September 1 - Chamber Meeting, 7:30 a.m. @ Eclair's
September 4 - City Council Meeting, MEETING CANCELLED
September 5 - Hospital District Meeting, 7:30 a.m. @ City Hall
September 5 - Ambulance Meeting, 6:00 p.m. @ Ambulance Building
September 5 - Senior Pinochle, 6:30 p.m. @ Tekoa Community Church
September 6 - Tekoa Bike Club, 8:30 a.m. @ Eclair's
September 6 - Celebrate Recovery, 6:00 p.m. @ Tekoa Community Church
September 12 - Tekoa Park and Rec Meeting, 7:00 p.m. @ City Hall
September 12 - Fire Dist. #1 Commissioners Meeting, 7:00 p.m. @ 101 N Crosby
September 12 - HTC, 9:00 a.m. @ Kathy Kramer's Home
September 13 - Celebrate Recovery, 6:00 p.m. @ Tekoa Community Church
September 13 - Tekoa Fair Association, 7:00 p.m. @ City Hall
September 15 - Empire Theatre Meeting, 6:00 p.m. @ Feeding Station
September 18 - City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. @ City Hall
September 19 - Senior Pinochle, 1:30 p.m. @ Tekoa Community Church
September 20 - Celebrate Recovery, 6:00 p.m. @ Tekoa Community Church
September 25 - Ambulance Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. @ Ambulance Building
September 26 - School Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. @ District Board Room
September 27 - Slippery Gulch Meeting, 6:30 p.m. @ Eclair's
September 27 - Celebrate Recovery, 6:00 p.m. @ Tekoa Community Church
September 28 - Distribute Commodities, 8:30 a.m. @ City Hall
****City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 4, for Labor Day. Garbage pick-up will be a day late on Thursday that week.
****Are you interested in becoming a volunteer librarian at the Tekoa High School Library one day a week from 7:15 – 8:00 a.m.? The job involves stacking books and interacting with our kids with finding books and other library programs. Donations are greatly appreciated for reading contests, coffee and doughnuts. Also accepting any books you feel would be age-appropriate. Please contact Ted Blaszak at 284-2354.
****Join us for the first Every Woman Can 9-Hole Golf Scramble on Saturday, September 30, at 10:00 a.m. at the Tekoa Golf Course. Register at www.everywomancan.org. All are welcome – men, woman and children. Our event is more than just a round of golf; it’s hope for the future. And now, through Every Woman Can, all donations and funds raised stay local. This means that the woman you help is a mother, sister, a grandmother, an aunt or loved one of someone who lives next door. Your dollars and your participation matter for the woman (and men) in the Inland Northwest. For sponsorship opportunities or questions, contact Alyssa Heagy at 509-284-2256.
Early Learning Storytime: Thursdays, at 1:00 p.m., starts September 21. Children, parents/caregivers will enjoy engaging stories and participate in imaginative activities that include songs, finger plays, action activities, crafts, puppets, and more.
Adult Programs: Ladies’ Craft Circle Thursdays, at 4:00 p.m., starts September 21. Talk to your friends and local experts about knitting and crafting. You don’t need to bring a project; sometimes we just sit and visit.
Attentive Parenting Workshop Series: Starts September 13, at 6 p.m., for parents and caretakers of children ages 2-10 years. There are six sessions of great material to add to your parenting skills.
Tekoa Empire Theatre Presents: Sean Owsley & The Blue Mustangs Palouse Brewery will be having beer tasting from 5:15-6:45 (also at intermission and after the performance) at Éclair’s. Two samples for $5.00.Tickets sold at the door.
~~~The Neighborhood Watch committee has a new Citizen Concern or Complaint form on our city website at www.tekoawa.com. You will find it under the form tab.
We all have dreams of our children easily making friends, reading at or above grade level, getting along with others, and being independent problem solvers. Parents and caregivers can earn the A in coaching these skills early on, and then watching your child sail smoothly through the early years of school. We have a workshop starting September13. http://www.healthytekoa.org/parentworkshops/incredibleyears.html.Contact Diane@firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch Paper Tigers Film
Free September 23, at 4 p.m., at the Empire Theatre, plus take home a pizza for the family after the show. This film is for coaches, parents, caregivers, mentors, and community leaders interested in learning about adverse childhood experiences and how that affects youth behaviors. This is not a film for children.
Join us September 12, at 9 a.m., at Kathy Kramer's home for our-start-of-the-year meeting. A light snack is provided.
It appears to be an uneventful month as far as the city news is concerned. Maybe this is due to the mayor missing the last council meeting!
The city did receive good news relating to our fire protection rating. We moved from a class 8 to a class 7, effective December 1, 2017. If your home is valued at $150,000.00 your fire insurance costs should be at least $100.00 per year less!! You can thank your fire department for our new rating. It’s my understanding that to move to a class 6 is extremely difficult for a volunteer fire department.
Our unfit dwelling committee submitted their report on the Andersson building. Once Mr. Andersson receives this report, they will meet with him within 30 days to review their recommendation.
The Tekoa Ambulance Association needs to be commended for their organization of another successful National Night Out event. This event has truly out-grown being held in the ambulance barn!!
The council now has a formula used to forgive residents who had a water line break that went undetected over the winter months. Residents will pay for the costs of the chlorine and electricity that is pumped, if the leak is fixed in a reasonable amount of time.
Work continues on the community center as volunteers remove the ceiling and are in the process of removing the paneling on the north wall. Heating bids are in the process of being requested from surrounding companies and should be completed by the end of next month.
This should do for now. I’ll try to do a better job next month!