everything is under control. Fire north on Timber Flat.

Saturday, August 24

NEED A NEW LOOK?


Eli Carlock is back!  Have Eli cut, style and/or color your hair.  He's located at Epic Day Spa in Emmett.  Epic is on Main Street next to the Youth Ranch.  Give Eli a call at 365-6245 and schedule your appointment.

VOTE!!!VOTE!!!VOTE!! Encourage family and friends to VOTE



Give with Target type in Ola Elementary School, Ola ID.  By voting you will be earning money for the Ola Elementary School.



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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Voting ends on 9/21/13 at 11:59:59 p.m. CT or when $5 million has been awarded, whichever comes first. Max of $10,000 awarded per school. Voting is limited to legal residents of the 50 US/DC, 13 years of age and older. Limit one vote per person per week. See Terms and Conditions and eligible schools in the Give With Target app on Facebook.com/Target for details.

Friday, August 23

TONIGHT ON DATELINE NBC

Mike and Mary Young and Mark and Christa John of Sweet
 will be on Dateline NBC tonight at 8PM.

Thursday, August 22

Dear Friends,
     Paul and I want to send out a big THANK YOU for making our special day extra special!!! We have enjoyed reading the cards and remembering the celebration we shared with all of you.  So many of our out of town friends commented about the warm and friendly people in Ola.  We are truly blessed to live in such a wonderful community.  The Ladies' Club provided (as usual) an outstanding meal and did so much to help decorate the hall...it was all above and beyond our expectations. 
Thank you,
Paul and Peggy Loree

Wednesday, August 21

YOU ARE INVITED TO A BAPTISM

Russ Agenbroad will be baptized after church on Sunday.  You are invited to help Russ celebrate this joyous event.  He will be baptized in John and Tracy's pool, refreshment will be served afterwards.

ADVERTISERS!


For the Ola businesses that have committed to sponsoring the Ola Community phone list, please mail your checks to me. The phone list is ready to print we just need the names of advertisers ie. sponsors. Just $20.00 gets your name in BOLD.

Tuesday, August 20

SCHOOL STARTS THURSDAY





Thursday is a big day!!! It's the first day of school. Please drive carefully, observe school zone speed limits and stop for the school bus, DO NOT pass while loading and unloading.

A MESSAGE FROM GEM COUNTY MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICT


We have isolated positive samples in mosquitoes near the Emmett Sewer Treatment Facility, near the N. Plaza Rd bridge, and near the intersection of W.  Central Rd. and Gem Ave.  There is no doubt that there is West Nile virus activity in the Sweet/Ola and Montour area as well.  Please encourage your neighbors to protect themselves from mosquitoes by using repellant, wearing long sleeves and pants, avoiding times when mosquitoes are most active (dusk is the critical time: 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.). 

Most importantly, if you or any of your colleagues are responding to a call, on duty, or conducting some other activity that forces you to be active in an area where mosquito pressure is present, please protect yourself.  I don’t want one of our first responders, officers, fire fighters, and colleagues becoming ill with a disease like West Nile virus.  IT IS A SERIOUS DISEASE.

THE OLA REUNION COMING UP SOON!

The Ola Reunion will be held Sunday, September 8th. Church services will begin at 11:00AM with lunch served from 1:00PM-3:00PM.

ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS


The Ola Ladies Club is getting ready to publish their yearly calendar. Submit your favorite Ola valley scenery picture, it just may be chosen for the calendar. E-mail your photo to kimfromola@gmail.com 
The deadline is August 23rd.

AUGUST 27th VOTING FOR THE EMMETT SCHOOL DISTRICT LEVY


Voting on the school levy will be on Tuesday, August 27th.  HERE is the brochure for information on how the levy will be utilized if you vote YES.

Monday, August 19


 LOST CHOCOLATE LAB MIX (Sweet, Idaho)

My chocolate lab mix puppy ran off on Tuesday night 8/12 with my other two dogs in Sweet, Idaho. The other two dogs came back but the lab never did his name is Remi and he's 1.5 yrs old. He has a hunters orange collar but no tag he keeps loosing them. He's a very sweet dog and listens very well if you've seen him or have him please call me he's dry missed!

