September 4 - Ambulance Meeting, 6:00 p.m. - Ambulance Building
September 4 - Senior Pinochle, 1:30 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
September 4 - Hospital District Meeting, 7:30 a.m. - City Hall
September 5 - Tekoa Bike Club, 8:30 a.m. - Eclair's
September 5 - Celebrate Recovery, 6:00 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
September 7 - Chamber Meeting, CANCELLED----RESCHEDULED
September 11 - Fire District #1 Commissioners Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - 101 N Crosby
September 11 - HTC, 9:00 a.m. - Kathy Kramer's Home
September 12 - Celebrate Rcovery, 6:00 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
September 13 - Empire Theatre Meeting, 11:30 a.m. - Feeding Station
September 14 - Chamber Meeting, 7:30 a.m. - Eclair's
September 17 - City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - City Hall
September 18 - Park and Rec Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - City Hall
September 18 - Senior Pinochle, 1:30 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
September 19 - Celebrate Recovery, 6:00 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
September 24 - Ambulance Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - Ambulance Building
September 25 - School Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - District Board Room
September 26 - Neighbors Watch Meeting, 6:00 p.m. - Feeding Station
September 26 - Celebrate Recovery, 6:00 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
September 27 - Tekoa Food Bank, 8:30 a.m. - City Hall
City of Tekoa will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018, for Labor Day. Garbage pick-up will be a day late, on Thursday, September 6.
Tekoa Library News: Thank you, Tekoa businesses and residents, for the Summer Reading support. More than 40 children signed up, and most completed over 10 hours of reading in 5 weeks! Adult and teen Summer Reading competitions have also had an all-time high in participants. A reminder: All Whitman County Libraries are closed September 1-3 for Labor Day. Pick up all your reading needs before the holiday. Also, visit the special trips and travel guides display before you go on that fall vacation. Storytime for preschool age children starts on Thursday, September 13, from 1-2 p.m. This is a FREE program that offers valuable listening and pre-reading experiences for children up to age 5. Children, and parents/caregivers will enjoy engaging stories and participate in imaginative activities that include songs, finger plays, action activities, crafts, puppets, and more. Want up-to-date information about library happenings and fun pictures? Make sure to like the Tekoa Library Facebook page; bookmark the library’s webpage, www.whitco.lib.wa.us, or call Diane during Tekoa Library hours Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:30–6 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.
HEALTHY Tekoa Insights: Tekoa teenagers know what they can do. Teens are capable of so much – passing that test, being a good friend, hitting that three. So why let marijuana get in your way? Using marijuana can affect your brain, body, and future. Your brain doesn’t finish developing until your mid-20s, and marijuana impacts your brain’s chemicals, making it harder to learn and remember things. It also messes with your body’s coordination and movement—affecting your ability to drive, play sports, or perform on stage. Marijuana can get you in trouble at school, kicked off your sports team, or even get you a MIP (Minor in Possession) on your record. Bottom line: marijuana can slow you down, impair your judgement, and leave you cut off from friends and family—but there’s so much it can’t do. It can’t pass that driving test. It can’t get you an internship. It can’t perform on stage. It can’t turn your goals into reality. So, when it comes to “doing your thing,” marijuana can’t, but you can. Learn more about the health effects and consequences of using marijuana at YouCanWA.org.Parents, did you know that 1 in 5 Washington 10th graders reported using marijuana in the past 30 days? Marijuana can change the way a teen’s mind and body perform, affecting memory, learning, mood, motivation, coordination, and judgment. The Washington State Department of Health just launched the You Can campaign to educate youth directly about these health effects, as well as other consequences of marijuana use. But they can’t do this alone! Research shows adults are the number-one influence in teens’ lives, especially when it comes to making healthy decisions like not to use marijuana. To learn more and get tips on how to talk about marijuana with the teens in your life, visit StartTalkingNow.org.Come and celebrate recovery in our community with your own sidewalk chalk art event to support our community in recovery and HOPE on September 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Tekoa, near the Tekoa Library. HEALTHY Tekoa Coalition kicks off its planning session for the year at our first meeting on September 11, at 9 a.m., at Kathy Kramer’s home, at 309 Henkle. Join us and help empower action, teamwork, leadership and health in our youth.
News from Neighbors’ Watch: Neighbors’ Watch has adjusted its meeting schedule to accommodate working community members. Please mark your calendar to attend our monthly meeting on September 26, at 6 p.m., at the Feeding Station. We will continue to meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month, same time same place. If you wish to eat, arrive ½ hour early. Neighbors’ Watch has a set agenda, but it’s also a time for neighbors to share their concerns. You can also submit an anonymous concern to any neighbors’ watch advocate or to city hall. The concerned citizen forms are available at the city hall counter or on line at www.tekoawa.com under the forms tab. You can also request to join our Facebook page, “Neighbors Watch- Tekoa, WA.” August yard-of-the-month praise goes to Janice and Carl Fischer: Congrats!!