Tuesday, September 30

DECORATORS NEEDED

For the past several years the Ola Hall has been transformed into "Haunted Hall" for Halloween.  We are in desperate need of decorators.  We have tons of decorations, we just need for someone to setup and take over the decorating, please be that person.  The kids enjoy having a place to go.  If you are interested please give Kim a call 584-9030.

LITTLE LOST DOG FOUND!

A September 13th post was of a family losing a little dog up in the Sage Hen or Pine Creek area.  A happy ending after 16 days he was found!  Read the story HERE

Monday, September 29

THREE DOGS RAN OFF

Jim Johnson's three dogs ran off about 10AM this morning.  Jim lives at the end of Baldwin Lane, the dogs took off from there and are more than likely running the hills to the west.  If you see or even hear them please give Jim a call at 584-3728

Saturday, September 27

Some members of the Ola Ladies Club have been asked to help serve at a wedding being held on Saturday, October 4th.  Ola Ladies Club members are asked to donate a salad for this joyous event.  Please have your salad at the Ola Community Hall by noon on the 4th of October.
Your contribution is greatly appreciated!

THANK YOU FROM DAVE AND KATIE!!!

Dave and Katie asked me to extend their thanks to the wonderful firefighters that worked so hard to save, and succeeded, their home.  There were some pretty tense moments but in the end everything was great!  Thank you!!

Friday, September 26




Wildfires have a tendency to change the view.

BLOOD DRIVE AT THE OLA HALL

Even with all of the fire chaos, Ola residents and firefighters took time to give blood.

MANY THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEERS!!

Back at it at the crack of dawn, Our firefighters are working with BLM putting out "hot spots" and providing a water source. Our volunteers are the best! With little to no sleep, they are making sure that this fire won't flare up and cause any more damage to your property. Thank you!!

OLA FIRE

Visit the FB page for more pics and comments.  HERE

LIGHTENING STRIKES ON JACKKNIFE LANE



Monday, September 22

UPDATE ON HARRY FROM MICHAEL

Michael McCaulou Update: Father is home and resting! They did a battery of tests and concluded that it was a combination of gastrointestinal pressure and overworking in combination with each other! He is back to his normal self besides for being tired! Thank God!! He gave us all quite a scare!! I want to thank everyone for there support and help today!! It really means a lot!!!

PRAYER VIGIL

Friday September 26 marks the two year anniversary of Saeed Abedin's imprisonment in Iran because of his faith in Jesus Christ.  There is a global prayer vigil for Saeed and all Christians being persecuted around the world.  Join the vigil at the Ola Community Church Friday at 7:00 P.M. to participate in this plea for God's intervention on behalf of Saeed and all the other persecuted believers worldwide.

Sunday, September 21



UPDATE:  Harry M. was transported to the hospital. Prayers for Harry and Judie!


 At approx. 11:48 EMS was dispatched to the Ola Church. Two ground ambulances responded also air ambulance. Air ambulance was cancelled in route but landed anyway. Will provide more details when available.

Friday, September 19

Thursday, September 18

The American Red cross will be in Ola for blood donations between 10 A.M. and 2 P.M. Friday September 26,  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!

Sunday, September 14

HELP YOUR COMMUNITY!!

Classes for anyone wishing to train to become an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) or an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) are being planned.  Training will be conducted by instructors from the Emmett Fire Dept. EMS personnel.  The instructors will host an initial meeting to explain the programs and answer questions.  If you are interested, please contact Rick Barber at 963-1507 or e-mail red.mist.222@gmail.com.
Training will require a commitment of both time and money.  About 80 hours of class time will be required for the EMR training and 160 hours for the EMT training.  Costs are abut $600 and $1,200 respectively.  Training will be held once or twice a week (one evening and occasionally on a Saturday) at either the Ola or Sweet fire stations.  

If we can get some people trained, we can get an ambulance assigned to the Ola Fire Station and our community will be able to get much faster response times for any medical emergencies we might have.

HAM RADIO OPERATOR

Larry Fiorintino (N7AAF) and Rick Barber (W7OLA) will be conducting classes for anyone desiring to become a Ham Radio operator.  Starting date has not been determined but it will be after deer and elk hunting seasons.  The course is free but a modest fee will be required to purchase books and training materials.
Classes will be held for about 2 hours per night, once a week, probably at the Ola fire station.  To sign up, please call Rick at 963-1507 or e-mail red.mist.222@gmail.com
Don't know what the "Burning Man" is?  Check out this documentary.  The gathering that is happening outside of Ola is more or less persons that want to plan and critique 2015's gathering in Nevada.  It still could bring a large crowd.  This is what I understand at this point.

CHECK OUT WHAT'S COMING TO OLA

Mid-October the Idaho Decomp gathering for the Burning Man is going to be held on property outside of Ola.  This gathering will be on Ron Murray's place off High Valley Road.  Check out the website HERE.

Saturday, September 13

We just got back from the Sagehen area. A guy had lost his little Dachshund (wiener) dog Best guess was Pine Creek Reservoir area  If you hear anything give me call I have his number.  I will be home tomorrow. Sharon Spiker  584-3553

Monday, September 8



Our thoughts and prayers are with Connie B. and her family. Ofelia is Connie's great-grand daughter, may she rest in peace. Wishing Saul and Saul Jr. a speedy recovery.  This tragic accident changed lives forever.
As you enter Ola from the south, please notice the beautiful sign that welcome's you to our little town.  This sign was made by Brandon Poole for his 2012 senior class project.  Thank you Brandon!
The Community Food Pantry, located at the Triangle,  is in need of the men's and children/baby clothing.  Sarah Waters volunteers at the Pantry and would be happy to take any items down if you could drop them off at her house. (Alan Sutton's old house)

The pantry is open every Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm and is located behind the Triangle Restaurant in Montour, Idaho.

Sunday, September 7

2014 OLA REUNION

The Ola Reunion was held this beautiful, sunny Saturday. Lots of people made their way to Ola to visit old friends, make new friends and share some of their memories of their life in Ola. Each year someone new attends this annual event and adds a little bit more to Ola's already rich history.








Tuesday, September 2

"SCOOTER" IS LOST!!

"SCOOTER" is lost. Scooter is an older, tan and white, male Chihuahua with an overbite. He ran away from the McKinney home in Sweet last night about 9:00. If you see Scooter, please give Leanna a call at 584-3634. Let's find this little guy!

Monday, September 1

TWO GREAT THINGS HAPPEN IN OLA AS SUMMER COMES TO A CLOSE..........SCHOOL STARTS AND.......

.......the Ola Reunion.  Yes, it's that time of year, the Ola Reunion will be next Sunday, September 7th.  Church services are at 11:00 AM with lunch served between 1PM-3PM. 

The Ola 2015 calendar and new community phone lists will be available for purchase.  The 2015 calendar is fantastic, it is best ever! 

Salads, side dishes and/or desserts would be welcomed.