March 2 - City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - City Hall
March 3 - Empire Theatre Meeting, 11:30 a.m. - Feeding Station
March 3 - Ambulance Meeting, 6:00 p.m. - Ambulance Building
March 3 - Senior Pinochle, 1:30 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
March 3 - Hospital District Meeting, 6:30 p.m. - City Hall
March 4 - Tekoa Bike Club, 8:30 a.m. - Eclair's
March 6 - Chamber Meeting, 7:30 a.m. - Eclair's
March 10 - FD #1 Commissioners Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - 101 N Crosby
March 10 - HTC, 9:00 a.m. - Kathy Kramer's Home
March 10 - Neighbors Watch Meeting, 10:45 a.m. - Eclair's
March 16 - City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - City Hall
March 17 - Park and Rec. Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - City Hall
March 17 - Senior Pinochle, 1:30 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
March 18 - Slippery Gulch Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - Eclair's
March 25 - School Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - District Board Room
March 26 - Tekoa Food Bank, 8:00 a.m. - City Hall
March 30 - Ambulance Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - Ambulance Building
Celebrate Recovery - Every Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
The Old City Shop will be available to rent beginning March 1.
If interested please contact City Hall at 509-284-3861.
Tekoa Library Happenings for March: Thank you to all who contributed to Food for Fines last month! We have a small pantry in the library and welcome donations all year ‘round. Elementary Students are invited to join us for a special Wii Wednesday on Wed. March 3 at 3:00 p.m. We’ll hold a Mario Cart Tournament and other Wii Challenges. Prizes and snacks provided. Short Story Club for Adults got off to a great start last month. We’ll meet in March on the 3rd, 17th, and 31st at 7:00 p.m. Listen to the reading of a selected short story and join in on discussion afterwards. It has been great fun! Charlen Purtee, from Pullman, will be returning to the library to present Backyard Beekeeping, on Thursday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. She will share her experiences as a hobbyist beekeeper and answer questions. Marimn Health (Plummer) will return as well and will be available Thursday, March 19, from 2-4 p.m. for help with Medicaid applications for kids. Finally, Teens are invited to stop by the library every Tuesday in March for Teen Trivia Tuesday. Answer the daily trivia question and receive a fun treat. Follow the Tekoa Library on Facebook, or find us at www.whitco.lib.wa.us for info on other programs and events. Have a great month!
HEALTHY Tekoa News!
Family Night Out focus is strengthening the bonds between students and community…and school… and family. Come on out for free St. Paddy’s Day Shenanigans for families, teens and friends! It is a night out with Minute-to-Win-it games, crafts and treats. And, for teens, we have Prom Prep with reps here to take measurements, tux ordering, and poster-making. Meet us at the high school multipurpose room on Tuesday, March 17, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Stroll on in after practice or work and have some fun! Look for us with FCCLA students at the Egg Hunt in Ruhl Park on April 11th! Increasing a young person’s bond to school, community, and family can help him/her get better grades, have higher test scores, and make that person less likely to have emotional distress, drink or use drugs.
The Miss Tekoa program will be Saturday, March 28, at 4:00 p.m., at the Tekoa Empire Theatre. The theme of this years’ program is “Let it Reign.” The contestants will be competing in interview, poise and composure, impromptu question and talent categories. Queen Madison Kalmes and Princess Avery McFarling will give their final farewells and crown the new court. Tickets are available from royalty participants and at the door for 5.00. All proceeds go to the royalty/float association and scholarship program. Please make plans to attend!!!!!
Slippery Gulch News: We are taking Slippery Gulch Grand Marshall applications until March 31. Applications will be available at City Hall, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and an application will be sent to you. Next meeting is March 18; everyone is encouraged to attend!
Tekoa Empire Theatre News:
Join us for the Annual Fundraiser for the Empire Theatre featuring
The Willows--a Peter, Paul, & Mary Tribute band on March 21 at 7 p.m.
Admission of $20 per person includes hors d’oeuvres and refreshments at intermission.
Pre-sale tickets will be available at Eclairs, Tekoa Pharmacy, and Banner Bank, or
Support the theatre while enjoying a night of music, food, and fun!
Messages from the Mayor~ Hello Tekoa! Welcome to March! Spring is just around the corner, folks. I’m so ready for it; how about you?!? There are all sorts of things going on for us to enjoy in the month of March, like…. Daylight Savings Time on March 8! You know, that special time of year where we all get to show up to work on Monday, March 9, groggy and foggy for the next 2 weeks? Yeah, that’s happening. (YUCK) Also, who doesn’t love St. Patrick’s Day?!? What fun! (SHUT UP, LIVER!) Grab your shillelagh; it’s gonna be a fun day! (Please know that you should hear that in your best Irish accent…)
Do you love college basketball? Then you’re already spending way too much money on tournament tickets in Spokane… Ha! For me personally, I enjoy the outdoors, and it looks like my time building campfires, spending time with my family and roasting all sorts of yummy stuff is going to come sooner than later this year.
Also, FISHING! One of my friends posted a picture of a Cutthroat trout he caught ALREADY. You know who you are…. Shame on you for not taking your best-est Red-Headed friend who can’t fly fish, or wade in 50-degree water for hours and hours like you can on a fishing trip. Ha!
What you need to know:
The Council decided to wait on hiring more police presence in Tekoa from the Whitman County Sherriff’s Office. We’ll discuss it again this month during the first March council meeting. If you have input, PLEASE… talk to your council member, or come to the council meeting and express your opinions and ideas. Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. Watch your monthly newsletter for dates and times. It’s important that YOU are heard! I’ve had quite a few citizens approach me on this matter, and I’ve heard your perspectives, ideas and opinions. The decision makers are you and your council!
Tekoa Community Center should be completed shortly. If you haven’t had a chance to peek in the windows, please do. The floor is AWESOME. The kitchen and cabinets are installed. I’m very impressed with the progress that Duane and Kevin have made in that building. They’ve asked if we could apply for a grant for the entryway, to smooth it out. Your council will need to decide!
The council approved the Crosby/Park Street improvement project! The majority of the project will be paid for with a State Transportation Improvement Board grant. They’ve also approved replacing the water/sewer system underneath Crosby. What does this mean for you? As a former council member, something that has been near and dear to me is our roads and sidewalks. We all know, as time goes by, they need maintenance and replacement. There will be some construction in the area this summer that will disrupt traffic; however, the end result will be well worth the investment.
Don’t forget: If you plan to have a fire pit on your property this summer, you have to apply for a permit. This is a one-time permit fee, so if you already applied, you’re good to go. Go to City Hall for the permit and inspection if you need one.
We’ve endured some unusually windy weather for the last month. As a result, the yard waste burn pile is open immediately. If you have branches and yard waste that needs to go in there, please feel free to use the burn pile.
Reminder: If you see suspicious activity around your house and property, call the sherriff’s office! I’ve had my own bad experience last year with this, and they responded appropriately.
VOTE! You’ve received your ballot…. Speak your voice, folks!
We’re just a few months away from Slippery Gulch. Wow! I wonder if I could convince a couple of guys to paint some yardage markers on Crosby this May or June. (Egg Toss!?!) We shall see…