Thursday, August 27


Monday, August 24

Congratulations!! Moises and the EHS Cheer Team
Click HERE for the article in the Messenger-Index

School starts tomorrow!
In your travels please please remember school bus safety.

Sunday, August 23

CLEANING OUT YOUR CLOSETS?

Sarah Waters was hoping to hold another Clothing Exchange in Ola however dates and times just didn't work out for the Ola Hall. If you have some clothing items that you would like to donate, Sarah will accept your donations and see to it that they get to the organizations in need. You can drop your items off at Sarah's house. Please contact her via FB for more information or call 584-3885.

Saturday, August 22

BUNCO BUNCO BUNCO

Remember how much fun we had at the last Bunco night? Well, the Ola Rough Striders/Relay For Life are having another fun filled night on Saturday, August 29th at 7PM at the Ola Hall. Pie, coffee and Bunco for $7.00. This, of course, benefits the American Cancer Society.

DUKE DAYS IN CROUCH

August 29th at the Youren Arena in Crouch, Idaho ** Please use Old Crouch Road off Hwy 17 after the LDS Church. **

Friday, August 21

UST IN CASE YOU MISSED IT WHEN IT AIRED.....

Paying It Forward: Restoring history, community bond in Sweet  Click HERE

COWBOY DAYS TO BENEFIT THE SYRINGA HALL RESTORATION


BLOOD DRIVE COMING UP

The American Red cross will be in Ola for blood donations between 10 AM and 2 PM on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the Ola Community Center

21750 Main Street, Ola, Idaho.

To schedule an appointment, call Darlene Mingus at 584-3429.

For questions or information call the American Red Cross at 1-866-236-3276.

A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

A Birthday Celebration
60+ years ago I arrived at the old Mercy hospital in Nampa, that occasion happened in June. Two years ago on August 25th I experienced a new birth. I was born into the Body Of Christ with a guaranteed birthright of spending eternity with Him and our Heavenly Father.
The simple act of baptism changed my destiny. Even though I answered the invitation to accept Jesus as my Savior in 2008, August 25, 2013 was when I became a new person.
I am inviting everyone to join me in celebrating my birthday on Sunday August 23 with cake and ice cream at the Ola Inn from 1:00 P.M. until whenever.
Carrie Underwood released a song this year,"There Must Be Something In the Water". I believe there is.
Russ

Monday, August 17

THANK YOU!!

We would like to thank our local fire fighters, our neighbors, and two strangers who helped us fight the "Transformer" fire near our home.  We are extremely grateful for all you did.
         Jim & Pat Fennell

You are invited to a presentation on DVD by Dr David Jeremiah.
This short message is based on chapter 7 from the book of Revelation concerning the 1444,000 witnesses for Christ that will emerge during the 7 years of tribulation.
7:00 P.M. Wednesday August 19
Ola Community Church 
Everyone is welcome.

Saturday, August 15

FIRE OFF THE SWEET-OLA HIGHWAY

At approx. 8:30 GCFD2 was "toned" out for a fire at 25800 Sweet-Ola Highway (Jim and Pat Fennell's).



Friday, August 14

SODA FIRE

The Soda fire is now being reported as the largest in the nation. This fire has already burned 218,000 acres and is only 11% contained. 402 brave men and women are working tirelessly, in extreme heat, to get this fire under control. Stay safe!  For complete information on this fire click HERE.

Wednesday, August 12

RELAY FOR LIFE FRIDAY NIGHT

Please join the Ola Rough Striders/Relay For Life team Friday night for an evening of music, activities and fun for the whole family. Opening ceremony is at 6PM-Luminary ceremony at 11PM, Emmett City Park. The Ola Rough Striders, thanks to Joyce Miller, has worked very hard to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, please come show your support.