Jason
208-859-3858

    Sunday, August 18

    COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TOMORROW NIGHT 7PM

    The Ola Rough Striders had a terrific year thanks to the hard work of team members, a wonderful team captain and the incredible generosity of the people that donated to this cause. The Ola Rough Striders were Top Team in earnings at $4,622.65 and our new team member Sasha was  Emmett Relay For Life Top Participant at earnings of $1,033.36. Great job Sasha!!

    FOR YOUR INFORMATION

    For those that heard that there was a fire up at Sage Hen/Hollywood campsite, to turns out that there was campfires outside the designated area. The Forest Service is up there. No threat and nothing is out of control, just someone that isn't obeying the burn restriction.

    Saturday, August 17

    Horseback rider: Hannah Anderson was in ’survival mode’

    Horseback rider: Hannah Anderson was in ’survival mode’

    HAPPY 50TH PEGGY AND PAUL!!








    RELAY NIGHT 2013













    BEAVER CREEK FIRE

    More links with more information on the Beaver Creek Fire.
    This is a Twitter Search using the hashtag ‪#‎beavercreekfire‬. 
    on the twitter you may have to refresh for updates.
    Here's another that updates frequently Beaver Creek FIre.
    So many sources for info on this terrible fire.

    REMEMBER THE P'S


    The Five P’s of Immediate Evacuation
    People and Pets – And other livestock too
    Papers Important documents
    Prescriptions – Medications, eyeglasses and hearing aids Pictures – Irreplaceable memories
    Personal Computer – Information on hard drives and disks 

    Friday, August 16

    More from our local heroes!

    Thursday, August 15

    RELAY FOR LIFE TOMORROW NIGHT

    The Ola Rough Striders


    Look for their booth at Emmett City Park tomorrow night
     when you visit Relay For Life in Emmett.

    AMAZING PHOTOS OF THE ELK AND PONY FIRES



    U.S. Forest Service photos from the Elk and Pony fires.
    This posted on the Idaho Magazine FB page.

    WILL BE TOWED IF NOT MOVED...


    WILL BY TOWED IF NOT MOVED....
    a white Blazer type vehicle with 2T license plates by Ola Post Office. If this vehicle is not claimed and moved by Monday 8/19 the sheriff will be called to have this abandoned vehicle towed. It is obstructing the flow of traffic. School is starting and this vehicle is in the way for the school bus to maneuver safely.


    Peggy and Paul are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this Saturday at the Ola Community Hall at 1:00PM. The contribution of a salad would be greatly appreciated.

    Wednesday, August 14

    Mercury spill alerts Hazmat - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

    Mercury spill alerts Hazmat - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: Walter Knox Memorial Hospital, Emmett, reported at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, a Hazmat incident occurred involving mercury. Emmett City Fire …

    Tuesday, August 13

    REMEMBERING JERRY-This is on the Memory Board for Relay For Life


    TELL YOUR STORY..WWW.COWBIRD.COM

    Ola has some great storytellers and interesting stories to tell. I have been asked for us to share some of these wonderful stories. The stories of interest would start out "The one thing that made me stay..", The one thing that made me leave..." or "The one thing that made me return...". Please read the attached and follow the simple instructions to tell and share.

    THE ONE THING
    An Exploration of Small Town America with State of the Re:Union, Cowbird & Hollow

    What's THE ONE THING about your town... that made you stay? That made you leave? That made you... return?

    Share your story on the website Cowbird, and your town could be featured on the award-winning NPR program State of the Re:Union in 2014.

    Through these personal stories-- told in image, text and sound-- we’ll develop a patchwork portrait of rural America in all its traditions and fluctuations, the tenacity and passion of people who live there, and the complex feelings of those who’ve left for cities and towns.

    There are so many things we love and hate about where we're from.... Share THE ONE THING that made you decide to stay or go.

    Here’s how:

    1) Join Cowbird (it’s free!) : https://cowbird.com/join/

    2) Sign in and click “Tell a Story” in in the right hand corner and tell a story starting with the line, “The one thing that made me stay...” or “The one thing that made me go...” or “The one thing that made me return...” Keep your story short — 50 to 250 words.

    3) Find a photo and/or some sound (in mp3 format) to illustrate your story, and add them to your story by clicking on the photo icon/microphone icon on the right.*

    4) Before you hit publish, click on the tag icon on the right and write “The One Thing” (it should pop up as an option, which you can click). That will help us to find your story. HELPFUL HINT: You should also click on the globe icon on the right to tell us “Where” your story took place.

    5) Hit publish and share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, or through Email. Congratulations! You’re done.

