Wednesday, April 30

THIS WAS POSTED ON THE OLA COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER FB PAGE



From: Jeanne Anderson pan>
Date: Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 1:49 PM
Subject: Save Sweet School (Please Forward to community)
To: kathy johns
I don't know if I'm over-reacting, but this Tues. May 6th @ 6:30 PM there will be a meeting for the community, the school district should be there, to discuss the fate of the Sweet-Montour elementary school. Decisions for Ola school will be discussed as well.
According to the district we should have 45+ kids to justify the staff we currently have. Our numbers have dropped to 30. So the school board is needing to make some kind of change. The meeting is to get ideas from us on how to solve the budgeting problem before a solution is decided.
Right now the most likely path is to lose one teacher, and have a K-2 class and a 3-5 class. -My concern with this is I think it will inevitably end in our 5TH graders being shipped down to Emmett middle-school. I don't want to see that happen!
Other ideas being thrown around are:
-Keeping our 6th graders at Sweet next year (which only brings numbers up to 36)
-Implementing a 4 Day school week (which I would love, only adds 45 min to a day, and kids get an extra day home)
-Moving Ola kids down to Sweet (don't think that would go over well)
-State funded preschool to bring in $ for school (but not likely we could get it in place in 3 months)
I would love to see the support of the community in this. And especially home-schooling families. If our School gets chiseled away, we lose a lot of community events, not to mention access to the library and special events that home-schoolers take advantage of too.
Please come with your ideas to the meeting Tues May 6th @ 6:30-7:30. Or at least come to show your support and desire to keep our community School going strong.
I appreciate it,
Jeanne Anderson
Many thanks to all that participated, attended and helped with the Squaw Butte Retired Educators Group luncheon.  We had a great turnout, the food was good and the program was excellent.  Thank you!  Gloria

Tuesday, April 29

Ola Ladies, we will be needing cookies for the "Missing Cattle" meeting on Saturday. Your contribution would be greatly appreciated. The meeting starts at 1:00 so drop your cookies off by 12:30. Thank you!!

"MISSING CATTLE" MEETING THIS SATURDAY



The "Missing Cattle" meeting is this Saturday, May 3rd at 1:00PM.  This is being held at the Ola Community Hall.

MAY DAY PROGRAM THIS FRIDAY NIGHT

This year's May Day program will be this Friday night, May 2nd, at 7:00PM.
 It will be held at the Ola Community Hall.

This is such a fun program put on by the Ola Elementary school children, 
if you've never attended, you should! Yes, they still wrap the May Pole.

Emmett sawmill sold to Alabama company - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Emmett sawmill sold to Alabama company - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: An Emmett sawmill has been sold to GreenFuels Holding Company, LLC and has plans to reopen. The Birmingham, Ala., company closed escrow on the…

Thanks to all that attended the Wildland refresher course and to Josh Erickson USFS who gave us the class.

Sunday, April 27

Tomorrow (Monday) night the County Commissioners will be at the Ola Hall at 7:00PM.




Weather wise, not a great day for motorcycles but a large group braved the elements and enjoyed a nice afternoon at the Triangle Inn.

Saturday, April 26

FUN DAY AT THE RACES!!








Friday, April 25

HELP WANTED!!

Joy is working on a project and needs your help.  She needs to borrow or rent Idaho State brand books for the years 1985, 1995, 2000 and 2005.  If you can help her out it would be greatly appreciated.  Give her a call at 584-3522 if you have any of these years or know of someone that might.  Spread the word!  This is a project, when completed, the community will enjoy for years.

Thursday, April 24

SQUAW BUTTE RETIRED EDUCATORS GROUP LUNCHEON

SQUAW BUTTE RETIRED EDUCATORS GROUP LUNCHEON
Monday, April 28 at 11:30AM
Ola Community Hall

The program will be
All About Roseberry
Donnelly, Idaho
Preservation of the Scandinavian Culture of Long Valley

After the luncheon, those that would like, can drive up to Fred and Melly's to bird watch.

Ola Ladies are asked to bring salads and desserts.
Please have your items to the Hall be 11:00.
Everyone is welcomed.

Wednesday, April 23

THANK YOU!!

I just wanted to let everyone know that have sent cards of condolence and had me and my family in their prayers how much it has meant to all of us. 

With a Heart felt Thank You
Russ

For anyone who knew my dad we will be celebrating his life Monday 4-28 at the Nazarene Church in Emmett 4:00 P.M. with a meal to follow.

Again Thank You For the support.

Tuesday, April 22

Speedyquick users.....there seems to be another wave of questionable e-mails in my in box. If you are experiencing the same thing be cautious before you open anything that you can't identify.

THERE ARE SEVERAL THINGS COMING UP

Tomorrow night at 7:30PM-Triangle Resturant-Meet and greet with Barbara D. Huguenin
Saturday-Ola Ladies Club Tea party 11:00AM-Joy's house
Sunday-POW/MIA Motorcycle Rally at Triangle Resturant
Monday-Retired Teachers luncheon-11:30AM-Ola Community Hall
Monday night at 7:00PM-County Commissioners-Ola Community Hall
You can always fit in the Horse Races on Saturday in Emmett, I believe they start at 1:30PM also it's Youth Appreciation Day in Emmett on Saturday.
Did I miss anything?

