Thursday, October 31

HALLOWEEN 2013 IN OLA
















An impressive list for Trick or Treating Thursday night.


Foruria-22500 Baldwin Lane
MacKenzie-22300 Baldwin Lane
Wallace-22150 Sweet-Ola Highway
Kharrl-Ola School Road
Biggers-Ola School Road
Wilson-Main Street
Ola Community Hall
Sutton--21300 Sweet-Ola Highway
Carlock-10500 Perkins Lane
Dan and Lorabelle-9700 Perkins Lane
and also the two places by Lorabelle's
Lucas-11800 Holbrook Lane
Poole's-19509 JackKnife Lane
Manee-17100 Sweet-Ola Highway

If you have any questions or would like to add your name please give me a call.  A hard copy of this list will be available at the parade Thursday afternoon or at the Ola Community Hall Thursday evening. 

A BEER LOVERS DREAM..

...that's if your were following the beer truck that believed his GPS.  A beer truck from St. Louis, Missouri, on his way to Lewiston, Idaho went through Emmett, his GPS instructed him to Highway 55 via Ola then onto Pine Creek Rd.  Needless to say Pine Creek isn't the road for a 50ft trailer hauling 40,000 lbs. of beer.  As he's bouncing and spinning out on Pine Creek, I guess beer was falling out the back.  A wrecker had to come up and finally get him out.  Lesson to be learned....never rely on your GPS, ask a local.

Thanks Tom B. for calling with this story!

Yesterday afternoon Sweet/Ola EMS was dispatched to respond to an unresponsive 70 year old male at the Mill Creek Summit and Third Fork gravel pit. Emmett EMS and Air ambulance also responded. Unfortunately before emergency personnel arrived the male died of an apparent heart attack.

Tuesday, October 29

Montour man dies of West Nile - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Montour man dies of West Nile - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: Wife doesn’t want him to be only a statistic



Residents of Ola had the pleasure of meeting Ron when he and Margie attended the Relay For Life picnic. Our thoughts and prayers are with Margie and their kids.

Monday, October 28


Would you like to be on the Ola TRICK or TREAT list? Would you like little ghosts and goblins at your door? Let me know by Wednesday evening.  I'd like to hand the list out at the parade.

GOOD NEWS!

KBOI2 news just said that they will be repairing the Emmett irrigation canal. That nice little light we stop at going into Emmett, well, they plan on having repairs completed by November 15th.
The Haunted Hall is looking for handouts for the little ghosts and goblins, Mickey and Minnies etc. etc. Candy, pencils stuff to Trick or Treat for. There will also be tables available for the community to decorate and hand out their own goodies. Remember to Haunted Hall is from 6-9 Thursday PM.
This article from 2011.  Thank you Ola Community Newsletter reader!
Wife of the same guy that was killed in crash found yesterday?  Probably, the pickup did have Oregon plates even though the news outlets said he was from Nampa.  Guess we'll never know the rest of the story.

Nampa man dies in Gem County crash - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Nampa man dies in Gem County crash - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: GEM COUNTY — A Nampa man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Gem County Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, October 27

THIS THURSDAY IS HALLOWEEN!!!

Thursday the Ola School will be having their Halloween Parade and party.
  The parade will start at 1:00PM.



Then from 6PM-9PM the Haunted Hall.  Lots and lots of fun!

THIS COMING SUNDAY AM.....


At approx. 2:30PM Sunday, Sweet/Ola EMS was dispatched to a vehicle that was seen down a 300 foot embankment into a ravine, about two miles north of Dodson Pass on Third Fork Road.  Upon arriving at the scene it was confirmed that the driver was deceased and had been there for awhile.  So sad!

Friday, October 25

Wednesday, October 23

PASTOR APPRECIATION POTLUCK THIS SUNDAY

This Sunday the 
Ola Community Church
 is having a Pastor Appreciation Potluck
 at the Ola Hall.  
The potluck will be after church,
 about 12:30PM.
  Everyone is welcomed!  

YOUR HELP IS REQUESTED!

Today I received this e-mail from Linda O'Kelly.  Linda lost her two horses on October 5 when they were hit by a pickup on Highway 52.  As the e-mail states the driver of the pickup is now suing for his damages.  The O'Kelly's have found a good lawyer that is familiar with "Open Range".  Please take the time to mail or e-mail the information that the attorney has requested.

"Received letter from the person who hit my horses, wants me to pay for HIS damages.
Going to our  atty on Friday.  Gathering info on anyone who knows me or seen me w/my horses.  Will state the things she could do or the time spent w/her for the cute things she performed.  Can send info next week
Atty:  Ron Shepherd,  
          830 E. Franklin
           Meridian, Id
            887-3444
e-mail  brenda@rshepherdlaw.com

It is one thing to hit livestock on the hwy's, another to try and run,  ignore flashing lights, endangering  a young family who had pulled off the hwy for their own safety.  Please help us correct this wrong...."

Linda  (Schooley) O'kelly
11655 N. Hwy 52
HSB, 83629
584-3622

Saturday, October 19

COYOTES KILL WEBB'S DOG ZOE

Our deepest sympathy to Scott and Kerbi Webb for the loss of their dog Zoe. Tragically, Zoe was killed by coyotes this morning. Zoe was part of the Webb family, they are understandably heartbroken.

