We are looking for someone 18 or older to mow and speed-trim lawns and do other various tasks for city maintenance. We are also hiring someone to clean the community center on an as-needed basis. These positions are open until filled. Please call the City of Tekoa at 284-3861 or stop by for an application.
Healthy Tekoa News! Send your 12-18-year-old to the Slippery Gulch Drug Free teen lock-in on Friday, June 15, from 8-11 p.m. at the Tekoa Grade School Gym. The night will be filled with games like glow stick tag, minute-to-win-it competitions, Q-Tip tag, 3-legged race, dodge ball, Limbo, pass the apple, and many more. This is a FREE event. What a great way to have fun and celebrate making healthy choices. Visit our HEALTHY Tekoa information booth after the Slippery Gulch parade and win free prizes for you and the kids. Parents remember to remain diligent in monitoring your alcohol and marijuana, especially with summer celebrations just around the corner. Talk to your teens about the risks of using alcohol and marijuana. For tips on how-and-when to begin the conversation, visit: www.starttalkingnow.org.
Celebrate Recovery Tekoa is currently seeking volunteers for childcare services during meetings on Wednesday nights, and for individuals interested in volunteering as leadership in the Youth Ministry portion of Celebrate Recovery, called “The Landing.” We have all the materials required to kick off this exciting youth ministry, but we need YOUR help. We need volunteers! For more info, call 509-284-2377. Women’s Support Group will be starting on Thursdays. Call for more info at 509-284-2377.
Every Woman Can and Dad Too! Golf Scramble
Every Woman Can (EWC) invites you to our inaugural Golf Scramble at Tekoa Golf Course on Father’s Day, June 17, 2018. Our mission for this event is to raise awareness that 1 in 1,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and to encourage the men in our lives to talk with their doctors about their risk factors and preventative care services. We’d also like to give thanks for the dads in our region who are co-survivors, playing an important role for those women in their lives who are fighting and surviving breast cancer.
Every Woman Can is a local non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer. The money raised goes to help loved ones and neighbors throughout the Inland Northwest receive a life-saving mammogram who would not otherwise be able to afford it. The cost to participate is a minimum donation of $25. Participants can register at our booth at the Slippery Gulch Celebration on Saturday, June 16, or online at www.EveryWomanCan.org. The Scramble will begin at 1p.m. with a “shotgun” start. Every Woman Can would like to thank our sponsors for their support in hosting this event: Tekoa Golf Course, Tekoa Chamber of Commerce, Tekoa Pharmacy, Tekoa Hardware, Golden Grain Artistry, The Feeding Station, and Eclair’s. Special thanks to the City of Tekoa for passing Resolution 18-04 recognizing June 17, 2018, as Breast Cancer Awareness Day. We’ll see you in June! Any questions or if you would like information on how to become a sponsor, please contact Alyssa Heagy at email@example.com or 284-2256.
Messages from the Mayor~
It seems I’ve got quite a bit to share with you, so I’m dispensing with my usual weather comments!
Let me start with the trail…..I’m not sure of its new name, but it used to be the John Wayne Trail. The new park ranger, Jess Sprenger, will be enforcing the law that restricts motor vehicles from driving on the trail. Only adjacent land owners are allowed to drive on the trail for farming purposes. I volunteered to help enforce this law since I live close by and can hear vehicles and motor bikes on the trail.
The city has now begun to take the next steps with the Andersson building. The council directed me to contact a structural engineer to determine how best to remove the upper floor of the building. I’m guessing our next step would be to advertise for bids to complete the project!!
Our Slippery Gulch Celebration weekend will be on June 16. I believe people need to know that this celebration day doesn’t happen without hours of planning. Here are the members of this year’s planning committee: Melinda Wilkins, Jennifer French, Joni-Hay Smith, Mary Marsh, and Diane Harp. They need to be commended. Thank you!
I don’t believe this has been officially announced, but it will be now…. This year’s Grand Marshalls are Scott and Paula Nelson. Both are well-deserving of the honor!!
This year at the Slippery Gulch Celebration, our community center will be open for your inspection. Sandy Dehan has organized a vendors’ market place in this facility during the weekend. I believe there is still room for more vendors. If interested call Sandy at 509-284-2313.
The city needs a person who is 18 years of age or older to mow and speed-trim lots in town over the summer. Call city hall at 509-284-3861 if interested.
A candidate for a judge at Whitman County District Court will be at our June 18 council meeting. His name is Don LeBeau, and you are invited to come meet him.
Duane began spraying for mosquitoes and will continue to do so until it becomes unnecessary. You should know, Duane is a licensed operator and this license isn’t easy to achieve. The test you must pass to be licensed is very difficult. From what I hear, most fail the test on their first try, and some never pass the test.
Enough for this month. Enjoy our nice weather, and we will see you at our Slippery Gulch Celebration Day.