August 5 - City Council Meeting, MEETING CANCELLED
August 6 - Ambulance Meeting, 6:00 p.m. - Ambulance Building
August 6 - Senior Pinochle, 1:30 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
August 6 - Empire Theatre Meeting, 1:30 p.m. - Feeding Station
August 6 - Hospital District Meeting, 6:30 p.m. - City Hall
August 7 - Tekoa Bike Club, 8:30 a.m. - Eclair's
August 13 - FD #1 Commissioners Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - 101 N Crosby
August 13 - HTC, 9:00 a.m. - Kathy Kramer's Home
August 19 - City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - City Hall
August 20 - Park and Rec. Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - Tekoa Pool
August 20 - Senior Pinochle, 1:30 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
August 26 - Ambulance Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - Ambulance Building
August 28 - School Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - District Board Room
August 29 - Tekoa Food Bank, 8:30 a.m. - City Hall
Celebrate Recovery - Every Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
Tekoa Community Yard Sale
~~Saturday, August 3, beginning at 9 a.m. Maps available at the Tekoa Market Saturday morning.
~~The burn ban began on Friday, July 26, 2019, at midnight. Burn ban in effect until further notice.
~~REMINDER: Newsletter articles must be received by noon on the 20th of the month in order to be published. Thank you for your cooperation.
Tekoa Library Happenings for August-- Our Kids’ Summer Reading was a blast (off)! We wrapped up with Alien Nerf Wars in the park and a final craft day. Thank you, Healthy Tekoa Coalition, for your partnership with Nerf Wars, and again, thanks to all the businesses and individuals who contributed. All events were well attended. Special congratulations to Kasey McHargue for winning the Spiderman Backpack full of prizes and to Kaylee Burchfiel for winning the gift basket donated by Schweitzer Engineering in Pullman.
Adult Summer Reading wraps up in August. We will have a celebration party on Thursday, August 15, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the library. Refreshments and prize drawings will take place along with other activities.
Please note: Whitman County Libraries will close August 5 - August 9 for our annual week of maintenance. The Tekoa Library will open again on August 13 on its regular schedule.
Thanks again for all who made Summer Reading so much fun! Enjoy a wonderful August!!
HEALTHY Tekoa News!: This month we will partner up with the Neighbors Watch for our FREE family activity. National Night Out Dessert Social is Tuesday, August 6, from 6-8 p.m., at the Gymkhana Park. It is another FREE event for families. Our local first responders and community partners will be there – Tekoa Ambulance, Tekoa Firefighters, Whitman County Sheriff, and many more!
For families of school age children, HEALTHY Tekoa will be at Registration Days for school on August 12 & 13. Be sure to look for info, on our programs for the coming year. Stay tuned for September’s family event for National Recovery Month’s Messages of Hope! Family Day Out Event’s focus is strengthening the bonds between students and community…and school… and family. 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.
Tekoa Empire Theatre Events in August:August 5 through 9, Heavier than Air Children’s Theatre will hold a theatre camp for children of ages 7-18 at the Historic Empire Theatre in Tekoa, WA. The production will be Shel Silverstein’s “Where the Sidewalk Ends.” Cost is $40.00 per child, family price (2+) $80. Daily rehearsal 9 a.m.-2 p.m., dress comfy and please bring a lunch. Dress rehearsal will be held Saturday, August 10, 9-11 a.m., culminating with a performance on August 10 at 2 p.m. Call 208-643-3764, email email@example.com , or sign up at Banner Bank to register your child for a fun, musical theatre experience. Performance admission cost is $5.00. August 18 at 2 p.m. join us for a FREE showing of the 1963 classic Western McClintock starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara.
DATE CHANGE- DATE CHANGE- DATE CHANGE
North Palouse Veterinarian date in Tekoa has changed to August 6, between 1 and 4 p.m. They will provide our animals with shots and a brief exam. Vet will be located at City Hall. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card. For questions or to reserve an appointment call: Sandy at 284-2313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whitman Medical Group would like to announce that effective September 1, 2019, Dr. Anthony W. Lundberg, DO, will be leaving Whitman Medical Group. He and his family are leaving the area and will be missed a great deal. We would like to thank Dr. Lundberg for his years of service. We will continue to provide medical services to the Tekoa community as we have in the past. Patients of Dr. Lundberg who need to establish care may schedule with any provider from Whitman Medical Group.
Messages from the Mayor~
Hello, Tekoa! What a great summer we’re having! Camping season is here. Did you get to spend some time roasting marshmallows under a warm moonlit night? I shared a toasted marshmallow with one of my grandsons just last week… His first one, actually. How great is that!? Also, I’ve noticed the wheat is starting to ripen. Harvest is coming soon!
I need to correct last month’s newsletter: I referenced the VFW Honor Guard in the Slippery Gulch parade; however, it was actually the American Legion Honor Guard out of Plummer that was in the parade. I apologize for the misinformation, and I’m very pleased that one of our citizens called and let me know. Thank you to all of our veterans. I appreciate you!
News you need to know about: Let’s talk about the yard waste burn pile. If you were in town when we burned it, you would have noticed that we had several employees trying to control the blaze with fire trucks and other large machinery. We simply don’t have the man-power to devote this much time to our yard waste pile, so I’ve decided to keep it open only on certain months of the year. It will be open April 1 – May 30, and again September 1 – October 31. If you have questions or concerns about the new dates, please feel free to call or email me.
The city council has asked our citizens to approve a new street levy this November to continue the work on our city streets. Were you happy with the amount of roads we chip sealed this year? Do you have ideas for the council about where we should spend future money on roads in Tekoa? I’m really pleased with this year’s results from the last levy that was approved. If you have ideas or suggestions, I’m all ears!
We have a city code enforcement officer who will respond to your complaints about barking dogs, illegal fires burning, etc. If you have a complaint, please feel free to fill out a complaint form at city hall. Or, if you need immediate assistance you can contact Mike directly (his number and email is listed on this newsletter).
When you drive into our little slice of heaven, you’ll notice we have some very well kept, manicured landscaping around the signs that let you know you’re in Tekoa. I’d like to recognize the person responsible for making Tekoa so welcoming… thank you, Cheri Currier. On behalf of the entire council, myself, and the citizens of Tekoa, please accept my sincere thanks for the volunteer time and effort that you put towards making those as beautiful as they are. You are a treasure!
If you need to reach me, I’m available. email@example.com. 509-284-2847 (home) 509-428-9447 (cell). Or, just stop by! I look forward to meeting you!
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