September 2 - City Council Meeting, MEETING CANCELLED
September 3 - Ambulance Meeting, 6:00 p.m. - Ambulance Building
September 3 - Senior Pinochle, 1:30 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
September 3 - Hospital District Meeting, 6:30 p.m. - City Hall
September 4 - Tekoa Bike Club, 8:30 a.m. - Eclair's
September 6 - Chamber Meeting, 7:30 a.m. - Eclair's
September 10 - Empire Theatre Meeting, 1:30 p.m. - Feeding Station
September 10 - FD #1 Commissioners Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - 101 N Crosby
September 10 - HTC, 9:00 a.m. - Kathy Kramer's Home
September 16 - City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - City Hall
September 17 - Park and Rec. Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - Tekoa Pool
September 18 - Candidate Debate, 7:00 p.m. - Empire Theatre
September 25 - School Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - District Board Room
September 26 - Tekoa Food Bank, 8:30 a.m. - City Hall
September 30 - Ambulance Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - Tekoa Comm Church
Celebrate Recovery - Every Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
October 2 - Candidate Debate, 7:00 p.m. - Empire Theatre
***City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019, for Labor Day.
Garbage will be a day late, picking up on Thursday, September 5.
The Tekoa Chamber of Commerce invites you to a meet-and-greet on September 25, at 7 p.m. at Tekoa High School. This is an opportunity for all citizens, especially those new to the community, to learn about volunteer opportunities, clubs and activities. Members will be on hand to share information and answer questions. Refreshments will be provided. Mark your calendars for this casual event, and come meet your neighbors!!
Tekoa Library Happenings for September-- Summer Reading wrapped up with nearly one hundred people of all ages participating. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who read this summer and to the Tekoa businesses and individuals who generously supported our programs! We’re super excited about all of the school year programs getting underway this month: On Tuesdays, Cookies for Teens will be back at 3:00 p.m. Junior high and high school students are welcome to stop into the library for cookies while making new friends and catch up on events and resources for teens. (Donations of store-bought, packaged cookies are welcomed.) Wii Wednesday, Grades 4-6, will be held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month and will feature old school games that are more fun than you could ever imagine. Sept.11 & 25 Ladies’ Bunco, the 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Call the library for more info.
Story Time (for kid’s birth - age 5 and parents) happens every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Start date is Sept. 12. Ladies’ Circle starts up Sept. 12 as well. Bring your own craft or sewing project and connect with other women in the community. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Kids Club is an activity for pre-school through elementary age students on Early Release Days from the school. The first one this school year will be Wednesday, Sept. 18, at noon. Adults, are you looking for fresh ideas for your fall reading? Join us for a “Book Tasting”on Tuesday, Sept 17, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Get a taste of what’s new out there and what others have been reading. Bring a spouse or friend and be prepared for a night of great fun. Please make reservations so that we can prepare. Call Shelly at 284-3121 to RSVP. Whew! It’s going to be a fun and busy month … see you at the library!
Tekoa Empire Theatre Events in September: Join the Nearly Famous Comedy Duo of Michael Glatzmaier and Deece Casillas on September 13, at 7:00 p.m. for a fun night of stand-up comedy and musical entertainment based on audience suggestions. Tickets available at the box office $12; cash only. September 22, at 2 p.m., join us for a FREE showing of the 1962 classic To Kill a Mockingbird starring Gregory Peck and the film debut of Robert Duvall. Free popcorn too!
HEALTHY Tekoa News!September is National Recovery Month celebrating millions of Americans in recovery from mental health and substance use disorders. We will share Messages of Hope at our FREE family activity, Expressions of Hope! on Friday, September 20, from 2-4 p.m. downtown by the Tekoa Library. It is another FREE event for families. Family Day Out events focus is strengthening the bonds between students and community…and school… and family. By 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. Come visit us at the Community Meet & Greet on Wednesday, September 25, from 7-9 p.m. at Tekoa High School. Be sure to look for info on our programs for the coming year and how you can get involved to help youth make healthy choices and reduce early initiation to substance use.
Messages from the Mayor~
Another month has come and gone. Can you believe it! I love to watch the changing of the seasons. From white, to green, to gold….to white. (UHG…) Here in our little slice of the Pacific Northwest we enjoy all 4 seasons, and I love it! Inevitably, with the season change comes SCHOOL! I’m reminded that we need to be careful driving our streets with our students out and about. Keep your eyes peeled! Also, moms and dads… don’t celebrate too much in front of the children. You’ll hurt their feelings. (HA!)
Our garden went nuts this month. Did yours?!? We tried a new cherry tomato that is orange when it’s ripe. Super sweet. Super delicious! If you have a green thumb like Mrs. Wilson does, you’ll be picking cukes, squash, potatoes, peppers and my favorite… those cherry tomatoes. (Toe-Mae-Toe or Toe-Ma-Toe?!?) We live in a shadow and big tomatoes never ripen here… so Cherry Tomatoes It Is! I love it.
There was much discussion at the city council meeting last week regarding the yard waste pile. By the time you get this letter, it will be open again through the end of October, and you are welcome to use it. One change you’ll notice when you’re there is all of the yard waste will go into one single pile. We are exploring ideas to keep the grass ‘mulch’ going, and “I’m all ears.” If you have ideas, you are more than welcome to call, text, or email them to me. Bottom line: It takes a lot of time to manage the yard waste pile. If you would like to volunteer to help manage that (turn the mulch), please let me know! I agree that the yard waste pile is a nice benefit to our community, and I’ll continue to work on ideas to keep it open longer during our summer season.
The council will be deciding on the fee schedule for the community center during the next meeting. If you have input, you’re more than welcome to attend and comment. It’s a wonderful asset to our community, and I appreciate all the work that has gone into making this happen.
It’s that time again where we need to start thinking about the upcoming election in November. There are council positions with multiple candidates. Ask questions and get answers at the Empire Theater on September 18th @ 7 p.m., and again on October 2nd at 7 p.m. What a great opportunity to find out who your favorite candidate is!
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