November 3 - Ambulance Meeting 6:00 p.m. - Ambulance Building
November 3 - Hospital District Mtg. 7:00 p.m. - City Hall
November 9 - City Council Meeting MEETING CANCELLED
November 4 - Tekoa Bike Club 8:30 a.m. - Eclair's
November 4 - Empire Theatre Mtg. 6:00 p.m. - Feeding Station
Novmeber 5 - Chamber Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Eclair's
November 10 - PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m. - THS Library
Novmeber 10 - Fire Dist. #1 Board Mtg. 7:00 p.m. - 101 N Crosby
November 10 - HTC 9:00 a.m. - Kathy Kramer's Home
November 10 - Senior Pinochle 6:30 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
November 10 - Park and Rec. Mtg. 7:00 p.m. - City Hall
Novmeber 11 - Tekoa Fair Association 7:00 p.m. - City Hall
November 16 - City Council Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Council Chambers
November 19 - Distribute Commodities 9 a.m. - until food is gone - City Hall
November 24 - Senior Pinochle 6:30 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
November 24 - School Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. - District Board Room
November 30 - Ambulance Board Mtg. 7:00 p.m. - Ambulance Building
****The City of Tekoa will hold a budget workshop before the regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2015. All citizens are invited to attend.
****We will also hold a public hearing for the 2016 tax levy rate during the meeting.
****City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in observance of Veterans’ Day. We will also be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 26 and 27.
~~~~~~~~ Tekoa Empire Theatre presents the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s Sleeping Beauty on Friday, November 13, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 14, at 2:00 p.m. Adults $8.00, senior/military $6.00, students ages 3-18 $4.00. The cost for both shows: adults $10.00, senior/military $8.00, students $6.00. ~~~~~~~~
Healthy Tekoa Coalition: Healthy Tekoa News! Guiding Good Choices parent workshop is again offered for free at the Tekoa Library for five consecutive Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. starting November 16 through December 14. Enrollment is free, childcare can be arranged, and dinner will be provided. As we know, children evolve from parent-pleasing little ones to adolescents who yearn for independence and who like to test boundaries! Invest your time, and learn some valuable tools to help reduce at-risk behaviors, and increase family bonding. Email Diane Harp to register, or get more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks go out to Tekoa businesses and private volunteers who helped put on the annual Fall Family Carnival on October 31. Look online at www.healthytekoa.org for a complete list of sponsor’s. November’s Family Night Out is a night with the stars on November 21, at 7 p.m., at Tekoa High School. Students and their parents, along with Palouse Discovery Science Center, will experiment with telescope lenses and assemble a Galileo telescope to view the stars, moon, and planets.
NOTICE: Tekoa Fire District #1 Auction and Dinner, November 7, 2015, at the Tekoa Fire Department. Dinner is at 6:00 p.m. (pay by donation). Auction is at 7:00 p.m.
Tekoa Chamber of Commerce proudly sponsors Small Business Saturday on November 28
This is a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for our communities. Please visit our area businesses, shop for gifts, and enjoy some special events. Each participating Chamber business will have a gift basket, with about 14 different baskets around town, for patrons to enter to win and also be entered into a grand prize drawing. Watch Santa arrive at 10 a.m. at Éclair’s, and have pictures taken until noon. Stop in at the Tekoa library to create four different holiday decorations from 11 to 1 p.m. Join us for cookies and cocoa in the center of downtown at 4:30 p.m. for the Christmas tree lighting. There are several other activities that day, so watch for posters in store windows.
Keep on saving Box Tops. The school has earned $160.00. Thank you!
Messages from the Mayor—
It looks like a short newsletter this month. There were no big news items from our October meeting. Kynda presented our 2016 preliminary budget. We recommended to the council that we pay off a DOE sewer loan to which we pay $12,312 each year. The pay-off is $30,780.51. The $12,312 will now go to help meet our USDA water loan which we pay $115,000 each year. Consequently, your sewer bill will be reduced by $3.00/month, but your water bill will be increased by the same amount of $3.00.
A few more comments relative to our 2016 budget:
--Not one peddler received a permit to canvas our community and sell either products (meats/fruits) or services (Direct TV/cable TV).
--We will also save $5,000 next year, because our books will not need a federal/state audit.
-- Also, it appears we may get an additional$12,000 from sales/use tax because of Avista using our property as they replace wooden utility poles with metal poles. As usual, Kynda does an outstanding job keeping us within our budget; consequently, we show a balanced budget each year.
Enough for October. It’s hard to believe my next letter will be around Thanksgiving!!