March 1 - Distribute Commodities, 8:30 a.m. - City Hall
March 2 - Chamber Meeting, 7:30 a.m. - Eclair's
March 5 - City Council Meeting - CANCELLED
March 6 - Ambulance Meeting, 6:00 p.m. - Ambulance Building
March 6 - Senior Pinochle, 1:30 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
March 6 - Hospital District Meeting, 7:30 a.m. - City Hall
March 7 - Tekoa Bike Club, 8:30 a.m. - Eclair's
March 7 - Celebrate Recovery, 6:00 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
March 7 - Empire Theatre Meeting, 11:30 a.m. - Feeding Station
March 10 - Gala at the Empire Theatre, 5:00 p.m. Wine Tasting - Eclairs, 7:00 p.m. Performance
March 13 - HTC, 9:00 a.m. - Kathy Kramer's Home
March 13 - FD #1 Commissioners Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - 101 N Crosby
March 14 - Celebrate Recovery, 6:00 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
March 19 - City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - City Hall
March 20 - Senior Pinochle, 1:30 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
March 20 - Tekoa Park and Rec. Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - City Hall
March 21 - Celebrate Recovery, 6:00 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
March 26 - Ambulance Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - Ambulance Building
March 27 - School Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - District Board Room
March 28 - Celebrate Recovery, 6:00 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
March 29 - Distribute Commodities, 8:30 a.m. - City Hall
Healthy Tekoa News!
Please pay attention to your teenager’s caffeine and sugar intake. Caffeine is a strong and potentially dangerous stimulant, especially for children and teens. When people think of the drug, they generally think of coffee. But did you know that a single serving of an energy drink (Monster Energy, Red Bull, 5-hour Energy and Rockstar, to name a few) may contain many times more caffeine than a cup of coffee? Unlike coffee, energy drinks are invariably marketed to teens, putting them at risk of extreme caffeine overload, along with high sugar content, with potentially devastating cardiovascular and neurological consequences. Parents need to pay attention to the risks of the high levels of caffeine in an energy drink. Join us at the March 2 Family Night Out—featuring Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and a movie trivia challenge starting at 6 p.m. at the Empire Theatre. Prizes awarded to the team who gets the most answers correct.
Tekoa Empire Theatre:
The most beloved fairytale of all time is coming to the Tekoa Empire Theatre! Inland Empire Theatre Company will present the musical Disney’s Cinderella KIDS directed by Collin Pittmann. The production will feature Tekoa and Rosalia area youth! Performances are March 17, at 7 p.m. and March 18, at 2 p.m. Tickets are selling quickly, so get yours today! Tickets are available online at www.buytickets.at/inlandempiretheatrecompany
Tekoa Library News:Want help dealing with your stress? You are not alone. Join others for a new workshop series, “Mastering Stress,” with instructor Dan Rosey, beginning March 13 at 6 p.m. Sessions will run about one hour and cover topics like causes of stress, managing emotions, let-go breathing, communication, and mindfulness. Kids Club continues on March 14, an early release day for kids, from noon to 1 p.m. Kids will be doing an art activity about friendship.A gentle reminder: People must make an appointment with the museum curators—Harry Brandt and Jim Weatherly—if they wish to tour the museum. Although the museum access is through the library, the museum is not part of its programs. “Like” the Tekoa Library Facebook page to stay up to date; bookmark the library’s webpage, www.whitco.lib.wa.us or call Diane during Tekoa Library hours 284-3121. Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. and Thursday from noon – 6 p.m. Need help when the Tekoa Library is closed? Call the Colfax branch of the Whitman County Library toll-free at 877-733-3375.
Messages from the Mayor
As I sit at my desk at city hall, wearing my coat, sweatshirt and hat, thinking that winter was supposed to be over as we approach March. I guess that tells you something about my ability to forecast the weather!!
So, what’s new and exciting?
We plan to apply for a grant that can be used to repair sidewalks that are in dangerous conditions. Our first sidewalk project will be on Henkle and Leslie. To repair the sidewalk, it will require removing two trees at a cost of almost $2,000.00!
We are continuing to work on properties-- besides that of Mr. Andersson--within the city that have given cause for concerns. I hesitate to list them in my newsletter but will report on them at our February 26 council meeting.
If you are interested in seeing the progress at the community center, it will be open after the Gala on March 10. I believe you will be impressed with the remodeling that has been completed in the community center.
The council began discussing our next step in addressing the future of our wastewater treatment plant. The council must begin to address the need to raise sewer rates. If we begin now, hopefully there will not be a need for a huge increase anywhere in the future!
The office is now assembling a list of yards/lots that we addressed last summer. If you are aware of properties that are not maintained, call city hall so we can add them to our list. We do try to contact all the owners of these properties to develop a plan to maintain the property throughout the summer.