Monday, April 21

TEA PARTY AT JOY'S HOUSE

This month's Ola Ladies Club meeting will be a Tea Party!
The Tea Party will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday,
April 26th at Joy's house on Nesbitt Lane.
Please bring your favorite Tea Party sandwiches and a dessert.

NO CHARGES ON HIGHWAY 16 CRASH

Click here for the article on the Highway 16 crash that killed one.

GREAT NEWS!


Annabell Perkins is home from the hospital!

Sunday, April 20


4-20-14
HE IS RISEN!
WOW, what a glorious day!
My Dad passed away yesterday afternoon. Six years ago I don’t know how I would have handled his death. Today I celebrate not only our Living Risen Savior, I celebrate because my Dad is in His presence for this most joyous day.
The apostle Paul wrote to praise God in all circumstances, and I do because Dad is not only in the presence of Jesus but in the presence of our most Holy Father kneeling and praising Him. I praise God because my brother, that just moved to Texas, was able to be here and spend some time with Dad and will be a very big comfort to Mom. Thank you Lord.
I and my family covet your payers. Thank You. 

Russ

DEEPEST SYMPATHY

Our hearts go out to Russ A. in his time of sorrow.
Russ's dad passed away Saturday morning. Many thoughts and prayers for Russ and his family.

Saturday, April 19


Friday, April 18

IDAHO STATESMAN ARTICLE ABOUT IDAHO GUEST RANCHES-4D Longhorn Guest Ranch


Check out this article that was in the Idaho Statesman
 about the 4D Longhorn Guest Ranch
and other Idaho guest ranches.

CELEBRATE GOOD FRIDAY at the OLA COMMUNITY CHURCH




Hi Ola.

There will be a showing of “The Cross” at the Ola Community Church Friday 4-18 at 6:30 P.M.  Come join us as we commemorate the sacrifice made on our behalf almost 2000 years ago.  The Cross is not a very long program but sends a powerful message about how Jesus Christ can change lives.  We welcome everyone to start the Easter weekend with us in anticipation of the celebration on Easter Sunday of Christ’s Resurrection.

Ola Church at 6:30 P.M. Friday April 18.

Russ


MEET & GREET WITH BABARA


Thursday, April 17

Ola’s female moose released to free roam - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Ola’s female moose released to free roam - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: A female moose from Ola brought to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Washington in 2013 has now joined a male moose from Pocatello and a female …

Wednesday, April 16


Tuesday, April 15

PRAYERS A SPEEDY RECOVERY




Mom(Annabell Perkins) was hospitalized yesterday with shortness of breath hopefully they will change her meds and she will be home soon. She could use your prayers. Thanks.

Saturday, April 12

OLA PTO CARNIVAL 2014















Tonight there was a great show of community support for the Ola PTO Carnival. It was good to see so many enjoy a fun evening of games, good food and live auction.  Thank you for your support!!

Friday, April 11

THINGS TO DO TOMORROW!!!

ATTEND THE OLA SCHOOL CARNIVAL




Thursday, April 10

4-H ENROLLMENT MEETING THIS SATURDAY




A 4-H enrollment meeting will be held this Saturday at 10AM in the Ola Inn. Anyone interested in joining please attend this meeting. If you have any questions please contact Nathan at 584-3287.

Wednesday, April 9

TWO PUPPIES LEFT



Tammie still has two puppies left.  Australian Shepard/Border Collie/Blue Heeler, great working dogs or family pets.  They've had their shots.  They are now 8 weeks old and need to find their forever home.  Call 477-9431

GROSS FAMILY DONATES PAINTING BY VERNON GROSS

 Dorothy Gross Williams, Yvonne Gross Young,
 John Gross, and Clyde Gross,
 family of Vernon Gross donates
 a painting to the Ola Community.
  The painting was painted by Vernon V. Gross in 1967.
Vernon V. Gross
Vernon Gross was born June 13, 1913 at Gross, Idaho.  His parents, Richard H. Gross and Ruth Elizabeth Gross (Cramer) lived in Ola and operated a ranch at Squaw Creek.  His mother was postmistress of the Gross Post Office named in her honor.  Vernon grew up and attended school at Gross and Ola.  He moved to New Plymouth, Idaho in 1949, where he farmed and worked for the Idaho Highway Department.  He moved to Emmett in 1957 where he worked for the Gem County Road Department.  He married Susan Corrigan on June 2, 1962.  He was a member and oast Noble Grand of New Plymouth Lodge No. 83 100F.  Vernon died on March 3, 1979 and is buried at the Ola Cemetery.

This wonderful painting will be displayed at the Ola Community Hall for all to enjoy!
Many thanks to the Gross family!

**the Gross Post Office was located on Third Fork Rd. (across from where Bev and Carol live).  The Gross school was on, the now, Nesbitt Lane it burned down and was then moved to Second Fork where Blessinger corrals are now located.

Thursday, April 3

Wild Bunch takes on Gun Club range scenarios - Emmett Messenger-Index: Sports

Wild Bunch takes on Gun Club range scenarios - Emmett Messenger-Index: Sports: Armed to the teeth with pistols, rifles and shotguns, about 10 target-shooting desperadoes hit the Gem County Rod and Gun Club range March 23 …
Pretty sick!!
  Razor blades on the playground equipment.  Click here!
This has not happened in Ola,
 but it seems to be happening more and more in other parts of the US.

SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL---ATTEND THE CARNIVAL



The Ola School Carnival is a little over a week away, Saturday, April 12th. Your attendance is a great way to show your support for our school.