Healthy Tekoa News!Family Night Out focus is strengthening the bonds between students and community…and school… and family. On Sunday, January 13, the family outing is a guided paint night with our own talented Margeaux Kliewer. All supplies provided. Join Margeaux and coalition volunteers at the high school multi-purpose room from 2-4 p.m., and channel you inner Van Gogh to create a painting to take home. Increasing a young person’s bond to school, community, and family can help him/her get better grades, achieve higher test scores, and make that person less likely to have emotional distress, drink or use drugs. Other upcoming HEALTHY events: Attentive Parenting Skills nurture positive growth in children by promoting their emotional regulation, social competence, problem solving and school readiness. Workshops begin January 9, at 6 p.m. at the Tekoa Library. Babysitting provided. Contact Jennifer Olson at 284-2781.
TEKOA LIBRARY NEWS: In November the library's much-loved branch manager, Diane Harp, began her new job as a Student Assistance Specialist for Tekoa’s and Oakesdale’s high schools. Our new librarian is Shelly Ausmus, who, with her husband Mike, moved to Tekoa in July. Shelly grew up in Farmington and is thrilled to be back in the area. January will be a busy month at the library with activities for adults, kids, and teens. Tuesday each week is Cookies for Teens for Junior and High School students at 3:00 p.m. Wednesdays are Wii Wednesdays for 4-6th grades (3:00 p.m.), and each Thursday is Women's Circle at 4:30. Women's Circle is a time to work on craft projects together or to just visit. Also, on Thursdays is Story Time at 2:00 p.m. (Note new time.) Kids Club will take place at noon on Wednesday, January 16th (early release day at the school). The activity is TBD but the theme will revolve around snow! We have several new books and movies in the library, including books on fitness and cooking for those looking to get a jump start on a healthy new year. Also, we have puzzles to exchange, so come in and grab one to liven up those winter evenings. See you soon!
Greetings! I sincerely hope you had time to visit with family and friends this Holiday season!
We had some snow in November! You might have wondered where the plow was for Small Business Saturday. I apologize; however, he was very stuck in the snow himself… and couldn’t GET to the plow to help us all out until later in the morning. Anyway, we made it through, and I hope you understand the City was engaged, and we were trying to get the job done!
Please join me in thanking our citizens involved with lighting up the trestle. It truly is wonderful that we have local people who volunteer their time to brighten up our world. I look at those trestle lights every night, and I’m reminded of the time and effort taken to provide such a unique and memorable experience. Thank you, Friends of the Tekoa Trestle, for braving the cold and making our lives brighter! There are more citizens involved; please accept my sincere thanks!
What crazy weather we’re having! I’m not positive we’re going to have a white Christmas. (I’m writing this a few days before…) but I hope we do. If there’s snow on the grade school hill that we can enjoy on Christmas day, I’m IN. I’ve got a sled. I have a slew of grandchildren. (Maggie, Elsie, Troy, Benjamin, Ivy, Jack, and Colt) Let’s make this happen…. (Best sledding.. EVER.. by the way!!!) Plus, if you can hit the fence, you WIN!!!
I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome our new Council Members Alyssa Heagy and Bethany Fletcher. Both were appointed in December by our City Council. I’m confident our council will make good legislative decisions for you and for Tekoa as we progress into 2019. Congratulations Alyssa and Bethany!
If you need to reach me, my cell phone number is 509-428-9447. My home number is 284-2847. If I can’t answer, please leave me a voicemail. I will return your call.
Finally, I hope you found the time to enjoy your family and friends this holiday season. I know I did!