By Deb Miller

Sun Correspondent

In a recent tragic fire, Yarnell residents Rob “Buford” and Wendy Amos and Larry Johnson lost their buildings including The Rosewind, Top of The Hill Realty, The Yellow Sheet and Hard Rock Larry’s. Sons of the American Legion Post 79 will host a fundraiser for them which will be held at co-hosts Gilligan’s Pizza in Yarnell from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. There will be a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, and live music will be provided by Denise Roggio. Gilligan’s will donate 50% of food purchases directly to the fundraiser. Contact Gilligan’s at (928) 517-4992.

Yarnell Public Library offers Readers Delight Book Chat on the second Monday of each month from 12:30 to 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. Contact the library at (928) 427-3191 to learn more.

Yarnell Regional Community Center and Club Yarnell presents Denise Roggio who will speak on CBD and what you need to know from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Club Yarnell is looking for locals to come share their experiences in Yarnell, giving perspective on how it has changed over the past 50 years. This event will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27.

A recently planned caregivers’ workshop on Aug. 24 at the community center has been canceled due to staff changes at NACOG.

A country fair with a variety of games and events is planned at the community center from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21.

The community center offers free game night for adults every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon free blood pressure checks are available from Yarnell Fire Department personnel at the community center.

Bill Chaplin directs free Tai Chi classes on the first Tuesday night of each month at 6 p.m.

Club Yarnell events are free and open to everyone. Call Jerry Florman for ideas, details and to offer a program at (602) 388-1679. Visit the community center’s website at

Yarnell Presbyterian Church offers tai chi classes led by Bill Chaplin on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. Rebecca Hagman, a yoga instructor from Prescott leads yoga classes from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday afternoons. The church is located at 16455 Table Top Way in Yarnell. Call (928) 427-3421 to learn more.

Model Creek School requests donations of copy paper, forehead digital thermometer, Kleenex, paper towels, Lysol disinfecting wipes and cough drops.

The state of Arizona has a law that will benefit both taxpayers and school children. Individuals can donate $200 and married couples can donate $400 as a tax credit. The tax credit reduces tax liability by the amount donated. If $400 is donated, the tax bill is reduced by $400 or if a refund is expected it will be $400 higher. The form to use for this credit is Arizona Income Tax form 322.

Contact the school online at or call (928) 427-3347.

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