    *Please no copyrighted material: only original photographs and recordings.
    Questions? Contact Erika: erika@stateofthereunion.com story.
    Relay For Life has finally arrived. Friday starting at 6PM at the Emmett City Park the Ola Rough Striders will be walking for a cure. All summer, the Ola Rough Striders have been working hard holding fundraisers to raise money for the American Cancer Society. October 29, 2012 we lost a team member to this terrible disease. Jerry Marx is always in our thoughts as we complete our third year as a team. Come by and visit our booth, we'd love to see you.

    WILDLAND FIRE UPDATES



    Wildland fire updates.
     Inciweb.org is also a great source of information.

    Saturday, August 10

    COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AUG. 19

    Friday, August 9


    Even though we no longer need our Albertsons card for savings on groceries, by having the cashier swipe it we do get a gas discount. Remember to give it to the cashier, sometimes they forget to ask.

    SOME TRESPASSING!

    Someone has been snooping in the fire truck in back of the Ola Fire Station. The cab doors and compartment doors are being opened and not closed. Whom ever is trespassing and vandalizing our community this has to stop. We have never had any problems in the past, who in our community has made this change now?

    IF YOU WANT UP TO DATE INFORMATION....

    .....please go directly to www.olacommunitynewsletter.com.  Bookmark and refer to the actual page.  Relying on your e-mail puts you a day or two behind.  There is sometimes that much of a delay from my post to you getting it in your inbox.

    REMINDERS!!!!


    REMINDER: The Triathlon is tomorrow AM. Highway 52 will be closed from 9AM-11AM from Triangle to Emmett. Also in the AM, Ola Ladies Club meeting at 10AM with a Relay For Life meeting at 12:30, both at the Ola Hall.

    Thursday, August 8

    Engineers hired to secure Highway 52 canal - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

    Engineers hired to secure Highway 52 canal - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: An independent engineering firm has been hired by the Emmett Irrigation District. The firm will develop a team to assess the best steps to tak…

     Special Statement  Statement as of 4:56 PM MDT on August 8, 2013


    The National Weather Service in Boise has issued a

    Significant weather advisory for... 
    north central Boise County in west central Idaho... 
    and southwestern Valley County in west central Idaho... 

    Until 600 PM MDT.

    At 450 PM MDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a
    strong thunderstorm near Garden Valley... moving northwest at 10 mph.

    Wind gusts up to 50 mph are expected with this storm.

    Locations impacted include... 
    Scott Mountain... 
    Garden Valley... 
    Crouch... 
    and Hardscrabble Campground.

    Lightning is one of natures number one killers. Take shelter inside a
    building or vehicle when thunderstorms approach. Lightning can occur
    15 miles or more away from the center of a storm. If you can hear
    thunder... you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

    Lat... Lon 4410 11604 4424 11601 4431 11586 4407 11566
          4403 11572 4398 11596
    time... Mot... loc 2256z 149deg 11kt 4407 11590


    Vm

    Wednesday, August 7

    Tuesday, August 6


    GREAT NEWS!! The Big White Dog in Sweet has been reunited with his owner!

    Hospital CEO steps down - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

    Hospital CEO steps down - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: Walter Knox Memorial Hospital in Emmett, Idaho, announced today that John Olson has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of the hospital. O…

    LOOKING FOR OWNER


    A BIG WHITE DOG has been found in Sweet. No, it's not Tom's. It was found by Butte Road. It is now in a kennel waiting for it's owner to claim. Friendly dog.
    If you are the owner or know who the owner is, give me a call  584-9030.

    Monday, August 5

    A NOTE FROM MRS. DAVIS




    Dear Community,
    The Ola School is having trouble with vandalism this summer.  Earlier, the storage shed was broken into and many props from our costume department were broken and scattered over the school grounds.  Today I came to school and found that some one had gone through our gardens, picked our not- yet ripe vegetables, gathered them in a crate and threw them all over the grounds and the library steps and porch. Our milkweed pods that we would be using for science have all been destroyed.  This happened between Saturday afternoon and Monday morning. The Ola School grounds have been left open to the public because there have been no problems. Please make sure children and relative's children are supervised so that we do not need to take more strenuous measures.
    With Respect,
    Mrs. Davis

    Saturday, August 3

    COULD THE END BE NEAR?




    A possible solution to the problem called cheatgrass.  Read this article!