March 25 - Ambulance Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - Ambulance Building
March 27 - Celebrate Recovery, 6:00 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
March 27 - School Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - District Board Room
March 28 - Tekoa Food Bank, 8:30 a.m. - City Hall
March 28 - Neighbors' Watch Meeting, 11:30 a.m. - Eclair's
Tekoa Community Center Fee Schedule Workshop
Tuesday - March 5, 2019 - 7:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers. All citizens are invited to attend.
***It is with regret that we accepted a letter of resignation from Carol Sturman, so we are looking for someone to replace her. If you are interested in running for the city council, please send a letter of application to: City of Tekoa, PO Box 927, Tekoa, WA 99033, or drop it off at city hall. The position closes on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Interviews will be held at the March 18, 2019, council meeting.
Kynda Browning, Clerk/Treasurer
Healthy Tekoa News!
Come join us for our 80’s Neon Community Leader & Family Night Out event on Saturday, March 30, from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Empire Theater. Students, family, neighbors and friends join coalition volunteers for a free movie, Twister, an 80’s costume contest, and snacks!
Family Night 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.
Tekoa Community Church Summer Camp Fundraiser:
It is back on! May the snow be all gone this month. Please join our congregation for a St. Patrick’s Day Waffle Breakfast on Sunday, March 17, at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All are invited to stay for Sunday Service at 11 a.m. All donations go to the Church Camp Fund. Every summer, our congregation sends 10-15 youth from our community for fellowship, play and worship to beautiful Camp N-Sid-Sen, outside of Harrison, ID on Lake Coeur d’ Alene. Please contact Kim Schulz at 284-6145, Melina Wilkins at 284-5810, or Jennifer Olson at 284-2150 if you have any questions.
March Events at the Tekoa Library
A whirlwind of events are underway for the month of March. Kids Club will happen Wednesday, March 13th at Noon. Our program is called “A Blustery Day” and will feature stories, experiments, and crafts that highlight the wonders of wind. On Friday, March 9th, the Tekoa Library and Healthy Tekoa are excited to join the Gala at the Theater with a free program for kids from 5:30-6:30 at the library. Kids age 5 - 11 are welcome to join us for a craft, Book Dominos, and Giant Jenga. (Younger children are welcome if attended by an adult or teenager.) This event provides a great opportunity for parents who want to take advantage of the Wine Tasting happening across the street at Éclair’s. (Check out the Tekoa Empire Theater Facebook page for more info about the Gala.) This is a free event but please call the library to reserve spots for your children. For fun at the end of the month, adults, join us for an evening of “Kahoot” at the library on Thursday, March 21, 7:00 - 8:30 PM. Bring your smart phone or iPad for this very addictive twist on a trivia-like game. (It is a free event.) Check out the library Facebook page for info on regular events such as Cookies for Teens (Tuesdays), Wii Wednesdays, Story Time (Thursdays), and Ladies Crafting (Thursdays.) If you have questions, please call the library at 509-284-3121.
Messages from the Mayor
Wow! What a February! Who knew that we could have an entire winter in about... 28 days! I sincerely hope you were prepared for our sometimes awkward weather in Eastern Washington. My own home was built in the early 1900's and if you're in the same boat, did you remember to let your faucets drip?!
I want to send a special thank you to our City employees Duane and Kevin, who have spent many, many hours keeping our streets plowed during the #Snowpocalypse of 2019. It was a lot of work! Thank you, Duane and Kevin.
There are pressing issues I need to address this month: There's a building downtown that is crumbling. Please know that the City is engaged and looking for a solution that provides safety to our citizens. Also, the back wall of the Library is on our radar. The city is actively addressing it right now.
I asked the City to hire someone to clear the sidewalks to the schools for safety. As I drove to the school for my own son, Sam, I saw several students walking in the street.... Not good.... If you want to be involved and can provide a clear path on your sidewalk, please do.
The Council approved a new online bill-pay that will accept debit/credit cards for your Water/Sewer/Garbage bill going forward. Many Washington Cities/Towns currently use a similar system. It's secure and I'll use it myself and let you know how it went.
Please call me if you need me. 509-284-2847. My cell phone is 509-428-9447. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. I sincerely want you to know that I'm available and I'll do my best to help you out.