Friday, February 28


A while back a meeting was held at the Sweet Fire station, several of the attendees expressed interest in EMR training. We now have the go ahead to form this class to those that are still interested and anyone else that is interested in this training. This class requires 60-70 hours of class time with an approx. cost of $200 for books, background check and testing. There is a definite need for more persons trained for the Sweet/Ola area to better our EMS service. If you are interested in helping your community, please comment so we can keep you updated. We could start class as early as mid-April.

Wednesday, February 26



The Sweet Flea Market is coming up the 
14th and 15th of March at the Syringa Hall. If you are interested in getting a table, let me know and I will find out who you should contact.

BLOOD DRIVE March 13th

The American Red cross will be in Ola for blood donations between 10 A.M. and 2 P.M., Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Ola Community Center, 21750 Main Street, Ola, Idaho.

Donors are reminded to be sure to drink plenty of fluids the day before and the day of the donation, to wear clothing with sleeves that can easily be rolled above the elbow, eat a high protein meal two hours before and bring photo identification.

To schedule an appointment, call Darlene Mingus at 584-3429.  For questions or information call the American Red Cross at 1-866-236-3276.

Blood donations are in constant need at the American Red Cross. It's the blood on the shelves that can save lives when a disaster strikes!

One year ago, we lost this amazing lady. I miss her and think of her often.

Sunday, February 23

SUNDAY, MARCH 9TH.......


Saturday, February 22

Friday, February 21

Wednesday, February 19

Nice sheds, Mush!!

BE A HERO



Sunday, February 16

This lovely lady is Fran Hunter. She was a school teacher at Ola in 1947. When I contacted her for permission to post her picture, this was her reply: 

" You may if you think it would make happy memories for Ola friends. It seems so long ago, 1947 was my 1st year to teach. Jessie Cherry was a wonderful mentor, & the Newells were a very special couple."

It is happy memories for several people in Ola. Thanks, Fran.

FUTURE WORKFORCE


These adorable puppies are just 3 weeks old but are looking forward to life on a ranch or active household.  The 2 females and 5 males, Border Collie/Blue Heeler/Australian Shepard mix will prove to be an asset, as they are eager to please and very intelligent by nature.  If you are interested in adding one of these, cute as can be, pups to your workforce, give Tammie a call at 477-9431.  Females $50.00--Males $40.00

Saturday, February 15

SWEETHEART DINNER 2014

Our wonderful servers!  They did such a good job!
Our chef! The meat was great!  Thanks Alan!

Dave M. and his daughter Darcy


Reeta drawing the winning ticket for Pat F.'s donated paining.
The winner was Amy D.  Congrats Amy! 








This year was another full house for the annual Sweetheart Dinner.  I believe the final number of tickets sold was 96.  This is the Ola Library's largest fundraiser and it proves to be a favorite.

Friday, February 14

THE OLA HALL IS READY FOR THE SWEETHEART DINNER AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!




TUESDAY NIGHT ACCIDENT PICTURES


These are pictures of the vehicle involved in the accident Tuesday night. Amazingly the vehicle did not roll, it did burn, however. Levi is a very lucky guy, he was able to walk away.

NEW 4-H GROUP FOR OUR AREA!!!



Nathan McClure is going to start a new 4-H group for the Ola area.
If you are interested in having your child join,
 please give Nathan a call at 584-3287 or e-mail him at nathanmcclure@mycwi.cc

Thursday, February 13

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT TO SAT AFTERNOON
The National Weather Service in Boise has Issued a
flood watch for portions of Idaho and Oregon. This includes
the following areas, in Idaho, Boise Mountains, Camas
Prairie, Lower Treasure Valley Id, Upper Treasure Valley
Upper Weiser River and West Central Mountains. In Oregon
Baker county and Lower Treasure Valley Oregon.
Through Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday, February 12

A LETTER ABOUT LOVE FROM RUSS

Russ has written another wonderful letter,  refer to pages above A Letter About Love From Russ.

RECIPES WANTED!

