Monday, September 30

THURSDAY NIGHT


EMS meeting on October 3, 2013
at 7 PM at the Sweet Fire Station

Ola Harvest Dinner

Saturday, October 12th
12 Noon
Ola Community Center
Mark your calendars!
Sides, salads and/or desserts are welcomed!

COOKIES OR BARS

The Ola Ladies Club members have been asked to provide cookies or bars for the Sweeney Cancer Benefit on Saturday.

ANNUAL OLA LIBRRY BOOK SALE



The Ola Library will be having their annual book sale Friday, October 11 from 4PM-8PM and Saturday, October 12 from 8AM-8PM at the Ola Hall. If you have books that you would like to donate, contact MaryLee at the Ola Library.

Sunday, September 29

THE OLA LADIES CLUB HAD A WONDERFUL TIME


 Saturday, a few members of the Ola Ladies Club enjoyed a delicious brunch hosted by Ellen Hampton followed by a fun tour of Marie's tree house. I would love to have a tree house! What a great get away on a rainy day like today!



Now that the weather is changing some cows are deciding it's time to come home on their own. Please drive safely, they just might be in the middle of the road.

Friday, September 27

TOMORROW....

Saturday, tomorrow, the Ola Ladies Club will be having a brunch hosted by Ellen Hampton followed by a tour of a beautiful tree house.

There will be a short Ola Ladies Club meeting at 8:45AM.

Brunch will be at 11:00AM at Ellen's residence, 9521 West Irving, Boise. The tour of the tree house at 1:00PM,  is at Marie Baldner's, 2011 N. Larch Street, Boise.

Carpool will leave from the Hall at approx. 9:15AM.

CANCER BENEFIT
Saturday, October 5th
5:00PM
Ola Community Hall
Dinner, dancing and auction

Pat and Tina Sweeney made their home in Ola about eight years ago.  Pat is quite a neighborly man.  Tina always has a crocheted afghan to donate to benefits.

Pat was informed that he was a cancer victim about two years ago.  He is currently taking shots every three weeks along with many other medicines. 

Pat is a man who knows no stranger.  He is a man that will do anything to help ANYONE who needs assistance.  You don’t have to ask Pat for help.  If knows you need some kind of help, he is right there to help you.  And it doesn’t make any difference if he knows you or if you are someone passing through.  If Pat knows you are in need of some item, he will try to help you find it or if he has it, he will either lend it to you. 
If you have something that needs repairing, he will help you repair it or build the part needed to fix it.
Oh yes, Pat is a very handy man.  If he doesn’t know how to fix something, he will think about it until he comes up with a workable solution.
Pat has long been known for his horsemanship; and of course, he is a heck of a good cowboy.  In the spring, he has his horse loaded to go to any branding he can find.
Pat is from the old school.  His word is better than a notarized signature.  He certainly believes in helping others.  He is a kind man.  He is a generous man.  He is a hard worker.

Thanks Joyce B. for submitting this bio on Pat.

Tuesday, September 24

River Through Time free history event at the island - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

River Through Time free history event at the island - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: River Through Time — a free, annual event sponsored by the Gem County Historical Society — celebrates its 14th year. The event will be held S…

EMT COURSE
 
If you or someone you know or there is a firefighter within District #2, who would like to attend a formal, in-house EMT course, we be starting one in January 2013.  We will be mailing out the formal annoucement next week.  Some basic logistics of the course below:
 
Cost $450.00 per person (covers books as well).  To attend over the hill would cost $1500-1700 just for the course, not including mileage and more time away.
Class will run from January 8th through the end of march
Class will be located at the Gem Co. EMS station from 6-10 pm on assigned nights
Class time will be 40-44 hours per month.  Week one W/Th, week two M/W/Th, week three W/Th, etc.
Ride time will be begin in december so that people can start to see if its for them and to get their EMS career on the right track
The individual will pay for the course up front.  They will have until January 10 to pay.  If they stay on for one year, $200 gets returned....if they stay on for two years the remaining $250.00 gets returned. 
 


Fresh eggs $2.00 per dozen. Give Marilyn a call 584-3816.
WOOD HAULERS: Please secure your load. Serious damage can be done to another vehicle if one of your pieces falls out on the road. You may think that the pieces are heavy enough but loads can shift.

Friday, September 20

Marijuana seized in Gem County - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Marijuana seized in Gem County - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: Grow operation identified and seized

RELAY FOR LIFE FOLLOW UP MEETING


Ola Rough Striders/Relay For Life team follow up meeting will be tomorrow morning, 10AM at the Ola Inn.

BRUNCH AND A TOUR OF A BEAUTIFUL TREE HOUSE

Saturday, September 28th the Ola Ladies Club will be having a brunch hosted by Ellen Hampton followed by a tour of a beautiful tree house.

Brunch will be at 11:00AM at Ellen's residence, 9521 West Irving, Boise. The tour of the tree house at 1:00PM,  is at Marie Baldner's, 2011 N. Larch Street, Boise.

The car pool will leave the Ola Hall at approx. 9:15AM.  For those that prefer driving themselves, Gloria will have maps available at the Hall, stop by there on your way down.  Having trouble finding either place?  Ellen's #860-7124 or Marie's #378-1294.