RABBIT HUTCH FOR SALE



The Watson's have a four compartment rabbit hutch for sale or trade if anyone in the valley is interested.  $100.00 or trade for something of equal value.  It is loaded on their trailer and they will deliver it within the Ola area.  If you are interested give them a call at 584-3816.

Friday, October 18

New book review on the Library Page.

OLA LADIES CLUB MEETING TOMORROW 10AM

Wednesday, October 16

FALL COLORS!


The colors are beautiful this time of year.  Soon the snow will fall and that too is a beautiful sight.  As you are soaking in this beauty, keep in mind we will be asking for photos for future calendars.  Take a moment and snap a picture so you can submit it next August.
Congratulations Alan J.! He's a nice one!

Tuesday, October 15

Gem County is taking advantage of this beautiful weather and making good progress on the Sweet-Ola Highway.

SCARY NEWS!!!!


The Hall will be
 "HAUNTED"
this Halloween!!

Thank you Amanda Poole!

A LETTER TO OLA

Russ Agenbroad has asked me to post an inspirational letter from him to you.  The letter link is posted above "A Letter To Ola From Russ Agenbroad".  Please read!

Monday, October 14


Here's another story about the blizzard that has devastated ranchers in the Midwest. Thank you Jennifer for the e-mail.

A herd of at least a couple hundred sheep was being moved down the Sweet-Ola Highway this morning...and I didn't have my camera! Dang! It truly is one of the things that tops the list of "Why I like living up here". Watching sheepherders moving their sheep.



This pic is from last year.
Thanks Karin!


Sunday, October 13

HAVE A GREAT COLUMBUS DAY TOMORROW!

 Just like the past 13 days, government offices will be closed.

A BLIZZARD NAMED ATLAS


Not much has been reported about the early October blizzard that left ranchers in parts of the midwest devastated.  There are reports that anywhere from 75,000-100,000 cattle were lost.  Here are just a couple of articles.  A RECORD SETTING BLIZZARD and UNDERSTANDING WHAT HAPPENED    If you would like to read more on this just Google "Blizzard Atlas"  The news stations didn't give it much, if any, coverage.



Saturday, October 12








Beautiful old cars, good friends, great dinner, a nice fall day and a little shopping, this would describe the Ola Harvest dinner held Saturday afternoon. The Ola Ladies Club served a wonderful meal of turkey, ham and all the fixings. Raffle tickets were on sale and the drawing was held after dinner for your choice of centerpiece. That was fun! Proceeds from the raffle benefit the Ola Ladies Club.

The Ola Library held their annual book sale also this afternoon. The proceeds from the book sale benefit the library.


A big thanks to everyone for spending your afternoon in Ola.

Thursday, October 10

Janet: Heroes walk among us - Emmett Messenger-Index: Janet

Janet: Heroes walk among us - Emmett Messenger-Index: Janet: This morning, I watched the TODAY show. I saw familiar faces in Mike and Mary Young and Mark and Christa John as they were reunited with Hanna…

A cow was hit and killed this morning on the Sweet-Ola Highway. This weekend a horse was hit and killed on Highway 52. Please drive carefully!

Wednesday, October 9

OLA LIBRARY 2013 FUNDRAISER RAFFLE

Purchase your raffle tickets for a chance to win this beautiful
 Limited Edition print "Sunflowers" at the Ola Library Book Sale this weekend.
  The Book Sale will be held Friday from 4PM-8PM
 and Saturday from 8AM-8PM in the Ola Hall.
  All proceeds from the Book Sale and the raffle benefit the Ola Library.

Tuesday, October 8

FYI--This year you will have 6 fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas than last year. The number of days between Christmas and Thanksgiving this year is 26, six fewer that last year's 32. This is set to be the shortest holiday shopping season of record. Ho! Ho! Ho!

What in Gem is affected by the government shutdown? - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

What in Gem is affected by the government shutdown? - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: Many government services and operations will be impacted until the U.S. Congress passes a budget to fund them again. Nationally, the post offi…

Weekend fairs in Emmett offer something for all - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Weekend fairs in Emmett offer something for all - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: HARVEST FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN

OLA LIBRARY BOOK SALE

Friday, October 11 from 4PM-8PM
Saturday, October 12 from 8AM-8PM
Ola Community Center

Monday, October 7

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HARVEST DINNER THIS SATURDAY


Ola Harvest Dinner


Saturday, October 12th
12 Noon
Ola Community Center

Sides, salads and/or desserts are welcomed!


YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU-THAT'S RIGHT, YOU!

Last week there was a meeting regarding the EMS service for the Sweet-Ola area.  Bottom line we need more trained people to be available for the ambulance service.  Training is available for EMT's in Emmett.

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, they will be starting one in January 2013.  Some basic logistics of the course:

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.
For more information call Janice @365-3521

EMR COURSE

Also a plan is in the works to provide EMR training starting soon.  This is an approx. 60 hour course and may be offered on consecutive Saturdays in Sweet and/or Ola.  More information will be available when the plan comes together.

A THANK YOU FROM PAT SWEENEY

I would like to thank everyone for coming to my benefit.  Everyone was so kind to me.  People were generous with their donations. I will use all this money on my medical expenses.
 
It was a good feeling to see so many people found the time to come and make the evening a success.
 
Thank you everyone.
 
Pat Sweeney
 

Sunday, October 6


Our favorite time of year begins this week..
yes, it's hunting season!
Deer hunting starts Thursday, October 10 through the 24th.
Elk hunting starts October 25th through November 3rd.
Be careful out there!