Sunday, October 25

STOP IN AND SAY HI

Grace Lutheran Church in Horseshoe Bend is pleased to invite all to join us for a visit with Pastor Netsie Griffith on Saturday, October 31 from 1:00 to 3:00. Drop by to say "hi" or stay and chat for a while. Cake, ice cream, punch and coffee will be served. 

Thursday, October 22

Horseshoe Bend Ladies Club
Celebrating Their 100th Anniversary
November 24, 2015
2-6 PM
Horseshoe Bend Ladies Club Hall
Boise Ave
Horseshoe Bend

Friday, October 16

IDL Extends Fire Ban...

NEWS RELEASE 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 Oct. 14, 2015

CONTACT: Emily Callihan, Communications Officer
(208) 334-0236 or ecallihan@idl.idaho.gov

Fire managers extend closed fire season, requiring permits for burning past Oct. 20 

(BOISE) – Continued dry conditions and unseasonably high fire danger statewide have prompted State of Idaho fire managers to extend the period required under law to obtain a fire safety burn permit for certain controlled burn activities. The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) announced today it would extend “closed fire season” until further notice. Closed fire season begins May 10 and usually extends through Oct. 20 every year. Idaho law (38-115) requires any person living outside city limits anywhere in Idaho who plans to burn anything – including crop residue burning and excluding recreational campfires – during closed fire season to obtain a fire safety burn permit. “Even though it’s the middle of October, conditions are expected to be warm and dry enough across Idaho to ignite a wildfire that can easily escape initial attack,” State Forester David Groeschl said. “Requiring fire safety burn permits past October 20 for certain controlled burn activities enables fire managers to set parameters for the types of burning allowed in certain areas that are still at risk for wildfire.” By October, there also are fewer firefighters, equipment, and aircraft available to respond to a controlled burn if it escapes. The fire safety burn permit system informs fire managers where burning activities are occurring, reducing the number of false runs to fires and saving firefighting resources for instances in which they are truly needed. It also enables fire managers to respond more quickly to fires that escape, potentially reducing the liability of the burner if their fire escapes. Fire safety burn permits can be obtained online at http://www.burnpermits.idaho.gov or in person at IDL offices statewide. The fire safety burn permit is free of charge and good for 10 days after it is issued. Permits issued through the self service web site are available seven days a week, issued immediately, and valid immediately. Residents also are encouraged to contact their local city or rural fire department before burning because some incorporated cities and towns may require their own burn permit. IDL will not issue fire safety burn permits within districts where local burn bans are in effect. Additionally, residents should contact the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) or the Nez Perce Tribe or Coeur d’Alene Tribe for burn restriction information for air quality. DEQ can be reached by calling (800) 633-6247 or visiting http://deq.idaho.gov/air-quality.aspx. If there are other burning restrictions in effect or additional or alternate permits required, the fire safety burn permit web site will provide instructions for Idahoans on how to contact those entities.

http://www.idl.idaho.gov/news-media/2015-releases/10-14-2015-fire-managers-extend-closed-fire-season.pdf

Monday, October 5

DONATE DISHES

It's about that time of year when we as a PTO start working on our events for the Ola School. This year we are having our carnival on Halloween Night. We are asking the community for donations of dishes for the dish toss as well as items we can auction off to raise funds for the school. Dishes can be dropped off at the school or at Katie Pooles house. If you have any questions please feel free to call either Kylie Mcclure the PTO president or Amanda and Katie Poole. 208-584-3591 ( Kylie and Katie) 208-584-3284 (Amanda)