By Deb Miller

Sun Correspondent

Yarnell Public Library offers a master gardener program beginning Wednesday, Jan. 29 which will be held from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month. Participants can ask gardening questions with two master gardeners through the extension office and the University of Arizona. January’s talk will be about getting ready for spring, soil prep and getting tools ready.

The library presents the community puzzle table and invites everyone to work on the community puzzle. Come in any time the library is open and enjoy the benefits of doing puzzles which include exercising the left and right sides of the brain at once, stress relief, memory improvement, problem-solving skill improvement, and sharpening visual skills. The library is open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The library hosts Readers Delight Book Chat on the second Monday of each month from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Readers are invited to the library to discuss whatever books they are reading and to share their reading experience with others. Coffee and cookies will be available.

A free computer class on how to share smartphone photos via text, email or post on Facebook will be held from 1 - 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the library. The class is for Microsoft PC users and will commence when there are at least three confirmed students. Sign up by noon the day before the class. Contact the library at (928)427-3191 to learn more.

Yarnell Regional Community Center’s Club Yarnell will host a community mixer at the community center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1. The center hosts game night from 4 - 6 p.m. every Monday, and free blood pressure checks are available from 11 a.m. - noon every Tuesday. Call Jerry Florman at (602)399-1679 for more information on Club Yarnell events.

Model Creek has an opening for a part-time instructional assistant four days a week (Tuesday – Friday) in the mornings. Assist with classroom instruction and specials. Planning, preparing, and developing various teaching aids is required. An additional position is open for a part-time special education instructional assistant for remainder of 2019 – 2020 school year. This person will work with special needs children. Experience in special education is a required, with training/knowledge in autism and mental health. This assistant will be working with a special education teacher assisting with classroom instruction: planning, preparing, and developing various teaching aids for an individual student. Requirements for both positions include Para Pro Certification (may obtain after hired); Federally approved fingerprint card prior to hiring; CPR/first aid certified (within the first two months of school); and complete Yarnell E.S.D. classified application. Applications may be obtained online at modelcreekschool.org.

The school requests donations of copy paper, mouse pads and corded mice for the computer lab, band aids in all sizes, backpacks, breath mints, cough drops, and backpacks. The student garden needs soaker hoses, a garden tiller, weed block, tomato cages, trellises, fertilizer, compost and bags of soil. Phone Mrs. Deanna Hurst at the school at (928)427-3347 for more information. Contact the school online at modelcreekschool.org.

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