August 1 - Hospital District Meeting 7:30 a.m. - City Hall
August 1 - Ambulance Meeting 6:00 p.m. - Ambulance Building
August 1 - Senior Pinochle 6:30 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
August 2 - Tekoa Bike Club 8:30 a.m. - Eclair's
August 2- Celebrate Recovery Meeting 6:00 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
August 4 - Chamber Meeting MEETING CANCELLED
August 7 - City Council Meeting 7:00 p.m. - City Hall
August 8 - FD #1 Commissioners Meeting 7:00 p.m. - 101 N Crosby
August 8 - HTC 9:00 a.m. - Kathy Kramer's Home
August 9 - Tekoa Fair Association Meeting 7:00 p.m. - City Hall
August 9 - Celebrate Recovery Meeting 6:00 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
August 15 - Senior Pinochle 6:30 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
August 15 - Park and Recreation Meeting 7:00 p.m. - City Hall
August 16 - Celebrate Recovery Meeting 6:00 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
August 21 - City Council Meeting 7:00 p.m. - City Hall
August 22 - Empire Theatre Meeting 6:00 p.m. - Feeding Station Cafe
August 23 - Celebrate Recovery 6:00 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
August 24 - Distribute Commodities 8:30 a.m. - City Hall
August 28 - Ambulance Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Ambulance Building
August 30 - Celebrate Recovery Meeting 6:00 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
August 31 - School Board Meeting 8:00 p.m. - District Board Room
***Enclosed you will find a Washington voter registration form. We are enclosing these for anyone who is new or is not registered, and would like to register to vote. If you are interested in voting in the general election, this must be received at the election office by October 9, 2017. Please feel free to call the Whitman County elections office at 397-5284 if you have questions.
Saturday, August 5, Tekoa Community Yard Sale! Starting at 9 a.m. Maps at the Tekoa Market. Reminder: Sign up for the yard sale by August 3 at 4 p.m. at the Tekoa Market.
Healthy Tekoa News:Family Nights Planned for August
See the coalition at our table during National Night Out at Gymkanna Park, August 1 from 4-7 pm. Spin the Wheel of Prizes.
Family Board Game night at the Tekoa Library August 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. Over 20 games and snacks provided.
Solar Eclipse viewing party is set for August 21 at Gymkanna Park from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Viewing glasses, snacks and activities are provided.
Parenting Workshops set at the Tekoa Library. The Tekoa Library and Healthy Tekoa Coalition will host a free parenting workshop series for all adults who parent children. Classes are tailored for your child’s age group. If you have children aged 2-8 years old, you will want to register for Incredible Years parenting workshops set to begin on Wednesdays starting September 13. Class topics for Incredible Years include academic and persistence coaching, emotional literacy, social and self-regulation skills, problem solving and child-directed play. Your child care will be paid for by the Coalition. If you have kids aged 9-14, you will want to register for Guiding Good Choices parenting workshops scheduled to begin October 25, through November 29. Both workshop series are set to be at the Tekoa Library from 6 to 7:30 pm. Both classes are proven effective and offer free snacks, a completion gift certificate worth $20, and supplies are provided. Families are encouraged to participate in the 5 evening programs. Guiding Good Choices class topics will cover preventing problem behaviors, developing clear and healthy beliefs, controlling anger, and strengthening family bonds. Childcare and light snacks will be provided. Adults who complete all 5 sessions will earn a $20 gift certificate. For more information and registration, please contact Diane at Tekoa Grade School at 284-2781, firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at www.healthytekoa.org or call the Tekoa Library at 284-3121.
Library News: Thank you Tekoa, businesses and residents, for the Summer Reading support. More than 40 children signed up, and most completed over 10 hours of reading in 5 weeks! Adult and teen summer reading competitions continue until August 31. Families are invited to attend Family Board Game Night on Thursday, August 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The library has over 20 board games available for the fun festivities! Mark your calendar for the Solar Eclipse park party on Monday, August 21 from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at Gymkanna Park. Free solar eclipse viewing glasses to the first 50. Snacks, eclipse information and activities are available during the event. Reminder: all Whitman County Libraries are closed August 7-12 for annual maintenance. Pick up all your reading needs on Thursday, August 3, from noon to 6 pm. A lot of new books and videos are available just in time for closed week. Want up-to-date information about library happenings and fun pictures? Make sure to like the Tekoa Library Facebook page; bookmark the library’s webpage, www.whitco.lib.wa.us or call Diane during Tekoa Library hours: Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:30–6 p.m. and Thursday from noon – 6 p.m. Need help when the Tekoa Library is closed? Call the Colfax branch of the Whitman County Library toll-free at 877-733-3375. Diane Harp
Messages from the Mayor—
We are in the “dog days of summer”! I am not sure what that means……probably has to do with professional baseball.
The council listened to the concerns from the Department of Ecology and the Spokane Riverkeepers about our waste water treatment plant. Both organizations were impressed with the job Duane and Kevin are doing with our somewhat outdated treatment plant. This will be an ongoing topic of my newsletters which will require a public meeting sometime in the future!
The council approved a $50,000 street levy request which also will be a topic in my upcoming newsletters.
A three-person board was appointed by your mayor to identify unfit buildings. Those on this board include Sandy Dehan, Meg Sutton, and Todd Gabbard. Their first project will be the Andersson building. Any other alleged unfit building must have a complaint letter before the building can be addressed.
Be sure to sign up at the Tekoa Market if you are interested in having a yard sale on August 5!
An ordinance was approved to fine squatters and property owners allowing squatters to live in a vacant building.
I understand Jack Bowman had his motorcycle stolen. The police did recover the bike up by Ruhl Park, and it appears that the culprit may have taken a spill. So Jack has his bike returned, minus a black helmet and saddle bag, plus some damage to the side of his bike.
A suggestion to all of us in Tekoa: lock your house and garage, take keys out of all vehicles, and watch your neighborhoods!! If you are interested in being a part of the block watch committee contact Alyssa Heagy at email@example.com or join them on Tuesday’s at 11 a.m. at Éclair’s.
Enough for this month…. To our area farmers, have a safe and successful harvest!!