Thursday, September 19

OLA BLOOD DRIVE TODAY



Just a few of the wonderful people who donated blood today! Thank you Darlene M. and the residents of Ola for keeping the Red Cross coming. You should be commended for your donation to a much needed cause.

Wednesday, September 18

BLOOD DRIVE!




Blood Drive
 Thursday, September 19, 2013
 Ola Community Center
10 AM-2 PM
 To schedule your appointment or for more information, 
contact Darlene Mingus (208) 584-3429.
 For questions or more information call the
 American Red Cross at 1-866-236-3276.
 Donors are reminded to be sure to drink plenty of fluids
 and to wear clothing with sleeves that can easily be rolled up above the elbow.
  Eat a high protein meal two ours before
 Bring Photo ID.

Tuesday, September 17

This is a picture of the fire that was started on Saturday afternoon by lightning. It could have been a lot worse had it not been for the fast actions of owners, neighbors and the Ola firefighters.

Monday, September 16

A BIG THANK YOU

A busy weekend for Ola firefighters and residents. Hope you get a good night's sleep tonight! Everyone needs to give himself a big pat on the back for the work that was done this weekend. Things could have been a lot worse without your hard work and watchful eyes. A huge thank you!!

BUSY NIGHT FOR GCFD#2

GCFD#2 responded to several lightning caused fires. Approximately five on Timber Flat and one on Holbrook Ln. Busy evening, but fortunately the lightning came with rain so nothing got out of control. Keep a watchful eye tomorrow as some fires may lay sleeping for awhile.

Sunday, September 15

OLA REUNION



Last Sunday was the Ola Reunion. The reunion is always a great time for those who want to eat well, visit with old friends, get acquainted with new friends and see what the community of Ola has accomplished since the last reunion. It was a beautiful Sunday and enjoyed by many!

Saturday, September 14


BOISE COUNTY -- Highway 55 has been shut down between Spring Creek Way and Horseshoe Bend Hill summit due to a large mudslide.

County dispatch tells KTVB the mountain has slid down quite a bit in that area. They are unsure how long the closure will remain in effect at this time.

Travelers will be rerouted, and can use Highway 52 through Emmett.

LIGHTENING CAUSED FIRE

Midafternoon today, GCFD#2 responded to a lightening caused fire up off of Third Fork Rd. Crews returned to quarters approx. 5:30PM. The location of the fire was east of the Davis place.

Friday, September 13

NO LADIES CLUB TOMORROW....

....there will be a short meeting before the Tree House on the 28th.  I will post more info the first part of the week, times, addresses etc.

Thursday, September 12

LOVE OUR RAINBOWS!


IN NEED OF AN OLD ROUND GALVANIZED WATER TROUGH

Do you have an old round galvanized water trough laying around? Linda is looking for one to use as landscaping. Rusty and dented would be perfect!  Call Linda at 584-3176

Tuesday, September 10

CANCER BENEFIT FOR PAT SWEENEY


CANCER BENEFIT 
for
PAT SWEENEY

Saturday, October 5th
Ola Community Center
5PM
Dinner, Auction and Dance



For more information please call 584-3334
Auction items welcomed

Friday, September 6

ROAD CLOSED


PLEASE NOTE: BANKS-LOWMAN RD IS ALSO CLOSED FROM 55 TO GV.

ID 55: Road closed.
between Garden Valley Road (13 miles north of the Horseshoe Bend area) and Smith's Ferry Drive - High Valley Road (14 miles south of the Cascade area). The road is closed. There's been a mudslide.

Comment: Closed from milepost 79 to 97, Banks to Smiths Ferry. Banks to Lowman Road also closed from Highway 55 to Garden Valley.

Last updated today at 7:57AM MDT by ITD.

Thursday, September 5

Tuesday, September 3

OLA REUNION THIS SUNDAY

The Ola Reunion is this Sunday, September 8th. Church is at 11AM with lunch served between 1PM-3PM. Ola Ladies Club will be providing the meat. Salads, side dishes and/or desserts would be welcomed.

Monday, September 2

THIS POSTED ON FACEBOOK


PLEASE, I NEED EVERYONES HELP- On the night of Thursday August 29th, 2013, we had a horse stolen. She is a Registered Quarter horse, Buckskin/ Dun mare, about 15 and a half hands. She has a 3 month old foal, that was left behind. She doesnt have any white, or marks on her. She was taken from the Brownlee Rd. area in Sweet. If anyone has any information, Please call or text me at #208-781-0030 or contact the Gem County Sherrif Department. I appreciate your help.

Sunday, September 1

DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THE GEM COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR?


CHECK OUT THE LIBRARY PAGE FOR NEW BOOK REVIEWS

FLASH FLOOD WATCH


..FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BOISE HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF IDAHO AND NORTHEAST
OREGON. THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN IDAHO...BOISE
MOUNTAINS...CAMAS PRAIRIE...UPPER WEISER RIVER AND WEST
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. IN NORTHEAST OREGON...BAKER COUNTY.

* FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.