KONNEXION MUSIC FESTIVAL GIVES BACK

Today, Brandon Lee, Jake and Katie from the Konnexion Music Festival, delivered school supplies to the Ola School. School supplies were donated by festival goers and given to Amy as their way of giving back to our community. Brandon will be back up on Monday to deliver additional supplies and to discuss with Amy other ways that Konnexion can help.

Tuesday, August 11

Gem County Commissioners will be in Ola, Monday, August 17th-7PM at the Ola Community Hall.

Today Sharon McConnel and I were interviewed about the Syringa Hall, and were presented with a pay it forward award. The story will air Wednesday night at 10 and again Thursday morning on KBOI-TV.  Please share.
Thanks, Kennie Lyn Klingback

2016 OLA CALENDAR NEEDS PICTURES

Time is getting short to get pictures for the 2016 Ola calendar and I hope everyone has been taking some great pictures. I am going to try to put the calendar to bed so I can get it to the printer on Sunday, August 16,2016. Please email me any pictures you have so we can get this project underway this week. I thank all of you in advance as I know I can count on you to send some great Ola Country pictures. If there are any High Valley pictures they would be happily accepted. We can not use prints, unfortunately, because they just don't' pixilate (spelling?) correctly. Digital is the best. My email is gsutton44@hotmail.com. If you want to submit your pictures on a thumb drive or a CD that would be fine, too.
Thank you,
Ola Ladies Club
Gloria Sutton

Saturday, August 8

BACK TO SCHOOL CLEAN-UP DAY


 Dear Students, Parents, and Community,
Please come to our Back-to-School Clean-Up Day on August 15th.   We will begin at 8:00am.
There are many jobs that go into getting the school ready for the beginning of the year.  We need your help to:
  • Do paint touch-ups to school buildings.
      (Does anyone have a paint sprayer?)
  • Put classroom furniture such as bookcases, tables, and desks back in place.
  • Clean and organize pump house shed.
  • Trim and clean garden and grounds 
(Does anyone have a small rototiller for the garden?) 
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and Drinks will be provided.  You are welcome to bring a favorite dish to share. 
Please help us make a great start to the 2015-2016 school year.
Thank You, 
Mrs. Davis and Staff
                                                                                                                     


Tuesday, August 4

The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING for most of Gem County. The area includes the lower valley to the Ada/Canyon County Lines and the all of Squaw Butte. This DOES NOT include areas above Ola.

A weather system is expected this evening that may include strong winds and lightning, making the potential for a wildfire possible. This will likely effect our fire danger rating. 

Saturday, August 1

THIS IS THE INFORMATION ON THE CRASH THAT BLOCKED 52 FOR AWHILE THIS AFTERNOON

THIS IS THE INFORMATION ON THE CRASH THAT BLOCKED 52 FOR AWHILE THIS AFTERNOON
IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE
District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
For Immediate Release: 8/1/2015 10:16 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office
On Saturday, August 1, 2015, at approximately 2:33 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury crash northbound on SH-52 at milepost 43, 13 miles north of Emmett.
Ronald Morgenthaler, 66, of Weiser, was northbound on SH-52 in a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado with two pallets of salt blocks on the flatbed. Both pallets of salt blocks were covered with shrink wrap and were tied down. Jaeson Atwood, 25, of Nampa, was southbound on SH-52 in a 1998 Dodge Ram pickup. As Morgenthaler was negotiating a curve at milepost 43, the shrink wrap on one of the pallets became loose, causing multiple salt blocks to fall off the pickup. Atwood was negotiating that curve at the same time. One of the salt blocks went through the passenger side of the windshield on the Dodge Ram. The salt block struck the front seat passenger, Donald Moala, 26, of Nampa, in the left shoulder, and continued through the truck, striking a 5-year-old child in the backseat in the head, before going out the back window.
All occupants involved were wearing their seatbelts. Both Moala and the juvenile passenger were transported to Valor Health in Emmett by ground ambulance. The juvenile was later transported to the St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise by air ambulance. The road was blocked for approximately 2.5 hours while crews worked to clear the scene.
The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.