The Ola Ladies Club has decided to publish a community cookbook.  Cookbooks have been published in the past but have sold out.  The Ola community is famous for their potlucks and the dishes that they serve, now it's time to share some of those wonderful recipes.  If you have a recipe that you would like to share, please e-mail to kimfromola@gmail.com (please put "Recipe" in the subject line) or drop them in the mail to me at:  Kim Newman-22855 Sweet-Ola Highway-Ola, Idaho 83657.  If you have a family recipe that you would like to credit someone make that notation.   If you have any questions, please feel to call me at 584-9030.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
THE OLA SCHOOL CARNIVAL
WILL BE HELD
SATURDAY, APRIL 12th


Thanks Alan for the weather report.


West Central Mountains

Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 2:55 AM MST on February 12, 2014

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 1 PM MST this
afternoon...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow in the west
central and Boise Mountains remains in effect until 1 PM MST this
afternoon.

* Snow amounts... 2 to 4 additional inches in the valleys and 4 to
8 additional inches in the mountains.

* Snow levels... 4500 feet this morning rising to 5500 feet this
afternoon.

* Winds... light south winds tonight increasing to 5 to 15 mph with
gusts to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph in the higher elevations.

* Impacts... winter driving conditions with snow blowing across
roadways.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means that
visibilities will be limited due to a combination of falling and
blowing snow. Use caution when traveling... especially in open
areas.

Tuesday, February 11

At approx. 9;15 tonight GCFD#2 and EMS were dispatched to a car that ran off the road at mile marker 13 Sweet-Ola Highway. Vehicle fully engulfed in flames. Occupants are out of the vehicle.

Messenger Index, serving Gem County 4 minutes ago · A rock slide was reported on Highway 52 at milepost 40 at 4:58 p.m. today, Feb. 11. Watch out for crews in the area.

Yesterday on the way to Emmett I couldn't help notice a snowman on the Black Canyon reservoir. Is the ice really safe to be out that far? Here is a guide. BE CAREFUL! In spots, it may be thinner than you think!  Check this chart out.

SWEETHEART DINNER
Saturday, February 15th
Dinner served at 6:00PM
Ola Community Hall
$25.00 per person
Proceeds benefit the Ola Library
Tickets are all SOLD OUT

Sunday, February 9

E-MAIL FROM SPEEDYQUICK

I just received a weird e-mail from Speedyquick. For those of you that use Speedyquick and received the same e-mail, maybe be careful. The grammar is broken and the contact phone numbers are from Australia. Don't download or link anything as they request. I'll call the Speedyquick office in the AM.

Saturday, February 8

Thursday, February 6

Over 200 dogs and cats adopted in 2013 - Emmett Messenger-Index: News



We have cages around our little pine trees to protect them from dogs, goats etc. The first picture is a quail hiding in the cage. The second pic is Mr. Hawk jumping in for the kill.

The Ola Ladies Club will be meeting this Saturday at 10AM.

Wednesday, February 5

LOOKS LIKE WE'RE GOING TO GET SOME SNOW

Statement as of 3:05 PM MST on February 05, 2014

... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 5 PM Thursday to 5 PM
MST Friday...

The National Weather Service in Boise has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow in the Boise and west central mountains... the upper Weiser river basin... and the Camas Prairie... which is in effect from 5 PM Thursday to 5 PM MST Friday.

* Snow amounts... generally 3 to 6 inches... with up to a foot in the highest elevations.

* Winds... light winds except on ridge tops where winds will gust up to 20 mph.

* Timing... late Thursday afternoon through late Friday afternoon. Snow will continue into Saturday and Sunday... but at a slower rate of accumulation.

* Impacts... difficult travel on snow-covered roads.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will primarily cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while driving.

 

Monday, February 3

Saturday afternoon, friends and family attended a memorial service at the Ola Community Hall for Shirley Wallace.  The Hall was filled with those that loved this beautiful lady, this lady that stole Charlie's heart.  The family shared a wonderful slide show of Shirley's life. Throughout the slideshow fashion and hair styles changed but Shirley's smile and beauty never did.  She will always be remembered in our Ola community.

Saturday, February 1

AND THE WINNER IS....

American Legion Post #139 wants to thank all of the people who supported our $1000 rifle raffle.  On January 27, Bill Gale of Middleton, Idaho was drawn as the lucky winner.

SUPER BOWL PARTY at the OLA INN Sunday!

Bring your favorite snack and watch the game starting at 4PM!!
This is also a potluck, your contribution would be greatly appreciated!