November 29 - School Board Mtg., 7:00 p.m. - District Board Room
**ELECTION DAY NOVEMBER 8***
****The City of Tekoa will be closed on Friday, November 11, for Veterans’ Day. We will also be closed on November 24 and 25 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
****City Hall has been receiving complaints about dog owners allowing their dog to poop on the city sidewalks. This is a public nuisance that will cost you. Fines start at $25.00 for the first conviction, $50.00 for the second, and $100.00 for the third. Dog owners, please be respectful and courteous to others who use our sidewalks. Clean up after your dog!
****On November 10 there will be a Veterans’ Day Assembly from 8:30-10 at Tekoa Grade School, and from 10:30-11:45 at Tekoa High School. Veterans are invited to attend! If you have any questions, contact Tim St. John at 285-6465.
****We would like to say a huge “THANK YOU” to the guys at Avista and Frontier for taking time out of their busy work day to hang and take down our banners on Crosby Street. We greatly appreciate all your help!
Tekoa Empire Theatre presents the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s Aladdin. Come watch our local students perform on Friday, November 18,at 7 p.m., & Saturday, November 19, at 2 p.m. Ticket Prices: Adults $8, Senior/Military $6, Students $4 (age 3-18) Prices for both shows: Adults $10, Senior/Military $8, Students $6.
REMINDER:Please return T-shirt order forms to Nikki Overton or to the THS office by November 11.
Parks and Recreation District is seeking applicants for a Tekoa Parks and Recreation District Commissioner. If interested, please send a letter of interest to Tekoa Parks and Recreation District, PO Box 568, Tekoa, WA 99033, by November 10, 2016. The Board will meet on November 15 at 7:00 p.m. for interviews in the council chambers at City Hall.
HEALTHY TEKOA NEWS! Healthy Tekoa will host an “Incredible Years Attentive Parenting” workshop series for all adults who parent young children. The workshop will run in December and January (dates and times to be determined by parents’ schedules). Families with children in grades 2-8 are encouraged to participate in the program. Goals for the workshop include academic and persistence coaching, emotional literacy, social and self-regulation skills, problem solving, and child-directed play. Invest your time and learn some valuable tools to help your preschool-aged child be ready for school. Email Diane Harp to register, or get more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enrollment is free, childcare is paid for, and snacks will be provided.
Free Family Write Night is Friday, November 11, 6:30 p.m. at THS. The whole family will create lasting memories in ART and WORDS. This is an excellent opportunity to bond and have fun, and it’s all free. All ages are welcome, all supplies are provided, and a parent is required to attend.
Messages from the Mayor—
On this dreary November day I’m supposed to write an uplifting mayor’s message! This is going to be a difficult task, but just maybe there will be something “uplifting” before I run out of topics to write about!!
We received another troubling e-mail from the Spokane Riverkeepers. They are concerned about the ammonia discharge into Hangman Creek, excess of fecal coliform, and the upcoming Department of Ecology Permit. Let me assure you, our guys (Duane and Kevin) are literally on top of this concern. Department of Ecology is also providing assistance so we can respond to the Riverkeepers in a manner that will satisfy their numerous concerns.
City Hall was broken into a week ago, and our county law enforcement had the culprit in jail less than 24 hours after the break-in. This is a good reminder for all of us to take steps that would discourage this type of illegal activity. Lock your vehicles at night, keep your garage doors closed and locked, and be vigilant of what is happening in your neighborhood. Our neighborhood watch program is still in the planning stage, but it will become reality in the very near future!
The council listened to an air-quality specialist from the Department of Ecology about our burn pile. They have no problem with our burn, as long as it consists of lawn waste and tree limbs. Ironically, Diane Harp also gave a short report that included the high school’s Homecoming bonfire scheduled for Thursday, November 3! They probably shouldn’t have been at the same council meeting! The bonfire will be just across from the walking bridge.
That is all for this month. Please remember to move your travel trailer off the street, so we can plow this winter.